12 days /11 nights
Bogotá + Medellín + Cartagena + Santa Marta
The program is valid from January 16th until December 15th, 2021(except for High season such as: Eastern, New Year´s eve, fairs or congresses in the City)
The price of the program is per person in USD:
Day 1. Bogotá
Arrival in Bogota, assistance at El Dorado International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and accommodation.
Day 2. Bogotá - City Tour + Monserrate
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-Colombian 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). Ascent to Monserrate (with a panoramic view of the city from this beautiful dead volcano). In the afternoon, return to the hotel. (Lunch not included)
Duration: 6 hours,
Includes: Entry ticket to the Gold Museum, Casa De La Moneda and Botero Donation, ascent to Monserrate, guide service and private transportation, local medical assistance card.
Important remark: Gold Museum is closed on Mondays, Mint and Botero Donation are closed on Tuesdays.
Day 3. Bogotá - Zipaquira + Guatavita
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will go to Guatavita and Zipaquira Salt Cathedral: A complete circuit through the so-called "Sabana de Bogotá". In Zipaquira, we will find one of the remarkable tourist sites in Colombia, the majestic Salt Cathedral built 180 meters deep in a salt mine. Later we will go to the Guatavita Lagoon, known historically and worldwide for the legend of "El Dorado". In the afternoon, return to the hotel. (Lunch included)
Duration: 10 hours
Includes: Access ticket to Guatavita Lagoon and Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, guide service, private transportation, and local medical assistance card.
Day 4. Bogota - Medellin
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to El Dorado International Airport to flight (not included), to the city of Medellín.
Arrival in Medellín! Welcome and assistance at the Rionegro International Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Check-in and accommodation.
Day 5. Medellín
Breakfast at the hotel. Let´s spend a great day visiting the main tourist sites in the city: San Antonio Park, San Ignacio Square, the traditional La Playa Avenue, one of the symbols of the paisa power (Coltejer Building), the Sculpture Park which contains more than 20 sculptures donated by Master Fernando Botero to the city of Medellín, the large traditional houses and mansions of the Prado neighborhood, the Parque de Los Deseos, the Atanasio Girardot Sports Unit where most of the sports practiced in the city take place, as well as the remodeled Macarena Convention Center, the former bullring. Finally, we visit the traditional Pueblito Paisa and end with a tour of the Poblado area, where we will visit the Parque del Poblado, Lleras Park and the Golden Mile, the financial and hotel heart of the city.
Duration: 6 hours
Includes: Transport in tourism vehicle, accompanying guide. Stops at Barefoot Park, Sculpture Park, Wish Park, and Pueblito Paisa, Metro and Metro Cable tickets.
Day 6. Medellín- Peñol and Guatape
Tour to the Orient: Piedra del Peñol and Reservoirs Area. The new town of El Peñol is a fundamental starting point to get to know the past of this area. The visit will continue to the majestic Piedra del Peñol, which is one of the most interesting natural attractions of Colombia. Later we will visit the town of Guatape, famous for the details of the basement of the houses where we will take a tour by motorcycle taxi. Afterward, we will visit the Peñol-Guatape reservoir, by boat (additional cost). There we can enjoy a unique landscape. (Lunch is not included)
Duration: 8 hours
Days of Operation: Every day
Includes: Tour as described, motorcycle taxi tour, accompanying guide, transportation and local medical assistance card.
Day 7. Medellin - Cartagena
Breakfast at the hotel and depart to the José María Córdoba International Airport to take the flight (not included) to Cartagena.
Welcome and assistance at the Rafael Núñez International Airport in the city of Cartagena. Check-In at the hotel.
At 02:30 pm, a panoramic tour of the residential areas of Bocagrande, Castillogrande, and Manga will begin. Arrival to the Cima de la Popa, where you will have a complete view of the city, guided visit to the convent and church. Guided visit to the San Felipe de Barajas Castle, the most important military engineering work of Spain in America and which protected the city from pirate attacks. At the end of this visit, we will return to the hotel along Santander Avenue where we can appreciate the bastions and walls of the historic center. From there we will visit the Las Bóvedas craft centre and. In the afternoon, return to the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Days of operation: Every day
Includes: transportation, guide, entry tickets, and local medical assistance card.
Day 8. Cartagena Islas del Rosario - (Island of Enchantment)
Breakfast at the hotel. At 08:30 am departure from Marina Santa Cruz dock. Full-Day in the islands to enjoy its crystal clear waters perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling (activities with additional cost). At the Pegasos Pier, you will board a speedboat or yacht, in order to navigate 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 Jose. Navigation along the coast of Baru Island where we will reach the base island in the Rosario Islands. Free time to enjoy the sea and the facilities. Return to the hotel in Cartagena.
Includes: Tour through the Archipelago. Typical lunch and assistance card. Transfer Hotel –Port-Hotel
Duration: 8 hours.
Days of operation: Every day.
Not Included: Taxes at the pier/dock and Coralia taxes U$10 per person, Oceanarium entrance U$10 per person.
Day 9. Cartagena - Santa Marta
Breakfast at the hotel, in the morning transfer from the hotel in Cartagena, to the city of Santa Marta. Approximate duration 4 hours.
Check-In at the Hotel. Free afternoon.
Day 10. Santa Marta - City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour passing by the main avenues and visiting the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, an old sugar mill where Simón Bolívar -the liberator of Colombia- spent his last days. Here you can see three different collections, the historical collection, the modern collection, and the botanical garden. Visit to the Minor Basilica Cathedral, Gold Museum or Customs House, where Simón Bolívar was alive and dead, and which today is the gold museum. Appreciation of an extraordinary collection, which puts in context the cultural heritage, and observation of the beautifully restored colonial house that invites you to explore the past and present of Santa Marta. Return to the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Includes: Entrance fees to the described places, bilingual guide, private transportation, and local medical assistance card.
Day 11. Santa Marta - Cabo San Juan
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Tayrona National Park located about 45 minutes from Santa Marta, a nature sanctuary with a variety of ecosystems, beaches, and fascinating indigenous cultures. After passing Cañaveral, we will start our walk through the dry, humid tropical forests until we reach Arrecifes and later on Cape San Juan where we can take a refreshing bath in the sea. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, return to the hotel.
Duration: 10 hours
Includes: Entrance fee to Tayrona Natural Park, bilingual Guide, private transport and local medical assistance card.
Day 12. Santa Marta
Departure to the airport to take the flight back to home.
The price of the program includes:
-03 nights in Bogota
-03 nights in Medellín
-02 nights in Cartagena
-03 nights in Santa Marta
-Excursions described in the program
-Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport
-English –speaking guide service
-Local Assistance Card
The price of the program does not include:
-Services not mentioned in the program
-Meal not mentioned in the program
-Tips (for guides, drivers)
-Personal expenses, such as: phone calls, laundry, room service
-Visa process or consular fees (when required)
-Pier taxes and unspecified taxes