Colombia city-to-sands holiday with culture & optional excursions

Bogotá, Armenia, Medellín, Santa Marta & Cartagena

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The perfect package with flights included

Cartagena

Bogotá

Bogotá

Hotel ESTELAR Suites Jones, Bogota

Bogotá

Cocora Valley

Salento

Hotel Hacienda Combia, Armenia

Medellín

Guatape, Antioquia

Hotel Estelar Blue, Medellín

Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta

Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta

Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel, Santa Marta

Santa Marta

Santa Marta

Cartagena

Cartagena

Cartagena

Hotel Barlovento, Cartagena

Cartagena

Cartagena

Captivating Colombia: cities, beaches, coffee plantations and more

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Up to -39% suppliers online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with three nights in a Superior room at the Hotel ESTELAR Suites Jones, Bogota.

Next, you will spend two nights in a Standard Double room at the Hotel Hacienda Combia, Armenia.

Then, you'll spend two nights in a Standard room at the Hotel Estelar Blue, Medellín.

Next, you will spend two nights in a King Bed room at the Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel, Santa Marta.

Finally, you will spend three nights in a Classic room at the Hotel Barlovento, Cartagena. 

Breakfast is included throughout.

Please note that if the advertised hotel is unavailable for your selected dates, it will be replaced with one of similar standards. Please visit our supplier Exoticca's website for more information.

This offer also includes a range of tours and excursions with an English-speaking guide, as per the itinerary:

- Panoramic tour of Bogota including a Visit to Botero Museum and the Gold Museum
- Explore the cloud forest in Cocora Valley in Quindío
- City tour of Medellin
- Panoramic tour of Cartagena

There are a range of optional excursions available on this tour for an additional cost; please call Exoticca directly on 0203 695 9677 to arrange these before booking on the website. Additional tours must be confirmed before your final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's website.

Optional excursions include: Excursion to the salt cathedral of Zipaquira, Colombia coffee experience, Peñol & Guatapé excursion, Tayrona National natural park excursion, Rosario islands tour.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Bogota, Colombia, returning from Cartagena. One piece of hand luggage luggage allowance per person is included, as per the airline terms and conditions.

If you select a flight without included luggage, you can add luggage by contacting the airline directly after receiving the flight information.

Shared air-conditioned transfers and internal flights (Bogota - Armenia, Armenia - Medellin and Medellin - Santa Marta) are included.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will require a copy of the valid passports in order to process the reservation.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 43% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.

The discount stated above was checked on 28/10/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (11248).

Escape to the enigmatic country of Colombia on this action-packed adventure, with stops in Bogotá, the coffee region surrounding Armenia and the beaches of Santa Marta – includes all travel, optional excursions and more

Day 1: UK - Bogotá

Hop aboard your flight to Bogotá and check into your hotel upon arrival. (Meals: none)

Day 2: Bogotá

Get to know Colombia’s most iconic city with an action-packed panoramic tour. Discover the streets of La Candelaria neighbourhood and soak up the artistic culture at the Botero Museum, home to the works of the best-known Colombian master. People-watch in Plaza Bolívar, home to majestic buildings such as the Palace of San Carlos, the Cathedral and the Lievano Palace. Finish with a visit to the Gold Museum to admire ancient pieces of Pre-Colombian goldsmiths. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Bogotá

Spend the day at leisure, exploring the capital or climbing Monserrate Mountain for views across the city and surrounding peaks of the Andes. Opt to explore the bizarre Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá (£74pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Bogotá – Armenia

Hop aboard a flight to Armenia, a charming city surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Andes and home to unique architecture and lively plazas. Opt for a trip to a coffee plantation to see the whole process of how the crop is farmed and produced (£42pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Armenia – Cocora Valley – Salento – Armenia

Set off into the beautiful Cocora Valley, where you’ll enjoy a cocktail upon arrival. Explore the cloud forest and its biodiversity and discover ancient aboriginal Quindio wax palm rituals, for unique insight into the local culture. Take the opportunity to plant palm seedlings before heading to the town of Salento to visit the Plaza de Bolivar and the Cocora viewpoint to take in the panoramic views. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Armenia – Medellín

Head via plane to Medellín, otherwise known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’. Once settled, take a panoramic city tour and visit Lleras Park, the Botero Sculpture Park and the hill of Santo Domingo, where you’ll get to enjoy cityscape views. Later, enjoy a trip to the Paisa neighbourhood for a dose of culture. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Medellín

Enjoy a day at leisure today; opt for an excursion to the famous Peñol Stone, a 220-metre-high rock monolith. (£140pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Medellín - Santa Marta

Fly to Santa Marta, a colonial city set on the country’s Caribbean coast. Get settled in and enjoy an optional stroll along the beach at sunset. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Santa Marta

