Colonial Colombia Itinerary

Travel to Colombia and visit Bogota, touring the delights of Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park and Cartagena.

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      USD $1,465
      CAD $1,465
      AUD $1,545
      EUR €995
      GBP £920
      NZD $1,825
      ZAR R14,045
      CHF FR1,260
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Colonial Colombia.
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Days 1-2 Cartagena

Wander around Cartagena's walled Old Town, peeking inside its candy-coloured buildings and spying the shady courtyards hidden within. Get a bird's-eye view from the top of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, or perhaps experience the therapeutic effects of a mud bath on a visit to a bubbling volcano. The nearby group of tiny coral islands and the stunning expanse of Playa Blanca (White Beach) reveal the hidden beauty of Colombia's Caribbean coast.
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Days 3-4 Guachaca region

Travel along the Caribbean coast to the scenic Guachaca region. Choose from a wide range of adventure activities on offer or just kick back and take in the gorgeous ocean views from the hostel veranda.
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Day 5 Tayrona National Park

Sample a slice of seaside bliss far removed from the tourist crowds in stunning Tayrona National Park. Hike through the dramatic mountain scenery, verdant rainforest and jagged rocks for a swim at some of Colombia's most glorious beaches.
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Days 6-7 Villa de Leyva

Settle in among the quaint whitewashed villas and expansive cobblestone plazas of Colombia's best preserved colonial city. Don't miss out on a visit to the traditional farmers' market for the chance to snack on some local delicacies.
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Days 8-9 Bogota

Resting among emerald, mist-shrouded mountains, the cosmopolitan streets of Bogota are sure to delight. Take a walk through the colourful laneways of the city's historic heart, La Candelaria. Boasting a wealth of cosy cafes and colonial churches, this is a neighbourhood full of surprises. For breathtaking views of this sprawling capital, head to the top of Montserrat where scenic mountain-top cafes offer an escape from the chilly Andean air.
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