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
Avianca (regional connections available). (N)
Arrive and transfer to the NH Pavillon Royal
for 2 nights, including immediate occupancy.
Afternoon 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 Paloquemao market with its
array of flowers and exotic fruits. Continue to
Zipaquirá to see the amazing salt cathedral, built
inside an old salt mine. 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. 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
San José, an old colonial-style house with
delightful gardens. (B, L)
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, visit a local
coffee farm to learn about the growing and
production of high quaility coffee beans. (B)
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 3 nights. (B)
Full-day tour of Cartagena, including a walking
tour of the old town and a visit to the impregnable
Spanish fort, San Felipe. (B)
Day at leisure in the historic city or take an
optional boat excursion to the Rosario islands. (B)
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Bogotá and
on to London with Avianca. (B)
Arrive in London (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.
This tour is based in 3- and
4- star accommodation.
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 7808 6783 or email email@example.com
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,...
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 (5 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 (approximately 1 hour) and
fly to Bogotá. Stay 3 nights at the NH Royal
Pavillion (rest of the group arrives the following
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 Dominican convent. (B)
Transfer to Bogotá airport for an a flight to
London with Avianca. (B)
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
TCO2017: 9 Nights