Colombia Culture Explorer

Deluxe Series

Quick Overview

Explore Colombia’s culture from all sides, stroll back through the centuries marveling at the huge life-sized statues at the UNESCO World Heritage site of San Agustin. Bogota’s historical highlights are captivating for both casual visitors and history buffs, the aromas of Arabica Coffee and landscapes in Colombia’s Coffee Region are enticing, Medellin will surpass all expectations, the verdant nature of Tayrona National Park is spell-binding and Cartagena will have you wanting to stay and experience even more.

Itinerary Brief

Days 1-3

Bogota

  • Guided tour of the historical highlights of Bogota.
  • Panoramic view of the city and Andes from the summit Monserrate.
  • Discover Bogota’s vibrant gastronomy scene in the Zona G.

Staying in the heart of the city in the historic center of La Candelaria, you’ll quickly discover the contrasts of Colombia’s capital from its modern high-rise buildings to its colonial charm. Rich in culture and packed with restaurants, coffee shops and tree-lined plazas; making your way through this historic city with your local guide will provide you with an endless list of travel memories. From seeing the sprawling city below from the top of Monserrate to dining in the city’s best local restaurants and visiting the famous Gold Museum among many others; Bogota is one of the most exciting destinations in South America! Change the experience under the Itinerary tab to combine Bogota with the colonial town of Villa de Leyva and include a visit to the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral along the way.

Days 3-5

Villa de Leyva & the Salt Cathedral

  • Visit Colombia’s First Wonder, the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral.
  • Guided tour of Villa de Leyva’s colonial highlights.
  • Special stay in Villa de Leyva, a hidden gem in Colombia.

Relax and explore the colonial highlights of Villa de Leyva, one of the most picturesque towns in the Americas! Frozen in time since the 1600s, the town of Villa de Leyva will give you an authentic taste of Colombian village life. As you travel towards this beautiful town, you’ll stop off at the incredible Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, situated 590 feet underground. Arriving in Villa de Leyva you’ll automatically fall into the laid-back pace of the town with its cobblestone streets and whitewashed colonial buildings that all come as a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby Bogota. Change the experience under the Itinerary tab to combine Villa de Leyva with the Colombian capital of Bogota to then travel on to be able to continue your journey to the rest of Colombia.

Days 5-9

San Agustin

  • Visit the archaeological capital of the Americas in San Agustin.
  • South America’s largest megalithic sculptures & religious monuments.
  • Time to explore the charming town of San Agustin on your own.

Well-known yet still relatively unexplored, the archaeological site of San Agustin will leave you astounded! Situated deep in the Andean Cordillera, the quiet and charming town of San Agustin is the perfect base to get out and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of San Agustin. It is in the relatively off-the-beaten-path destination that you’ll find Colombia’s archaeological treasures that rival those of the Maya and Incas. The surrounding, rugged terrain of the Magdalena Valley only adds to the spectacular show on offer here. Change the experience under the Itinerary tab to combine San Agustin with the Coffee Region and Medellin.

Days 9-11

Pereira

  • A unique coffee-making experience at a local coffee farm.
  • Visit the stunning Cocora Valley in a traditional Willy Jeep.
  • Stay in an authentic hacienda surrounded by coffee plantations.

Known worldwide for its rich, full-bodied coffee, the Zona Cafetera is centered around the towns of Pereira and Armenia. From staying at a traditional coffee hacienda to tasting the freshness of the delicious roasts and waking up to the smell of coffee from the surrounding plantations; this is a coffee-lover’s dream! Visiting local coffee towns such as Salento, planting your own Quindio Palm Tree and, exploring the stunning rolling hillsides of the Cocora Valley; Colombia’s Coffee Triangle is both an authentic and heart-warming experience. Change the experience under the Itinerary tab to combine the Coffee Region with Medellin or even Colombia’s Caribbean Coast.

Days 11-13

Cartagena de Indias

  • Explore the historic walled-city of Cartagena with a local guide.
  • Experience the lively Afro-Caribbean culture and cuisine in Cartagena.
  • Watch the sunset over the Caribbean Sea with a refreshing cocktail.

Immerse yourself in the Caribbean city of Cartagena which epitomizes Colombia’s energy, culture and history. A stunning walled city with charming cobblestone streets and colorful buildings with flower-filled balconies, Cartagena shows off some of South America’s best preserved colonial architecture. Colombia’s cultural gem and Caribbean romanticism awaits your arrival! Change the experience under the Itinerary tab to combine Cartagena with Santa Marta and the Tayrona National Park.

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