11 Day Classic Colombia
Air & Land
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|2019 Dates & Prices|
|Only 1 seat left!||$2679||$5829*|
|Only 1 seat left!||$2679||$5829*|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Bogota-Pereira & Medellin-Cartagena.
The route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, and local events.
Triple Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Cartagena will be accommodated in a Single Room & a Twin Room
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Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Sydney-Bogota, Cartagena-Sydney
Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Bogota-Pereira & Medellin-Cartagena
- 10 nights accommodations
- 3 nights Bogota
- 2 nights Manizales
- 2 nights Medellin
- 3 nights Cartagena
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 17 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Visit La Candelaria District renowned for its perfectly preserved Colonial architecture
- Stand before the impressive collection of pre-Hispanic Indian gold pieces at the Gold Museum
- View the paintings and sculptures of Fernando Botero, the famed Colombian artist
- Visit the amazing Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira built within the tunnels of a salt mine
- Tour a working coffee plantation in Manizales, center of Colombia's Zona Cafetera
- Walk on an ecological path through the world’s tallest wax-palms at the Los Nevados National Park
- Discover Medellin in the beautiful Aburra Valley, named the "City of Eternal Spring"
- Visit Santa Elena birthplace of the ornate flower arrangements called "Silletas"
- Stay in magical Cartagena, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a true cultural treasure!
- Tour Cartagena's Colonial District, view Bolivar Park, Santo Domingo Church and the Gold Museum
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight datesNote: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.
Is This Trip Right for You?
This active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is active and you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A couple of short hikes are included in the itinerary. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions. Due to the high elevation, travel in the Colombian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Colombian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
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This first class hotel is a five minute walk from Parque 93.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel is a 25 minute drive away from the city center of Manizales.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Board the Funicular Train that takes you up to Monserrate Mountain. After a short hike, reach the top of Monserrate. At more than 10,000 feet above sea level, see outstanding views of downtown Bogota. Visit the 17th century church and the "El Señor Caído" shrine that welcomes pilgrims all year long.
*This Optional Tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.
Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #2||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||AUD$59.00|
Upon arrival, meet your main instructor and watch a video about Colombian emeralds to learn fascinating facts regarding these gemstones, including how they are mined and carved. Colombia is the world's largest producer of emeralds. A hands-on class follows, where you use 925 sterling silver wire and Colombian emeralds to create three pieces of jewelry, a pair of earrings, a bracelet and a ring. At the conclusion of the class you will receive a diploma and one piece of jewelry that you created.
Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #9||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||AUD$38.00|
Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Take a ride on an original wooden canoe that glides through the dense growth of mangroves, providing a close up view of this rich and diverse ecosystem; you will observe different birds. Your guide will provide facts about the surroundings and talk about the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Afterwards, return to the hotel.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #10||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||AUD$59.00|
Depart Cartagena and travel south for about an hour through the picturesque countryside to the Colombia National Aviary, which houses more than 1,750 birds, representing 135 species. It’s the second biggest aviary in Latin America, and sixth in the world. This fascinating place, with its unique flora and fauna, aims to educate and create awareness about the diversity of birds found in Colombia. Take a walking tour through the three ecosystems, tropical rainforest, seaboard and desert. At the end of the tour, enjoy a typical Colombian coffee before returning to Cartagena.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #10||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||AUD$118.00|
It was a great trip. Our guides Victoria & Leon were absolutely the best!!! Our hotels were wonderful and the trip was full of activity. The airline was very good. Can't say enough about this trip ...Doris H. Lehigh Acres, FL
A very enjoyable and memorable trip. My wife and I had a great time, made many new friends that I'm sure will see on future Gate 1 tours. Karin was funny, knowledgeable and very accommodating to everyone which makes it easy to plan another trip.Raymond C. San Ramón, CR
My first adventure internationally was a big success. I loved Colombia. And our tour guide, Patricia was knowledgeable, patient and super fun. So glad for this experience. I look forward to another Gate 1 trip in the future.Alice B. Decatur, GA
