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Visit Two Spectacular Cities of Colombia

This Colombia tour will give you the opportunity to have an in-depth encounter with Bogota, Colombia's capital, and the spectacular city of Cartagena. Start off by visiting some of the most important museums and landmarks in Bogota’s historic area. Then learn more about Colombian gastronomy on a cooking and food day tour, where you will learn how to cook a traditional Colombian meal.

Get to know a completely different part of Colombia by travelling to famous Cartagena, a city with a tropical atmosphere and vibrant colours around every corner. Learn more about this romantic city along the Caribbean Sea, canoe to a traditional fishing villagedance salsa and fall in love with its colonial charm.


EXPERIENCE TYPE History, Culture & Local Traditions

Bogota and Cartagena Tour

Tour Highlights

Bogota Tour

La Candelaria

Bogota is the capital city of Colombia. Bogota's famous colonial neighbourhood of La Candelaria contains most of the historic sites, museums, ancient churches and central government buildings. Practically every street corner in La Candelaria marks some important event in Colombian history and most buildings retain their colonial architecture and charm.

Bogota and Cartagena Tour

Food & Cooking Class

Learn more about Colombian gastronomy by starting the morning at Plaza de Paloquemao, one of the largest and most popular markets in Bogota. We then will go to a cooking school and learn to prepare a delicious Colombian dish. End this day tour on a sweet note at Colombian dessert shop.

Bogota and Cartagena Tour

Cartagena

Cartagena de Indias is one of the most fascinating, romantic and beautiful colonial cities in Latin America. Located on the Caribbean coast, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is full of history, colourful streets and great people, making it a fairy tale city of romance.

Bogota and Cartagena Tour

La Boquilla Fishing Village

This small fishing village is located about 7 km north of Cartagena. La Boquilla town sits on the northern tip of a narrow peninsula, bordered by the sea on one side and the Ciénaga de Tesca on the other. At La Boquilla, we will canoe through a mangrove forest and learn about the history and culture of this fishing town while mastering local fishing techniques using a net and crab traps.

Bogota and Cartagena Tour

Salsa Class in Cartagena

Put on your dancing shoes and learn how to dance salsa, one the most popular types of music in Colombia. A salsa teacher will demonstrate steps and techniques so you can take part in this beloved Colombian cultural pastime.

Detailed Itinerary

Join Tour in Bogota

Day 1

Arrive at any time. We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Bogota.

Note: Hotel check in after 3 pm

Overnight: Bogota
Meal Plan: None

Historic City Tour in Bogota

Day 2

Today we will have a day tour to some of the most iconic places in Bogota's historic centre. We will have the chance to admire the world's largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold at the Gold Museum, and see the artistic work of Fernando Botero, Colombia's most famous painter and sculptor at the Botero Museum. We will enjoy the diversity of architectural styles on display in the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria and we will revel in the spectacular panoramic views of the city from the top of Cerro de Monserrate.

Note: Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

Overnight: Bogota
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

AM Cooking Class in Bogota

Day 3

In the morning, we will have a cooking experience which will offer you the opportunity to learn first-hand about Colombian cuisine. First, we will shop for lunch at Plaza de Paloquemao, one of the largest and most popular markets in Bogota. You will be amazed by the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables found there. Then, we will go to a cooking school to attend a class and learn to prepare a delicious Colombian dish. 

The afternoon will be free for your own exploration.

Overnight: Bogota
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Travel to Cartagena & City Tour

Day 4

In the morning, we will go to the airport for your flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival in Cartagena, we will transfer you to the hotel.

In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to visit the old city and the iconic Castillo San Felipe, the largest and strongest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in any of their colonies. The castle was built on top of the San Lazaro hill and defended the city from many attacks including a British siege in 1741. We will finish the tour at the famous Café del Mar to admire the spectacular sunset over the Caribbean Sea while having a refreshing cocktail. 

Overnight: Cartagena
Meal Plan: Breakfast

 

AM La Boquilla Fishing Village

Day 5

At La Boquilla, we will take a trip in a wooden canoe through the mangrove forest in La Cienga de Tesca. During this trip, you will see some native and migratory birds and learn about the flora and other fauna found in this ecosystem. You will learn local fishing techniques like how to cast a net and set crab traps.

After learning to fish in the mangrove forest, we will eat lunch in a local home by the water. This is where you will learn more about the locals’ day-to-day lives, their fishing tools and their culture. The lunch will be a delicious meal consisting of seafood, which is popular along Colombia’s Caribbean coast. We will finish this tour after lunch around 2 pm and drop you back off at your hotel in Cartagena.

Overnight: Cartagena

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

PM Salsa Class & Dinner

Day 6

In the evening, we will go to a salsa class to learn one of the most popular rhythms in Colombia. After the salsa class, your tour guide will take you to the restaurant where you will eat dinner, then you will have the rest of the night on your own to either go back to the hotel or enjoy Cartagena’s nightlife. 

Overnight: Cartagena
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Dinner  

End of the Tour in Cartagena

Day 7

The tour ends today. At the time requested, we will transfer you to the airport.

Note: Hotel check out before 12 pm

Meal Plan: Breakfast    

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 6 nights' accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Domestic flights: Bogota - Cartagena
  • Meals as defined in the itinerary
  • Private ground transport
  • Entry tickets to all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking tour guides

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips and other discretionary expenses
  • Early check in or late check out

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