Bogota & Cartagena Essential 5 Days

Bogota & Cartagena Essential Journey

from $530.00

Start your journey in Bogotá 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 “magical realism”.

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  • Travel Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Bogota & Cartagena Essential Journey.


  • Explore Bogotá and surroundings, including the fabulous legend of El Dorado
  • Discover Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism through a Cartagena foodie experience.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation in Comfort hotels
  • English language guides at each destination
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All private ground transportation
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Internal flights
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any other non-mentioned item
  • Alcoholic drinks
  1. Day 1 Reception in Bogotá

    Upon arrival in Bogotá, your guide will be waiting for you to facilitate your transfer to the hotel.

    Comfort Hotel, BH Bicentenario

  2. Day 2 Walking tour in la Candelaria and visit the Gold Museum

    In the morning, we’ll have a walking tour through the heart of Bogotá’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

  3. Day 3 Transfer to Cartagena and Walking tour of the old quarter.

    In the morning we’ll take you to Bogotá 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

  4. Day 4 Day at Leisure

    Comfort Hotel, Don Pedro de Heredia

  5. Day 5 Leave Colombia

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

  • hiking shoes
  • swimwear
  • rain jacket
  • water bottle
  • sunblock
  • sun hat
  • Insect repellent
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