My trip to Colombia was fantastic! The group was terrific and the tour manager Leon was simply fabulous and just went above and beyond! Can’t wait to go on my next trip with Gate 1 in April to Croatia + Slovenia!Christine E. Lansdale, PA
Our trip was GREAT!!! It was so much more than what we expected. Our trip director Juan deserves a 10+++ rating. His attention to detail was beyond amazing. Gate 1’s travel itinerary for this tour was great as well. We learned so much about Columbia and had so much fun. We plan to take other trips with Gate 1, but I have to say this one will be a hard act to follow.Carmen V. Ocala, FL
My Gate 1 trip to Colombia was amazing. It far exceeded my expectations for the tour and for the country and I was already expecting a pretty great experience. You all did a very nice job. John the tour guide was exceptional, competent and very accommodating. I have no complaints and would HIGHLY recommend the tour to anyone asking. Thank you for such a nice travel experience.Bruce R. Denver, CO
The trip was amazing. Loved every minute of it. Karen Zuniga, our Gate1 tour guide was excellent. She took great care of us from start to finish. Julian ... was also an excellent local guide in Medellin as well as Leon in Bogota and best of all was Vicky in Cartegena. The entire group exchanged information and we are sharing our pictures with one another. We all became one big family during the trip. We are already looking for other great deals from Gate1 for our next vacation.Javier A. Coral Gables, FL
Hi Caitlin, Thanks for reaching out. My family really enjoyed our time in Colombia, and we'd like to send our special thanks to Andie for her excellent tourguiding, friendliness, and care for all members in our group. The tour itself was well organized and not too packed. Overall we are very satisfied.Linh P. Saint Paul, MN
My trip was absolutely superb. My first time with Gate 1 and I came away duly impressed. Guides, hotels, transportation, food was all superb. I have previously traveled with Tauck and Overseas Adventures. You will be seeing a lot more of me in the future. I especially want to commend you on the caliber of the tour leader and the various local city guides. All your personnel were extraordinary - competent and knowledgeable. Kudos for a job well done.Richard W. Sherman Oak, CA
It was wonderful! Our tour manager Vicky was the best!! Knowledgeable, upbeat and always going above and beyond to make everyone happy and engaged. She’s a real asset for Gate 1.Denise E. Biltmore Lake, NC
The trip was great! We really enjoy it! Andres was a very good tour guide director!Francis C. Quebec, CA
Fantastic!! David and John were phenomenal. Can’t wait until my next tripMichelle S. Dallas, TX
Good trip! Fast, educational, good guide - Paulo, good hotels, good food, good flights! A real travel bargain! Nice group of travelers. I'll travel on Gate 1 again. Already looking for another trip.Karyn S. Ponte Vedra, FL
My trip was great! I really enjoyed my time in Colombia. It's a country that I would recommend anyone to visit. The tour guide person was very professional, informative, and sweet.Shelly L. Philadelphia, PA
We are very pleased. It was an expectacular trip and the memories wil be with us for a long time. We will like to commend your Colombian Tour guide Diego. He was instrumental on the well-being of everyone on our tour. The only thing we can complain about, it the fact that time flew by so fast. We are looking forward to traveling again with you in the future.Alexsandro B. Miami, FL
The trip was amazing!! Our guide Juan was EXCELLENT in every sense of the word! The other guides Pati and Vicki were amazing too! I will be using Gate 1 Travel for my future travels.Salome G. Marietta, GA
Fantastic. Excellent. Guide staff very professional and entertaining. Well versed in the country, history and culture. Will go back again!Margarita C. Cutler Bay, FL
The trip was great. We had an excellent guide Juan who took a very good care of everything. I would highly recommend this trip to Colombia to all my friends.Galina O. Fair Lawn, NJ
Fantastic. We had a terrific time. The guides were very attentive and made our trip. Leon is the best!Paulette A. Woodstock, GA
Thanks for putting such a great package together. Hoping to book the Morocco tour next.Jennifer C. La Jolla, CA
The trip was better than what I was expecting. I thought much of the tour was on our own, but turns out, it was escorted most of the time. I got to see the highlights of Colombia and I am impressed of what I saw. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an experience in South America.Rodger W. Narrows, VA
It was amazing.. I truly enjoy it... Love Gate 1 Travel. It was a small group, so we were like family. Tour manager was awesome. Thank you.Maria R. Miami, FL
Best trip ever. Superb guide. Great fun. Nonstop entertainment.Would love to return to Columbia. Beautiful beaches, great hotel in Cartegena. A zoo on site. Just fabulous.Dorothy D. Saint Louis, MO
Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time and our tour guide was amazing!! We loved our hotel in Cartagena, good job. We will be traveling with you guys again. Thanks for making our travel an amazing time.Yrmaris V. Port of Spain, Trinidad
The 5 Day Classic Colombia Trip was fantastic! It was everything expected and more! The two tour guides Vicky and Juan were exceptional. I was particularly impressed with Vicky. Many thanks for a great trip and May of 2017, (Ecuador), will be my 3rd Gate 1 trip!Kevin J. Covington, LA
