Colombia

Classic Colombia: 11-Day Tour

Uncover the wonders of Colombia, one of South America’s most exciting destinations. Discover the modern charm of Bogota, tour a working coffee plantation, stay in the magical seaside town of Cartagena – a true cultural treasure that has been named a UNESCO World-Heritage Site, walk through the world’s tallest wax palms and more. Enjoy all of this plus ten nights hotel accommodation, all internal flights, daily breakfasts, select meals, English-speaking guides, private air-conditioned transport and much more.

travel Options


Earn 1,799 Qantas Points
11 Days
Classic Colombia (Low Season)
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  • 10 nights of accommodation
  • All internal flights (Bogota – Pereira and Medellin – Cartagena)
  • 17 meals (ten breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners)
  • English-speaking tour manager for the entire duration of your tour
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in a modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All tipping and gratuities
Earn 1,899 Qantas Points
10 Days
Classic Colombia (High Season)
Sold out
  • 10 nights of accommodation
  • All internal flights (Bogota – Pereira and Medellin – Cartagena)
  • 17 meals (ten breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners)
  • English-speaking tour manager for the entire duration of your tour
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in a modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All tipping and gratuities

Colombia is often seen as South America's 'road less travelled' and travellers are raving about the pure, delicious coffee, the beautifully coloured houses and the green lands of the Cocora Valley. If you're the kind of traveller who likes being ahead of the pack when it comes to interesting tour destinations, this one's for you.

What You’ll Love

The Experience - immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of Colombia

Start off in** Bogota, Colombia’s high-altitude capital. Peruse fresh produce at the Paloquemao Market, witness the colonial architecture of Plaza del Bolivar, Cardinal’s Palace and City Hall, then head to Museo del Oro to view one of the **largest collections of pre-Colombian gold in the world.

Plunge into the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, sitting deep in an ancient salt mine north of Bogota. Witness the exquisitely carved old and new cathedral, salt park and the water mirror – a perfectly still pool hidden within the complex.

Learn more about the world’s favourite bean at a coffee plantation. During this crop-to-cup experience, you'll come to understand Colombia's unique relationship with the bean as you visit plants and production sites alike.

Explore the beautiful Cocora Valley, home to the world’s** tallest wax palms and ethereal cloud forests**. During your time here you’ll also visit Salento, a colourful little town with a thriving arts and crafts scene.

Discover seaside Cartagena, a walled city with impressive colonial mansions and UNESCO-listed fortifications. Explore the largest Spanish fort in the Americas on a visit to San Felipe Castle, admire the 17th-century architecture of San Pedro Claver church and monastery and mingle amid friendly locals in the old Getsemani neighbourhood.

The Accommodation – Stay in centrally located, premium hotels

Begin your adventure staying in the first-class Hotel Morrison 84. Located in Bogota’s Zona Rosa neighbourhood you’ll be within easy walking distance to the Centro Andino Mall, the Retiro Mall and Parque 93.

It’s easy to unwind at Hotel Estelar Recinto Del Pensamineto with the hotel’s stunning grounds including relaxing nature trails, a chairlift that showcases spectacular views of the surrounding area and even an onsite butterfly observatory.

Get a taste for Medellin life when you stay at Hotel Poblado Plaza. Situated in the Poblado neighbourhood, you’ll be close to Oviedo Mall and Santa Fe Mall. But if you’re searching for some R&R you can stay onsite and make use of the hotel’s bubbling Jacuzzi or treat yourself to** Colombian cuisine** at La Terraza Restaurant.

Complete your stay in style, staying at either the** Hotel Caribe or Hyatt Regency Cartagena*. Kick back and relax at Hotel Caribe’s onsite restaurant Pedro de Heredia, where you can dine on delicious international and Colombian fare while enjoying splendid views of the Cartagena Bay. Or make the most of Hyatt Regency Cartagena’s *fabulous location **in the trendy Bocagrande district, with the shops of Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande a short walk away.

Your Package Includes

  • 10 nights of accommodation
  • All internal flights (Bogota – Pereira and Medellin – Cartagena)
  • 17 meals (ten breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners)
  • English-speaking tour manager for the entire duration of your tour
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in a modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All tipping and gratuities

Tour Dates:

LOW SEASON:

10 August 2018

24 August 2018

7 September 2018

21 September 2018

19 October 2018

HIGH SEASON:

18 May 2018

6 July 2018

9 November 2018

23 November 2018

21 December 2018

28 December 2018

*Important: *Please allow time for travelling from Australia. Flights and airport transfers are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Bogota on your chosen tour date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

*Single Traveller Surcharge: *$880 per person (for tours departing May, June and July) or $780 per person (for tours departing August and December), payable direct to the tour company at time of booking.

Maximum tour capacity is 30 guests.

*Instant Booking: *To confirm the date of your tour, select 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates.

Tour includes accommodation in a lead-in room at the following hotels:

Three nights – Hotel Morrison 84, Bogota

Two nights – Hotel Estelar Recinto Del Pensamiento, Manizales

Two nights – Hotel Poblado Plaza, Medellin

Three nights – Hotel Caribe or Hyatt Regency, Cartagena

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Please note, connecting rooms are not available.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour operator.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this tour package.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability.

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