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Experience cities reinventing themselves, colourful colonial towns, the lush coffee triangle, mysterious archaeological sites, sophisticated arts scene, unique landscapes and wildlife all packed in a fast-paced itinerary that takes you from cities to countryside.

8 DAYS CLASSIC COLOMBIA

ITINERARY DAY-TO-DAY

1

DAY

CARTAGENA

Explore the colourful streets and colonial architecture of Cartagena. Delve into her history of her extensive forts at Castillo San Felipe de Barajas. Visit the vibrant Getsemani neighbourhood.

2

DAY

CARTAGENA / PALENQUE / CARTAGENA

Learn about the history of slavery at San Basilio de Palenque. Enjoy a unique tasting session of the most exotic fruits from the Caribbean and Andean region back at Cartagena.

3

DAY

CARTAGENA / MEDELLIN

Fly to Medellin and take a city tour. Explore Comuna 13 and learn about the social and cultural transformation of this city. Take the Metrocable to an upscale part of town, El Poblado.

4

DAY

MEDELLIN / GUATAPE / MEDELLIN

Drive to Guatape, lakeside town where residents take pride in decorating their facade. Climb El Penol for a view of the surrounding lakes and islands.

5

DAY

MEDELLIN / ARMENIA

Fly to Armenia, heart of Colombia's coffee region and visit an organic working coffee hacienda. 

6

DAY

ARMENIA / SALENTO / COCORA VALLEY / ARMENIA

Head to Cocora Valley where an expert naturalist guide walk you through the cloud forest, including the world's tallest palm trees. Visit colourful Salento and learn to play a traditional sport.

7

DAY

ARMENIA / BOGOTA

Fly to Bogota. With a local expert, learn about La Candelaria's history and street art. Visit the Botero Museum and Gold Museum before heading to Monserrate via a funicular train.

8

DAY

BOGOTA / ZIPAQUIRA / BOGOTA

Explore the colonial town of Zipaquira and admire the engineering marvel of the Salt Cathedral.

Optional Extensions:

1) 4 Days Mysterious Ruins of San Agustin

2) 4 Days Wildlife and Cowboys of Los Llanos

3) 3 Days Rainbow Rivers of Canos Cristales

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS

Casa San Agustin, Cartagena
Patio del Mundo, Medellin
Hacienda Bambusa, Armenia
Four Seasons Casa Medina, Bogota
Hotel Dann Monasterio, Popayan
La Macarena, Cano Cristales
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