8 Day Affordable Colombia from $1049*
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Miami-Medellin, Bogota-Miami
Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
Other departure cities available.
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Medellin-Cartagena & Cartagena-Bogota
- 7 nights accommodations
- 3 nights Medellin
- 2 nights Cartagena
- 2 nights Bogota
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Due to the high elevation, travel in the Colombian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider
Discover Medellin in the beautiful Aburra Valley, named the "City of Eternal Spring" Stay in magical Cartagena, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a true cultural treasure! Tour Cartagena's Colonial District, view Bolivar Park, Santo Domingo Church and the Gold Museum Stand before the impressive collection of pre-Columbian gold pieces at the Gold Museum Visit La Candelaria District renowned for its perfectly preserved Colonial architecture View the paintings and sculptures of Fernando Botero, the famed Colombian artist
How to Book
- Purchase your vouchers.
- To redeem your voucher call 1 (800) 682-3333. Our reservations center is open Monday through Friday 9am-9pm EST, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Please have the passport names and vouchers of each traveler handy.
- Remember to mention that you are calling in regards to the 8 Day Affordable Colombia package and book no later than 1 week after the promotion ends.
- When making your reservation, be sure to discuss optional tours with a reservation specialist.
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Medellin-Cartagena & Cartagena-Bogota.
The route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, and local events
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Colombian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the Poblado neighborhood of Medellin.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is situated in the Bocagrande neighborhood of Cartagena.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Depart for Santa Elena, a small colonial town high in a mountainside near Medellin. It is one of the most typical “Antioqueño” towns, where the “Silleteros” tradition, linked to the flower production of the area, was born. Tour the area where the well-known floral arrangements have become a famous symbol of Medellin. Explore an organic flower farm and immerse yourself in the euphoric sights and smells of the plants. Marvel at the spectacular flower sculptures and diverse species of plants. At the end of the tour, enjoy a typical Colombian coffee. Afterwards, return to the hotel in Medellin.
Pick-up at 02:00 pm and drop-off at 06:00 pm at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #2||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||$58.00|
Depart from Medellin this morning, on a scenic drive through the Eastern Highlands of Antioquia. Arrive at one of the area's top attractions, the Peñol Rock (La Piedra del Peñol), a 656 foot high monolith. You'll have the opportunity to climb more than 700 stairs to reach the top of this spectacular landmark and enjoy panoramic views of Guatapé Lake and the surrounding mountains. Continue with a visit to the town of Guatapé. Tour the iconic sites of the town like the historic church, town square and traditional colored streets. After lunch on your own, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Guatapé, one of the country's largest lakes. Time to stroll along the boardwalk and relax at one of the cafes. Return to the hotel in Medellin.
Entrance fees to the Peñol Boulder and boat ride on the lake are included.
Pick-up at 08:00 am and drop-off at 06:00 pm at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.
|Day #3||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||$89.00|
Upon arrival, meet your main instructor and watch a video about Colombian emeralds to learn fascinating facts regarding these gemstones, including how they are mined and carved. Colombia is the world's largest producer of emeralds. A hands-on class follows, where you use 925 sterling silver wire and Colombian emeralds to create three pieces of jewelry, a pair of earrings, a bracelet and a ring. At the conclusion of the class you will receive a diploma and one piece of jewelry that you created.
Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #5||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||$25.00|
Depart Cartagena and travel south for about an hour through the picturesque countryside to the Colombia National Aviary, which houses more than 1,750 birds, representing 135 species. It’s the second biggest aviary in Latin America, and sixth in the world. This fascinating place, with its unique flora and fauna, aims to educate and create awareness about the diversity of birds found in Colombia. Take a walking tour through the three ecosystems, tropical rainforest, seaboard and desert. At the end of the tour, enjoy a typical Colombian coffee before returning to Cartagena.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #5||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||$79.00|
Drive north from Bogota towards Zipaquira. Traveling through the Sabana de Bogota, you’ll see the many greenhouses used for the cultivation of carnations and roses, an important industry in this region. Next, arrive at the impressive Salt Cathedral, built within the tunnels of a salt mine at 500 feet beneath the surface, a true feat of engineering. Begin the tour in a tunnel that passes the 14 Stations of the Cross and continues to a lit dome. Later, see the enormous cross carved into the rock and the three naves of the Cathedral representing the birth, life and death of Christ. In the central nave is the main altar, with a huge salt cross created by the Colombian artist Carlos Enrique Rodriguez. After your visit stop by the Café, located in one of the underground tunnels to have a delicious Colombian coffee. Afterwards, visit "San Antonio" Cathedral, and marvel at the panoramic views of colonial Zipaquira. Afterwards, lunch on your own, before returning to Bogota.
Pick-up at 02:00 pm and drop-off at 07:00 pm at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours
|Day #6||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||$49.00|
Board the Funicular Train that takes you up to Monserrate Mountain. After a short hike, reach the top of Monserrate. At more than 10,000 feet above sea level, see outstanding views of downtown Bogota. Visit the 17th century church and the "El Señor Caído" shrine that welcomes pilgrims all year long.
*This Optional Tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.
Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||$39.00|
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