The Best of Colombia  2021

Bogotá- Caño Cristales- Pereira - Cartagena

12 days/11 nights

The program is valid from June 15 to November 15, 2021 every Monday and Wednesday.

The price of the program is per person in  $USD:

City

Hotel

SGL

DBL

TPL

Bogotá

Hotel Casa Deco

4435

3004

2638

Caño Cristales

Punto Verde ó La Fuente

Pereira

Bosques Del Saman

Cartagena

Casa del Curato

Bogotá

Hotel de La Opera

4852

3098

2767

Caño Cristales

Punto Verde ó La Fuente

Pereira

Hotel Combia

Cartagena

Casa Alfiz

 

! Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory in order to enter Caño Cristales and La Macarena


Suggested domestic flight Itineraries (not included in the program)

 

Airline

Route

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Avianca

Bogota – Pereira 

09:00 Hrs

10:18 Hrs

Avianca

Pereira- Cartagena

06:03  Hrs

09:35 Hrs

 

Day 1. Bogotá
Arrival in Bogota! Welcome and assistance at El Dorado International Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in and accommodation.
Day 2. Bogotá - City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic City Tour through the historical center of Bogota, also called "La Candelaria". We will visit the Gold Museum, where we will see nearly 34,000 pre-Hispanic gold pieces and more than 25,000 pre-Columbian objects. Afterward, we will visit the Casa de la Moneda and Donation Botero where art pieces of the master Fernando Botero, are exhibited. Botero is a Colombian artist internationally recognized in different artistic techniques such as painting, drawing, and sculpture. The tour will end with a panoramic tour of the Plaza de Bolívar (The Prime Cathedral, The House of Nariño, The Liévano Palace and The Palace of Justice). In the afternoon, return to the hotel. Duration: 4 hours Includes: Entry ticket to the Gold Museum, Casa De La Moneda and Botero Donation, guide service and private transportation and local medical assistance card.
Day 3. Bogotá - Zipaquirá - Guatavita
Breakfast at the hotel. Circuit through Guatavita and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá will begin at the agreed time: A complete circuit through the so-called “Sabana de Bogotá”. The tour will start from Bogotá to the town of Zipaquirá, where one of the main tourist sites in Colombia is located, the majestic Salt Cathedral built 180 meters deep from a salt mine. Later we will depart to the Guatavita Lagoon, known historically and worldwide for the legend of "El Dorado". In the afternoon, return to the hotel. Duration: 10 hours, Includes: Guatavita Lagoon Entrance, Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, guide service, Lunch and private transportation, Local medical assistance card (Meal: breakfast, lunch)
Day 4. Bogotá - La Macarena (Caño Cristales)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer to El Dorado International Airport to take a charter flight (Included) to La Macarena. The meeting at the airport is at 05:00 am. Welcome and assistance at the Macarena Airport. Induction talk by environmental agencies. Check-in (the rooms will be available at 3:00 pm). Provisionally, a room will be assigned for changing clothes and storing the luggage. Lunch in the urban area (Included). A place assigned by the environmental authorities will be visited and is announced that day. Return La Macarena town in the same way as it was entered. Dinner (included). Rest. (Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner) Note: It is essential that this Tour starts on Thursdays or Saturdays, by air operation between connections
Day 5. Cajuche Spring. (Caño Cristales)
Breakfast at the hotel. Beginning of the journey with a 20-minutes boat ride on the Guayabero River, enjoying the scenery, then we change to Pickups 4x4 with a ride duration of 20 minutes towards the Cajuche spring. The respective path will be assigned by Coormacarena or National Parks there, which will be visited according to permission. Typical lunch (Included), which is taken during the walk; this will be wrapped in banana leaves "Bijaos" in orde to avoid waste. Return to La Macarena town in the same way as we entered the area. Integration night: shows of folkloric arts and gastronomy of the region. Typical music and dance will be performed and later on, there will be an integration of young people from the region with visiting tourists. Dinner (Included). Rest. (Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 6. La Macarena Mountain Trail (Caño Cristales) - Bogotá
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure in the morning hours. The alternate place assigned by the environmental entities return to the urban area will be visited. Transfer to La Macarena Airport to take a Charter Flight (Included). Departure time is estimated between 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm to the City of Bogotá. Note: In the event that the return flight is in the afternoon, lunch will be included. Reception at El Dorado International Airport, and transfer to the hotel. Check in and accommodation in Bogotá. Day 7. Bogotá – Pereira Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to El Dorado International Airport to take flight (not included), to the city of Pereira Arrival in the City of Pereira, Assistance at the Matecaña International Airport and Transfer to the Hotel to carry out the respective Check in, Accommodation
Day 8. Pereira- Salento and Valle del Cocorá
