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 cites, such as bustling Bogotá, the enchanting city of Cartagena and quaint Armenia. You will be introduced to the unique landscapes and colours of the the Colombian Caribbean and the Coffee Region, home to Colombia’s national tree, the wax palm. You can learn how Colombian coffee is made, from picking the very first beans to pouring the perfect cup. You will wander the desolate beaches of Tayrona National Park, 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 - January 7. 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 - January 8 . Bogota – Armenia
Transfer to the bus terminal or airport for your journey across Colombia. Upon arrival in Armenia, you will transfer to your specially chosen finca where you can relax in a unique way with a cup of “tinto” that is always readily available. Meals: B.
Day 3 - January 9. Coffee Experience and Tasting
The Recorrido de la Cultura Cafetera (Cultural Coffee Experience tour), where you will gain a unique insight into the real lives of the coffee workers. This tour allows us to learn the fantastic and mystical history of the coffee growing culture and the colonization of Antioquia. From the coffee corps we will continue to the Joyful Harvest, where you can wear traditional outfits and harvest, pulp, dry, roast and ground your own coffee as the locals have done since colonial times. Then, after a great day at work you can sit down and enjoy a fantastic cup of the best Colombia Coffee, specially processed and made by you, for you! Meals: B.
Day 4 - January 10. Cocora Valley
At the prearranged time the expedition begins, heading to Salento and the Cocora Valley. It holds within it a colonial and historic past, as you will see as you walk amongst the unique landscapes, observing the flowing clear water of the Quindio River, and the unique palm of wax the national tree.
Salento and in general the Coffee Triangle, has one of the richest coffee cultures and most scenic coffee crops. It has preserved its colonial architecture and the customs of the local country people. Furthermore, as an optional activity, you can go horseback riding in the valley and have lunch enjoying the prized local dish – a meal of exquisite trout. Meals: B.
Day 5 - January 11. Armenia. Free Day
Free day to enjoy the area. Take a walk in one of the many coffee fields in the region, relaxing in the sun surrounded by stunning views. Take some sun as you relax by the pool in a hammock, looking over the rolling fields of the coffee region. You could also venture to the Nevado de Ruiz for the day. Meals: B.
Day 6 - January 12. Armenia- Cartagena
At the chosen time transfer to the airport. Upon arrival in Cartagena 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. Meals: B.
Day 7 - January 13. Cartagena. City Tour
We take approximately four hours visiting the city, including the modern residential neighborhood of Bocagrande and, later, 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. Our entry is through the Clock Gate, the main entrance to the old town. We 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 afternoon is free to enjoy the city. Meals: B.
Day 8 - January 14. Cartagena. Free Day
Free day to enjoy the city; to get lost in one of the many plazas and coble stone streets and have a drink watching the sunset on top of the city wall.
Day 9 - January 15. Cartagena. Totumo Mud Volcano
Today you’ll have the unique opportunity to take a mud bath in a volcano. Just an hour away from Cartagena is the Totumo Mud Volcano, where people go to enjoy the cleansing qualities, and enjoyment, of bathing in mud. After the trip you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and a visit to beautiful Manzanillo Beach, where you can wash off any remaining, hard-to-reach mud. Meals: B, L.
Day 10 - January 16. Cartagena - Santa Marta - Tayrona
Today you will travel to one of the highlights of this tour, the Tayrona area where the jungle meets the Caribbean. In the afternoon, feel free to indulge yourselves in a spa treatment or relax in a hammock with a book. Meals: B,D.
Day 11 & 12, January 17 & 18. Playa La Roca EcoHotel - Tayrona
During the next two days enjoy and relax by the sea, sunning yourself and reflecting upon your wonderful journey on one of Colombia’s most beautiful beaches. You will spend your first whole day in on of the many beaches at the Tayrona National Park. The next day 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 as an optional activity. Meals: B, L, D.
Day 13 - January 19. Tayrona - Santa Marta - Bogota.
At the chosen time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Bogota. Meals: B.
Day 14 - January 20. Bogota.
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.