Overview & Highlights
On this adventurous group journey you’ll discover the mysterious archaeological park at San Agustin, enjoy a farm stay in Colombia’s bucolic coffee country, lie back on Caribbean beaches at Tayrona National Park and then dip into the culture of Cartagena.
Colombia is one of Latin America's most distinctive and often misunderstood countries. Many visitors consider it to be the continent's most beautiful. This trail-blazing journey allows you to explore its natural highlights, including the golden beaches and dense tropical vegetation of the Tayrona National Park, the fertile rolling hills of the coffee country and the culturally rich, historic city of Cartagena.
Off the beaten track, you’ll explore the picture-perfect colonial town of Mompós, on the banks of the River Magdalena and the intriguing ancient sculptures and burial chambers set in the lush countryside around San Agustín.
Colombia's distinct and heady mixture of Hispanic, colonial, indigenous and African heritage influences its food, music, architecture and culture. Its vibrancy, welcoming people and extraordinary natural and architectural features make it an engaging country, and this an unusual and captivating journey. The country has entered a period of peace and security and this is reflected in a growing interest in visiting one of the friendliest and most unspoilt countries on the continent.
- Bogotá: city tour and Gold Museum
- San Agustín: Archaeological Park
- San Agustín: Magadelena Valley
- Coffee region: tour of coffee farm, Salento and Cocora Valley
- Tayrona: visit to the National Park
- Aracataca: Marquez museum
- Mompós: boat trip
- Cartagena: city tour
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UK clients depart, arriving Bogotá, Colombia, in the evening or the following morning.
City tour, including a visit to the Gold Museum.
Optional excursions in and around Bogotá.
Fly to Neiva, by road to San Agustín.
Archaeological park visit.
Tour of Magdalena Gorge and surrounding area.
Drive to colonial Popayán.
Travel to the Coffee Region. Visit Salento and Valle de Cocora.
Fly to Santa Marta and visit the Tayrona National Park.
By private bus to Aracataca, birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez. Continue to Mompos.
Travel by private vehicle to Cartagena.
Explore one of Latin America's most interesting and famous cities - Cartagena.
Drive to Cartagena airport. Depart for international flight.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
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Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
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.
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.
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.
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!