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So Chic Colombia !

10 days to take care of yourself! We will make you discover in an original way the greatest places of Colombia. And because a tour is not only about landscape and visits, we have selected the best boutique hotels and restaurants to make it more than a journey but a real experience!

Map

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Bogota
  • Day 2: Bogota
  • Day 3: Bogota - Pereira
  • Day 4: Pereira - Buenavista - Finca - Cocora Valley - Pereira
  • Day 5: Pereira - Medellin
  • Day 6: Medellin
  • Day 7: Medellin - Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 8: Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 9: Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 10: Cartagena de Indias - Bogota

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Bogota

Arrival at Bogota El Dorado International airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Zona Norte 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 Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Premier room.


Included : transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 2: Bogota

Half-day to explore all the secrets of Bogota, a capital known for its colonial and authentic atmosphere.
- A walk in the universe of the emeralds gems: with your "expert" tour guide, you will walk through the cobblestoned streets of the Candelaria district to discover many retailers and craftsmen. By visiting the workshops, you will learn how to recognize the most beautiful stones.
- The visit of the Gold museum which 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.
- A coffee tasting flight: a trio of small servings of interesting brews, where a knowledgeable barista will guide you through each cup. These tastings will allow you to experience coffee in a new way, providing you a better understanding of the drink and forging allegiances to high-quality cups of coffee in the process.
Note 1: walking tour in the Candelaria colonial center (3 to 4 hours walking in the city). Gold Museum closed on Mondays.

You will head North of Bogota to discover another facet of the Colombian capital: the “Zona Rosa”. The upscale and trendy district of Usaquen is a real historic oasis in the middle of the shopping malls and residential areas. On every Sunday, in front of the church Santa-Barbara (built in 1661), antique dealers and craftsmen meet during the traditional flea market.



Overnight at Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Premier room.


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

Day 3: Bogota - Pereira

Transfer to Bogota airport for your domestic flight.

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.
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 Sazagua hotel in Standard room.


Included : transfer departure, domestic flight, transfer arrival, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 4: Pereira - Buenavista - Finca - Cocora Valley - Pereira

Transfer between your hotel and a famous "finca", a coffee-house.
You will visit a plantation nestled in the hills of Quindio Valley to learn about coffee from seed to cup with a professional explanation of the whole process (seed collection, roasting, and delivery of grain to the beneficiary).
You will then participate in a taste and sensory unusual adventure. In the skin of a "catador" master roasters will make you feel the soul of a real Colombian coffee.
You will no longer drink your coffee in the same way in the morning!


Soon after you will be served a gourmet lunch.

Departure for a typical Hacienda nearby Salento, the starting point of a horse riding in the Cocora Valley, during which you can take advantage of typical landscapes of the Triangle of the Coffee Region.


Overnight at Sazagua hotel in Standard room.


Included : private transport, entrance fees, lunch, local spanish-speaking guide, excursion (private), horse riding, room & breakfast

Day 5: Pereira - Medellin

Free time to enjoy your last moments in the Coffee Region.
Transfer to Medellin.
Note: about 5 hours drive.



Overnight at Diez hotel in Standard Double room.


Included : private transport, room & breakfast

Day 6: Medellin

City tour about urban transformation and urban art. By foot and with a vehicle, you go through the places that have transformed the city. Your discovery will begin with the visit of Comuna 13, known for being a center of urban violence in Medellin. The arrival of the Metrocable, the building of a design library, and a hospital among others show the renewal of this neighborhood. Many graffiti are now part of the landscape of these towns and you will discover the meanings. The collective of artists Casa Kolacho will explain you how they could save hundreds of young people from armed conflict through culture.
Note: 6 hours round trip.
Free afternoon in Medellin.


Overnight at Diez hotel in Standard Double room.


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

Day 7: Medellin - Cartagena de Indias

Transfer to Medellin airport for your domestic flight.
Domestic flight to Cartagena.
Arrival at Cartagena de Indias, the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, a fairy-tale city of romance, legends and superbly preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena's old town is a Unesco World Heritage site – a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, and massive churches that cast their shadows across plazas.
Transfer to your hotel in the historic center. Free time to enjoy the end of the day.

Your tour in Colombia wouldn't be complete without a cruise aboard a sailboat.


You will head south of the bay, around "Virgen del Carmen" island, then you will reach Tierra Bomba to watch the sunset.


The boat will moor at the feet of the city walls, straight to the Club de Pesca restaurant, a gourmet institution in Colombia.


A table will be reserved.




Note: drinks on board (cocktails or wine).



Overnight at Casa Pestagua hotel in Superior room.


Included : transfer departure, domestic flight, transfer arrival, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 8: Cartagena de Indias - Port de Carthagène - Cartagena de Indias

Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena.
Transfer between the port and your hotel in Cartagena.


Overnight at Casa Pestagua hotel in Superior room.


Included : private transport, room & breakfast

Day 9: Cartagena de Indias

In the morning, you will go for a guided walking tour through the Walled City, including the visit of the most beautiful areas such as San Diego, Plaza Santo Domingo, Getsemani and other landmarks with very rich history.
Free afternoon to enjoy the city according to your desires.


Overnight at Casa Pestagua hotel in Superior room.


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

Day 10: 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 Casa Medina Four Seasons hotel - Premier room   Bogota

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Recognized as one of the finest hotels in Bogota, the Casa Medina, a jewel in the capital city, is now a Four Seasons signature. Perfectly situated for a business or leisure trip, this hotel is near the Zona G (G for Gourmet), where are the best restaurants of Bogota. With its stone columns and its beautiful brick facade, the hotel was declared “Monument of Cultural Interest” by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. Step through the doors and you will be surprised by the beauty of the building, where the Spanish colonial accents blend with the contemporary. The place is intimate and invites to comfort. The Spa is as the expectations of the prestigious Four Seasons brand.

Night at the Sazagua hotel - Standard room   Pereira

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

The hotel is located in the heart of the coffee triangle, into the Colombian Central Andes. Sazagua name pays homage to the Quimbaya civilization that inhabited the region. With a pleasant climate and an exceptional natural environment Sazagua is a Boutique Hotel for demanding visitors. The spaces evoke old large houses recreating atmospheres of the old era of coffee with an architecture based on wooden structures, extensive patios, and clay tiles, bright colors etc ... The eclectic decor with furniture from different eras or origin, with a choice of art collection, produced a captivating comfortable atmosphere.

Night at the Diez hotel - Standard Double room   Medellin

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Located in the heart of the city of Medellín, the refinement of Diez Hotel only equaled his greatness. A building of majestic beauty, decorated with taste and quality is the guarantee of a successful stay in the capital of Antioquia. Each room at this hotel offers spectacular views of downtown and promises unforgettable sunsets over the mountains.

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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