Colombia Rediscovered Trafalgar Tours

Colombia Rediscovered

Immerse yourself in tropical vibes on a Colombia Rediscovered, 10-Day tour. Travel between Bogotá and Cartagena with visits to Medellín, the Coffee Triangle and Barranquilla. Explore vibrant areas such as La Candelaria, Paloquemao market and La Plaza Bolivar. Visit museums, fincas, UNESCO-listed Sites and San Pedro Claver Convent among other memorable highlights.

Colombia's culture and history welcome guests on this fascinating adventure. Charming cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial architecture and baroque churches are part of Bogotá's allure. See the world's largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold at the Gold Museum. Enjoy a jeep drive into the lush countryside to join the owner of a coffee plantation for a traditional Colombian meal "Sancocho" along with a cup of his delicious homegrown coffee. Admire the world's tallest palm trees in verdant Cocora Valley. Tour Antioquia Museum, housing permanent collections of pre-Colombian, colonial and contemporary art. In Medellin take the famous aerial lift system and escalators up to Comuna 13, and learn about this reinvented neighborhood's incredible transformation. Delve into UNESCO-listed Carnival de Barranquilla. Take a guided walking tour of Cartagena's Old City whose fortress walls date back to the 16th century. Learn about author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez and see some of the places in his works.


10 Daysfr. $2,905

  • CITY TOURS in Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena
  • SCENIC DRIVE through the Coffee Triangle
  • COASTAL DRIVE through Cocora Valley, between Baranquilla and Cartagena
  • VISIT a Medellin neighborhood which shifted from being one of the most dangerous places to now being a colorful thriving artistic community
  • JOIN Carlos Arturo Valencia and his family at their Coffee farm for a traditional Colombian "Sancocho"
  • DINNER at a favorite haunt of Bogotá locals
  • MEET a flower farmer at a local finca
  • DISCOVER Carnival de Barranquilla and meet the Carnival Queen
  • ENGAGE with locals of small and rural coffee communities
  • STAY at Casa San Carlos Lodge, in the heart of the coffee region, primarily built with bamboo and many pieces found throughout were made by local artisans
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST for included sightseeing in Bogota, Coffee Triangle, Medellin, Baranquilla and Cartagena
  • VISIT Santa Elena, Comuna 13 and Santa Elena Flower Farm
  • SEE Inquisition Palace
  • VISIT San Pedro de Claver
  • DELVE INTO Cocora Valley
  • VISIT Paloquemao Market, La Candelaria, Bogota's vibrant historic heart and the Gold Museum
  • EXPLORE villages of Salento and Finlandia
  • LEARN about UNESCO-designated Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
  • TOUR Medellin Botanical Gardens and Museum of Antioquia
  • ENJOY Choice of Activities in Bogota and Cartagena
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Cite Hotel in Bogotá, Colombia (2 nights)
  • La Herencia Hotel in Quindío, Colombia (2 nights)
  • Diez Hotel in Medellín, Colombia (2 nights)
  • Hyatt Regency Cartagena in Cartagena, Colombia (3 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE BOGOTA Location Information Description

Bogota, Colombia

Your journey through Colombia begins in its colorful capital, Bogotá - a delightfully vibrant city whose youthful energy connects seamlessly with the traditions of its colonial past. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Dinner

Cite Hotel

BOGOTA SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Bogota, Colombia

Embark on a guided walking tour in "La Candelaria", with its elegant colonial facades dating back to the 16th century. Walk along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the Spanish colonial architecture, and baroque churches. Visit "La Plaza Bolivar", the main square, see the Cathedral and the Lievano Palace.

Visit the Gold Museum and discover the world's largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold that includes a wide variety of artifacts from fertility figures and anthropomorphic containers to earrings, masks, helmets and medallions.

Meet a local recognized chef who will take you to the most famous food market in the city, Paloquemao, here, they will explain how the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and meats are the bases of the Colombian taste. Afterwards, visit restaurant La Tabula where a Be My Guest lunch will be prepared specially for you.

Breakfast, Lunch

Cite Hotel

BOGOTA SIGHTSEEING - COFFEE TRIANGLE Location Information Description

Coffee Triangle, Colombia

The rich aroma of Arabica beckons as we board our flight from Bogotá to Colombia's famed Coffee Triangle, designated Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia by UNESCO. Enjoy a scenic jeep drive into the lush countryside to a coffee plantation, joining the owner's family for lunch.

