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Treasures of Colombia

Group Tour | General Interest 13 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £2195

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit the superb Gold Museum in Bogotá & a lively local market
  • Stay at a colonial-style hacienda in coffee country
  • Insight into the cultural & social transformation of Medellín
  • Soak up the atmosphere of colourful Cartagena on a walking tour
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 10 people (maximum 18)
  • No single supplement on selected departure dates (limited availability)
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Standard Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Bogotá

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Bogotá with Avianca. (N)

Day 2: Villa de Leyva

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)

Day 3: Villa de Leyva

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)

Day 4: Bogotá

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 Novotel Bogotá Parque 93 for 2 nights. (B)

Day 5: Bogotá

Morning walking tour of 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 optional cable car ride to Monserrat hill for panoramic views. (B)

Day 6: Fly to Pereira

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)

Day 7: Coffee Region

Today explore the verdant Cocora Valley, famous for its wax palm trees – the tallest in the world. Take a ride in a typical Jeep, walk into the cloud forest and visit the traditional villages of Filandia and Salento. (B, L)

Day 8: Medellín

Travel by road to Medellín (journey time approximately 6-7 hours), stopping at a scenic lookout for views over the Cauca River. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Poblado Plaza. (B)

Day 9: Medellín

A full-day tour to learn about the cultural and social transformation projects of the city. Visit Cerro Nutibara hill for panoramic views, the curved sculptures by local artist Fernando Botero and the gigantic outdoor escalators. Lunch is at Via Cocina, a community project providing healthy food training for low-income local residents. (B, L)

Days 10-11: Fly to Cartagena

Transfer to the airport and fly to the beautiful Caribbean city of Cartagena. Stay at the Hotel Santa Catalina for 2 nights. Discover the old town on a walking tour, visit the impregnable Spanish fort, San Felipe and the charming neighbourhood of Getsemani, and see San Pedro Claver church with its fine stained-glass windows. (B)

Day 11: Cartagena Days 12-13: Fly to London via Bogotá

Morning at leisure or an optional visit to the national aviary. Overnight flight to London via Bogotá with Avianca. (B) (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.


Tour + San Agustín: 4 days & 2 nights from £595 Travel to the south and explore the elaborate pre-Columbian ceremonial sites of San Agustín including huge carved stones, burial tombs and impressive statues.

Tour + Tayrona beach stay: 5 days & 3 nights from £525 Extend your journey on the rugged, unspoiltpalm-fringed beaches of Tayrona National Park or surrounds, where the lush Sierra Nevada mountains meet the turquoise Caribbean Sea.


Locally escorted tour: This tour is lead in each destination en route by a local tour guide.

Flights: Late 2022 & 2023 departures may fly to Bogotá via Madrid with Iberia.

Private & tailor-made travel: 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.

Standard group tour accommodation

  • Hotel La Posada de San Antonio
    Hotel La Posada de San Antonio

    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 cuisine.

  • Novotel Bogotá Parque 93
    Novotel Bogotá Parque 93

    Situated in the Parque de la 93 district, the Novotel Bogotá Parque 93, (formerly 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.

  • Hacienda Hotel San Jose
    Hacienda Hotel San Jose

    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 cuisine.

  • Hotel Poblado Alejandria
    Hotel Poblado Alejandria

    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 away.

  • Santa Catalina Hotel
    Santa Catalina Hotel

    Santa Catalina Hotel is located in the heart of Cartagena's old walled town. Blending colonial and modern design, it features exposed brickwork, contemporary decor and light, airy rooms. Enjoy views over the historic centre from the roof terraces, bar and swimming pool.

Standard group tour extensions

San Agustin Pre-Tour to Treasures of Colombia
San Agustín
2 Nights from £595

Travel to the south 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 San Agustín Archaeological Park and the Magdalena river. 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) (N)

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Tayrona Extension to Treasures of Colombia
Tayrona National Park
3 Nights from £525

Extend your journey on the rugged, unspoilt palm-fringed beaches of Tayrona National Park, where the lush Sierra Nevada mountains meet the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Transfer by road (approximately 5 hours) to the Tayrona and stay 3 nights in or near the national park. Days 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. (B) (N)

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

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Dates & prices


Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Saving Single Supplement Guaranteed Departures Click to Book
5 Nov 2022 - 17 Nov 2022 £2,495 £0 £450 Reserve

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • * No single supplement on selected departure dates (limited availability)
  • * Small group size - average 10 people (max 18)
  • * 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • * Direct international flights with Avianca
  • * Internal flights
  • * Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • * Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • * Experienced local tour guides in each destination
  • * 11 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • * Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • * Porterage at airports

Destinations on this tour

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