At a Glance

This Colombia trip, starting from the capital Bogotá, first takes you to the small colonial town of Popayán and to the archaeological highlights in the south of the country, San Agustín and Tierradentro. (both were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1995). After Medellín follows a “side trip” to one of the last “real” Caribbean islands, Providencia (possible also with overnight stay on San Andrés Island). After the “open-air museum” Cartagena and the remote colonial pearl Mompox, you will enjoy the Tayrona National Park before heading to the “most beautiful city in Colombia”, Barichara, to cool down.

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Itinerary of our Colombia trip

Day Transport to the next destination and number of nights Hotel
1 Arrival in Bogotá, transfer to hotel in La Candelaria (2N B&B) Casa de la Vega
3 Flight to Popayán (2N B&B) La Plazuela
5 Bus ride to Tierradentro (2N B&B), hikes through beautiful countryside to the various burial grounds Albergue El Refugio
8 Collective transfer to La Plata and continue by minibus via Pitalito (change to collective taxi) to San Agustín (3N B&B) Hotel Huaka-yo
10 Taxi to Pitalito and flight (via Bogotá) to Medellín (2N B&B) In House Hotel
12 Flight via San Andrés to Providencia. (4N B&B) Miss Mary
16 Flight via San Andrés to Cartagena (2N B&B) Posada La Fé
18 Long day of travel: By Collectivo to Magangué, by ferry (Chalupa) across the river and from there by taxi to Mompox (2N B&B) Hotel San Rafael
20 Collective transfer to Santa Marta (3N B&B), tour Tayrona Nationalpark Casa Amani
23 Flight via Bogotá to Bucaramanga and bus to Barichara (3N B&B) Casa de Hercilia
26 Bus to Bucaramanga and flight to Bogotá (1N B&B) Casa de la Vega
27 Taxi to the airport and return flight

Sample Itineraries

Duration: 20 days/ 19 nights
Services included: 19 nights accommodation as described, all flights except intercontinental, bus rides, train ride to and from Machu Picchu, entrance fee Machu Picchu and Huyana Picchu, transfer Cusco - Poroy and Ollantaytambo - Cusco, tour Tiwanaku, our fee.
Price: from about 2200 € per person with two travelers (2021)
Duration: 20 days/ 19 nights
Services included: 19 nights with breakfast in the described hotels, all flights except intercontinental flights, ferry and bus trips, two rental cars as described with comprehensive insurance without excess, mini trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, our fee.
Price: from ca. 3250 € per person in a double room with two travellers (valid for 2019)
Duration: 21 days/ 20 nights
Services included: 20 nights (13 with breakfast, 3 times VP, 4 times without meals) in the described hotels, all flights except intercontinental flight, all bus trips, 2 tours from Punta Arenas, boat trip on Lago Grey, transfer to Hotel Lago Tyndall, "Zodiac Tour" to Puerto Natales, rental car as described with fully comprehensive insurance without deductible, mini-trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier, our fee.
Price: from around 3650 € per person with 2 travelers