Spotlight on the Pacific

Colombia’s Pacific is where dense tropical jungle meets a stunning coastline. The area is home to a large Afro-Colombian population which is reflected in the architecture, culture and food of the region. Access to the region is limited and infrastructure is often simple however for the more adventurous traveller, the Pacific coast is an amazing destination.

Highlights: Bogota – Coffee Region – Medellin – Pacific Coast – Bogota

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ITINERARY:

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, go bamboo rafting, zip-lining or horse-back riding.

DAY 7:

Fly to Medellin, transformed recently into one of Colombia’s most exciting cities – a fashion and nightlife hotspot and now the country’s business & political hub. Home town also of Fernando Botero, Colombia’s most famous artist.

DAY 8:

Take a City Tour of Medellin including the Plaza Botero and the sculpture park. Ride on the city’s famous Metro and cable car which will allow you a chance to understand the lay-out and the social make-up of the city. Sample the street food.

DAY 9:

Day at leisure in Medellin. Option to visit El Penol, a monolithic rock reminiscent of Rio’s Soaf Loaf Mountain, then to wander the lakeside town of Guatape. Alternatively, travel out to Santa Fe de Antioquia, the oldest settlement in the region.

DAY 10:

Fly to Bahia Solano on Colombia’s Pacific coast where dense tropical jungle meets stunning coastline. The area is home to a large Afro-Colombian population, reflected in the history, architecture, culture and food of the region.

DAY 11:

Today enjoy a whale-watching excursion to catch sight of humpback whales migrating from the cold waters of southern Chile up the Colombian Pacific coast to give birth and raise their young (July-Nov).

DAY 12:

Visit the Bahia Solano Nature Reserve where you can see the Tiger Falls, plus the chance to take part in a local Turtle protection scheme. Options also for deep sea fishing, dolphin spotting, bird-watching & jungle trekking.

DAY 13:

Fly back to Medellin. Option to sample the city’s street food, visit the Tres Cordilleras brewery, visit a flower farm, take a bike tour ardoun the neighbourhood of Moravia.

DAY 14:

Your Colombia holiday draws to a close as you are transferred to the airport to fly back to to Bogota to connect with your flight back to the UK or further afield.

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.

Hotels

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 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.