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Classic Colombia Tour

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  • 8 Day Highlights of Colombia Tour
  • Colonial treasures to white sandy beaches
  • Tours of Bogota and Cartagena
  • Stay in the colonial hill town of Villa de Leyva
  • Safe transfers and tour throughout

    US $1,750 + flights

Day 1: Arrive Bogota On arrival to the Colombian capital of Bogota, we will pick you up and take you by prívate car to your centrally located hotel. Day 2: Bogota City Tour After breakfast (included) we take you on a half day tour of the fascinating La Candelaria district of the city.  The area has magnificent examples of colonial architecture including the Cathedral.  Walk among the typical houses dating back to the 17 Century with wrought iron balconies and hidden gardens. Your visit continues to the Botero Museum, dedicated to the works and collections of Federico Botero.  It includes art by Picasso, Dali, Renoir, Matisse and Monet.  Your final stop is the incredible Gold Museum.  This museum has the greatest collection of gold artifacts in South America and hold one of the most important collections of pre-Colombian antiquities in the world. Day 3: Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Villa de Leyva Travel from Bogota to through the flower growing district of Sabanna de Bogota to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira.  This incrediblechurch is built underground, withing the tunnels of a salt mine.  The combinations of carvings in halite  riock and marble surrounded by salt create a hauntingly beautiful space. In the afternoon you continue to Villa de Leyva.  This beautifully preserved colonial gem was declared a national monument in 1954, so virtually no modern architecture exists here.  Instead Villa de Leyva attracts visitors to its whitewashed houses and narrow streets where time has stood still.  Overnight in Villa de Leyva - example hotel Day 4: Bogota to Cartagena After breakfast, begin with a visit to the 17th Century Convent of Santo Ecce Homo,  known for its beautiful courtyard and chapel.  Continue on to Bogota for your short flight to Cartagenta.  There we pick you up and take you to your centrally located hotel. Day 5: Cartagena Tour Today we will take you on a tour of historic Catagena.  The old town here was an important port and focus of Spanish and pirates alike for centuries.  On your tour you wil visit the Gold Museum and the Museum of the Inquisition as well as he beautiful Cathedra.  The rest of the day is free for you to explore the pretty cobbled streets of Cartagena Old Town with ts flower filled balconies and outdoor cafes.  Overnight in Cartagena. Day 6 and 7: Cartagena You have two free days to explore Cartagena.  We suggest an optional tour to  the islands of Rosario National Park for unspoilt white sandy beaches, clear blue sea and excellent snorkeling. Day 7: Cartagena to Bogota Today we take you to the airport for your flight to Bogota and home. See our Colombia Beaches Tour

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