Colonial Towns of Colombia

Cartagena | Villa de Leyva | Mompox

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Colonial Towns of Colombia

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Duration:
14 days - 13 nights
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AUD $ 5,154
p.p. Twin Room Share, Excludes Flights

colonial villa de leyva townExplore the Colonial Towns of Colombia with this 14 Day Itinerary through some of the most picturesque and unique towns in Colombia. This itinerary is ideal for travellers wanting to explore smaller towns off the main tourist path in Colombia and also includes stunning scenery and National Parks along the route.

Starting in Bogota, spend two days exploring the capital before driving north through the Andes to Villa de Leyva at 2,140 m.a.s.l. The town was officially founded in 1572 by the Spanish, however the area was already inhabited by the Muiscas, a Chibcha-speaking people who built their main astronomical observatory at the site of the current town. Villa de Leyva is one of the most beautiful towns in the area and is best explored on foot. It is a national monument and has remained free of modern constructions. This means the atmosphere of colonial times can still be felt when visiting the town and the expansive Plaza Mayor, which is the country’s largest.

From Villa de Leyva, continue north by road for the next three nights in the lovely towns of Barichara and Bucaramanga. The drives are scenic and between the two towns, your itinerary includes a visit to Chicamocha National Park. You will fly from Bucaramanga to Cartagena de Indias, and after a quick overnight stay, head inland to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Santa Cruz de Mompox.

This is a remote and hidden town where time has stood still. Mompox inspires tales of romance and nostalgia and is situated on an island of the same name on the western bank of the Magdalena River, roughly 200km southeast from Cartagena. The town has remained architecturally and traditionally intact. The Central Cemetery is perhaps the most interesting and atmospheric place to visit. Here it becomes clear that the old tales from Mompox are still very much alive. The white tombs are lined up one above the other and form walls of memories around a central chapel. Mompox is world famous for its filigree work with local craftsmen using threads of silver and gold to create very intricate and delicate jewellery.

Finally you will return by road to Cartagena, the country’s most famous colonial city and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the last few days of your itinerary soaking of the Caribbean sun, beach and culture while you reflect on all the stunning Colonial Towns of Colombia that you have experienced.

This itinerary is completely flexible – activities and departure dates will be modified to your personal travel preferences. Contact us for an obligation free quote.

Overview

Day 1

Flight arriving into Bogota
Colombia Arrival Service Bogota – Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel
Overnight Bogota – 3* Hotel

Day 2

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Half Day City Tour Bogota
Time at Leisure in Bogota
OPTIONAL: Private Salsa Night in Bogotá
Overnight Bogota – 3* Hotel

Day 3

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Colombia Private Tour Overview
Colombia Colonial Town Package 6 Days / 5 Nights – Day 1
Overnight Villa de Leyva – 3* Hotel

Day 4

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Colombia Colonial Town Package 6 Days / 5 Nights – Day 2
Overnight Villa de Leyva – 3* Hotel

Day 5

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Colombia Colonial Town Package 6 Days / 5 Nights – Day 3
Overnight Barichara – 3* Hotel

Day 6

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Colombia Colonial Town Package 6 Days / 5 Nights – Day 4
Overnight Barichara – 3* Hotel

Day 7

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Colombia Colonial Town Package 6 Days / 5 Nights – Day 5
Overnight Bucaramanga- 4* Hotel

Day 8

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Colombia Colonial Town Package 6 Days / 5 Nights – Day 6
Flight from Bucaramanga to Cartagena
Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel
Overnight Cartagena – 3.5* Hotel

Day 9

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer from Cartagena to Mompox
Overnight Mompox – 3* Hotel

Day 10

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Full Day Mompox Tour
Overnight Mompox – 3* Hotel

Day 11

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer from Mompox to Cartagena
Overnight Cartagena – 3.5* Hotel

Day 12

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Half Day Panoramic Cartagena City Tour
Optional: Cartagena Graffiti Tour
Overnight Cartagena – 3.5* Hotel

Day 13

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Time at Leisure in Cartagena
OPTIONAL: Shared Full Day Archipiélago Islas del Rosario National Park (L)
Overnight Cartagena – 3.5* Hotel

Day 14

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer from Hotel to Airport
Flight departing from Cartagena
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Itinerary

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Included

  • All ground transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in 3 & 4 star hotels (pricing based on a twin share room)
  • Daily Breakfast and additional meals where indicated in the itinerary
  • Tours with an English Speaking guide
  • All Entry Fees for National Parks, Museums or Important Sites on Tours as indicated in descriptions
  • Access to Travel Just 4U Emergency Assistance Line available 24 hours a day

Not Included

  • Flights*
  • Additional Meals or Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips (not mandatory, but they are customary in Latin America)

    *Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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