Visit the spectacular Caribbean coast of Colombia with this tour designed to show you the best of this region. You will visit Guatape and the beautiful city of Medellin before arriving to the enchanting Cartagena. We will take you to the must-seen destinations of the coast so you can relax and enjoy your stay with us. The trip will finish with an adventurous trek in The Lost City, so get ready to explore indigenous territories and the beauty of rivers and jungles. This is a perfect plan for travelers looking for adventure and sunny days on the beach.
On the first day of this trip, we will spend some time discovering the charm and history of the center of the capital city of Colombia. It will start by using the public transport system to go to “La Candelaria”, a historic neighborhood. The starting point of the walking tour is “Plaza de Bolivar”, from which we will take some time walking around while admiring the colonial architecture, beautiful 17th and 18th century churches and 300 year old restored houses. The next stop will be Fernando Botero´s museum, the Colombia´s most famous painter and sculptor. Once we have admired his work art and have enjoyed a break for lunch, we will be ready to take the cable car to “Cerro de Monserrate”, which is the famous hill of the city with a white church on the top (only about 1.5 km from “La Candelaria”). The view is incredible and you can even see on clear days all the way to “Los Nevados”. We will back around 6 pm to the hotel.
After enjoying a nice breakfast, we will be on a road trip for about 9 hours. You will be admiring the amazing landscapes of Colombia while we get to Guatape, our final destination. You will have the rest of the day to explore this little and charming town surrounded by beautiful lakes.
Get ready to climb el Peñol, a giant rock 200 meters high. Fell in love with the area by admiring the view from the top of the mountain. After lunch, we will enjoy a nice boat ride on the lake. Next stop is the city of the infamous Pablo Escobar. Medellin was once one of the most dangerous cities in the world but after a painful decade of violence, it is now a beautiful prosperous city that leads many innovative projects in the country in areas like education, culture and architecture. Enjoy the rest of the evening in trendy bars and restaurants of the city.
You will have the day to explore the city on your own. There are lots of plans to choose from, here we mention a few of them: Visit Santa Fe de Antioquia, a laidback colonial town near Medellín, take the tour of Pablo Escobar, visit the botanical garden or take the cable car uphill to visit the poor neighborhoods. We will be happy to assist you on your plans for the day.
After breakfast, we will take a flight to Cartagena. The historical city of Cartagena and its beautiful historical center attract thousands of tourists every year and is the most visited place in Colombia The colorful colonial architecture in the old town -declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site- is a great place to be surrounded by while having a coffee or a delicious fresh juice in an old style plaza. Being in Cartagena is recalling the old times when conquers arrived and slavery was abolished back in the 19th century.
Enjoy the day on your own to fall in love with one of the most beautiful colonial cities of South America. Cartagena is for tourists on any budget but food, drinks and nights out can become pricey even for foreigners. While being there, you can visit the archipelago of Islas del Rosario by boat, in which you can find coral reefs and an aquarium with all kind of marine species. Our traveler´s experts will be happy to assist you if you want to do some activities on the day.
We will be heading to Mompox, a traditional and colonial town is located next to the mighty Magdalena River. Churches, parks and plazas reflect the nostalgia of the old days of the town. The main streets are surrounded by beautiful architectural structures, which invite tourists to spend time taking fabulous pictures.
Enjoy the day on your own in Mompox. If you enjoy jewelry shopping and love traditional furniture, you will spend some time (and money) in this lovely location.
We will leave Mompox to visit Santa Marta, one of the top 5 destinations of Colombians when it comes to have holidays. The old part of the city has suffered a significant improvement in the last 5 years, making it an enjoyable experience to have dinner and drinks in art-deco restaurants for local and tourists. Don´t miss the “Parque de los novios”, a square where you can have great nights out. We will stay in a very comfortable hotel to relax.
On day 1, a private transport will take us from Santa Marta to the starting point of the trip, which will take around 2 hours and a half. After enjoying a nice lunch, we will start our 4 hours trek In El Mamey. Don´t forget to take sun cream, repellent for insects and water with you. After a long day, you will spend the night in hammocks near a creek.
On day 2, we will be hiking for about 4 hours before meeting people from the Kogi tribe, a well-known indigenous group of the Sierra Nevada. . We will cross the Buritaca river many times, so refresh yourself by having a nice swim in it on the way. The dense jungle will get your attention from the start, so don´t miss the chance to take great pictures of the trip.
On day 3, we will arrive at Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City), an ancient place built around the 7th century. To get the most out of the visit, we will have a local guide that will explain the history about this mysterious place.
The 4th and 5th day we will be walking back to the camp and to El Mamey. Long and adventurous treks on the go to keep enjoying the fantastic scenario. Our private transport will be waiting for us to go back to Santa Marta, where you can enjoy the night in a very comfortable hotel to recover for the long walking hours.
You will visit one of the most beautiful parks in Colombia. Tayrona is 15.000 acres along the coastline and has over 300 bird species and 770 plant species. It is also a great place to spot sea turtles and swim with fishes next to the shore while doing some snorkel. If you prefer to explore the jungle, there are also many hiking trails to discover. Tayrona is a perfect destination to spend to relax and enjoy the coast of Colombia. After two days, we will be heading back to the historical city of Cartagena to spend the night and have our last dinner together.
We will drop you off at the airport of Cartagena for your flight to Bogota, where the tour will come to an end. Thank you for choosing us to experience Colombia, we hope to see you again in the near future. Note: Prices are per person based on the number of people traveling within a group. The minimum number of travelers we need to confirm the tour is 2 people. A 100% guarantee of the trip will be given when full payments are made.
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Note: Prices are per person based on the number of people traveling within a group. The minimum number of travelers we need to confirm the tour is 2 people. A 100% guarantee of the trip will be given when full payments are made.
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