10 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Colombia

Colombia

Sights and sounds of Colombia

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Historic Walking tour Villa De Lleyva
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Historic Walking tour Villa De Lleyva

Walk back in time

Put on a sturdy pair of shoes for this stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town. You will walk along to the enormous plaza, the largest in Colombia, maybe even in all South America, which is home to the main church that dominates the square. From the Plaza you visit some of the interesting buildings including the house of Antonio Narino, where you learn all about this very important figure in the history of Villa de Leyva and Colombia.

You then make your way to other interesting buildings in the centre such as the Monasteries de las Carmelitas Descalzas still occupied by a secretive sect of nuns and the Casa del primer congress. Your guide will be on hand to explain about the area. This fascinating walk through the quaint cobbled streets of the village gives you an insight into what life in Colombia may have been like in days gone by.

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Historic Walking Tour & Gold Museum
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Historic Walking Tour & Gold Museum

Golden end to a walk

Carved from a colourful history rife with piracy, sultry Caribbean heat, with fusions of African, indigenous and European culture, Cartagena is Colombia’s living, breathing and pulsating museum. Absurdly photogenic Heroic City rewards even the laziest of travellers. Colour splashes every corner, balconies overflow with blossom, and energy seeps beneath the ancient wooden doors of hotels and restaurants along the myriad of cobbled streets.

This tour takes you through the old town into the Plaza de los Coches. Your guide will divulge the myths and legends, histories and stories of Cartagena from ancient times up to the present. From the Plaza San Pedro Claver with its stunning church you walk to the Plaza Bolivar. Cartagena is steeped in history and it's a delight to stroll the streets with your own personal guide. Last stop on the tour is the fascinating Gold Museum.

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Historic Walking Tour-Bogota
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Historic Walking Tour-Bogota

The beauty of Bogota

La Candelaria is Bogota’s heart and soul, from its humble beginnings this is the oldest part of the city and the Plaza Bolivar is high on any visitor’s agenda and is the focal point of this historic area. Surrounding the square are several important Colonial and Republican style buildings including the Palace of Justice and Colombian Congress. The Plaza is also home to the Mayor’s office and the Primary Cathedral of Bogota.

As you wander the streets of La Candelaria away from the main square, your guide will not only explain the history of Bogota but also the intricacies of current Colombian culture and daily life. At the Gold Museum you can see one of the finest collections of Pre Hispanic gold in the world. The golden raft is one of the focal points of the display and was the driving force in the Spaniards quest to find El Dorado.

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Horse & Carriage Historic City Evening Tour
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Horse & Carriage Historic City Evening Tour

Saddle up for supper

There are few things more romantic than an evening traditional horse and cart ride along the cobbled streets of Cartagena´s old town, winding along the lanes with colonial buildings rising around you spilling their balconies of flowers in a cooling Caribbean breeze. As you sit in the back of this historical form of transport, you will see a different side of Cartagena as the city comes alive.

Afterwards you sit down to dinner at the restaurant Don Juan in the Historic Walled City. This is one of the best dining experiences in Cartagena. With its light and airy ambience and some wonderful choice dishes the restaurant is a high point to eating out in the Historic Centre. The restaurant boasts a splendid menu with dishes such as Langoustine with Ginger and butter dip, Risotto, Pan seared salmon, and fish curry.

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Monserrate & Gold Museum
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Monserrate & Gold Museum

Golden Visions

The Gold Museum has one of the finest collections of Pre Hispanic gold in the world and is a “must see” when in Bogota. With more than 35,000 pieces of pre-Colombian gold work in the collection, many of the works are unsurpassed by goldsmiths of today. The magnificent golden raft is one of the focal points of the display and was the driving force in the Spaniards quest to find El Dorado.

A short drive or interesting walk from the centre of the old town takes you to the base of the hill that leads up to the view point and monastery of Monserrate. The summit can be reached by either funicular railway or cable car. From the highest point the view across the city will enable you to see the different areas of Bogota from La Candelaria with its terracotta tiled roofs to the high rise business sector and across the flat plains in the distance.

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Flower Culture & Mountain Village
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Flower Culture & Mountain Village

Parade of flowers

The cultivation of cut flowers for export is an important industry in Colombia and one of the main centres is in the cooler climate of the mountains surrounding Medellín. Santa Helena is a small flower growing village less than one hour from Bogota and where cut flowers are woven into tapestries which are then mounted onto wooden frames which the locals carry on their backs in parades through the streets

After visiting Santa Helena enjoy a guided tour through this beautiful countryside dotted with attractive villages and towns is a must before returning to Medellín. On the day of a parade you have reserved seats along the route from where you can watch this pageant of colour, music and human endeavour as more than 1,000 silleteros. as they are called, walk through the streets carrying their cumbersome but beautifully crafted creations.

