COLOMBIA

Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. With Rebecca Adventure Travel we offer different types of tours; from 2 days to 4 weeks. On the site you find some examples but if you are looking for a customized travel plan please contact us. Via this link you find more info about Colombia.


21 DAYS COLOMBIA HIGHLIGHTS (50COHL21)

With this 21 day Colombia highlights you will visit Bogota, the coffee region, the amazing Valle de Cocora, Medellin (the city of Pablo Escobar), Tayrona Park, San Agustin, Chingaza, and Cartagena. There is enough free time so you will have the flexibility to wander around by yourself as well. You will have private transportation, stay in beautiful hotels and haciendas (country houses). The tours are arranged tours with English speaking guides. This is an example program, you can always contact us with your wishes and we can customize the whole trip just for you.


ITINERARY

B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included
D = Dinner included

Day 1:
ARRIVAL BOGOTA AIRPORT
You will be picked-up at the airport and brought to your hotel in the neighborhood La Candelaría in Bogota.
Accommodation in Casa Deco

Day 2 (B):
CITY TOUR BOGOTA
After breakfast you’ll have a private biking city tour in Bogotá during which you will explore the narrow streets of La Candelaria (the historical center of Bogotá). You will also go up to the hill of Monserrate by a cable car or a funicular. All this tour will be accompanied by a local English speaking guide. Please keep in mind that any entrances are not included and have to be paid separately.
Accommodation in Casa Deco

Day 3 (B, L):
CHINGAZA NATIONAL PARK
Meeting at the hotel with the guide and driver. Transport from the hotel to the Chingaza National Park (+/2 hours drive from Bogotá). Enjoy the beautiful landscapes that this exceptional  ̈páramo ̈ mountain ecosystem has to offer. The hike will last between 4 and 6 hours. During the visit you will also enjoy a typical lunch. Meet the driver after the hike and return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Accommodation in Casa Deco

Day 4 (B):
TRANSFER TO VILLAVIEJA
Transfer from Bogotá to the village of Villavieja (6 h drive), right next to the Tatacoa desert. If the weather conditions allow, visit to the desert and its observatory at night (optional).
Accommodation in Yararaka or similar

Day 5 (B):
TATACOA – SAN AGUSTIN
Very early in the morning – visit to the Tatacoa desert (with a local Spanish speaking guide). End the walk in the desert with a swim in the underground water swimming pool. Back to the hotel before noon for check out and depart to San Agustín by a private transfer (6 h drive).
Accommodation in Yuma or similar

Day 6 (B):
SAN AGUSTIN
Together with a local guide visit to the Archaeological Park of San Agustín. In the afternoon continue with a tour in the surroundings of the town in order to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the area.
Accommodation in Yuma or similar

Day 7 (B):
DRIVE TO POPAYAN
Transfer to Popayan. The drive is long (3-6 h, depending on road conditions) but it goes through the stunning mountain nature so nice views are guaranteed. Check in at the hotel in the center of Popayan and start of an afternoon walking tour with a local guide.
Accommodation in La Plazuela

Day 8 (B):
TRANSFER TO COFFEE REGION
Morning departure north to the coffee region (6 h drive). Arrive to the colorful town of Salento where you will spend the next two nights.
Accommodation in Cuidad Segorbe

Day 9 (B, L):
COCORA VALLEY
Pick up by a local guide in the morning and transfer by a typical Willy jeep to the famous Valley of Salento. Hike among the tallest wax palm trees in the world, up to the mountain, till reaching the Acaime Natural Reserve (5-6 h hike today). Back to Salento in the afternoon and night there.
Accommodation in Finca Palmar

Day 10 (B, L):
HIKE LOS NEVADOS (SANTA ISABEL)
Very early in the morning check out from the hotel and depart towards Manizales (2 h drive). From there continue by the mountain roads, enjoying the views, till reaching the spot from where you will start today ́s hike. Together with your guide you will walk through a ̈páramo ̈ and later rocky surface till reaching the snow level of the Santa Isabel glacier. Time for some rest and photos and then descend down to the parking place. Continue with a transfer to a rural hotel – a typical coffee finca – located in the suburbs of Manizales.
Accommodation in Hacienda Venecia

Day 11 (B):
COFFEE TOUR
Start the day with a coffee tour in the area of your hotel. You will learn everything about the process that this plant goes through till becoming a delicious drink. In the afternoon – transfer to the thermal baths of Santa Rosa de Cabal for a relaxing time there.
Accommodation in Hacienda Venecia

Day 12 (B):
TRANSFER TO MEDELLIN
Today you will continue north to the city or Medellín. The drive takes around 6 hours, but the views are nice and you are free to make all the necessary stops on the way. Medellín is nowadays one of the most attractive, safest and most innovative cities in Latin America. The El Poblado district, where you will stay, is a wealthy and safe neighborhood of Medellín, and perhaps the best place to stay. It has modern and trendy restaurants, good coffee shops, fancy boutiques and beautiful parks.
Accommodation in Campana Boutique

