Arrival Day - Bogota
Hola! Welcome to Colombia. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by IBMT representative and transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 1:00 pm at the lobby where you'll meet your tour leader and fellow travellers. This afternoon discover the vivid capital of Colombia and learn more about its eventful past through the most important sites of Bogota. Admire the historic center of the city for a fascinating look at Colombia´s past. Pass through Bolivar Square and Nariño´s House the current seat of the government. Walk to Comuneros House, Santa Clara´s Church Museum and other buildings of historical interest. Have a cultural immersion in the Gold Museum, which exhibits more than 34.000 pieces from different pre-hispanic cultures of this country and visit the Quinta de Bolivar House Museum, where the famous liberator Simon Bolivar lived. The tour ends, ascending to the hill of Monserrate to get and incredible view of the city.
Bogota | Salt Cathedral Tour
After breakfast, enjoy a drive to the municipality of Zipaquira, visiting the Salt Cathedral, a unique sanctuary in the world that is considered the first wonder of Colombia. This architectonic jewel was built as a catholic chapel inside a salt mine at 180 meters underground, now the enclosure is a great Cathedral. There you´ll find that everything is made of salt: The 14 stations of the Via Crucis, the dome, the great sculptures along the path and an optical illusion of a cross. Return to Bogota and enjoy your afternoon at your leisure. At night you can take and “Optional” dinner at Andres DC Restaurant.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner (If buys optional dinner)
ANDRES DC DINNER:
Enjoy the cuisine of Bogota having dinner at Andres DC a themed restaurant with a cheerful and fun atmosphere where the specialty is meat and traditional Colombian food.
Includes: Transfer hotel – restaurant – hotel and a consumable bonus to have dinner
*The restaurant may have special events with an extra cover between USD 10 – 25. The extra cover have to be paid in the restaurant and it is not included.
Bogota | Armenia
After breakfast at the hotel, will be transferred to El Dorado airport to take your flight to Armenia (Flight is not included). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel Hacienda Combia. In the afternoon, at 14:00 hours you will be able to start an interactive Coffee tour in the same farm of the hotel. The trip will take you to different stations to have experiences around the coffee culture as coffee tasting, basket workshop, 5 senses experiences, coffee process and a cup of coffee activity.
ARMENIA | COFFEE REGION
After breakfast, pack your sense of adventure this morning as you are off to visit the Cocora Valley, a natural reserve where you´ll contemplate the biodiversity of the flora and fauna of its fog forest through an ecological path. Get ready to see the tallest wax palm in the world and enjoy the planting ritual while you connect your spirit with the earth. Then, taste the local food enjoying an included typical lunch. Finally, transfer to the typical village of Salento to have a walking tour visiting its colonial streets, craft workshops and the viewpoint.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
ARMENIA | PEREIRA /PEREIRA | MEDELLÍN
After breakfast at the hotel, at appropriate time you will be transferred to Pereira´s airport to take your flight to Medellin (Flight is not included). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in the city of the eternal spring Medellin.
Medellin | Medellin City of Innovation
After breakfast at the hotel, discover Medellin, known as the “City of the eternal Spring” due to its pleasant weather; Medellin is a place of innovation and the second most important city of Colombia. Today, visit the “Comuna 13” a popular neighborhood that went from being an epicenter of violence to a place of constant change and social transformation, where art through graffiti and the strength of its working people have turned it into a symbol of overcoming and hope. Become into a local, while you have a short Metro ride and you get on the Metrocable to see a beautiful view of the city. Taste the gastronomy having lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy panoramic views of some of the most interesting places such as Nutibara Hill with the “Pueblito Paisa”, The Botanical Garden, Explora Park, “De los Deseos “Square”, Route N center of innovation and Technology. Last, wander the Botero´s Square to see the 23 bronze sculptures of the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero and enjoy his paints in the Antioquia´s Museum.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Medellin | Peñol and Guatape Dams
After breakfast at the hotel, today we leave the city of Medellin behind to go to the west of the region. Get friendly with the zone while you see some villages such as Marinilla with its colonial houses and its religious tradition or the New Peñol, which replace the old Peñol when it was flooded to create the water dam. Then, you´ll visit the dam to have a wonderful view of it and to see the Peñol´s Stone a rock of 220 meters high. Finally, know and enjoy a typical lunch in the colorful municipality of Guatape. Transfer to Medellin.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Medellin | Cartagena
After breakfast at the hotel, at appropriate time you will be transferred to Jose Maria Cordoba airport to take your flight from Medellin to Cartagena (Flight is not included). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Cartagena.
Cartagena | City Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, let yourself be trapped by history and charm of the city of Cartagena. Pass from the modern area of Bocagrande and the traditional neighborhood of Manga with its old Houses to the old City. Visit the San Felipe´s Castle a fortress used by Spanish in their battles against the England army in the XVII century. Walk through the magical streets of the walled city while you learn more about its past and know some places of historical interest such as San Pedro´s Church. At the end, visit the Emerald museum.
Cartagena | Day at Leisure
After breakfast at the hotel, day at leisure to discover more secrets from the Heroic City or you may take an “optional” tour to Rosario´s Island.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch if you take an optional tour
Optional Tour to Rosario's Island Tour: Take a trip aboard a speedboat to “San Pedro de Majagua” Island located in “Corales del Rosario” Natural Park where you can enjoy the beach or practice an activity such as snorkel, diving, swimming etc. Tour is a shared service
- Includes: Transfer hotel – Pier – hotel in shared service/ Full day tour and typical lunch
- Not Includes: Water activities, Pier tax approx USD 8 per person (must pay in Cash), bilingual assistance
Cartagena | Departure
Good morning! It is now time for you to wrap this tour full of good memories of your beautiful vacation. It will be our pleasure, to plan your next tour for any of our world wide tours. After breakfast, according to your departure flight transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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Dates & Rates
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* All prices in USD
- Transfers, transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
- 3 nights in Bogota, 2 nights in Quindío (Coffee Region), 3 nights in Medellin, 3 nights in Cartagena.
- Meals: 11 breakfast and 3 lunches • All land transportation and professional guided excursions included in the itinerary.
- English speaking guide
Price Does not Includes:
- International and domestic flights, even those mentioned in the itinerary (See Optional Section)
- Medical, travel and cancellation insurances.
- Services mentioned as “optional”
- Supplements apply for transfer at night time ( Pick up´s between 21:00 and 6:30 hours) and (Drop offs between 23:00 and 9:00 hours)
- All services are shared (SIC)
- Rates are subject to availability and changes
*We recommend that you arrive early in the morning of the first day of the circuit or 1 day prior to your tour starting date to be able to do the Half day City tour in Bogota.