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Haciendas and Luxury Hotels

Come and discover Colombia by travelling and staying in the most beautiful houses of the country. Because every hotel has a story to tell and because it is important to relax after a full day of visit, we take you to, which may certainly be, the best addresses of the country…

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Bogota
  • Day 2: Bogota
  • Day 3: Bogota - Nemocón - Raquira - Villa de Leyva
  • Day 4: Villa de Leyva - Barichara
  • Day 5: Barichara
  • Day 6: Barichara - Guane - Barichara - Chicamocha Canyon - Mesa de los Santos
  • Day 7: Mesa de los Santos - Bucaramanga - Bogota - Pereira
  • Day 8: Salento - Cocora Valley - Pereira
  • Day 9: Pereira
  • Day 10: Pereira - Bogota - Santa Marta - Tayrona National Park
  • Day 11: Tayrona National Park
  • Day 12: Tayrona National Park - Santa Marta - Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 13: Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 14: Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 15: Cartagena de Indias - Bogota

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Bogota

Arrival at Bogota El Dorado International airport.

Transfer to your hotel in the Candelaria district.

Free time to enjoy at your own Colombia´s capital city where modern districts and historic center, urban architecture and green parks stand alongside.



Overnight at The Orchids hotel in Deluxe room.


Included : transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 2: Bogota

Full day to explore Colombia´s capital city of Bogota, known for its colonial and authentic atmosphere. Walking through its cobblestoned streets, you will discover colorful restored colonial mansions, splendid carved wooden balconies as well as churches built in baroque style.


- Cerro de Monserrate is the 3152m peak flanking the city´s east. Over there, you will envoy a stunning view over the city and abouts. On its top, there is a white church (accessible by cable car or by funicular railway) is a major mecca for pilgrims, particularly crowded on religious days.


- La Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, is a real messy Colombian market where you will be able to get exostic tastes and buy everything you need to cook a real "Bogotano" receipe.


- The Gold museum displays one of the most dazzling collection in South America. It brings together around 34.000 pieces of goldsmith work, considered as the world´s largest pre-Colombian collection of its kind. Those artifacts come from different civilizations : Quimbayas, Taironas, Muiscas or Tolimas.


- Botero Museum is dedicated to the most famous colombian artist, Fernando Botero. The Museum contains both his works (around a hundred of drawings, paintings and sculptures) as well as his private collection with no less than 85 masterpieces of well known artists, such as Dali, Renoir, Chagall, Picasso, Miro ...


- Bolivar Square (la Plaza Bolivar) surrounded by Bogota´s grandest buildings, including the Town Hall, the Palace of Justice, Primatial Cathedral, Congress Building...



Note 1: walking tour in the Candelaria colonial center (3 to 4 hours walking in the city). A vehicle is included for the visit of Montserrate.

Note 2: the order of visits may be modified depending on the weekday. (The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays. Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays).



Overnight at The Orchids hotel in Deluxe room.


Included : entrance fees, private transport, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 3: Bogota - Nemocón - Raquira - Villa de Leyva

Departure for the Boyaca department. Along the way you will stop at Nemocón Salt Mine, located thirty minutes from Zipaquira. There, 80 meters underground, you will cross 1600 meters of tunnels through which between 1816 and 1968, eight million tons of salt were extracted. Many optical effects caused by the dissolved rock salt show no less than 28 mirrors.


Among the impressive attractions: the room of the chapel where there is a huge 1,300 kilos stone symbolizing the world, or the salt crystal of 1600 kilos cut into heart shape.


Then, you will pass by Raquira, known as “the pottery capital of Colombia”. This village features a lot of brightly painted facades with numerous craft shops selling things such as bags, ponchos, woodcarvings, jewelry and of course, where you can watch pottery being made. Make sure to be here on Sunday: when the market is in full swing!


Transfer to the hotel and end of the day free to enjoy the atmosphere of Villa de Leyva.



Overnight at Posada San Antonio hotel in Standard room.


Included : entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 4: Villa de Leyva - Barichara

Half day dedicated to a guided walking tour of Villa de Leyva. You will discover the main sites of this preserved colonial town :
-Casa Antonio Nariño et Casa Antonio Ricaurte,
-El Carmen Church
-Plaza Mayor
Note 1: about 2 hours walk.
Note 2: non-exhaustive list, some sites may be closed depending of the day.

