Colombia Highlights

Enjoy Colombia’s colonial cities, fragrant coffee, lush scenery, vibrant cultural life and impressive national parks in this 2-week itinerary taking in the highlights of Colombia.

Highlights: Bogotá– Salt Cathedral – Coffee Region – Cartagena –  Tayrona NP.

All of our Colombia holiday’s can be adjusted to suit your requirements so let us know if you would also like, for example, to include a stay in Villa de Leyva, the Amazon rainforest,  or visit Colombia’s Pacific coast.



DAY 1:

Welcome to Colombia! You will be met on arrival in Bogota and driven to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon city tour to visit the Bogotá’s historic centre and both the Gold and the Botero Museums.

DAY 2:

Early-morning trip to the Paloquemao Flower Market and Bogotá’s Usaquen district to sample some street food. Travel north to visit the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquirá, and watch a Paso Fino display.

DAY 3:

Fly to Colombia’s Coffee Region and transfer to your hacienda-style hotel. This afternoon visit a coffee plantation and in the evening relax in the Hot Springs at nearby Santa Rosa.

DAY 4:

Soak up the atmosphere in Colombia’s ‘coffee triangle’, a region which offers so much more than simply coffee. Visit the colonial towns of Filandia and Salento and hike in the lush Cocora Valley.

DAY 5:

Day at leisure. Options to go horse-riding, zip-lining, para-gliding, Botanical Gardens visit, cookery classes or yoga. Or simply relax by the hotel’s pool.

DAY 6:

Gentle river rafting excursion in the morning, with picnic lunch, before you take your flight to Cartagena, the colonial jewel in the whole of South America’s crown.

DAY 7:

Full-day tour of Cartagena, giving you a chance to orientate yourself and visit the main sites in the historic centre. In the afternoon drive up to San Felipe Fort and on to La Popa Convent.

DAY 8:

Full-day boat trip out from Cartagena to the Caribbean Rosario Islands, where you will have the chance for some beach R&R & the opportunity to do some snorkelling.

DAY 9:

Day at leisure. Relax by the pool or further self-explore this charming colonial town. Options include a visit to the former slave town of Palenque or to nearby volcanic mudpots.

DAY 10:

Transfer up the coast to the Tayrona National Park, where the rainforest meets the beach. Along the way stop off to visit the colonial town of Santa Marta.

DAYS 11 & 12:

Days at leisure in Tayrona National Park to enjoy the Park’s natural beauty & wildlife. Guided tours are available or you can simply relax on the beach.

DAY 13:

Your Colombia holiday ends with a transfer to Santa Marta airport to fly to back to Bogota to connect with your international overnight flight home.

The above sample Colombia holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


Colombia has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Colombia holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Colombia Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Colombia holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Colombia holiday.

Duration of your Colombia Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Colombia holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Colombia holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Colombia holiday.