Natgeo says: "If Earth's biodiversity were a country, it could be called Colombia."
Enjoy a wonderful week in Colombia. These six nights and seven days will allow you to discover three of the most known regions of the country, where you will experience all the diversity of culture, gastronomy, music, nature, and landscapes from our country.
This experience will allow you to submerge yourself in the most known Colombian treasures. Do not hesitate to enjoy a unique week and make your time worth it.
Six nights accommodation in four stars hotels
All applicable taxes and fees
Accommodation included: 6 nights
Entrances and fees to all sites on the tours and tour guide fees
Pick up and drop off service to the airports (International and domestic flights)
What to Expect
Day 1: Arrive in Bogotá - Welcome to Colombia!
Stop At: Bogota, Bogota Welcome to Bogotá! You will be picked up at El Dorado Airport by our prepared private transportation service and taken to your hotel. You can relax during your approximately 30-45 minutes drive to your hotel.
On the way to your hotel, your english-speaking guide can give you all the recommendations you may like in order to get the most of your stay in Colombia.
Bogotá is a diverse and multicultural city with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. The predominant colors in Bogotá are the green of the city’s many parks and the eastern mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe. Duration: 1 hour
No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Acommodation in a four stars hotel centrally located in Bogotá
Day 2: DISCOVER BOGOTÁ & THE SALT CATHEDRAL
Stop At: Bogota, Bogota Early in the morning, you will enjoy the Colonial Downtown of Bogotá. Visit the Colón Theater, San Carlos Palace, San Ignacio Church, Nariño Presidential Palace, Bolívar Square, City Hall and the Cathedral. Also, enjoy a visit to the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum).
After you have experienced these treasures of the city, you will enjoy a wonderful view on a cable car ride to Monserrate hill.
Transfer to the town of Zipaquirá located 49 kilometers from Bogotá. On the way, panoramic view of the Sabana countryside and El Puente del Común. Upon arrival, we will have a preferential entrance to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá considered as the first wonder of Colombia. Inside we will visit the stations of the Cross, the Dome, the Narthez labyrinth, and the three naves. After visiting the mine, a short city tour around the colonial town of Zipaquirá. Duration: 10 hours
Meals included: • Accommodation included: Acommodation in a four stars hotel centrally located in Bogotá
Day 3: FLY & EXPLORE MEDELLÍN
Stop At: Medellin, Medellin, Antioquia Department Transfer to the Bogotá Airport. Fly from Bogotá to Medellín. You will be picked up at the airport by our prepared private transportation service and taken to your hotel. You can relax during your approximately 30-45 minutes drive to your hotel.
You will enjoy a panoramic tour where you can appreciate some of the places with the greatest touristic attraction and social impact of the city will follow, including The Nutibara Hill at the top of which is a replica of a typical Antioquia village, The Botanical Garden, The Explora Park, The Park of Desires,The Barefoot Park, Ruta N Innovation and Technology Center. Lastly, we will visit Botero Square where 23 outdoor bronze sculptures by Colombian Master Fernando Botero are exhibited, and The Antioquia Museum. At the end, you will return to your hotel.
Duration: 10 hours
No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Acommodation in a four stars hotel centrally located in Medellín
Day 4: EL PEÑOL & GUATAPÉ
Stop At: Guatape, Guatape, Antioquia Department El Peñol and Guatapé ¨The most colorful town in Colombia¨
Today, you will be going through the municipality of Peñol until reaching Guatapé.
Guatapé offers a peaceful break from the city, while also featuring a stunning panoramic view of nature and the surrounding scenery from the top of its hill.
Visit the Rock of Guatapé which is approximately 220 meters high, and optionally with additional cost, you can climb 649 steps until you reach the viewpoint with a 360 degree view of the Guatapé reservoir and its neighboring lands.
Then, you will be transferred to Guatapé, the most colorful town in Colombia. It is also one of the most colorful towns in the world. In fact, you’d have to try pretty hard to find a street in Guatapé that wasn’t worthy of being admired and photographed!
Enjoy a walk through the streets, where a specialized guide will inform you about the history of typical houses, its ¨zocalos¨ and this unique culture. Duration: 8 hours
Meals included: • Accommodation included: Acommodation in a four stars hotel centrally located in Medellín
Day 5: FLY & DISCOVER CARTAGENA
Stop At: Cartagena, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department Transfer to the Medellín Airport Fly from Medellín to Cartagena Pick-up at the Cartagena Airport
Cartagena is Magical Realism: The reason the city is designed like a fortress is that it was the principal shipping port of gold from the New World back to Spain. The stone ramparts helped protect it from countless pirate attacks, including from the most famous of all: Sir Francis Drake. On top of this history, you will visit myriad plazas, the church and the monastery of San Pedro Claver, the Basilica Minor cathedral, and you'll stroll along narrow cobbled streets lined with colonial houses featuring bougainvilia-draped balconies.
Visit the modern neighborhoods of Bocagrande and Manga. You will see the contrast between modern architecture and the beauty of the old houses from the twentieth century. Then, you will visit the Castle where the Spaniards sought to protect the city from the attacks of the English in the seventeenth century, “El Castillo De San Felipe de Barajas”. Duration: 10 hours
No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Acommodation in a four stars hotel centrally located in Cartagena
Day 6: ROSARIO ISLANDS
Stop At: Islas de Rosario, Islas de Rosario, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department Indulge yourself in the warm, crystal waters of the Caribbean. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Pier. The Rosario Islands are an archipelago made up of 27 islands, located 45 minutes from Cartagena in a National Park on the Colombian Caribbean coast. They are only about an hour from the beautiful city of Cartagena. Beautiful, diverse, and well worth a visit, for a day or even longer.
The Rosario Islands are an integral part of one of Colombia’s most important national parks. The only park in the country that is primarily underwater. As such, the islands and surrounding waters are remarkably well preserved and protected, meaning that you can enjoy their wonders as nature intended.
Enjoy lunch at San Pedro de Majagua, located on Isla Grande and owes its name to Pierre Daguet, a French painter who in 1955 created his house and studio there. You’ll enjoy coral beaches and a variety of fauna of the reef, ideal for relaxing and swimming. Duration: 9 hours
Meals included: • Accommodation included: Acommodation in a four stars hotel centrally located in Cartagena
Day 7: DEPART CARTAGENA
Stop At: Cartagena, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department It's time to say goodbye to Colombia! Enjoy your last morning in Cartagena with a leisurely breakfast and walk along the sea. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your connecting flight home.
Come again! Duration: 1 hour
No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.