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The Very Best of Colombia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Colombia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3547 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3547 US Dollar (USD)

Explore the Metropolis Bogota city in the Andes, mystic UNESCO archeological park of San Agustin, the fertile coffee plantations in the Coffee zone, lush rainforests with secluded wild sandy beaches along Parque Tayrona, the romantic candy- colored city of Cartagena, the idyllic tropical islands of Rosario and the unique church built inside a salt mine. Take the incredible and colorful Full Colombia Tour!

Bogota is the fourth largest city in South America. Currently Bogotá is a modern metropolis with nearly nine million inhabitants, covering approximately 33,000 hectares. Thanks to technical advances inherent to large cities, and substantial transformation in the past eight years, Bogotá is now a friendly, lovely city offering rich and varied cultural life. A city providing all modern life services and comfort required, while not giving up many of its colonial time uses preserved by traditional neighborhoods.

Visit the mystical Archeological National Park of San Agustin also know as the Park of the Stone Gods. These magnificent pieces are all that remain of an aesthetically advanced civilization that lived and disappeared in mystery 1,500 years ago, leaving their trace only through these statues. Many of the pieces, which range from one meter to seven meters can, weigh more than a ton. They signify life’s duality; the sun and the moon, death and birth. Archaeologists estimate that the statues were created between 100 BC and 800 AD.

Armenia is located in the Coffee Triangle. This is where the best mild coffee in the world is grown and, in order to discover the deepest secrets of a great gourmet coffee, you must tour the region and experience and enjoy its climates and landscapes. Nature truly captivates its visitors in the Coffee Triangle. Amid the soft rolling hills of the plantations, tourists will discover a world of unsuspected beauty.

Stroll along the beautiful beaches of the Tayrona National Park, fringed by virgin and exuberant nature, which are among the most beautiful in the world. The rivers and jungles that descend the mountainside are full of animal life. Parrots and hollering monkeys can be heard as they alert other animals to the presence of hikers.

Declared by UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage Site, Cartagena adds an exciting nightlife, international cultural festivals, lush scenery, magnificent beaches, excellent cuisine, and a diverse hotel and tourist infrastructure to its colonial, republican, and modern architecture. No one doubts that Cartagena is the jewel of the Colombian Caribbean.

The Rosario Islands are made up of 43 islands, covering 20 hectares of coral islands and reefs. The climate is tropical, humid, and averages 27 degrees Celsius. The Parks mangroves, coral reefs, and sea flora constitute one of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on the planet. The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground church built in a tunnel of salt mines 200 meters inside a salt mountain near the town of Zipaquirá, in Cundinamarca, Colombia.

Destinations visited:
- Nieva
- Tatacoa Desert
- Rosario Islands
- Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Bogota.

Transfer from Airport – Hotel, Get settled into Bogota and rest or explore a little. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: BH El Retiro.

Day 2: San Agustin.

Flight Bogota – Neiva, once you have been picked up at the airport in Neiva, you will drive out to explore the Tatacoa Desert. Afterwards you will head to the amazing Archeological town of San Agustin. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Anacaona Hotel.

Day 3: San Agustin.

Morning visit to the incredible San Agustin Archeological Park, in the afternoon you can do one of 2 activities; horseback riding or rafting. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Anacaona Hotel.

Day 4: San Agustin – Armenia.

Transfer Hotel in San Agustin – Airport (in Neiva) (around 3 hours). Flight Neiva – Bogota – Armenia. Transfer airport – Hotel (in Armenia). Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hacienda Bambusa.

Day 5: Armenia.

Guided horse back riding tour through the Cocora Valley. You will then go to the town of Salento. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hacienda Bambusa.

Day 6: Santa Marta – Tayrona.

Transfer Hotel – Airport (in Armenia), Flight Armenia – Bogota – Santa Marta. Transfer airport – Tayrona. Free day to enjoy the wonderful beaches. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Ecohabs, Tayrona National Park.

Day 7: Santa Marta – Tayrona.

Guided trek tour to Chairama, a Coguis Indigenous Village (6 hours approximately). Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Ecohabs, Tayrona National Park.

Day 8: Santa Marta – Tayrona.

Free day to enjoy the Wonderful beaches. Meals - Breakfast. Accommodation: Ecohabs, Tayrona National Park.

Day 9: Taganga.

Transfer from Tayrona – Taganga, Free day to enjoy this quaint fishermen’s town. Meals - Breakfast, Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel La Ballena Azul.

Day 10: Cartagena.

Transfer from Taganga – Cartagena in a private car (3 hours). Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation - LM hotel.

Day 11: Cartagena.

Overnight trip to the tropical Rosario Islands in a private boat. San Pedro de Majagua Resort. Meals - Breakfast. Accommodation: San Pedro De Majagua, on the islands of Rosario.

Day 12: Cartagena.

Morning return to Cartagena from Rosario Islands, Afternoon City Tour; with visits to the modern El Laguito and Bocagrande districts before returning to the old city, complete tour of the old city with extensive visits to the most important historical sites and buildings. Next, visit to San Felipe Fort and Castle, and ‘La Popa’ monastery, taking approximately 4 hours. Meals - Breakfast. Accommodation - LM hotel.

Day 13: Bogota.

Flight from Cartagena – Bogota, Once you check in, you will go for a City Tour, and later visit the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira. Meals - Breakfast. Accommodation: BH El Retiro.

Day 14: Bogota.

Transfer hotel – airport, end of tour.

Information:
- Starting from $3,547 US
- Type of trip: Classic
- Length of trip: 14 days/13 nights
- Start location: Bogota International airport
- End location: Bogota International airport
- Prices per person for the complete package (Note: International flights not included).

Features of this trip:
- Leaves any day you desire, lengthen or shorten trip, if you like.
- Available for one person or more
- Group discounts available.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Domestic flights (4)
- Transfers Airports – Hotels – Airports
- Accommodation as stated
- Meals as described in each day
- Airport taxes
- All entrances to attractions and locations
- All overland transfers (in private car).

Price Excludes:
- Any expenses not stated in the itinerary
- Tips
- International flights
- Domestic flights: – Flight Bogota/Neiva – Flight Neiva/Bogota/Armenia – Flight Armenia/Bogota/Santa Marta – Flight Cartagena/Bogota.

About This Supplier
Location: Colombia
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2010
Client Request Served: 8

We work with highly experienced professional guides trained to North American standards for eco-tourism, hiking, first aid and food handling and cooking. All of our staff is bilingual (English/Spanish) and we also work with multilingual guides fluent in: English, German, Japanese, Chinese, French and Russian among...

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