Uncovering Colombia

10 Days / Nights

Uncovering Colombia

10 Days / Nights

Uncovering Colombia map

Uncover the secrets of Colombia, a country known for being the largest producer of coffee in the world. Feel the pulse of the capital biking through Bogotá before taking off to Lake Guatavita and Sesquilé to discover the way of life of some of the indigenous communities of the Andean country. End your trip in colorful Cartagena.

Suggested itinerary

Day one: Welcome to Colombia

Upon arrival at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, your driver will take you to the hotel where our local representative will meet you upon arrival for an  orientation meeting. Get settled at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your  own. 

  • Take the Cable car ride Monserrate Mountain
  • Guided Visit to Museo de Oro

Day two: Feel the Rhythm of Bogotá - Biking City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a half day bike tour of the city with your local guide. You will stop at all the most important monuments like La Candelaria, Bogota’s historic center, continue visiting a traditional fruit market, where we taste  tropical fruits, followed by a typical small-scale coffee roaster. In the afternoon, you could visit Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira (a guided tour is highly  recommended).

  • Colombian Cooking Class
  • Guided Visit to Paloquemao Market:
  • Guided Visit Museo de Botero

Day three: The legend of El Dorado

After breakfast, transfer to Villa de Leyva. On the way, you will stop at Lake Guatavita, the former sacred site of the Muisca indigenous tribe. At Guatavita you will do an easy hike and discover the ritual that led to the birth of the legend of El Dorado.  Continue to Sesquilé, home of  the Mhuysqa Community where you will learn about their  traditions, activities and beliefs.

Day four: Discover Villa de Leyva

One of the most beautiful colonial villages in Colombia,  Villa de Leyva is a city frozen in time. Declared a national  monument in 1954. After breakfast, head to the home of a rural campesino  (farming) family, where you’ll have a hands-on wool  workshop alongside local craftsmen who will teach you the  tricks of the wool trade. Enjoy a hearty home-cooked lunch at the farm.  


  • Cycling excursion with a stop in a Colombian winery

Day five: Visit the breathtaking Salt Cathedral & Coffee Region

Transfer back to Bogotá in the morning for your flight to Armenia. Before that visit the famous Salt Cathedral in  Zipaquirá, built almost 180 meters underground in a salt  mine that was first exploited during pre-Columbian times.  After your visit to the Salt Cathedral, continue to Bogotá  for your short flight (1 hr) to Armenia, in the Coffee Region.

Day six: Colombia’s Pride: the Wax Palms in Valle del Cocora

After breakfast, private transfer to Salento where we hop on  an immaculate old Willy’s jeep and wind our way through  super-scenic Valle del Cocora, a valley that is famous for its  supply of the national tree, the wax palm. Continue then to Salento to see the coffee production where you could taste the product. After lunch visit, return to Armenia for a free afternoon,  en route optional stop at an avocado plantation, enjoy the  tasting of several varieties of this fruit.

Day seven: Taste the Best Coffe in the World

After breakfast, you will have the chance to get behind the  scenes of coffee production, visit Finca Hacienda San Alberto to see the entire process from bean to cup and taste the final result. Transfer to Armenia airport for your afternoon flight to Cartagena. Free evening  in Cartagena.

Day eight: Guided Visit of Cartagena

Upon arrival to Cartagena you will start a private guided visit of Cartagena, Colombia’s walled city.  Visit  the city’s plazas, galleries, churches and vaulted walkways where  crafts and antiquities are sold. Visit the Castillo de San Felipe de  Barajas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore Cerro de la Popa, where you will find a church and  colonial convent constructed in the 17th Century. 

Day nine: Explore Cartagena

Free day to enjoy this beautiful city on your own.  

  • Visit the UNESCO San Basilio de Palenque, the first freed-slave city of the Americas
  • Evening Street Food Experience
  • Mangrove Guided Tour by the locals of La Boguilla
  • Fishing Experiences with Locals

Day ten: Depart

Breakfast at your hotel and check out.  Pick-up at the hotel to transfer to the Cartagena airport for your  flight back home.

What more?

Your accommodations

To make your experience as local as possible we use small boutique hotels where you can find personalize service. All the hotels in our portfolio whether they are 3, 4 or 5 stars, would be well-located and rooms would have a private bathroom, non-smoking and air conditioning.

Your accommodations
Your experience

It’s a given that during your trip, you will see the highlights and historically important sites but what really sets the experience apart is our local guides and local experiences. You discover the most spectacular places in Colombia as well as see how Colombians really live in a unique and personalized experience.

Your experience

Why travel with us?

Customized and private trip

We’re full of ideas and we take time to design a trip for you that ticks all the boxes. We have the knowledge and contacts to ensure that your trip is a once in a lifetime. Our local Colombian guides bring the country to life through their personal stories and life experiences, They are all about showing you the real Colombia to discover things you won’t find out about any other way.

Responsible travel

We pride ourselves on delivering an enriching ‘local’ experience in Colombia– and therefore we feel it’s our responsibility to leave a positive impact as well as reduce negative impacts. We are committed to working in a socially and environmentally conscious way, and making a positive difference. Click here for more details about our responsible travel journey.

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