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Embrace all Colombia has to offer on this dynamic 14-night itinerary taking you through the country's highlights. Begin your adventure in the stunning port city of Cartagena before escaping to the Colombian countryside with a stay in the idyllic town of Barichara. Learn about Colombia's ever-evolving identity with a visit to Medellin and discover breathtaking landscapes in Colombia's Eastern Plains before concluding your journey with a tour of Bogota.

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Itinerary includes:
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • International & domestic flights
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Bastion Luxury Hotel
  • 4 nights stay at the 5-star Casa del Presidente
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Medellin Marriott Hotel
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Savanna Orinoquia Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota
  • Yacht journey to Rosario Islands
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Cartagena

Welcome to Colombia! Your adventure begins in the port city of Cartagena. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by your driver and transported to your accommodation for the next three nights. 

Day 2-5
3 nights stay at Bastion Luxury Hotel

Residing in the heart of Cartagena's UNESCO-listed historic centre, Bastion Luxury Hotel is an elegant hotel situated moments away from many of the city's most notable attractions. When you're not out sightseeing, you'll enjoy access to the hotel's exceptional spa, rooftop pool and four outstanding dining venues. 

Day 3
Cartagena Historic Centre Tour & Colombian Rum Tasting

During your time in Cartagena, you'll embark on a captivating walking tour throughout the city, the perfect opportunity to soak in the atmosphere of the city's buzzing Colombian-Caribbean culture. Small avenues paved with colourful colonial architecture lead to exquisite cathedrals and grand churches, with charming boutique shops and small cafes found around every corner. Walk to the edge of Cartagena's Walled City and marvel at the glistening blue waters of Colombia's paradisiacal Caribbean coast before arriving at a local distillery for an afternoon of regional rum tasting. 

Day 4
Islas del Rosario

After spending the day exploring Cartagena's picturesque streets, it's time to venture a little further away from the coast. You'll board a luxurious yacht for an hour-long journey to the Rosario Islands, a beautiful archipelago of pristine islands 100 kilometres off the coast of Cartagena. Your island hopping excursion will take you across crystalline waters to dazzling white beaches, where you'll pause to dive into the warm Caribbean Sea to snorkel alongside a variety of exotic marine life before concluding your afternoon with a delicious lunch at one of the island's gorgeous restaurants.

Day 5
Fly from Cartagena to Bucaramanga

After you check out of the hotel, your driver will take you to the local airport, from which you will fly to Bucaramanga for the next leg of your adventure. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your driver and transported to the Spanish colonial town of Barichara on a four-hour drive through the scenic Colombian countryside. 

Day 5-9
4 nights stay at Casa del Presidente

Nestled amidst a sublime mountain range overlooking verdant tropical vegetation towering over red-roofed buildings, Casa del Presidente is an exclusive luxury hotel boasting enchanting interiors inspired by the tranquil yet opulent atmosphere of Barichara. Throughout your stay, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the hilly countryside, extraordinary regional cuisine at the on-site restaurant and access to a selection of reinvigorating wellness treatments at the spa. 

Day 6
Hike to Guane & Cafe Alfania Tour

On your second day in Barichara, you'll visit the nearby ancient town of Guane. On this two-hour hike, you'll get the chance to intimately explore the pristine beauty of the countryside, passing through pathways lined with luscious trees that descend into old streets paved with stone. Once you've arrived in Guane, you'll learn about the town's fascinating history, from its indigenous heritage to the impact of the Spanish colonial period. In the afternoon, you'll visit Cafe Alfania, a self-sufficient coffee farm, for a tour of the plantation and centennial forest before enjoying a delightful tasting of the various coffees the farm produces.

Day 7-8
White Water Rafting in Rio Chicamocha & Barichara

Embrace the gorgeous natural surroundings of the region the following day with a riveting white water rafting adventure down Rio Chicamocha, a section of Colombia's Rio Magdalena river system. On this excursion, you'll enjoy sensational views of the forest that fringe the river, as well as Chichamocha Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. 

Conclude your time in Barichara with a culinary tour around its fragrant street markets, providing the opportunity to encounter friendly locals and taste the vibrant flavours of the region.

