Complete Colombia Overview
Visit South America and travel to Colombia. Explore Bogota and Medellin, tour Santa Marta and the Tayrona National Park, and travel to Cartagena.
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Experience South America's best kept secret on this tour of Colombia
Bienvenidos and welcome to incredible Colombia, a country of surprising contrasts and sultry rhythms. Explore this enigmatic region on Intrepid's Complete Colombia tour, visiting the thriving capital Bogota, sleeping in a traditional estancia in a lush coffee plantation, strolling cobbled streets of quaint colonial towns, soaking up the atmosphere of the 'City of Eternal Spring' and experiencing spectacular scenery in Tayrona National Park. Whether it be thrilling adventures, delicious cuisine, wildlife spotting, or just some rest and relaxation, Colombia has something for everyone.
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One of the biggest cities in the world at altitude (2,640 m), Bogota's cosmopolitan streets are full of cosy cafes, fascinating museums and old churches.
Wander away the hours along the narrow streets and colourful stalls of sleepy Salento. Make sure to try the various trout dishes for which the town is famous.
Venture into Colombia's picturesque coffee-growing heartlands for a stay on a traditional coffee plantation. Learn the inside story of the industry that's long buoyed the country's economy and sample first-hand what all the fuss is about.
Travel via comfortable public bus (6 hours) to Medellin. Known locally as the 'City of Eternal Spring', Colombia's second biggest city boasts pleasant temperatures year-round and has experienced something of a rebirth in recent years. Brimming with modernist architecture, impressive museums and lush botanical gardens, it's a vibrant city paired with a pulsating night-life.
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.
A major tourist destination for beach-loving Colombians, Santa Marta is also the jumping-off point for a range of adventure activities - everything from exploring Caribbean reefs to jungle trekking.
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 in some of Colombia's most glorious beaches.
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.
Legendary both for its history and beauty, the colonial architecture and huge city walls of Cartagena's picturesque old town perch alongside the sparkling Caribbean.
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