Classic: Colombia Express (SMCQ)
Countries Visited: Colombia Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Accommodations: Hotels (6 nts), hacienda (2 nts).
Experience the unique culture of Colombia, drink world-renowned coffee in the lush mountains, people watch from a cafE in Medellin, soak up the sun in Cartagena.
Where to go if you only have a week to experience a truly unique part of the worlds The answer: Colombia. If you think a week isn't enough to tour the beaches, coffee regions, and metropolitan cities of this reemerging country, think again - we've made it possible. Check out the resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogota and Medellin, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe in Cartagena, and enjoy the Latin-Caribbean fusion of flavours in local cuisine. All this in only nine days. Start packing now.
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|Offer valid through 9/30/2018|
|Day 1||Bogota||Day 1 Bogota|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Villa de Leyva||Day 2 Bogota/Villa de Leyva (1B)|
Spend some time exploring Villa de Leyva, an excellent example of a colonial town in Colombia. Visit the Plaza Mayor, the town square, and check out the church, restaurants and shops. Included Activities: Paloquemao Market Visit ZipaquirA Salt Cathedral Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Armenia||Day 3 Villa de Leyva/Armenia (1B)|
Enjoy a morning in Villa de Leyva before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombias coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda. Included Activities: Hacienda Stay Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours) Flight (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Armenia||Day 4 Armenia (1B, 1L)|
Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export. Included Activities: Coffee Farm Tour Hacienda Stay
|Day 5||Salento||Day 5 Armenia/Salento (1B)|
Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town. Included Activities: Cocora Valley Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 6||Medellin||Day 6 Salento/Medellin (1B)|
Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellin. Opt to explore the city in the evening. Transport: Local bus (8.00-9.00 hours)
|Day 7||Medellin||Day 7 Medellin (1B)|
Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the citys ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city. Included Activities: Medellin City Tour
|Day 8||Cartagena||Day 8 Medellin/Cartagena (1B)|
Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)
|Day 9||Cartagena||Day 9 Cartagena (1B)|
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: If you have another week, add on the "Caribbean Colombia Express" tour which takes you into famous Tayrona National Park and hops around some coastal islands. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.