Overview

Explore some of Colombia’s most fascinating destinations! First up: the nation’s capital, Bogota. Here, you’ll tour the city and visit the nearby underground salt cathedral of Zipaquirá. Next, you’ll head to the spectacular Coffee Triangle, where you’ll tour the town of Armenia, Cocora Valley in nearby Salento, and discover why Colombian coffee is among the best in the world! Your trip continues with a stop in Cali, where you’ll enjoy some salsa dancing and Cali’s unique metropolitan vibe. The adventure winds down in the emblematic city of Cartagena, with its charming people, warm sun, and magical Caribbean climate.

What you get

  • • 2 nights at a 4-star Hotel in Bogota
  • • City tour and visit to Zipaquirá's Underground Salt Cathedral
  • • 2 nights at a 4-star Hotel or Hacienda in Colombia's Coffee Triangle
  • • Guided Tour of Salento & Cocora Valley in Armenia
  • • 2 nights at a 4-star Hotel in Cali
  • • Visit to Sugar Cane, Pineapple, and Ancestral Trapiches in Cali
  • • 2 nights at a 4-star Hotel in Cartagena
  • • Walking tour and visit to San Felipe Castle in Cartagena
  • • Visit and tour of La Boquilla Mangroves in Cartagena
  • • Caribbean rhythms drum and dance workshop in Cartagena

A Sneak Peek

Evening skyline view of Bogota, Colombia
Zipaquirá's colorful underground cathedral
Salento valley region in the Coffee Triangle
Traditional ceramic roofs and pastel-colored houses in Armenia, Colombia
Cauca Valley sugar cane harvest in Cali, Colombia
Beautiful sunset over Cali, Colombia
Cartagena's famous old town's colorful balconies
Mangroves near Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena's Walled City's colorful facades with topiary accents
Evening skyline view of Bogota, Colombia
Bogota's evening skyline
Zipaquirá's colorful underground cathedral
Zipaquirá's Underground Salt Cathedral
Salento valley region in the Coffee Triangle
Salento in Colombia's famous Coffee Triangle
Traditional ceramic roofs and brightly painted houses in Armenia, Colombia
Traditional ceramic roofs and brightly painted houses in Armenia
Cauca Valley sugar cane harvest in Cali, Colombia
Cauca Valley sugar cane fields in Cali
Beautiful purple skies over Cali, Colombia
Beautiful purple skies over Cali
Cartagena's famous old town's colorful balconies
Cartagena's colorful balconies in its famous Walled City
Mangroves near Cartagena, Colombia
Mangroves near Cartagena
Cartagena's Walled City's colorful facades with topiary accents
Cartagena's colorful façades and topiary accents
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Highlights

Professionally guided tours of:

Bogota:

  • Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
  • Historic Center

Pereira:

  • San Alberto Hacienda Coffee Tasting Tour
  • Salento & Cocora Valley Tour

Cali:

  • Sugarcane, pineapple, and ancestral Trapiche Experience
  • Half-day City Tour

Cartagena:

  • San Felipe Castle
  • Las Bovedas marketplace

and…

The following during your journey:

  • Private meet and greet at the airport in each city
  • Private guidance and assistance in your chosen language at every city
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Assistance provided by our destination experts before, during, and after your trip
  • 24/7 assistance in case of emergency during your stay

Day by Day

Day 1: Welcome to Bogota!

el dorado airport bogota

Bogotá is Colombia’s capital city with almost 8 million people; it is a cosmopolitan center of sophistication and has become an epicenter for business, politics, and entertainment.

One of our team members will greet you upon arriving at El Dorado International Airport. Our guide will escort you to your hotel and assist you with check-in. They’ll also provide you with a detailed itinerary of all the services included in your trip, along with other useful information.

Day 2: Zipaquira's Underground Salt Cathedral & Guided Tour of Bogota!

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral in Colombia

Today’s tour starts with a panoramic drive to Zipaquirá, Colombia’s salt mining capital on the outskirts of Bogotá.  Here, you’ll visit the famous underground salt cathedral carved inside a 250 million year-old salt mine.

Afterwards, we’ll show you around the beautiful city of Bogota, it’s charming Candelaria colonial-style neighborhood and other points of interest, like the impressive Bolivar Plaza.

