Colombian Getaway

Colombian Getaway

Covering four of South America’s most distinct regions, this indulgent 12-day Colombian getaway is as diverse as it is colorful. The stage is set in the historic capitals, lush countrysides, and flavorful coasts of Colombia, with the final scene taking place within Peruvian Amazon along its mighty Amazon River.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Bogotá / Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia

  • Day 2:

    Bogotá / Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia (B,L)

  • Day 3:

    Quindío / Hacienda Bambusa (B)

  • Day 4:

    Quindío / Hacienda Bambusa (B,L)

  • Day 5:

    Quindío / Hacienda Bambusa (B,L)

  • Day 6:

    Cartagena / Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara (B,D)

  • Day 7:

    Cartagena / Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara (B)

  • Day 8:

    Cartagena / Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara (B,D)

  • Day 9:

    Peruvian Amazon / Aria Amazon (B,D)

  • Day 10:

    Peruvian Amazon / Aria Amazon (B,L,D)

  • Day 11:

    Peruvian Amazon / Aria Amazon (B,L,D)

  • Day 12:

    Lima / Departure (B,L)

Itinerary Description:

Experience your first taste of Colombian hospitality in its capital and largest city, Bogotá, and the luxurious accommodations of Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia. Explore this intensely fun and endearing metropolis by immersing yourself in its ancient and vibrant sites, such as Paloquemao market, the colonial sector of La Candelaria, the main square Plaza de Bolivar, and the Botero Museum.

Travel next to Colombia's famed Eje Cafetero to find the best scenery and java the country has to offer. With the stunning art- and countryside-infused Hacienda Bambusa as your inspiration, set off for the central mountains and traditional towns of Quindío like a local aboard a jeep Willy, soaking up the regional atmosphere. Experience the lush Coffee Triangle by air and land, first by hot air balloon, then by visiting the coffee estates to see the coffee pickers at work and taste their end-product.

After time in the city and the countryside, it's time to head to the Caribbean coast for some of Cartagena's tropical flair. A stay at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara only enhances the experience, with its 17th century colonial charm, delicious chocolate and rum tastings, and renowned service.

The final stop on your South American getaway takes you across the border for a three-day journey aboard the M/V Aria along the northern Amazon River in Peru. This ship provides the voyage of a lifetime, divulging the fascinating and diverse ecology of the world's largest rainforest and mightiest river. Explore watercourses full of abundant birdlife, scour through wildernesses of tamarins and squirrel monkeys, share the traditional customs of the local fishing villages, and sip cocktails as you gaze upon the spectacular Amazonian sunset.

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