Colombia will fill you with awe as you take in the well-preserved colonial homes and Spanish castle walls. Marvel at the subterranean cathedrals and a city’s rebirth seen through displays of public artwork. Your custom tailored tour will immerse you in a country unlike any other with panoramas of Bogota’s glinting rooftops set beneath Andean peaks and the unique architecture of Medellin’s public library, which resembles black boulders propped against the hillside. Whether lingering on a...
Bogota – Arrive in the Bustling Capital of Colombia
Bogota dances to the traditional rhythm of salsa music that fills the hearts and souls of Bogotanos, represented in the bright artwork that drapes over the walls of the city, on the dance floors in the vibrant clubs, and in the cafes in which the delicate aromas of tropical fruits blend with traditional flavors made anew. Your flight will land at El Dorado Airport where you will meet your private transfer at baggage claim. Your first views of the city will come in the form of the rustic-red hues of the sunlight that bounces off of the rooftops and bricks built around the residential buildings that hug the slopes of the Andean hillsides.
The green forest carpets the summit of Cerro de Monserrate as it rises out of the city’s northeast topped with an opulent church and panoramic views of the city. You can see the funicular traversing the slopes to reach the peak before returning to the hill’s base. Colonial homes border the cobblestone streets in the historical district known as La Candelaria, which was established in the 16th century. The church of San Francisco was erected in the 1560s and decorated with a large wooden altar surrounded by gold leaf-covered columns.
It is the oldest church in the city, having survived earthquakes and tumultuous governments. You will take in the riots of color draping the colonial structures of the historical neighborhood, along with adorning walls and buildings around the city. The murals share the stories of Colombia’s past and contemporary living conditions, acting as satire, political rebellion, or even cultural celebration for artists and communities across Bogota, as seen through the unique portrayal of the country’s birdlife on a wall overlooking the brick walkway of La Candelaria.
Bogota – Enjoy a Historical City Tour to View the City’s Museums and Culture
Villa de Leyva – Discover the Tiers and Layers of the Salt Cathedral
Medellin – Tour the Charm of Villa de Leyva before Transferring to Medellin
Medellin – Explore Medellin’s Vibrant History and Surrounding Landscape
Cartagena – Fly to Cartagena for a Walking Tour of the Antique City Center
Cartagena – Relish a Day at Leisure to Explore or Relax as you Prefer