Departure for the north-central department of Santander with its beautiful craggy mountains and its powerful waterfalls and rivers. Installation in the hotel in Barichara, considered as one of the most beautiful cities of Colombia.

Note: Approximately 4-5 hours drive.



Overnight at Posada La Nube hotel in Standard room.


Included : entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 5: Barichara

Today, you will have the opportunity to discover the city from its artistic appearance by meeting with the artisans of the region. The city is indeed a center of art and wellbeing, with the presence of many artists, art galleries and weaving workshops. These workshops are the hallmark of the city, since the residents have preserved the art of weaving the "fique", a local cactus.


Free afternoon to enjoy Barichara at your own pace.


Overnight at Posada La Nube hotel in Standard room.


Included : entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 6: Barichara - Guane - Barichara - Chicamocha Canyon - Mesa de los Santos

Let´s go for a walk thought the cactus and the bucolic landscapes of Camino Real. This old paved way was, during pre-Colombian time, the main road for the Guane indigenous people.
Then, you will reach the eponymous village, where you will take the time to discover the colonial homes as well as a small museum that houses numerous fossils and a mummified princess.
Note 1: 4 to 5 hours return walk.
Note 2: about 30 minutes drive.

Departure for Mesa de los Santos. On the way, you will enjoy the impressive landscapes of Canyon of Río Chicamocha. Deeper than the Great Canyon, Chicamocha is a real natural wonder.
Transfer to a beautiful hacienda, a large traditional estate, well known for its high-quality organic coffee.
You will walk through the gardens and the plantations to discover the different types of coffee beans but as well learn everything about the coffee process, from seed to cup.



Overnight at Hacienda El Roble hotel in Standard room.


Included : entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 7: Mesa de los Santos - Bucaramanga - Bogota - Pereira

Free time, then transfer to Bucaramanga.



Domestic flight to Bogota.

Domestic flight to Pereira.
Welcome to the « Coffee Triangle », including the departments of Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío, which together make up the heart of the Zona Cafetera, also called the Eje Cafetero. This area is famous for growing and producing the majority of the Colombian coffee, considered by some as the best coffee in the world.
Transfer to your Hacienda, a large traditional landed estate.


Overnight at Hacienda San Jose hotel in Standard room.


Included : private transport, domestic flight, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 8: Salento - Cocora Valley - Pereira

Delve deep into this Colombia´s beautiful area.
This day will be dedicated to the discovery of the scenic landscapes and small villages:
- Jeep Willys ride in the countryside
- Hiking tour past the soaring wax-palm trees in lush Cocora Valley
- Lunch break
- Visit of Salento: panoramic tour, discovery of the local architecture, the houses made of bamboo and the colourful handicraft shops.


Overnight at Hacienda San Jose hotel in Standard room.


Included : lunch (no drinks), entrance fees, private transport, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 9: Pereira

The owner of a prestigious « finca » will come to your hacienda to offer you a private demonstration to explain you everything about coffee, from seed to cup. A coffee tasting that will make you feel the soul of a real Colombian coffee.
You will no longer drink your coffee in the same way!
Dive into the colorful world of the exotic fruits! Trust the advice of the expert and treat yourself to a guided fruit tasting. You will be surprised and amazed by the diversity of colors, tastes and textures!


Overnight at Hacienda San Jose hotel in Standard room.


Included : excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 10: Pereira - Bogota - Santa Marta - Tayrona National Park

Transfer to Pereira airport for your domestic flight.
Domestic flight to Bogota.
Domestic flight to Santa Marta.


Overnight at Ecohabs hotel in Tayrona Park in Bungalow room.


Included : transfer departure, domestic flight, room & breakfast, entrance fees

Day 11: Tayrona National Park

Free afternoon to enjoy, between jungle and sea, the beautiful Tayrona National Park: walking in the rainforest, swimming in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, relaxing on the pristine beaches…
Note: Swimming can be hazardous at some beaches due to strong currents and undertows. We strongly discouraged it.


Overnight at Ecohabs hotel in Tayrona Park in Bungalow room.


Included : room & breakfast, entrance fees

Day 12: Tayrona National Park - Santa Marta - Cartagena de Indias

Free time to enjoy the beaches of Tayrona National Park.


Departure for Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast. On the road, you will make to stop at Santa Marta for a panoramic tour of the city and a visit to the Hacienda San Pedro Alejandro, dedicated to Simon Bolivar, “el Libertador”.


