Overview

Explore the Magic of “Encanto” with us!

Colombia’s voyage is a journey into a land rich in natural and cultural variety that has long been a wellspring of innovation in art, music, dance, and gastronomy. You’ll find breathtaking scenery from the higher altitude Andes Mountains region to the Caribbean shore locations in the northwest part of South America. It is well-known for its famed Coffee Region, bright and colorful towns such as Bogotá and Cartagena, and its diverse cultures.

What you get

  • • Private transfer airport to hotel
  • • 2 nights in Bogota
  • • 2 nights in Armenia
  • • Coffee Farm - Interactive Coffee Process
  • • 2 nights in Cartagena
  • • Real Food, Real Places & Real People
  • • Rum & Chocolate Tasting
  • • Getsemani By Night

A Sneak Peek

Bogota La Candelaria
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Bogota museo del oro
Plaza de Bolivar
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Bogota Plaza de bolivar
Bogota Panoramica
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Cartagena el portal de los dulces
Cartagena Getsemani
Palenqueras
Fortaleza San Felipe
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Valle del Cocora
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Flowers at Paloquemao farmers flower market in Bogota, Colombia, South America.
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Highlights

A professionally guided tour of:

Bogota:

  • Essential City Tour 

Coffee Triangle: 

  • Interactive Coffee Process

Cocora Valley:

  • Visit the majestic valley is home to the wax palm, Colombia’s national tree, and the tallest variety of palm trees in the world.  

And…

Cartagena:

  • This Caribbean colonial jewel was the first Spanish colony on the South American mainland and one of the main ports for the Spanish fleet, which turned the city into an important center of trade in the 16th century.

Day by day

Day 1: Arrive in Bogota / Transfer to Hotel

Evening skyline view of Bogota, Colombia

Welcome to Bogota, Colombia! At the airport, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your hotel. During the ride, you will receive a brief introduction to Bogota, Colombia and valuable information regarding your stay in the country.

Day 2: City Tour with Monserrate Hill & Local Market

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The city tour starts with an early morning visit to Paloquemao’s Market. Continue to visit the historical heart of Bogotá, La Candelaria, and its splendid colonial architecture. After La Candelaria, head east to Monserrate Hill, where you will find a white Catholic church at the top, a pilgrimage site since 1657. The tour ends with a visit to Botero’s Museum.

Day 3: Private transfer hotel to international airport + guide / Coffee Triangle

Colombian coffee plantation

This morning, you’ll be transferred to Bogota’s airport to board your flight to the Coffee Triangle!

The Coffee Triangle is a perfect name for the “Eje Cafetero,” Colombia’s principal coffee-growing area. Shaped like an inverted triangle, this region is formed by the three departments of Caldas, Quindío, and Risaralda. Its spectacular natural beauty makes it one of the most beautiful destinations, combining lush green valleys, exotic wildlife, and a balmy climate.

And you can enjoy Interactive Coffee Process!

Day 4: Filandia, Valle del Cocora and Salento

Cocora Valley palm trees

Visit the traditional village of Filandia, where you will enjoy a small town tour. See main attractions like the Plaza de Bolívar, the colonial streets, houses, and the typical “fondas” (restaurant bars) for a taste of the local liquor of the region. Continue with a visit to the beautiful Cocora Valley located in the department of Quindío. This majestic valley is home to the wax palm, Colombia’s national tree, and the world’s tallest palm trees. Then see the “Ritual de la Palma,” a way to help preserve the wax palms. Visitors worldwide have helped plant future wax palms at the park; you can also grow your palm tree for eternity. In the end, visit the town of Salento. Founded in 1842, Salento was one of the first settlements in the Quindío state, and still today.

Day 5: Private transfer hotel to airport / Cartagena

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Private transportation.
Our guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and will take you to the airport. We will assist you during the check-in at the airline counter to help you connect to your next destination.
You arrived in Cartagena de Indias, one of the most exciting destinations in Colombia. This Caribbean colonial jewel was the first Spanish colony on the South American mainland and one of the main ports for the Spanish fleet, which turned the city into an important center of trade in the 16th century.
Enjoy this delicious and colorful experience on tour, where you can taste some of the city’s local flavors and learn about its culture. This walking tour through the inner walled section of the colonial city will let you experience Cartagena like a resident in a neighborhood where people live, eat and shop.
The specialized Colombian Rum & Chocolate Tasting is the most popular experience at El Arsenal. Each grade of Rum and chocolate is carefully selected, and paired, to give the client a unique sensory experience. Also, you will learn the history of Rum and its distilling process while enjoying a few light bites from Chef Dau’s menu.

Day 6: City tour + Monuments of Cartagena

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The tour begins with a visit to the “Convento de la Popa,” where the city’s highest point is located, and you can enjoy the best view of the beautiful city of Cartagena. 

Continue with a visit to the “Castillo de San Felipe.” The Spaniards built this castle in the 1600s, the most significant and strongest fortress ever made in a Spanish colony.

Afterward, a walk-through, “Las Bóvedas,” is included. These 23 vaults were built in the 18th century and are considered the last major colonial construction made within the city walls for military purposes.

At the end of the tour, you will visit the “Iglesia y Convento San Pedro de Claver“; San Ignacio de Loyola founded this convent in the early 17th century. 

Getsemani By Night Let the tropical rhythms of the Caribbean and the vibrancy of one of the most authentic neighborhoods in Cartagena capture your senses. We are talking about Getsemani- formerly a no-go area, nowadays, the must-go and must-enjoy! 

Day 7: Transfer to Airport / Farewell!

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Our guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and will take you to the Airport. We will assist you at the Airport during the check-in at the airline counter to help you connect to your next destination.

Conditions

  • Prices are listed in U.S. dollars. Published rates are valid for 2023 (excluding blackout dates).
  • This package and its accommodation options may vary according to availability.
  • A minimal deposit of 15% 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.

 

*ETICA Empresa Turistica Internacional C.A. reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above USD 70 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, ETICA Empresa Turistica Internacional C.A. will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full.

Testimonial

“The weather was beautiful. The ship itself was a lot of fun… the food is excellent. Everything is very, very clean and well taken care of. Guides were very knowledgeable.” ~Tania Tavares