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Destinations Offered > Colombia

Villa de Leyva

3 Days:$1,097 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Interludes to create your own adventure in South America

Villa de Leyva, one of Colombia’s most beautiful towns was founded in 1572 by Hernan Suarez de Villalobos who named it after Andres Dias Venero de Leyva, the first president of Nueva Granada. In colonial times, Villa De Leyva played a central role in the country’s independence and the Viceroy and his entourage spent much time here. Today the city is a colorful jewel with a main square surrounded by Spanish style houses, small alleys, cobblestones streets and the 17th Century parochial church

Bogota

4 Days:$1,389 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Interludes to create your own adventure in South America

Bogota is the Capital of the diverse country of Colombia with roots dating back to pre-Columbian times, treasures of the Spanish Main and the birthplace and museum of Fernando Botero whose "gordos y gordas" , sculptures of fat men and women adorn public and private plazas in major cities around the world. Use it as a base to explore the gold museum with its treasures of the Incas, a cathedral carved out of salt and modern works of art from a local master.

Cartagena

4 Days:$1,889 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Interludes to create your own adventure in South America

At one time Cartagena was fought over by the Spanish, French and English for the treasure that sailed from its port to the old world from the new. Today, the treasures are found in its walled city with its colonial buildings, bougainvillea in bloom, horse-drawn carriages and people watching from charming courtyard cafes. Colombia, and especially Cartagena, is emerging as a world class destination for sophisticated travelers. Sun and sophistication, South America style.

Medellin…Not what you would expect!

4 Days:$1,129 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Interludes to create your own adventure in South America

Medellin is located deep in the fertile and mountainous Aburra Valley in the central Andean highlands. During the 1980's the city was associated with Pablo Escobar and the name Medellin became a by-word for drugs, violence and the narco-mafia. That was then and this is now as the city has turned the page on that dark past and today's visitor will find a community dedicated to culture including art, journalism, literature and urban and fashion design,. This modern city is enhanced by its 4,500 foot elevation giving it a spring time feel all year round. As testament to the change you will find your hotel looking more suited to Mayfair in London with marble, wood and brass on display.

Pereira-Juan Valdez Country

4 Days:$1,069 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Interludes to create your own adventure in South America

For many years the face of Columbia was Juan Valdez that dedicated grower who represented all the coffee growers in Colombia. With his trusted burro he would pick each berry one by one as they ripened to make the perfect blend of coffee. We will take you to the home of Juan Valdez, not in reality but at least the spiritual and physical home of Columbian Coffee known as the Coffee Triangle. It is also an area of scenic beauty and mild climate which you will enjoy along with the charm of your hacienda, built in 1888

San Agustin, Isnos and the Tatacoa Desert

4 Days:$1,498 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Interludes to create your own adventure in South America

Think of a civilization that existed 5, 000 years ago and was skilled at carving life-size statues of people reptiles and animals and then disappeared well before the arrival of the conquerors. Are we talking about the inhabitants of Easter Island, the builders of Stonehenge or the forbearers of the Inca? Actually these people (whoever they were) lived in a semi-arid area in Colombia and their works of art still remain.

Santiago de Cali, the Home of Salsa

4 Days:$1,089 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Interludes to create your own adventure in South America

Santiago de Cali, locally known as Cali is the second largest city in Colombia and is known for its warm climate, warm hospitality and especially for its exciting Salsa dancing much as Buenos Aires is known for the Tango and Rio the Samba. It is the only major Colombian city located on the Pacific Coast and its port makes it a major business hub. Areas of the city such as Granada offer a variety of excellent restaurants and nightlife

Tayrona National Park

4 Days:$1,989 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests. Add additional Interludes to create your own adventure in South America

Created in 1964, the Tayrona National Park is located on the Colombian Atlantic Coast, 22 miles to the north east of the historic city of Santa Marta. In addition to the biological importance of the park, its cultural importance is also outstanding. It is believed that about 15 or 20 thousand years ago, when the last glaciations’ effects could still be seen, small nomadic hunters' and gatherers' hordes occupied the Park's area. The variety of fauna and flora is a consequence of the 30,000 land acres and the 3,000 of marine strip that extend from the level of the sea to a depth of 2,700 feet allowing the existence of different earth and sea ecosystems. Bays, beaches, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, fish, mollusks and seaweed share the area with hills, forests, bushes, more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 50 species of reptiles and archaeological ruins of the Tayrona culture.