You will have a great experience discovering Colombia with this tour designed just for you. We will visit the archaeological region of the country, the famous coffee area, amazing national parks, beautiful cities like Medellin, Manizales or Cali and the lovely Caribbean coast for the last part of the trip so you can enjoy the last couple of days in front of the beach. Here you will find the most exciting destinations and highlights of the country in one tour, just with Colombian Dude.
Our staff will pick you up at the airport to take you to the hotel to rest. You will have the day for yourself, but our traveler´s experts will be happy to assist you if you want to do some activities on the day.
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.
We will start early morning heading towards the Tatacoa desert on a private transport. The trip will take around 5 hours. The desert is a beautiful place full of eroded cliffs and gullies and a perfect destination to spend the night in a tent after enjoying the clear sky full of stars. If you prefer to stay in a hotel, we can arrange it to sleep in a nearby city called Neiva.
We will drive to the town of San Agustin, widely famous for the amazing archaeological park you can visit there. We will stay the night in a traditional Colombian posada (hotel) that offers good home cooked meals so you can enjoy the traditional gastronomy of the region. You will have the day to discover the place by yourself, or to relax and spend some time with the locals.
Today we will dig ourselves in the Colombian history. We will visit the archeological park where you can admire tombs, stone statues and sarcophagus and more than 500 stone statues carved by the Indian sculptors. The park has three separate areas: San Agustín, Alto de los Ídolos and Alto de Las Piedras. The visit will be a life experience, after witnessing the art, power and skills of the pre-hispanic culture.
The next destination will be Popayan, an enchanting city that has kept the amazing colonial architecture through the times, attracting tourists to admire the well preserved churches and houses. We will stay in a 18thcentury hotel. You can enjoy the rest of the day wandering around this lovely place.
Free day to discover Popayan, named the "white city" because of its chalk-wall facades. There are interesting indigenous destinations accessible by car from the city. Our traveler´s experts will be happy to assist you if you want to visit some of them.
After lunch, we will be heading to Cali. You will be admiring the amazing landscapes of Colombia while we drive to the capital city of Salsa music. Prepare yourself for the night, because we will take you to one of the best salsa dance clubs in the world. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn some steps to dance salsa and to have a great night the way people from Cali do.
We will take a 3 hours road trip to one of the nicest towns in Colombia. This laidback town is located in the famous Colombian coffee region and it is a lovely small town surrounded by mountains. We will stay here for a couple of days to enjoy the beautiful nature and its surroundings.
We will visit a working coffee farm. The visit includes a walking tour through the coffee fields and on-site processing plant with a local guide. The visit finishes with a delicious cup of colombian coffee. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the town on your own.
The day will start early morning heading to Valle de Cocora, one of the most beautiful valleys of Colombia. Expect to see the tallest palm in the world that can grow up to 60 meters. Get ready for a 3 hours hike through grasslands and cloud forests while seeing different species of birds. Back to the hotel to spend the last night in Salento.
On the way to Manizales, we will stop at the “Termales de Santa Rosa”, thermal springs that are a perfect place to relax and reboot your energy. The 3 waterfalls (the largest is 170 meter high) will make the stop a great experience.
We will leave early in the morning to visit Los Nevados , a beautiful national park. Prepare yourself for a day full of adventure that includes an excursion to the Nevado del Ruiz. The tour includes transport, breakfast and lunch, and admission to the national park and the thermal baths. It will be a moderate hike to see the Nevado Del Ruiz and the glaciers up close. The scenery is spectacular and will be definitely one of the highlights of this tour.
On the 15th day of the trip we will be heading to the natural park “Recinto del Pensamiento”, located 11km from Manizales. This is an interesting opportunity to enjoy a pleasant walk to see butterflies, birds and beautiful gardens. We will be on the road on our way to Medellin after lunch.
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.
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.
We will leave early morning to visit the archipelago Islas del Rosario. Get ready to spend a great day in the sea surrounded by coral reefs, enjoying delicious seafood and relaxing on the beach. You have the chance to visit the aquarium (pass not included in the tour). We will be back in Cartagena around 5pm.
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.
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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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