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PEARLS OF COLOMBIA

DISCOVER THE BEST ATTRACTIONS IN COLOMBIA IN A UNIQUE WAY

DURATION
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
TOUR CODE
3COAVBGCSM
DEPARTURE
DAILY
PRICE
FROM CAD $3365 PP
START
BOGOTÁ
END
BOGOTÁ

OVERVIEW

This tour will take you to some of the best attractions in Colombia and you will discover them in a unique way: magnificent views of the capital Bogotá, an impressive Cathedral in a salt mine, carriage strolls in historical Cartagena, and Colombia’s Atlantic coast parks and beaches experiences. What will be your best memory?

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 BOGOTÁ

Assistance at El Dorado airport and transfer to the selected hotel.

In the afternoon, take a panoramic tour of the historical center of the city. Visit the Colon Theater, San Carlos Palace where the Chancery works, San Ignacio Church, Nariño Presidential Palace, Bolivar Square, the Capitol, the City Hall and the Primada Cathedral. Visit the famous Gold Museum. At the end of the day, ascent by cable car ride to Monserrate Hill, where you will appreciate a magnificent view of the city.

Return to the hotel.

Overnight accommodation in Bogotá

                                

DAY 2 SALT CATHEDRAL – ZIPAQUIRÁ (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.

In morning hours, we will give start to the Salt Cathedral tour, located at 49 kilometers from Bogota in the town of Zipaquirá. On the way, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Sabana countryside and the Puente del Comun. At the arrival you will visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, a structure built 180 meters deep within the salt mines and considered as the first wonder of Colombia. Inside the Salt Cathedral, you will visit the Stations of the Cross, the Dome, the Narthez labyrinth and the three naves. After visiting the mine, you’ll take a short city tour around the colonial town of Zipaquirá and have a typical lunch in El Portico restaurant in Chía (includes a starter, main course, dessert and a soft drink). The restaurant is known for its original and signature recipes based on traditional cooking. The menu is part of the “Slow Food” movement (well elaborated, careful and slow preparation). Today it has a wide selection of wines and the menu evolves with different propositions for the Argentinian Festival in the months of May and June. It is the ideal place to enjoy an exquisite meal with a good wine and nice company.

Return to Bogotá.                                    

Overnight accommodation in Bogotá

 

DAY 3  CARTAGENA  (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer Hotel – El Dorado International Airport.

Flight Bogotá – Cartagena (additional cost).

Transfer Rafael Nuñez International Airport – Hotel.

Rest of day at leisure

Check in and overnight accommodation at selected hotel in Cartagena

 

DAY 4 CARTAGENA (B/D)

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning, start with a panoramic tour of Bocagrande (modern area of Cartagena) and Manga neighborhood where you will appreciate republican architecture. Then, visit to the Monastery and Church of La Popa. Visit to the fortress of San Felipe de Barajas, the most important historic military fortification of the city designed to defend the Cartagena from pirate attacks. Continue to Las Bovedas to do some shopping and take a walk through main streets and squares of the Walled City.
In the evening hours enjoy a carriage ride; an excellent way to visit Cartagena from a different and relaxing point of view. The sound of the horse’s hooves in the alleys of the city is incomparable and the romantic look is exquisite. The carriage ride takes 30 or 60 minutes and can accommodate up to four people. This tour starts at the Marina Park. The journey ends with a dinner in the Santísimo restaurant (includes: first, second and dessert).

Overnight accommodation in Cartagena.

 

DAY 5 MAJAGUA ISLAND (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.

Enjoy the day in the Island: The Natural Park of Islas del Rosario is an archipelago made up of 27 islands, located 45 minutes from Cartagena. The hotel, San Pedro de Majagua, is located in Isla Grande and owes its name to Pierre Daguet, a French painter who in 1955 created his house and studio in this location. Here, you will enjoy the beach and a delicious lunch with lobster.

Return to Cartagena.

Overnight accommodation in Cartagena.

 

DAY 6 BARU ISLAND (B/D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer and accommodation in Casa Navegante. The house is located in located on the western side of the Baru Islands and considered today as the most extensive coastal lagoon of the National Natural Park Corales del Rosario. It is possible to arrive by waterway in a 45 minutes crossing in speed boat from the Bay of Cartagena. The staff of Casa Navegante Cholón is made up of a captain in charge of the general operation of the house, a machinist and a cook. The boat-house has a Japanese dining room, living room, kitchen, swimming pool and 4 sun beds.

In the evening we will have a special dinner with fish fillet, rice with coconut, patacones (plantain flat cakes) and salad, accompanied by a drink of choice and a special dessert by the cook of the Casa Navegante.

 

DAY 7 CASA NAVEGANTE – TAYRONA PARK (B/L)

American breakfast at Casa Navegante.

Enjoy the Casa Navegante.

Lunch at Casa Navegante; a delicious Ceviche accompanied by patacones or mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables, additional with a drink of choice and dessert. In the afternoon you will have the transfer from Casa Navegante to Tayrona National Natural Park, San Andres.

Accommodation in Tayrona National Natural Park, according to category of election. On the beautiful Cañaveral Beach, the traveler can enjoy peace and privacy in the cozy Ecohabs for a maximum of 4 people. They are built with native wood and the high ceilings are covered with palm leaves, a design inspired by the ancient tribes that inhabited The Tayrona Park. Each Ecohabs offers a magnificent view of the Caribbean Sea and the green landscape of the Tayrona Nature Reserve

 

DAY 8 TAYRONA PARK (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning at leisure in Tayrona Park.

Afternoon in the spa; Lulur Treatment, a massage with all the benefits of yogurt and fruits for the balance of your skin. In addition, have the Kerala Ritual, a detox technique from India that stimulates and relax your face, reducing stress, headaches, insomnia and general discomfort of the body.

Overnight accommodation.

 

DAY 9 TRANSFER OUT TO SANTA MARTA (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer Hotel – Simon Bolivar International Airport, Santa Marta.

TRAVEL IDEAS

  • Classic

INCLUSIONS

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • City tours and visits as per itinerary
  • Spa treatment in Tayrona Park

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights
  • Meals & other items not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses

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