Colombia is a country of dizzying variety. This tour will introduce you to the fascinating blend of adventures offered within Colombia’s borders. You’ll see some of Colombia’s most important cities, such as the enchanting city of Cartagena. You will wander the desolate beaches of Tayrona and Palomino, where palm trees sway in the breeze and turquoise waters lap the golden Caribbean shores. All this and much, much more on your trip to Colombia with See Colombia Travel.
Day 1 - December 8. Santa Marta - Palomino
Upon arrival to Santa Marta, land transfer to Palomino, one of the highlights of this tour. During your stay you will have visit the Tayrona area where the jungle meets the Caribbean. In the afternoon, feel free to indulge yourselves in a spa treatment.
Day 2, 3 & 4 - December 9, 10 & 11. Playa La Roca EcoHotel - Tayrona
During the next few days enjoy and relax by the sea, sunning yourself and reflecting upon your wonderful journey on one of Colombia’s most beautiful beaches.
During your time here, and as optional activities, you’ll be taken for a beautiful hike to a waterfall in the morning. Then, after lunch, you could take a trail to the mouth of the Palomino River or just relax into a hammock with a good book.
Time permitting, you will have the wonderful opportunity to go visit a village of the Kogi, descendants of the Tayrona. Here you will have the chance to see how the traditions of the Tayrona people are still present in the everyday lives of the Kogi (optional).
On your third day, you will spend your first whole day in on of the many beaches at the Tayrona National Park (entrance fee included).
For your free time at the Eco-Hotel you have option to relax in a hammock with a book, visit the Valencia River, relax at the beach, or indulge in one of their many spa treatments (including chocotherapy!). Meals: B on all days.
Day 5 - December 12. Palomino - Santa Marta - Cartagena.
At the chosen time you will be transferred by land to Cartagena (approximately 6 – 7 hours). Meals: B.
Day 6, 7 & 8 - December 13, 14 & 15. Cartagena - Mompox
At the chosen time you will be transferred to the magical town of Mompox. Spent two free days and discover this unique hidden gem of Colombia, the hart of the “Magical Realism”. Meals: B on all days.
Day 9 - December 16. Mompox - Cartagena.
At the chosen time, get ready for your transfer back to Cartagena and chosen hotel (aprox 6 hrs). Meals: B.
Day 10 - December 17. Cartagena. City Tour
Today you will take the Hop On, Hop Off bus around Cartagena, visiting the city, including the modern residential neighborhood of Bocagrande and the Walled City. The Old City maintains all the charm of the colonial days, with its narrow, cobbled streets flanked by charming balconies and heavy, characteristic doors. You will visit the Clock Gate, the main entrance to the old town. A walking tour of the Walled City is included and begins at 3:45 pm. Later you can visit the church of San Pedro Claver, the oldest church in the city before seeing the Castle of San Felipe – an imposing stone structure regarded as the masterpiece of the Spanish military engineering in the Americas. Finally, the Convent of La Popa is a cloister built on top of a hill that dominates the entire urban complex. Your tickets for the bus are valid all day long, so you can see the city at your leisure.
Day 11 & 12 - December 18 & 19. Cartagena. Free days
Free days to enjoy the beautiful city of Cartagena and its coble stone streets within the walled city. As an optional activity, visit the Rosario Islands or the Mangrove.
Day 13 - December 20. Santa Marta
At the chosen time land transfer to Santa Marta in regular service. Free evening to enjoy a walk around the plaza on the waterfront.
Day 14 - December 21. Santa Marta - home
At the chosen time transfer to the airport. All good things must come to an end, after all. Of course, if 14 days just isn’t enough time in Colombia, our tours are 100% customizable and we’d be happy to extend your stay with us. Just ask for more details. Meals: B.