BOGOTÁ - TATACOA DESERT - SAN AGUSTÍN - EJE CAFETERO - CARTAGENA & SANTA MARTA

Colombia
16 Días 1,500

Bogota, the capital of Colombia takes us into a diverse and multicultural city, visiting its surroundings as the beautiful municipality of Zipaquira.

Cartagena de Indias, the most visited city by tourists, reveals colorful streets for walking, balconies full of flowers and thick walls that remind us of the colonial past, its Rosario islands with turquoise blue waters and white sand and one of the most important coral reefs of the Colombian Caribbean await us.

Also, Santa Marta offers a city with history, being the oldest in Colombia and an incredible natural environment such as the Tayrona National Park.

 

DAY 1 COUNTRY ORIGIN / BOGOTÁ

Arrival at the airport, welcome from our representative and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 2 BOGOTÁ / CITY TOUR

We will make a guided tour of the most representative places of the city, the first stop is in the historic center to walk through the Plaza de Bolívar and the streets that leave from there, where you can see buildings like the National Capitol, the center of the legislative life of the country; The House of the Communards; the House of Nariño, seat of the Presidency of the Republic; and the Church Museum of Santa Clara.

You will enter the Gold Museum, where some 34,000 goldsmith pieces of diverse pre-Hispanic cultures will be exhibited and then you will go to the Museum Quinta de Bolívar, where the Liberator Simón Bolívar lived.

Shared Tour. Duration: four hours
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 3 BOGOTÁ / TOUR CATEDRAL DE SAL, ZIPAQUIRA

The journey begins through the savanna of Bogotá until arriving at the city of Zipaquira, where in pre-Columbian times, in this region, saline springs were exploited to produce ‘bread of salt’, a strong currency used by the Muiscas to trade.

Over time, the technology changed and they began to open tunnels to extract more salt. In these ancient underground galleries, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is erected, 180 meters below the surface.

There is a small chapel of the miners honor the Virgin, Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá (this word means ‘mine’ in Chibcha). At the end of the visit you will return to the hotel.

Duration: four hours. Shared Tour
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 4 BOGOTA / VILLAVIEJA – TATACOA DESERT

Journey from Neiva to Villavieja 1 hour, private.

Arrival in Villavieja and accommodation at the hotel. In the afternoon we pick you up at the hotel and we will make the tour through the Tatacoa Desert, we will start by the Cuzco, considered the red part and of greater geomorphology of the Desert, labyrinths road, the cathedrals, the tower and the tree of the desires . Visit the Los Hoyos sector and the Valley of Dreams, where a memory of the visit to the desert is left, building a small altar on rocks, which is also a pact of love and protection with nature and our planet.

At night visit the astronomical observatory where we will make a reconnaissance of the sky under the direction of the astronomer, who will show us the millions of stars that form the milky way and the different constellations that frame the sky and through telescopes we will see details of the moon and some planets

Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 5 VILLAVIEJA / SAN AGUSTÍN NATURE AND ARCHEOLOGY

Departure for San Agustín at 7:00 am (5 to 6 hours journey), private.

Accommodation at the hotel. At 3:30 pm we pick you up at the hotel to take the Magdalena River Strait tour where our river of the country is reduced to 2.20 m in the middle of a canyon of amazing beauty.

Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 6 SAN AGUSTIN – ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

At 8:00 am we will tour the Archaeological Park of San Agustín, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. Here we will make a pleasant walk immersing ourselves in the magic and legacy left us by the pre-Columbian culture that inhabited the Alto Magdalena, we will visit the Mesitas, Fuente del Lavapatas, Alto del Lavapatas, Forest of Statues and Museum.

In the afternoon, the coffee tour at Finca La Cabaña, winner of the Excellence Award, here we will learn the whole coffee process from the seed to the cup.

Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 7 SAN AGUSTIN / PITALITO / AXIS CAFETERO

Breakfast at 8:30 am. We start the tour in some natural and archeological sites as: Esculturas del Tablón and ethnographic museum, overlook and Chaquira petroglifos where we will take some rest to meditate and enjoy the beautiful view of the Colombian Range. Then we will visit the only color sculptures in the Purutal area.

Depart to the airport.

Transfer hotel – airport.

Transfer airport – accommodation.

Accommodation in 4 star hotel.

Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 8 EJE CAFETERO / TOUR VALLE DEL COCORA + SALENTO

The Cocora Valley is recognized worldwide and nationally for its beautiful landscape. Declared First Natural Wonder of Quindío, it is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Colombia framed by its wax palms that measure more than 60 meters, the highest in the world and are the National Tree of Colombia.

We will enter the Palma de Cera Park and appreciate in a playful and experiential way everything related to the birth, growth, conservation, preservation and habitat of the Palma de Cera and its natural environment among Bosques de Niebla, nature trails, river of birth, bird watching, fauna and flora of the Cocora Valley. In this tour you can plant a wax palm and thus contribute to the conservation of this emblematic species native to Colombia.

Later we went to the beautiful town of Salento, a municipality that is one of the main tourist destinations of Colombia, to walk its streets decorated with typical crafts of the Eje Cafetero going up to the viewpoint of Salento to see the coffee landscape.

Shared tour Duration 5hrs approximately.
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

DAY 9 EJE CAFETERO / FINCA CAFETERA

We will take a guided tour of a beautiful coffee plantation which is located in the rural area of ​​Quindío, where you can take walks along trails surrounded by 12 hectares of top quality coffee plantations. The Finca allows you to know and learn about the coffee production process.

