Colombia Discovery

Cartagena - Quito

19 days through Colombia, Ecuador
FROM: $1400 USD + 530 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 3 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Basic Hotel 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 8 nights
Camping 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 13, Lunches x 3, Dinners x 2
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZCQ
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is a trip that unveils the true diversity of Colombia and northern Ecuador, from the jungles and stunning beaches of the Caribbean coast in Tayrona National Park to the snow capped peaks of the Andes and the spectacular wax palm trees of the Valle de Cocora. Colombia is home to some of South America's most beautiful colonial architecture as found in Cartagena, Popayan or Santa Cruz de Lorica. This is balanced by the cosmopolitan and contemporary feel of Medellin. No visit to Colombia is complete without exploring the coffee heartland around Manizales and a stay at a Coffee Finca to learn the tricks of the trade. Further south the Afro Caribbean feel gives way to the indigenous mountain peoples of the Andes and before crossing into Ecuador to explore the Indian markets of Otavalo, you must explore the exquisite Santuario de las Lajas in Ipiales. This tour would, however, not be complete without time to explore the wonderful old colonial city of Quito, with its plethora of churches, cathedrals and markets.

2 nights in vibrant Cartagena
2 Nights in the stunning Caribbean beach national park of Tayrona
3 nights to explore the infamous streets of Medellin
Explore the region of Salento and visit a coffee finca
Guided trek through spectacular Cocora Valley
2 night stay in the historic colonial city of Popayan
Photograph the iconic church bridge of Ipiales
Visit the equator monument en-route to Quito
Full day coffee experience and plantation tour

This trip gives an amazing insight into Colombia with lots of easy living, nothing too challenging and plenty of time to discover both rural and city life as well as the colonial history of this undiscovered destination. You will be staying in good small hotels, hostels and camping.

Explore Cartagena on a guided walking tour

Explore some of Tayrona National Park's scenic walking trails including a hike to the mysterious ancient ruins of Pueblito hidden in the jungles high above the coastline

Head out on a fascinating guided tour of Medellin and learn all about it's tumultuous past

Head out on a half-day guided trek through the spectacular Cocora Valley and see the incredible 50m-tall Quindio wax palms the tallest plam trees in the world!

Learn about Colombia Coffee and wander the plantation
Day 1 - Cartagena (8th November 2020)

Border Information: if joining in Cartagena, you will most likely enter Colombia at Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA code: CTG).

There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cartagena before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cartagena.

If you are continuing on from Panama, then your leader will have assisted you with airport transfers for your included flight to arrive in time for the joining meeting.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Cartagena (9th November 2020)
Day 3 - Tayrona NP (10th November 2020)
Day 4 - Tayrona NP (11th November 2020)
Day 5 - Lorica (12th November 2020)
Day 6 - Lorica (13th November 2020)
Day 7 - Medellin (14th November 2020)
Day 8 - Medellin (15th November 2020)
Day 9 - Medellin (16th November 2020)
Day 10 - Manizales (17th November 2020)
Day 11 - Salento (18th November 2020)
Day 12 - Salento (19th November 2020)
Day 13 - Salento (20th November 2020)
Day 14 - Popayan (21st November 2020)
Day 15 - Popayan (22nd November 2020)
Day 16 - Ipiales (23rd November 2020)
Day 17 - Otavalo (24th November 2020)
Day 18 - Quito (25th November 2020)
Day 19 - Quito - End Date (26th November 2020)

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06 Oct 20 Cartagena
24 Oct 20 Quito
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08 Nov 20 Cartagena
26 Nov 20 Quito
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10 Feb 21 Quito
28 Feb 21 Cartagena

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15 Mar 21 Quito
02 Apr 21 Cartagena

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26 Apr 21 Cartagena
14 May 21 Quito

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12 Jun 21 Quito
30 Jun 21 Cartagena

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03 Jul 21 Quito
21 Jul 21 Cartagena

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30 Aug 21 Quito
17 Sep 21 Cartagena

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06 Nov 21 Quito

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21 Nov 21 Cartagena
09 Dec 21 Quito

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09 Feb 22 Quito
27 Feb 22 Cartagena

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14 Mar 22 Quito
01 Apr 22 Cartagena

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25 Jun 22 Quito
13 Jul 22 Cartagena

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08 Jul 22 Quito
26 Jul 22 Cartagena

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