Colombia off the Beaten Track

This 12-day Colombia holiday travels from Bogota to the coffee zone and on to Medellin and includes a couple of days in San Agustin to reveal the secrets of Colombia’s past and present. This Colombia holiday can be extended to include Villa de Leyva and the Salt Cathedral, Tayrona National Park, Cartagena or perhaps a trip into the Amazon.

Highlights: Bogota – Coffee Zone – Medellin – San Agustin

San Agustin Colombia


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.

DAYS 2 & 3:

Days at leisure to explore Bogota at your own pace. Optional activities and excursions available include a salsa lesson, a cycling tour, a cable car trip to Monserrate mountain for fine views of the city or a gastronomic flavour of Colombia.

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:

Full day tour of the Tayrona National park. Your specialist guide will provide in-depth knowledge and information regarding the wildlife, history and indigenous peoples that call this impressive National Park home. Keep your eyes peeled for iguanas, monkeys and some spectacular birdlife.

DAY 7:

Travel by land or take a flight from the Coffee Region to Medellin, located in the delightful setting of the mountains of Antioquia.  Medellin has completely reinvented itself in the last decade to become one of the safest and most exciting cities in South America.

DAY 8:

Enjoy a morning City Tour around Medllein, where you can take in some of Botero’s key works. Afternoon at leisure – perhaps take a journey up in the cable car?

DAY 9:

Travel from Medellin to San Agustin – your base from which to visit and explore the important archaeological site with its pre-Columbian statues and sculptures.

DAYS 10 & 11:

Time to explore the several archaeological sites of San Agustin. For something a bit different, there are also opportunities to explore on horseback as well as on foot.

DAY 12:

Return to Bogota for your last night.  Please contact us to discuss extensions within Colombia or further afield such as to Ecuador and the Galapagos, or to Panama in Central America.

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 itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary 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 itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Colombia holiday.