Discover Colombia

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14 Nights
12 places to visit
Included Travel
Tour Overview

Visit Colombia's vibrant capital city, Bogotá

Explore the scenic Coffee Region

Discover Colombia's capital of innovation and culture, Medellín

Hike through the beautiful Tayrona National Park

Tour the colourful Caribbean port city of Cartagena

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 - Pereira or Armenia

Tour the Coffee Region

Private transfer from hotel to El Dorado Airport for domestic flight to Pereira or Armenia, to tour Colombia’s famous Coffee Region – Zona Cafetera, a UNESCO Heritage Site. On arrival, you will be met by a Soliman Travel representative. Private transfer from airport to your hotel for a 3 night stay.

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. As the name suggests, the region is home to the famous Colombian Coffee, though the area offers a wealth of other attractions for visitors, including architecture, nature and gastronomy.

Overnight in Pereira or Armenia

Day 4

Tour Pijao, Cordoba & Coffee Hacienda

Offering a unique insight into the Colombian Coffee Region, you will visit the settlements of Cordoba, Pijao and Buena Vista, enjoy a typical lunch and learn about the coffee-making process in a traditional Hacienda.

Overnight in Pereira or Armenia 

Day 5

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 6

Private land transfer to Medellín

Medellín is one of the most exciting cities in South America, full of fashion, art, gastronomy design and nightlife! Its story is an inspiring one – a tale of growth and security advances that have transformed it into a must-visit destination. 3 nights stay.

Overnight in Medellín

Day 7

Tour of Medellín

Full day tour of Colombia's second largest city that demonstrates the city’s importance in terms of innovation, commerce and culture. See for yourself the miraculous social transformation this thriving metropolis has undergone. 

Overnight in Medellín

Day 8

Tour of Guatapé and the Peñol Rock

This great day trip from Medellín (approx. 2 hours drive) takes you deep into the countryside of Antioquia. Climb 649 steps to the stop of the giant monolith rock of El Peñol which towers over a series of beautiful lakes offering breath-taking views. Visit the nearby lakeside town of Guatapé, with its brightly painted houses and store fronts offers a piece of quintessentially Colombian culture.

Overnight in Medellín

Day 9

Medellín - Santa Marta

Private transfer to Medellin airport for your domestic flight to Santa Marta. Upon arrival you will be met by a Soliman Travel representative. Private transfer to your Lodge in Tayrona National Park for a 3 night stay.

Parque Nacional Tayrona is paradise perfected. The park sits on the edge of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, the highest coastal mountain range in the world. The National Park is picture perfect: palm fringed, golden sand beaches and sparkling clear water with a backdrop of lush green rainforest.

The National park was once home to the indigenous Tayrona Indians and archaeological remains can still be found, the best preserved of these is the Pre-Hispanic village of Pueblito, believed to have been the site of a major Tayrona settlement. The majority of the park is covered by virgin tropical forest and inhabited by over 100 species of mammals, 200 species of birds and 50 species of reptiles. The Paujil, a kind of hen, is often represented in Tayrona gold work and is indigenous to this area of Colombia, as is the majestic condor which nests in the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Monkeys can often be seen – and heard – along the fringes of the beaches, especially around the Ecohabs. This is a place where nature and tourism peacefully co-exist.

Overnight in Tayrona National Park

Day 10

Full day guided walking tour of the Tayrona National Park

For those who prefer a more sedate pace, horses can be arranged to carry you or your bags. We can tailor tours to your own particular requirements: anything from a 30 minute stroll to one of the main beaches, where you can sit under hanging palms and watch the waves roll up the shore, or a longer walk of a couple of hours or so to one of the main swimming beaches where there are also a number of great locally run restaurants for a traditional lunch. During your walk you may meet some members of the Kogi tribe who still live in the park, and will undoubtedly encounter an array of flora and fauna. A feast for the senses!

 

Overnight in Tayrona National Park

Day 11

Tour to Minca Town

Full day tour to Minca, a small town of about 500 inhabitants nestled amongst lush vegetation in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This wonderful landscape was home to the ancient Tayrona culture, with many of their traditions still upheld today amongst the highland indigenous peoples belonging to the Kággaba (Kogi), Ijka (Arhuaco), Wiwa (Arzario) and Kankuamo tribes. This day-trip includes the opportunity to visit a local coffee farm and some of the natural river pools in the surrounding areas.

Overnight in Tayrona National Park

Day 12

Private land transfer to Cartagena

Founded in 1533, La Heroica (Cartagena) was formerly the preferred Caribbean gateway port of the Spanish. After years of attacks by buccaneers and pirates, the city was fortified with 17 metre thick walls and a fort which still stand today. Cartagena's rich history, diverse culture and energy absorbs every visitor allowing them a glimpse into Colombia’s colonial past and the chance to relax in superb surroundings. This passionate and vibrant city with some of the best preserved colonial architecture in South America exudes character; mix in African rhythms and indigenous influences with the legacy Spanish splendour and you’ll soon see why Cartagena is a truly amazing holiday destination.

Overnight Cartagena

Day 13

Tour of Cartagena, Colombia’s magical Caribbean city

Full day walking tour of Cartagena’s historic, vibrant and colourful Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting the Inquisition Palace, the San Felipe Fortress and San Pedro Claver Church.

Overnight in Cartagena

Day 14

Boat trip to Rosario Islands

Full-day private trip to the idyllic Caribbean Rosario Islands for a day of sun, crystal-clear sea and snorkelling.

Overnight in Cartagena

Day 15

Cartagena - Home 

Private transfer to Cartagena International Airport for your return flight home

 

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