11 Days tour to Colombia -The Colonial Route

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11 Days tour to - Bogota, Villa De Leyva, Barichara, Guane, San Gil, Chicamocha Canyon, Bucaramanga & Cartagena


Day 1 - Sunday

Day 1 - Sunday

Bogota

Upon arrival you will be met with IBMT Tours representative and will be transferred from International Airport “El Dorado” to the hotel. 


Day 2 - Monday

Day 2 - Monday

Bogota(City tour with Monserrate)

Breakfast. A staff member will meet you at the hotel to take you on a tour around the historic center of the city. The first stop will be at Plaza de Bolivar to walk along the streets and take a close look of the most important buildings of the city, such as the National Capitol, which is the center of the country’s legislative life; Casa de los Comuneros; Casa de Nariño, which is the Presidential house; and the Santa Clara Church Museum. The tour includes a visit to the Gold Museum, which exhibits about 34,000 pieces of metalwork from various Hispanic cultures and a visit to the House Museum Quinta de Bolivar, the house belonged to Simon Bolivar. The tour continues to the iconic symbol of Bogota, the Monserrate Hill rising up to 3,152 above sea level, to visit the sanctuary where you will find the statue of the Lord of Miracles. From there it is possible to enjoy the best view of Bogota. At the end, time to take a typical lunch (Included) in “Casa Vieja” Restaurant .Return to the hotel and overnight.(Breakfast & Lunch).

Notes
Gold museum and Quinta de Bolivar are closed on Monday; instead, we visit “Museo de Botero and Museo Casa de la Moneda”.
Duration: Approximately 06 hours.


Day 3 - Tuesday

Day 3 - Tuesday

Bogota / Villa De Leyva(Salt Cathedral and Boyaca)

Breakfast. One of our representatives will pick you up in the hotel to start a road trip to Villa de Leyva, one of the most romantic and well-preserved colonial towns of Colombia. On road, you will have a first stop in Zipaquira where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Underground Salt Cathedral, built 180 meters below the surface in Zipaquira. Then, time to take a typical lunch (Included) and continue the trip to the historic place “Puente de Boyaca” where we’ll have a brief stop and finally arrival to Villa de Leyva. Overnight.(Breakfast & Lunch).

Notes
Entrance to the underground Salt Cathedral is not recommended for
persons with mobility restrictions, claustrophobics and pregnant women.


Day 4 - Wednesday

Day 4 - Wednesday

Villa De Leyva

Breakfast. Early morning you will have a guided tour around Villa de Leyva it will take you across the churches, colonial buildings, The Paleontological Museum and the Santo Ecce Homo Convent. Afternoon at leisure and overnight.(Breakfast).


Day 5 - Thursday

Day 5 - Thursday

Villa De Leyva / Barichara

Breakfast. Departure to Barichara as scheduled. First, we will visit the town of Raquira well known as a colony of artisans and Chiquinquira where you will find the most important catholic church of Colombia. Time to take a typical lunch (included) and continue to Barichara located in the department of Santander, this town is considered one of the most beautiful villages of Colombia for its colonial architecture. Overnight.(Breakfast & Lunch).


Day 6 - Friday

Day 6 - Friday

Barichara | Guane | San Gil | Barichara

Breakfast. In the morning with the company of the guide, you’ll take a walk around the cobbled streets of Barichara to admire the beauty of its colonial architecture, traditional soil and stone construction and the pristine stone temples from the eighteen century. Then, you’ll visit Guane, an indigenous settlement where you’ll find the Archeological and Paleontological Museum. Time to take a typical lunch (Included) and finally you’ll go to San Gil. There, you’ll visit The Gallineral Park where you could enjoy an incredible view of the landscape. Return to Barichara and overnight.(Breakfast & Lunch).


Day 7 - Saturday

Day 7 - Saturday

Barichara | Chicamocha Canyon | 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.(Breakfast & Lunch).


Day 8 - Sunday

Day 8 - Sunday

Bucaramanga | Cartagena

Breakfast. Pick-up and transfer to the airport as scheduled, to take flight to Cartagena (Flight ticket is included). Reception and transfer from International Airport Rafael Nuñez of Cartagena to the
hotel of your choice. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight.(Breakfast).


