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Classic Colombia- Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena 7 days

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Get Immersed in the Local Culture

This trip takes you on an incredible experience through Colombia’s main cities: their culture, food and traditions. Start your journey in Bogota on a day filled with the best food, arts and music. Continue to Medellin, the most developed and inclusive in Colombia and finish your trip in Cartagena, rich in stories, culture and history.

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: WALKING TOUR AT THE OLD QUARTER OF BOGOTA

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 Bolivar,
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-renowned 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 MEDELLIN AND CITY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

In the morning, we’ll take you to the Bogota airport for your flight to Medellin.
Once you arrive in Medellin we’ll be waiting to take you to your hotel and will continue with the city tour
after checking in. Through a gradual process of transformation that relied on the engagement of each
citizen, Medellin has become a remarkably inclusive city. On our tour, you’ll witness the transformative
power of art, enjoy the urban graffiti art of the comunas, typical and innovative street food throughout the
city, and massive sculptures by Fernando Botero. (B)
Comfort Hotel, Poblado Alejandria

DAY 4: VISIT TO THE TOWN OF GUATAPE

As we leave the city through the Andes mountains, a huge rock will loom overhead. If you’re up for the
challenge, climb up the 637 steps to reach the top of the rock and take in the incredible view. Make your
way back and explore the town of the “Zocalos” – Guatape has special decorations made on the base of
the facades of all the houses of the place, and every single one has a different meaning. (B)
Comfort Hotel, Poblado Alejandria

DAY 5: TRANSFER TO CARTAGENA AND WALKING TOUR AT THE HISTORIC CENTER

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 6: EXCURSION TO THE ROSARIO ISLANDS

Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you to Bodeguita Pier. Here you’ll board
a speedboat to visit the Rosario Islands. The boat trip to the islands takes approximately 90 minutes and
includes a brief stop at the Fortresses of San Fernando and San Jose de Bocachica, which protected the bay
from pirate and corsair attacks in Colonial times. Upon arrival at the island, you’ll be free to enjoy the sea
to your heart’s content. Optional activities include snorkeling, kayaking, or a visit to the Aquarium of San
Martin de Pajarales. These activities can be booked and organized on the island. Included in your daytrip
is a delicious lunch. At the end of the day we’ll return to Cartagena. (B, L)
Comfort Hotel, Don Pedro de Heredia

DAY 7: 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, L = Lunch)
• All private ground transportation

 

Not Included
• Internal flights
Day 3 Bogota to Medellin
AV8426 12:40 – 13:39
Price: USD$90 (Subject to change)
Day 5 Medellin to Cartagena
AV9510 13:03 – 14:10
Medellin – Cartagena
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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