Breakfast at the hotel, later the journey to Valle del Cócora will begin, appreciating the beautiful landscape of the place, we entered the town of Salento previously. Once we arrive at the Valley, we will have a welcome cocktail (Canelazo) and assistance by a specialized eco-guide from Cócora who makes an introduction to the Cócora Natural Reserve. Walking, transfer to the palm forest where we can appreciate the biodiversity of fauna and flora of the place where we will take the ecological path of the highest wax palm in the world and national flagship tree where we will do the ritual of the wax palm of Quindío, which It consists of knowing the history of how the aborigines worshiped this palm. Then, the planting of palm seedlings continues. In the Valley you can do optional activities such as ecological horseback riding, walks to exclusive and very special places in the valley, have a delicious typical lunch in a restaurant in the Cócora Valley (Included) and have a barista show of origin coffee in the town from Salento at Café Jesús Martín. Transfer to the typical town of Salento where we will have a Walking tour visiting its colonial streets, artisan workshops and the viewpoint of Cocora. At the agreed time, assistance and transfer to the place of origin. Duration: 7 hours Includes: Tickets to the places described, guide service, private transport, lunch and local medical assistance card, Canelazo Tasting (Meal: breakfast, lunch)
Day 9. Pereira Visit Coffee Farm + Santa Rosa Cabal Hot Springs
Breakfast at the hotel, at the agreed time the journey to the Coffee Farm located in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Cabal begins. average of 1,500 meters above sea level in soils of volcanic origin of the Central Cordillera of the Colombian Andes. The tour begins in the company of a local expert, taking tourists through explaining how the coffee process is like from sowing, selective manual harvesting and pulping. After this, we will roast special coffee beans on a wood stove in the kitchen of the typical peasant house where we can have an authentic coffee experience. On the way there are several stations with viewpoints, beautiful landscapes, natural surroundings of the place while we enjoy a cup of coffee. Finally, we go to the innovative process of drying the coffee bean and then to the beneficiary, ending in the main house where we are fired with a delicious coffee lemonade. We will take our Delicious Typical lunch (Included), later we will move to Termales de Santa Rosa de Cabal, we will enter the spa and free time to enjoy the facilities of the place and take a comforting thermal bath. At the agreed time, return to the hotel. Duration: 8 hours, Includes: Private transportation, guidance, landscaping in the Tambo de Santa Rosa, Interactive coffee process , assistance by expert staff from the Hacienda, Hydration and snack, lunch, tickets to the spa (Meal: breakfast, lunch)
Day 10. Pereira – Cartagena
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Matecaña International Airport to take a flight (not included) to the city of Cartagena. Assistance at the Rafael Núñez Airport, and Transfer to the hotel. Check in and accommodation. At 2:00 p.m., a panoramic tour of the residential neighborhoods of Bocagrande, Castillogrande and Manga will begin. We will visit San Pedro Claver Church, we will continue to the San Felipe de Barajas Castle, the most important work of military engineering in Spain in America and that protected the city from pirate attacks. At the end of this visit, you will return to the hotel on Santander Avenue where you can see the bastions and walls of the historic center; Visit the Las Bóvedas artisan center, in the afternoon return to the hotel. Duration: 4 hours. Days of operation: Every day Includes: transportation, guidance, income, and local medical assistance card.
Day 11. Cartagena Islas del Rosario - (Majagua Island)
Breakfast at the hotel. Daily departure: 08:30 am * Departure from the Marina Santa Cruz dock: 08:00 am –full Day on the islands to enjoy their crystal clear waters, and can make dives with tank or snorkel (additional cost). At the Muelle de los Pegasos you will board a speedboat or yacht, with a panoramic tour of the Bay of Cartagena and Bocachica, where you can admire a beautiful landscape with the forts of San Fernando and San José. Along the Island of Barú you will reach the base island in the Rosario Islands. Free time to enjoy the sea and the facilities. Return to Hotel Cartagena. Duration: 8 hours. Days of operation: Every day. Includes: Tour of the set of islands, typical lunch and attendance card, transfer Hotel / Pier / Hotel (Not Included): Departure and Coralia taxes $ 10 per person, Entrance to the Oceanarium $ 10 per person. (Meal: breakfast, lunch)
Day 12. Cartagena
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Rafael Núñez Airport to take a flight (not included) home
The price of the program includes:
✔ 04 Nights in Bogotá ✔ 02 Nights in Macarena ✔ 03 Nights in Pereira ✔ 02 Nights in Cartagena ✔ English –speaking guide service ✔ Meal according to the program ✔ Excursions according to the program ✔ Air Ticket Bogota / La Macarena / Bogota ✔ Caño Crystals tax (Airport Tax, Contingency Plan, Income National Natural Parks, Income Municipality) ✔ Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport ✔ Local medical assistance
The price of the program does not include:
o Services not mentioned in the program o Meal not mentioned in the program o Tips ( for guides, drivers) o Personal expenses, such as: phone calls, laundry, room service, among others o Visa process or consular fees (when required) o Zarpe Pier Taxes in Cartagena 10 Usd per person o Unspecified Air Tickets.
General conditions:
▪ Services subject to availability at the time of booking ▪ Services reserved and not taken, will not be refunded. ▪ If there is no availability in the hotels listed above, the services will be confirmed in a hotel of similar category.

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  • Booking Code: BC21
  • Availability: Available for Booking
  • Total: $3,003.75