A trip to delight your soul and mind with the beauties of well conserve nature, splendid Caribbean beaches, the colonial charm of Cartagena and Villa de Leyva and vitality of Bogota. An absolutely lovely contrast of magnificent landscapes and Colombian culture beat.
Bogota Historical Centre
Cartagena Walled City
San Agustin Archeological Park
Villa de Leyva
Tayrona Natural Park
Day 1. Welcome in Bogota
Welcome to the Eldorado Airport. Accommodation at the selected hotel. The activities of this day may vary depending on the arrival. Overnight in Bogota.
Located at 2.600 meters above sea level, this capital of 9 Million people is the biggest city in Colombia and center of economic, political and cultural scenery. During two days, discover one of the largest capitals in South America, its modern and old side.
Day 2. Bogota Historic Center
Visit the historic center, La Candelaria, which boasts bustling plazas, churches, and museums. Visit the Plaza de Bolivar, continue to the Museo Botero, a colonial house bursting with artworks from famous Colombian painter Fernando Botero.
Discover the remarkable collection of gleaming gold pre-Hispanic artifacts and precious stones at the Museo de Oro. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city further. Overnight in Bogota.
Day 3. Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira
Journey north through “Sabana de Bogota”, a high plateau peppered with greenhouses which are used for the cultivation of carnations and roses – an important part of the country’s thriving flower industry.
Arrive in Zipaquira (approx.1¼ hours), One of Colombia’s oldest cities, and explore the amazing underground Cathedral of Zipaquira, which is carved out of salt. In the night continue to the beautiful colonial town of Villa de Leyva (approx. 2 hours). Overnight in Villa de Leyva.
Day 4. Villa de Leyva
Founded in 1.572, its well-preserved architecture evokes colonial times. Surrounded by hills and old houses, leads to feel like in a frozen time.
Visit Museo el Fósil, a museum built around a fossil of 120 million-year-old kronosaurus that was found in 1977. In the afternoon, continue to “El Infiernito”, astronomical center Muisca culture and visit Convento del Santo Ecce Homo, Journey through Bogotá. Overnight in Bogota.
Day 5. Bogota to Neiva
Breakfast and transfer to El Dorado Airport to take the flight to Neiva. Arrival in Neiva, reception, and transfer during approximately 6 hours to San Agustín. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological park. Since 1995 is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This Park contains the biggest complex of religious monuments and megalith sculptures of South America. In the afternoon time to visit the town. Overnight at selected accommodation
Day 6. San Agustin Archeological Park
In the morning, horseback riding and visit of the archaeological sites “El Tablon” and “La Chaquira”. Also, contemplate the Estrecho de Magdalena, where the Colombian longest rivers begin and visit the area.
Overnight at selected accommodation.
Day 7. Neiva to Santa Marta
Breakfast. Transfer to Neiva airport to get flight connection to Santa Marta, with a stop in Bogota.
At your arrival in Santa Marta, will be received by the tour guide and after that, the Cultural and historical tour begins, visiting the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the monument of Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama, Santa Marta Bay and transfer to accommodation. Overnight in Tayrona Park.
Day 8. Tayrona Natural Park
This natural park is located in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the largest coastal mountain in the world. A spot of biodiversity is concentrated here. In only 46 kilometers, is possible to go from 0 m.a.s.l to 5.775 m.a.s.l, concentrating high level of endemism of flora and fauna that are unique from this region.
Boat ride to Playa Cristal. The largest coral area of the Park is situated here and you can snorkel to observe the coral reefs. The Seven Waves beach from which visitors can enjoy an amazing landscape. Overnight in Tayrona Park.
Day 9. Caribbean Time
Breakfast and free time to discover at your convenience this beautiful destination. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is also the ancestral home of the descendants of the Tayrona indigenous ethnic group as the Arhuaco, Wiwa, Kogi and Kuankuamo. Respect their traditions and remember that you are a visitor in their sacred land
Explore the wonderful landscape. From there you get to nearby beaches and enjoy the beautiful bays. Overnight in Tayrona Park
Day 10. Caribbean Time
Breakfast and free time to discover at your convenience this beautiful destination. Overnight in Tayrona Park.
