- Explore Bogotá’s historic Candelaria District.
- Learn the history of Bogotá and wander the lively Plaza de Paloquemao market.
- Learn the secrets of first-class coffee in Quindío.
- Travel by bicycle around the City of Eternal Spring, Medellin.
- Explore the flower growing traditions of Santa Elena.
- Indulge in Medellín’s incredible transformation into a thriving hub of culture and art.
- Explore Cartagena’s UNESCO-protected architecture with a private guide.
- • Relax at an idyllic Caribbean resort in the beautiful Rosario Islands.
Visit Paloquemao market, abundant with fresh food and flowers, and offers a great insight into the life and customs of Bogotanos. La Candelaria is Bogota’s heart and soul, from its humble beginnings this is the oldest part of the city and the Plaza Bolivar (Main Square) are high on any visitor’s agenda. The Square is the focal point of this historic part of the city.With your guide the next stops will be the Gold Museum. The Museum is within the premises of the Banco de la Republica, and is one of the finest collections of Pre Hispanic gold in the world. This is a “must see” when in Bogotá, with more than 35,000 pieces of pre-Colombian gold works in the collection. The golden raft is one of the focal point of the display and was the driving force in the Spaniards quest to find El Dorado.
For many people, this is the heart and soul of Colombia, its cultural epicentre. With every turn, a spectacular panorama changes your perspective, from the rolling hillsides of fertile coffee plantations to plunging valleys and bold elevations. Campesino or rural life continues as it has done for centuries harvesting coffee, plantains (a type of banana) and many other fruits in this lush and fertile land.
Today’s tour will take you from the far northeast of Quindío to the beautiful Valle Cocora where the magnificent Wax Palm grows, in one of its few natural habitats, then onto the first settlement in Quindío of the modern era. As you enter into Salento, the first stop, you know you are in the coffee region of Colombia.Starting at the collection and drop off point for horse riders and jeeps from Salento, the trek heads north and then down into the valley, passing the trout farm that supplies most of the restaurants in the town.
There will be excellent photographic opportunities of the incredible backdrop of the Wax Palm tree and the central cordillera of Los Nevados National Park.
Today you return to the airport as your adventures continue to Medellin. This is the second largest city in Colombia and regarded as one of the most important, in business, politics, and fashion and of course nightlife! For years Medellin had a tarnished reputation, but has now risen above this “Mala Fama” (Bad reputation) and is now one of most exciting cities in South America. It is now regarded as one of the safest cities in South America.Medellin is famous for its “Feria de las Flores” which happens every August for a week. The Feria is a carnival atmosphere with processions of flower growers, music, dance and the arts. Medellin is also the home town of Fernando Botero, probably Colombia’s most recognised artist to date. His oversized depictions of Colombian life, people and world issues are exhibited throughout the country most notably in the Botero Museum in Bogota and Medellin’s own Museo de Antioquia.
Today’s tour offers you the opportunity to experience the city from a different perspective. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just enjoy going for a leisurely ride once in a while, the tour is suitable for all levels of fitness.After a brief introduction, you will start the tour, passing by one of the city’s main universities, the Botanical Garden, Planetarium and Parque Explora interactive museum until you reach Moravia. This quaint, authentic neighbourhood, once used as the city’s garbage dump, has been undergoing a significant transformation, thanks to a range of urban development projects. As you ride through Moravia’s maze-like streets, you will have the chance to experience the bustling atmosphere of daily life in Medellin’s most densely populated neighbourhood.
Cartagena’s rich history, diverse culture and energy absorbs every visitor allowing them a glimpse into the past and a chance to relax in superb surroundings.
Today will give you the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the Caribbean. A fast motor boat departs directly from the pier and will take you on a 60 minute ride through the Bay of Cartagena to the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Rosario Island archipelago. This group of 27 islands is surrounded by coral reefs, and is the perfect location to go snorkeling and swimming from the pristine white sandy beaches.
On arrival at the island you will have time to relax, sunbathe and enjoy a swim and refreshment. After lunch you will have time to relax and enjoy a final swim in the Caribbean before returning to Cartagena on your speedboat.
Today, you can sleep in and relax, or get up early and watch the city come to life. You have the entire morning to yourselves, to explore Cartagena as you see fit.At the appropriate time, we will bring you to the airport for your journey home. Your host will help you to check-in to your international flight and wish you buen viaje!
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- A Kuoda host to assist you in every location
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
- All gratuities
- International flights to and from your home country
- Travel insurance
- Meals not specified
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