Colombia Full Experience
Nat Geo says: “If Earth’s biodiversity were a country, it could be called Colombia.”
Enjoy a wonderful Colombia full experience tour package. These eleven days and 10 nights will allow you to discover the most known regions of the country, where you will experience all of the diversity of culture, gastronomy, music, nature, and landscapes from our country. This experience will allow you to submerge yourself in the most known Colombian treasures. Do not hesitate to enjoy a great time and make your time worth it.
Day 1: Arrive in Bogotá – Welcome to Colombia
Day 2: Discover Bogotá & The Salt Cathedral (B, L)
Early in the morning, you will enjoy the Colonial Downtown of Bogotá. Visit the Colón Theater, San Carlos Palace, San Ignacio Church, Nariño Presidential Palace, Bolívar Square, City Hall, and the Cathedral. Also, enjoy a visit to the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum).
After you have experienced these treasures of the city, you will enjoy a wonderful view of a cable car ride to Monserrate hill.
*Please take note that the Gold Museum is closed on Mondays. We do not operate Monserrate on Sundays due to the number of devotees visiting the hill this day. Instead, we visit the Botero Museum.
Transfer to the town of Zipaquirá located 49 kilometers from Bogotá. On the way, panoramic view of the Sabana countryside and El Puente del Común. Upon arrival, we will have a preferential entrance to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá considered the first wonder of Colombia. Inside we will visit the stations of the Cross, the Dome, the Narthez labyrinth, and the three naves. After visiting the mine, a short city tour around the colonial town of Zipaquirá. (Hotel: Hotel Wyndham Bogotá or similar)
Day 3: Fly To The Coffee Region & Discover An Authentic Coffee Farm (B)
Located in the department of Quindío in the village of El Caimo, Hacienda la Morelia is the producer of La Morelia Coffee, known in the department for its quality. This coffee is exported to European and Asian countries and during this experience, you can learn the whole coffee process to the final product. You will have a tasting of different coffee preparations and technical tasting on the tour.
You will be welcomed with a delicious coffee while we have the introduction to the coffee process, the interactive tour through the coffee plantations, visit the Beneficiadero, threshing, roasting, and packing coffee. We return to the main house where we will have a cup of coffee and you will enjoy a demonstration of the barista, during this time, you can drink any unlimited coffee from your preference. (Hotel: Hotel Wyndham Bogotá or similar)
Day 4: Filandia, Salento & Cócora Valley (B, L)
You will be picked up at your hotel by your tour guide. You will be transferred to private service to Filandia. There, we’ll take a tour through the colonial streets and we’ll visit the Quindío viewpoint. (Note: The Quindio viewpoint is closed every Monday and every Tuesday when Monday is a holiday in Colombia).
Next, we’ll have a stop in a basketry workshop and you’ll enjoy a typical lunch with a non-alcoholic beverage and dessert in a local restaurant. After the Gastronomic experience, you’ll discover the beautiful Cocora Valley and you will enjoy its beautiful landscape.
First, you’ll have a welcome cocktail “Canelazo” and with the assistance of a specialist eco guide, we´ll be ready to start the introduction to the natural reserve of Cocora. Then, you will be transferred to the fog’s forest watching the biodiversity of fauna and flora, there you’ll find the highest wax palm of the world and we’ll connect with the earth by doing a special ritual planting some palms.
Then, we’ll go to the typical village of Salento, where you’ll have a walking tour visiting its colonial streets, craft workshops, and the viewpoint.
In the end, we will take you back to your hotel. (Hotel: Hotel Wyndham Bogotá or similar)
Day 5: Fly & Explore Medellin (B)
You will be picked up at the airport by our prepared private transportation service and taken to your hotel. You can relax during your approximately 30-45 minutes drive to your hotel. You will enjoy a panoramic tour where you can appreciate some of the places with the greatest touristic attraction and social impact of the city will follow, including The Nutibara Hill at the top of which is a replica of a typical Antioquia village, The Botanical Garden, The Explora Park, The Park of Desires, The Barefoot Park, Ruta N Innovation and Technology Center. Lastly, we will visit Botero Square where 23 outdoor bronze sculptures by Colombian Master Fernando Botero are exhibited and The Antioquia Museum. In the end, you will return to your hotel. (Hotel: Díez Hotel or similar)
Day 6: El Peñol & Guatapé (B, L)
Today, you will be going through the municipality of Peñol until reaching Guatapé, The most colorful town in Colombia. Guatapé offers a peaceful break from the city, while also featuring a stunning panoramic view of nature and the surrounding scenery from the top of its hill.
