Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Bogota airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Bogota
Accommodation in Bogota
- 62 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
The beautiful Four Seasons Casa Medina was the creative vision of Santiago Medina Mejia, a Paris-educated artist and architect from Medellin. He salvaged local architectural treasures, such as stone columns and hand-carved wooden doors from two recently demolished colonial convents, to create was declared a monument by the country’s Ministry of Culture in the 1980s. The hotel features 62 rooms and suites, where beamed ceilings and aged leather accents coupled with fresh, contemporary touches making them a sophisticated blend of old and new. The hotel has two restaurants; the lively La Bodega that focuses on tapas and Colombian coffee, and Castanyoles Raciones y Tapas, where guests chave the option to dine in the beautiful glass atrium with Spanish tiles, living walls and drop lights. There is also a gym and a spa with treatment rooms, relaxation room and steam room.
- 102 rooms
- Small fitness centre
The Sofitel Victoria Regia is located in Bogota’s Zona Rosa district, with many of the capital’s top shops and restaurants on its doorstep. It takes its name from the beautiful water lily that can be found in the Colombian Amazon, and if you look up as soon as you enter the hotel, you’ll see a beautiful stained glass skylight inspired by the Victoria Regia. There are 102 rooms and suites, a blend of local Colombian character and classic French elegance. Basilic is the hotel’s in-house restaurant, serving exquisite Mediterranean cuisine using local ingredients. There is also a bar where guests can enjoy a drink before heading out to explore Bogota’s incredible foodie scene. For those that like to keep active while away, there is a small gym as well as treatment rooms where you can indulge in a massage or beauty treatment.
Colombia's capital is as recognisable and enjoyable as any other in this continent. Packed with its colonial legacy, beautiful architecture, charming historical districts, museums recounting ancient to modern treasures and times, to sophisticated restaurants, shopping malls, local markets and much more. Your travel designer will advise you on how best to spend your time here and what aspects of Bogotá would suit you.
Walk through the winding streets of La Candelaria and surrounding neighbourhoods with your local expert, who will offer fascinating stories behind the cobblestone streets, houses, plazas and cathedrals of this neighbourhood. Passing by government buildings, the iconic Plaza Bolivar, and the city centre's impactful street art, get insight into Colombia’s difficult past and the recent political and economic revival as told through the stories of the murals.
Private transfer to Bogota airport
Flight from Bogota to Armenia
Private transfer to your accommodation in the Coffee Triangle
Accommodation in The Coffee Triangle
- Five suites
- Infinity pool
Hacienda Buenavista is a beautiful boutique hotel sitting high above the Vieja River in the heart of the coffee triangle. Surrounded by lush rolling hills, it enjoys a stunning location and it the perfect place to unwind for a few days. There are just five suites, each individually decorated and inspired by the colours of the sky, coffee and the native ceiba tree. Each suite comes with a private terrace. One of the highlights of the hacienda is its beautiful infinity pool from where you can enjoy sweeping vistas of the mountains. There is a cosy library, a lounge and a terrace where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Much of the produce comes from their own kitchen garden and their 100-acre plantation which is filled with orange, passion fruit, mandarin and avocado trees.
Deemed as such an outstanding area of natural beauty that it is now under UNESCO protection, spend your days relaxing and taking in the lush, tranquil and typically pastoral surrounds of Colombia's Coffee Triangle. From its cloud forests to quaint countryside culture and Spanish colonial legacy, there is no shortage of things to do and see here.
Drive to a traditional coffee plantation where a local family will open the doors to their authentic hacienda. Walk along the property as a family member explains the intricate process of harvesting and producing premium quality coffee. Enjoy the lush landscapes, exotic flowers and stunning birds that inhabit this area. After visiting the fields, enjoy a traditional lunch with the owners of the farm. Then, let the experts guide you through a tasting session to learn about the coffee's aroma and fragrance, how to differentiate between good and bad coffee, and how to prepare a perfectly balanced cup of coffee.
Just 15 minutes past the town of Salento lies Valle del Cocora, home of the striking 60m wax palm trees which have been classified as a protected species. This type of palm tree grows only in this particular region and has been recognised as the official tree of Colombia. Take a leisurely walk up the valley and find panoramic views, or just relax down below while admiring the breathtaking landscape.
Private transfer to Pereira airport
Flight from Pereira to Cartagena
Private transfer to your hotel in Cartagena
Accommodation in Cartagena
- 31 rooms and suites
- Restaurant and bar
- Swimming pool
- Bikes for hire
Casa San Agustin is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Cartagena’s vibrant old town. The hotel comprises three connecting 17th-century buildings, in the middle of which are the remains of an aqueduct which was used to collect rainwater for the walled city. There are 31 rooms and suites, some with their own Jacuzzi and small balcony. Rooms have maintained their colonial charm with dark wooden beamed ceilings and tiled bathrooms, but the soft blues and greens and natural fabrics add a fresh, contemporary edge. The large duplex prestige suite is ideal for small groups or families with two large en suite bedrooms, living room and small kitchen. There are beautiful orchids, Colombia’s national flower, in each room. The open-air swimming pool sits at the heart of the hotel with the aqueduct towering above. It is the perfect place to cool off and relax after a day exploring the city of Cartagena. There is a small rooftop terrace as well as a library, which features original frescoes uncovered during the renovation, where a daily afternoon tea is served. The Alma Restaurant is the perfect place to try traditional Colombian cuisine, with seafood casserole and ceviche perennially popular. The Alma Bar is a beautiful space and ideal for unwinding with a G&T. Breakfast can be enjoyed indoors or on the patio. The Aurum Spa is inspired by the gold Colombia is so famous for, and is a beautifully relaxing space where guests can indulge in a treatment.
