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A Colombian Experience

Colonial life, coffee plantations and Andean foothills

As the heat of the Caribbean day turns to cooler evening the streets fill with young and old. The music from local bars would get anyone’s foot tapping! On a hillside plantation you brush verdant coffee bushes as you walk through but the coffee smell is strangely absent! You will see it takes time and effort to process the coffee fruit to the drink! The warm sand of a Caribbean beach seeps between the toes. A cooling wave rolls in and the air is filled with the aroma of sea air. These Colombian moments will stay with you forever!

We fly direct to Bogotá, the capital, with time for a good look at the city and to adjust to the Latin American rhythm. From here we fly to Neiva and drive south to San Agustin and its pre Hispanic archaeology. Little is known of the people who left these figures but the remains are undeniably impressive. We will walk through tropical scenery to find the finest of the remains.

We continue west to Popayan with a scenic drive across the chain of the Andes and time to explore ‘The White City’. We will walk in the Andean foothills above the town.

Heading north we reach Armenia from where we can enjoy the high mountains from the magical Val de Corcora and discover the San Alberto coffee plantation in the heart of the coffee growing area. Here we will see the production process and have a tutored coffee tasting so we can savour its distinction.

Then Cartagena, perhaps the best preserved of all Spanish colonial cities. We spend a day in the city and a day taking a boat trip to the Islas de Rosario for a taste of tropical paradise. Finally we head north to Santa Marta for more beautiful tropical beaches and a chance to explore, on foot, the lost city of Pueblito.

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You enjoy the great outdoors and possess a moderate spirit of adventure. For you, nothing beats exploring the natural world, whether by foot, wheels or water. You enjoy filling your days with great scenery and a range of different experiences. You are moderately fit. Previous outdoor activity experience is preferable. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 8 miles of walking on occasionally rough paths with up to 600m of ascent.



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  • Accommodation

    We stay in some excellent quality local style accommodation – all rooms with private facilities.

  • What's Included

    Holiday Price Includes:

    • Return flights and all transfers.
    • All local transport costs.
    • En suite accommodation.
    • Dinners taken in hotels or local restaurants.
    • Lunches taken in local restaurants or as a boxed lunch.

  • Holiday Highlights

    Holiday Highlights:

    • Cartagena. The jewel in the crown of Latin American colonial cities.
    • San Agustin. Perhaps the least understood Pre-Hispanic remains.
    • San Rosario Islands. Tropical paradise!
    • Coffee. The finest in the world!

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c30min).
    • Flights: Heathrow-Bogota (c11hrs 25min), Santa Marta-Heathrow via Bogota (c11hrs 40min + stop), Avianca.
    • Internal flights: Bogota-Neiva and Pereira-Cartagena (c1hr 10min), Avianca.        
    • UK add-on flights from £150 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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You enjoy the great outdoors and possess a moderate spirit of adventure. For you, nothing beats exploring the natural world, whether by foot, wheels or water. You enjoy filling your days with great scenery and a range of different experiences. You are moderately fit. Previous outdoor activity experience is preferable. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 8 miles of walking on occasionally rough paths with up to 600m of ascent.



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