Multi-Day Tour

Colombia Journey (12 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Bogotá To Bogotá

Valid for Departures: 05 May 2018 - 26 Dec 2018

Colombia Journey (12 days)

Day 1

Bogotá

Day 2

Bogotá/Armenia

Day 5

Medellín

Day 6

Medellín/Buritaca

Day 7

Guajira Peninsula

Day 8

Buritaca/Cartagena

Day 11

Cartagena/Bogotá

Day 12

Bogotá

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Bogotá
None None
Day 1 Bogotá: Modern Bogotá offers visitors a wide variety of activities combined with the picturesque beauty of its cultural and architectural past. Colonial churches and pre-Columbian art contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis. If you arrive early, take a walk around some of the interesting neighbourhoods including La Candelaria, La Macarena, Parque de la 93, La Zona T, La Zona Rosa (bars and restaurants), La Zona G (international cuisine), or visit the Monserrate Santuary and enjoy great views of the city. Additional Notes: We recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer. Hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Colombia (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2
Bogotá/Armenia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Bogotá/Armenia: Catch a flight to Armenia where we immerse ourselves into coffee culture staying two nights at a traditional Hacienda on a working coffee farm. Spend the afternoon with a coffee expert tasting and exploring elements that inspire coffee production including earth, water, fauna, flora, sun, and shade. Additional Notes: The Hacienda is simple, with small rooms and few amenities, it also is common to have hot water shortages. While basic, the stunning location and natural beauty more than makes up for a few minor inconveniences. Included Activities: Coffee Farm Visit Hacienda Stay Transport: Plane Private Vehicle
Day 3
Armenia, Colombia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Armenia: Enjoy a full day excursion to Salento and hiking the Cocora valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village. Included Activities: Salento and Cocora Valley Excursion Hacienda Stay
Day 4
Armenia, Colombia
None Breakfast
Day 4 Armenia/Medellín: Drive to historic Medellín. Enjoy time to explore this historic city upon arrival. Additional Notes: The drive to Medellin can be quite long, depending on road and traffic conditions. Sit back and relaxing, enjoying the passing scenery. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Medellín
None Breakfast
Day 5 Medellín: Visit Comuna 13­ – a community transformed. Once controlled by the cartels, this neighbourhood is a shining example of Colombia's progress in overcoming its notorious past. Meet a local guide and begin the journey upwards with a ride on the city’s unique public cable cars and escalator system and enjoy a walk discussing Colombia's history and revitalization. Option to take a historical tour, visit museums or go shopping in the afternoon. Included Activities: Medellin Community Walk
Day 6
Medellín/Buritaca
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Medellín/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona: Morning flight to Santa Marta then continue to our beach lodge near Tayrona National Park, on the Caribbean coast. Enjoy fresh seafood and some of Colombia's most pristine and beautiful white sand beaches. Transport: Plane Private Vehicle
Day 7
Guajira Peninsula
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona: Spend the day swimming and enjoying the beach or opt to hike into the national park or into the jungle to see the ruins of Pueblito.
Day 8
Buritaca/Cartagena
None Breakfast
Day 8 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Cartagena: Drive to tropical Cartagena and experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
Cartagena, Colombia
None Breakfast
Day 9 Cartagena: Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of Cartagena visiting key sites throughout the historical centre of the city that were inspiration for Colombia's most famous author, journalist and Nobel Prize winner; Gabriel García Márquez. Relax in the afternoon before we learn the basics of Colombian Salsa, known as Cali style in a private lesson by 2 local dancers. Included Activities: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Old City walk Salsa Dance Class
Day 10
Cartagena, Colombia
None Breakfast
Day 10 Cartagena: Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. Free time for optional activities such as a visit to Playa Blanca, a boat tour to Islas del Rosario National Park, or to explore nearby beaches.
Day 11
Cartagena/Bogotá
None Breakfast
Day 11 Cartagena/Bogotá: Fly back to Bogotá with free time for optionals including a visit to the National Museum of Colombia, the Gold Museum, or just wander one of the many quaint neighbourhoods. Transport: Plane
Day 12
Bogotá
None Breakfast
Day 12 Bogotá: Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking additional post-trip accommodation if you want more time to explore the city. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Discover Colombia, a corner of South America that is once again becoming a must-see destination. On a 12-day adventure, spend two nights at a traditional hacienda on a working coffee farm, ride the famous hillside escalators of Medellín, indulge in the Caribbean beauty of Tayrona’s lush jungle and perfectly pristine beaches, and wander the cobblestoned streets of historical Cartagena. Get to Colombia before the rest of the world catches on.

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