Classic Colombia

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What we came up with

Colombia is a country as richly diverse as the coffee it grows in such abundance. From these lush plantations, to the bustling city life of Bogota, and the rugged landscape of the Tayrona National Park, the infamous past of Colombia has been left behind, and we're desperate to keep up.

— Will, Original Travel Expert

Itinerary Highlights

  • The Coffee Region - 4 Days
    The region of Quindío lies in the mountainous coffee triangle of Colombia, and nestled in this location is Hacienda Buenavista. The retreat is an adult's only boutique hotel, set amid 100 acres of working farm and orange groves, producing avocado, passion fruit, plantains, and mandarins. A nearby waterfall, a dip in the solar heated infinity pool as well as the chance to indulge in an al fresco picnic will appeal to adventurers and those in need of relaxation in equal measure.

  • Bogota - 3 Days
    A trip to Colombia's capital, Bogota, is next on the cards. This is a cosmopolitan city, and with a recent and rather substantial investment, the infrastructure, security and aesthetics have had a much needed revamp. A stay at the gloriously chic Four Seasons Casa Medina Bogota is the ideal base from which to explore the eclectic city beyond. Taking the funicular railway or cable car to the top of Monserrate hill will give you the opportunity to take in the panorama from the church atop the peak. Zona Rosa will bring the evening into full force with its metropolis of clubs, bars and gourmet restaurants tempting you in.

  • Cartagena - 4 Days
    Cartagena is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's not hard to see why. A warrne of colourful streets open out on to plaza's, which buzz with city life. Cartagena's walled old city is itself a fortress, and around the city there are others to visit; notably Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, generally considered to be the greatest ever built by the colonising Spanish. Exuding a feel of the colonial era, with hints of Caribbean and contemporary styles mixed in, the Casa San Agustin is the place to stay while visiting Cartagena. Chic and traditionally designed interiors with gourmet restaurants and even a complimentary cocktail on arrival, you'll be well looked after when a long day of exploring comes to its end.

  • Tayrona National Park - 5 Days
    Hidden amongst the secluded beaches of the Sierra Nevada in Santa Marta, and just a few miles from Tayrona National Park lies Merecumbe Hotel. The last stop off in this Colombian adventure, the views and choir of buzzing cicadas create an oasis for guests looking to truly unwind. Alternatively a massage on the beach or an hour of yoga will really do the trick. With access to some of the most truly stunning beaches in the world due to its prime location by the National Park, nature lovers are going to be in a state of total bliss. The food is as fresh as the rain water at Merecumbe hotel, all grown locally or caught daily, so after a day of adventure a big appetite is most definitely necessary.

A rough idea of price

A similar itinerary would cost from £3,890 per person which includes all flights, hotels, transfers and organised trips.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Key Stats

All year except April/May and September/October
Couples, Honeymooners, Families with Older Kids
Price PP (Inc Flights)


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