Day 9 - Monday

Day 9 - Monday

Cartagena(City tour)

Breakfast. At the agree time, one of our representatives will pick you up at the hotel to take you on a tour around Cartagena de Indias. The tour starts at the modern neighborhoods of Bocagrande and Manga, where you will see the contrast between modern architecture and the beauty of the old houses from the twentieth century. Then, we will visit the Fort 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”. At the end, we will walk around the historic downtown, visiting the San Pedro Claver Church and then the Emerald Museum. Return to the hotel, rest of the day at leisure and overnight.(Breakfast).


Day 10 - Tuesday

Cartagena

Breakfast. A full day tour to San Pedro de Majagua Island, one of the Rosario Islands located at south of the Bay of Cartagena. Enjoy coral beaches and variety of fauna of the reef, a place for relaxing and swimming. Return to Cartagena, transfer to the hotel and overnight.(Breakfast).

Notes
*Does not include: Pier tax of approx. 10 USD per person, ticket to the Aquarium, snorkeling and additional aquatic activities.


Day 11 - Wednesday

Day 11 - Wednesday

Cartagena

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport as scheduled to take a flight back home.(Breakfast).
End of our service.


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Dates & Rates


Departure dateStart DateEnd DateStarting AtDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
12 Apr 2020 12 Apr 2020 22 Apr 2020 $2986 $4461 $2434 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
10 May 2020 10 May 2020 20 May 2020 $2986 $4461 $2434 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
05 Jul 2020 05 Jul 2020 15 Jul 2020 $2986 $4461 $2434 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
23 Aug 2020 23 Aug 2020 02 Sep 2020 $2986 $4461 $2434 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
13 Sep 2020 13 Sep 2020 23 Sep 2020 $2986 $4461 $2434 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
18 Oct 2020 18 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2020 $2986 $4461 $2434 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
22 Nov 2020 22 Nov 2020 02 Dec 2020 $2986 $4461 $2434 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


RATES INCLUDE:
BOGOTA:

  • Transfer airport – hotel in private service
  • 2 nights with daily breakfast
  • City tour with Monserrate in private service with typical lunch in Casa Vieja Restaurant
  • Transfer Bogotá – Zipaquira - Villa de Leyva in private service
  • Salt Cathedral tour in private service with typical lunch
  • English speaking guide

VILLA DE LEYVA:

  • 2 nights with daily breakfast
  • City tour in private service
  • Transfer Villa de Leyva - Barichara in private service
  • Raquira and Chiquinquira’s Tour in private service with typical lunch
  • English speaking guide

BARICHARA

  • 2 nights with daily breakfast
  • Guane , San Gil and Gallineral Park Tour in private service
  • City tour and paper workshop experience in Barichara with typical lunch
  • Transfer Barichara - Bucaramanga in private service
  • Chicamocha Natural Park tour with cableway trip and typical lunch
  • English speaking guide

BUCARAMANGA

  • 1 night with breakfast
  • Transfer Hotel – Airport in private service
  • Domestic fligh from BUCARAMANGA to CARTAGENA
  • English speaking guide

CARTAGENA:

  • Transfer In / out in Private service
  • 3 nights with daily breakfast
  • City Tour in private service
  • Full day Tour “San Pedro de Majagua Island” with typical lunch in regular service (without english speaking guide)
  • Transfer hotel – pier – hotel in private service

Not included

  • International flights
  • Any other expenses not previously specified
  • Pier Tax to “San Pedro de Majagua Island” is not included.
  • Travel insurance

Hotels:

Bogota -
LUXURY - Salvio* - Superior / Sofitel Victoria Regia - Classic / 93 Luxury Suites* - Grand Suite
5 STARS - Casa Dann Carlton* - Superior / Estelar Parque de la 93 - Standard / DoubleTree Parque de la 93* - Superior
4 STARS - Dann Carlton 103* - Standard / Cosmos 100* - Standard / Clarion Bogota Plaza* - Ejecutiva

Villa De Leyva - 
LUXURY - Campanario de la Villa* - Suite
5 STARS - Campanario de la Villa* - Standard
4 STARS - Getsemaní* - Standard

Barichara
LUXURY - Casa Oniri* (PB) - Standard
5 STARS - Casa Oniri* (PB) - Standard
4 STARS - La Nube Posada* (PB) - Standard

Bucaramanga -
LUXURY - Dann Bucaramanga* - Standard
5 STARS - Dann Bucaramanga* - Standard
4 STARS - Tryp Bucaramanga* - Standard

Cartagena
LUXURY - Charleston Santa Teresa* - Superior
5 STARS - Sofitel Santa Clara - Classic
4 STARS - Bastion Luxury Hotel - Bastion

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