Spotlight on the Amazon

A 2-week itinerary during which you will visit Colombia’s Amazon, part of the largest Eco-system on the planet. Using the river as your primary means of transport it is possible to see indigenous tribes, wildlife such as the famous pink river dolphins and pass over the three frontiers of Colombia, Brazil and Peru

Highlights: Bogota – Coffee Zone – Colombia’s Amazon – Cartagena



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:

Day 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 3:

Travel north to Zipaquira, through countryside once occupied by the native Muisca Indians. Visit the Salt Cathedral in the mine here before continuing on to the attractive colonial town of Villa de Leyva which has the largest main square in South America (2nd in the whole of Latin America to the Zocalo in Mexico City).

DAYS 4-6:

Fly from Bogota across to Colombia’s Coffee Region for an insight into how coffee is grown & harvested, plus so much more than just coffee… hike in the lush Cocora Valley, wander the colonial towns of Filandia & Salento, relax in the Santa Rosa hot springs and go bamboo rafting, zip-lining or horse-back riding.

DAY 7:

Fly to Leticia, the gateway to Colombia’s Amazon. Short road transfer to the start-point of your Amazon adventure. Hike through the jungle for 40 mins to the Tanimboca Nature Reserve where you’ll spend the night in huts built in the branches of trees.

DAY 8:

Take a fast boat to Puerto Narino where you’ll have a walking tour to see how the locals live in this town where all motorised vehicles are banned. Onwards to Lake Tarapoto where you can see Pink Amazon river dolphins and fish for piranha. Return to Leticia at the end of the day.

DAYS 9-13:

Fly to Cartagena, via Bogota to spend the remainder of your holiday in this most attractive of colonial cities. Alternatively, fly to Santa Marta and transfer to the Tayrona National Park.

DAY 14:

Morning at leisure in Cartagena before your afternoon flight back to Bogota, where you will connect to your flight back to the UK or further afield. Farewell Colombia!

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 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.