Colombia has shared its tawny treasure with the world since the early 19th century and you'll have an opportunity to savor its complex flavors first-hand when you join Carlos Arturo Valencia and his family at his El Paraiso Finca for a traditional Colombian meal "Sancocho" and a cup of his own coffee.

Later, enjoy a relaxing evening on your own with dinner at your hotel. Casa San Carlos Lodge, your 'Stay with Story,' has been primarily built with bamboo, providing views across well kept gardens and open farmland, in the heart of the coffee region.

Breakfast, Lunch

La Herencia - Coffee Triangle

FILANDIA - SALENTO AND COCORA VALLEY Location Information Description

Cocora Valley, Colombia

Head back into the countryside this morning, bound for the lush Cocora Valley, home to the world's tallest palm trees. 'Dive into Culture' meeting inhabitants of these small and rural coffee communities. Enjoy a delicious lunch of smoked trout at a local restaurant. Work off your meal during an optional walk beneath the canopy of lofty wax palms before returning to your hotel for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

La Herencia - Coffee Triangle

COFFEE TRIANGLE – SANTA ELENA – MEDELLIN Location Information Description

Medellin, Colombia

This morning after your flight, meet your 'Local Specialist' and drive to Santa Elena, a mountainside town renowned for its floral exports. 'Dive into Culture' at a local finca and meet the Silletero (flower farmer), who will share how flowers have been grown in the area for centuries.

Breakfast, Dinner

Diez Hotel

MEDELLIN SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Medellin, Colombia

Join your 'Local Specialist' for a visit to the Antioquia Museum, featuring permanent collections of pre-Colombian, colonial and contemporary art. 'Connect with Locals' and meet the lecturer of the museum.

Take Medellin's famous aerial lift system and then escalators up to Comuna 13 and see how this reinvented neighborhood has been transformed. It survived a heartbreaking time of violence and strife when it was ground zero for war between Pablo Escobar's drug cartel and government forces. You'll meet a local resident whose story will move you as he recounts the atrocities he experienced when Comuna 13 was dubbed as the world's murder capital.

This evening enjoy dinner with your travel companions at a favorite local restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch

Diez Hotel

MEDELLIN - BARRANQUILLA - CARTAGENA Location Information Description

Barranquilla, Colombia

Begin your day by taking a flight from Medellin to Barranquilla. Here you'll enjoy lunch and join a 'Local Specialist' who will share insights into the UNESCO-listed Carnival de Barranquilla. 'Dive into Culture' and meet the reigning Carnival Queen of one of the biggest carnivals in the world, seeing the city come to a standstill for four days with many street dances and parades.

Location Information Description

Cartagena/Colombia, Colombia

Take a scenic drive along the coast to and arrive at your hotel in Cartagena, superbly situated along the Caribbean coast. This evening is at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hyatt Regency Cartagena

CARTAGENA SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Cartagena/Colombia, Colombia

Sizzling Cartagena takes center stage today as you embark on a guided walking tour of the Old City nestled within the fortress walls built in the 16th century by the Spanish to protect one of their most important Caribbean ports. Visit the Palace of the Inquisition and San Pedro Claver Convent, the final resting place of Saint Peter Claver who devoted his life to evangelizing the black slaves of New Granada.

Share the locals' love for fine seafood at a popular restaurant. Afterward, stroll back to your hotel while learning about Gabriel Garcia Marquez, literature giant and Nobel Prize winner while your guide points out the places mentioned in his books.

You'll have the rest of the day on your own. Get lost in its labyrinthine streets and admire the bright bougainvillea colors that tumble over its ornate wrought-iron balconies and pastel-colored colonial façades.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hyatt Regency Cartagena

CARTAGENA SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Cartagena/Colombia, Colombia

Explore Cartagena and surroundings on your terms this morning. Your choice of included sightseeing could see you embark on a tour of Cartagena, including guided visits to the fortress of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, La Popa Monastery and 'The Vaults', the final fortifications built by the Spanish in the city.

Or, consider taking a tour to the fishing village of La Boquilla for first-hand insights into the locals' seafaring traditions. Let the sultry afro-Colombian rhythms set the pace as you settle in for a fun folkloric show, then canoe through the mangroves to watch the local fishermen ply their artisanal fishing trade.

Returning to Cartagena, your final evening will be the most memorable yet as you board a local Chiva (party) bus to your restaurant, toasting to an epic journey with new friends.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hyatt Regency Cartagena

DEPART CARTAGENA Location Information Description

Cartagena/Colombia, Colombia

Bid a fond adios to newfound friends as you are transferred to Cartagena Airport.

Breakfast

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