Art, Culture & Cuisine Of Colombia
Bogotá, Medellin, Comuna 13, Medellín, Cartagena
Delve into breathtaking Colombia with Luxury Gold and discover a land of unspoiled natural beauty, history and culture. Meet locals, gain VIP access to famous sites and indulge in delicious regional flavors along the way.
Our prices start from4,595 LAND ONLY
10 Days • GUIDED • 18 MealsOperated Tour
- 9 nights accommodation
- Services of a Traveling Concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Restrictions apply.
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To Bogotá
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at El Dorado International Airport, you will be welcomed and taken to the Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia. Situated in the buzzing Zona T area, you'll find yourself just steps away from the city's best shopping, nightlife and cafes. Meet your traveling concierge and fellow travelers for a glass of sparkling wine before transferring from your hotel to esteemed local restaurant, Harry Sasson, one of the best in Bogotá.
Day 2 - Highights of Bogotá
A full buffet breakfast awaits you at your hotel this morning. You are transported to the Gold Museum for a private before-hours guided tour by a local expert. You'll see an extraordinary selection of pre-Hispanic gold work, ceramic and textiles from pre-Colombian cultures. Afterwards, take a guided walking tour of La Candelaria, a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the city, where you'll find the Primada Cathedral, Botero Museum and Bolívar Square. The latter is Bogotá's main square and hosts the statue of Simón Bolívar, which was sculpted in 1846 and was the first public monument in the city. Take a cable car to Monserrate Hill, where you'll capture striking views of Bogotá from above. You'll enjoy lunch at San Isidro restaurant before heading for a coffee tasting experience or "coffee baptism" where you'll learn about premium coffee products.
Day 3 - Paloquemao Market And Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
This morning, enjoy time at leisure in Bogotá. Ask your traveling concierge for tips on cafes, shops and museums to head to. Later, take a guided visit to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, a fascinating underground Roman Catholic Church built within the tunnels of a salt mine. Transfer from Zipaquirá to Andres Carne de Res, a decadently decorated bar and restaurant, aesthetically an eccentric combination of Moulin Rouge and Alice in Wonderland. Expect bright lights, theatrical service and colorful ceramic cows.
Day 4 - Bogotá To Medellín
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your included flight to Medellín. On arrival you'll head to a demonstration of Paso Fino horses. Journey to the quaint mountainside town of Santa Elena where you'll have lunch at a local restaurant. Move on to your VIP visit of a local finca. While here you'll meet the silletero or flower farmer, who will lead you around the property's grounds while they talk to you about how flowers are cultivated and how Colombia has become the second largest exporter of cut flowers.
Day 5 - Medellín And Comuna 13
Wake for a before-hours private visit to the Antioquia Museum, housing one of the largest art collections of Fernando Botero. You'll be guided by the museum director, as you explore his iconic works. Meet a local personality and learn how Medellin overcame its dangerous history to become a model city and haven for American retirees. Following your meeting, you'll have time to wander around Plaza Botero, before moving on to Comuna 13, using the city's famous escalator system. Meet your expert guide Chota, a young graffiti artist who was born and raised in the neighborhood, along with a survivor of Comuna 13 when it was at its most dangerous. Notorious for Pablo Escobar turning it into the crime capital of the world, discover more about the area's gruesome history and how it has reinvented itself into one of Medellín's coolest neighborhoods. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. Your traveling concierge will be on hand to give you advice on where to head. Dinner this evening is at the innovative and stylish Carmen restaurant, where traditional Colombian ingredients are thoughtfully curated.
Day 6 - Coffee Country
Visit Oro Molido's La Sierra Coffee Plantation, one of Colombia's oldest coffee farms. You'll meet the owner and learn more about the industry as you help plant a few coffee bushes. Sit down to lunch with your hosts and try the "Bandeja Paisa," a very popular Colombian dish. After lunch enjoy a coffee tasting and discover how processing, roasting and preparation all influence the coffee's flavor profile.
Day 7 - Medellín to Cartagena
Depart for Cartagena and travel to the village of La Boquilla. Enjoy a folkloric show, before stepping onboard canoes to explore the mangroves and witness an artisanal fishing demonstration. Taste a traditional coconut drink before heading for lunch at Karibana Golf Club. Take a private guided visits to San Felipe Fortress, Las Bovedas and Conveto de La Popa.
Day 8 - Cartagena In Depth
Take a guided walking tour of Old Cartagena. Stop at Plaza Bolivar where you'll meet a palenquera fruit seller. Choose between three restaurants for a "your choice dining" evening in Cartagena.
Day 9 - Relaxed Start Literary Cartagena
This morning is at leisure. This afternoon, experience Cartagena your way by choosing from four activities, including a private Colombian rum tasting, a private salsa dance class, a private workshop at the Emerald Museum or a private Caribbean cuisine cooking class with a local specialist. Later, toast to your journey with your fellow travelers at your celebration dinner at the famous Club de Pesca.
Day 10 - Depart Cartagena
Your luxury trip will come to an end after breakfast, with an included transfer to Rafael Núñez International Airport.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and on-tour flights only, based on January 22, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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