Magical Colombia 2020
8 Day Package from Bogotá to Cartagena
Starting at $1,669
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
According to the 2014 WIN/Gallup International Association’s End of Year Survey of 65 countries, Colombia is the second-happiest country in the world. Monograms wants to bring you happiness, which is why we’ve handled all of your Colombia travel details, so you can experience this fascinating country and remain happy throughout your vacation. On this 8-day vacation package, we’ve arranged your hotel accommodations (including porterage), daily breakfast and a couple of lunches, private airport transfers to/from your intra-vacation flights, and sightseeing. Plus, we want you to feel comfortable and know you have a friend in each city to help you. That’s why we’ve arranged the one-of-a-kind feature of a Monograms Local Host® in Bogota, Pereira, and Cartagena. This local expert will greet you with a warm welcome, present you with materials to familiarize you with each city, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly by answering questions, arranging optional excursions, and offering suggestions for restaurants, shops, and more.Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Bogota, where your Local Host will greet you and help you get settled. The next day, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for private sightseeing with a local expert, someone who will share the city’s inside stories and interesting history as you walk through the colonial part of the city and visit a colorful market. You’ll visit the Gold Museum, with one of the largest collections of Pre-Hispanic gold, and the Botero Museum, with paintings from well-known artist Fernando Botero. You’ll top your day off with a funicular ride to 10,000-foot Mount Monserrate, where expansive views of Bogota await you. A full day in Bogota on your own will give you the opportunity to explore one of the roughly 50 museums, browse the markets and shops, or take an optional excursion to the Zipaquirá’s underground salt cathedral, a popular pilgrimage site.The following day, we’ll pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport for a flight to Pereira, where you’ll be greeted by your Local Host, who will help you get settled and ready to explore this area in the heart of the Coffee Triangle. This area is the third-largest producer of coffee in the world, and we’ll take you to a coffee farm so you can learn about the process and walk through the plantations. You’ll also enjoy an excursion to Cocora Valley, where you can take part in a ritual to plant one of Colombia’s national trees; Salento, where you’ll explore this typical village; and Filandia, a traditional Colombian village.We’ll once again escort you via private transportation from your hotel to the airport, where you’ll board a flight for Cartagena on the Caribbean Coast. In Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1533, you’ll be greeted by your Local Host, who will escort you on a tour of the must-see sights: the Monastery of La Popa, built on a hillside at the beginning of the 17th century and offering beautiful views of the city, its beaches, and the Caribbean Sea; San Felipe Fort, built to protect the city; Old Cartagena, with its colorful streets and plazas; and San Pedro Claver Convent, home to impressive pre-Colombian artifacts. You’ll also have a full day to explore Cartagena on your own. Be sure to ask your Local Host for suggestions.As we’ve mentioned, Colombia equals happiness. Add the sightseeing and guides we’ve arranged, the hotels we’ve reserved, the daily breakfast we’ve included, and the services of a Local Host in each city, and you’ve got a vacation sure to make you happy—just like the Colombians!
Destination & Sightseeing
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included
MEALSBuffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches
Avenida 19 # 114 - 06 Bogota Colombia
With nearby shopping and access to attractions in Bogota, the Morrison Hotel 114 provides park and mountain views for its guests, updated and stylish rooms, international and Greek cuisine in the restaurant and friendly service. It's an ideal and comfortable location from which to explore the fabulous city of Bogota.
Carrera 13 # 85-80, Cundinamarca Bogota Colombia
True to its architectural concept of elegant lines and rich materials, this upscale hotel is the ideal combination of the classic and contemporary. Renowned architect Miguel Soto has achieved a fine blend of elegant and modern French style, with characteristic local features, creating a welcoming and distinctive design. The French art de vivre is seen in every detail. The Sofitel Victoria Regia's 102 rooms offer a luxurious stay, along with a gourmet restaurant that will awaken the culinary senses.
Entrada 16, El Tigre, Vía Pereira - Cerritos km 4 Pereira Colombia
The charming Hacienda San Jose was originally built in 1888 and is one of the oldest estates in Pereira. It is decorated with antique furniture and the pool is surrounded by lilac flower gardens. Guests can observe the 100+ bird species and diverse wildlife which resides on the estate or enjoy a relaxing aromatherapy massage. It's a beautiful and authentic place to stay as you explore the fascinating coffee region of Colombia.
Calle del Torno # 39-29 Cartagena Colombia
A perfect blend of vintage and contemporary, striking a balance between art and beauty to accommodate modernity and technology in unique surroundings. Each detail tells a story at the Sofitel Santa Clara, offering the perfect combination of age-old tradition, local hospitality and French luxury. With its blend of colonial architecture and modern comforts, the hotel offers comfortable rooms, personalized service, gourmet cuisine, and a first-class spa. Take in the beautiful city of Cartagena by surrounding yourself with luxury day and night at the Sofitel Santa Clara. Not to mention the fabulous beach access and beach amenities!
Calle de La Tablada, 7 - 62, San Diego Cartagena Colombia
The Bantú Cartagena Hotel invites you to discover one of the most amazing accommodations in the Caribbean, full of warmth and authenticity. A charming boutique hotel in the historic center of Cartagena, it boasts superior quality and offers avant-garde interior design, eighteenth-century colonial architecture and unique services. Colonial courtyard, chill-out terrace, solarium area, swimming pool, spa, bar, and restaurant are just some of the features of this upscale property.
Calle Primera de Badillo No. 35 - 74 Cartagena Colombia
Offering a gorgeous rooftop terrace and view, traditional décor and ambience, the Don Pedro de Heredia is conveniently located in the historic walled part of the city, near attractions, museums, and highlights of Cartagena.