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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 Novotel Bogotá Parque 93 for 2 nights. (B)
Morning visit to Paloquemao market with its array of flowers and exotic fruits. Continue with a 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 optional cable-car ride to 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 5-6 hours), stopping at a scenic lookout for views over the Cauca river. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Poblado Alejandria. (B)
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)
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 or Santa Catalina 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. Overnight flight to London via Bogotá with Avianca. (B) (N)
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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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TCO2020: 10 Nights