Day 9
Fly from Bucaramanga to Medellin

It's time to swap the quiet streets of Barichara for the vibrant streets of Medellin. A driver will meet you and transport you to the local airport, from which you will depart. Throughout our flight, you can expect to see stunning panoramic views of Antioquia Province, a picturesque region with a verdant mountain range that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Day 9-11
2 nights stay at Medellin Marriott Hotel

Medellin Marriott Hotel is a glamorous luxury hotel boasting trendy and modern accommodation in the heart of Medellin's prestigious Poblado district. The perfect base for a city escape, your suite at the hotel features a lavish bathtub, spacious and colourful interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal viewing of the city. 

Day 10
Medellin City Tour

Discover why Medellin has earned its reputation as one of the world's most innovative cities on a tour that highlights the revolutionary impact of the city's public metro cable system, which has given previously impoverished barrios access to the city centre, allowing them to benefit from the city's development. Beginning in Comuna 13, your local guide will provide a fascinating insight into the neighbourhoods complex history and how it's evolved today. From there, you'll visit the centre of hip-hop and urban art, a hub dedicated to the artistic expression of Medellin's youth, as well as the House of Memory Museum, an area that served as a stage for the demonstrations that aided the reshaping of Medellin. Discover more of Medellin's unique identity on an intimate cycling excursion, visiting notable cultural and historical attractions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Parques del Rio, traditional Pueblito Paisa, the "Barefoot Park", and Plaza Botero.

Day 11
Fly from Medellin to Yopal

Following an incredible time in Medellin, it's time to continue with your exploration of Colombia. Once you've checked out at the hotel, you'll be transported to the airport for a connecting flight to Yopal, with a brief stopover in Bogota. Once you've arrived, you'll be met by your driver who will transfer you to your accommodation. 

Day 11-14
3 nights stay at Savanna Orinoquia Lodge

Savanna Orinoquia Lodge is a secluded luxury lodge located on the banks of the Cravo Sur river in Colombia's Eastern Plains. Offering simple yet luxurious bungalow accommodation in the heart of the Casanare plains region, you'll enjoy a variety of unique experiences throughout your stay, such as hiking through the tropical rainforest, touring ecosystems for local wildlife, and indulging in regional cuisine.

Day 11-12
Horseback Excursion & River Wildlife Expedition

Your journey through Colombia's Eastern Plains will begin with a visit to the local "llaneros," a community of cattle farmers who have practised the same traditional methods for generations, before embarking on a horseback excursion across the vast, grassy plains. An unrivalled opportunity to learn about this remote regions cultural practices, the excursion will allow you to experience daily life here like a local. 

Discover an array of rare wildlife on an enthralling safari along the Cravo Sur river. Travelling via a traditional "bongo" canoe, you'll experience panoramic views of the river banks where you'll spot various wildlife species, such as capybaras, caiman crocodiles, hoatzins, and as well as smaller flora and fauna. 

Day 14
Fly from Yopal to Bogota

Following a riveting journey in the Colombian wilderness, it's time to move on to your next destination. You'll be transferred back to Yopal airport and depart to the capital city of Bogota. Once you've arrived, you'll be met by a driver who will ensure you arrive at your accommodation. 

Day 14-16
2 nights stay at Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota

Set amidst a backdrop of forested mountains, Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota is an elegant luxury hotel characterised by a colonial-style exterior with classic yet refined interiors. Located in close proximity to a fantastic selection of dining venues, as well as benefiting from accessible links to other notable areas of the city, the hotel is the perfect base to venture out from and explore all Bogota has to offer. 

Day 15
Bogota City Tour & Dining at Verdi

A guided tour of the best of Bogota will take you through some of the city's most spectacular attractions. La Candelaria, Bogota's historic 17th-century town, is a must-see on any Bogota itinerary, with its colourful homes and grand cathedrals renowned for their magnificence. Then you'll go to Plaza Bolivar, Bogota's main square. You'll conclude your evening with a one-of-a-kind culinary experience at VERDI, a textile studio known for reinterpreting the aesthetics of Colombia's indigenous traditions into contemporary art pieces. You'll be treated to a delicious three-course meal as well as a private workshop seminar.

Day 16-17
Fly from Bogota to UK

It's time to start your journey home after an incredible adventure through Colombia. After you've checked out of the hotel, you'll be met by your driver one last time and transferred to the airport, where you'll fly back to the UK. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • International & domestic flights
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Bastion Luxury Hotel
  • 4 nights stay at the 5-star Casa del Presidente
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Medellin Marriott Hotel
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Savanna Orinoquia Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota
  • Yacht journey to Rosario Islands
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