Day 1 Bogotá
Arrive in Bogotá at any time. There are no planned activities so check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Officially named Bogotá, D.C. (Capital District), and once known as Santa Fe de Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia is home to more than seven million inhabitants. The city is located at an elevation of about 2,650m (8,660 ft) on a plateau in the Andes mountains. Modern Bogotá offers residents and visitors a wide variety of activities and amenities, combined with the picturesque beauty of its cultural and architectural past. Enjoy colonial churches and pre-colombian art in contrast with the futuristic high-rise buildings of a busy metropolis. Perhaps you might enjoy a visit to the National Museum of Colombia (one of the oldest museums on the continent and holding more than 20,000 pieces), La Plaza de Bolivar (government buildings at the heart of the city dating back through several eras), the Gold Museum, or one of its many historical churches (Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Ignacio, the Cathedral situated in La Plaza de Bolívar, La Tercera San Diego and the sanctuary of Monserrate). You may also wish to take a walk around (and maybe a little shopping) at some of its more interesting and trendy neighbourhoods including La Candelaria, La Macarena, Parque de la 93, La Zona T, and Monserrate. La Zona Rosa (bars and restaurants), La Zona G(International Cuisine) and Monserrate Santuary, and City view point.
Day 2-3 Medellin (2B)
Enjoy some free time in lively Bogotá before boarding our flight to Medellin. Explore the city famous for being the home to Pablo Escobar and enjoy a city tour.
Day 4 Santa Marta
Fly from Medellin to Santa Marta in the afternoon. Enjoy the coastal town and explore the shops.
Days 5-7 Taganga/Tayrona National Park (1B,1L,1D)
Travel by bus to Santa Marta and continue to Taganga, we use this as our base to explore the surrounding beaches, villages and Tayrona National Park, renowned for its unique combination of coral formations and jungle vegetation. Enjoy a chance to sleep in hammocks while in the National Park. We will visit the pre-Hispanic village of Pueblito while hiking through forests, waterfalls, and lookouts with great views of the Sierra Nevada. Make sure to try the great seafood.
Days 8-10 Cartagena
Travel by bus to Cartagena. Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of this beautiful city while learning about its fabled past. Continue with the exploration of the town by foot and visit some museums like: Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Inquisition, Museum of Gold and Naval Museum Explore the town by foot or take a“Chiva” ride at night to get a feeling of this vibrant Colombian city. You can visit Playa Blanca, take a boat to the Islas del Rosario National Park with its stunning beaches, or soak in the crater of the Totumo mud volcano. A Unesco World Heritage Site on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena is Colombia's most famous and most visited city. Tourists are most attracted to the remarkably intact historic walled colonial city ("ciudad amurallada") and the beachfront area of Bocagrande. An included city tour will show us the highlights of Cartagena: The fortress known as Castillo de San Felipe, La Popa hill viewpoint which overlooks the city and harbour, and sightseeing the city's churches (Iglesia de San Pedro Claver, La Catedral, Iglesia de Santo Domingo , to end up taking a glimpse of the modern Bocagrande area).
Day 11 Bogotá
After breakfast catch a flight back to Colombia's capital city for one final night on the town. Approximate Distance: 950km Estimated Travel Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (By flight)
Day 12 Bogotá (1B)
Depart at any time.