Colombia is fast becoming a favoured
destination for travellers. This journey
explores the best of this fascinating
country, travelling from Andean peaks
to tropical Caribbean coastlines. Visit
the mountain capital of Bogotá with its
excellent Gold Museum, continue through
fertile valleys and delightful coffee
country and explore vibrant Medellín,
Colombia’s second most important city.
End in the colonial port of Cartagena, one
of South America’s most beautiful towns.
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Overnight flight from London to Bogotá with
Early morning arrival. Transfer to the NH Pavillon Royal for 2 nights, including immediate
occupancy. In the afternoon, take a walking tour
of the historic La Candelaria district, see Botero’s
art collection and visit the Gold Museum,
featuring one of the world’s most complete
collections of ancient gold artefacts. (N)
Morning visit to the amazing Salt Cathedral
at Zipaquirá, built inside an old salt mine.
Afternoon at leisure or take an optional cable-car
ride to the Monserrat Hill for panoramic views of
the city and its surrounding mountains. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Pereira in the
coffee region, declared a world heritage site
by Unesco. Explore the verdant Cocora valley,
famous for its wax palm trees – the tallest in the
world. Take a walk into the cloud forest and visit
the traditional villages of Filandia and Salento.
Stay for 2 nights at the Hacienda Castilla, an old
colonial-style house with delightful gardens. (B, L)
In the morning, visit a local coffee farm to learn
about the growing and production of high
quality coffee beans. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Travel by road to Medellín (journey time
approximately 5 hours), stopping at the Mirador
del Pipinta lookout for scenic views over the
Cauca river. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel
Poblado Alejandria. (B)
Full-day city tour, including the curved sculptures
by local artist Fernando Botero and the gigantic
outdoor escalators. Take a cable car to the Arvi
Park Reserve for a nature walk. Learn about the
cultural and social transformation projects of
the city in the district of Santo Domingo. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Cartagena,
a beautiful Caribbean city with old colonial
mansions, overhanging flower-filled balconies,
and small plazas. Stay at the characterful Casa
India Catalina for 3 nights. (B)
Full-day tour of Cartagena, including a walking
tour of the old town, a visit to the impregnable
Spanish fort, San Felipe, and the hilltop
Convento de la Popa. (B)
Day at leisure in the historic city or take an
optional boat excursion to the Rosario islands. (B)
Afternoon transfer to the airport for a flight to
Bogotá and on to London, with Avianca. (B)
Afternoon arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour guide.
Typically based in 3- and 4- star
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6783 or email email@example.com
Located in the historic old town, just a short walk from the cathedral, Casa India Catalina was once the home of Rafael Nuñez, a 19th-century President of Colombia. This attractively restored colonial-era property offers 16 simple but comfortable rooms with television, wireless internet access and a safe, buffet breakfast, and a delightful interior courtyard featuring a small swimming pool. There is a good selection of restaurants and cafes just steps from the...
Located 25 minutes' drive west from the town of Pereira, Hacienda Castilla is a charming and historic property, built in a traditional colonial style and dating back to the 18th century. Surrounded by verdant gardens, the hacienda features a wrap-around veranda with hammocks and outdoor seating, a flower-filled interior courtyard with fountain, comfortable lounges and a dining room with tiled floors, as well as an outdoor pool and sun terrace. The nine spacious rooms are simply decorated in a colonial style, each with a private bathroom with shower, garden views and complimentary wireless internet...
Located on a hillside in the upmarket and quiet residential neighbourhood of El Poblado, the modern Hotel Poblado Alejandria features 91 comfortable air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant with shaded outdoor patio, a fitness centre and complimentary wireless internet access. A small rooftop sun terrace offers panoramic views of Medellín, while shops and restaurants are just a short taxi ride...
The NH Pavillon Royal is located in the heart of the Parque de la 93 district and is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and a small park area. The hotel is built in a French architectural style and offers spacious modern rooms with contemporary décor. The restaurant serves Oriental and American dishes and features an outdoor terrace with views over the park.
Features: 72 rooms, small spa, gym, restaurant, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, minibar,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Take a pre-tour to the south-western Andes
and explore the elaborate pre-Colombian
ceremonial sites of San Agustín, containing
huge carved stones, burial tombs and
Overnight flight to Bogotá and on to Neiva with
Morning arrival and transfer by road (4 hours) to
the small town of San Agustín. Stay at Akawanka
Lodge for 2 nights. (N)
Full-day tour to the San Agustín Archaeological
Park and Alto de los Idolos. Visit the small
museum, explore the enormous stone statuary
and see the Fuente de Lavapatas site, a religious monument carved in the stone bed
of a stream. (B)
Transfer to Pitalito (approx 1 hour) and fly to
Bogotá. Stay 3 nights at the NH Royal Pavillion
(rest of the group arrives the next morning) (B)
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Extend your journey on the unspoilt palmfringed
beaches of the Tayrona National Park,
where the lush slopes of the Sierra Nevada
mountains meet the turquoise waters of the
Transfer by road (approximately 5 hours) to
the Tayrona National Park. Stay 3 nights at
the Ecohabs, a collection of thatched splitlevel
cabañas built from natural wood and
overlooking the sea. (B)
At leisure on the coast or take optional
Transfer to the Santa Marta airport for a flight
to Bogotá and on to London, with Avianca. (B)
Villa de Leyva is one of Colombia’s finest colonial
towns with a beautiful main square and cobbled
streets lined with whitewashed houses.
Fly to Bogotá and transfer by road (approx.
3.5hours) to Villa de Leyva. Stay 2 nights at the
Posada de San Antonio. (B)
A full day tour exploring this beautiful town, the
nearby 120-million-year-old kronosaurus fossil and
the Dominican convent Santo Ecce Homo. (B)
Transfer to Bogotá airport for an evening flight
to London, with Avianca.(B)
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
TCO2016: 10 Nights