Start with the beautiful view of the reservoir that provides 30% of the energy of Colombia and has an extension of 64 km2. Visit the Rock of Guatapé which is approximately 220 meters high, and optionally with additional cost, you can climb 649 steps until you reach the viewpoint with a 360-degree view of the Guatapé reservoir and its neighboring lands.
Then, you will be transferred to Guatapé, the most colorful town in Colombia. It is also one of the most colorful towns in the world. In fact, you’d have to try pretty hard to find a street in Guatapé that wasn’t worthy of being admired and photographed!
Enjoy a walk through the streets, where a specialized guide will inform you about the history of typical houses, its ¨zocalos¨, and this unique culture. (Hotel: Díez Hotel or similar)
Day 7: Fly to Santa Marta (B)
You will be picked up at the airport by our prepared private transportation service and taken to your hotel. You can relax during your approximately 60-90 minutes drive to your hotel. (Hotel: Hotel Villa María Tayrona or similar)
Day 8: Tayrona National Park (B, L)
Tayrona National Park – a sanctuary of nature and archaeological remains that invite an encounter with oneself. Mangrove swamps, corals, algae prairies, thorny scrubland, and magical dry, humid, and cloud forests proliferate and are home to a surprising variety of vegetal and animal species that bear witness to life.
Flora and fauna observation are especially interesting here, especially birdwatching, which includes the threatened Andean condor. Aside from its natural and archaeological attractions, Tayrona Natural Park is a great site for eco-tourism, thanks to the diversity of its sea waves and diving sites. The Chairman archaeological site is known as Pueblito and the stone paths that lead to it are very attractive to tourists.
The Tayrona Natural Park is home to over 100 mammal species, among them howling monkeys, pumas, deer, and several species of bats. Over 300 bird species coexist with them, condors and lone and white eagles, being the main ones.
The park is also home to 31 reptiles, 15 amphibia, 202 sponge, 471 crustacea, and more than 1,000 more marine species. Dolphins and marine turtles are frequent visitors; the latter for the purpose of spawning.
Today, you will enjoy two hours of hiking trail each way (medium level), where you can appreciate the beauty of the beautiful park and be submerge into their jungle and waters. (Hotel: Hotel Villa María Tayrona or similar)
Day 9: Fly and Discover Cartagena (B)
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in the Tayrona Area and you will be taken to your hotel in Cartagena. Relax in car service during your approximately 4-5 hours drive, enjoy beautiful landscapes during your road trip. The reason the city is designed like a fortress is that it was the principal shipping port of gold from the New World back to Spain. The stone ramparts helped protect it from countless pirate attacks, including from the most famous of all: Sir Francis Drake. On top of this history, you will visit myriad plazas, the church and the monastery of San Pedro Claver, the Basilica Minor cathedral, and you’ll stroll along narrow cobbled streets lined with colonial houses featuring bougainvilia-draped balconies.
Visit the modern neighborhoods of Bocagrande and Manga. You will see the contrast between modern architecture and the beauty of the old houses from the twentieth century. Then, you will visit the Castle where the Spaniards sought to protect the city from the attacks of the English in the seventeenth century, “El Castillo De San Felipe de Barajas”.(Hotel: Hotel La Artillería Boutique or similar)
Day 10: Majagua Island (B, L)
Indulge yourself in the warm, crystal waters of the Caribbean. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Pier. The Rosario Islands are an archipelago made up of 27 islands, located 45 minutes from Cartagena in a National Park on the Colombian Caribbean coast. They are only about an hour from the beautiful city of Cartagena. Beautiful, diverse, and well worth a visit, for a day or even longer.
The Rosario Islands are an integral part of one of Colombia’s most important national parks. The only park in the country that is primarily underwater. As such, the islands and surrounding waters are remarkably well preserved and protected, meaning that you can enjoy their wonders as nature intended.
San Pedro de Majagua Island, Cartagena: Enjoy lunch at San Pedro de Majagua, located on Isla Grande and owes its name to Pierre Daguet, a French painter who in 1955 created his house and studio there. You’ll enjoy coral beaches and a variety of fauna of the reef, ideal for relaxing and swimming. (Hotel: Hotel La Artillería Boutique or similar)
Day 11: Depart Cartagena (B)
It’s time to say goodbye to Colombia! Enjoy your last morning in Cartagena with a leisurely breakfast and walk along the sea. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your connecting flight home.
Specification: Colombia Full Experience
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