Highlights of Colombia

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4 DAYS
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Set on the North West corner of South America, Colombia’s shores hug both the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. To its South and East it embraces the Amazon, while the Andean mountain range cuts right through the country. If you can imagine a rich, biodiverse country, that would be Colombia. On this trip, we visit its unique highlights including parts of the Andean Mountain range, the vibrant Capital – Bogota and the picturesque landscape of the Coffee Region. Here you can enjoy spectacular scenery while you sip some of the world’s best coffee.

Highlights:

Visit Bogota, the Salt Cathedral, Colombia Picturesque Coffee Region

Major Cities/Towns/Islands:

Visit Bogota, the Salt Cathedral, Colombia Picturesque Coffee Region

Cultural/Natural Impact:

Great learning opportunities to connect with local people and to discover the unique natural wonders of Colombia.

Variety of Transport:

Bus/Van/Local Taxi

Activity:

Short walks in markets, at Coffee farmhouses and a short hike to see the tallest Palm Trees in the world.

Unique Local Experiences:

Meet with the unique people of the Andes. Excellent Opportunity to try local cuisine, see unique local handicrafts and nature’s many wonders.
# Tour Meals Overnight
Day 01 Arrive in Bogota PM: City Tour of old Bogota Hotel
Day 02 Excursion to the Salt Cathedral PM Fly to Pereira B Hacienda
Day 03 Explore the Coffee Region and the B+L Explore the Coffee Region and the
Day 04 Explore the Coffee Region and the B+L Hotel
Day 05 Bogota – Departure

 

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

DAY-01-BOGOTÁ

Arrive at the Bogota Airport – Remember to get your visa on arrival. For Canadians there is a separate line at immigration. Once you are out, look out for our rep who will assist you to your hotel in Bogota. In the afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic district of the city admiring the Colon Theater, San Carlos Palace, SanIgnacio Church, Nariño Presidential Palace, Bolivar Square, the Capitol, City Hall and the Cathedral. Visit the famous Gold Museum and climb to Monserrate mountain by cable car (3,150 meters- above sea level) to enjoy a fantastic panoramic view over the city.
Note: The Gold Museum closes on Monday sand the Botero Museum on Tuesdays.

DAY-02 BOGOTÁ – PEREIRA (COFFEE REGION)

After Breakfast at the hotel we head out for an exciting adventure fifty kilometers north of Bogota to the town of Zipaquira, famous for its salt mines. There is a massive Salt Cathedral inside the salt mines considered to be a marvel of religious art. The Cathedral is located two hundred meters below the ground. After the visit return to Bogota in time to connect with your flight to Pereira in the famous Coffee Region of Colombia. Arrive and transfer to your hotel a traditional home-style residence also known as a Hacienda.

DAY-03 COFFEE REGION

After breakfast, today the entire day is dedicated to explore the Coffee Region and its picaresque little towns. We will visit Rio Verde, Cordoba, Pijao, San Alberto and Buenavista. A hands on experience to visit a local coffee farm that allows you to understand the entire process from growing beans, picking, processing and roasting techniques is only topped by a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The coffee region is also blessed by its unique beauty and vistas of breathtaking scenery. You stop to visit the various little towns and understand how people live their daily life and why they decorate their colorful homes especially the doors and windows. We will stop for lunch at a traditional local restaurant. Return to your residence for overnight.

DAY-04 AM : COFFEE REGION PM : Fly to Bogota

After breakfast head out to visit the famous Cocora Valley. The valley is part of the Los Nevados National Park and home to the tallest palms in the world. These Andean wax palms are the national tree of Colombia and a unique species that can grow up to two hundred feet high. Once you enter the national park you have the option to take a short hike to discover the beautiful trail. If a hike isnot for you, hang out at the local cafeteria and enjoy the beautiful views. Part of our visits in the coffee region we will also visit the town of Salento, a major attraction in this valley. This small colonial town is famous for its handicrafts and unique architecture. After our visit we will return in time to take our flight back to Bogota. Overnight at a hotel near the airport.

DAY-04 BOGOTA – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your next flight.

Services include:

  • Accommodation: Our unique select hotels/guest houses with clean rooms, reliable service and safe for foreign travellers.Meals: Meals as mentioned in the program outline, are included
  • Meals: As mentioned with the program.
  • All entrance fees for sites are included in the tour with the exception of those that are mentioned otherwise.
  • Air-conditioned transport throughout the tour (as per sightseeing program and hotel transfers).
  • Experienced and professional chauffeurs.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned with the tour details.
  • English speaking guide and/or trip leaders.

Services do not include:

  • Entry visas (if applicable).
  • If you book your flights yourself, you may be required to pay an additional cost for the airport transfers. Please contact our office to confirm.
  • International Airfare (except mentioned otherwise).
  • Domestic Airfare (except mentioned otherwise).
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, drinks, use of mini-bar at the hotels, laundry or personal medications.
  • Any expenses that may arise due to unforeseen natural or political situation.
  • Insurance: We strongly recommend that all clients consider buying Trip Cancellation/Interruption + Medical Travel Insurance. Contact our office for a quote.
  • Tips and gratuities to porters, guides, drivers and trip leaders.

NOTE:

  • This trip may only operate with a minimum number of participants.
  • Sudden changes in the foreign currency rates can impact the prices. We can only protect our prices as long as they do not change over 5%.

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