Your personalised See Colombia tour takes you to two of Colombia’s highlights: the modern Medellin and the bustling Bogotá. Leaving Bogota you will go to Medellin, a city famous for its vibrant nightlife and rich cultural scene. Medellin also allows easy access to Santa Fe de Antioquia, a rustic old town full of colonial character.
Day 1 - August 20. Bogota
Upon arrival one of See Colombia Travel´s representatives will be on hand to transfer you to your chosen hotel where you can relax and prepare for your upcoming adventure with us.
Day 2 - August 21. Zipaquira. Optional - Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and 'El Dorado' Sacred Lake of Gutavita
As an optional activity, today we will visit the salt mines of Zipaquira, from where the monumental Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira was excavated. This unique structure is almost 400ft deep and it occupies an area of around 8000m², with four sections, each one 300ft long and 42ft wide. It presents 12, 30ft high impressive salt columns that support the structure. In the first tract of the underground journey, you will find the XIV Stations of the Via Cruxis, each designed by a local artist. Subsequently, a 175 meter long ramp descending to the last 13 meters towards the balconies on the cameras and the church choir. The final tract leads to the center of the Cathedral where we find the three monumental cameras and the 16m tall cross.
After visiting the salt mines, we’ll continue to the Lake of Guatavita, where the legend of El Dorado originates. According to this legend, in the pre-Columbian days the Indians held special religious ceremonies in which the Chief (Cacique), with his body totally covered with gold dust, was submerged in the lake as an offering to their gods, while the natives threw precious stones and gold pieces into the lake. In 1967 the area, including the old village, was flooded, forcing the construction of a new town in a style that resembles the old Spanish colonial architecture. Return to Bogota. Meals: B.
Day 3 - August 22. Bogota - Medellin. City Tour
After breakfast get ready to discover the capital of Colombia. This tour allows you to discover the colorful history and culture of la Candelaria neighborhood, located in the historic center of Bogota. The tour lasts 3 hours, passing by the Plaza del Chorro, the Botero museum, the National Museum, Plaza Bolivar, local market plaza, central cemetery, Egipto Neighborhood, the Colombian National University, the Gabriel Garcia Marquez cultural center, the Bullfighting Stadium, when available, and many other interest sites. At the chosen time transfer from your hotel to the airport. Upon arrival in Medellin transfer to your hotel where you can have dinner, relax and prepare for the rest of your adventure.
Day 4 - August 23. Medellin. City Tour
A 4 hour trip, that uncovers the roots of Medellín and its most iconic symbols, such as the “Pueblito Paisa”, the Intelligent Building, the Plaza Mayor, the Administrative Center of La Alpujarra and Carabobo street. We will travel in the “Metro Cable”, a massive transportation system unique to the city, and visit of the España Library Park and its distinctive architectural structure. Meals: B.
Day 5 - August 24. Medellin. Optional - Santa Fe de Antioquia
As ans optional activity, after breakfast we leave Medellín for Santa Fe de Antioquia municipality, declared Humanity´s Heritage. Its small cobbled streets and its beautiful houses with balconies recall the colonial period. The access road goes through a 4km tunnel and by the “Puente Colgante de Occidente”, a masterpiece of engineering from the 19 century. Meals: B.
Day 6 - August 25. Medellin
At the chosen time you will be transferred to the airport. All good things must come to an end, after all. Of course, if 6 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.