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Weaverbird: Spirit of Colombia

16 days from £2,904pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Colombia

  • Cocora Valley
  • cartagena
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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.

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  • 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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  • It is an itinerary which covers different environments and allows interaction with the wonderful Colombian people plus time to see what is in each place.

    BD, Hartlepool
  • This was  a trip to remember. I have a brilliant overview of this enormous country. And was pleased to visit it before tourism takes a hold. Our brilliant tour leader…

    RP, Matlock
  • Group tour was all memorable - for all the right reasons! A trip with JLA is a trip with the local experts. They respond quickly to challenges such as FCO…

    HR, Brentford
  • There were many highlights as each area of Colombia visited was very individual and varied giving a good overview of the country - from the well maintained archaeological parks around…

    SN, Belper
  • We knew from the itinarary that alot of travelling would be involved. Given the amount we saw it was well worth time spent in the bus. We compared this itinerary…

    JN, Peterborough
  • The variety of places that we visited. I enjoyed every place we visited. Food was good. Colourful towns. Friendly people. Beautiful scenery.

    JLK, Kenley
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Our Expert's Opinion

What I love about our Weaverbird tour is that it has so much variety! You'll experience vibrant and modern cities as well as charming historical towns. Look out for coffee plantations, lush rolling mountains, fascinating indigenous sites and gorgeous jungle-fringed beaches!

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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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