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Travelsphere Gems of Colombia
from £2989 pp
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  • Location
    Colombia, South America
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Explore splendid cities bursting with history and stroll through the cobbled streets of charming colonial towns.

What's Included
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  • Return flights from Heathrow with Avianca and internal flights
  • 13 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 16 meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • All excursions included
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
Included Holiday Highlights
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Stay in beautiful boutique hotels
Tour the historic centre of Bogotá including an emerald experience
See the art collection in the Botero Museum and view the treasures in the Gold Museum
Stroll through the streets of Villa de Leyva
Visit Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, an underground masterpiece
Walk through a cloud forest in the Valle De Cocora
Enjoy an al fresco lunch on the banks of the Aguas Claras River
Visit a coffee hacienda and take the journey from ‘bean to cup’
Explore Medellín, the second city of Colombia
Relax amidst the scenic splendour of Tayrona National Park
Delve into the unique atmosphere of Cartagena on a city tour

Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: UK to Bogota 

You'll depart on your scheduled flight to Bogotá today.

Day 2: Bogota

You'll arrive in Bogotá today, where you'll be met by your Local Guide and transferred to your overnight hotel. 
Get to know La Candelaria, the historic centre of Bogotá, this afternoon on a guided tour. Lining its cobbled streets are centuries-old houses, fascinating museums and ancient churches. 

Day 3: Bogota & Villa De Leyva

A morning of sightseeing begins at the Botero Museum, where you'll see paintings by Picasso, Renoir, Matisse and Monet. Next is the Gold Museum, where a jaw-dropping collection of treasures is on display, including more than 30,000 pieces of gold and 20,000 precious stones.

Day 4: Villa De Leyva, Zipaquirá and Pereira

We're returning to Bogotá this morning, making a stop en route at the Convento del Santo Ecce Homo, founded by Dominican fathers in 1620. Another highlight today is a visit to the underground mines of Zipaquirá, home to the impressive Salt Cathedral, carved out of the salt deposits of an abandoned mine.

Day 5: Pereira and Valle de Cocora

A thrilling day of discovery starts in the verdant Valle de Cocora, located high in the Andean mountains and part of the Los Nevados National Park. Here you'll see its famous towering wax palms - the tallest in the world. 

Day 6: Pereira and Buenavista

A treat for coffee-lovers is lined up this morning as we travel through a green carpet of coffee plants to a coffee hacienda in the Buenavista region. On a tour you'll learn about its production, from growing and harvesting the beans to brewing the perfect pot. 

Day 7: Pereira and Medellin 

We're going to start the day with a tasting of typical Colombian fruits before we head off on our travels. Our destination is Colombia's second city, Medellín, and that's going to be our base for the next three nights.​

Day 8: Medellin

Let's get to know Medellín this morning on a tour of its highlights. These include the Parque San Antonio, home to sculptures by the famed artist Fernando Botero, and Plazuela de San Ignacio, one of the oldest parts of the city. The tour concludes at Nutibara Hill, for spectacular views.

Day 9: Medellin and Santa Fe De Antioquia

Your sightseeing begins at the Puente de Occidente, one of the first suspension bridges built in South America and a masterpiece of engineering. 

Day 10: Tayrona National Park

We're going to fly to Santa Marta today. We'll then journey by road to Tayrona National Park, nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range. One of Colombia's most popular national parks, it boasts fabulous scenery from pristine beaches to lush rainforest.

Day 11: Tayrona National Park

You can spend today at leisure enjoying your fantastic surroundings. With white sand, turquoise waters and a backdrop of swaying palms, where better to spend a day soaking up the Caribbean sunshine.​

Day 12: Cartagena

Today we're going to take a journey by road to Cartagena. ​

Day 13: Cartagena

Gateway to the Caribbean, Cartagena is a melting pot of pirate history, African fusions and indigenous and European culture, and you'll see its exciting highlights today.

Day 14: Cartagena

Today is yours to spend as you wish. Cartagena is full of highlights, so you'll be spoilt for choice as you head out to explore. ​

Day 15: Cartagena / UK

We'll transfer you to the airport today for your flight back to the UK. ​ 

Day 16: UK 

You'll arrive back in the UK today.

Accommodation
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Day 2: Hotel Cite
The Hotel Cite is perfectly situated within the northern area of Bogota, within the Chico Neighbourhood, just next to the El Virrey Park. It is within walking distance of Zona Rosa and Zona T as well as Parque de la 93, both areas are well known within the city for their boutique shops, and varied restaurants and bars. 

Day 3: Posada De San Antonio
Hotel La Posada de San Antonio is set in a charming colonial-style house only a few meters away from Villa de Leyva historical quarter.

Days 4-6: Bosques Del Saman
The Bosques del Saman is a beautiful property, surrounded by coffee plantations and the almost Asian looking countryside of Pereira. The rooms have been carefully reconstructed and restored to depict the agricultural history of property.

Days 7-9: Hotel Poblado Alejandria
Hotel Poblado Alejandria offers stylish accommodation with all rooms decorated in lively colours with polished wood finishing and parquet floors.

Days 10-12: Ecohabs
Ecohabs is one of the most comfortable accommodations in Tayrona National Park. Peace and privacy can by enjoyed in cozy bungalows, located on the beautiful Cañaveral Beach.

Days 13-14: Ananda Cartagena
Hotel Ananda Boutique is situated in the centre of the walled city of Cartagena de Indias. This boutique hotel is within close proximity of historical monuments, buildings and the Plaza Santa Domingo.

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