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Andes & Caribbean- Bogotá and Cartagena 5 days

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Get Immersed in the Local Culture

Start your journey in Bogota on a day filled with the best food, arts and music this impressive city has to offer. You’ll then continue your journey to Cartagena, stories and fables of times past await you! Wander through the streets that inspired much of Colombian literature and cinema, such as the work of Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, best known as the creator of “magica; realism”.

Itinerary

DAY 1: RECEPTION IN BOGOTA

Upon arrival in Bogota, your guide will be waiting for you to facilitate your transfer to the hotel.
Comfort Hotel, BH Bicentenario

DAY 2: BOGOTA WALKING TOUR AT THE OLD QUARTER OF LA CANDELARIA

In the morning, we’ll have a walking tour through the heart of Bogota’s old quarter, known as La Candelaria,
with numerous restored, 300-year old homes and public buildings. Our tour passes through Plaza Bolívar,
San Francisco Church, the lively pedestrian street Calle 11 (known for its countless family-owned local
restaurants) and, time permitting, the 17th-century Santa Clara Convent.
The day’s highlight is a visit to the world-renown Gold Museum, which houses over 33,400 gold pieces
from Colombia’s pre-Hispanic cultures. Here, we will learn about how gold was once used for political and
social purposes, in myths, offerings and finally, the metallurgical techniques used to work with gold. This is
only an introduction to the cultural history around the gold of pre-Hispanic cultures as well as the Spanish’s
lust for this precious metal, following the 1502 landing party led by Vasco Nunez de Balboa. (B)
Comfort Hotel, BH Bicentenario

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO CARTAGENA AND WALKING TOUR AT THE HISTORIC CENTER

In the morning we’ll take you to Bogota airport for your flight to Cartagena. Once you arrive in Cartagena,
we’ll take you to your hotel.
We’ll start the day with a walking tour through the old quarter of Cartagena. The tour takes us through Plaza
de San Diego, Plaza Fernandez of Madrid, Bolivar Park, Plaza de los Coches and Plaza Santo Domingo.
We will also get to walk along the walls and visit the bastions of Santo Domingo and San Francisco Javier,
where we will learn about the history and defense strategy of the city. On this tour you’ll see the most scenic
streets of the city and visit important churches like the Cathedral San Pedro Claver and Santo Domingo. (B)
Comfort Hotel, Don Pedro de Heredia.

DAY 4: DAY AT LEISURE

Comfort Hotel, Don Pedro de Heredia (B)

DAY 5: LEAVE COLOMBIA

Today, at the scheduled time, we will transfer you to the airport for your international flight. (B)

Quick Facts

Included

• Accommodation in Comfort hotels
• English language guides at each destination
• All entrance fees
• Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast)
• All private ground transportation

 

Not Included
• Internal flights
Day 3 Bogota to Cartagena
Bogota – Cartagena AV 9548
11:22 – 12:54
Price: USD$90 (Subject to change)
• Tips and gratuities
• Any other non-mentioned item
• Alcoholic drinks

 

Note
This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes and inclement weather

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