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12-Day Colombia Highlights

Colombia
From $2,156 p.p.

Tour Summary

Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Here, you will be able to explore the fertile jungle and the exotic beaches of the beautiful Tayrona Park and discover the colonial appearance of Cartagena which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Spot colonial churches and pre-Colombian art In Bogota, or visit Medellin, one of the most attractive, safest, and most innovative cities in Latin America. Also, experience the authentic Colombian coffee region, and learn about this iconic drink.

Explore the Highlights of Colombia with us! Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. With Rebecca Adventure Travel we offer different types of tours; from 2 days to 4 weeks. Here, you can find some examples but if you are looking for a customized travel plan please contact us.

Highlights

  • checkTayrona National ParkExplore the fertile jungle and the exotic beaches of the beautiful Tayrona Park.
  • checkCartagenaDiscover the colonial appearance of this city which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • checkBogotaSpot colonial churches and the pre-Colombian art which contrasts with the futuristic high-rise buildings of this busy metropolis.
  • checkMedellinVisit one of the most attractive, safest and most innovative cities in Latin America.
  • checkCoffee RegionExperience the authentic Colombian coffee region, and learn about this traditional drink.
  • checkCocora ValleyLearn about the national tree of Colombia and discover the surrealistic atmosphere of the Cocora Valley.
  • checkArmeniaExplore the city of Armenia, where you can find coffee shops all over town.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 TRANSFER IN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel La Candelaria - Bogota

    Today, your Colombia Highlights tour starts. You will be picked up at the Bogota Airport, and then, you will be transferred to your hotel in La Candelaria district.

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

    After breakfast, you will have a private city tour in Bogota during which you will explore the narrow streets of the historical center of Bogota, known as La Candelaria. You will also visit the Museum of Gold (closed on Mondays) and the Museum of Botero (closed on Tuesdays). Additionally, you will go up to the hill of Monserrate by a cable car or a funicular. You will be accompanied by a local English-speaking guide during the whole tour.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking,
    • TransportTransport:Car
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Casa Deco or similar.
  • DAY 3 BOGOTA – CACAO EXPERIENCE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Armenia

    Today, you will have a transfer to Bogota Airport, so you can take your flight to Salento.

    You will explore the colonial town of Salento with your guide and discover the Art of Brilliant Chocolate and experience it at our chocolate factory.

    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Finca del Palmar or similar.
  • DAY 4 Cocora Valley - Salento
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Salento

    Today, you will have a private day trip to Salento, a colorful town that has maintained the typical architecture of the area, and Valle de Cocora, where the famous wax palms grow.  Wax palms are considered the national tree of Colombia, and can reach up to 60 meters in height. You can take incredible hikes in the Cocora Valley.

    In the afternoon you will be served a delicious lunch and you can enjoy traditional games like “Tejo” or “Sapo” – accompanied by a “Colombian Pola” (beer).

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Finca del Palmar or similar.
  • DAY 5 Coffee Farm Visit
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Coffee Region

    Today, you will receive an interactive coffee tour in Hacienda San Alberto. Here, you will see how Colombian coffee is grown, and which processes it goes through before it becomes a drink, and you will learn the secrets about its quality. You will also pass by the lovely typical village of Buenavista. The activities of this day will take around 3 hours in total. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax.

    • ActivityActivity:Learning. Sightseeing. Walking .
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Finca del Palmar or similar.
  • DAY 6 MEDELLIN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Medellin

    After breakfast, you will have a private transfer to Medellín. Although it is a 5-hour drive, you will be able to make some short stops on the way and enjoy the view of the mountains and the coffee plantations. The rest of the day will be free in Medellín for you to explore.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Relaxing.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Art or similar.
  • DAY 7 MEDELLIN CITY TOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Medellin Botero Park

    In the morning, you will be picked up by a local guide and depart together for your private city tour in Medellín. You will take the public transport – the symbol of the city of Medellín, visit its most important squares and plazas, and learn about the extreme change that this city went through, from being considered the most dangerous city in the world to becoming one of the most modern cities of Latin America.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Art or similar.
  • DAY 8 MEDELLIN – TAYRONA PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tayrona Park

    You will be transferred to the Airport of Medellin which will take almost 1 hour. Then, you will have a flight to Santa Marta. Once you arrive at the airport of Santa Marta, you will be transferred to Tayrona National Park. This will take around 2 hours. The driver will leave you in the parking lot of the park, which is as close as the cars are allowed to go. From there, there is still a 40 min walk, approximately, to reach your hotel. Optionally, you can get a horse service for the luggage and the people for around 6 USD.

    • ActivityActivity:Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cabanas Arrecifes or similar.
  • DAY 9 FREE DAY TAYRONA PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tayrona Park Hut

    Today, you will enjoy a free day in the Tayrona National Park. You can visit beautiful beaches or hike around the diverse rainforest of the Sierra Nevada. For adventurous travelers, we recommend doing a tough hike to see the ruins of Publito.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Relaxing.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cabanas Arrecifes or similar.
  • DAY 10 TAYRONA – CARTAGENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cartagena

    In the morning, you will have private transportation to Cartagena. The driver will pick you up in the parking lot where he left you upon your arrival to Tayrona Park. It will be a 5-hour drive, approximately, passing by Santa Marta, Cienaga, and Barranquilla. After you arrive in Cartagena, you will check in at your hotel. Then, you will meet with an English-speaking guide with whom you will have a 4-hour walk, approximately, enjoying the old town of Cartagena, and learning about its history and architecture.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Tres Banderas or similar.
  • DAY 11 FREE DAY CARTAGENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cartagena

    On day 11 of your Colombia Highlights tour, you will enjoy a free day in Cartagena.

    * Optional: Day trip to Rosario Islands.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Tres Banderas or similar.
  • DAY 12 TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cartagena

    This is the final day of your Colombia Highlights tour.  After breakfast, you will be transferred out to the airport in Cartagena.

    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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12 Day Colombia Highlights Tour Map

12 Day Colombia Highlights Tour Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 - 3 guests$ 2,602 p.p.
4 or more guests$ 2,156 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Bus Transport Transportation as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Activities Entrance to Tayrona National Park.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Local flights (possible to include upon request when the exact travel dates are confirmed).
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Optional activities.
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Please, note that departure dates are subject to change due to availability.
  • The hotels mentioned in the itinerary are preferred hotels. If the hotel mentioned is not available, we will reserve another hotel of the same level.
  • This itinerary is fixed, and it cannot be changed. If you are looking for a customized itinerary, please contact us.
  • 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.
  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.
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