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Self-drive Colombia: Exploring the coffee region and beyond

12 days from £2,275pp

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Self-drive Colombia: Exploring the coffee region and beyond

12 days from £2,275pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip


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A few years ago, you wouldn’t have thought about driving your own car in Colombia. But now this politically stabilised and utterly enchanting country’s roads welcome overseas drivers. Put your hands on the wheel on this flexible holiday through the sun-splashed, emerald hills of the peaceful coffee-growing region, where you’ll stay in hospitable restored colonial coffee farms.

Flexibility is the keyword here. Driving in Colombia can be challenging: you need to be a confident driver, but we offer you plenty of information and support on the ground. How much you drive on your own and how much with an English-speaking driver to accompany you on excursions is mostly up to you; whether you take the main roads or intriguing little detours off the beaten track is your choice. However you do it, you’ll have an exhilarating, adventurous and rewarding time, with glorious views throughout.

The coffee producing area on the western slopes of the Cordillera Central has a pleasant, warm climate, and a hilly landscape of shiny coffee bushes interspersed with enormous bamboo jungles and banana plants.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Bogotá airport. Transfer to hotel in the colonial centre.

Day 2

Walking tour of the capital with the Gold Museum.

Day 3

Fly to Pereira and pick up your car. Drive to Salento hotel.

Day 4

Full day guided hike in the Cocora valley.

Day 5

Drive to your hacienda close to Manizales.

Day 6

Guided tour of the coffee production process.

Day 7

Drive to your hotel in Salamina.

Day 8

Guided visit to La Samaria wax palm forest.

Day 9

Drive to your hotel in Honda on the Magdalena River.

Day 10

Guided walking tour of Honda.

Day 11

Drive to Bogotá airport, drop off car, transfer to hotel.

Day 12

Transfer to airport for international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Colonial houses
Places visited

Mompos houses
Things to do

La Opera


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