Once again Gate1 provided a memorable experience. Our tour guide, Leon, the hotels, NH and Caribe, the city guides, Juan and Sam and all the Colombians we met were wonderful. They went out of their way to make our stay a treasured memory. Yo amo Colombia y Gate1!!!!Denise F. Charlestown, RI
My trip was amazing!! I really enjoyed everything we did in Colombia. Our tour guide, Victoria, was so much fun and made such a difference in our experience. I highly recommend her for future trips to Colombia. I think it's my 4th trip with Gate 1. I've never been disappointed. I'm looking forward to Dubai next month.Sylvia C. San Antonio, TX
Our trip was wonderful our guides Andres and Samuel were great the tours were great, Cartagena was like a sauna hot and steamy. The accommodations were great especially the Caribe in Cartagena. Food was good so all in all a great rip.Geoffrey W. Toledo, OH
The trip was outstanding for me and my travel partner, Jeffery Stroud. The other people in this group were all friendly and outgoing personalities. I cannot applaud our in-country guide Karen, with enough accolades. She was always available, knowledgeable and cheerful. The flight home was very turbulent but we survived. Thanks also, to Gate 1 for sponsoring such a wonderful trip. Looking forward to booking the next experience.John B. Brooklyn, NY
It was great. I want to compliment our program director and our local guide in Cartagena. Both were great and made sure that all of us were taken care. A great bargain trip.Maria P. Chevy Chase, MD
It was incredible. Our guide Ernesto was the best. He was knowledgeable, professional and went out of his way to make the trip enjoyable. I am already planning my next trip with Gate 1 to Argentina & Brazil. Gate 1 has excellent local guides and itineraries. They also give great value.Carol M. Harbor Spgs, MI
The trip was amazing!!!!! The country was beautiful.. Juan our travel guide was amazing.. He made the trip very memorable-- very knowledgable and just all around awesome.. He stayed on top of everything & made sure we were comfortable in every aspect of the trip. He loved his job and you can tell he loved his job... Thank you for checking upWedney J. Hallandle Bch, FL
Thank you! Our trip was great, Gate 1 goes above and beyond to make sure everyone feels secure and comfortable. My husband and I were very satisfied with our trip, the hotels were very nice and the tours very educational. Sam did an exceptional job from start to end, he was extremely helpful. We would definitely recommend Gate 1 to our family and friends. Thank you.Rosa M. Lynwood, CA
We had a great trip. LanChile's service was excellent, hotels were very comfortable and well located and excellent breakfast. Our guide Sam was very helpful, professional and had excellent English.Gloria R. Miami, FL
It was fun. The airline gave us excellent inflight and on time service, the hotels were nice and clean with good staff and the tours were very nice.Maria P. Boynton Beach, FL
Our trip was wonderful. We found everything to be "as described" in your advertisement. We are especially grateful to our tour guide, Paulo, for making the trip so enjoyable and memorable. We'll visit with Gate 1 Travel again! Thanks for asking.Millard R. St. Petersburg, FL
The trip was good! Thanks! Andres was a great tour director. He was available and helpful at all times. Looking forward to more trips in the future.Elisabeth H. San Francisco, CA
The tour was fantastic. There were 29 travelers in the group and our tour manager was David. David was great and very knowledgeable about his country and was so enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with the group. The hotels in both Bogota and Cartena were centrally located to restaurants and shopping. Our local guide, John in Bogota was very knowledgeable about the Colonial district of La Candaleria in Bogota and the Botero Museum in Bogota. I took the Funicular Train to Monserrate Mountain. This is an amazing site overlooking Bogota. In Cartagena, we had Vicki who was with us on the optional tour to the Mangrove. She brought this place alive with her information. I certainly enjoyed the old town in Cartagena. This tour was well-planned and executed. David, John and Vicki are certainly great asset to Gate 1. They were all very professional and friendly. They made sure everyone was well taken care. This is my second trip with Gate 1 and I will be on a third trip to Vietnam next year.Ramsahai S. Jamaica, NY
Our trip was great! We had a wonderful time visiting Columbia. The weather was nice during our visit and all tours that we took were well-planned and executed. The main tour guide, John Parou was EXCELLENT. He's a natural-born leader and he made sure that everyone's expectations were met and more. His knowledge of the areas we visited were good and he always went the extra mile to make sure the entire group had a good time and enjoyed every moment of the trip. Without John, the trip just wouldn't have been as enjoyable. He is a great asset to Gate 1, very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and everything went smoothly under his leadership. Victoria Olivo was also excellent at her part of our trip, guiding us through the streets of Cartenega and showing us all of the interesting parts of her city. She was knowledgeable, good-natured, answering everyone's questions, and making us all feel as if we were a part of her family. This was our first trip with Gate 1, but it won't be our last. Upon until this point, most of our trips have been cruises, so if Gate 1 has any good deals on cruise trips, then please send those to us. Gate 1 was fantastic and we enjoyed our trip tremendously.James M. Anniston, AL