Private luxury tours in Colombia

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Luxury Colombia Tours

Introduction to Colombia
(6 Days)
Bogota & Cartagena

Highlights of Colombia
(8 Days)
Bogota, Medellin, Coffee Triangle & Cartagena

Cartagena in Depth
(5 Days)
Cartagena & environs

Essence of Colombia
(9 Days)
Bogota, Coffee Triangle & Cartagena

Journey Through Colombia
(12 Days)
Bogota, Coffee Triangle, Medellin, Tayrona National Park & Cartagena

Multi-Country Tours

Highlights of Colombia & Peru
(11 Days)
Bogota, Cartagena, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Introduction to Colombia

(6 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bogota & Cartagena

This luxury private tour of Colombia combines two of the country's most popular destinations: Bogota and Cartagena. It features private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in top luxury accommodations, private airport transfers and the most culturally fascinating sites in both cities.

Begin in Bogota, the lively, high-altitude capital of Colombia. During private touring with an expert guide and driver, visit the city's most interesting museums and historic neighborhoods. See spectacular ancient gold artifacts at the impressive Museo del Oro (Gold Museum) and work by famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero at the Botero Museum. In the colonial-era La Candelaria district, walk the cobblestone backstreets, and see the ornate interiors of the Church of Santa Clara. Also see important landmarks surrounding Bolivar Square, such as the National Capitol, the Palace of Justice and the Primary Cathedral of Bogota. Visit colorful Paloquemao Market to learn about Colombian produce and sample delicious local fruit and other foods. Also ride a cable car or tram up Monserrate, a mountain towering above the city center, for expansive views and a visit to the pilgrimage church on top. Other options include seeing buildings adorned with elaborate graffiti; browsing the boutiques of the affluent Zona Rosa neighborhood; and visiting Quinta de Bolivar, the former house and gardens of Simon Bolivar. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange private cooking classes, guided hikes in the hills outside Bogota and tickets to performances at the renowned Teatro Colon.

Conclude in Cartagena, a historic port on the Caribbean Sea and Colombia's most beautiful city. During a private walking tour of the walled Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—stroll through picturesque cobblestone streets where colorful colonial buildings are draped with bougainvillea. Walk through Plaza Bolivar, a leafy square surrounded by colonial architecture, and perhaps catch sight of Palenquera women wearing vibrant clothing and balancing bowls of fruit on their heads. Visit the colonial-era Church and Monastery of San Pedro Claver, and, if desired, see the Palace of the Inquisition, an attractive building with a grisly past. Another day, venture with your private guide and driver to the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, the mammoth fortress that protected Cartagena from invaders, and visit Convento de la Popa, a monastery on the highest point in the city, for panoramas over Cartagena and the harbor. Also enjoy a private rum and chocolate tasting. If desired, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as a private food tour, a private salsa or cumbia lesson or shopping for local designs, crafts and fashions at upscale boutiques.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Bogota
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Bogota
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Bogota – Cartagena
Private airport transfer for flight to Cartagena. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon rum and chocolate tasting
Day 4 Cartagena
Morning private walking tour of the historic center. Afternoon at leisure
Day 5 Cartagena
Morning private tour. Afternoon at leisure. Optional evening salsa lesson
Day 6 Depart Cartagena
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Bogota:

Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina or Four Seasons Bogota

Cartagena: Sofitel Legend Santa Clara or Casa San Agustin

Cost
$6,750 Per person (double occupancy)