12 DAY COLOMBIA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
With this 12 day Colombia highlights tour you will get to know this beautiful neighbour of Ecuador. You will visit Bogota, the coffee region, the amazing Valle de Cocora, Medellin (the city of Pablo Escobar), Tayrona Park, 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.
Colombia Highlights tour
|Day||Itinerary||Accommodation & Meals|
|1||Start of the Colombia highlights tour: Pick-up at Bogota airport and transfer to hotel in La Candelaria||Hotel Casa Deco|
|2||Private city tour in Bogotá during which you will explore the narrow streets of La Candelaria (the historical center of Bogotá), visit the museum of Gold (closed on Mondays) and the museum of Botero (closed on Tuesdays). Also you will 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.||Hotel Casa Deco; breakfast included|
|3||Transfer to Bogota airport and flight to Armenia. At Armenia you will be picked up by our driver and transferred to Finca el Palmar||Finca el Palmar; breakfast included|
|4||Private day trip to Salento (a colorful town which maintained the typical architecture of the area) and Valle de Cocora where the national trees of Colombia grow – wax palms that can reach up to 60 meters height. You can take incredible hikes in the valley.||Finca el Palmar; breakfast included|
|5||Today you get interactive coffee tour in Hacienda San Alberto where you will see how the Colombian coffee is grown, which processes it goes through before it becomes a drink and will learn the secrets about its quality. You will also pass by the lovely typical village of Buenavista. The tour takes around 3 hours in total. The rest of the day is free.||Finca el Palmar; breakfast included|
|6||Private transport to Medellín. Although it is a 5h drive, you will be able to make some short stops on the way and enjoy the view to the mountains and to the coffee plantations. The rest of the day is free in Medellín.||Hotel Art; breakfast included|
|7||In the morning you will be picked up by a local guide and will depart together for a private city tour in Medellín. You will take the public transport – the symbol of the city of Medellín, visit the most important squares and learn about the extreme change that this city went through from being considered as the most dangerous city in the world to becoming the most modern city of Latin America.||Hotel Art; breakfast included|
|8||Transfer to the airport of Medellín (almost 1 h). Flight to Santa Marta. Transfer to Tayrona National Park (around 2 h drive from the airport). The driver will leave you as close as the cars are allowed to go. From the parking lot there is still around 40min walk to Cabañas Arrecifes (you can get a horse service for the luggage and for the people for approx. 6 EUR).||Cabañas Arrecifes; breakfast included|
|9||Free day in Tayrona National Park, where you can visit beautiful beaches or hike around. For the tough travelers we recommend hiking until the ruins of Publito.||Cabañas Arrecifes; breakfast included|
|10||Shared tourist transportation to your hotel in Cartagena. The driver will pick you up from the parking where he left you upon your arrival to Tayrona). It is around 5 h drive passing by Santa Marta, Cienaga and Barranquilla. Arrival to Cartagena, check in the hotel. You will then be met by an English speaking guide with whom you will have an approx. 4 h walk enjoying the old town of Cartagena and learning about its history as well as architecture.||Hotel Tres Banderas; breakfast included|
|11||Free day in Cartagena (Optional: day trip to Rosario Islands).||Hotel Tres Banderas; breakfast included|
|12||End of the Colombia highlights tour: Transfer out to the airport of Cartagena.||
Bilingual naturalist guide
Meals (11x breakfasts)
All the activities as described including entrance fees
11 nights of accommodation in double rooms with private bathroom
Entrance to Tayrona National Park
24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance
Additional meals and beverages
Flights (possible to include upon request when the exact travel dates are confirmed)
Optional activities and activities during the free time
Personal travel insurance
Voluntary tips for guides, drivers, etc.
Other personal expenses
1418 USD pp based on 4 people
1706 USD pp based on 2 people
ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL
- Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
- The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
- Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
- Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
- 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
- Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).
When you book (the moment you sign the registration form or submit a booking request through Anyguide) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree on the following terms and conditions: https://www.rebeccaadventuretravel.com/conditions/
*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
**The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
*** The hotels mentioned in the itinerary are preferred hotels, if the described hotel is not available we reserve another hotel of the same level.