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Colombia is rich in culture, history and natural wonders, with each corner of the country offering something different. Whether delving into the stories behind its cities, exploring the infamous coffee region or discovering its natural beauty, you will be inspired by its people; their resilience, positivity and generosity.
On this 11-day Colombian Heritage itinerary, we bring you something even more breathtaking - Colombia's best Archaeology and History. You will visit its historic capital Bogota, explore the religious monuments of San Agustin, and get to know a local community on the pacific coast.
Get your camera ready as there will be several unique sights worth capturing.
Discover Colombia's historic capital, Bogota, and its many fascinating corners
Visit the San Agustín Archaeological Park
Learn about the regeneration of Medellin
Explore the virgin coast of the Colombian pacific
Days 1 & 2 - Bogota
Day 3 & 4 - Neiva & San Agustin
Days 5 & 6 - Medellin
Days 7 - 9 - Nuqui
Day 10 - Bogota
Day 11 - Depart Bogota
Add international flights to Colombia from the UK from £699 per person
Price based on departures in 2021, 2 people sharing a room. See price tab for detailed information.
Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Arrive in Bogota, Colombia's historic capital, where you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.
The next day, you will be taken on a half-day city tour to La Candelaria, Bogata’s historic centre. As well as visiting Plaza de Bolivar, which is surrounded by some of Bogota’s most important buildings. You will also visit the Botero Museum, which exhibits some of Fernando Botero’s works of art alongside his own personal collection of paintings from Dali, Matisse, Monet and Picasso. Your last stop will be the internationally renowned Gold Museum, which houses gold pieces, stones, ceramics and textiles from the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Sinu, Muisca, Tolima, Tumaco and Magdalena cultures.
On arrival into Neiva, you will be met and taken to the north to visit the town of Villavieja and the Museo Palenteológico. Then you will visit the Tatacoa Desert, crossing red crevasses eroded by wind and water. During the Tertiary period, Tatacoa desert was a valley full of fauna, flora and water, but because of climate change all the species have disappeared and the ground has completely dried up, giving space only to cacti and animals that tolerate very high temperatures.
After taking in the scenery of the desert you will be driven to San Agustín, located 270km away, over a paved road. This scenic journey allows views of the extensive floodplains of the Magdalena River valley from 700masl all the way up to 1730masl and in balmy temperatures of 20ºC. After a journey, of approximately 5 hours, you will arrive into San Agustin where you will check into your hotel.
On your full day in San Agustin you will have a guided tour of the World Heritage Site, the San Agustin Archaeological Park, and the spectacular rocky gorge of Magdalena River.
Today you will fly to Medellin, check-in to your hotel and settle in.
On your second day in Medellin, you will visit the social transformation project located in the Comuna 9, where they are training low-income residents in cooking, and entrepreneurship skills, applying techniques and recipes from all over the world with local affordable ingredients and products. Not only will you be introduced to the social transformation of the neighbourhood and visit public renovation projects but you will also have the opportunity to partake in a cooking class, preparing a Colombian or gourmet dish with the social project.
All funds generated on this tour are reinvested in the community project, subsidizing training, materials and equipment for low-income participants, and maintenance of the training centre.
Upon arrival into Nuqui, you will take a 40-minute boat ride to Kuka Lodge where you will be spending the next 3 nights.
After enjoying a typical lunch of the region, you will have time off to rest and enjoy the beach of Guachalito or enjoy a walk to the waterfall Cascada del Amor. It is 400m (30 minutes) stroll in the jungle from La Kuka, where crystalline waters tumble over a 4m high waterfall. Dinner
On your second day at the lodge, you will have a choice of two activities, enjoying hot springs or visiting a local community. On the way to either activity, you will have time to take in the surrounding beauty of the area as you walk to your destinations.
Spend your last day in paradise relaxing on the beach, visiting indigenous communities, mangroves or waterfalls or have a go at some water activities.
Meals: B, L, D
Spend another night in Colombia's historic capital. The next morning, enjoy breakfast, after which you will be transferred to Bogota airport for your onward flight
(2021 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
International flights to Colombia from the UK start from £699 per person
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10 nights’ accommodation as detailed
10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Half-day city tour of Bogota
Full-day tour of San Agustin Archaeological Park and Magdalena River
Half-day Medellin transformation tour
A visit to a native community, or hot springs, near Nuqui
All transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Where applicable locally payable car hire related charges
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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