THE DISCOVERY

Cross Colombia like a bird’s flight to discover its perfect mosaic-like lanscapes

A trip where nature and culture balance harmoniously to get you into the marvels of Colombia’s vast diversity.

You will discover

  • Bogotá
  • Salento
  • Valle del Cocora
  • Otún Quimbaya
  • Los Nevados
  • Medellín
  • Tayrona
  • Carthagène

Price

3 129 €

Duration

15 days / 14 nights.

Food

Half-board.

CO2 production

207 kg of CO2.

Itinerary

You will be recieved by Colombie Célestine at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá.

Early in the day, you will enjoy a guided tour in English of the Eastern hills, the natural heritage of the Bogota people. Our path naturally leads to the Quinta Bolivar museum, where the objects and the garden of the Libertador, kept in order, tell you about the birth of the Colombian nation.


The afternoon is dedicated to La Candelaria, a colorful historic center and Plaza Bolivar. The day ends with the ascent by cable car to Montserrate.

The morning is spent lookinf for the myth of El Dorado. Some minutes to reach the authentic Gold Museum. Leaving the museum, we cross the galleries of artisans, including the Rivas passage.


The afternoon is dedicated for the transfer to the village of Salento, located in the coffee region. Bogotá-Armenia or Bogotá-Pereira flight.

You climb in a Jeep Willys and, in a few laps, you dive into the Cocora Valley. Measuring up to 60 meters in height, the wax palm trees, endemic to Quindío, are classified as species protected by the Colombian government.


Returning to the village, our jeep takes you down to the coffee farm. You enjoy a peaceful night in a typical farm of the region.

This day is dedicated to making a complete visit of the farm that allows you to understand the production as well as to meet its actors.


You will also participate in a rigorous tasting workshop.

This morning, you leave the farm to reach the sanctuary of flora and fauna Otun Quimbaya. Here you can watch a wide variety of birds, insects and small mammals.


In the afternoon you take the height and climb the flanks of the Nevado del Ruiz to reach one of Celestine's favorite places. Between the poetic mists of the hot springs and the musical flights of hummingbirds, immerse yourself in a hot bath and relax your body.

You enjoy the hot springs before go to Medellín. In the evening, you will discover the city of eternal spring while going for a walk in the neighborhood.

Using its famous metro, we go to the center, where we initially visit the center of the city. Among our discoveries of the day, we are going to find the Parque Bolivar, Plaza Botero and the Antioquia Museum.


At the end of the afternoon, we witness the sunset in the heights of Pueblito Paisa, where a 360 ° viewpoint allows us to relive the history of the city.

We leave the hotel after breakfast, to immerse ourselves in an emblematic Neighborhood of Colombia: Comuna 13. With its artists we will see the face of the contemporary Medellin, previously known as the most dangerous city in the world.

 

The evening is dedicated to Salsa. We take you for an exotic trip to a favorite bar in Medellin, known for its bohemian atmosphere and its projects to enhance the musical and dancing heritage.

After breakfast at the hotel we go to Rionegro airport to fly to the city of Santa Marta, located in the Caribbean Sea. We leave the city of Santa Marta to go to our hotel, located at the foot of Colombia's highest mountain, The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, considered by Tayrona culture as "the Heart or center of the universe" .


You dive into the middle of the Sierra Nevada rainforest (3 to 4 hours of walking with a local guide) until you find Tayronaka, a small Tayrona town which today serves as a museum. When you feel ready, you float down the San Diego River to its mouth.

The day is dedicated to the discovery of the Tayrona National Natural Park.

We take the road to Cartagena de Indias (around 5 hours driving). After settling in at the hotel, you will discover one of the most important port cities on the American continent.


Our guide goes with you to the Clock tower, to the monument of the founder Don Pedro de Heredia, as well as to the Church of San Pedro Claver, among others, emphasizing at each step the different architectural influences.


While the reveller tourists still sleep, you embark in a canoe to discover an unusual Cartagena. Here, you appreciate the amazing ecosystem of mangroves but also cross the path of an entire people, that of the fishermen of La Boquilla. You continue your tour of the city with the breeze and watch the Caribbean Sea from its majestic fortifications.

You will enjoy a last walk in the charming streets of Cartagena de Indias before being driven to the international airport of Rafael Núñez for your international flight.

  1. Bogota.
  2. Salento – Los Nevados NNP.
  3. Medellin.
  4. Santa Marta – Tayrona NNP.
  5. Cartagena.
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You will appreciate

  • Several natural parks visited.
  • A coffee tour at a “Hacienda”.
  • A hot spring visit at an elevation of 3700 meters.
  • A walk amongst giant palm trees.
  • A weaving workshop with an Arhuaco family.
  • A touch of salsa dancing.
  • A taste of gastronomy.
    2 native trees planted as a contribution per person.
  • Accommodation
  • Dates and Price
  • Sustainable tourism
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Our accommodations are carefully selected for their comfort but also their commitment to respect their environment. The stars we assign are the synthesis of these two criteria.

They are adapted to their geographic and climatic conditions.

  • In towns and villages, we offer 3 to 4 star hotels. Most of the rooms have air conditioning.
  • In nature reserves, we offer a selection of ecolodges and natural accommodation. We work with our partners to offer you the greatest possible comfort in remote areas bathed in lush nature.

Dates :    

  • All year.

Price :    

  • 3 129€ / person.
  • Double room - *Private single room accommodation add 450€

​​Group size :    

  • From 4 people.

Environmental and social responsibility : Strong. By visiting Otun Quimbaya and Tayrona NNP, you help reduce deforestation and protect the species living there. You will also allow community tourism associations such as Yarumo Blanco in Otun Quimbaya, to promote respect and identity towards the territory's natural, cultural and social heritage.

  • Tayrona NNP: This park has ecosystems that house a great variety and number of plant species, such as the spiny, dry, humid and cloud forests, as well as the different coastal marine ecosystems. In addition, for indigenous communities this park constitutes an essential part of their "ancestral territory", and there are sacred sites which must be protected and respected within the framework of the cultural heritage of humanity.

  • Coffee farm: By visiting this farm you allow to add value to the coffee chain, as well as encourage the organic production of food.

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