Bogotá, San Andrés, Providencia, Cartagena, Rosario & Barú Islands, Santa Marta

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15 days, 14 nights

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30

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Experience Overview

Day 1 and 2

Bogotá

DAY 1: ¡Welcome to Colombia! Upon arrival in Bogotá, collect your luggage and proceed to the arrivals hall where you are met by one of our representatives, holding a sign with your last name. You are greeted, assisted with your luggage, and escorted to the waiting vehicle for transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. Bogotá is the capital district of Colombia and the country's most populated city. It is the most important political, financial, educational, cultural city in the country. It is located at an altitude of 2640masl on a plateau known as the Savanna of Bogotá on the eastern range of the Andean Mountains. It was founded on August 6, 1538 originally named Santa Fe by the 'Conquistador' Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada who arrived in pursuit of 'El Dorado' gold legend and defeated the native Chibcha in Bacatá, which meant capital of the Zipa confederation. In 1717 the kingdom of New Granada was established here, and in 1819 Simon Bolivar chose it as the capital of the Grand Colombia. DAY 2: Bogota - City Tour Have breakfast at the hotel and then get picked up for your half-day Bogotá City Tour. The tour begins at Bogotá’s historic centre; you will visit the emblematic district of La Candelaria. A neighborhood famous for preserving its colonial and republican architecture, besides being a mythical place full of fairy characters in heroic and romantic tales. From Bolivar Square you will see the National Capitol, Prime Cathedral, Palace of Justice, City Hall (Lievano Palace), and the House of the 20th of July, where the call for independence took place. Continue your tour at your choice: at this point you can decide to either visit the worldwide-known Gold Museum: an extraordinary place to experience the goldsmith culture of our indigenous ancestors or the Botero Museum: a must-visit place if you are delighted with artistic expressions as of Colombian Maestro Fernando Botero. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 to 5

San Andrés

DAY 3: Bogota – San Andres After having breakfast at the hotel, take the guided transfer on to the airport. Your flight in the big city is over, and it’s the moment to enjoy of the beach. Take your flight (not included) to San Andres Island, where you will be met by one of our representatives representative who will guide you on the transfer to the Decameron Isleño All Inclusive hotel. This might be just one of the best accommodations to explore the island. Located in the city center, in front of the beach, you will wake up every morning and have the possibility to do only a short walk to the sand. Use the following days to enjoy the island to your preference. You can explore all of it’s map, or simply stay at the hotel and enjoy of the beach. The archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina is located northwest of Colombia’s mainland, in the Caribbean, and was declared by UNESCO as Biosphere reserve in 2001. It was first settled by English in 1630. In 1670 the infamous pirate Henry Morgan established his base on the island of Providencia, and there are legends that some of his treasures remain buried there. The average water temperature year-round is between 27 and 29oC. DAY 4 AND 5 – At Leisure in San Andres
Day 6 to 8

Providencia

DAY 6: San Andres – Providencia Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel in San Andres before moving on to the nex magical location: Providencia. Providencia offers beautiful sceneries with the second largest coral reef in the northern hemisphere. The island is known for its colonial history, its Caribbean-style colorful wooden houses and its tranquility. The island is 20 minute-flight, or 8-hour boat ride, away from San Andres. The 17sq-km of bays found here make this an ideal location for enjoying the sea and the beach, perfect for relaxing or water sports such as scuba diving or snorkeling. Santa Catalina is much smaller island, connected to Providencia by a colorfully-painted wooden bridge. There are 57 different types of coral here, 12 species of mangrove, three types of marine plants and four types of sea turtles that lay their eggs in this area. Once you land in Providencia, you will be met at the airport by one of our representatives and take a guided transfer on to the Sol Caribe Hotel, where you will be spending the following 3 nights on a half-board meal plan. DAY 7 AND 8: At Leisure in Providencia
Day 9 and 10

