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Great Escapes: Colombia – Coffee & The Arts in the Land of Emeralds & El Dorado
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Discover one of Latin America’s fastest growing cities, Bogota. Experience extraordinary architecture and engineering as you meander through the underground tunnels of the Salt Cathedral. Take in the spectacular natural beauty of Colombia’s coffee region all while learning how the 4 basic elements – earth, wind, water and fire – contribute to the growth and production of coffee. Continue to Cartagena, declared a cultural heritage site by UNESCO in 1984, it is a city full of history which has been an inspiration for artists, writers, historians and musicians. Explore the Rosario Islands, an archipelago formed by coral reefs with small white sand beaches, and clear Caribbean waters.
  • Flights from Bogotá/Pereira and Pereira/Cartagena.
  • Flight from Santa Marta to Bogota on the post extension.
  • Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
  • American breakfast daily; all other meals as specified in itinerary. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Bottled Water in vehicles during touring.
  • Sightseeing as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Porterage for baggage handling.
  • All applicable hotel and lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
  • All park entry fees and sightseeing as specified.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.

Your journey begins as you board your flight to Bogotá. Upon arrival, you will be met by your Classic Escapes representative and escorted to your hotel.

Bogotá is Colombia’s capital and largest city with a population of approximately eight million people. It is a sophisticated cosmopolitan center and has become an epicenter of business, politics and entertainment. It has been transforming itself into a beautiful tourist destination and welcoming city. Bogotá has a thriving nightlife, superb al fresco dining and bar culture as well as international shopping.

Your home for the next two nights is the Hotel Cité, perfectly located in the heart of one of Bogotá’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The hotel’s high-design ambiance complemented by some of the best park, city and mountain views in the city, combine to create a truly unique guest experience. Guest rooms offer the full complement of amenities, including flat-screen televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The hotel’s heated rooftop pool offers breathtaking views of the Bogotá cityscape and Andes Mountains. Overnight at HOTEL CITÉ.

Because of the proximity to the Equator, Colombia’s temperature does not vary much throughout the year. What makes more of a difference is the altitude, and Colombia has some extremes – from the hot lowlands to the freezing Andean peaks, you could travel a few hours and have completely different temperature, both during the day and night. The best time to visit is when it’s driest, which is generally between December and March and during July/August. Many festivals and fiestas take place during this time as well, so planning will be required to ensure accommodations can be booked during festival times.