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Essential Colombia


Mixing Culture, Coffee, & the Caribbean
7 days starting at $1,449/Person

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Why you'll love this tour!

This experience in Colombia takes you face to face with the country’s essential destination highlights. From Bogota’s captivating historical highlights to the enticing aromas of the Coffee Region’s Arabica roast and Cartagena’s magical colonial architecture will have you wanting to stay or come back to experience even more. Throughout the region, Colombians are regarded as the friendliest population and today stands as the true gem of South America, far-removed from the clichéd image that it has held for decades around the world.

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:

  • Choose any date, all tours have daily departures
  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations

Your tour starts here!

7 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simple, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Itinerary

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Days 1-2

BOGOTA

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  • Private tour of Bogota’s finest architectural and historical highlights.
  • Exclusive panoramic view over Bogota from Monserrate Mountain.
  • Reserve a table at one of our favored restaurants in Bogota’s Zona Rosa.

Welcome to Colombia! Your private tour will take you to the heart of Colombia’s capital, from the historic center of La Candelaria, the impressive Gold Museum and Botero Museum to, the stunning Monserrate Mountain offer magnificent views over the sprawling city below. As one of the rising gastronomic centers of Latin America, before your trip, ask us to make you a reservation at one of our favored restaurants in Bogota’s chic and lively Zona Rosa.

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Private tour of Bogota’s finest architectural and historical highlights. Exclusive panoramic view over Bogota from Monserrate Mountain. Reserve a table at one of our favored restaurants in Bogota’s Zona Rosa.

Welcome to Colombia! Your private tour will take you ...

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2
Days 2-4

COFFEE REGION

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  • Guided tour of a working coffee plantation.
  • Hike through the verdant forests of the Cocora Valley.
  • Tour of the traditional village of Salento with a private guide.

Colombia’s Coffee Region is the heart and soul of the country providing visitors with a real insight into the ‘real’ Colombia as well as cup after cup of the world’s best coffee. From traditional fincas to delicious Arabica roasts, the Coffee Region is also visually spectacular with the Cocora Valley and charming town of Salento providing magnificent landscapes, stunning panoramas and a plethora of adventures to enjoy.

View Travel Guide for the Coffee Triangle

Guided tour of a working coffee plantation. Hike through the verdant forests of the Cocora Valley. Tour of the traditional village of Salento with a private guide.

Colombia’s Coffee Region is the heart and soul of the ...

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3
Days 4-7

CARTAGENA

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  • Walking tour of Cartagena: Plaza Santo Domingo, Torre del Reloj, Cathedral.
  • Explore the historic center & watch the sunset over the Caribbean.
  • Optional activities include San Felipe Castle, Popa Hill & more.

Cartagena is the romantic fairytale city of Colombia and behind its impressive 8-mile long colonial stone wall lies gorgeous cobbled streets, colorful houses, elegant balconies covered in blossoming flowers and some of the best colonial architecture in the Americas. Part of the Rosario Island Archipelago Nature Reserve, Isla Majagua provides the perfect barefoot luxury escape from the world as you sunbathe on the heavenly Caribbean beaches and walk among the coconut trees.

View Travel Guide for Cartagena

Walking tour of Cartagena: Plaza Santo Domingo, Torre del Reloj, Cathedral. Explore the historic center & watch the sunset over the Caribbean. Optional activities include San Felipe Castle, Popa Hill & more.

Cartagena is the romantic fairytale city of ...

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Sustainable & Shared Experiences

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. We always aim to offer our tour packages with as little impact with the culture, by using shared transportation and/or private “like a local” excursions using public transportation. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

Sustainable & Shared Hotels & Pricing

(Price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

Option 1: Comfort
$1,449 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$1,589 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$1,969 /person
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Let us customize or book this trip for you

Our World Experts offer full support and dedication to customizing this tour to fit you wishlist.
We can mix and match experiences, hotels and highlights to fit you budget and taste.

What our travelers are saying

David & Apryl Imboden
from the United States to Peru

Dear CAT,

Thanks so much for an incredible time in Peru. The service that you provided during our private tour was amazing. The guides were knowledgeable, the hotels were ...

Andrew & Debra Lee
from the United States to Argentina, Brazil & Peru

Hi Sarah,

We had a wonderful time and it was a great trip overall! Could not have had the experience that we did without your help – no regrets ...

Angela Willis & Son
from the United States to Brazil & Peru

Sarah,

The vacation to Brazil and Peru was great! All of the guides were good, but Luiz and Fernando were exceptional! Both of them went out of their way ...

Annalena Burbridge
from the United States to Argentina

Dear CAT Travel,

We had a most wonderful time in Argentina. Working with Marcos was a real joy.  He proved to be very helpful and knowledgeable about his product ...

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