Cartagena

DAY 9: Cartagena Have your last breakfast at the islands and meet your guided transfer to the airport. You will first take a flight with Satena on to San Andres, where you will receive airport assistance to catch your flight on to Cartagena. Once you get to the airport, you will take your guided transfer on to the hotel. After checking in to you all-inclusive stay at Hotel Las Americas Global Resort, and relaxing a bit, you will be picked up for your horse carriage tour – the must-do experience for the historical city center. On this tour, we invite you to take a magical tour of the walled city stepping back in time and enjoying the sights from an open horse drawn carriage. The sound of the horse’s hooves on the colonial streets, the refreshing breeze, the nighttime colors of Cartagena, the architecture and the generally beautiful and atmospheric scenery, make the visitor feel as if he or she is part of a film. Take in the different plazas; pass by the elegant colonial houses with their balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. You can decide to return to the hotel, or stay at the city center. DAY 10: Cartagena This is your day to have a full immersion in Cartagena’s interesting history. You will have a morning panoramic half day tour, and later enjoy the afternoon to adventure on your own this Caribbean streets, or simply relax by the beach. Tour begins with panoramic view of the city from 'La Popa' Monastery and Church constructed in 1606, located at 140masl enjoy 360° views of the city, sea and port zone. Continue to 'San Felipe' castle-fortress built on 'San Lázaro' hill to defend the city from pirate attacks. Walk-around the fortress and see the castle tunnels, underground galleries and passageways. Continue to Walled City, visit San Pedro Claver Convent and Church compound built midXVII century. Go to 'the Vaults', archways built within the walled-city used until late 1700s to store armament and later as prison in the XIX century. Nowadays, it's an artisans' center to appreciate local handcrafts.
Day 11 and 12

Cartagena

DAY 11: Cartagena Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and head on to your last destination on your Caribbean excursion. This will truly be the cherry on top of the cake. Meet your guided transfer on to the pier and take a boat on to Baru. Barú Island is next to the Rosario National Park at approximately 40 minutes from Cartagena’s bay by boat or three-hour drive by land. Within its 7,000 hectares are the beautiful towns of Ararca, Santa Ana and white-sandy beaches such as Playa Blanca, Punto Iguana, Playita Cholón, and Playa del Encanto. All of these are blessed with clear turquoise waters and surrounded with multicolored mangroves and dreamlike landscapes where the locals serve up and offer you delicious platters of lobster and shellfish while welcoming you to their home. Here you will be enjoying a wonderful stay at the All Inclusive Royal Decameron Hotel. DAY 12: Leisure at Baru We strongly recommend to take a tour on to the Rosario Islands, another spectacular sight of the Caribbean beaches, only a few minutes away by boat.
Day 13 to 15

Santa Marta

DAY 13: Cartagena and Santa Marta After enjoying your last breakfast in Barú head to a boat transfer and later a land transfer from Cartagena, all the way on to Santa Marta. Founded on July 29, 1525 by Spanish Conquistador Rodrigo de Bastidas; Santa Marta was the first city founded in Colombia and second- oldest in America. Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, it has a privileged average temperature between 27 to 35°C at sea level; Santa Marta stretches up to the snowy twin-peaks of the highest coastal mountain range in the world, the Simon Bolivar and Cristobel Colón, at 5770masl. The city is a popular tourist destination with its wealth of history, colonial architecture, beaches and nearby Tayrona National Park, which make it a supremely attractive and desirable place to visit. Your guided transfer will leave you at the Mercure Hotel, where you can enjoy of a Bed & Breakfast stay for the last days of your trip. DAY 14: Santa Marta: Day at Leisure in Santa Marta DAY 15: Santa Marta & Fly Out After enjoying your last breakfast in the country head to the airport in your guided transfer to the Santa Marta Airport. Here you can get a connection flight to the city from where your international flight has been schedule.

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Bogotá, San Andrés, Providencia, Cartagena, Rosario & Barú Islands, Santa Marta $ 2,494 $ 1,247 30 Anytime 15 days, 14 nights

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