Overview & Highlights
Explore cosmopolitan Bogotá, colonial masterpiece Villas de Leyva, the peaceful Andean scenery of the coffee region, resurgent city Medellin and historic Cartagena on the Caribbean coast.
On this new tour, Colombia offers you an experience of riches galore in a range of sumptuous landscapes and vibrant towns and cities. Having emerged from a period of social and political unrest, the country is resurging with a new optimism which permeates the very fibre of society both in rural villages and the vividly contrasting major cities. The welcome from its youthful, friendly people has always been warm, but now that is imbued with a tangible confidence in the future.
The dynamic capital Bogotá and romantic, Caribbean Cartagena have long been on the radar for visitors, and the gorgeous coffee region has been welcoming guests for some time to its historic fincas. Here we also take you to Villa de Leyva, a beautifully preserved Spanish colonial town; arty villages Salento, Filandia and Guatape, and a wholly transformed Medellín, now one of the most exciting cities on the continent for the arts, entertainment and gastronomy.
- Bogotá: city tour and Gold Museum
- Zipaquirá salt cathedral and Laguna Guatavita
- Villa de Leyva: EccoHomo, El Fosil, El Infiernito and Casa Terracota
- Coffee region:tour of Coffee farm
- Coffee region:Cocora Valley, Salento and Filandia
- Medellín: city tour
- Medellín: Antioquia region tour
- Cartagena: city tour
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UK clients depart, arriving Bogotá, Colombia, the following morning.
City tour, including a visit to the Gold Museum.
Drive to Villa de Leyva via Zipaquirá salt cathedral.
Guided visit to the varied highlights of the surrounding area.
Fly to Armenia in the coffee region.
Guided visit to a coffee farm.
Guided day trip to Valle de Cocora, Salento and Filandia.
Travel from Armenia to Medellín by road.
Guided city tour of Medellín.
Guided visit to El Peñol and Guatapé.
Fly to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast.
Guided city tour of Cartagena.
Day at leisure in Cartagena.
Transfer to airport for international flight.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
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What our clients say
So many memorable moments on this tour but watching the sunset and enjoying the independence day parades in Cartegena were particularly special and playing the traditional Colombian game of tejo was great fun.HP, Richmond
The bright colours of the towns and cities, buildings, fruit and vegetables, flowers and trees!CS, Guildford
Our expert's view
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Colombia is not just about the beautiful countryside, colourful towns and friendly smiles. When visiting Medellin you will learn how the city with a troubled past has reinvented itself winning global awards for its social, cultural and environmental transformation.
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Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.