11 Days the Colonial Route (Colombia)

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Tour Overview


DAY 1

BOGOTA

Arrival at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota. Reception and transfer to the hotel of your choice.


DAY 2

DAY 2

BOGOTA

Breakfast at the Hotel. You will start your journey by visiting the historic heart of Bogota. We will walk around Plaza de Bolivar and surrounding areas, where you will be able to see the National Capitol, which is the seat of the Colombian Congress; la Casa de los Comuneros, the Presidential Palace (Casa de Nariño) and the Museum Santa Clara Church. Then you will be able to discover the metalworking processes of more than 34,000 pieces of metalwork displayed at the Gold Museum from various Hispanic cultures. From there, we will visit the House belonged to Simon Bolivar (Quinta de Bolivar) and lastly, the iconic symbol of Bogota, the Monserrate Peak, that rises at 3,152 meters above the sea level. It can be accessed by a funicular. Typical Lunch. There, you can visit the sanctuary and enjoy the best view of Bogota. Museums are closed on Mondays. Accommodation


DAY 3

BOGOTA / VILLA DE LEYVA

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be taken for a walk back in time. We will visit one of the most romantic and well preserved colonial towns of Colombia, Villa de Leyva. A beautiful town with white houses and streets paved in stones, but not without paying a visit first to the Underground Salt Cathedral, built 180 meters below the surface in Zipaquira. The Salt capital of Colombia. Typical Lunch. Accommodation.


DAY 4

VILLA DE LEYVA

Breakfast at the hotel. A guided tour around Villa de Leyva will take us across churches, museums, colonial buildings and monasteries to Santo Ecce Homo Convent, one of the most beautiful architectural legacies that have attracted pilgrims since 1620. We will finish our tour with a short ride to Raquira, a colony of artisans, where you will be joining a ceramics workshop. Typical Lunch. Accommodation


DAY 5

VILLA DE LEYVA / BARICAHARA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Barichara as scheduled. Located in the department of Santander, this town is considered one of the most beautiful villages of Colombia along with Villa de Leyva for its colonial architecture. Typical Lunch Accommodation.


DAY 6

DAY 6

BARICHARA

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will take a walk around the cobbled streets to admire the beauty of colonial architecture, traditional earth and stone construction and the pristine stone temples from the eighteen century. We will then visit Guane, an indigenous settlement where you will find the Archeological and Paleontological Museum. We will finish the day in San Gil. The capital of adventure sports. There, we will visit one of the most impressive attractions, El Gallineral park; the La Cruz Hill and the Cathedral. Return to Barichara. Typical Lunch Accommodation


DAY 7

BARICHARA / BUCARAMANGA

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we will go to the Chicamocha Canyon, an attraction with spectacular landscapes and an aerial tramway that crosses along the canyon. Not advised for the non-adventurous. Once on the other side of the Canyon, we will then visit a coffee Hacienda at Mesa de los Santos. An ideal place to enjoy exquisite Colombian coffee, relax with friends and family or practicing a variety of outdoor activities. Return to Bucaramanga. Typical Lunch Accommodation.


DAY 8

DAY 8

BUCARAMANGA / CARTAGENA

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up and transfer to the airport. Flight to Cartagena. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.Accommodation


DAY 9

DAY 9

CARTAGENA

Breakfast at the hotel In your first day in Cartagena de Indias you will be taken for a tour around the modern neighborhoods of Bocagrande and Manga, where you will be able to see the contrast between modern architecture and the beauty of the old houses from the twentieth century. Further ahead, up at the Cerro de la Popa, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the heart of Cartagena as well as the whole city. The historic center of Cartagena was declared Heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO in 1984. From here, we will go 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”. We will finish the tour with a stroll through the narrow streets of the wall city for you to contemplate the charm of its colonial architecture. Accommodation.


DAY 10

CARTAGENA

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the port of Cartagena. We will take a boat to Corales del Rosario National Park and San Bernardo. This natural park on the coast of the Caribbean Sea is the perfect place for a summer, relaxing day. It offers great food, and even greater activities. You can do snorkeling while observing the coral reefs and the many species of fish, crustaceans and sponges among others. Return to Cartagena. Accommodation.


DAY 11

CARTAGENA

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up and transfer to the airport as scheduled.


Dates & Rates


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Inclusions


RATES INCLUDE:
BOGOTA:

  • 2 Nights Lodging with buffet breakfast.
  • Transfers Airport – hotel - Airport
  • City Tour with Monserrate
  • Typical Lunch
  • Visit to Zipaquirá Salth Cathedral.

VILLA DE LEYVA:

  • 2 Night Lodging with buffet breakfast and Typical Lunch
  • Described tours in Private services with English speaking guide

BARICHARA

  • 2 Nights Loging with breakfast and Typical Lunch
  • Described tours in Private services with English speaking guide

BUCARAMANGA

  • 1 Night Loging with breakfast and Typical Lunch
  • Described tours in Private services with English speaking guide
  • Transfers hotel – airport

CARTAGENA:

  • 3 Nights Lodging with Breakfast.
  • City Tour
  • Day tour to the Rosario Island with typical lunch (Regular Service)
  • Transfers Airport - Hotel – Airport

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Any other expenses not previously specified

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