Day 3: The Coffee Triangle awaits!

Colombian coffee plantation

Today, you’ll fly from the nation’s capital to another capital; the Coffee Triangle, where Colombia’s most popular export is largely cultivated.

Our team will meet you at the local airport in Pereira and take you over to your hotel.

Once you’re settled in, we’ll head out to nearby Armenia and Calarcá for a tour and tasting experience at a delightful coffee hacienda!

Day 4: Visit to Cocora Valley and Salento

Cocora Valley in Colombia

On this day, we’ll head out to beautiful  Cocora Valley, home to one of the tallest palm trees in the world! We’ll go on a guided walk of the area while learning about its rich and natural ecosystem.

Following that, we’ll head to the town of Salento, which was one of the first settlements in the region and still boasts some colorful colonial architecture.

Day 5: Arrival in Cali + Guided City Tour

View of Cali, Colombia from Tres Cruces

Today, it’s off to Cali! Our team will meet you at the airport and assist you with your accommodations and check-in. Afterwards, enjoy a tour of this bustling and beautiful city. Along the way, you’ll see Ermita Church, Caycedo Square, the Municipal Theater, Calima Gold Museum, and the colonial-style neighborhood of San Antonio.

Day 6: Sugar Cane, Pineapple, and Ancestral Trapiches

Cauca Valley's sugar cane fields near Cali, Colombia

This day is dedicated to a tour of Cali’s impressive agricultural landscapes. We’ll tour a  sugar cane farm and learn about how brown sugar, or panela, is made.

Next, we’ll visit a pineapple field and taste this delicious fruit, before heading out to enjoy some lovely cacti landscapes and a bowl of traditional sancocho.

Day 7: Charming Cartagena + Tour of San Felipe Castle

San Felipe Castle on the water in Cartagena

You’ll say goodbye to Cali’s landscapes and hello to the Caribbean Coast, and in particular, Cartagena! A team member will greet you at the airport and take you over to your hotel.

Once you’re settled in, it’s off to San Felipe de Barajas Castle, one of the strongest forts ever built for a Spanish colony.

Next, we’ll head to Las Bovedas – a former armory-turned-marketplace lined with artisanal crafts, jewelry, and antiques.

Afterwards we’ll take a lovely walk through Cartagena’s old town.

Day 8: La Boquilla Mangroves & Traditional Dance

La Boquilla Mangroves Colombia

The tour begins with a visit to “La Boquilla”, an old fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. This community was once a slave colony, and is home to many Afro-Colombian inhabitants.

Located on a narrow peninsula, nestled between the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and the “Ciénaga de la Virgen” – a large lake and mangrove swamp.

You’ll board a traditional canoe for a pleasant tour of the mangroves, where you’ll be able to observe the fauna and flora that inhabits this unique ecosystem.

In the latter half of the day, we’ll head over to a lively dance and drum workshop. You’ll enjoy live music and learn about the exciting rhythms and sound of Champeta, a style that is largely endemic to this region.

Day 8: Colombia bids you farewell!

cartagena colombia caribbean city

Today we’ll pick you up at your hotel and bring you over to the airport so that you can catch your flight to your next destination.

We hope you’ve enjoyed everything the Colombian Andes and Caribbean Coast have to offer!

Conditions

  • Prices are listed in U.S. dollars. Published rates are valid for 2022 (excluding blackout dates).
  • This package and its accommodation options may vary according to availability.
  • A minimal deposit of 10% per person is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Credit card payments are exempt from additional fees.
  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The order and timing of services may vary according to availability
  • Rates are per person and based on double occupancy. Your destination expert can prepare a specific quote for the number of people in your party.
  • Terms and conditions may vary depending on the hotels included in your package. Please verify this information with your destination expert.
  • Transfers include the transportation of one suitcase of up to 50 lbs (23 kg) and one carry-on per person. Should you be traveling with additional luggage, please let us know in advance, so we can accommodate you with a larger vehicle if necessary. Additional costs may apply.

 

Not Included

  • International and domestic airfare.
  • Meals, activities, or any other item not described in the itinerary.
  • Additional costs resulting from early check-in or late check-out, if applicable.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages not included as part of the meal.
  • Additional expenses incurred at the hotel.
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and hotel staff.
  • Airport tariffs or taxes, where applicable.