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Undiscovered by international tourists for decades, Colombia has only recently begun to gain the recognition it deserves as a fantastic holiday destination. Forget everything you think you know and get ready to experience stunning landscapes, lost cities, romantic Caribbean islands, vibrant festivals and, of course, the best coffee in the world!
On this 15-day Truly Individual Holiday you will explore some of Colombia's key cities and spectacular highlights, plus you will get an insight into the superb gastronomy of this fascinating country with a variety of foodie experiences. Start in Colombia's revitalised, high-altitude capital, Bogota, where you will enjoy a bike tour of the city, plus a local guide will take you to a neighbourhood famous for its gastronomic magic. You'll then fly to Pereira and visit Colombia's world-renonwed coffee region, learning more about the production and culture behind the country's world-class coffee. Next, enjoy a 3-night stay in Medellin, where you will immerse yourself in the local community with a social project cooking class. You'll then fly to Cartagena and enjoy a 3-night stay in this colourful and charming corner of Colombia's Carribean coast, where you will experience a Gabriel Garcia Marquex literary menu tour plus a full-day tour of the stunning Rosario Islands, before returning to Bogota for a one night stay prior to your return flight home.
Bogota City and Local Flavours Tour
Coffee Tasting Tour
Medellin City Tour
Community Project and Cooking Class
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Literary Menu Tour
Rosario Islands Tour
Any element of this holiday can be tailormade 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.
After arriving at the El Dorado airport in Bogota you will be transferred to the hotel and able to check-in.
Bogota is waiting for you on this day as you will be able to do a half-day city tour of this historic capital. Tour the historic centre known as la Candelaria by bicycle. This ancient barrio is of great architectural and cultural heritage and is full of old stately home and large Spanish colonial buildings with iron windows, thick wooden floors, balconies and internal patios with beautiful yet hidden gardens. You will visit Plaza de Bolivar, Plaza Mayor and the beautiful Cathedral amongst the city’s most iconic places. You will also cycle through some of the most important and elegant neighbourhoods whilst your knowledgeable guide will uncover the history of this fascinating capital.
Today you'll enjoy a half-day 'Flavours in Chapinero' tour. Chapinero appropriated its name when Don Antón Hero's chapines became a must for fashionistas of the 19th Century, since then the neighborhood has had a love story with creativity. Between the streets 54 and 58 is where you will find imaginative chefs reinventing the famous recipes from the different regions of Colombia. Rediscover Chapinero Alto by enjoying a walking tour with stops in three beautiful neighborhood houses that offer some real gastronomic magic. Between the tastings, guests will be able to enjoy the
beautiful settings and architecture of the city, and will be able to interact with
its inhabitants, many of them artists, young executives and starlets in search
of the Colombian dream.
In the afternoon you will continue on a two-hour trip to Villa de Leyva. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and get ready to discover this beautiful town.
Today you will fly to Pereira in the coffee region. You will visit the Finca del Café, where you will be immersed in the life and work of a regional coffee farm while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Your expert guide will begin by taking you around the coffee plantations, demonstrating the planting, picking and pulping process. Throughout this route are several stations constructed from bamboo, with viewpoints from which you can fully appreciate the beautiful coffee-growing terrain. After this, you will toast specially-picked coffee beans on a wood stove, located in the traditional kitchen of the country house. This is followed by the innovative drying process of the coffee bean before it is taken to the processing centre. As part of your tour, you will of course sample cups of the delicious, freshly-roasted coffee for yourself.
Enjoy a day at leisure here, with your chance to explore at your own pace.
Today you will fly to Medellin. Check-in to your hotel and settle in.
Enjoy a half day private visit to the “City of eternal spring” and Colombia’s
second most important urban centre. Medellin has grown into a standout
commercial and cultural destination. You will take a guided tour of the city’s
most important and iconic sites and will learn why Medellin has become
such an important centre for Colombia’s future.
Today enjoy a Half-Day Community Project and Cooking Class. This community social transformation project is 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.
Start with an introduction to the social transformation of the neighborhood
and then explore the project headquarters. Visit public renovation projects,
art murals, recreational and educational spaces that have improved the
quality of life of its inhabitants. In addition, you will be able to interact with the community, visit the local business of a project participant to see the positive impact it has had on their life and family.
Afterwards, you will have a cooking class in an outdoor patio where you can
prepare and enjoy a Colombian dish or a gourmet dish of the social project.
Finally, enjoy a ride on the tram and on the new cable car, a great
infrastructure that has improved the quality of life and accessibility of the
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.
Enjoy an afternoon/evening of leisure and overnight stay in Medellin.
Today you will fly from Medellin to Cartagena, on the country's Caribbean coast.
Enjoy a Half-Day Gabriel Garcia Marquez Literary Menu Tour today. Behind the walls of Cartagena, discover centuries of history, culture and flavours stirred by the fusion of Spanish, African slaves and migrants of 19th century. Typical food inspired one of the most important writers in Colombia and literature Nobel winner prize, Gabriel García Márquez, mostly known for
his book One Hundred Years of Solitude.
During this 3 hour walking tour, visit 9 favourite places of this beloved writer.
At 6 different stops, taste a variety of snacks of traditional Caribbean food
referenced in literary works by “Gabo” and discover the mestizo history
behind the traditional cuisine of the Colombian Caribbean. Enjoy this tour in
the middle of a city of almost 500 years, with the "guardians" who preserve
its gastronomic treasure and take home their stories and recipes.
Days at leisure in Cartagena, perhaps you will enjoy the beach?
Today, enjoy a Full-Day Tour of the stunning Rosario Islands. The Rosario and San Bernardo National Park is located in the Caribbean Sea and is ringed by coral reefs and lapped by clear blue waters and is the habitat for a large variety of marine fauna. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, the mangroves surrounding them, and tropical forest and the average year-round temperature is 24.7 ºC.
After a short transfer from your hotel to the pier, you will take a boat to the
Archipiélago del Rosario which is located approximately one hour from
Cartagena. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy the impressive and
beautiful landscapes of the islands with their clear waters and gentle
breezes. After docking on Isla Grande, you will have free time to enjoy the
beach and relax. Lunch is served on the island, and in the afternoon you will
return to Cartagena for a transfer back to your hotel.
Return to Bogota today where you will enjoy an overnight stay
Transfer to the airport for your return flight, arriving the following day.
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