Overview

Invigorate your senses on this incredible journey that will take you across three different geographical regions of Colombia. Begin in Bogota, the country’s bustling capital, and experience its eclectic, metropolitan and historic features after heading to an underground salt cathedral in nearby Zipaquira! Following that, you’ll travel to Pereira, a land known for its rich earth, towering palm trees, and exquisite coffee that is sure to leave your senses tingling with wonder. To top it all off, Cartagena awaits at the end of this tour to sweep you off your feet with its colorful streets and sensational history.

What you get

  • Airport Transfers
  • 2 nights at the Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia Hotel in Bogota
  • Bogota Private City Tour
  • scenic tour quitoZipaquira Salt Cathedral Private Tour
  • 2 nights at Sazagua Boutique Hotel in Pereira
  • San Alberto Coffee Tasting Tour
  • Salento & Cocora Valley Tour
  • 3 nights at the Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel in Cartagena
  • Cartagena Private City Tour
  • Entrance fees for tours

A Sneak Peek

 

Historic Center of Bogota, Colombia
Historic Center of Bogota, Colombia
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral in Colombia
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral in Colombia
Coffe Tasting Tour in Colombia
Coffee Tasting Tour in Pereira, Colombia
Cocora Valley Palm Trees in Colombia
Cocora Valley Palm Trees in Pereira, Colombia
Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, Colombia
Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel. Colombia
Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel in Cartagena. Colombia
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Highlights

A professionally guided tour of:

Bogota:

  • Historic Center
  • Gold Museum
  • Botero Museum

Zipaquira:

  • Salt Cathedral
  • Zipaquira Town

Pereira:

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

Cartagena:

  • La Popa Monastery
  • San Felipe Castle
  • Las Bovedas (marketplace)
  • Historic Center

As well as the following additional benefits:

  • All breakfasts
  • Select lunches (on certain days)
  • Private services with local, English-speaking guides
  • 24-hour assistance on behalf of our offices in each city

Bogota Pereira Cartagena Tour Map

Day by Day

Day 1: Arrive in Bogota / Transfer to Hotel

Bogota City Skyline and Mountains

Welcome to Bogota, Colombia! At the El Dorado International Airport, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to Sofitel Victoria Regia Hotel. Upon arriving to the hotel, our team member will help you with checking-in and will present you with your detailed itinerary containing all the services that are included throughout the following days.

Day 2: Bogota City Tour + Zipaquira Tour

Bogota Plaza and Church in La Candelaria

Today begins with a panoramic view of the city of Bogota as we head out on our way to Zipaquira. Once we get there, we’ll head underground to experience the extraordinary Salt Cathedral, impressively carved out of an active salt mine that formed some 250 million years ago. Following that, we’ll enjoy a walk through the town of Zipaquira itself, where you’ll get to admire its beautiful architecture.

Afterward, we’ll head to La Candelaria, which is the historic center of the city. During our tour of this part of the city, we’ll get to examine some of the most important structures in Bogota that are teeming with history and remarkable architecture.

Lunch will be served at a typical restaurant where you’ll get to enjoy delicious Colombian fare. After that, we’ll visit the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum.

At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia Hotel. Overnight in Bogota.

Day 3: Transfer to Airport / Arrive in Pereira / Coffee Tasting Tour

Colombian coffee plantation

On this morning, a member of our team will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby to assist you with your transfer to the airport for your flight to Pereira. Here, you’ll be assisted with your check-in for your flight.

Once you arrive in Pereira, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to the Sazagua Boutique Hotel. Once you’ve been checked in and gotten settled in, we’ll head out on our tour of the Coffee Triangle.

We’ll begin with Hacienda San Alberto, which has been producing coffee since the early 1970s. Here, you’ll get to learn about the coffee-making process and explore the beautiful, surrounding coffee plantation. To top it all off, you’ll get to invigorate your sense with a coffee tasting session under the guidance of the experts themselves!

After the tour, you’ll be transferred back to the Sazagua Boutique Hotel. Overnight in Pereira.

Day 4: Salento & Cocora Valley Tour

Cocora Valley palm trees

On this day, we’ll head out to explore the beautiful valley of Cocora, home to one of the tallest palm trees in the world! It is here that you’ll have the chance to 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 department of Quindio and that still holds on to much of its colonial architecture. Its colorful streets are home to several different, restaurants, bars, handicrafts shops, and souvenir stores. We’ll have a delicious typical lunch here that includes smoked trout.

At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to Sazagua Boutique Hotel. Overnight in Pereira.

Day 5: Transfer to Airport / Arrive in Cartagena / Transfer to Hotel

Cartagena streets and rooftops from below

On this day you’ll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Cartagena. Once you arrive in Cartagena at Rafael Nunez Airport, a member of our team will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to the Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel. Overnight in Cartagena.

Day 6: Cartagena City Tour

Cartagena streets and doorways

On this morning, we’ll visit the convent La Popa Monastery, located up on the highest mountain in the whole city. Once there, we’ll get to enjoy one of the best views in Cartagena before visiting the San Felipe de Barajas Castle.

This castle was regarded as one of the strongest forts ever built for a Spanish colony. Afterward, we’ll head to Las Bovedas – a former ammunition depot that now functions as a marketplace for artisanal, jewelry, and antique shops. At the end of this part of the tour, we’ll enjoy a lovely walk through the historic center of Cartagena. During this last activity, you’ll get to soak in the cultural and architectural beauty of the city!

At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to the Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel. Overnight in Cartagena.

Day 7: Day at leisure in Cartagena

Streets of Cartagena

On this day, you’ll be free to relax and spend it at your leisure. So take advantage of the time to relax, go shopping, and/or enjoy the pleasant coastal vibes of Cartagena!

Overnight at the Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel in Cartagena.

Day 8: Transfer to Airport / Farewell!

Cartagena Boardwalk and Ship

On this day, we’ll pick you up at the Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel and transfer you to the airport so that you can board your flight back home. Our team member will assist you with this process.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these Colombian treasures and wish you safe travels!

Conditions

  • Rates valid for 2019 (except blackout dates)
  • This package, its accommodation options, tours, and prices are subject to availability and changes without prior notice.
  • Deposit per person is required
  • Credit card payments are exempt from additional fees
  • Breakfasts and taxes are included for hotels
  • Rates based on double occupancy, for a single quote please contact your Destination Expert.
  • Rates listed are for adults. Please ask your Destination Expert for rates for children under 12 years old.
  • Restrictions may apply

Not Included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses (late checkout, laundry, gifts, etc)
  • Meals not described in the program