Colombia’s 3 Axis of Diversity: Bogota, Coffee Region and Cartagena 8-Day Tour

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If you don’t know what to choose, we do it for you: visit three essential regions in Colombia and get a lifetime experience. You will start in the capital of Colombia, Bogota. You will spend one day discovering the city main spots. On the second day you will explore its surroundings by going to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. You will fly to Pereira on the third day to enjoy the coffee triangle. You will spend one day discovering the Cocora Valley and the coffee farms and on the other day you will go to Santa Rosa hot springs. You will fly to Cartagena on the sixth day. You will have one day to wander around the walled city and its colorful spots and on the last day you will relax in a small island near the city. Food, history, and lots of fun by the hand of our welcoming locals • Combining city and nature by visiting the city's downtowns on one day and the top-notch natural destinations on the other • Diving into Colombian culture through its typical food, music, and landscapes

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Gran Colombia Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 La Candelaria and Monserrate

Stop At: Bogota

The first day begins with a tour of La Candelaria, in the historic center of Bogota. You will visit the Plaza de Bolivar, the Casa de Nariño, Chorro de Quevedo and two of the most important museums in the area: the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum. You will enjoy local gastronomic experiences, such as fruits, coffee and a delicious typical lunch. You will also take the cable car up to Monserrate to observe the city from the top, visit the basilica and its natural areas. The rest of the afternoon will be free.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 2 Zipaquirá and Guatavita

Stop At: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

On this day you will visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, one of the wonders of Colombia and the Guatavita Lagoon, where the Legend of El Dorado is said to take place. For this, you will head north of the city, first to the town of Zipaquirá. You will go through the tunnels and roads of the salt mine, to see the only subway Catholic church in the world and its history. Then, you will go to the town of Guatavita and walk to the natural park of Guatavita and learn about its legends. You will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and at the end of the day you will return to Bogota.

Duration: 10 hour

Day 3 Santa Rosa Hot Springs

Stop At: Termales Santa Rosa de Cabal

You will visit the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal where you will hike to the hot springs, rich in minerals and known for their medicinal properties. You will walk through the beautiful landscapes of this place, with its waterfalls and mountainous areas and enjoy its natural pools. You will also taste some typical dishes and a traditional lunch before returning to your hotel.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 4 Cocora Valley and Coffee farm

Stop At: Salento

In Salento you will start the morning with a hike to the Cocora Valley, the natural sanctuary of the wax palms, Colombia's national tree. You will learn about Colombian farmer traditions, and you will take pictures of the breathtaking scenery at the viewpoints and enjoy a typical homemade lunch. You will also enjoy a tour of a coffee farm to learn about the entire coffee process, from planting, harvesting, picking and roasting. You will be able to pick cherries with local guides and participate in a coffee tasting with the baristas.

Duration: 10 hour

Day 5 Cartagena Arrival

Stop At: Cartagena

You will transfer to the airport to fly to Cartagena de Indias and from there to your hotel. You will have the day at leisure.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 6 Walled City and Castle of San Felipe

Stop At: Walled City of Cartagena

You will tour the Walled City and the historic center of Cartagena on a private city tour. You will visit the San Felipe Castle, the Palace of the Inquisition, the Clock Tower, the most important squares and the most important colonial houses in the area. During the tour you will have gastronomic experiences with the most typical products of the city, as well as a delicious local lunch.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 7 Beach day at Playa Tranquila and aquarium

Stop At:

On the last day of the trip you will have a rest day in Playa Tranquila and visit the Aquarium, both places located in the Rosario Islands. You will take a boat to get there and enjoy the Caribbean climate, the typical and fresh food and the scenery. At the end of the day, you will take the boat back to Cartagena and the hotel and finish the tour.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 8 Check out and departure

Stop At: Cartagena

We know it is not an easy task to sum up a whole country in so little time, but this is our best. We are sure you will end up wanting to discover more of our diverse country. A home that welcomes everyone.

Duration: 1 hour
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