Day 11. Cartagena Unesco Historical CentreBreakfast. At 9:00 a.m. land transfer to Cartagena. This journey last approximately 4 hours along “Troncal del Caribe”, which is a road that connects the Caribbean coast from east to west.
Situated in a bay in the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena has the most extensive fortifications in South America, therefore deserved to be Unesco Heritage. In the afternoon, the tour begins in the Walled City to discover monasteries, churches, the Convento de la Popa and Castillo de San Felipe, a military fortress built by the Spanish in the colonial period
Day 12. Cartagena Time
Breakfast. Free day to connect you with this colorful, contrasting and revealing city because Cartagena brings almost at every person a different charm, either the music, sky tints or tropical beat.An optional recommended tour is Emerald workshop (Not included) due to Colombia is the largest producer of this gems, in this experience can learn about the jewel process and make your own small piece of art with true emerald,
Day 13. Rosario Islands and Playa Blanca
Breakfast. Cartagena is surrounded by a marvelous archipelago with four islands where lives an important set of ecosystems, habited primary by coral reefs where hundreds of animals as fishes, corals, and crustaceans. At 8:00 a.m. present in Pegasus dock to start your Playa Blanca tour (Shared Service – Group Tour). After a journey by boat during one hour, you will arrive at this fantastic beach of white sand and also enjoy a typical Caribbean lunch of fresh fish, coconut rice and fried banana. Free time to enjoy the beach. At 3:00 p.m. return by boat to Cartagena.
Day 14. Sunset bay boat tour
Breakfast and free time. At 5:00 p.m. enjoy an unforgettable sunset in the bay of Cartagena. We will cruise around the bay of Cartagena for about two hours. On board, you will receive a delicious cocktail drink. We will pass by Manga, San Felipe de Barajas Castle, and Santa Cruz de Castillo Grande Fort.
At sunset time, the city has a very special flair. Buildings are lit up and the setting sun gives Cartagena a particular charm.
A very special farewell of your Colombian adventure.
Day 15. Cartagena to Bogota
Breakfast and transfer to Rafael Nunez International Airport to take the domestic flight to Bogota and later your international flight connection. Safe trip back home.
- 14 nights of accommodation according to selected category
- Internal flights within the cities in economic class
- Bogota – Neiva
- Neiva – Santa Marta (Connection in Bogota)
- Cartagena – Bogota
- All land transfer in the following cities:
- Bogota – Zipaquira - Villa de Leyva - Bogota
- Neiva – San Agustin – Neiva
- Santa Marta - Cartagena
- All Transfers Airport - Hotel – Airport in the following cities
- Santa Marta – Tayrona Park – Santa Marta
- 14 Breakfast in the accommodation
- One lunch in Rosario Island Day Tour
- Tours mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guidance in private service, except Bay Tour in Cartagena and Rosario Island Tour which are in shared service.
- Entrances in the mentioned attractions
- Insurance card (Coverage COP 7.000.000 in case of accident)
- 24 Hours Assistance from Living Col staff
Services Not Included
- International flights to Colombia
- Meals not mentioned.
- Tips. Additional services at hotel such as laundry, calls, room service
Selected accommodation accomplishes standards of service, hygiene, and safety. Location in historical centers or strategic points for exploring the place. Similar options in accommodation.
SANTA LUCIA HOTEL SPA
HOTEL DE LA OPERA
VILLA DE LEYVA
HOTEL EL EDEN
POSADA DE SAN ANTONIO
HOTEL LOS DURUELOS
TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK
Not in front of the beach
ECOHOTEL PLAYA ROCA
In Front of the beach
In Front of the beach
HOTEL DON PEDRO DE HEREDIA
ALLURE BOM BOM
HOTEL BOVEDAS DE SANTA CLARA
Prices per person
Based in double accommodation.
- Based on double accommodation
- Valid from 20 April to 20 December 2017
- Subject to change without prior notice
Please send the following information about every passenger
- Full Name
- Passport Number
- Mobile Number
- Special meal requirements (Vegans, gluten free, vegetarians, etc.)
- Pay 50% of the total trip to confirm your booking. A confirmation will all the services will send it by email with the respective invoice.
- 100% should be paid 30 days before the start date and we send the final invoice, services vouchers, and e- tickets.
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