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21-Day Highlights Colombia

21 Days
Colombia
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Tour Summary

Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. People around the globe enjoy the culture, the weather, and the beautiful highlights that Colombia offers. From the beautiful beaches of Cartagena to the city of Eternal Spring, Medellin, and the colorful capital of Bogotá there are a considerable number of attractions and places for you and your loved ones to explore.

This 21-Day Colombia Highlights tour is also ideal for couples who want to travel to an exotic destination for a romantic getaway while learning about the different historical places that are found all over the country. Enjoy Colombia’s unique natural and cultural heritage in this 21-day journey of discovery along with the main highlights of the country.

Highlights

  • checkCoffee Region-Tatacoa DesertExperience the authentic Colombian coffee region, a tropical dry forest, and one of the most important observatories on the continent.
  • checkTayrona National Park-Chingaza National ParkDiscover the fertile jungle and the exotic beaches of Tayrona Park. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes that this exceptional "páramo" mountain ecosystem has to offer.
  • checkCartagena-BogotaVisit UNESCO's World Heritage city and enjoy its colonial appearance. Explore colonial churches and pre-Colombian art in contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis.
  • checkArchaeological Park of San AgustínThe largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America.
  • checkMedellínOne of the most attractive, safest, and most innovative cities in Latin America.
  • checkPopayanThis city is known for its white buildings and beautiful churches.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL BOGOTA AIRPORT – TRANSFER IN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bogota Colombia

    Today your Colombia tour starts. You will be picked up at the airport and brought to your hotel in the neighborhood of La Candelaría in Bogota.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Deco or similar.
  • DAY 2 CITY TOUR BOGOTA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Day 1 - Bogota

    After breakfast, you’ll have a private biking city tour in Bogotá during which you will explore the narrow streets of La Candelaria (the historical center of Bogotá). You will also go up to the hill of Monserrate by a cable car or a funicular. All this tour will be accompanied by a local English-speaking guide. Please keep in mind that any entrances are not included and have to be paid separately.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Deco or similar.
  • DAY 3 CHINGAZA NATIONAL PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chingaza National Park - Colombia Highligt Tour

    Meet at the hotel with the guide and driver. Transport from the hotel to the Chingaza National Park (+/2 hours drive from Bogotá). Enjoy the beautiful landscapes that this exceptional ̈páramo ̈ mountain ecosystem has to offer. The hike will last between 4 and 6 hours. During the visit, you will also enjoy a typical lunch. Meet the driver after the hike and return to the hotel in the afternoon.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Deco or similar.
  • DAY 4 TRANSFER TO VILLAVIEJA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Villavieja - Colombia Highlight

    Today your Colombia tour continues to Villavieja. Transfer from Bogotá to the village of Villavieja (6 h drive), right next to the Tatacoa desert. If the weather conditions allow, visit the desert and its observatory at night (optional).

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Yararaka or similar
  • DAY 5 TATACOA – SAN AGUSTIN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tatacoa Dessert - Villavieja Colombia

    Very early in the morning – visit the Tatacoa desert (with a local Spanish-speaking guide). End the walk in the desert with a swim in a beautiful underground water pool. Back to the hotel before noon for check out and depart to San Agustín by a private transfer (6 h drive).

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Yuma or similar
  • DAY 6 SAN AGUSTIN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel San Agustin - Colombia

    Together with a local guide visit the Archaeological Park of San Agustín. In the afternoon continue with a tour of the surroundings of the town to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the area.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Yuma or similar.
  • DAY 7 DRIVE TO POPAYAN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Popayan - Colombia

    Transfer to Popayan. The drive is long (3-6 hours, depending on road conditions) but it goes through the stunning mountain nature so nice views are guaranteed. Check in at the hotel in the center of Popayan and start an afternoon walking tour with a local guide.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:La Plazuela or similar
  • DAY 8 TRANSFER TO COFFEE REGION
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Coffee Region

    Morning departure north to the coffee region (6 h drive). Arrive in the colorful town of Salento where you will spend the next two nights of your Colombia tour.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Ciudad Segorbe or similar.
  • DAY 9 COCORA VALLEY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cocora Valley

    Pick up by a local guide in the morning and transfer by a typical Willy jeep to the famous Valley of Salento. Hike among the tallest wax palm trees in the world, up to the mountain, till reaching the Acaime Natural Reserve (5-6 h hike today). Back to Salento in the afternoon and night there.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Finca Palmar or similar.
  • DAY 10 HIKE LOS NEVADOS (SANTA ISABEL)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Isabel Glacier - Colombia Highlights

    Very early in the morning check out from the hotel and depart towards Manizales (2 h drive). From there continue by the mountain roads, enjoying the views, till reaching the spot from where you will start today’s hike. Together with your guide, you will walk through a ̈páramo ̈ and later rocky surface till reaching the snow level of the Santa Isabel glacier. Time for some rest and photos and then descend to the parking place. Continue your Colombia tour with a transfer to a rural hotel – a typical coffee finca – located in the suburbs of Manizales.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Venecia or similar.
  • DAY 11 COFFEE TOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Coffee Region - Colombia Coffee Tours

