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Bogota to Cartagena

  • Code #BBC
  • 9 Days
Duration
9 Days
/8 Nights
Availability
Mar,2020-Dec,2020
Group Size
Max 16
Departure City: 
Bogota
Accommodation
Hotel
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Trip Overview

Delve into the rich history of Columbia’s top colonial cities, while venturing off the beaten track towards its sun-drenched Caribbean sands and coffee roasted emerald hilltops for an experience you won’t forget.

Included Highlights 
  • Enjoy exhilarating hikes in the spectacular Cocora Valley
  • Delve into coffee making from bean to cup
  • Explore Pablo Escobar’s old haunts in Santa Elena
  • Learn how to play Tejo, Salento’s explosive sport
  • Taste exotic fruits at Medellin’s Plaza Minorista Market
  • Discover the vibrant Walled City of Old Cartagena
  • Optional day trip to Santa Fe de Antioquia
  • Sharpen your salsa skills in Medellin
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 16
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
Hotel
6 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a professional bilingual tour leader
  • All transport by BOLT (Buses or Local Transport)
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Check with your embassy for border-crossing fees (additional fees may apply for air departures). Fees are subject to change.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • The age range for this tour is for travellers between 18 and 29 years old.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.

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Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, and lots of optional activities to choose from. With stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary no two Trek trips are the same, so get ready for one awesome adventure.

You will meet your tour leader and group at 1800 hrs in the hotel lobby on day 1. Full details will be sent with your final documentation. If you would like to book additional nights before your tour please request at the time of booking.

2020 Itinerary

Bienvenidos a Colombia! Setting off around 1pm, we explore the historic downtown of La Candelaria. When the sun goes down, enjoy getting to know your fellow trekkers over pork cracklings and a couple of cold ones.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals paid locally

Head to the bustling Paloquemao Market. Afterwards, you’ll take short flight to the village of Salento. When it comes to sport head to their popular halls to play Tejo, one Salento’s most popular pastimes – think bocce with gunpowder and beer!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Travel by jeep out to the Cocora Valley to exploring on foot. For the adventurous, this means hiking up to Acaime Reserve to hear the hummingbird feed. Later, we head off for a two-night stay in an old-school coffee estancia.

Accommodation

Coffee Estancia included

Meals

Breakfast & dinner included

Today, enjoy a guided tour of the coffee plantation centre, to learn more about Columbia’s addictive little bean. Afterwards, kick back with a steaming cup of freshly brewed joe.

Accommodation

Coffee Estancia included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Head to Medellin, the “City of Eternal Spring” and home of Pablo Escobar’s notorious drug cartel, for an eye-opening orientation walk.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Visit the Plaza Minorista Market and try some exotic local fruits like feijoa, maracuya and lulo. For awe inspiring views, grab a cable car ride up to Santa Elena. In the evening, avoid Medellin’s gringo-packed bars in search of the city’s pumping salsa hotspots.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Visit the Museo de Antioquia to see some of Botero's famous works or go further afield to Santa Fe de Antioquia. Visit the 16th-century township’s Metropolitan Cathedral and House of Two Palms for the gram.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Travel north to Palomino, a small town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, where you will get a guided tour of the town and feast on lionfish come dinnertime.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Today and tomorrow are free to explore. We’d recommend heading to Tayrona National Park and chilling on the beach. It's a tough life.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Travel to explore the Walled City of Old Cartagena. Visit San Felipe de Barajas Castle, or if you fancy unwinding, head out of town for a mud bath at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

It's time to say Adios to your South American adventure.

Accommodation

Tour ends today

Meals

Breakfast included

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