Day 13 (B):
MEDELLIN CITY TOUR
A local English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel for a tour of the city of the eternal spring. Explore downtown and the historical center where you will find Plaza Botero, full with sculptures of the famous artist Fernando Botero. Take a ride in the cable car metro to the neighborhood Santo Domingo, which was once a notorious area with gang violence. Here you will have a spectacular view over the city. You will experience the transformation from the most dangerous city of the world to an innovative city with friendly people.
Accommodation in Campana Boutique

Day 14 (B):
FLY TO SANTA MARTA
Pick up at the hotel, transfer to the airport of Medellín and flight to Santa Marta. Once there you will be picked up by a local driver who will bring you to your hotel, located in the historical center of the city. Check in at the hotel and in the afternoon, continue with a visit to Taganga (only transfers).
Accommodation in Casa Carolina

Day 15 (B):
TRANSFER TO TAYRONA
Morning transfer (private) to Tayrona National Park (entrances included). The Tayrona National Park is perhaps the most beautiful nature reserve in Colombia. Beaches and tropical rainforest mix up here. Clear water, swaying palm trees and soft sand that tickles between your toes. The driver will leave in a parking place inside the park (no vehicles can go further). From there you will have to continue walking or riding a horse (available on the spot for +/- 6 eur) till your accommodation place.
Accommodation: Cabañas Arrecifes (1 cabin for 4 pax)

Day 16 (B):
TAYRONA FREE DAY
Enjoy a day off in Tayrona National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to relax, swim or take a long beach walk. Arrecifes has one of the most beautiful beaches in the park, but swimming is prohibited. From Arrecifes it is a 15-minute walk across the beach to another bay where you can swim. From here you walk in 30 minutes to another famous beach, La Piscina. Continue for another 15 minutes to El Cabo de San Juan. From here you can take a walk over the old Tayrona path (uphill) to Pueblito, lasting about 3 hours back and forth. These are ruins of the Tayrona civilization.
Accommodation: Cabañas Arrecifes (1 cabin for 4 pax)

Day 17 (B):
ONE MORE FREE DAY IN TAYRONA
Enjoy a day off in Tayrona National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to relax, swim or take a long beach walk. Arrecifes has one of the most beautiful beaches in the park, but swimming is prohibited. From Arrecifes it is a 15-minute walk across the beach to another bay where you can swim. From here you walk in 30 minutes to another famous beach, La Piscina. Continue for another 15 minutes to El Cabo de San Juan. From here you can take a walk over the old Tayrona path (uphill) to Pueblito, lasting about 3 hours back and forth. These are ruins of the Tayrona civilization.
Accommodation: Cabañas Arrecifes (1 cabin for 4 pax)

Day 18 (B):
TAYRONA – CARTAGENA
Transfer to Cartagena. Transport from Tayrona Park to Cartagena – it is a beautiful ride along the coast of about 6 hours. Welcome to Cartagena! The city is surrounded by a wall that used to protect the city from pirates. Because of its colonial appearance, Cartagena is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Islas de Rosario, real tropical Caribbean islands, are located within an hour of boat ride from Cartagena.
Accommodation: Tres Banderas

Day 19 (B):
CARTAGENA FREE DAY
Free day in Cartagena. Enjoy a day off in Cartagena. A walk through the historical center makes you feel like you have traveled back in time.
Accommodation: Tres Banderas

Day 20 (B):
ONE MORE FREE DAY IN CARTAGENA
Free day in Cartagena. Enjoy a day off in Cartagena. A walk through the historical center makes you feel like you have traveled back in time.
Accommodation: Tres Banderas

Day 21 (B):
TRANSFER OUT
A driver will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport of Cartagena from where you will take your international flight back home (or a connection via Bogotá).


INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in the hotels (or similar) in double rooms with private bathroom 
  • Meals as described (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D=dinner)
  • Private transfers as mentioned in the program
  • Tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned as included
  • Optional activities and activities during the free time
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Voluntary tips for guides, drivers, etc.
  • Other personal expenses

TRAVEL STYLE

All Colombia tours are shared group tours.. This means you have a different guide every day. It will be a mix between group day tours and individual private day tours. You will be with different guests at the group tours.


PRICE

For 4 travelers or more: USD 3.060 p.p.
For 2 or 3 travelers: USD 3.660 p.p.

* For children under the age of 12, there is a discount. Please contact us for the exact amount.


ADITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat pealed fruits, … ).
  • The price of this tour can vary because of the Colombian Pero – US Dollar currency rate. Rebecca Adventure Travle holds the right to reject a booking when price change is too much.
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the guests so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • Team: the enthusiastic international travel agents have lots of travel experience themselves;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and her team;
  • 24/7 assistance: the team can be contacted 24/7 by phone (including Whatsapp) in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch);
  • Insurances: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all mandatory insurances for tour operators.

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