Colombia In Style

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Overview

The perfect destination and itinerary for a bit of a treat, Colombia offers an enviable mix of culture, activity and relaxation. Filled with unexplored potential, the country is an amazing blend of golden beaches, colonial charm and biodiverse landscapes that are sure to provide the setting for a holiday of a lifetime.

Beginning in the bustling capital of Bogota, you will get to know the ins and outs of the city as well as the country with a thorough tour before embarking on a journey ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax and lounge on a Caribbean Colombian island
  • Stay at a coffee farm and enjoy premium quality coffee
  • Enjoy cocktails and a rum tasting in the UNESCO city of Cartagena
  • Live the life of a Colombian cowboy in the Llanos savannahs
  • Enjoy gourmet picnics, luxury tasting menus and a typical cowboy barbecue
  • Tour the capital’s historic centre and grand colonial buildings

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Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes and budget, or build a trip from scratch.

Day 1 ARRIVE BOGOTA

Upon arrival to Bogota you will be met at the airport and taken to the five-star four seasons hotel. The rest of the day is then free to rest after the long arrival flight and perhaps go for a wander around the city centre.

Four Seasons Casa Medina

Day 2 BOGOTA

Enjoy a full day city tour of Bogota today, visiting the city’s architectural and artistic highlights including the centuries-old buildings of the historic centre, known as Candelaria, and the newer street art around the area. Also in Candelaria are the exquisite Gold Museum, housing 35,000 pieces of pre-Colombian gold work, and the Botero museum, which holds the largest collection of artwork from Colombian sculptor and painter, Fernando Botero. For some cultural insight, your guide will take you around one of the country’s most important markets, Paloquemao market, where 750 merchants and a labyrinth of stands offer a large variety of local produce and flowers (one of Colombia’s biggest exports) for sale. A must-do whilst in the capital is the hilltop look-out and monastery of Monserrate, reached by either funicular railway or cable car. From the highest point, you will be able to see the city of Bogota nestled within the Andes mountains and all its different neighbourhoods.

Four Seasons Casa Medina Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 BOGOTA - YOPAL - LOS LLANOS

A morning flight today takes you to the small city of Yopal on the border of the country’s remote western region. From the airport, you will then journey around two to three hours into the Llanos plains to your luxury tented camp. There rest of the day will be spent relaxing amongst the tropical, savannah surroundings and enjoying a welcome excursion and scenic meals.

Corocora Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 LOS LLANOS

Prepare for a full day of activities today completely immersing you into what the region has to offer. After breakfast this morning, head out on a wildlife excursion by 4x4 similar to an African-style safari. As you traverse the tropical lowland plains, your cowboy guide will be on hand to answer any questions about the region’s flora and fauna. After a break for lunch back at the camp, this afternoon provides time for the ultimate cowboy experience, horse riding. Set off with your Llanero guides to explore areas that become inaccessible to vehicles during the flooding of the rainy season. The evening is free to rest and enjoy dinner back at the camp.

Corocora Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 LOS LLANOS - MEDELLIN

This morning there is time for a cultural tour to learn the traditions and lifestyle of the Llanero culture. Music, singing and dancing are a pivotal part of country living here in the Llanos. To accompany the merriment, you will sit down to enjoy a typical mamona barbeque complete with shots of aguardiente. Following the traditional festivities, you will be transferred back to the airport in Yopal for your evening flight to Medellin. After a late arrival, you will head straight to your city hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Park 10 Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 MEDELLIN - HACIENDA LA SIERRA

After an early breakfast, your driver will transfer you around an hour and forty minutes out of the city to a secluded coffee farm and hacienda. Arriving in later in the morning, you will have the chance to freshen up before enjoying a tour of the coffee plantation and premium coffee tasting. Then tuck into a cooking class with one of the kitchen’s excellent chefs before sitting down to your homemade meal. The rest of the day is then free to enjoy the ranch and tranquil surroundings.

Hacienda la Sierra Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 HACIENDA LA SIERRA

Enjoy a leisurely walking tour or hike through the hacienda’s own trails, stopping for a gourmet picnic prepared and set up by the hacienda’s restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure. The area is home to many bird species and the grounds make self-exploration very easy; alternatively, a range of other activities around the area can be arranged.

Hacienda la Sierra Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 HACIENDA LA SIERRA - CARTAGENA

After breakfast transfer back to the airport in Medellin for your direct flight to Cartagena, the northern jewel. Cartagena has a long and colourful history; it was the Spanish colonialists most important trading port, and its grandeur and importance lives on today. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you the high-end, boutique Casa San Agustin hotel. This evening, one of the city’s famous horse-drawn carriages will take on a panoramic tour of the walled city centre before dropping you off at one of the city’s best bars atop the historic walls for sunset cocktails over the Caribbean sea.

Casa San Agustin Breakfast

Day 9 CARTAGENA

A full day with your guide gives you the chance to weave in and amongst the colonial buildings of the historic centre learning about their deep roots and history. Of noteworthy interest are the wonderfully preserved churches, convent and fortress. There will also be a stop at the fascinating Historic Museum of Cartagena to learn about the city’s troubled history. For lunch, a five-course tasting menu at one of the city’s most loved restaurants is included, giving you a flavour for Colombia’s Caribbean cuisine.

Casa San Agustin Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 CARTAGENA

A full day at leisure today allows you time to independently explore the UNESCO World Heritage city. Day trips to the nearby Rosario islands can be arranged or alternatively a relaxing day admiring the colourful Getsemani neighbourhood, enjoying the boutique shops and restaurants, or exploring other attractions such as the botanical garden or the liberator, Simon Bolivar’s, house.

Casa San Agustin Breakfast

Day 11 CARTAGENA - PROVIDENCIA

Transfer to the airport for your short flight to San Andres island, where you will then connect on to the island of Providencia. Upon arrival, you will be taken straight to your beachside hotel.

Deep Blue Breakfast

Day 12 PROVIDENCIA

You have a day at leisure to enjoy this island paradise. You can snorkel, explore the nearby cayes or just relax on the beach. Lying midway between Costa Rica and Jamaica, Providencia is part of an archipelago that was once used as a base by the notorious pirate, Henry Morgan. This tranquil island is home to coral reefs, small cayes and a sizeable population of black land crabs. Part of a UNESCO marine protected area, it can also boast some greatest marine biodiversity.

Deep Blue Breakfast

Day 13 PROVIDENCIA

Another free day to either lounge by the beach and enjoy the hotel or arrange some fun activities on the island.

Deep Blue Breakfast

Day 14 PROVIDENCIA - CARTAGENA

After breakfast, you will be taken back to the airport for your morning flight to Cartagena, where you will head back to your hotel for a final night in Colombia. This afternoon, head over to a pre-determined bar to meet your rum guide, also a chemist by profession. Enjoy a fun and interactive lesson on the history of the sugar cane beverage and a demonstration of the distillation process via a mini still before tasting samples of different rums and flavours.

Casa San Agustin Breakfast

Day 15 DEPART CARTAGENA

Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time this morning before your driver takes you back to the airport for your final flight home.

Breakfast

EXAMPLE ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

15 days from £6,355

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 10566 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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As well as private tailor-made trips, we also offer small group tours (max size 12) to Colombia. Led by an experienced tour leader, travel with a group of like-minded people on one of our award-winning group tours.

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