- 12 rooms
- Roof terrace with pool
- Small lounge
In a renovated republican house from the 19th century in the heart of Cartagena’s old city, is Casa Blanca. The tinkle of water fountains and corridors filled with lush, tropical plants gives this boutique hotel a very tranquil feel and it is a great place to reatreat to after a day exploring the city. As the name suggests, white is the colour scheme throughout the hotel and each of the 12 rooms feels bright and fresh. Splashes of colour come from the textiles, plants and flowers. There is a small lounge area downstairs where guests will enjoy breakfast. As you head further into the hotel there is a small pool then a spectacular roof terrace filled with beautiful plants and featuring another small swimming pool. This is a wonderful place to relax and watch the sun set over Cartagena.
Casa Don Sancho is a lovely boutique hotel towards the edge of the walled city but within easy reach of everything Cartagena has to offer. This is a tall townhouse with six bedrooms spread over three floors. Greenery hangs down from the wraparound balcony, tumbling down to the ground floor where you’ll find a small shaded pool. Rooms are bright and fresh with lots of natural materials and neutral colours. There is a lovely living room and library which leads onto a dining room where a large table is set up for breakfast. Shuttered windows look out over Calle de Don Sancho. The small rooftop terrace is the perect place to watch the sunset. In one direction you have the colourful spire of Cartagena Cathedral and the high rises of Boca Grande in the distance, and in the other you have the pale pink facade of the theatre, beyond which are the vast waters of the Caribbean.
Cartagena is Colombia's coastal gem and its most romantic city. The warm Caribbean breeze gathers up sounds of salsa music and the scent of the flowers that cascade down from the balconies of the rainbow-coloured houses that line its cobbled streets. Steeped in colonial and nautical history, Cartagena boasts impressive ramparts, forts and bastions as well as plenty of Spanish-style architecture. This is a city made for exploring: wind your way through the historic centre passing carts laden with juicy fruit and women selling coconut candies under the shade of the arches that ring the plazas. There are also fortifications to explore, museums to discover and lots of rooftops from which to sit and watch the world go by.
Meet your driver and local host at the hotel for a private transfer to Cartagena’s dock where your boat will be waiting. Aboard your speedboat and depart towards the Islas del Rosario archipelago, located 50 minutes from Cartagena. These rugged islands are blessed with clear blue waters, colourful coral reefs and diverse marine life. Spend the day cruising between islands and snorkelling.
Enjoy a tasting experience in which your local rum expert will guide you through how rum is processed and aged, in order to recognise its unique characteristics.
Put on your dancing shoes and learn how to dance salsa with professional dancers who will teach you their best moves to dance the night away!
Private transfer to your accommodation near Tayrona National Park
Tayrona National Park
Accommodation near Tayrona National Park
- Four bedrooms and two cabins
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Lounge area with hammocks
Villa Playa los Naranjos is located just a short drive from the entrance to Tayrona National Park where the River Piedras meets the ocean. The hotel building is typical of this region with a thatched roof and high ceilings. There are four bedrooms in the main house, as well as two cabins in a separate building set slightly apart from the house. The cabins have a shared terrace outside. There is a swimming pool and terrace overlooking the river and ocean, from where a wooden walkway leads down to the river’s edge. Upstairs in the main house is a large social area with open sides where you’ll find sofas and hammocks. The beach is a just a short walk from the hotel, and although the water is a little rough for swimming, it is still a beautiful area to explore and you’ve got Tayrona National Park on your doorstep.
- Four en-suite bedrooms
- Two swimming pools
- Lounge areas
Kasamar is a private villa on the outskirts of Tayrona National Park – a great option for families, groups of friends or people who are after an exclusive getaway. The house has four en-suite bedrooms with air conditioning and ample space for relaxing and eating. The upper levels of the house have open sides so you can enjoy the sea breeze as you relax in the hammocks or on the wicker chairs with a good book. The views out over the ocean and jungle really are something very special. There are two swimming pools, which is great as the ocean is a little too rough for swimming. Guests staying here will enjoy the services of a personal chef so you can enjoy delicious meals at times that suit you. The nearby river can be explored by canoe and Tayrona National Park is a short drive away.
Tayrona National Park is one of the prettiest stretches of coastline in Latin America, where lush tropical rainforest meets golden sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Caribbean. It makes for a perfect combination of relaxation and exploration in an area which is home to more than 100 species of mammal, 200 species of bird and many reptiles. Time here is for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque views, scuba diving, snorkelling and exploring the nature of the park. Your travel designer will be able to guide you through the options to ensure that you make the most of your time here.
Take a private transfer to the Don Diego river. After a 15-minute trek up a lush mountain, you will arrive at the river bank from where you will float down a crystalline river all the way down to the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds, howler monkeys and small caymans which are harmless and very shy.
Private transfer to Santa Marta airport