Cultural Excursion

Colonial Colombia and the Pacific Coast

Bogota, Colombia

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Prices From: $2,338 per person

Begin your adventure exploring Colombia's capital city of Bogota. From there you'll make your way to the picturesque, historic colonial town of Villa de Leyva and experience true Colombian culture. End your journey with a visit to Nuqui Town on the Pacific coast, where you'll have the opportunity to go whale watching, and interact with the afro-Colombian locals.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Bogota

Take a breath after arriving and spend some time in the massive and cosmopolitan capital of Colombia. Spend your first night in Colombia recovering from your long flight and taking some time to adjust to the altitude (2600 meters high).

Overnight: Colonial House (Breakfast included)

Day 2 - Bogota

Soak up the cultural scene in the colonial old quarter, take part in a walking or bike tour around the city, visit museums and galleries.

Overnight: Colonial House (Breakfast included)

Day 3 - Zipaquira Cathedral

Today you will take a short care ride to visit the most popular tourist landmark in Colombia. The bizarre and massive salt cathedral of Zipaquira is a Roman Catholic Church that was constructed in an underground salt mine. Experience the incredible architectural details first hand and learn the history of this famous sacred place.

Overnight: Colonial House (Breakfast included)

Day 4 - Bogota - Villa de Leyva

In the morning you will take a private car ride to the pretty colonial town of Villa de Leyva. Upon arrival you will take a horse rie through the cobble stone streets of this quaint colonial town and it's lovely surrounding areas.

Overnight: La Hacienda - Villa de Leyva (Breakfast included)

Day 5 - Villa de Leyva

Today is your to explore Villa de Leyva at your leisure. There are lots of nice restaurants, arts and craft galleries and inviting bars – a great place to wander around and soak up the atmosphere.

Overnight: La Hacienda - Villa de Leyva (Breakfast included)

Day 6 - Villa de Leyva - Nuqui Town

In the morning you will make your way to the airport for your departure flight to Nuqui Town, located on Colombia's pacific coast. Here you will discover the natural extravaganza of this isolated destination.

Overnight: Jungle Lodge - Nuqui (Breakfast included)

Day 7 - Nuqui Town

During your time in Nuqui, take the time to enjoy the lively local culture of the afro-colombian communities, walk through the jungle and discover fascinating natural spots.

Overnight: Jungle Lodge - Nuqui (Breakfast included)

Day 8 - Nuqui Town

For your last full day in the Colombian coastal paradise you will have the opportunity to go whale watching!

Overnight: Jungle Lodge - Nuqui (Breakfast included)

Day 9 - Nuqui Town - Bogota

After breakfast make your way to the airport for your departure flight back to Bogota or any other Colombian city.

(Breakfast included)

Accommodation Information

Colonial House - Bogota

Strategically located inside the historic city center of the massive city, this colonial home built in the 1800s and refurbished in 2009, offers visitors a taste of history and comfort. Only a short walk from public transport, this comfortable accomodation allows you to easily explore the capital and visit the many museums, art galleries, restaurants and historic sites of this exciting city.

La Hacienda - Villa de Leyva

Enjoy your stay in one of the most charming hotels in the country. The historic house is a family run Spanish style well preserved hotel where the local family will really make you feel at home. The spot on service will make you want to come back again and again.

Jungle Lodge - Nuqui

Located in the isolation and tranquillity of a tropical jungle lies this 100% ecofriendly sustainable lodge. The prime location will allow you to explore the Pacific coast of Colombia and witness the annual whale migration. The hotel is a local Afro-Colombian community project that aims to protect the overwhelming natural diversity of the area and the livelihood of this authentic culture.

Location

Region: South America

Address:
Bogota
Colombia

Amenities/Activities

Breakfast Breakfast

Day Tours Day Tours

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Horses Horses

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

General Information

The price includes:

  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • All national park entrances fees
  • Local guide in Villa de Leyva
  • Whale watching adventure only available in whale season (July – October)
  • All land transfers as indicated in itinerary

The price excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Service tips and gratuities
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Meals not specified
  • Insurance