COLOMBIA AUTHENTIC SIB - 15 DAYS
15 days/14 nights | From/to Bogota | Fixed dates departure | local bilingual guides | optional extensions



PROGRAM

1. DAY (FRIDAY): BOGOTÁ
Arrival at the International airport of Bogotá, meet your English-speaking guide and transfer to the hotel. 2 nights
in Bogota including breakfast.



2.DAY (SATURDAY): BOGOTÁ
After our first nutritious breakfast with eggs, bread, fruits and juice we meet our guide to start to discover the
Colombian capital city. The tour starts with a trip in a funicular railway or cable car to the top of the Monserrate Hill
offering a spectacular view of the city. Afterwards we walk through the old town La Candelaria with its colonial
architecture and visit the main square Plaza Bolivar the government buildings. Finally we discover the famous Gold
Museum, which houses the world greatest collection of pre-Hispanic Indian gold crafts. The tour ends, with a visit
to Paloquemao an authentic market place, where we will see and can taste all the typical fruits and learn everything
about vegetables and other food products of the region.

3.DAY (SUNDAY): BOGOTÁ – NEIVA
Every Sunday some of the main streets of Bogotá are closed from 07AM to 02PM for the active Bogotans, that will
like to bike in the Colombian Capital. We will participate for some hours on the Ciclovía going by bike from the
center to the north getting to know parts of the modern north of Bogotá and Usaquén another beautiful colonial
quarter.
In the early afternoon, transfer to the airport and flight to Neiva. Upon arrival transfer to the Tatacoa desert, the
heat of the day is now gone and we will enjoy the sunset in the desert.
Transfer to our Hotel in Neiva. 1 Night including breakfast.




4.DAY (MONDAY): NEIVA - SAN AGUSTÍN
We begin a 4-5 hour overland trip on the road that follows the Magdalena River, to San Agustín. It is here, some of
the most significant archaeological relics in South America have been found. On arrival, transfer to hotel. In the
afternoon we we visit the San Agustín Archaeological Park, which is formed by the “Mesitas” and the “Fuente
Ceremonial de Lavapatas”. We end the day with a visit to the Archaeological Museum.

5.DAY (TUESDAY): SAN AGUSTÍN
After breakfast we will head to the famous strait of the Río Magdalena. Here, the longest river of Colombia narrows
and is just 2 meters wide. In the afternoon we continue to the nearby village of Isnos to see the Parque Arqueológico
(archeological park) where at the Alto de los Ídolos and Alto de las Piedras we will find some of the most impressive
tombs and statues in the country.

6.DAY (WEDNESDAY): SAN AGUSTÍN – POPAYÁN
We continue our Journey from San Agustin to Popayan (4-5 hours), crossing the beautiful Puracé National Natural
Park. We will observe some more Colombian landscapes as the andenean cloud forest and the Paramos. Arrival in
Popayan, also known as the white City. In the afternoon walking tour through Popayan. 1 Night including breakfast.

7. DAY: (THURSDAY): POPAYÁN – COFFEE REGION
Transfer from Popayan to the Coffee Region with a short stop in Buga, where the famous Basilica del Señor de los
Milagros is located. Further transfer to Armenia in the heart of the Coffee Region. 2 Nights at a Coffee Hacienda.




8. DAY: (FRIDAY): COFFEE REGION
After breakfast we visit the farm right next to the Hotel and learn everything about the Colombian Highland Coffee
in a technical and practical introduction to the coffee cultivation and production process of the Hacienda. In the
afternoon we visit the botanical gardenand the butterfly rising.

9. DAY: (SATURDAY): COFFEE REGION
Today we visit Valle de Cocora: With breathtaking landscapes, this is one of the most beautiful valleys in Colombia.
Here one will find the impressive “Palma de Cera”, the official Colombian national tree and one of the tallest species
of palm in the world. On the way back to Armenia, we visit Salento, a picturesque village with artisanal and crafts
shops.

10. DAY: (SUNDAY): COFFEE REGION – MEDELLÍN
In the morning time to relax at the Hacienda, afterwards transfer to Medellín (about 5 hours). Arrival the City of
eternal spring, where we will spend 2 Nights at a Hotel in the modern part El Poblado.




