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Colombia - Colonial Heritage

(10 Days)

Bogotá | Villa de Leyva | Barichara | Giron | Cartagena

Day Routing
01 Bogotá

Individual arrival in Bogota. Welcome by your local english speaking guide and transfer to your hotel.

02 Bogotá

Visit the folkloric market place of Paloquemao. Half day city tour to explore the historical centre of La Candelaria and visit to the famous Gold Museum. The museum displays a selection of pre-Hispanic gold work.

03 Bogotá - Villa de Leyva

Transfer to Villa de Leyva, a colonial town with cobblestone streets and many buildings date from the sixteenth century. Visit of the famous Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá, an underground church built within the tunnels of a salt mine.

04 Villa de Leyva

Excursion through a desert-like landscape to the monastery of Ecce Homo to visit the skeleton of a Kronosaurus. Continue to “El Infiernito”, the astronomical centre of the cultural Muisca.

05 Villa de Leyva - Barichara

Drive through the Andean mountains into the colonial village Barichara. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the cobbled alleys.

06 Barichara - Guane - Barichara

Walking tour from Barichara to Guane along the "Camino Real", an 8 km long path through the hilly landscape, and visit of the small paleontological museum. Return to Barichara and visit of a cigar factory and various craft shops.

07 Barichara - Giron

Visit to the famous Chiacamocha Canyon, a steep sided canyon carved by the Chicamocha River. Continue to Giron.

08 Giron - Cartagena

Transfer to the airport of Bucaramanga. Flight to Cartagena, a fairy-tale city on the Carribean coast.

09 Cartagena

Half day city tour including visit to the Convent of La Popa, a photo-stop at the Fort San Felipe. Walk through the colourful streets of Cartagena and visit of the convent of San Pedro Claver. Afternoon at leisure.

10 Cartagena

Transfer to the aiport for the return flight.