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As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included
Buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches
Day 1 ARRIVE IN BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA.
Arrive in Bogotá, where your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in
Day 2 BOGOTÁ.
Included private sightseeing starts in a colorful LOCAL MARKET in the heart of the city, where you will learn about traditional Colombian food. Continue walking through the well-preserved colonial part of the city, La Candelaria, before visits to the GOLD MUSEUM, housing one of the largest collections of Pre-Hispanic gold, and the BOTERO MUSEUM, featuring famous paintings from well-known artist Fernando Botero. Cap your day off with a FUNICULAR RIDE up to Mount Monserrate at 10,000 feet for expansive views of Bogotá Breakfast
Day 3 BOGOTÁ.
Today is free to explore the modern city of Bogotá on your own. Alternatively, take an optional tour to Zipaquirá’s fascinating underground salt cathedral. More than 600 feet underground, you will find this monumental architectural masterpiece built inside a salt mine. Following the labyrinth of tunnels, you will find Stations of the Cross, angels, and the Madonna statue inside this unique underground cathedral. Today, it is still a popular pilgrimage site Breakfast
Day 4 BOGOTÁ–PEREIRA (COFFEE TRIANGLE AREA).
Board your flight for Pereira in the heart of the Coffee Triangle of Colombia, the third-largest producer of coffee in the world. After lunch in a typical restaurant, your Local Host takes you on a visit to a COFFEE FARM to learn about the process, from planting and roasting to tasting. Walk through lush plantations, uncover the secrets of the production process, and expand your palate with the help of local baristas who share the fine art of coffee tasting. Stay in a beautiful hacienda this evening BreakfastLunch
Day 5 PEREIRA (COFFEE TRIANGLE AREA). EXCURSION TO COCORA VALLEY, SALENTO & FILANDIA.
Drive through the region of Quindío to Cocora Valley with your Local Host, where you will find Colombia’s national tree, the Palma de Cera—the highest palm tree in the world. Help preserve this protected species of tree through a small ritual that includes planting one of these very rare palm trees. Next, stop in Salento, a typical village of this region, where you have time to walk through the small but colorful streets. Continue to Filandia, another village boasting gorgeous views of the vast Andes mountain range BreakfastLunch
Day 6 PEREIRA (COFFEE TRIANGLE AREA)–CARTAGENA.
Fly to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of well-preserved colonial architecture. Upon arrival, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes a visit to the MONASTERY OF LA POPA. Built on a hillside at the beginning of the 17th century, it features panoramic views of the city, its beaches, and the bay. Next, tour SAN FELIPE FORT, built to protect the city from pirates as well as the British and French. Head into the walled colonial city and see the colorful streets and plazas of Old Cartagena. End the day with a tour of the SAN PEDRO CLAVER CONVENT, housing impressive Pre-Columbian artifacts Breakfast
Day 7 CARTAGENA.
Today is free to explore on your own. Perhaps take an optional excursion to see the old colonial city by horse carriage. Ride, past churches, squares, and old houses with balconies full of flowers Breakfast
Day 8 CARTAGENA-MEDELLÍN.
Fly to Medellin, the second-largest and most progressive city in Colombia. Cradled in the Aburra Valley, Medellín is one of the most beautiful in South America, and is dubbed the “City of Everlasting Spring” due to its mild, year-round climate. Upon arrival, you will be met by your Local Host Breakfast
Day 9 MEDELLÍN.
Your included private sightseeing begins in the area of Santo Domingo Sabio, located between mountains. Ascend via CABLE CAR up the side of mountains and into the valley, taking in impressive views of the narrow streets full of colors and music. Learn about local culture as you reach the Biblioteca España, a unique structure that has become a symbol of the revitalization that has happened in the area. Next, visit Parque Berrio to see one of Fernando Botero’s most famous sculptures, La Gorda (The Fat Lady). Also visit the ANTIOQUIA MUSEUM that houses the largest collection of Botero’s works. End your day at the PAISA VILLAGE, a replica of the quaint villages of the region Breakfast
Day 10 MEDELLÍN.
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.
Morrison Hotel 114
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.
Hotel Sofitel Victoria Regia
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.
Hacienda San Jose
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.
Sofitel Santa Clara
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!
Don Pedro de Heredia
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.
Hotel Bantu Cartagena
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.
Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro
Calle 3 Sur Medellin Colombia
At Hotel Estelar Milla de Oro, design, class, and service come together to create a contemporary and sophisticated space where guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful city of Medellín. Services and amenities include wireless internet access, on-site bar and restaurant, and rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi.