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COLOMBIA

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA - 5 nights from $559 double occ, LAND ONLY

The walled city of Cartagena , a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the most stunningly beautiful small cities in the Americas. Spanish colonial two story homes were built with balconies filled with cascading bougainvilleas, painted different colors. Every street is a kaleidoscope of color . The city was walled to keep the pirate, whom we honor as Sir Francis Drake, from looting the city of the gold the Spaniards were shipping back to Spain . The home with the most beautiful balcony does not have to pay property taxes for an entire year. Very motivating. Small cobblestone streets, old world charm, beautiful beaches nearby, and islands off the coast to explore.

Includes:

  • 5 nights at the hotel of your choice with breakfast
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Half day city tour including the old walled city, the Palace of Inquisition , San Pedro Church, the old Fort that protected the city from pirates. (seat-in-coach)
  • Full day trip to Isla Rosario, part of the Rosario archipelago, for swimming, snorkeling and water sports, or just exploring the island with lunch. (seat-in-boat)

VALIDITY: Until Dec 15, 2015

Hotel Prices

BOCA GRANDE Double Occ Single Occ Rating
BOCA GRANDE BEACH AREA
REGATTA $599 $899
HOTEL CARIBE $689 $1,119
DANN CARTAGENA $829 $1,459
HOTELS IN HISTORIC WALLED CITY AREA
ANANDA $969 $1,769
CHARLESTON SANTA TERESA $1,339 $2,499

CARTAGENA AND BOGOTA - Starting from 6 nights from $680 per person double occ, LAND ONLY

Price includes:

  • 4 nights at the hotel of your choice in Cartagena, with breakfast, roundtrip transfers, hotel taxes
  • Tour of Cartagena (seat-in-bus)
  • Full day tour of Rosario Islands off the coast of Cartagena , by boat with lunch. The islands are famous for their coral beds, snorkeling, beautiful beaches.
  • Flight to Bogota
  • 2 nights at the hotel of your choice in Bogota, with roundtrip transfers, breakfast, hotel taxes
  • City tour of Bogota including Gold Museum’s Pre-Columbian artifacts. (seat-in-bus)

VALIDITY: Jan 20- Dec 20, 2017. Prices may vary during holiday and peak seasons.

Hotels Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Atton Bogota 100
Hotel Kartaxa, Cartagena
(standard room)
$680 $1,050
Atton Bogota 93
Hotel Kartaxa, Cartagena
(superior room)
$719 $1,089
Four Points Sheraton, Bogota
Bovedas de Santa Clara, Cartagena
$929 $1,519
Sofitel Victoria Regia, Bogota
Sofitel Santa Clara, Cartagena
$1,249 $2,019

COLOMBIA: Bogota, the ESSENCE OF COFFEE, and Cartagena – 8 nights from $1257, LAND ONLY

Includes:

  • 3 nights in Bogota with breakfast.
  • Bogota City tour, including Monserrate.
  • Tour of Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
  • 2 nights in Pereira, the coffee-growing region of Colombia, with breakfast
  • Full day tour of Hacienda San Alberto , to learn the process of coffee bean production including growing, harvesting, toasting, tasting, packaging and export.
  • Coffee tasting.
  • Guided tour of the Cocora Valley with a nature guide and lunch.
  • Visit to Salento, the oldest coffee town in Colombia , to admire the colonial architecture and beauty of the coffee fields in the region.
  • 3 nights Cartagena with breakfast.
  • City tour of Cartagena
  • Full day Rosario Islands tour with lunch
  • All airport transfers, hotel taxes.

Airfare and fuel surcharges not included.

Validity: 2017

Hotel Options Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
3 Star Hotels $1,257 $2,198
4 Star Hotels $1,468 $2,477
5 Star Hotels $1,599 $2,787
Luxury Hotels $2,128 $3,684

ITINERARY:

Day 1 Bogotá

Arrival at the El Dorado International Airport in Bogota. Reception and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Bogotá

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the historic heart of Bogota and walk around Plaza de Bolivar and surrounding areas, the National Capitol, which is the seat of the Colombian Congress; la Casa de los Comuneros, the Presidential Palace (Casa de Nariño) and the Museum Santa Clara Church. Learn about the metalworking processes of the ancient peoples of Latin America through the more than 34,000 pieces of metalwork displayed at the Gold Museum. From there, visit Simon Bolivar's house (Quinta de Bolivar) and the iconic symbol of Bogota, the Monserrate Hill, that rises at 3,152 meters above the sea level. It can be accessed by a funicular. There, you can visit the sanctuary and enjoy the best view of Bogota. Museums are closed on Mondays.

Day 3 Bogotá

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the town of Zipaquira, the salt capital of Colombia. Zipaquira means ‘City of our Father’ in the language of the Chibchas. Back in pre-Columbian times, salt was the most important commodity and ‘salt cakes’ were the only currency for trading. Over time, technology improved and the Muiscas began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside, there is a chapel, “Capilla de los Mineros” built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá” (Guasá means ‘mine’ in Chibcha). Return to Bogotá.

Day 4 Bogotá / Coffee Region

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up and transfer to the airport as scheduled. Fly to the Colombian coffee Triangle “Eje Cafetero” On arrival, head out to the municipality of Buenavista and take a tour around Hacienda San Alberto, to learn about the fascinating world of coffee growing. The Hacienda has the most extraordinary view, where you will be able to appreciate the beauty of the coffee plantations in the mountains in the south of el Quindio. Learn about the process of coffee step-by-step and enjoy a tasting of high quality coffee awarded internationally in countries like Russia, South Korea, and Belgium.

Day 5 Coffee Region

Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the national tree and the world’s tallest palm, the Quindio wax palm in the Cocora Valley in the town of Salento. A local guide will take you into the natural cloud forest to enjoy the spectacular landscapes. There, enjoy some free time before going to Salento. A town of colorful balconies, handicraft workshops, and a great viewpoint of the whole area.

Day 6 Coffee Region / Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up and transfer to the airport as scheduled. Flight to Cartagena. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 7 Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a city tour of Cartagena starting with the neighborhoods of Bocagrande and Manga, to see the contrast between modern architecture and the beauty of the old houses from the twentieth century. Further ahead, up at the Cerro de la Popa, take in a view of the whole city at this historically-important convent. The historic center of Cartagena was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. From here, visit the Castle where the Spaniards sought to protect the city from the attacks of the English in the seventeenth century, “el Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.” Finish the tour with a stroll through the narrow streets of the old walled city where you can see the charming old colonial architecture.

Day 8 Cartagena

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the port of Cartagena. Take a boat to Corales del Rosario National Park and San Bernardo. This natural park on the coast of the Caribbean Sea is the perfect place for a relaxing day. It offers great food and fun activities, including snorkeling over the coral reefs. Return to Cartagena.

Day 9 Cartagena/Fly Home

AMAZING COLOMBIA - 8 nights from $999 per person, double occ., LAND ONLY

Includes:

  • 3 nights in Bogota at the hotel of your choice, breakfast
  • Half day Bogota city tour (seat-in-bus)
  • 5 nights at the hotel of your choice in Cartagena, breakfast.
  • Half day Cartagena city tour (seat-in-bus)
  • Full day boat tour to Rosario Island with lunch
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in both cities

Hotels Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
ROYAL PARK METROTEL, Bogota
REGATTA, Cartagena
$999 $1,769
SONESTA, Bogota
HOTEL CARIBE, Cartagena
$1,139 $2,059
HAMILTON COURT, Bogota
DANN, Cartagena
$1,299 $2,349
EK HOTEL, Bogota
ANANDA HOTEL, Cartagena
$1,589 $2,979
B.O.G. HOTEL, Bogota
CHARLESTON SANTA TERESA, Cartagena
$2,009 $3,709

VALIDITY: December 15th, 2015

HIKE TO THE ANCIENT CIUDAD PERDIDA- 12 days starting at $2,929 per person, double occ. LAND ONLY

Hike to the fabled seat of the Tayrona culture, then unwind on Cartagena's warm beaches.

Includes:

  • 1 night in Bogota at the hotel of your choice, with breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Santa Marta at Ecohab, with breakfast.
  • 4 nights camping outdoors or in lodges on the way to Ciudad Perdida, all meals, transfers and guided hikes included.
  • Visit to Mutanyi Kogui Indians.
  • Visit to Koskuguenga Indians.
  • Lectures on Tayrona culture.
  • Guided tour of the Lost City.
  • 4 nights in Cartagena at the hotel of your choice, with breakfast.
  • Full day excursion to the Rosario Islands with lunch.
  • All transfers, hotel taxes.
  • Airfare and fuel surcharges not included.

Validity: Until Dec 15, 2015. Prices may change during holidays or high season.

Hotel Options Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
ROYAL PARK METROTEL, Bogota
ECOHAB, Tayrona Park
REGATTA, Cartagena
$2,929 $4,749
SONESTA, Bogota
ECOHAB, Tayrona Park
HOTEL CARIBE, Cartagena
$3,029 $4,979
HAMILTON COURT, Bogota
ECOHAB, Tayrona Park
DANN, Cartagena
$3,149 $5,179
EK HOTEL, Bogota
ECOHAB, Tayrona Park
ANANDA HOTEL, Cartagena
$3,309 $5,539
B.O.G. HOTEL, Bogota
ECOHAB, Tayrona Park
CHARLESTON SANTA TERESA, Cartagena
$3,629 $6,129

 
 
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