Customized Luxury Colombia Tours Experience a Custom-Designed Luxury Trip to Magical Colombia Customized Luxury Colombia Tours DEFINE HOW YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE LUXURY IN COLOMBIA With options to hike through cloud forests, wander coffee farms, sip a latte overlooking the city, enjoy the perfect weather on the beach, or a bit of everything Colombia has to offer, you really can’t go wrong with a trip to this bewitching country. A trip to Colombia is a journey through time, including the modern capital of Bogota with its famous street art, the verdant coffee region, beautiful national parks, Medellín, known as the City of Eternal Spring – Medellín, the old Colonial port city and beaches of Cartagena, and so much more! Signature Colombia Itineraries Although your itinerary will be entirely personalized to your interests and requests, we’ve pulled together a few sample Colombia tour itineraries to give you an idea of what’s possible. Whether it’ll be a luxury tour of Colombia or a family vacation, these itineraries are a great starting point for your trip planning. ADVENTURING THROUGH PAST & PRESENT COLOMBIA 10D / 9N EXPLORING THE WONDERS OF MAGICAL COLOMBIA 10D / 9N A HONEYMOON ADVENTURE IN WONDROUS COLOMBIA 16D / 15N COLOMBIA, LAND OF BIRDS 12D / 11N COLONIAL TOWNS OF COLOMBIA 14D / 13N CULTURAL COLOMBIA AWAITS 15D / 14N LET’S PLAN YOUR TRIP *We'll be in touch within one business day, matching you with an expert Kuoda travel designer who will turn your travel dreams into reality. Contact us today! Your Trip Where would you like to go?PeruEcuadorColombiaChileBoliviaArgentinaMore than one country Level of accommodations?5 star (luxury)4 star (first class)3 star (boutique) Your Details DESTINATIONS TO DISCOVER IN COLOMBIA Before we get started on helping you to piece together your perfect Colombia vacation, take a look at some of Colombia’s most beloved destinations for inspiration as to what you would like to see included on your Colombia luxury tour. BOGOTA COFFEE REGION CARTAGENA MEDELLIN GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL TO COLOMBIA Local Time (COT (UTC−5 )) Bogota, Colombia Capital City Colombia Population: Approx. 48 million Official Languages: Spanish, English, Palenquero Official Currency: Colombian Peso (COP) 7 designated UNESCO sites JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC When to travel to Colombia? Being near to Ecuador where the Equator lies, the climate is quite stable. The dry season runs from December to March, and it’s recommended to avoid a visit in the more humid season from April to November, when heavy rains are likely. It is better to adapt travels to these indications, and to take into account differences in regions: for example, the Amazon with its tropical and humid climate; cooler at altitude; semi-desert in Guajira. Mid-December to mid-January brings Colombian vacations, and so can be busy country-wide. For the Andes, April to June and September to November are the rainy season, and so it’s recommended to come in other months where you can enjoy a temperature of 18-24 degrees Celsius (64-75 Fahrenheit). In the capital Bogotá the climate can be a little less welcoming than other corners, with a rainy season of April-May and September-December, and temperatures of 12-18 Celsius (53-64 Fahrenheit. For the coast, it’s best to look to the dry season between December and March, a nice 27 Celsius (80 Fahrenheit) and a refreshing breeze. Talk to a Kuoda travel designer today to find out when is the best time for you to experience the best in luxury travel to Colombia. Why You should Visit Colombia Coffee! Colombia produces some of the world’s best coffee and is the world’s third largest coffee exporter! And Colombia’s unique geography has a lot to do with why these beans are some of the most coveted around. The Colombian coffee belt between Cali, Bogotá, and Medellín provides the perfect conditions for growing coffee: 1) altitude (between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level), 2) wet tropical climate, and 3) volcanic soil! These three factors result in a rich yet mild coffee aroma and flavor. Tayrona National Park Tayrona National Park is a Colombian treasure. Here, you will find the unique communion of Caribbean coast and thick tropical jungle. The Tayrona people originally thrived in this area of Colombia before the Spanish conquest, and you can see their lasting footprint here in the complex archaeological ruins on the edge of the park. The park is also known for its incredible biodiversity, housing over 770 plant species, 100 mammal species, 1000 marine species, and 300 bird species. The Lost City Colombia’s Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) is an archaeological wonder, originally constructed in around 800 A.D. by the Tairona people and predating Machu Picchu. But unlike Machu Picchu, you can only get there by trekking 46 kilometers round-trip! This is the adventure of a lifetime if you are looking to connect with Colombia’s rich cultural history, as well as some of the country’s unparalleled landscapes. The Beauty and History of Cartagena The Colombian city of Cartagena has many nicknames such as the “Jewel of the Caribbean,” “The Walled City,” and “The Door to the Americas.” It is a city with a huge personality that is only matched by its truly fascinating history. Real life pirates of the Caribbean constantly invaded Cartagena in the 16th and 17th centuries to steal the Spaniard’s gold bounty, so the Spaniards built a walled fortress about twenty meters thick and eleven kilometers long! Today, Cartagena’s fortress provides a breathtaking contrast to the modern skyscrapers, and sprawling beaches. Colombian Art Art runs through Colombia’s cultural veins as evidenced by the ornate ceramics found in this area dating back to 3,000 B.C. – this is earlier than any ceramics found in any other part of the Americas. Today, vibrant Colombian artistic expression lives on in the figurative work of Fernando Botero. Botero is most known for his larger-than-life depictions of the human form in both his paintings and sculptures. You can walk amongst 23 of his wonderfully exaggerated sculptures in Plaza Botero in Medellín! Mouthwatering and Surprising Food Colombian food is on the up and up in international culinary circles, and considering its wealth of diverse ingredients and cooking methods, it’s not hard to see why! Colombian cuisine is not just one thing – it combines Caribbean flavors like coconut and fresh seafood, with jungle staples like plantains and yucca, and rich hearty stews of the Andes, like one of Colombia’s national dishes called Ajiaco. Your taste buds will thank you for a trip to Colombia!