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11-Day Hidden Treasures Colombia

Colombia
From $1,648 p.p.

Tour Summary

This tour will show you the highlights of the beautiful and diverse Colombia in just 11 days. You will see colorful cities, abundant nature, and stunning beaches, which will leave you speechless. Once you set foot in this Latin American country, you will start to experience its rich culture and the warmth of its friendly people. Enjoy one of the most biodiverse countries in the world as you discover the hidden treasures of Colombia.

Highlights

  • checkTayrona National ParkDiscover the fertile jungle and the exotic beaches of Tayrona Park.
  • checkCartagenaExplore the colonial appearance of this city that is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • checkBogotaEnjoy colonial churches and pre-Colombian art in contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis.
  • checkMedellínOne of the most attractive, safest and most innovative cities in Latin America.
  • checkGuatapéA nice colorful little village, surrounded by a huge and beautiful lagoon.
  • checkPiedra del PeñolAn immense rock that dominates the Guatape Lagoon and the colonial village.
  • checkCocora ValleyImmerse in the surrealistic atmosphere of the valley, and the national tree of Colombia.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 BOGOTA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bogota Church

    Today your Hidden Treasures Colombia tour starts. Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel located in the historic center of the Andean capital. Rest of the day at leisure to start discovering the atmosphere of Bogotá. (Transfer: 30 min)

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Deco or similar.
  • DAY 2 BOGOTA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bogota

    Today, discover the center of Bogota in an original and atypical way. The walking tour of the capital will take you through the most authentic places in the city. In the morning: Walking city tour in the center. You will discover the colonial district of la Candelaria, Bogota’s historical center, and its squares and markets. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and understand their way of life. In the afternoon: you will visit the famous Gold Museum and Botero Museum where you will be able to admire the masterpieces of the renowned Colombian painter and sculptor. (Walking tour: 8h)

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Deco or similar.
  • DAY 3 BOGOTA – SALENTO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Coffee Region

    In the morning, transfer from your hotel to Bogotá Airport. Flight: Bogotá – Pereira. Pick up at Pereira Airport and transfer to your hotel: a nice traditional farm, located in the surroundings of Salento. In the afternoon, depart for a visit to a traditional coffee farm near Salento. You will reach the farm walking down from Salento, enjoying the local landscapes of the coffee region. The local farmer will explain the whole process of small-scale coffee production, from ground gathering to the final product. You will be offered a cup of coffee at the end of the tour. The local production is available for sale. Return to Salento and your hotel in Jeep Willys. (Transfers: 30min + 1h – Visit: 1h – Walking: 1h30)

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Reserva el Cairo or similar.
  • DAY 4 SALENTO – VALLE DEL COCORA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cocora Valley

    Today, departure by Jeep Willys (typical transportation) to the Cocora Valley. You will follow your guide on a wonderful hike and discover the gorgeous valley. The site offers a surrealistic atmosphere, with the numerous wax palm trees, the national tree of Colombia. Return to Salento at the end of the hike, and lunch in a restaurant offering a beautiful view over the area. In the afternoon, you will go back to Salento, for a little walking tour of the village. (Transport: 1h – Hiking: 3h)

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Reserva el Cairo or similar.
  • DAY 5 SALENTO – MEDELLIN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Medellin

    Early this morning, transfer from your hotel to Pereira Airport. Flight: Pereira – Medellín. Pick up at Medellín Airport, and transfer to your hotel located in a lively area of the city: El Poblado. Your guide will meet you at the hotel to start visiting the city of Eternal Spring! Be prepared to take one of the nicest tours as if you were a citizen of Medellin. Together, with the guide, you will take public transportation to downtown. You will pass by the Administrative Center La Alpujarra, the train station, and Botero Square. Then, you will take the Metro-cable to go to the Botanical Garden. The tour will end by taking the metro to the central market and the visit of Plaza Mayor and Pies Descalzos Park. Return to your hotel on public transportation. (Transfers: 1h + 15min – Walking tour: 6h)

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car. Metro Cable.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Diez hotel or similar.
  • DAY 6 GUATAPE – LA ROCA EL PEÑOL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Guatape

    Today you will discover the wonderful landscape around Guatape: a nice colorful little village, surrounded by a huge and beautiful lagoon. Departure to Guatape. You will visit El Peñol: an immense rock that dominates the Guatape Lagoon and the colonial village. The view is spectacular! This place has been called a natural and environmental heritage of Colombia. You will then go down to the village and visit its colorful streets! Return to your hotel during the afternoon.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Diez hotel or similar.
  • DAY 7 MEDELLIN – TAYRONA PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tayrona Park beach