A magical place that connects you with nature and the coffee culture, where you will live a unique experience. Know the process of sowing, production, benefit, marketing and preparation. Come and collect coffee yourself and enjoy one of the best coffee cups in Colombia.

Shared tour Duration 3 hours approximately.
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 10 EJE CAFETERO / CARTAGENA

Transfer accommodation – airport.

Flight Pereira – Cartagena

Transfer airport – accommodation.

Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 11 CARTAGENA / CITY TOUR

We will take a panoramic tour of the residential neighborhoods of Bocagrande, Castillogrande and the Republican district of Manga where you can see the mansions of the time, continuing with the visit to the Monastery of La Popa, built at the beginning of the XVII century at the top by two parents Augustinian Recollects, this cloister received the name of “Convent of Our lady of the Candelaria”. From the top you can see the heroic city.

Visit the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, the largest Spanish military building in the New World, originally built in 1536, being expanded according to the need until 1657, a magnificent work of military engineering, where we will make a tour through its tunnels and underground galleries.

Then transfer to the walled city where there is a walk through the main streets, squares and churches of the city.

Shared tour Duration: 4 hours
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 12 CARTAGENA – BARÚ TOUR

Tour to Islas del Rosario Barú, a whole day to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia, crystal clear water and white sand. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and the soft sands of Playa Blanca, on Barú Island. On your way to your destination, you can admire several of the Rosario Islands.

Once in Playa Blanca, swim in its clear waters, relax in the sun and enjoy a delicious Caribbean lunch.

Shared with lunch. Duration: eight hours.
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 13 CARTAGENA / SANTA MARTA

Transfer from Cartagena in shared service to the city of Santa Marta on our trip you can enjoy the characteristic landscapes of the Caribbean coast.

Transfer Office Marsol – hotel.
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 14 TAYRONA PARK

Shared transfer Tayrona Park round trip. All day you can enjoy its wonderful beaches.

We begin our day with the route to Tayrona Park entering through the entrance of Zaino. We will walk 1 hour to reach the most dangerous beach that Tayrona Park has: Arrecife. Although you can not enjoy the water, you can enjoy the landscape of the place that is very relaxing and beautiful. Includes tickets to the National Park and transfers.

We continue the path to Playa la Piscina, which is one of the quietest beaches, as it is surrounded by a barrier of rocks that stop the waves so you can swim a little.

Taking a little more strength, we follow the path that takes us to our final point Cabo San Juan del Guía Beach, the most beautiful beach the park has. Here you can have a delicious lunch and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

We recommend taking the trail back at 3pm or 4pm in the afternoon.

Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 15 QUEBRADA VALENCIA – TAYRONAKA

Transfer back and forth to Quebrada de Valencia, accompanied by our guide where you can enjoy a bath and a unique landscape in the waterfalls of Valencia, and then walk ecological trails while we come across vestiges of settlements of our Tayrona culture; we will know their customs, traditions and lifestyle taking a tour of a small, but very educational museum located in the area.

These settlements are located around the Don Diego river where you will be surprised by the thick vegetation and variety of fauna and flora of the place.

Private tour Duration: full day. Includes entries.
Accommodation in 4 star hotel.
Accommodation and breakfast.

 

DAY 16 PARQUE TAYRONA / COUNTRY ORIGIN

Transfer accommodation – airport.

End of services.

Bogotá
WHY TO TAKE THIS TRAVEL?
  • Discover the main destinations of the country, both urban and nature.
  • Know the Coffee Region, main coffee production area.
  • Enjoy the spectacular Tayrona Park.
  • To enjoy the beautiful beaches of golden sands and crystal clear waters.
  • Taste the cuisine of different points of Colombia
Price 16 Days
Destiny Season Price
Colombia: BOGOTÁ - TATACOA DESERT - SAN AGUSTÍN - EJE CAFETERO - CARTAGENA & SANTA MARTA
28/05/2019 - 31/12/2020 1,500.00

Additional information and conditions

  • The confirmation will be received when the reservation is made, unless it has been made 7 days before the trip. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, depending on availability.
  • It is needed to present a valid passport on the day of the excursion.
  • We recommend applying the yellow fever vaccine.
  • It is not suitable for travelers with heart conditions or other serious medical problems.
  • Most travelers can participate in the services offered.
  • The itinerary of the tours, as well as the day of making, may suffer variations if weather conditions so require.

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Servicios

Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Specified transfers.
  • Transfer round trip Tayrona Park.
  • Tickets to Tayrona National Park.

Not included:

  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the plan.
  • Experiences not mentioned in the plan.
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Unspecified services.

Interesa saber

To make a comfortable tour and avoid inconveniences

  • Apply the yellow fever vaccine.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes to walk.
  • Take with you colombian pesos in cash.
  • Repelent

Condiciones y seguro

  • The itinerary of the tours, as well as the day of completion, may suffer variations if weather conditions so require.
  • The hotels of the circuit may be replaced by others of similar category if the occupancy require so.
  • Guaranteed departures: The circuits will operate with a minimum of 2 people. There is the possibility to confirm departures of circuits with only one person. Consult supplement.
  • In the confirmation voucher, you will find general information about the payment made and the information of your operator.

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