The very best Colombia has to offer
Discover Colombia through its most luxurious hotels and places. After a tour in helicopter above Antioquia’s beautiful countryside, enjoy a very exclusive stay in the Andes Mountains near Medellin. You then fly to the Caribbean coast and discover the marvelous city of Cartagena de Indias; you end your Colombian adventure with 3 days in a very luxurious hotel located on Baru Island surrounded by the turquoise sea.
Length of stay: 10 days
Kind: Romantic getaways
Countries visited: Colombia
Cartagena de Indias
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Day 1 : Bogota
Arrival at Bogota El Dorado International airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Zona Norte district. Overnight at Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Premier room.
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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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).*
*Note 3 : Montserrate is very popular on Sundays and you will meet a lot of visitors on that day.*
*Note 4: Emerald tour can not be done on weekends and bank holidays.* Overnight at Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Premier room.
Day 3 : Medellin
Transfer to Bogota airport for your domestic flight. Domestic flight to Medellin. Transfer between Medellin International airport and Olaya Herrera airport (Medellin national airport). Fly aboard a helicopter and admire the earth from the sky. The most beautiful way to see this region of Colombia, its wild beauty, its luxuriance and its relief.
Transfer from or to Medellín.
*Note : 25 min ride, up to 5 people by helicopter.* Overnight at Finca El Diamante hotel in standard room
Day 4 : Salgar
A 4-hour tour in the heart of a centuries-old tradition to discover the art of coffee and its culture. Stroll through the 100-hectare coffee reserve on foot, on horseback, or in a jeep, and learn all the steps of making this world famous coffee.
Finish the tour in the transformation workshop to know the magic behind a cup of coffee. Let yourself be guided on the paths of the property and discover the hidden treasures there. A small waterfall, a wild bird, who knows what you can observe during your walks in the protected natural zone ! Overnight at Finca El Diamante hotel in standard room
Day 5 : Medellin
Live the adventure and ride on one of the 10 horses of the property for 2 hours! You will explore the trails of the cordillera surrounding the finca, between forest and coffee plantation and you will enjoy breathtaking views and an authentic experience for a true sense of freedom ! Fly aboard a helicopter and admire the earth from the sky. The most beautiful way to see this region of Colombia, its wild beauty, its luxuriance and its relief.
Transfer to Medellín.
*Note : 25 min ride, up to 5 people by helicopter.* Arrival at Olaya Herrera national airport of Medellin airport and transfer to your hotel. 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. Overnignt at Patio del Mundo hotel in Standard room.
Day 6 : Cartagena de Indias
Transfer to Medellin airport for your domestic flight. 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 Classic 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 on boat or vehicle, depending on your hotel’s location.
Installation in your room.
The rest of the day will be yours to relax and swim in the crystalline water of the Carribean sea…
*Note: If the transfer is by boat, at Cartagena port, before boarding, you will be charged a local tax of 21 000 COP/person.*
Overnight in Las Islas Hotel in Baru peninsula, in Bungalow with sea view and private pool. Transfer to Baru Island.
Day 8 : Baru Peninsula
In this heavenly place everything is done to make you enjoy your stay: waters activities, scenic tour of the surroundings islands, diving, hiking tour or just simply relax on the beaches…
Overnight in Las Islas Hotel in Baru peninsula, in Bungalow with sea view and private pool. A whole day of relaxation in Baru Island.
Day 9 : Cartagena de Indias
Transfer between the port and 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 on boat or vehicle, depending on your hotel’s location.* Let´s go for a private Salsa class ! You will 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 the finest seafood restaurant and a symbol of the identity of Cartagena. Founded in 1956, it is one of the traditional and most famous restaurants in the city with a breatheless landscape view. Transfer between the port and your hotel in Cartagena.
Overnight in Sofitel Santa Clara hotel in Classic room.