Colombia off the Beaten Track

This 12-day itinerary 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.

Highlights: Bogota – Coffee Zone – Medellin – San Agustin

Options to extend the itinerary to include Villa de Leyva and the Salt Cathedral, Tayrona National Park, Cartagena or perhaps a trip into the Amazon.

San Agustin

Day 1


You will be met on arrival at the airport and driven to your hotel in the colonial heart of Bogota, known as La Candelaria. Your afternoon city tour will take in some of the key highlights of Candelaria such as the Plaza Bolivar, the Botero museum and the famous Gold Museum.

Days 2-3


Free days to explore Bogota in your own time. If you would like us to book a particular activity such as salsa lessons, a cycling tour, a cable car trip to Monserrate mountain for fine views of the city or a gastronomic flavour of Colombia, please let us know.

Days 4-6

Coffee Zone

The coffee region for many people is the heart and soul of Colombia, its cultural and agricultural epicentre. The itinerary includes a tour to a coffee plantation as well as a full day's birdwatching in the Rio Blanco Nature Reserve.

Days 7-8


Medellin has completely reinvented itself in the last decade to become one of the safest and most exciting cities in South America, in the delightful setting of the mountains of Antioquia. We include transfers and a City Tour here, taking in some of Botero's key works.

Days 9-11

San Agustin

San Agustin is your base from which to visit the important archaeological site with its pre-Columbian statues and sculptures which are actually set over 20 sites. 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 to other places within Colombia or to travel 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.