Colombia tour, Colombia encompassed

“20 day small group tour featuring domestic flights and overland travel on a round-trip from Bogotá which includes cultural tours, gentle hikes and the beaches of Tayrona National Park.”

Highlights

Bogotá | Villa de Leyva | Villavieja | San Agustin | Tierradentro | Cali | Santa Marta | Cartagena | Medellín | coffee plantation tour | Salento |

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24 Oct 2020
US $3529
US $2683
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07 Nov 2020
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21 Nov 2020
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05 Dec 2020
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19 Dec 2020
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16 Jan 2021
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30 Jan 2021
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13 Feb 2021
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24 Apr 2021
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22 May 2021
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19 Jun 2021
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17 Jul 2021
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14 Aug 2021
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11 Sep 2021
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25 Sep 2021
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20 Nov 2021
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Top tip:
Take comfortable shoes for hiking in the beautiful Cocora Valley
Trip type:
Small Group adventure on private transport
Activity level:
Moderate
Accomm:
18 night(s) in hotels, 1 night(s) in a jungle eco-lodge
Meals:
17 Breakfast(s), 1 Dinner(s), 2 Basic Breakfast(s), 1 Local Lunch(es), 1 Local Dinner(s)
Included:
Accommodation, transport on tour, tour leader, listed activities, some meals.
Solo travelers:
Solo travelers welcome. No supplement for solo travelers. Solo travelers will share a room with a group member of the same sex. Single rooms for a surcharge are available to book in advance.
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Vacation type

Small group adventure vacation

Whether you are traveling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. This trip will appeal to travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
As a member of AITO, we adhere to the AITO Sustainable Tourism Guidelines and as such, we aim to protect the environment and minimise pollution both by on-tour practices and procedures in our offices around the world. On this tour through Colombia, we visit several sites of natural beauty such as Tayrona National Park and Taironaka Archeological Ruins, as well as the historic centers of important colonial cities such as Santa Marta and Villa de Leyva. When visiting these areas, our tour leaders make sure that our travelers respect signage, follow the instructions of the local guides and do not leave any litter. They also ensure that they do not take any rocks or plants away with them, or buy souvenirs made of endangered materials. In Cartagena our tour guide also recommends to people that they should not use the horse and carriage that is advertised. The horses here may not get treated well and we are strongly against any form of animal cruelty. Thus the guide will strongly advise against passengers choosing to do this.

Our hotel in Bogota is located in the Historical Centre, a short walk from the main attractions including the Iglesia de San Francisco. In Cartagena, our hotel is located in the ancient walled historic center again meaning customers can easily explore by walking. Navigating a city by foot is the best way to not only keep your carbon footprint low but also to experience hidden gems that you would not see from a coach window. We always consider the location when choosing accommodation and where possible opt for hotels or guesthouses near the important sites and local restaurants, meaning customers can easily explore by foot and not require transport.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Community -One of the principle aims of our responsible travel policy is to support local economies. We ensure that our tours provide maximum opportunities to engage with local people, so that local economies benefit directly from our business and our travelers gain a genuine insight into a region and its people. The optional excursions that we can help to arrange while on this tour, such as a trip to the Totumo Volcano or a city tour of Cartagena, help to support jobs and the local economy because they are run by local operators. We also recommend that our travelers eat and drink at locally-owned restaurants or bars to ensure that local businesses benefit as much as possible from our tours traveling through the region.

Our stay at a local hacienda in the coffee region brings travelers into contact with local producers offering interesting cultural insights to rural farm life and coffee growing practices whilst putting money straight into the local economy.

Traveling with Respect – On our website’s responsible travel pages we provide a list of tips on creating good relationships between our travelers and the local communities that we visit on our tours. For example, for this tour we would recommend that clients learn some Spanish to try and connect with the local people, and we would advise researching the history, religion and local traditions of Colombia to help them appreciate the architecture and culture of those countries and thereby get the most from their trip while respecting local customs.

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Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The stay at Taironaka eco lodge surrounded by flora and fauna.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Just take Pesos NO US dollars. Food is very cheap. Taxis are cheap if not booked through hotel. Pack as light as possible - a lot of travel!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Only marginally through meals & souvenirs. A lot of driving. 5 internal flights.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


A whistle stop tour of what I assume were Colombia's highlights.

Read the operator's response here:

Thanks for the feedback Peter! We are pleased you enjoyed your Colombia adventure and hope to see you again!

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