COLOMBIA HIGHLIGHTS (8 DAYS)

Cartagena
Cartagena

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Cartagena
Cartagena

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Terraza San Alberto

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See the highlights of Colombia in just 8 days, experiencing the country’s finest coffee, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine.

 

Starts: Pereira

Ends: Cartagena

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Prices Per Person:

Comfort Tours:

1-3 Travelers: US$2175

4-5 Travelers: US$1650

6-7 Travelers: US$1525

8 Travelers: US$1400

 

Basic Tours:

1-3 Travelers: US$1625

4-5 Travelers: US$1225

6-7 Travelers: US$1150

8 Travelers: US$1050

Highlights:

Hike among the iconic wax palms of Valle de Cocora. Explore the traditional coffee town of Salento. Sample the world’s best coffee in Buenavista. Witness firsthand the stunning transformation of Medellín. Get lost in the walled city of Cartagena. Relax on a tranquil Caribbean beach.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1:

Arrive in Pereira any time. You’ll have free time to enjoy the city. A trip orientation will be held in the evening.

Day 2: BL

Drive to magical Valle de Cocora in the morning. Hike or go on horseback to get up close and personal with the tall and majestic wax palms, a symbol of Colombia, or just relax and enjoy the view. Enjoy a traditional lunch at Bosques de Cocora. After lunch, head to Salento for some free time to explore, shop, and sample local specialties.

Day 3: BL

Our first stop is the impressive Quindío Botanical Garden in Calarcá where you’ll take a guided tour to learn about Colombia’s biodiversity. We then drive to the small town of Buenavista for a healthy lunch at Río Azul. After lunch, become a coffee expert with a private experience at San Alberto, Colombia’s most award-winning coffee producer on an international level.

Day 4: BL

Hop on a morning flight to the City of Eternal Spring, Medellín. After lunch, the afternoon is free to spend however you’d like. In the evening, have dinner and dance the night away in El Poblado.

Day 5: BL

Visit Comuna 13, once considered the most dangerous neighborhood in Colombia, to see some colorful graffiti and learn more about the city’s miraculous transformation. Take a short walking tour of the city center and have a traditional lunch.

Day 6: B

Fly to Cartagena in the morning. The rest of the day is free to wander through the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage listed walled city. You can also visit Castillo San Felipe (the strongest Spanish fort ever built), the former slave quarter of Getsemaní, and sample street food and fresh exotic fruit juices.

Day 7: BLD

Take an excursion to Isla del Encanto. The private island resort features a beautiful beach with crystal-clear water and a variety of optional activities. After returning to Cartagena, Have a farewell dinner at Mistura.

 

Day 8: B

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

What’s Included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner

  • Water throughout the tour

  • All transportation and airport transfers

  • Internal flights to Medellín and Cartagena

  • All accommodation (7 nights in hotels)

  • Admission to hiking trail at Valle de Cocora

  • Admission to the Quindío Botanical Garden in Calarcá

  • Coffee tour in Buenavista

  • Comuna 13 tour in Medellín

  • Excursion to Isla del Encanto from Cartagena

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Accompaniment by the owners throughout the trip and local guides where applicable

 

 

What’s Not Included:

  • International flights

  • Horseback riding and mud boots at Valle de Cocora

  • Optional tours, excursions, and activities not covered in the itinerary

  • Admission to museums and attractions not covered in the itinerary

  • Wine and mixed alcoholic drinks during meals included in the itinerary

  • Minibar consumption in hotels

  • Tips for local guides­

  • Excess checked luggage fees

  • Personal expenses

  • Allow $100-$200 for meals not included