Colonial Cities & Coffee Triangle
9 Days / 8 Nights
$1560P/P Double Occupancy
This tour starts in Bogota, allowing you to see Colombia’s capital city and the bohemian La Candelaria area of Bogotá. Visit Magical villages as Villa de Leyva and Cartagena with its Cobbled streets wind their way through the Spanish-colonial white-walled, clay-tiled houses to chapels and massive churches, as the living testimony of the Spaniards who trot on Colombian soil and were bewitched by the exuberance and abundance of nature around them. You will have the opportunity to see Colombia’s famous Coffee Triangle, where the scenery is every bit as good as the coffee and together, form an unforgettable experience.
Day 01 Arrival in Bogota
Upon arrival to Bogota met with guide and transfer to your hotel. hotel BH Bicentenario
Day 02 Villa de Leyva (B)
At dawn we leave Bogota via the Northern Expressway. After around 2 hours, we arrive at the most important monument in Colombian history: the Boyaca Bridge. On that bridge Simon Bolivar fought and won his most decisive battle against Spanish settlers. Our trip continues on to Tunja, capital city of the department of Boyaca. After a brief stop in Tunja we continue on to Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved colonial villages in South America. In the afternoon we will arrive at the hotel and afterwards we stroll through the village of Villa de Leyva visiting the central plaza with its churches, restaurants and handicraft shops. Overnight at Villa de Leyva
Day 03 Villa de Leyva-Bogota (B)
In the morning we start our visit at the Ecce Homo Dominican convent, constructed in the XVII century and continue to a fossil discovered just outside the town, which has been dated at more than 150 million years old. Later in the day we begin the return trip, first through La Raquira, a village of quaint and colorful little houses, famous for its pottery and ceramics. On the way to Bogota we have brief stop at a pilgrimage site, the Cathedral of Chiquinquira. Arrival at hotel in Bogota Bh Bicentenario
Day 04 Bogota/Armenia (B)
Transfer to airport for your flight to Armenia (not included) Upon arrival to Armenia transfer to a nice Hacienda Morning arrival, welcome by the local guide and departure to anidyllic coffee farm. In the afternoon, visit to a special coffee growing farm which includes a technical and practical introduction to the whole coffee cultivation and production process
Day 05 Cocora Valley & Salento Village (B)
After breakfast we head on to the Cocora Valley and its breathtaking landscapes will be explored by a horse riding or walking trip: This is one of the most beautiful places in Colombia! Here we will find the impressive â€śPalma de Ceraâ€ť, the Colombian national tree and one of the tallest varieties of palm in the world. On the way back to Armenia, we visit Salento, a picturesque village in the middle of the coffee region
Day 06 Armenia/Cartagena (B)
Transfer to airport for your flight to Cartagena (flight is not included) Upon arrival met guide and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. 3 nights at Hotel ALfiz std room Breakfast included. Declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1984, Cartagena encapsulates all the charm of Spanish colonial architecture, the republic period and today, the attractions of intense night-life, cultural festivals, exotic scenery, and superb beaches. Walk the streets, look at the Spanish colonial buildings Ă˘â‚¬â€ś the Palace of the Inquisition, the Clock-Tower and the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas; enjoy the soft, warm breezes as you pass through the squares and plazas. Eating out is another form of entertainment in Cartagena, with countless choices of new and exotic flavors in local and international styles.
Day 07 Private Half day city tour (B)
This fascinating half day tour starts with the visit of the most representative monuments of Cartagena starting at the Convent of La Popa (highest point of the city). It continues to the Castillo de San Felipe, an immense fort filled with history and mysteries hidden in its stone-walled tunnels, leaving the castle we visit the monument of Zapatos Viejos, the Old Shoes. The most impressive definitely is the huge defensive wall that surrounds the old city, which overlooks the sea and its well-preserved colonial architecture. During the rest of the visit you will see the cities churches, museums, plazas, restaurants, shops and jewelry stores. This combination makes Cartagena deserving the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site as you will never forget this wonderful destination. Duration: 4 hours approximately.
Day 08 Full day Rosario Islands Tour (B, L, L)
Our departure takes off in speed boat from the Muelle de los Pegasos crossing Cartagena Bay, passing through Bocachica and skirting the north coast of the island of Baru towards El Rosario Islands. First stop at Cholon beaches in order to enjoy the crystal clear waters and continuing towards Majagua Island. On arrival, a welcome coffee break and time to swim or relax on the small island awaits you. After a typical lunch, the trip continues to San Martin Island with a visit of the aquarium and a chance to see performing dolphins and sharks. After that we begin the return trip to Majagua Island where there will be more time to relax, swim or snorkel. In the afternoon we return to Cartagena. (Trip will be conducted in the company of an international group of tourists, under the supervision of a bilingual guide. The entrance to the aquarium costs 7 USD per person and is not included). Please note that thereÂ´s no individual tour guide on board just a general one for the whole group. Duration: 9 hours approximately.Transfers from hotel to deck and back are not included.
Day 09 Departure (B)
Transfer out to airport. End of services