The Very Best Colombia has to Offer
Experience Colombia through its most luxurious hotels and places. Take a helicopter tour above Antioquia’s enchanting countryside, then enjoy an exclusive stay in the Andes Mountains near Medellin. Fly to the Caribbean coast and discover the magical city of Cartegena de Indias. End the Colombian adventure with three days of relaxion in a luxury hotel located on Baru Island, surrounded by the turqouise sea.
Length of stay: 10 days
Kind: Romantic Getaways
Countries visited: Colombia
Cartagena de Indias
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Day 1 : Bogota
Arrival in Bogota El Dorado International airport.
Transfer to your hotel in the Zona Norte district. Overnight at Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in a Premier room.
Day 2 : Bogota
Full day to explore the capital city of Bogota, known for its colonial architecture and authentic atmosphere.
– Take in panoramic views of the city and it’s surroundings at Cerro de Monserrate, the 3152m high peak that flanks the eastern side of the city. At the top, there is a white church (accessible by cable car or by funicular railway), a sanctuary for pilgrimages and particularly crowded on holy days.
-The Candelaria district: Bogota’s historical center. You’ll take a walk along cobblestoned streets, discover colorful colonial mansions, carved wooden balconies as well and baroque style churches.
– The Gold museum displays one of the most dazzling collections in South America, bringing together around 34.000 pieces of goldsmith work and considered the world’s largest pre-Colombian collection of its kind. The artifacts come from different civilizations: Quimbayas, Taironas, Muiscas and Tolimas.
– Botero Museum dedicated to famous Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. The Museum features both his works (around a hundred of drawings, paintings and sculptures) as well as his private collection which includes 85 masterpieces from well known artists such as Dali, Renoir, Chagall, Picasso, Miro and more.
– Bolivar Square (la Plaza Bolivar) surrounded by Bogota’s most impressive 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 hour walk). Transporation 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. The Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays).*
*Note 3 : Montserrate is a very popular destination on Sundays.*
*Note 4: The Emerald tour can not be done on weekends or bank holidays.*
Overnight at Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in a Premier room.
Day 3 : Medellin
Transfer to Bogota airport for your domestic flightto Medellin. Transfer between Medellin International airport and Olaya Herrera airport (Medellin national airport). Clim aboard a helicopter and admire the scenary from the sky. The most beautiful way to see the wild beauty and lushscapes of this region of Colombia.
Transfer from or to Medellín.
*Note : 25 min ride, up to 5 people per helicopter.*
Overnight at Finca El Diamante hotel in a standard room
Day 4 : Salgar
A 4-hour tour to discover the centuries-old traditionthe art of coffee. Stroll through the 100-hectare coffee reserve bu foot, on horseback, or in a Jeep, and learn all the steps of making this world famous beverage.
End your tour in a transformation workshop where you’ll learn the magic that goes into a cup of coffee. Let yourself be through the winding paths of the property and discover the hidden treasures that await you there. A small waterfall, a wild bird… who knows what you can find during your walk! Overnight at Finca El Diamante hotel in a standard room.
Day 5 : Medellin
Experience adventure and take a 2 hour horseback ride one of the 10 horseson site! Explore the trails of the cordillera surrounding the finca, between the forest and the coffee plantation where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views and an authentic experience that will give you a true taste of freedom! Hop aboard a helicopter and admire the scenery from the sky. The most beautiful way to experience the wild beauty and lush landscapes of this region of Colombia.
Transfer to Medellín.
*Note : 25 min ride, up to 5 people by helicopter.*
Arrival at Medellin Olaya Herrera national airport of and transfer to your hotel.
City tour focused on urban transformation and urban art. On foot and by car, you’ll explore the places that have transformed the city.
Your discovery will begin with the visit of the Comuna 13, formally known for as a center of urban violence in Medellin. You’ll see examples of urban renewal throughout the neighborhood: the construction of the Metrocable, a newly designed library, and a hospital, among others. You’ll find out the stories behind the colorful graffiti that dots the landscape of Comuna 13. At Casa Kolacho, an art collective, you’ll learn how young people are saved from armed conflict through art and culture.
Overnignt at Patio del Mundo hotel in a Standard room.
Day 6 : Cartagena de Indias
Transfer to Medellin airport for your domestic flight to Cartagena. Arrival in Cartagena de Indias, the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, a 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 the plazas.
Transfer to your hotel in the historical center. Overnight in Sofitel Santa Clara hotel in a aClassic room.
Day 7 : Baru Peninsula
Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena. Departure for the Island of Baru, a set of coastal coral islands located in the Caribbean Sea.
The transfer to the island lasts between 1H00 and 2H30 by boat or vehicle, depending on your hotel’s location.
Get settled in your room.
The rest of the day is yours to relax and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Carribean sea.
*Note: If your transfer is by boat you will be charged a local tax of 21 000 COP/person at Cartagena port prior to boarding.*
Overnight in Las Islas Hotel in Baru peninsula, in a Bungalow with a sea view and a private pool. Transfer to Baru Island.
Day 8 : Baru Peninsula
Here everything is done to make sure you enjoy your stay: Activities on the water, scenic tours of the surroundings islands, diving, hiking, or simply relaxing on one of the beaches…
Overnight in Las Islas Hotel on the Baru peninsula, in a Bungalow with a sea view and a private pool. A whole day of relaxation on Baru Island.
Day 9 : Cartagena de Indias
Transfer from the port to your hotel in Cartagena.
At the end of the morning, transfer back to Cartagena de Indias and transfer to the hotel.
*Note: The transfer back lasts between 1H00 and 2H30 by boat or vehicle, depending on your hotel’s location.* Let’s take a private Salsa class ! Dance to the best Colombian beats and learn how to move like a true *Cartageno*.
*Note: 1-hour class.*
Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena. The Club de Pesca Restaurant is a fine seafood restaurant and a true symbol of the identity of Cartagena. Founded in 1956, it is one of most famous traditional restaurants in the city with a breathless view of the surrounding landscape. Transfer between the port and your hotel in Cartagena.
Overnight in Sofitel Santa Clara hotel in a Classic room.