A Taste of Colombia

COL-56 / 7-day Trip

Bogotá, Coffee area & Caribbean Coast

A Taste of Colombia
OVERVIEW

A taste of Colombia


Day 1 Arrival in Bogotá
Day 2 Bogotá – Full day city tour
Day 3 Hacienda & coffee tour
Day 4 Orchid tour at “La Romelia” farm
Day 5 Cartagena & City walk
Day 6 Cartagena & City tour
Day 7 Departure
ITINERARY
Day 1

Arrival in Bogotá
Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Bogotá – Full day city tour
Full day private city tour to the historic part of Bogotá. After breakfast, enjoy the historic center of the city on foot. Meeting with the guide in the hotels lobby. Start the tour in the charming colonial area known as La Candelaria. From here visit the world famous gold museum, the Plaza Bolivar and go by cable car to the Monserrate Sanctuary, at 3152 m, overlooking the city. A quick visit to the museum of the famous Colombian artist Botero is also an option. Duration 6-7 hours.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Hacienda & coffee tour
Early pick up at hotel in Bogotá and morning flight to Manizales or Pereira. Meeting in the airport and transfer downhill to a lush and quiet valley with beautiful views to the coffee plantations to the Hacienda Venecia.
Check in to the main House, which is the oldest building at the Coffee Farm, with close to a hundred years of history. The architecture shows a traditional Bahareque construction, typical of the period of Antioquian colonisation, consisting of bamboo and clay walls with red tiled roofs.
The Hacienda is surrounded by beautiful gardens, terraces, pool and a bamboo quiosco perfectly suited to enjoy the charm and smell of the Coffee fields.
Lunch in the charming kitchen.
In the afternoon, you will have a guided tour of the Hacienda Venecia’s own coffee plantations and coffee factory. The coffee farm has won several prizes for its excellent coffee and during this tour you will see how the coffee is produced, processed, and finally learn how to make a really good espresso!
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Orchid tour at “La Romelia” farm
After breakfast, transport to Finca La Romelia. Finca Romelia is a family project that was born out of Jose and Marisa’s love of nature. They have dedicated most of their lives to agriculture and to the collection, study and conservation of orchids amongst other plants as a hobby. This has always been done hand in hand with the restoration of the native flora and preservation of the wildlife.
Once arriving to the finca the tour starts along the natural paths that cross the crops, native forests and water sources at the farm.
Afterwards, the most vivid part of this tour begins: the guided tour to the orchid nursery and farmhouse. This unique experience opens the mind of the visitor to the wonders of the agricultural production, and is a great example of how it can go hand in hand with conservation and protection of native flora and fauna.
The visitors will enjoy more than 6000 orchid plants, an interesting variety of carnivorous plants and around 122 species of wild birds. On top of this, you will find small forests, fresh water bodies that cross between the mountains, and avocado, yuca and citrus crops. All of this is accompanied by spectacular views of the mountains.
Lunch at the Farmhouse and return to Venecia. Rest of the day free to relax by the pool or to explore the surroundings at the Coffee Farm.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Cartagena & City walk
We leave the coffee farm and head for the Caribbean! Transfer to the nearest airport and domestic flight to Cartagena. From the airport you are picked up and driven 20 minutes to a hotel in the historic part of Cartagena. In the late afternoon/early evening, walk the old town of Cartagena with a private English-speaking guide. It is a romantic city, full of legends and history, immaculately preserved by an impressive 13 km long stonewall. The old part of the city is a declared World Heritage Site, with its maze of cobble alleys, huge balconies, massive churches and charming plazas. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to appreciate the beautiful evening illumination of this romantic city.
Included meals:Breakfast

Day 6

Cartagena & City tour
In the morning, meeting with the guide and continue exploring historic Cartagena. Start the tour by visiting the San Felipe Fortress, the most technically advanced military building during Spanish colonial times, then visit the old “Popa” Monastery where you will have a wonderful view of the city. Between these two places, visit the popular marketplace of Bazurto where fruits, vegetables and fish are traded by the locals, most of them descendants of the slaves of the colonial times. Cartagena is perhaps Colombia’s most beautiful and interesting town. It was founded in 1533 and was, during the colonial period, the main Spanish port on the Caribbean coast and primary gateway to South America to receive slaves and to send treasures to Europe. In the evening there will be free time for shopping, and perhaps to enjoy a drink on the old fortress walls, overlooking the sunset on the Caribbean.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Cartagena – Transfer to the airport for flight connection
Transfer to the airport for your international connection or domestic flight. End of service.
Included meals: Breakfast

PRICING
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INCLUDED

  • Local English speaking guides during tours
  • Private transportation throughout the entire program
  • 2 nights in shared double rooms in Bogota
  • 2 nights in shared double rooms at Hacienda Venecia
  • 2 night in shared double rooms in Cartagena
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals as specified in the day to day itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the “Included” list
HOTEL LIST

BOGOTA: Hotel Casa Deco or similar

MANIZALES: Hacienda Venecia-Main house or similar

CARTAGENA: Hotel 3 Banderas or similar

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Tags: Colombia, Nature & Culture, Cartagena, Bogotá, Extension, Coffee, Manizales, Romelia