Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Bogota, Pereira & Cartagena

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Bogota, Coffee Region & Cartagena 9 Days / 8 Nights

Welcome at the El Dorado International Airport, Bogota. Transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation at the selected hotel.

In the afternoon we will start the visit to the city with ascent to Monserrate; which consists of a panoramic tour through the historic sector of the city, passing through the Teatro Colón, the Palacio de San Carlos, the place where the Chancellery operates, the Church of San Ignacio, the Presidential Palace of Nariño, the Plaza de Bolívar, The Capitol, the Mayor's Office and the Cathedral. Afterwards we will visit the famous Gold Museum. 

At the end, we will make the ascent by cable car in the Cerro de Monserrate from where we can have an excellent view of the Colombian capital.

Return to the hotel.

 

Night at the selected hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, we will start the tour to the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá, located 49 km north of Bogota. En route, you can see some interesting sites such as the Sabana de Bogota and the Puente Del Común. The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá was built in a mine 180 meters deep and considered the first wonder of Colombia, inside you will visit the ambulatory or Viacrucis, La Cúpula, La Rampa, El Coro, Los Balcones, the Nartex Complex and the great naves of the Cathedral.

Return to Bogota.

 

Night at the selected hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Land transfer hotel - El Dorado International Airport.

Flight Bogota - Pereira (Additional Cost).

Reception and transportation at Matecaña International Airport - selected hotel.

Accommodation in the selected hotel.

In the afternoon, we will start the City tour, visiting the historic center of the city visiting the bolivar square, the cathedral, the lake park, shopping streets where we can see the popular trade of the region. Transfer to visit the most representative bridges of the city such as the viaduct and the helical bridge. Photo stop at the top of anchovy at the London House Restaurant where we have a beautiful night view of the city and a refreshing coconut lemonade. Transfer and visit to the Haciendas Castilla via the Romelia where we will know this historical and emblematic place of the region. Transfer to the city taking the poplar residential area, the pink zone of the circumvallation where we stop at Fonda La Ruana where we will have typical liquor tasting of the region. Visit to Shopping Center and free time for shopping (This last visit depends on the departure time).

Return to the hotel.

 

Night at the selected hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, we will visit the hacienda San Alberto, where we will have an introduction to the coffee process and interactive tour of the coffee plantations, visit to the beneficiadero, threshing, roasting and packing, to finish with an explanation about the coffee of origin and coffee preparations.

In the afternoon there will be a typical cooking tour at the Sazagua farm where you will be greeted with a welcome drink to start the Colombian Cuisine Tour, we will place ourselves at our tables (capacity for two for each table) with all the necessary tools to prepare our delicious lunch following instructions from the chef who has the same tools as the customers. The chef will explain and show the systematic preparation of the typical lunch and will give the name of each of the ingredients. Once finished our plate we will sit at the table to taste the dishes prepared by means of appetizer, main dish and dessert, accompanied by wine. Within the Hacienda there is a place specially designed for the Master Chef Style activity.

Return to the hotel.

 

Night at the selected hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning hours, we will begin a 15-minute tour of the city of Pereira, to the Hacienda El Palomar, which is characterized by being located in one of the most beautiful views of the Coffee Cultural Landscape. In which we will have a ride guided by a specialized cowboy and horses of good bearing. The tour will be on horseback through the valley of Risaralda, appreciating the beautiful landscape. On the way, there will be a special station in the hacienda, where the guide will prepare the picnic for the tourists. This picnic is composed of fruits, cheese board, hams, red wine and all the utensils for the activity. The time of this activity can be between 30 minutes to 1 hour. From the ride, we can see the departments of Valle del Cauca, Quindío and several towns. The landscaping of the cavalcade is ideal for making stations and taking photos.

After this activity we will go to Filandia, where we will have a basketry workshop, arriving at the main square, we will start a walking tour through the typical streets appreciating the picturesque architecture of their houses, their craft workshops and especially the basket workshop where we will have an authentic basketry experience, this experience is managed by a professional basket maker who shows us and teaches how to weave with baskets the baskets used by our coffee pickers. Then we will have in another part of the town typical gastronomic experience. Continuing to visit the viewpoint of Quindío where we will enter and appreciate the beautiful Coffee Cultural Landscape.

Return to the hotel.

Night at the selected hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Ground Transportation Hotel - Matecaña International Airport.

Flight Pereira - Cartagena (additional cost).

Transfer Rafael Núñez International Airport - selected hotel.

Installation at selected hotel.

 

Night at the selected hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning hours, we will start the City tour, touring the modern city, bordering one of the most beautiful bays of America Bay of Cartagena, touring the Manga neighborhood, where houses of republican style will be appreciated. Then visit the convent of La Candelaria on Cerro de la Popa, one of the highest in the city. Visit to the monument to the old shoes and Fort "Castillo San Felipe de Barajas", one of the most important historical military fortifications of the city. Continuing to the vaults, to make purchases and finally walk through the walled town walking through its main streets and squares.

In the evening hours there will be a car ride; where is an excellent way to visit Cartagena and thus see the city from another point of view and above all in total tranquility. The sound of the horse's hooves in the alleys of the city is incomparable and the romantic or familiar aspect is exquisite. The journey by car lasts 30 minutes, and capacity for four people. This tour starts at the marina park.

 

Night at the selected hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

It was spent in the San Pedro Island of Majagua in the Islas del Rosario National Park; which is an archipelago made up of 27 islands, 45 minutes from Cartagena de Indias. The Hotel San Pedro de Majagua is located in Isla Grande and owes its name to the master Pierre Daguet, French painter who in 1955 created his home and studio there, where we will enjoy the wonderful beach and a delicious lunch.

Return in the afternoon hours.

 

Night at the selected hotel.

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer by land Hotel - Rafael Núñez International Airport, Cartagena.

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