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Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral
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Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

A pinch of salt

On this tour you leave Bogota to the north towards Zipaquira, travelling across the central region of the savanna, home to Colombia’s famous flower cultures as you can see from the greenhouses along the road. After an hour and 15 minute trip, visit the impressive Salt Cathedral, a magnificent work of engineering. The name Zipaquira evokes Zipa, chieftain of the Muiscas community and absolute master of the area’s rich salt mines.

The visit begins in a tunnel that exhibits the 14 stations of the Way of the Cross and leads to the dome where you can see the great cross sculpted in low relief. You finally arrive at the three naves of the cathedral joined by openings that represent the birth and death of Christ. The central nave houses the main altar, a 16 meter cross, and the Creation of Man, a marble statue. Then continue to Nemocon and visit the actual salt mines.

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Cali Is Salsa
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Cali Is Salsa

Get set to salsa

On this exciting tour you will discover the entire culture of salsa in Cali. You will be taken to visit a workshop to watch the making of hand crafted percussion instruments and there is a tour of the Barrio Obrero. Then it's on to two of the most important dance schools in the city, where the best dancers are trained from childhood to perform this colourful local dance.

There are so many things to see and do while visiting Columbia from the buzzing capital Bogota to the cobbled streets of beautifil Cartagena with its history rife with piracy, sultry Caribbean heat and fusions of African, indigenous and European culture. But this visit to the heart of salsa in Cali makes a great day out and will leave you with so many happy memories.

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Full Day Rosario Island Cruise
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Full Day Rosario Island Cruise

Sail out to the islands

While staying in Columbia it is well worth taking this full day excursion by fast boat to Archipielago del Rosario, which is located about an hour from Cartagena. This national park encloses a group of coral islands surrounded by a crystal clear sea, and is home to great variety of marine fauna. There is plenty of free time for snorkeling and relaxation and lunch is included in the trip.

Considered a marvel of nature, the Rosario Islands are a beautiful place to visit. The natural landscapes, the deep blue sea and the coral formations provide a unique ecosystem. While on the islands you can visit the Oceanary to see all kinds of sea life in their natural environment including sharks, giant sea turtles, colourful fish and a unique dolphin show.

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 Coffee Triangle Tour-Filanda, Solento & Corcoa
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Coffee Triangle Tour-Filanda, Solento & Corcoa

Fancy a coffee break?

This tour takes in the culture of the region along with the stunning natural beauty of the Cocora Valley and takes you from the far northeast of Quindío to the beautiful Valle Cocora where the magnificent Wax palm grows, in one of its few natural habitats. As you enter into Filandia you know you are in the coffee region of Colombia. The main square has not changed in character in decades and you stop for a coffee break in one of the many small shops.

From Filandia you drive to the Cocora Valley, which is part of the wider Parque Nacional Los Nevados along the central Andean range. The valley has a unique landscape like a lush version of a Swiss valley and has been regarded by Colombia as a sanctuary for its national symbol, the Wax Palm. Then it's on to Salento, rimmed by distant snow capped mountains, a picturesque town boasting a number of fine traditional houses.

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Tayrona National Park with Trek
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Tayrona National Park with Trek

Walk to the beaches

Get ready to hit the costal paths for this 30 minute trek to one of the main beaches, where you can sit under hanging palms and watch the waves roll up the shore or take a walk of a couple of hours or so to one of the main swimming beaches where you will find a number of great locally run restaurants where you can enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch.

During your walk you can look out for some of the Kogi tribes’ people who still live in the park and see an array of exotic flora and fauna. As you walk your guide will be on hand to explain not only the culture and history of the park but also about the wildlife. Wherever you finish your walk you have the same trip back to the pickup point before being taken back to your hotel.

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Archeological Park - San Agustin
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Archeological Park - San Agustin

See the stone statues

This full-day tour to San Agustin allows you to get a great overview of the region and its importance as a site of Pre Colombian influence and civilization. The day also gives you a chance to experience the rugged beauty of the region and its mountains and valleys. The Parque Arqueologico is the main park in San Agustin containing the most important and largest display of stone statues.

Almost nothing is know about the exact history of the site, or its primary uses, thought its believed that the stone carvings are meant to be in memory of the dead, probably the elders or chiefs or the region. Why the culture that made these sculptures disappeared again is unknown, even more amazing is that all the statues have remained in such perfect condition. This a magical place which will capture your imagination.

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Full Day Cartagena City Tour
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Full Day Cartagena City Tour

Day in the city

This popular tour takes you through the old town during which your guide will divulge the myths and legends, histories and stories of Cartagena from ancient times right up to the present. From the Plaza San Pedro Claver with its stunning church, walk on through to the Plaza Bolivar with its shady areas, where a fresh lemon juice can be enjoyed while watching the world go by.

After your walking tour in the Historic Walled City you will set off first to the Castillo San Felipe, which was the largest Spanish fortification in the Americas and dominates the old town. From the fort continue on in your private vehicle to the Convento La Popa, the highest point in the city, which commands excellent views of the bay, old town and Caribbean Sea beyond.

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