Best of Colombia

Code: COBESTCO
11 DAYS - 10 NIGHTS
  • Cano Cristales
  • Cartagena1
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  • Caño Cristales
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  • Mucura Island 1
  • Mucura Island 2
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  • Salento
  • Zipaquira
  • Bogota 2
  • Bogota 3
  • Cartagena de Indias 1
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  • Caño Cristales

Description

Start your trip in a cable car ride to reach the top of the Monserrat hill in Bogota, and its sanctuary where you will get a nice view over the city. Discover the colonial architecture of La Candelaria historical district and stop at the Gold Museum and the Botero museum. Visit Guatavita lake home of the legend of El Dorado and the salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. Then a plane to explore the rainbow river, Caño Cristales and Colombias coffee area where you will experience an authentic hacienda and see the coffee process and enjoy a dip in beautiful hot springs. Finally to top it all spend 2 days of relax at Cartagena.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION El Dorado International airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
24/7 assistance Professional guide
All domestic flights Land & river transfers in La Macarena
Airport taxes Hotels described
All private transfers All meals described
All tours described
NOT INCLUDED
Rainbow river park & goverment fees
Tips for guides and drivers

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Bogota and the colonial district of La Candelaria
  • Get amazed at Guatavita lake and discover the legend of El Dorado
  • Discover the Zipaquira salt Cathedral, 180m deep under the surface
  • Explore Caño Cristales, Colombia’s Rainbow River
  • Taste Colombian coffee
  • Relax at beautiful Cartagena beaches

TRIP DETAILS

  • Physical demand (1-10): 3
  • Travel Style: Relax – Short walks
  • Allowance of no more than 10kg of checked luggage and a small item in cabin.
  • Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory in order to enter Caño Cristales and La Macarena
  • Best season June to November
  • Price For Minimun 4 PAX group

Itinerary

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Day 1: BOGOTA

Arrival at Bogota International airport and private transfer to your hotel in the historical district. Meet with your guide to discuss details of the trip. No meals.

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Day 2: BOGOTA CITY TOUR

Today you will visit the colonial district of la Candelaria, and enjoy walking its squares and markets. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and to understand their way of life. You will visit the famous Gold Museum and Botero Museum where you will be able to admire the masterpieces of the renown Colombian painter and sculptor. Finally end the day riding the cable car to Monserrate for a great overview of the town. (B,L,D)

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Day 3: GUATAVITA & SALT CATHEDRAL

Today we visit Guatavita lagoon and the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá. Lunch in Zipaquirá. On our way back to Bogota we will make a stop for a drink with great views over Bogota. Hotel. (B,L,-)

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Day 4: CAÑO CRISTALES

Early pickup for charter flight to La Macarena. Arrival after a short flight of 1hour 20 minutes where a guide will be waiting for you. After an introduction about the environmental rules, you drop the luggage at the hotel in the village and have lunch. Then continue right to Caño Cristales ‒ the river of five colors, known as the most beautiful river in Colombia with waterfalls and natural swimming pools. In order to get to Caño Cristales we take a 20 minutes boat trip over the River Guayabero where we will be able to spot fauna of the region, such as monkeys, pavas hediondas, lots of other species of birds, and, if we are lucky, also the caiman of the Guayabero. We continue in a jeep 4×4 for about 20 minutes and the last 30 minutes is on foot. Together with our local guide we will try to see as much as possible from the River. The guide will also indicate the best places for resting and swimming. At the end of the afternoon we return to the village of La Macarena for dinner and night in a hotel in town. (B,L,D)

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Day 5: CAÑO CRISTALES

This is a full day at Caño Cristales to explore another area with bigger pools and waterfalls. Picnic lunch and afternoon back to hotel. (B,L,D)

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Day 6: COFFEE REGION

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Bogota and connection flight to Pereira. Then Enjoy the transfer to the beautiful town of Salento. After check in at hotel you will enjoy a walk through the colonial town. (B,L,-)

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Day 7: SALENTO & VALLE DE COCORA

After breakfast, enjoy a short drive to the Valley of Cocora. Here you will have an ecological walk or horse back ride of about 2 hours during which you will enjoy scenic landscapes filled with the Wax palm which can grow up to 70 meters . Today we have the typical Trout for Lunch served with a famous plantain in a beautiful restaurant in the valley, afternoon back to Salento for a short walk up to the viewpoint. (B,L,-)

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Day 8: COFFEE PROCESS & HOT SPRINGS

Visit a coffee farm and learn why the Colombian coffee is known as the best of the world. Visit the coffee plants, see the flowers, the green and the red coffee fruit and see the process till the fine roasted coffee beans ready to make a great cup of coffee. After a nice local lunch we continue to Hotel & Spa San Vicente where you will taste great food, walk to waterfalls and swim in hot springs pools under the stars. (B,L,D)

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Day 9: CARTAGENA

After a delicious Colombian breakfast, travel to airport for plane to Cartagena. Check in at hotel and out for an amazing city tour visit all the main atractions. (B,L,-)

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Day 10: CARTAGENA

Transfer to the Marina Santa Cruz harbor and take a boat yo Islas Rosario. The boat will go along San Fernando Fort in Boca Chica. At the Island, you will be welcomed with a cocktail and have the opportunity to enjoy other optional activities such as eco-walks, kayaking in the mangroves, biking, diving, massages, and a visit to the “Laguna Encantada”. (B,L,-)

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Day 11: RETURN BOGOTA

Departure to the airport of Cartagena during the morning for Flight to Bogota and Connexion with your international flight.. end of services (B,-,-)

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1 review for Best of Colombia

  1. John Kehoe

    What a great combination. Culture in Bogota, hiking and swiming in cano cristales, nature and coffee at Cocora valley and some great views at Los nevados national park

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