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.
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TCO2018: 10 Nights