Transfer to your hotel in Cartagena and end of the day free to discover the unequalled charm of this colonial city, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.


Note: 5 to 6 hours drive, about 2 hours city tour in Santa Marta



Overnight at Casa Pestagua hotel in Superior room.


Included : private transport, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 13: Cartagena de Indias

Full Day tour to visit the main historic and cultural sites of Cartagena:
- The Convento de la Popa
- The fortifications San Felipe Barajas
- The historic center : the Palace of the Inquisition, Santa Catalina Alejandria Cathedral, Basilica Menor
Note : the order of visits may be modified.


Overnight at Casa Pestagua hotel in Superior room.


Included : entrance fees, private transport, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 14: Cartagena de Indias - Port de Carthagène - Cartagena de Indias

Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena.

You will enjoy a day of complete relaxation in the heart of the beautiful Rosario archipelago.

Aboard a boat entirely privatized for you, you will enjoy a unique day: relaxing on the beaches, swimming in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, exploring the mangrove and the seabed...


Note: drinks and meals can be served on board on request.

OPTION: gourmet lunch with chef on board or lunch on a private island. Please contact us.


Transfer between the port and your hotel in Cartagena.


Overnight at Casa Pestagua hotel in Superior room.


Included : private transport, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 15: Cartagena de Indias - Bogota

Transfer to Cartagena airport for your flight to Bogota. Connexion to your international flight.


IMPORTANT : depending on your flight schedule, make sure you have the time for connexion. Otherwise, choose to stay overnight in Bogota the day before departure.


Domestic flight to Bogota.
Included : transfer departure, domestic flight

Night at The Orchids hotel - Deluxe room   Bogota

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

In the heart of the diplomatic and cultural city of Bogota stands a jewel: declared National Monument in 1933, The Orchids hotel reveals a neoclassical style from 1892 and is distinguished by the elegant combination of the functionality of the modern hospitality and sophistication of classic style. Interior illumination reflects the grandeur of this property, and the central courtyard is a source of fresh air.

Night at the Posada San Antonio hotel - Standard room   Villa de Leyva

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

This charming hotel is ideally located in the center of Villa de Leyva, just a step away from Plaza Mayor, in the historic district. Posada San Antonio features 26 rooms tastefully furnished.

Night at the Posada La Nube hotel - Standard room   Barichara

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

La Nube is a “posada” (the Spanish word for country inn). There, only 8 exclusive rooms are surrounding the courtyard stone colonial cloister. The atmosphere is intimate: with high ceilings, whitewashed walls... The rooms consist of single beds that can come together in king size beds. Vast corridors decorated with works of artists lead you towards the social sector, where the restaurant awaits you.

Night at the Hacienda El Roble hotel - Standard room   Mesa de los Santos

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Nestled in the countryside of Mesa de los Santos, Hacienda El Roble is a magnificent building in the middle of coffee fields. Sunny, typical, cozy: there are only superlatives to explore this wonderful hacienda. As a bonus, their coffee is among the bests of the country.

Night at the Hacienda San Jose hotel - Standard room   Pereira

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Welcome into one of the oldest Haciendas in the coffee region: Hacienda San Jose, built in 1888. The Hacienda is surrounded by a rich ecosystem in which guests can walk among the samans, ceiba, totumos and other tropical varieties. Owners since entire generations, the family will have the pleasure to greet you personally and will make every effort to make you feel at home.

Night at the Ecohabs hotel - Bungalow room   Tayrona National Park

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, entrance fees

The Ecohabs are located on the beautiful beach of Canaveral inside Tayrona National Park. From your comfortable bungalows, you can enjoy the exclusivity of this little paradise. The bungalows are built with exotic wood and high ceilings covered with palm leaves, a design inspired by ancient Tayrona tribes. Each of the 14 bungalows offers magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea and the virgin forest of the park. Since the Hotel, you can explore the rest of the Tayrona National Park.

Night at the Casa Pestagua hotel - Superior room   Cartagena de Indias

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Known as "the most beautiful house in Cartagena" Casa Pestagua belonged in the seventeenth century to Count Pestagua, a rich and powerful aristocrat who gave his name to this small luxurious colonial-style palace. This Boutique Hotel offers 11 luxurious rooms, a totally personalized service in an oasis of peace and tranquility protected by its ancient walls. Each room features a refined decor and a very generous size.

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