Culture, Coffee & Salsa

This 12-day sample Colombia holiday from Bogota to the Coffee Region and on to Cali, home to salsa. Finish the holiday in Cartagena, the colonial jewel of the whole Latin American region.

Highlights: Bogota – Coffee Zone – Cali – Cartagena

Options to include a stay in Tayrona National Park or on one of the Caribbean islands.


Day 1


Fly into Bogota airport and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon City Tour including the Candelaria district, the Botero Museum and the Gold Museum.

Day 2


Visit the local flower & produce market for an overwheming display of colours and inticing smells. Move on to stroll the street stalls in the Usaquen District. Travel north to visit the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira before having lunch whilst watching some world-class Paso Fino horses.

Day 3

Coffee Region

Fly to Pereria in the Coffee Region for a 3-night stay. Relax by the pool at your hacienda hotel or option to do some bamboo rafting, zip-lining or horse-riding this afternoon.

Day 4

Coffee Region

Full-day coffee tour where you'll learn all about the conditions needed to grow coffee, the harvesting process, and selection of the best beans. En route back to your hotel, relax in local hot springs at Santa Rosa de Caballe whilst enjoying dinner.

Day 5

Coffee Region

Full-day trip to Cocora Valley where you can do a short hike in this lush landscape; explore Filandia, a small Colonial town; and wander the local arisan shops in Salento. Visit a local coffee shop for a demonstration of 'latte art'.

Day 6


Fly to Cali, self-appointed 'capital of Salsa' for a 2-night stay. Enjoy a City Tour on arrival then end the afternoon with a visit to two of the most important dance schools in the city.

Day 7


Options today include more salsa, a hike in the Farallones National Park or a visit the Andoke Foundation, an educational eco-centre which promotes and conserves Colombia's biodiversity.

Day 8


Fly to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, jewel of Colombia's colonial crown. Take a City Tour in the afternoon to orientate yourself and begin to discover the colonial and maritime history of the city.

Day 9


Morning at leisure. Afternoon visit to La Popa Convent and San Felipe Fortress.

Days 10-11


Days at leisure. Options include a day-trip to the Rosario Islands, visit to Palenque, one of the only surviving towns founded by free slaves after their emancipation from servitude, visit a local fishinng village for a boat tour around the mangrove swamps, wallow in a mud volcano, or enjoy some rum & chocolate tasting.

Day 12


Morning at leisure. Afternoon flight back to Bogota to connect with your flight back to the UK.

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 programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Colombia holiday.