Colombia’s Pacific is where dense tropical jungle meets a stunning coastline. The area is home to a large Afro-Colombian population and this is reflected in the history, architecture, culture and food of the region. Access to the region is limited and infrastructure often simple however for the more adventurous traveller looking to see a less tamed side of Colombia the Pacific coast is an amazing destination.
Highlights: Bogota – Coffee Region – Medellin – Pacific Coast – Bogota
Fly to Bogota and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a City Tour to discover Bogota's colonial history as well as modern-day culture and cuisine. Options also to visit the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira, take the cable car up to Monserrate, wander the bustling market at Paloquemao and enjoy the street food in Usaquen.
Fly to the Coffee Region for an insight into how coffee is grown & harvested. But the Coffee Region offers so much more than 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.
Fly to Medellin, transformed in the last few years into one of Colombia's most exciting cities and now the country's business & political hub as well as a fashion and nightlife hotspot. Home town also of Fernando Botero, Colombia's most famous artist and sculptor.
Take a City Tour 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.
ption 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, founded in 1541 and the oldest settlement in the region.
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.
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).
visit the Bahia Solano Nature Reserve where you can see the Cascadas del Tigre (Tiger Falls) and there's also the chance to take part in a local Turtle protection scheme. options also for deep sea fishing, dolphin spotting, bird-watching & jungle trekking.
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.
Fly to Bogota and 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.
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.
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.
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