The Best of Colombia

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Quick Overview

Explore the authentic highlights of Bogota, the colonial beauty of Villa de Leyva, the aromatic roasts of the Coffee Region, the magnificence of Medellin, the verdant beauty of Tayrona National Park, the secluded Caribbean paradise of the Rosario Islands and the jewel in Colombia’s crown, Cartagena. Known throughout the continent as having the most welcoming and friendly population, Colombia is South America’s best kept secret and today the country is far-removed from the clichéd image it has held for decades around the world.

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 5-7

The Coffee Triangle

  • 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 7-9

Medellin

  • Explore Medellin’s highlights and landmarks with a local guide.
  • Visit the traditional town of Guatape and the breathtaking El Peñol.
  • Experience the lively nightlife and restaurant scene in Medellin.

The second largest city in the country, Medellin, has witnessed the biggest turnaround off all the cities in Colombia. Becoming the Silicon Valley of South America, Medellin is today a beautifully, thriving city offering mountain valley views and some of the most iconic places in Colombia. Situated in the west of Colombia, Medellin is always ready to welcome you with its year-round spring climate. Enjoy visiting the traditional ‘paisa’ town of Guatape and its breathtaking surroundings including the colossal El Peñol Rock. Change the experience under the Itinerary tab to combine Medellin with the Coffee Region or even Colombia’s Caribbean Coast.

Days 9-13

Tayrona National Park

  • Explore Santa Marta, the oldest city in Colombia with a local guide.
  • Stay in Tayrona Nat’l Park, foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
  • Relax on the deserted and heavenly beach of Cabo San Juan del Guia.

Discover the full beauty of Colombia’s Caribbean Coast as you plunge into the azure waters of the Tayrona National Park and visit the historic town of Santa Marta. One of the oldest cities in Latin America, Santa Marta is steeped in history and has beautifully preserved colonial architecture to admire and explore with your local guide. You’ll also stay on arguably the country’s most picturesque stretch of coastline, the Tayrona National Park with its palm-fringed white sandy beaches and diverse wildlife is simply heaven on Earth. The tropical wilderness of Colombia’s exotic Caribbean awaits your arrival! Change the experience under the Itinerary tab to combine Santa Marta and the Tayrona National Park with Cartagena.

Days 13-15

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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