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Lead Price
From £2795pp
Duration
13 days & 12 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Treasures of Colombia

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.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Bogotá
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Fly to Bogotá

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Bogotá with Avianca. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Villa de Leyva
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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 is at leisure and in the evening enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, D)

DAY 3: Villa de Leyva
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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
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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 Hotel Chico 97 for 2 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Chico 97
DAY 5: Bogotá
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Bogotá

Morning walking tour of the historic La Candelaria district, Botero’s art collection and 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)

Accommodation: Hotel Chico 97
DAY 6: Fly to Pereira
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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 Hotel Casa San Carlos Lodge (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Casa San Carlos Lodge
DAY 7: Coffee region
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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)

Accommodation: Casa San Carlos Lodge
DAY 8: Medellín
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Medellín

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

Accommodation: Hotel Poblado Plaza
DAY 9: Medellín
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Medellín

A full-day tour to learn about the cultural and social transformation of the city. Visit the hillside Comuna 13 with its street art and outdoor escalators, and take lunch with a cooking demonstration at Las Berracas, a community project empowering local women. Continue to the centre to see the curved sculptures by local artist Fernando Botero and onto Cerro Nutibara hill for panoramic views. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Poblado Plaza
DAY 10: Fly to Cartagena
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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. At the end of your tour enjoy a farewell drink at your hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Santa Catalina Hotel
DAY 11: Cartagena
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Cartagena

At leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Santa Catalina Hotel
DAY 12: Fly to London via Bogotá
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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)

DAY 13: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).

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

DAY 1: Fly to Bogotá
- +

Fly to Bogotá

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Bogotá with Avianca. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Villa de Leyva
- +

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 is at leisure and in the evening enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, D)

DAY 3: Villa de Leyva
- +

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
- +

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 Hotel Chico 97 for 2 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Chico 97
DAY 5: Bogotá
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Bogotá

Morning walking tour of the historic La Candelaria district, Botero’s art collection and 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)

Accommodation: Hotel Chico 97
DAY 6: Fly to Pereira
- +

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 Hotel Casa San Carlos Lodge (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Casa San Carlos Lodge
DAY 7: Coffee region
- +

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)

Accommodation: Casa San Carlos Lodge
DAY 8: Medellín
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Medellín

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

Accommodation: Hotel Poblado Plaza
DAY 9: Medellín
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Medellín

A full-day tour to learn about the cultural and social transformation of the city. Visit the hillside Comuna 13 with its street art and outdoor escalators, and take lunch with a cooking demonstration at Las Berracas, a community project empowering local women. Continue to the centre to see the curved sculptures by local artist Fernando Botero and onto Cerro Nutibara hill for panoramic views. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Poblado Plaza
DAY 10: Fly to Cartagena
- +

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. At the end of your tour enjoy a farewell drink at your hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Santa Catalina Hotel
DAY 11: Cartagena
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Cartagena

At leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Santa Catalina Hotel
DAY 12: Fly to London via Bogotá
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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)

DAY 13: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit the superb Gold Museum in Bogotá
  • Take a ride on an iconic Willys Jeep in coffee country
  • Gain insight into Medellin’s cultural and social transformation and support a community project
  • Soak up the atmosphere of colourful Cartagena on a walking tour
  • Small group size - average 10 people (maximum 18)

Important information

Locally escorted tour
This tour is lead in each destination en route by a local tour guide.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, 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.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • 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 & 1 dinner
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Porterage at airports
  • Welcome dinner & farewell drink

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £3,495 | Guide price month: April

High season from £3,595 | Guide price month: Jan - Mar, Sep - Nov

Single supplement on request

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