    In the morning, transfer from your hotel to Medellín Airport. Flight: Medellín – Santa Marta. Pick up at Santa Marta Airport and transfer to the surroundings of Tayrona Park. Arrive at your hotel overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This quiet place has a privileged location between the Piedras River and the sea, at the foot of the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach and the beautiful sunset. (Transfers: 45min + 1h30)

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Maloka Barlovento or similar.
  • DAY 8 TAYRONA PARK – ARRECIFES & CABO SAN JUAN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tayrona Park

    In the morning, transfer from your hotel to the Tayrona Park entrance. The hike in Tayrona Park will take you to a magical place located between mountains, tropical forests, and the sea. You will discover beautiful white sand beaches and ancestral volcanic rocks in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. You start with a hike in the tropical jungle from Cañaveral. Then, you enjoy the exotic beaches of Arrecifes and stop at La Piscina, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Continue to the Cabo San Juan, a wonderful bay of white sand surrounded by volcanic rocks. Free time to have lunch in Tayrona Park and to enjoy the beaches. Afterward, you will go back to the park’s entrance, where a vehicle will take you back to the hotel. (Transport: 30min roundtrip – Hike: 4h)

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Swimming.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Maloka Barlovento or similar.
  • DAY 9 TAYRONA PARK – CARTAGENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cartagena

    In the morning, transfer to Cartagena. In the afternoon, follow the footsteps of famous pirates and discover the “Pearl of the Caribbean“, a city rich in culture, diversity, exotic, and heritage. This tour throughout the beautiful city of Cartagena will bring you back to colonial times, amidst colorful houses and lively squares. Walking tour in the colonial neighborhoods of San Diego and Santo Domingo. You will pass by: Plaza de los Coches, plaza de la Aduana, parque Bolívar, el Museo del Oro, el Palacio de la Inquisición, plaza de Santa Teresa, plaza de Santo Domingo, las murallas and Las Bóvedas. (Transfers: 4h30 – Walking tour: 4h)

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Bantu hotel or similar.
  • DAY 10 CARTAGENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cartagena Beach

    Today you will have a free day in Cartagena to explore on your own.  You can opt for a nice day tour on the Rosario Islands, near Cartagena, to enjoy the Caribbean Sea, go snorkeling, and discover the coral reefs or other water activities (option not included).

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Bantu hotel or similar.
  • DAY 11 CARTAGENA – TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cartagena

    Today is your last day of the Hidden Treasures Colombia tour and you will have your last moments to enjoy Cartagena and transfer from your hotel to Cartagena Airport, where you will take your international flight. Transfer: 20min.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 - 3 guests$ 2,288 p.p.
4 - 5 guests$ 1,847 p.p.
6 - 7 guests$ 1,648 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pick-ups and drop-offs at corresponding airports at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport Transportation to the places indicated on the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide Local English-speaking professional guides, specialists of each region.
  • Activities Activities and entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International flights.
    + Local flights: Bogota – Pereira / Pereira – Medellín / Medellín – Santa Marta, approximately 120 –  140 USD per flight.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Additional entrances not specified in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fees to National Parks and individual tourism taxes (airports of San Andres, Nuqui, Bahia Solano, La Macarena, and pier of Cartagena).
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • For families or groups, please contact us for prices.
  • Please, note that departure dates are subject to change due to availability.
  • Tap water in Colombia might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • Essential items to bring include comfortable and lightweight clothing (with a jacket as a precaution), water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Complimentary transportation, including pick-up and drop-off at your chosen Quito hotel, is provided. However, an additional USD 40 round-trip fee is applicable for hotels outside the Quito Urban Zone (valleys, airport), payable directly to the driver.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • The hotels mentioned in the itinerary are preferred hotels, if the described hotel is not available we reserve another hotel of the same level.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Vaccines: It is mandatory to be vaccinated against yellow fever if you are traveling to tropical rainforest areas (Amazon, Los Llanos, and Pacific Coast). It has to be administered at least 3 weeks before the trip.
  • Anti-Malaria Treatment: It is advised to take it if you will stay for long periods in these regions.
  • Zika: Special attention for pregnant women, consult your doctor.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
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