11. DAY: (MONDAY): MEDELLÍN
After breakfast we discover Medellín, a city which stands for the Change in Colombia, like no other place. Once
being a city know for many problems, Medellín recognizes itself nowadays for its friendly people, good weather and
its projects of social inclusion, like the Metrocable.
The tour starts in the heart of the center by exploring the San Antonio Park, Plaza de San Ignacio, the traditional
Avenida La Playa and the Sculpture Park, which contains more than 20 sculptures, donated by Maestro Fernando
Botero, a son of Antioquia and Colombia’s best-known artist.
We finish the tour with a trip by Metro and by Cable Car to the Biblioteca de España.




12. DAY: (TUESDAY): MEDELLÍN – CARTAGENA
Today we leave the andenean region of Colombia and fly directly to Cartagena at the Caribbean Coast. Arrival at
Cartagena de Indias and transfer to our Hotel located at the Old City. Today Cartagena is Colombia’s fifth largest
city, has the best preserved colonial architecture in the country and is one of the most famous vacation resorts - it
was declared a World Heritage by the UNSECO in 1984.
In the evening we take a first walk through the beautiful Old City of Cartagena. We spend 3 Nights in Cartagena.

13. DAY (WEDNESDAY): CARTAGENA
After breakfast transfer to the convent of La Popa (the highest point of the city) and the Castillo de San Felipe, an
immense fort filled with history and mysteries hidden in its stonewalled tunnels. Leaving the castle, we visit
the monument of Zapatos Viejos, the “Old Shoes”. In the afternoon time at leisure.




14. DAY (THURSDAY): CARTAGENA
Breakfast and day at leisure. Opportunity to take an optional half-day tour to La Boquilla, a fisherman’s village
about 30 minutes by car from Cartagena, where travelers will be taken by natives in dugout canoes through the
mangrove labyrinths of the swamps close by to the village. Or by Boat together with other tourists to one of 
the Rosario Islands to enjoy the white sanded beaches and the cristal water of the Caribbean. (optional tours, not
included)

15. DAY (FRIDAY): CARTAGENA – BOGOTÁ / FLIGHT HOME or EXTENSION
After breakfast time to enjoy the last hours in Colombia, transfer to the airport and flight home or departure to
optional extension program.



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April 20 th
May 11 th
June 22 nd
July 13 th
August 17 th
September 14 th
October 12 th
November 9 th
November 30th


HOTELS (or similar) Standard Category
Bogotá: Hotel Casa Deco (http://www.hotelcasadeco.com/)
Neiva: Hostería Matamundo (http://www.hosteriamatamundo.com/)
San Agustin: Hacienda Anacaona (http://www.anacaon-colombia.com/)
Popayan: Hotel La Plazuela (http://hotellaplazuela.com.co/en)
Zona Cafetera: Hotel Bosque de Saman Estandar (http://www.elbosquedelsaman.com/)
Medellín: La Campana Boutique (http://www.lacampanahotelboutique.com/)
Cartagena: Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (http://www.hoteldonpedrodeheredias.com)
HOTELS (or similar) De Luxe Category (better Hotels in Bogotá, Popayan, Medellín and
Cartagena)
Bogotá: Hotel La Opera (http://www.hotelopera.com.co/)
Neiva: Hostería Matamundo Junior Suite (http://www.hosteriamatamundo.com/)
San Agustin: Akawanka Lodge (http://hotelakawankalodge.com/)
Popayan: Dann Monasterio (http://www.hotelesdann.com)
Zona Cafetera: Hotel Bosque de Saman Superior (http://www.elbosquedelsaman.com/)
Medellín: Diez Hotel (http://www.diezhotel.com/)
Cartagena: Bovedas Santa Clara (http://www.bovedasdesantaclara.com/)



PRICE
Conditions and special information:
Tour starts with a minimum of 2 participants
No hotel and flight allotments
Price is quoted on 4 pax basis but operated from 2 pax
 Standard category Superior category
 per Person in double room: USD 2520 USD 2950
 supplement: USD 525 USD 805

Included services:
 All transfers and transportation in good, well-equipped vehicles: automobiles, vans and buses
Overnight in the hotels mentioned or similar including breakfasts (partly American breakfast, partly buffet)
Bilingual local travel guides
All other services mentioned in the program: walks, excursions and meals
Entrance tickets
High interest information material
Domestic flights: Bogotá – Neiva / Medellín – Cartagena – Bogotá
Services not included:
 Personal expenses and tips
Services not mentioned in the program




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