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Bogota & Medellin Tour

£1100 pp

Bogota, Colombia, Medellin

5 Days, 4 Nights

2-8

Bogota & Medellin Tour

What You'll Do

During this 5-day Colombia tour, you will begin your adventure in the vibrant capital city of Bogotá and then travel to Medellin, which is rightfully called the "city of eternal spring" because of its lovely weather. We know and love Colombia and we're sure these iconic destinations in Colombia will make you want to travel to Colombia for every holiday.

Experience
Highlights

Visit Plaza de Paloquemao, one of the largest and most popular markets in Bogota and some of the most iconic places in Bogota’s historic centre

Get to know the city of Medellin

Explore fascinating art and urban culture in Comuna 13

Your Local Host:

Nidia Penagos

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born and raised in Bogota when I was studying I actually didn;t didn’t study anything to do with tourism. My career began in engineering and I worked in this industry for many years, but I always maintained a passion for travel, discovery and exploring and did plenty in my spare time. Both Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrive in Bogota. Transfer to hotel

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 – Superior Room Hotel Hamilton Court

Meal Plan: None

Traditional markets and historic tour Bogota

Today, we will visit 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. At the market, you will have the opportunity to try some fruits, fruits juices and various Colombian snacks.

After the market, we will visit 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 check the artistic work of Fernando Botero, Colombia’s most famous painter and sculptor at the Museo Botero. We will glimpse the diversity of architectural styles on display at the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria and we will capture spectacular panoramic views of the city from the top of Cerro de Monserrate.

Overnight: Bogota – Superior Room Hotel Hamilton Court

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel to Medellin - City tour in Medellin

In the morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Medellin. Upon arrival in Medellin, we will meet you at the airport to start the city tour.

During the tour, we will visit the most iconic areas of the city including: Plaza de Botero, El Pueblito Paisa and Parque LLeras. The Plaza de Botero is a medium-sized plaza full of sculptures created by the famous Colombian sculptor, Fernando Botero (originally from Medellin). He is famous for his style of painting, which makes everything look “chubby.” The Parque Lleras and El Pueblito Paisa are two of Medellin’s must-see quarters. The Pueblito Paisa, a small replica of a typical Antioquia township, located on top of the 80m-hill “Cerro Nutibara” is the perfect place to get a great panoramic view of the city. While the Parque Lleras is one of the most popular areas for entertainment and nightlife in Medellin. At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight: Medellin – Hotel Poblado Alejandria 

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Comuna 13 and Santa Elena

Start the day by visiting Comuna 13 – once a dangerous neighbourhood, but now an area with fascinating art and urban culture. A local will lead you through this humble and interesting area while explaining how the government and community turned Comuna 13 into a must-see destination.

We will also venture out of the city and into the countryside to a flower farm. Medellin, Colombia is famous for its flower festivals and local farmers spend the whole year growing and maintaining flowers to be displayed during the annual events. Visitors will learn about the whole cultivation process – from seed to the intricate arrangements that fetch top prizes in competitions. At the end of the day, we will take you back to your hotel.

Overnight: Medellin – Hotel Poblado Alejandria 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Day trip to El Penol and Guatape - Travel to Cartagena

Today we will go to Guatape, a small town located about 2.5 hours by car from Medellin in a beautiful zone wedged between a reservoir and a colossal stone called EL Peñol. Upon arrival to the town of Guatape, you will be surrounded by the most colourful houses, each one intricately decorated with traditionally painted carvings along the lower parts of the main entrances. After visiting the town, we will go to El Peñol from where you will get a stunning view of the region. We will also take a boat ride around the reservoir.

Late in the afternoon, we will go to the airport for your flight to Cartagena. On arrival to Cartagena, we will pick you up at the airport to take you to the hotel.

Overnight: Cartagena

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Location Information

  • Domestic flights (Economy)
  • Luggage allowance one piece of 23kg per person
  • Meals as defined in the itinerary
  • Private ground transport
  • Local English-speaking tour guides
  • Entry tickets to all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary