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Highlights of Colombia & Panama

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Overview

Day 1 - Arrival in Bogota

As you land in Bogota you’ll be warmly welcomed and taken to your accommodation. Your hotel will be located in Bogota’s historical center of La Candelaria which is surrounded by Bogota's most traditional houses and important buildings. Having settled in, you’ll be able to spend some time with one of our local specialists who are always happy and excited to hear about your travel plans in Colombia and beyond - now’s the time to make the most of their many years of local know-how and ask questions until your heart’s content! Depending on the time of your arrival in Bogota, you will have the rest of the day free to explore the area near to where you’re staying. La Candelaria is a hive of activity where the charming, cobblestone streets, colonial architecture are a joy to explore. While soaking up the atmosphere of La Candelaria, stop off at one of the local street vendors for a cup of canelazo, made from Agua de panela, cinnamon and aguardiente liquor that will be sure to warm you up from the Andean chill. Tonight, go to one of the many restaurants in Bogota’s trendy Zona Rosa before, discovering the liveliness of both the city and its people at the thriving bars nearby.

Meals – None

Day 2 - Explore Bogota

This fantastic walking tour is a brilliant immersive way to get to know the bustling city of Bogota. This tour offers an insightful, fun-filled and informative walk during which you will learn about history, gastronomy, and architecture of this splendid Colombian city. The walking tour is focused in La Candelaria and will take you round the best sights to see. The aim is that you discover and experience Bogota city through the eyes of a local 'Bogotano' and learn about culture and customs as well as the tragedies that changed the city. From La Candelaria to the impressive Gold Museum and Botero Museum, your local guide will be on hand to explain the history behind the various landmarks, buildings, and areas as well as sharing the city's many architectural influences.

Note: Gold Museum is closed on Monday and Botero Museum is closed on Tuesday

Meals – Breakfast

Day 3 - Into the Coffee Region

Once you arrive at Pereira’s airport you’ll be warmly welcomed and taken to your comfortable hacienda in Colombia’s Coffee Region. From your accommodation, you’ll be a coffee bean’s throw away from some of Colombia’s most scenic landscapes and of course its world famous coffee plantations! The Coffee Triangle is Colombia's largest coffee-producing region and is located in the center of the country surrounded by breathtaking scenery, picturesque architecture and prosperous coffee farms known as, fincas.

After settling into your hotel your evening is free to enjoy relaxing at your accommodation. As one of the most diverse areas of Colombia, keep an eye out for the exotic birdlife of the region which will accompany you as you sip on your delicious cup of coffee. Colombia was recently recognized for being the happiest country in the world and the locals of Colombia’s Coffee Region are known for being some of the friendliest in the country. They will make you feel at home and make sure that you enjoy every second in the beautiful heart of Colombia.

Meals - Breakfast

Day 4 - Day at leisure

Today you will have a free day to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities.

Meals – Breakfast

Day 5 - Recuca Coffee Tour

Today, your coffee tour will introduce you to the different elements that give Colombian coffee its world-renowned taste and aroma. Learning about the secrets of planting, harvesting, washing and drying the coffee you will have a hands-on experience exploring the importance of nature and tradition in the Colombian coffee making process. You will also have the change to taste a fresh cup of Colombia coffee.

After the tour, you will return to your hotel where the rest of the day is free to relax.

Meals – Breakfast

Day 6 - Travel to Cartagena

Once you arrive in Cartagena, Colombia’s jewel and fairy-tale city on the Caribbean coast, you’ll be warmly welcomed and taken to your accommodation. Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and demonstrates the perfect marriage between rich colonial history and the vibrancy of the Caribbean.

Depending on the time of your arrival in Cartagena, the rest of the day is free to explore the area near to where you’re staying, the city’s maze of cobblestone streets and its charming buildings. The historic center of Cartagena is surrounded by an impressive 8 mile-long colonial stonewall and is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the Café del Mar while watching the sunset over the Caribbean.

Meals – Breakfast

Day 7 - Explore Cartagena’s highlights

Today your local guide will pick you up from your accommodation to begin your private walking tour of Cartagena's highlights. The Caribbean weather, colonial architecture and Caribbean flair will keep you more than occupied. If that’s not enough, the city is shrouded in history and fascinating stories from when the Spanish first discovered gold in the tombs of Sinu to the five dreadful sieges on the city by pirates in the 16th century, including the most famous (or infamous) one which was led by Sir Francis Drake! Nowadays, as you’ll find out while walking through its pleasant and colorful streets Cartagena is among one of the world’s most beautiful cities. On today’s walking tour you’ll visit the Santo Domingo Square, the iconic Clock Tower, Cartagena’s Cathedral and the Palacio de la Inquisición. Walking through the cobblestone streets of the historical city center you will also be treated to the city’s most traditional buildings, enchanting squares, and museums.

Following your Cartagena city tour, the rest of the afternoon and evening is free for you to relax and enjoy this wonderful city. If you want to explore Cartagena further, you can take the afternoon to visit the Candelaria Convent located on the top of the Popa Hill, the Old Shoes Monument, and the impressive San Felipe de Barajas Castle and Fort. Tonight, you will have time to relax and enjoy this wonderful city that vibrates with color and is refreshed by Caribbean Sea breezes.

Meals - Breakfast

Day 8 - Day at leisure

Today you will have a free day to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities.

Optional tour: Isla Majagua tour - Full day - Group service - W/Boat, Lunch and Entrance fees - Without transfers

Meals – Breakfast

Day 9 - Leaving Colombia towards Panama

Your private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Panama City. Upon arrival, your English speaking driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your accommodation.

The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure.

Meals – Breakfast (depending on your flight departure)

Day 10 - Day at leisure

Optional tour: Walking tour - Half Day - Private service

Meals – Breakfast

Day 11 - Miraflores locks excursion

You will be picked at the hotel and taken to Miraflores locks where the guide will be waiting for you. During this excursion you will visit the museum of the canal, watch the locks from the visitor balcony and watch some interesting material of the construction process.

Meals – Breakfast

Day 12 - Airport Departure

On time for your flight you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight back home. Meals – Breakfast

Meal: Breakfast.

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Hotels
Hotel Augusta

The Augusta Hotel is a modern and alternative architectural space, a place with its own life and letting you live unique moments marked by an atmosphere of good taste and tranquility. Each of the spaces within the hotel is specially designed for you to experience different sensations, guaranteeing comfort and well being throughout their stay. We are located in the heart of Bogota in the historic and tourist downtown. "La Candelaria" offers visitors varied experiences, from the rich cultural heritage in a form innovative and different. A few steps away are the most charming and touristic sites of the capital like "la Candelaria", "el Chorro de Quevedo", Monserrate Hill, Gold Museum, "Quinta de Bolivar", "Plaza Bolivar", the Church of San Francisco, the Cathedral, among others, being an excellent choice for business people, tourists and organizations in general. It is just 25 minutes from El Dorado International Airport, 30 minutes from the bus terminal and 10 minutes from the train station of the Savannah. 

Service & Amenties
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation
  • Business center
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Safe location
  • Air conditioned
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Hacienda San Jose, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Offering luxurious rooms with terraces surrounded by beautiful gardens, Hacienda San Jose a Luxury Collection Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and small spa. Set in a former estate, it has a peaceful location in the small town of Tixkokob.
The Hacienda San Jose a Luxury Collection Hotel combines original features such as beamed ceilings and stone archways with attractive décor and wooden furnishings. Each air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV and a hammock on the terrace. There is also free Wi-Fi in some hotel's areas.
The San Jose Restaurant serves traditional Mexican cuisine prepared with organic produce. Guests can also dine on the charming terrace overlooking the hotel gardens. Guests will be greeted with a non-alcoholic beverage at check in.
The Hacienda can arrange tours of Tixkokob’s Mayan ruins, as well as organise bicycle rentals. Mérida is a 30-minute drive away, while the beaches around Laguna Rosada are less than 40 km from the hotel.

Service & Amenties
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Business Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Terrace
  • Safe location
  • Air conditioned
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Alfiz Hotel

 Immerse yourself in a unique lodging experience in Cartagena's old town at Alfiz Hotel Boutique. The former 17th-century house has undergone a restoration process to combine the comfort and elegance of a typical Cartagena colonial house with the services of a modern top boutique hotel.
The décor and furnishings, with antiques and charming old pieces, and our 8 thematic rooms allow our guests to encounter Colombian history and culture while staying in one of the best hotels in Cartagena.
Let our bilingual staff introduce you to our hotel's many stories and secrets! Start your stay at  Alfiz Hotel with a tour of our historic property. If you'd like to learn more about our beautiful walled city, we'd also be happy to provide walking tours and concierge services for our guests.
Conveniently located in the heart of Cartagena's walled city, we are only a short walk away from Plaza de Bolivar, Plaza de la Aduana and many shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars.

Service & Amenties
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Business Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Smoke-free property
  • Safe location
  • Air conditioned
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Best Western Hotel Zen

Strategically located in the financial district of Panama City, close to the best malls, restaurants, casinos and entertainment centers; the property is just 16 from the Tocumen International Airport.
The metro station, via España, is 200 meters from the hotel, allowing our guests to mobilize quickly and at the lowest cost through Panama City.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Panama Zen, has 90 contemporary rooms in complete harmony with the environment, to bring comfort, relaxation and tranquility to our guests.

Service & Amenties
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation
  • Business center
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Safe location
  • 24 hour room service
  • Air conditioned
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Things To Do
  • All flights & transfers included 
  • Hotels with breakfasts included 
  • Walking tours & excursions included
  • Visit historic centre of Bogota and Cartagena's Old Town - Unesco World Heritage Site  
  • Explore famous coffee-growing region Peireira 
  • Discover Panama City in 3 nights 
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