Travel from Andean peaks to tropical Caribbean coastlines, passing through the mountain capital of Bogotá, picturesque Villa de Leyva, fertile coffee country, vibrant Medellín and the colonial port of Cartagena, one of South America’s most beautiful towns.
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Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Bogotá with Avianca. (N)
Early morning arrival and transfer by road to Villa de Leyva, one of Colombia’s finest colonial towns. En route stop at Tunja and Boyacá bridge, the site of the turning point in Colombia's struggle for independence. Stay 2 nights at the Posada de San Antonio. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Full-day tour of this beautiful town of cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses. Visit the nearby 120-million-year-old kronosaurus fossil and the Dominican convent. (B)
Transfer by road back to Bogotá, stopping at Zipaquirá en route to see the remarkable salt cathedral, built inside an old salt mine. Stay at the Atton Bogotá 93 for 2 nights. (B)
Morning 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. Afternoon at leisure or take an optional cable-car ride to the Monserrat Hill for panoramic views. (B)
Fly to Pereira in the coffee region, declared a world heritage site by Unesco. Visit a local coffee farm to learn about the growing and production of high quality coffee beans. Afternoon at leisure and stay for 2 nights at the Hacienda San José, an old colonial-style house with delightful gardens. (B)
Today 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. (B, L)
Travel by road to Medellín (journey time approximately 5 hours), stopping at the scenic lookout for 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 and 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 Hotel Kartaxa for 2 nights. (B)
Half-day tour of Cartagena, including a walking tour of the old town, a visit to the impregnable Spanish fort, San Felipe, and San Pedro Claver church with its fine stained-glass windows. (B)
Morning at leisure in the historic city or an optional visit to the national aviary of Colombia. Afternoon transfer to the airport for an overnight flight to London via Bogotá with Avianca. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is lead in each destination en route by a local tour guide.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Situated in the Parque de la 93 district, the Atton Bogotá 93 is located close to Parque 93 and a wide range of cafes, restaurants and shops. This modern hotel features spacious and stylish public areas and bright, comfortable rooms.
Features: 139 rooms, restaurants, gym, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, hairdryer, minibar, iron & ironing...
Built in 1888, Hacienda San José is one of the oldest and best-preserved houses in the coffee region around Pereira. The three centuries of history are reflected in the hacienda's traditional construction and fine period furniture of the rooms and social areas. The hotel features eight bedrooms with cable television, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and a restaurant serving typical Colombian and international...
Hotel Kartaxa is a small property located in the old town of Cartagena near to the city's walls. The rooms and the communal areas have been designed by local artists and feature modern amenities. The hotel has a roof terrace with views of the city as well as a small pool in its courtyard.
Features: 26 rooms, restaurant, small swimming pool.
Room amenities: Minibar, Wi-Fi,...
Posada de San Antonio is located on the Parque Nariño, close to the central plaza. Created from three adjoining 19th-century mansions, this charming property offers cobbled plant-filled inner courtyards and cosy public areas decorated with antiques, wooden furniture and sofas. The spacious and comfortable rooms have en suite bathrooms, a minibar and television, and there is a restaurant serving Colombian and international...
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 Meson de los Virreyes is a colonial-style hotel, situated just one block from the main square in Villa de Leyva. The property features plant-filled terraces and courtyards. Simply decorated but comfortable rooms feature white walls, beams and tiled floors.
Features: 30 rooms, restaurant/bar, small indoor pool, spa service, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe,...
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.
Travel to the south-western Andes and explore the elaborate pre-Columbian ceremonial sites of San Agustín including huge carved stones, burial tombs and impressive statues.
Morning flight to Bogotá and on to Pitalito. Transfer by road (approximately 1 hour) to the small town of San Agustín and stay at Akawanka Lodge for 2 nights. (B)
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)
Return to Pitalito and fly to Bogotá to connect to an overnight flight to London with Avianca. (B)
Extend your journey on the rugged, unspoilt palm-fringed beaches of the Tayrona National Park, where the lush slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains meet the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Transfer by road (approximately 5 hours) to the Tayrona National Park. Stay 3 nights at the Ecohabs, a collection of thatched split-level cabañas built from natural wood and overlooking the sea. (B)
At leisure on the coast or take optional excursions. (B)
Transfer to the Santa Marta airport for a flight to Bogotá and on to London with Avianca and arrive the following day. (B)
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TCO2018: 10 Nights