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Colombia Discovery

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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    £5,590pp
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Hopping between cosmopolitan cities, colonial towns, coffee haciendas and the Caribbean coast, this tour highlights everything there is to love about the enchanting and jaw-droppingly beautiful country of Colombia.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 13 , Lunches: 12 , Dinners: 13
  • Accommodation
    13 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 2Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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Tour Highlights

Our Colombia Discovery tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Colombia Discovery Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

Traveling to Colombia offers a captivating blend of cultural diversity, natural wonders, and warm hospitality. From the lush landscapes of Tayrona National Park to the historic charm of cities like Cartagena, you can explore a range of experiences. Colombian cuisine adds a flavourful dimension to this remarkable journey.

  • Day 1
    Fly to Bogota
    DAY 1: Fly to Bogota

    Fly to Colombia's vibrant capital, Bogota, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, taking some time to relax and prepare for the adventure ahead.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Explore Bogota
    DAY 2: Explore Bogota

    The beating heart of Colombia, Bogota is an engaging and enchanting place to explore. Begin at Paloquemo market, where you’ll get to taste some of the local produce, before heading to the historic centre, La Candelaria, to admire the grand colonial architecture and impressive cathedral. Visit the Botero and Gold museums then enjoy some local delicacies for lunch. Ride the cable car up to the mountaintop Santuario de Monserrate, where you will enjoy spectacular views over the city.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Salt Cathedral
    DAY 3: Salt Cathedral

    Just outside Bogota is one of Colombia’s most unusual attractions; the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. Built 200 metres below ground in a former salt mine and beautifully illuminated, this cavernous space is considered an outstanding example of modern Colombian architecture. Return to Bogota and catch your flight to Pereira.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Valle Del Cocora
    DAY 4: Valle Del Cocora

    Head into the Central Mountains and the beautiful landscapes of the Valle de Cocora. Take an easy hike through a wax palm forest to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna that calls it home, including the Quindío wax palm, Colombia’s national tree. Spend the afternoon in the traditional towns of Salento and Filandia, both full of colourful colonial architecture and handicraft shops, including a visit to a basket weaving workshop.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Coffee Plantations
    DAY 5: Coffee Plantations

    Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, Pereira is part of the Colombia's Coffee Axis and the UNESCO-listed Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia. Spend the morning out exploring the landscapes of the coffee estates and pay a visit to a typical hacienda where you'll enjoy an informative tour followed by a tasting session, guided by a master taster.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Travel to Medellin
    DAY 6: Travel to Medellin

    Transfer to the airport and fly to the hillside city of Medellin.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Discover Medellin
    DAY 7: Discover Medellin

    Colombia's second largest city Medellin, where you will spend the day seeing the city's sights, taking the cable car up Cerro Nutibara for panoramic views, admiring the sculptures of Colombian artist Fernando Botero, exploring the pioneering city transport system that links the suburbs to the city centre, and admiring some excellent street art. You will also participate in a musical experience before enjoying a cooking demonstration for lunch.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Around Medellin
    DAY 8: Around Medellin

    Travel out of the city to explore the surrounding region. Stop at La Piedra del Peñol, a towering rock monolith that was once worshipped by the local indigenous community. The 700-step climb to the top is optional, but those who do it will be rewarded with views across a huge reservoir created by a hydroelectric dam built in the 1970s. Continue to the town of Guatape where you'll wander the streets lined with vividly coloured buildings. Return to Medellin.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Fly to Santa Marta
    DAY 9: Fly to Santa Marta

    Depart Medellin and fly to the Caribbean seaside city of Santa Marta. In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, whose peaks can be seen from the beach, Santa Marta was founded in 1525, making it one of South America's oldest cities. On arrival, you'll explore the beautiful old colonial district before heading out of the city to the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the bays of Rodadero and the fishing village of Taganga.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Tayrona National Park
    DAY 10: Tayrona National Park

    Explore the exotic coastline of the Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona today, winding through tropical forest before arriving at the Sea of the Seven Wave, a natural viewpoint from which to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Walk a short way along a stretch of golden sand backed by lush rainforest to reach the boat which will take you on a cruise over to Playa Cristal, a beach of extraordinary beauty where you can take a refreshing dip.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Travel to Cartagena
    DAY 11: Travel to Cartagena

    Travel by road this morning from Santa Marta to the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where the afternoon will be spent exploring the city, its vibrant historic centre, and its tastiest eats on a delicious street food tour.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    The Jewel of the Indies
    DAY 12: The Jewel of the Indies

    This morning, your city tour will start with panoramic views over the city from the Monasterio and Iglesia de La Popa. Continue to San Felipe Fortress and the Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver in the Ciudad Vieja (old city). Browse the the wares of the artisan centre housed in the Bovedas, before a rum tasting experience during which you can try a variety of favourites, followed by a fun salsa lesson before dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Visit La Boquilla
    DAY 13: Visit La Boquilla

    Explore La Boquilla, a steadfast Afro-descendant fishing village preserving its cultural heritage for over two centuries. Immerse yourself in a workshop that connects you with Afro-Colombian drum rhythms through hands-on interaction. Following this experience, indulge in a serene catamaran sunset cruise before dinner in the heart of the walled city.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 14-15
    Fly Cartagena to UK
    DAYS 14-15: Fly Cartagena to UK

    Fly from Cartagena to the UK, arriving home the following day.

    • Breakfast
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 27°c
  • 4mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 61mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 27°c
  • 7mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 27°c
  • 1mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 76mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 3mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 27°c
  • 2mm
  • Medellin
  • 23°c
  • 121mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 29°c
  • 2mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 22mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 163mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 29°c
  • 9mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 88mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 200mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 29°c
  • 58mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 98mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 148mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 29°c
  • 53mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 89mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 63mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 110mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 154mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 57mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 144mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 172mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 82mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 198mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 221mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 108mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 121mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 151mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 27°c
  • 46mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cartagena
  • 27°c
  • 35mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 88mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 27°c
  • 11mm
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Colombia Discovery map

Places Visited: UK - Bogota (2N) - Pereira (3N) - Medellin (3N) - Santa Marta (2N) - Cartagena (3N) - UK

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