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Colombia Discovery

  • Duration

    17 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Go Beyond
  • Price From

    $10,780pp
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Colombia is Latin America's rising star, a charismatic country full of passion! Explore its treasures, from coffee and colonial splendour to Caribbean beaches and all that's in between on this exciting tour.

Tour Highlights

Our Colombia Discovery tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Colombia Discovery Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1

    FLY TO BOGOTÁ

    DAYS 1: FLY TO BOGOTÁ

    Fly to Colombia's vibrant capital Bogota, arriving the same day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure with a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

  • Day 2

    BOGOTÁ CITY TOUR

    DAY 2: BOGOTÁ CITY TOUR

    Explore the sights of the city. Enjoy a morning tour of the Candelaria neighbourhood, with a visit to the Gold Museum and the historic centre around the Plaza de Bolivar with its impressive cathedral. Enjoy some local delicacies for lunch before riding the cable car up to the monastery perched high on Monserrate, where you will enjoy spectacular views over the city. (B,L)

  • Day 3

    SALT CATHEDRAL

    DAY 3: SALT CATHEDRAL

    Just outside of Bogota is one of Colombia’s most unusual attractions; the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. Built 200 metres below ground in a salt mine and beautifully illuminated, this cavernous space is considered an outstanding example of modern Colombian architecture. Fly to Cali, the hub of Colombia’s salsa dancing scene. (B,L,)

  • Day 4

    SALSA CLASS

    DAY 4: SALSA CLASS

    Cali has a rich Afro-Colombian heritage and as a city, exudes a lively, passionate atmosphere. Begin the day visiting the monument of Sebastian de Belalcazar, the quirky El Gato del Rio park, the Baroque Cathedral and the colonial stucco La Merced Church. You will also see Plaza de Caicedo and the impressive government buildings. Enjoy a lunch of empanadas and tropical fruit juice in a local market and round off the day with an exciting salsa class! (B,L,D)

  • Day 5

    COFFEE TOUR

    DAY 5: COFFEE TOUR

    Make your way to the lush coffee region of Armenia today. Have lunch in a local restaurant, followed by an afternoon tour of a coffee plantation, learning all about the coffee-making process from bean to cup. (B,L,D)

  • Day 6

    COCORA VALLEY

    DAY 6: COCORA VALLEY

    Spend the morning in the quaint agricultural towns of Filandia and Salento. Ride in Willys Jeeps into the beautiful landscapes of Cocora, a lush valley surrounded by high hills. Your guide will lead you through the wax palm forest full of a diverse range of flora and fauna - keep an eye out for palma de cera, Colombia's national tree. (B,L,D)

  • Day 7

    ORCHID FARM TOUR

    DAY 7: ORCHID FARM TOUR

    Start the day amongst the beautiful blooms of an orchid farm, which itself is set in a magnificent natural landscape. There are also plenty of tropical plants (some carnivorous!) to admire and colourful birds to spot. You’ll also be able to enjoy a lovely lunch here before transferring by road to the hillside city of Medellin. (B,L)

  • Day 8

    DISCOVER MEDELLÍN

    DAY 8: DISCOVER MEDELLÍN

    Colombia's second largest city Medellin, set in a valley and backed by mountains, is a leafy, progressive and creative metropolis. Take the cable car up Cerro Nutibara for panoramic views before admiring the sculptures of Colombian artist Fernando Botero and the Metropolitan Cathedral. This afternoon embark on a fascinating walking tour of the comunas to see some of the city's excellent street art. (B,L,D)

  • Day 9

    AROUND MEDELLÍN

    DAY 9: AROUND MEDELLÍN

    Travel out of the city to explore the surrounding region. Stop at La Piedra de El Penól, a towering rock monolith that was once worshipped by the local indigenous community. The 700-step climb to the top is optional, but those who do it will be rewarded with views across a huge reservoir created by a hydroelectric dam built in the 1970s. Continue to the town of Guatape where you'll wander the streets lined with vividly coloured buildings. Return to Medellin. (B,L)

  • Day 10

    TRAVEL TO SANTA MARTA

    DAY 10: TRAVEL TO SANTA MARTA

    Depart Medellin and fly to the Caribbean seaside city of Santa Marta. In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, whose peaks can be seen from the beach, Santa Marta was founded in 1525, making it one of South America's oldest cities. Take a short orientation tour before enjoying some time at leisure. Dine tonight at a local restaurant. (B,D)

  • Day 11

    PARQUE NACIONAL TAYRONA

    DAY 11: PARQUE NACIONAL TAYRONA

    Explore the exotic coastline of the Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona today, winding through tropical forest before arriving at the 'Sea of the Seven Waves, a natural viewpoint from which to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Walk a short way along a stretch of golden sand backed by lush rainforest to reach the boat which will take you on a cruise over to Playa Cristal, a beautiful beach where you can take a refreshing dip. (B,L)

  • Day 12

    TRAVEL TO CARTAGENA

    DAY 12: TRAVEL TO CARTAGENA

    Travel by road from Santa Marta to the Caribbean port city of Cartagena, where the afternoon will be spent exploring the local area on a delicious street food tour. (B,L)

  • Day 13

    THE 'JEWEL OF THE INDIES'

    DAY 13: THE 'JEWEL OF THE INDIES'

    Cartagena is Colombia's most popular destination. Vibrant and colourful, located on the Caribbean coast and home to a beautifully preserved, UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town, it's easy to see why! This morning, your city tour will include stops at Bolivar Park, where you will learn of the history of the Inquisition Palace, the torture chambers and the many heretics who were imprisoned here. Also stop at San Felipe Fortress that was used to defend the city from piracy. Finally, visit the Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver in the Ciudad Vieja (old town). (B)

  • Day 14

    ROSARIO ISLANDS OPTIONAL TOUR

    DAY 14: ROSARIO ISLANDS OPTIONAL TOUR

    Spend the day at leisure exploring Cartagena or choose an optional tour to a dreamy island that is part of the coral archipelago of Rosario. Here you can relax on a beautiful beach or, for the more active, kayak or snorkel to explore its beauty further. (B,D)

  • Days 15-17

    FLY CARTAGENA TO AUSTRALIA

    DAYS 15-17: FLY CARTAGENA TO AUSTRALIA

    Fly to Australia, arriving home two days later. (B)

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 48mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 61mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 27°c
  • 7mm
  • Cartagena
  • 27°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 61mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 76mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 3mm
  • Cartagena
  • 27°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 103mm
  • Medellin
  • 23°c
  • 121mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 29°c
  • 2mm
  • Cartagena
  • 27°c
  • 2mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 123mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 163mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 29°c
  • 9mm
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 22mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 97mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 200mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 29°c
  • 58mm
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 88mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 55mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 148mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 29°c
  • 53mm
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 98mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 28mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 63mm
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 89mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 46mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 154mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 57mm
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 110mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 69mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 172mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 82mm
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 144mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 115mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 221mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 28°c
  • 108mm
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 198mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 99mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 151mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 27°c
  • 46mm
  • Cartagena
  • 28°c
  • 121mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 65mm
  • Medellin
  • 22°c
  • 88mm
  • Santa Marta
  • 27°c
  • 11mm
  • Cartagena
  • 27°c
  • 35mm
Colombia Discovery map

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