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  • Bogota
  • Santa Marta/Palomina
  • Palomina
  • Cartagena

This 8-day tour will give you a glimpse of what Colombia has to offer. Modern, traditional and colonial cities, pristine beaches. After this little taste, one thing is certain, you will want to return to the land of El Dorado for more. Much more.

Individual

Days 1 & 2 - Bogota

Meet and greet at Bogota airport and transfer to your hoste.Tomorrow on day 2 you have the whole day off to explore the city at leisure.

Bogota is located at 2,600m altitude and is besides the capital the political, cultural and administrative centre of the country. Here you will find both traditional, colonial architecture and contemporary buildings. For culture lovers there is also the famous Gold Museum with the world's largest collection of pre-Hispanic, Indian gold objects.

Standard Hotel:  Hostal Anandarmayi
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Days 3 & 4 - Bogota - Santa Marta/Palomino - Palormina

Day 3: Transfer to the airport of Bogota. Welcome to the airport of Santa Marta and transfer to Palomino.

On day 4 you have the day off; the ideal opportunity to discover the Tayrona Park and surroundings. With its white beaches and exotic forests, Tayrona Park is one of Colombia's most visited natural parks. The spectacular beach with picturesque bays and lush vegetation is home to over 100 diverse mammals and a wide variety of birds.

Standard Hotel:  Eco Hotel Playa La Roca
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Day 5 - Palomino - Cartagena

Transfer to Cartagena and check in at your hotel.

Standard Hotel:  3 Banderas
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Days 6 & 7 - Cartagena

Standard Hotel:  3 Banderas
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Day 8 - Cartagena

Transfer to the airport of Cartagena.

Hotels & Meals

Colombia offers a very varied cuisine based on ancient, region-specific traditions. Of course it is slightly seasoned with influences from neighbouring countries. Columbia does not really have one national dish, but two competitors come very close. Arepas (a kind of pancake made of cornmeal) and Sancocho (a soup made of a certain kind of banana, potato and meat). For fruit enthusiast Colombia is the place to be. Fruits such as pineapple, banana, pitahaya, etc abound and are juicy and delightful thanks to the ideal climate! What we call exotic fruit grows naturally right in the woods or the countryside.

Travel Documents

  • All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages and valid for 6 months after your return flight date.
  • Travellers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travellers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year. We guarantee you the best protection at the best price.

Tailored travel

The tours in our brochure is just an example of a possible travel itinerariy. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes. We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our Connections’ Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you.

Health

No mandatory vaccinations. To verify the latest updates on health requirements , please surf to www.itg.be.

Time Zones

  • -6h (winter)
  • -7h (summer)

Currency

Currency
  • Columbian Peso: 100 COP = 0.028 EUR; 1 EUR = 3.525 COP (22/11/17)
Payment Methods

The most convenient method of payment is by credit card but cash euros and dollars in small amount come in handy.Some ATM should be available.

Climate

The country offers a year-round excellent climate for travelling. Temperatures will vary according to your position in relation to sea level. As a general rule, deduct 6°C with every 1000m altitude. Below the 1000 m level Colombia enjoys a tropical climate with an average of 25 ° C, also known as 'Tierra Caliente', but even between 1000m and 2000m the climate is mild and similar to a European summer.

In Colombia there are no real seasons: there is only the difference between winter (rain) and summer (dry). Summer usually lasts from December to March and from July to August. The rainy winter season usually sets in around April, May, October and November. Rainfall is never constant though. Due to the influence of the meteorological phenomena such as El Nino "and" La Nina "it may proff difficult to predict the weather.

Average Temperatures (°C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Bogota 20 20 20 19 19 18 18 18 19 19 19 19
Armeria 22 23 20 25 26 25 26 26 25 26 25 26
Santa Marta 30 30 31 31 32 32 31 31 31 31 31 30
Cartagena 31 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 31

What's included?

  • 7 nights accommodation in listed hotels or equivalent on basis of B&B
  • Airport transfers (Bogota/Santa Marta/Cartagena) with local, Spanish speaking driver
  • Group transfer by coach Palomino-Cartagena with local, Spanish speaking driver

What's not included?

Your international and domestic flights and airport taxes.  For the suggested travel itinerary you will need : Day 1 > outbound flight to Bogota (BOG) - Day 3 > domestic flight Bogota/Santa Marta (SMR) - Day 8 > Inbound flight out of Cartagena ( CTG) (the most affordable solution would be a outbound flight to Santa Marta with stopover in Bogota, outbound flight from Cartagena).
Not listed services, meals, beverages and personal expenses.


 

Good to Know

The travel quotation is subject to change. The price and the itinerary may vary upto the moment of final confirmation.
Prices are not valid  10 DEC - 20 JAN &  24 MAR - 02 APR. Last return 10 DEC.

This trip is also available in a 13-day version (€805/pps) which includes 2 extra nights accommodation in Bogota and Palomino & 1 extra night in Cartagena.  

Day                  City                      Hotels

1-2-3-4              Bogota                         Casa Platypus
5-6-7-8              Palomino                     Playa La Roca
9-10-11-12        Cartagena                   3 Banderas

To make your experience of Colombia as intense as possible during this 8-day trip, we offer this excursion package (€395/pp) accompanied by an English speaking guide. It includes:

Day 2 , two half days with a choice of:

  • half-day visit to Bogota with the Gold museum on foot
  • half day bike ride in Bogota
  • half-day emerald workshop with a visit to the Emerald Trade Center

Day 4 visit to Tayrona Park with the beaches of Arenillas, La Piscina and Cabo San Juan & nbsp; OR visit Taironaka and Playa de Los Angeles.
Day 6:Half day visit to Cartagena
Day 7 : Full day visit to Isla del Pirata (Rosario Islands) including lunch

To make your experience of Colombia as intense as possible during this 13-day trip , we offer this excursion package (€350/pp) accompanied by an English speaking guide. It includes:

Day 2 halfe day visit to Bogoto's Gold Museum on foot
Day 3 half day cycle tour in Bogota
Day 4 half day emerald workshop with visitto the Emerald Trade Center
Day 6 of 7 visit of the Tayrona Park and beaches of Arenillas, La Piscina & Cabo San Juan OR visit to Taironaka & Playa de Los Angeles.
Day 10 half day visit to Cartagena
Day 12 entire day visit to Isla del Pirata (Rosario islands) including lunch

Optional excursions on day 6 or 7 Tayrona EN Taironaka: € 165/pp.

Standard Price per person


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