South America’s fourth largest city is certainly one of its most modern and cosmopolitan, which you’ll discover on a guided-walking tour visiting one of Bogota’s fantastic art, archaeology and anthropology museums. Get inside Bogota’s art scene with a local art curator and visit its most renowned contemporary galleries, meeting artists and learning about the thriving local art scene.READ MORE +
June - September
From GBP £8,560 USD $10,186 pp excl. flights
11 hours from London
5 hours 30 mins from NYC
Colombian Peso or US dollars
Walk through the winding streets of La Candelaria, Bogota’s historic district, and the surrounding neighbourhoods, with your guide revealing fascinating stories behind the cobblestone streets, houses, plazas and cathedrals of the neighbourhoods. Passing by government buildings, the iconic Plaza Bolivar, and city centre’s impactful street art, you’ll gain insight into Colombia’s difficult past and the recent political and economic revival as told through the stories of the murals.
Try our top-pick of Barichara’s traditional food with a local host and discover an infinite variety of flavours. Step off the tourist trail and meet friendly locals. Your host will give you interesting facts about Santander’s cuisine and how the culture has influenced food over time.
After being met at your hotel and driven to the Tayronaka ruins, you’ll take a short hike, and embark down the river paddle boarding, kayaking, or tubing all the way down to the ocean. Along the way enjoy views of the jungle, exotic birds, howler monkeys and small caimans which are harmless and very shy! Finally, enjoy a light picnic lunch with views of the sea before heading back to the hotel.
After being picked up and driven to the outskirts of an indigenous reserve, enjoy a walk to a Kogui village where Kogui families from the Sierra Nevada mountains gather to trade crops. Koguis have successfully preserved their way of life and culture through minimal contact with civilisation and here you’ll learn about their unique traditions, beliefs and connection with nature. As part of every visit, you’ll have the opportunity to make a contribution to the community, and option to enjoy a swim in a nearby river.
Wander the streets of Cartagena’s historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, alongside your fascinating expert guide who will provide in-depth historical context and captivating stories of the city’s people and culture
A speed boat will take you through the Bay of Cartagena to the crystal-clear waters of the Rosario Islands, surrounded by coral reefs and pristine beaches they’re the perfect spot for snorkelling and swimming. Relax, sunbathe and enjoy a swim before a delicious lunch of freshly caught fried fish with coconut rice, plantains and salad, followed by dessert and Colombian coffee.
Nothing but the best. On this suggested Colombia itinerary these are our handpicked, tried-and-tested choices.
Hotel Casa Medina was originally built in 1945 in a style that elegantly combined Spanish and French architecture.
With only 6 rooms, each of them unique, this is a boutique property full of charm and character.
This lovely villa-style hotel, set on a beautiful stretch of coastline where the Caribbean Ocean meets with snow-capped mountains, is a 15-minute drive from Tayrona National Park.
In the centre of Cartagena lies Casa Pestagua. Known as ‘the most beautiful house in Cartagena’, it was named after its rich and powerful aristocratic owner in the 17th century, the Count of Pestagua.
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