History Food and Beaches

Code: CORELAX
10 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS
Category:
  • Colombia Culture and Relax
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  • Bogota Cultural
  • Cartegena de Indias

Description

Discover bogota culture and relax visiting the colonial district of la Candelaria, Bogota’s historical center with its typical squares and markets. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and to understand their way of life. Visit the famous Gold Museum and Botero Museum. Enjoy yourself wandering around in the colonial town of Villa de Leyva. Visit the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, an architectural marvel made out of a salt mine. Also, make an historic, cultural and artistic tour to Barichara, the “Colombia’s most beautiful village”: its churches, central square, cobbled streets, quiet life and artisans.

Close your trip in a Colonial hotel in the Historic heart of Cartagena, enjoy its beautiful streets and beaches, including Isla Rosario.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION El Dorado International airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
24/7 assistance Local Professional guides
Charter flight Bogotá-La Macarena-Bogotá & airport taxes Land & river transfers in La Macarena
Parks and attractions fees described Hotel accommodation (Std/Dbl room)
All private transfers English speaking guide
City tours described All meals described
NOT INCLUDED
Especial Attractions fees
Guide gratuity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the beautiful City Center of Bogota, its wonderful people, historic museums
  • Delight yourself walking through the typical town of in Villa de Leyva and its surroundings
  • Enjoy the relaxed life of Cartagena, learn about its famous coffee, traditions, and history
  • End your trip relaxing in Cartagena’s beautiful beaches, or take some time to do some water sports and enjoy delightful nightlife

TRIP DETAILS

  • Physical demand (1-10): 2
  • Travel Style: Relax – Short walks
  • Trip type: Private group
  • Allowance of no more than 10kg of checked luggage and a small item in cabin.
  • Best Season: December to September
  • Price For Minimun 4 PAX

Itinerary

1

Day 1: BOGOTA

Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Arrival and rest of the day free to discover the ambiance of the capital.
Accommodation: Hotel La Opera – Transp: 30 min

2

Day 2: BOGOTA CITY TOUR

In the morning: Walking city tour in the center. You will discover the colonial district of la Candelaria, Bogota historical center and its squares and markets. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and to understand their way of life.
In the afternoon: you will visit the famous Gold Museum (closed on Monday) and Botero Museum (closed on Tuesday) where you will be able to admire the masterpieces of the renown Colombian painter and sculptor.
Accommodation: Hotel La Opera – Meals: B – Visits: whole day

3

Day 3: BOGOTA – VILLA DE LEYVA THROUGH ZIPAQUIRA

After an early breakfast, you will leave Bogota to go with private transportation to the colonial town of Villa de Leyva. Midway, you will make a stop at Zipaquira. This village declared Colombian Heritage, is known for its Salt Cathedral which was built inside a salt mine. You will continue your way to the north and will arrive in Villa de Leyva for the lunch (free).
On the afternoon, a guided tour will take you through the famous town: The main streets and squares of Villa de Leyva, Plaza Mayor, coffee and handcrafting shops, The Mill of Mesopotamia, a remnant of the Spanish era, El Carmelitas descalzas…
Return to the Hotel and rest of the evening free.
Accommodation: Casa Terra – Meals : B – Transp: 4h

4

Day 4: VILLA DE LEYVA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

Today we will have a visit of different museums: The fossil, astronomical site of the Muiscas Indigenous people, and the Convento Santo Ecce Homo.
During the afternoon we will go to Raquira, a typical potters’ village.
Free evening.
Accommodation: Casa Terra – Meals : B – Visits: whole day

5

Day 5: VILLA DE LEYVA – BARICHARA

Departure for Barichara, a traditional town located in the Andes, also called the red town due to the color of its bricks. Installation in your hotel. Free lunch.

On the afternoon, accompanied by our guide, you will enjoy an historic, cultural and artistic tour through the “most beautiful village of Colombia”: its churches, its central square, cobbled streets, quiet life … Artisans open their workshops to us: carved stones, weaving with Fique (agave) thread, cigar manufacturing… To end the evening, let’s go to the point of view of Suarez cannon!

Accommodation: Hotel La Nube – Meals : B – Transp: 4h – Visits: 3h

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Day 6: BARICHARA AND GUANE

Today we will walk through an ancient path « El camino Real » where we will be go down to a very little town called Guane, where time seems to stay still. Houses built of Bareque, the nice sighseeing over the canyon and the Suarez river, and its small archeological museum will take us to the past. Possibility to have lunch in town.

Then return to Barichara, free afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel La Nube – Meals : B – Visits: 3h

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Day 7: BARICHARA – EL ROBLE – CARTAGENA

On the morning, transfer to the Hacienda el Roble, a traditional colonial house with a coffee plantation. You will learn the production steps of Coffee and have a tasting.

We will then head to Bucaramanga airport for a flight to Cartagena, where you will be placed in a Colonial hotel in the Historic heart of the city. Free evening.

Accommodation: Hotel Quadrifolio – Meals : B – Transp: 4h/20 min

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Day 8: CARTAGENA

This morning you will have a walking tour through the colonial neighborhoods of San Diego and Santo Domingo and the main squares in the Historic center. Free lunch.

On the afternoon, city tour around the city. Private tour going to Castillo de San Felipe, main architectonic construction from the Spanish army during the colonization. Also, visit of La Popa, a convent located on the top of a mountain in the middle of the city.

Hotel: Hotel Quadrifolio – Meals: B – Visit: whole day

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Day 9: CARTAGENA – ISLA ROSARIO

The tour leaves from the Marina Santa Cruz harbor (Manga) at 8:30 AM. The boat will go along San Fernando Fort in Boca Chica. Once arrived in the Island, you will be welcomed with a cocktail and have free time to enjoy the beach and common areas of the hotel. You will be back to Cartagena around 4:00 PM.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy other activities such as eco-walks, kayaking in the mangroves, biking, diving, massages, and a visit to the “Laguna Encantada”.

Hotel: Hotel Quadrifolio – Meals: B

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Day 10: RETURN BOGOTA

Departure to the airport of Cartagena during the morning.

Flight Cartagena – Bogota

Connexion with your international flight.

Meals: B – Transp: 20 min.

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  1. Helena Aguirreolea

    Colombia is a gem! I didnt know it had such a beautiful nature and culture

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