    Start the day with a coffee tour in the area of your hotel. You will learn everything about the process that this plant goes through till becoming a delicious drink. In the afternoon – transfer to the thermal baths of Santa Rosa de Cabal for a relaxing time there.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Venecia or similar.
  • DAY 12 TRANSFER TO MEDELLIN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Medellin Transfer in

    Today you will continue your Colombia tour to the north to the city of Medellín. The drive takes around 6 hours, but the views are amazing and you are free to make all the necessary stops on the way. Medellín is nowadays one of the most attractive, safest, and most innovative cities in Latin America. The El Poblado district, where you will stay, is a wealthy and safe neighborhood of Medellín, and perhaps the best place to stay. It has modern and trendy restaurants, good coffee shops, fancy boutiques and beautiful parks.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Campana Boutique or similar.
  • DAY 13 MEDELLIN CITY TOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Medellin Transfer in - Family Travel Colombia

    A local English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel for a tour of the city of the eternal spring. Explore downtown and the historical center where you will find Plaza Botero, full of sculptures of the famous artist Fernando Botero. Take a ride in the cable car metro to the neighborhood of Santo Domingo, which was once a notorious area with gang violence. Here you will have a spectacular view of the city. You will experience the transformation from the most dangerous city in the world to an innovative city with friendly people.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Diez Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 14 FLY TO SANTA MARTA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Marta - Colombia Coast Highlights

    Pick up at the hotel, transfer to the airport of Medellín, and flight to Santa Marta. Once there you will be picked up by a local driver who will bring you to your hotel, located in the historical center of the city. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon, continue with a visit to Taganga (only transfers).

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Carolina or similar.
  • DAY 15 TRANSFER TO TAYRONA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tayrona National Park

    Morning transfer (private) to Tayrona National Park (entrances included). The Tayrona National Park is perhaps the most beautiful nature reserve in Colombia. Beaches and tropical rainforests mix up here. Clearwater, swaying palm trees, and soft sand that tickles between your toes. The driver will leave in a parking place inside the park (no vehicles can go further). From there you will have to continue walking or riding a horse (available on the spot for +/- 6 euro) to your accommodation place.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cabañas Arrecife or similar.
  • DAY 16 TAYRONA FREE DAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sierra Nevada - Colombia Forest

    Enjoy a day off in Tayrona National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to relax, swim, or take a long beach walk. Arrecifes has one of the most beautiful beaches in the park, but swimming is prohibited. From Arrecifes it is a 15-minute walk across the beach to another bay where you can swim. From here you walk in 30 minutes to another famous beach, La Piscina. Continue for another 15 minutes to El Cabo de San Juan. From here you can take a walk over the old Tayrona path (uphill) to Pueblito, lasting about 3 hours back and forth. These are ruins of the Tayrona civilization.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cabañas Arrecife or similar.
  • DAY 17 ONE MORE FREE DAY IN TAYRONA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tayrona National Park

    Enjoy another day off in Tayrona National Park. You can have a day full of relaxing activities, or take long walks across Tayrona. Arrecifes has one of the greatest-looking beaches in the park, but swimming is prohibited. You can take beautiful pictures along the way and enjoy good company while learning about local history. These are ruins of the Tayrona civilization.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Relaxing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Cabañas Arrecife or similar.
  • DAY 18 TAYRONA – CARTAGENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel CArtagena -Colombia

    Today you continue your Colombia tour to Cartagena. Transport from Tayrona Park to Cartagena – it is a beautiful ride along the coast of about 6 hours. Welcome to Cartagena! The city is surrounded by a wall that is used to protect the city from pirates. Because of its colonial appearance, Cartagena is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Islas de Rosario, real tropical Caribbean islands, are located within an hour of boat ride from Cartagena.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Tres Banderas or similar
  • DAY 19 CARTAGENA FREE DAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Dance Class in Cartagena

    Free day in Cartagena. Enjoy a day off in Cartagena. A walk through the historical center makes you feel like you have traveled back in time.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Tres Banderas or similar.
  • DAY 20 ONE MORE FREE DAY IN CARTAGENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Isla Mucara Beach

    Another free day in Cartagena. Explore the diversity in this beautiful city. Different locations full of color and creativity with local markets and plazas where you can enjoy numerous activities.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Tres Banderas or similar.
  • DAY 21 TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer out Cartagena

    After enjoying exciting days in the beautiful north of Colombia. A driver will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport of Cartagena from where you will take your international flight back home (or a connection via Bogotá). This is the end of your Colombia tour.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 - 3 guests $ 5,032 p.p.
4 or more guests$ 3,695 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at the airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport Private transportation.
  • Tour Guide Bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights (possible to include upon request when the exact travel dates are confirmed).
    + Food and drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Personal travel and health insurance.
    + Optional tips for guides, drivers, etc.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • 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.
  • The hotels mentioned in the itinerary are preferred hotels, if the described hotel is not available we reserve another hotel of the same level.
  • 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.
  • Essential items to bring include comfortable and lightweight clothing (with a jacket as a precaution), water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • 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.

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