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8 Day Classic Colombia - 8 Day Classic Colombia

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Colombia

Cities Visited

Bogota , Cartagena , Medellín

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Colombia
Depart for Colombia. Arrive in Medellín, named the "City of Eternal Spring" because of its year-round mild temperatures; transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Medellín

DAY 2, Saturday - Medellín City Tour
This morning, take a tour of the city. Arrive at Botero Plaza, accented by the artist's metal sculptures and home to the Museo de Antioquia with its collection of Botero's paintings. Continue to Barefoot Park, a zen-inspired public area that encompasses a small bamboo forest and sandy areas. Return to your hotel in the afternoon. The rest of the day is free, or join the optional tour to the Santa Elena area, one of the most typical "Antioqueño" towns, where the "Silleteros" tradition, linked to the flower production of the area, was born. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by dinner
Optional: Half Day Santa Elena (PM)
Overnight: Medellín
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Full Day in Medellín
Spend a full day at leisure, or join the full day optional Guatapé & Piedra del Peñol. Drive through the Eastern Highlands of Antioquia to the Peñol Rock (La Piedra del Peñol), a 656-foot high monolith, with the opportunity to climb more than 700 stairs to reach the top for panoramic views of Guatapé Lake and the surrounding mountains. Continue with a visit to the town of Guatapé. After lunch, take a boat ride on Lake Guatapé. Return to the hotel in Medellin
Optional: Full Day Guatapé & Piedra del Peñol
Overnight: Medellín
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Flight to Cartagena
Depart Medellín on a flight to Cartagena. Embark on a city tour this afternoon. See expansive views of the city as you make your way to the San Felipe castle-fortress. At the walled city, walk through the multicolored houses and buildings of the Old City of Cartagena. Then, on to "The Vaults", archways built in the late 1700's, within the walled city that were used to store armaments. Time permitting, meet children at a local school before continuing to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Full Day in Cartagena
Today is at leisure, or participate in the optional half day Bird-watching at the Colombian National Aviary. During the tour, enjoy a refreshing drink or ice cream before returning to Cartagena. In the afternoon, perhaps participate in the optional Emerald Jewelry Workshop. Learn the art of jewelry making from trained craftsmen at FEJOCAR, a private non-profit jewelry school. Upon completion of the class, you will receive a diploma and one piece of jewelry that you designed
Optional: Half Day Bird-watching at the Colombian National Aviary (AM)
Optional: Emerald Jewelry Workshop (PM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Flight to Bogota
A morning flight takes you to the city of Bogota. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional tour to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, built within the chambers of a salt mine, located more than 500 feet beneath the surface. After your visit stop by the café, located in one of the underground tunnels, to have a delicious Colombian coffee before returning to Bogota
Optional: Half Day Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (PM)
Overnight: Bogota
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Bogota City Tour
This morning, embark on a city tour of Bogota. Visit the colonial section of La Candelaria. Stop at Plaza de Bolivar, Palace of Congress, the Cardinal's Palace and the colonial church of El Sagrario. Afterward, on to the Gold Museum with its collection of pre-Hispanic native gold crafts. Then, time permitting, stop to play an energetic local game of Tejo*, the national sport of Colombia. Learn how to play and try your hand at throwing the disk. This afternoon, spend time at leisure, or take the optional Funicular Train Ride** that transports you up to Monserrate Mountain, offering panoramic views of downtown Bogota. Tonight at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager*Colombian laws prohibit all people under 18 from entering places where tejo is played**Funicular train ride may be substituted with a cable car ride without notice 
Optional: Monserrate Funicular Train Ride (PM)
Overnight: Bogota
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Depart Colombia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Due to the high elevation, travel in the Colombian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Miami-Medellin, Bogota-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Medellin-Cartagena & Cartagena-Bogota
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 3 nights Medellin
  • 2 nights Cartagena
  • 2 nights Bogota
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Features

  • Discover Medellin in the beautiful Aburra Valley, named the "City of Eternal Spring"
  • View the paintings and sculptures of Fernando Botero, the famed Colombian artist
  • Stay in magical Cartagena, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a true cultural treasure
  • Tour Cartagena's Colonial District, view Plaza de Bolivar, Palace of Congress, and the Gold Museum
  • Stand before the impressive collection of pre-Columbian gold pieces at the Gold Museum
  • Visit La Candelaria District renowned for its perfectly preserved Colonial architecture
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Medellin-Cartagena & Cartagena-Bogota.

    The route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, and local events

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    Accommodations

    Hotel Poblado Plaza
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the Poblado neighborhood of Medellin.

    Hyatt Regency Cartagena
    This superior first class hotel overlooks the Caribbean Sea.

    Hotel El Dorado
    This first class hotel is a five minute walk from Parque 93.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    3.9
    Accommodations
    3.8
    Itinerary
    3.4
    Professional Staff
    4.6
    Repeat with Operator
    3.8
    Value for Money
    3.8

    Ratings based off 5 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

    Only complaint is the return airline routing. Why have to do a domestic flight to another city when the city we finished in was the major city with many options to get us home. Flights are readily available from Houston to Bogota. We did our own to Miami this time to just take the package deal. It seems Gate1 could try a little harder to find reasonable cost flights from IAH in our case. We realize flight arrangements are not always easy.

    My thirds time in Colombia and we had a blast!

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