Day 1: Bogota.
Arrival to Bogota and settle into 3 star accommodation Meals: None. Accommodation: Casona Del Patio.
Day 2: Bogota.
Morning, transfer from the hotel to La Candelaria the historic part of Bogota to take a Bicycle tour through the rustic cobblestone streets of La Candelaria where you can contemplate its characteristic colonial architecture, cultural ambiance and get to know the main attractions of the area. A guide will inform you about Colombia’s many different historical and social aspects, and answer any questions you may have. Transfer to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Casona Del Patio.
Day 3: Tobia.
Day trip to Tobia, the outdoor adventure town very close to Bogota, here you will embark on an ecological trek of the Berberia Creek. Afterwards you will go rafting with highly qualified guides down the Negro River in Class 3 rapids and past beautiful river-side vegetation. After a lunch by the river you will head back to Bogota. Meals: Breakfast and lunch. Accommodation: Casona Del Patio.
Day 4: Lake Guatavita and Zipaquira.
Day trip to the beautiful lake ‘Laguna de Guatavita’ the cradle of the El Dorado legend and which was the ritual center of the Muisca Indians who would honor their gods by throwing gold and emeralds into the lake. The lake itself is a beautiful emerald green and boasts beautiful nature around its diameter and which is truly invigorating to walk through. Here you will have a guide tell you about this land and lakes extensive mystical history.After a walk around Guatavita, you will drive to Zipaquirá. The town is primarily known for its incredible Salt mine Cathedral, an underground church built inside a salt deposit in a tunnel made as result of the exploitation of the salt mines. Return to Bogota. Meals: Breakfast and lunch. Accommodation: Casona Del Patio.
Day 5: Armenia.
Transfer to the bus station in Bogota (can change bus trip for domestic flight for added cost). Arrival to the lush land of the coffee plantations, transfer to your accommodation, a beautiful ‘Hacienda’ traditional house typical of the region. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hacienda Bambusa.
Day 6: Armenia.
Late morning head to the working coffee farm and hacienda to have an amazing course on the coffee production and coffee workers life, here you will learn from some of Colombia’s leading coffee experts about the coffee process, as well as taste different coffee strengths to learn the differences. Watch fresh organic coffee be ground in front of you and packaged for you to take home. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hacienda Bambusa.
Day 7: Armenia.
Enjoy a morning horse ride through beautiful surroundings. In the afternoon take a visit to the Botanical gardens and before returning to your Hacienda to rest. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hacienda Bambusa.
Day 8: Cartagena.
Transfer to domestic airport to take flight to Cartagena, transfer from airport in Cartagena to hotel in the Gestmani area of Cartagena (a short walk from the old walled city). Free time. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Casa Colonial.
Day 9: Rosario Islands.
Over night trip to the beautiful tropical Rosario Islands where the coral reefs are renowned for their incredible diversity and where the sea is crystal clear, and idyllically warm to swim in. Meet at the port in the morning to take your boat transfer to Isla San Pedro de Majagua. Have one night on the island to relax and enjoy the water activities available here. Meals: Buffet lunch. Accommodation: Casa Colonial.
Day 10: Cartagena.
Afternoon return from the Island to Cartagena where you can have some free time to explore the UNESCO City renowned for its candy-colored colonial buildings, windy cobblestone streets, overflowing flower balconies and historic remains such as the surrounding old city wall. Meals: None. Accommodation: Casa Colonial.
Day 11: Totumo Volcano.
Morning trip to Volcan Del Totumo, a volcano outside of Cartagena and which is renowned for its healing properties in its mud. Take a mud bath in the small volcano crater and benefit from its rich minerals. Afternoon free. Meals: None. Accommodation: Casa Colonial.
Day 12: End of tour. Transfer to International airport for flight back home.
- Starting from $1,347 US
- Type of trip: Active
- Length of trip: 12 Days, 11 Nights
- Start Location: Bogota
- End Location: Cartagena.
- Based on 2 person occupancy
- Price is charged per-person
- Domestic flight not included.
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