Enjoy a day at your leisure in beautiful Santa Marta, soaking up the Spanish-influenced architecture and charming atmosphere of the Old Town or simply relaxing on the beach. We recommend an optional excursion to Tayrona National Natural Park for rainforests and more beach vibes. (£160pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Santa Marta - Cartagena

Head to beautiful Cartagena today, a city synonymous with beautiful architecture and history galore. It's increasingly up-and-coming, with a plethora of quirky bars and eateries, and is home to colourful streets and leafy plazas; perfect for exploring. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 11: Cartagena

Get to know the colonial past and colourful present of the city, before a panoramic tour of Cartagena, passing through the main neighbourhoods of the city: Boca Grande, Castillo Grande and Manga. Arrive at the majestic Castillo de San Felipe, an important feat in military engineering. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 12: Cartagena

Spend the day exploring the city and its surroundings at your leisure, or take an optional tour to the Rosario Islands. (£64pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 13: Cartagena - Night on board

Fly home from your Colombian adventure; spend the night aboard. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 14: UK

Arrive in the UK.
Hotel Estelar Suites Jones, Bogotá (three nights)

Located in the Chapinero area of the city, this understated pad offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Colombia’s vast capital. There's a classically-styled restaurant, a bar, a terrace and a fitness centre, and warmly-decorated rooms include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as minibars and safes. If you’re wanting to explore further afield, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, parks and cafes right on your doorstep.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, fitness centre, terrace, Wi-Fi, room service

Hotel Hacienda Combia, Armenia (two nights)

Set amidst lush green coffee plantations and with a strikingly catchy exterior with blue and yellow detailing, this colonial-style hotel houses guest rooms complete with atmospheric rustic decor, Wi-Fi, a safe, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom. Laze in the hotel's outdoor infinity pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, and perhaps explore the range of treatments available on request. Serving Colombian dishes alongside international cuisine, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Amenities: outdoor pool. wellness facilities, restaurant, café, bar, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi

Hotel Estelar Blue, Medellín (two nights)

This modern, high-rise hotel puts you right in the heart of the Medellín action. You’re within a 15-minute walk from Lleras Park and Santa Fe Mall, and there’s a lovely restaurant with an outdoor terrace offering views over the city. Bright rooms and suites all feature flatscreen TVs and minibars, and there is a lobby lounge; perfect for enjoying an ice-cool cervesa or two.

Amenities: restaurant, outdoor terrace, lounge bar, Wi-Fi, gym, air conditioning

Best Western Plus Santa Marta (two nights)

Just five minutes’ walk from the beach, this swanky high rise is all about luxury living. The bright, relaxed rooms with streamlined wood furnishings provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. There's also an airy international restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop terrace with a bar and a pool; the perfect spot to while away the hours with an icy-cool cocktail in hand.

Amenities: rooftop pool, bar, restaurant, sun terrace, gym, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, gym

Hotel Barlovento, Cartagena (three nights)

Sitting prim in the most flashy and forward-thinking area of the city and cosying up next to the hotel that hosted Obama no less, Hotel Barlovento is a modern base in the highly elite Castillogrande neighbourhood of historic Cartagena. After a few cooling laps of the pool, savour modern Caribbean dishes at Mesa Caribe, which fuses Caribbean, Colombian and International cuisine together. The modestly sized Classic rooms hold a double bed, Wi-Fi, and all the contemporary comforts you'd expect. The hotel sports a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Amenities: restaurant, outdoor pool, sun terrace, lounge, air conditioning, Wi-Fi

Good to know

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

There are a range of optional excursions available on this tour for an additional cost; please call Exoticca directly on 0203 695 9677 to arrange these before booking on the website. Additional tours must be confirmed before your final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's website.

Please note that your inbound and outbound flights may be overnight, so be sure to take this into account when planning the time you'll be away.
Cl. 61 #5-39, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin and Edinburgh, to Bogota, Colombia returning from Cartagena. Exoticca operates flights with all airlines, and will select the most cost effective fare at the time of booking. Please note all airlines are subject to change.

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator, Exoticca. This includes departure times, as well as flight numbers.

Please note that your outbound and inbound flight may be indirect and include a stopover. Your flights may also be overnight, so please bare this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.
If you need any further information about flights before booking, please call Exoticca on 0203 695 9677 or contact via sales@exoticca.com.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website. Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price.

If you select a flight without included luggage, you can add luggage by contacting the airline directly after receiving the flight information.

At the time of booking, Exoticca will book the best available airfare for the selected date.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation.

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please be advised it is your responsibility to check any passport, visa, health and immigration requirements, including any countries you have a connection in. For flights via the US or Canada, you must apply for an ESTA or eTA visa before travel.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Exoticca with ATOL number 11248 and your contract is with that company. Exoticca booking conditions are available from http://www.exoticca.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

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