Colombia is a country of passion and romance, charm, and opulence. With emerald rainforests and sapphire waters, colorful colonial houses and a rich tradition of coffee cultivation, your custom tailored tour will blend ardor and adventure for an unforgettable exploration of Colombia’s culture and treasures. Wander deep into an ancient salt mine to discover a detailed subterranean cathedral and move next to bask in the unique character of Colombia’s most famous artist. Share in the thrilling...
Bogota – Arrive in Colombia’s Bustling Capital City
Bogota embodies the vibrancy of its country with a gathering of people from over Colombia to bring a diverse blend of contemporary culture and colonial history, indigenous heritage and passionate traditions. As your plane descends into El Dorado Airport, you can see the red hue of the brick buildings spreading across the cityscape to the distant mountains. The lush greenery of Cerro de Monserrate rises out of the northeastern edge of the city with the singular hills that tower above the cobblestone streets of the historical district known as La Candelaria.
Your plane will land, and your private transfer will greet you at baggage claim ready to whisk you both away to your luxurious hotel that overlooks the colonial cobblestone streets. Street vendors cook corn over charcoal grills, brushing the edges of the kernels with butter as others pull carts through the streets to offer tinto, Colombian coffee, to business people passing by in the financial district. Salsa music spills out of a favorite downtown salsa bar surrounded by shops, restaurants, and food carts making fresh arepas. Local bands play live in the dark recesses of the club for an incredible atmosphere of fiery music and dance moves. You will soon arrive at your hotel where you and your partner will indulge in the comforts of the colonial charms blended with contemporary sophistication.
Bogota – Embark on a Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour of Bogota
Pereira – Visit Sabana de Bogota, Zipaquira Cathedral, and Fly to Pereira
Pereira – Savor the Scenery in Cocora Valley, Salento, and Filandia
Pereira – Enjoy an In-Depth Tour and Tasting at a Local Coffee Plantation
Cartagena – Venture to the Charming Coastal City of Cartagena
Cartagena – Delight in a Half-Day Culinary Tour of City’s Various Cultures
Cartagena – Discover the Vibrant Pleasures of the Rosario Archipelago
Cartagena – Depart for Home
- Traverse the spectacular scenery of the Bogota Savanna before wandering the subterranean walkways and galleries of the Zipaquira Salt Mine Cathedral
- Delight in the sensual aromas of freshly brewed coffee during your private tour of a coffee plantation in the splendor of the Quindío region
- Cherish the flavors of traditional cuisine in Cartagena during a guided food tour that will showcase the blending of cultures in the city on the Caribbean coast
- Dig your toes into the powdery white sand of Playa Blanca while exploring the pristine Rosario Archipelago
- Enjoy the adventure of the Cocora Valley trails when venturing to find the soaring wax palm trees, which grow upwards of 200 feet tall
- Relish the elaborate array of colors on display in the Botero Museum, which often imitate the inspiring hues of the antique colonial structures
- Indulge in the romance of lavish accommodation, unparalleled scenery, and charming antique streets
Discovering the charms of Colombia during your 9-day tour will combine the thrills of exploration with the comforts of luxury, crafting the perfect couple’s tour for a unique tropical escape. Your getaway will begin with your arrival at El Dorado Airport in Bogota. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim and escort you both to a luxurious hotel that combines contemporary luxury, classic charm, and a fabulous location overlooking the colonial streets.
Begin the next day as your guide will meet you at your hotel after breakfast to escort you on an in-depth tour of the colonial mansions, grand plazas, and incredible museums that exhibit Colombia’s rich traditions of art and captivating artifacts. In the afternoon, you and your partner can take the funicular to the top of Monserrate to enjoy the sweeping panorama of the city. The next day, you will cross through the beautiful plains of the Bogota Savanna en route to the Salt Mine Cathedral of Zipaquira. Spend time to wander the marvelous tunnels and cavernous naves before returning to El Dorado Airport for your flight to Pereira. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim to lead you to a stunning hacienda with views to the enchanting countryside.
Wander next to the Andean foothills on trails that lead to the Cocora Valley to discover the amazing figures of wax palms. Continue to the colonial towns of Salento and Filandia to relax in the laidback atmosphere and the magnificent historical architecture. Explore the hillsides the following day as you visit a coffee plantation to learn the art of cultivation in the region with a step-by-step tour before sampling the celebrated coffees for yourself. The next day, you will travel from Pereira to Cartagena, the pearled city on the Caribbean Sea. Your private transfer will collect you at the Rafael Nunez Airport before leading you to your gorgeous hotel that blends colonial embellishments with romantic seclusion and contemporary luxuries. Indulge in the passion of the Caribbean atmosphere with the remainder of the day at your leisure.
The following day is yours to explore the traditions of the Old Town on a culinary tour of the city. Delight in the flavors of the combined heritages that are embodied in the city’s cuisine with the remainder of the day yours to bask in the pleasures of the seaside. The next day, you will have a full-day tour of the Rosario Islands where you can relax on the white sand of Playa Blanca or dip into the water to snorkel along the stunning coral reef. Visit the celebrated aquarium or linger in a seaside restaurant to watch the waves lap at the shore. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escorts you both to Rafael Nunez Airport for your flight home.
$4,090 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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