Coffee Aromas & Colonial Charms

Discover the rich and diverse history of Colombia in this tour showcasing the coffee and fruit region of the Cauca Valley and experiencing the new transformed Medellin following the drug wars of the 1980’s. Experience the traditions and customs in this ‘coffee zone’ including local architecture, traditional liquors, and quaint but lively nightlife. You will learn about Pablo Escobar visiting the famous “La Catedral” originally a prison but now a monastery while reflecting on his life and his impact on the transformed Medellin.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Medellin

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, you will experience true local flavours as you visit a Fonda.

Day 2: Medellin

On this tour, you will have the opportunity to really understand the transformation Medellin lived after the violent period. From the most dangerous city to the most innovative city in the world. You will visit Casa Museo de la Memoria and Comuna 13, the neighborhood at the core of the transformation. With a local guide, you will visit the escalators, the Metro Cable, the Hip Hop school and you will have a gastronomic and social experience that will help you to analyze how these people decided to change their life through art, graffiti, and music.

Afternoon tour retracing the life of the infamous, Pablo Escobar. You will visit La Catedral, the prison he built for himself and the Monaca Building where the law finally caught up with him

Day 3: Medellin – Santa Fé de Antioquia

Today you will travel along the Cauca Riverbanks into the Western highlands of Antioquia to explore the colonial treasure of the region: Santa Fé de Antioquia. Founded in 1541 on the Western bank of the Cauca River, it became the first capital of Antioquia in 1584. Afternoon city tour to see the many colonial churches, plazas and monuments

Day 4: Santa Fé de Antioquia – Jardín 

This morning hit the road towards Jardín a beautiful village in Antioquia and surrounded by coffee and banana plantations. Jardín is famous for its colourful houses and balconies. Experience the unique atmosphere on the main square and feel the serenity of Colombia´s coffee region

Day 5: Jardín – Jericó

Travel to the precious coffee village of Jericó, listed as Cultural Heritage Village with the 16 most beautiful chapels of Antioquia in its town centre. Take a guided tour of the historic centre with its traditional facades and the local “carriel” workshops. These special leather accessories are handmade in Jericó and make great gift options

Day 6: Jericó – Fredonia – Támesis 

Travel to the Andean village of Fredonia located high up in the hills surrounded by coffee- and fruit plantations. Discover the whole coffee processing from the plant to the cup with a local family before travelling to the Andean coffee village of Támesis located high above the Cauca River Valley

Day 7: Támesis – Salento

Támesis is known as one of the places with the greatest density of indigenous pre-Hispanic petroglyphs in Colombia. After visiting the archaeological museum, visit the archaeological sites in the region. Observe different types of petroglyphs and travel back into the ancient times before the Spanish invaders came into Colombia. After lunch continue to Salento.

Day 8: Salento

Morning departure to the Cocora Valley, located in National Park “Los Nevados”. Hummingbirds and endemic yellow-eared parrot live here. Upon arrival, either hiking or horseback riding, head into cloud-forest; enjoy biodiversity of flora and fauna. Cross Quindío River walking-along an ecological pathway through the tallest wax-palms in the world.

Day 9: Depart Salento

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Medellin:$4,166.00$8,056.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Handpicked Colombia

Discover a land of myth and legend in Colombia, where idyllic Caribbean beaches give way to the old world charm of colonial alleys, and where visitors are seduced by the aroma of Colombian coffee, considered the finest in the world. Explore Bogota and visit secluded archaeological sites. And don’t forget Cartagena, a city of legends, with its stunning colonial architecture and cobbled alleys.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Bogota

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2: Bogota

Enjoy a city sightseeing excursion before taking a cable car to the top of Monserrate Hill. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Bogota – Zipaquira – Villa de Leyva

Visit the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, a small town 30km from Bogota. Your journey will take you into the heart of an enormous salt mountain. After your visit you will be driven to Villa de Leyva.

Day 4: Villa de Leyva – Armenia – Salento

Enjoy a morning visit of Villa de Leyva before driving back to Bogota for your flight to Armenia, Colombia’s coffee region. On arrival, transfer to your hotel which is surrounded by coffee plantations.

Day 5: Salento – Cocora Valley – Salento

A day trip to Salento and the Cocora Valley awaits you today. Salento is a colourful coffee town, where the typical “Paisa” architecture can be observed; and the Cocora Valley is the home of the unusual Wax Palm Tree.

Day 6: Salento

Today visit Hacienda El Ocaso which produces top quality coffee. Spend time learning the process of how coffee is harvested and roasted, before tasting some of the best coffee in the world.

Day 7: Salento – Cartagena

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cartagena. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 8: Cartagena

Today discover the highlights of Cartagena city, also known as the “Pearl of the Caribbean”.

Day 9: Cartagena

Today is at your leisure. This evening experience a walking tour at sunset through the walled city.

Day 10: Depart Cartagena

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Bogota:$2,515.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & land transportation
Flights:Flight Ticket: Bogota - Armenia - Cartagena
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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