Classic Colombia

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9 Nights
10 places to visit
Included Travel

Tour Overview

Visit Colombia's vibrant capital city, Bogotá

Discover its Pro-Columbian heritage in San Agustín

Tour through the incredible landscape of the Tatacoa Desert

Explore the Triangulo del Café, the famous Coffee Region

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1

Home - Bogotá

Upon arrival to Bogotá El Dorado International airport, you will be met by a Soliman Travel representative. Private transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay.

Overnight in Bogotá 

Day 2 

Bogotá City Tour

Full day private guided tour of Bogotá’s historic centre – La Candelaria – including visits to the world-renowned Gold Museum and Botero Gallery, and a trip to Paloquemao Market.

La Candelaria is the heart and soul of Bogotá, with La Plaza de Bolívar as its focal point surrounded by the Cathedral, Congress, the Justice Palace and the Mayor’s Office. Visit the Gold Museum, which houses the continent’s most priceless gold masterpieces from Pre-Columbian societies; and the Museo de Botero, where renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero displays his private art collection, including works by Picasso, Renoir, Dali, Degas, Chagall, Matisse, Monet and Giacometti. Discover the Mercado de Paloquemao, one of Bogotá’s oldest food markets, taking in the colourful sights of exotic fruits, vegetables and flowers, and stop to try freshly made juices and other local delicacies.

 Overnight in Bogotá

Day 3

Bogotá - Neiva

Private transfer to El Dorado International airport for your domestic flight to Neiva, the state capital of the department of Huila, for a 1 night stay. Enjoy some star-gazing in the clear skies above Villa Vieja.

Overnight in Neiva

Day 4

Villa Vieja - San Agustin

Tour the Tatacoa Desert

Private land transfer from Villa Vieja to San Agustin for a 2 night stay. Visit the Tatacoa Desert en route. Somewhat out of place in the mountains and lush plains of the department of Huila, this area of scrub and bizarre rock formations dotted with cactus and other sparse desert vegetation sits just 50 kms from Neiva. The two mountain ranges that flank the Tatacoa desert starve it of water and therefore cause this other-worldly desert phenomenon that is the result of local micro climates and geographical conditions.

Overnight in San Agustin

Day 5

Tour of the San Agustin Archaeological Park and museum

Famed for its mysterious Pre-Columbian stone figures carved out of and into the rock, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Colombia’s more unusual and spiritual locations. The statues date to 3300BC, and are carved to resemble the men, animals and the gods of the Pre-Columbian people. Little is known about the culture and civilisations that made and carved these statues, leaving the visitors with their own ideas and imagination about these ancient statues. From there, the tour continues to the village of Obando, descending deep into ancient underground tombs which have been carefully restored. The last visit will be to the Magdalena River Strait, which is a particularly beautiful section of the Magdalena River where the river is forced through a narrow gap. 

Overnight in San Agustin

Day 6

San Agustin - Popayan

Half-day walking tour of the Ciudad Blanca (White City as Popayan is also known)

Visiting its churches, museums and colonial buildings.

Overnight in Popayan

Day 7

 Popayan - Pereira or Armenia

Tour the Coffee Region

Private land transfer to Pereira or Armenia, for a 3 night stay to explore Colombia’s famous Coffee Region – Zona Cafetera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Triangulo del Café is made up of three departments – Caldas, Risaralda and Quindio. They run from north to south following the Central Andean Mountain Range and all three are flanked by the snow-capped peaks of the Parque Natural Los Nevados to the East. 

Overnight in Pereira or Armenia

Day 8

Tour Filandia, Salento & Cocora Valley

Full day tour to Filandia and Salento, two exquisitely preserved colonial towns with traditional, colourful Andean houses and balconies, followed by a walk through the spectacular landscape of the Cocora Valley, home to Colombia’s national tree, the slender Wax Palm.

Overnight in Pereira or Armenia

Day 9

Visit a traditional Coffee Hacienda

Half-day at a traditional Hacienda and coffee plantation learning about the coffee production process, from sowing the seeds to how best to serve your morning cup of delicious Colombian coffee.

Overnight in Pereira or Armenia

Day 10

Pereira or Armenia - Home

Private transfer to Pereira or Armenia International airport for your flight home.

 

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