GTMT-920 – COLOMBIA BOGOTA & PEREIRA


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Seven Days / Six Nights
Weekly Friday departures from USA
For travel during Easter, Christmas & New Year’s Eve please check with us for dates and quotes.
Minimum two persons

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Friday arrival in Bogota

Upon arrival at the International Airport El Dorado, you will be met by our representative and will be taken to your hotel. Our guide will assist you at the hotel with the registration procedures (check-in) and give you a detailed itinerary of all the services included in your trip. You will also receive information about our office contact details including our 24 hour emergency phone number.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Movich Chico 97

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DAY 2: BOGOTA (B)

Private City Tour in Bogota
Breakfast in the hotel. The tour begins with a transfer to the famous and well preserved historical colonial neighborhood of La Candelaria. Steeped in history, this area is a must for photographers with its splendid colonial architecture. Walk through the streets permeating with the heady atmosphere of the past and down to the prominent Plaza de Bolivar, the heart of Bogotá, where locals and visitors mingle amongst the magnificent and foreboding structures. You will want to discover the history of this old part of the city by visiting the Cathedral, the Congress Palace, the Cardinal’s Palace, the colonial churches of El Sagrario and San Agustin, the Independence House, the Palace of Justice and the City Hall which are all located in this impressive square.

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The tour then continues with a visit to the “Museo del Oro”, the most important gold museum in the world and a ‘must see’ when traveling to Bogotá. This museum displays one of the largest collections of pre-Columbian gold. Galleries on three levels display exquisitely crafted pieces dating back nearly 2.500 years. Visit the vault-like room on the top floor where the most treasured pieces are displayed.

GTMT-510-7The tour ends with a visit to the “Museo de Botero”, housed in a renovated colonial mansion. The works on display are all donated by Fernando Botero, Colombia’s most famous contemporary artist. Around 120 pieces of his own work are displayed at the museum including his famous sculptures, paintings and drawings. His work is well-known for the ‘proportionally exaggerated’ fat figures. In addition to his work, his personal collection by Picasso, Renoir, Dalí, Degas, Chagall, Matisse, Monet and Giacometti are also exhibited.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Movich Chico 97

DAY 3: BOGOTA (B/L)

Private Tour of Zipaquira’s Underground Salt Cathedral
GTMT-510-8Breakfast in the hotel. This visit begins with a panoramic view of the city and the vast plateau of the northern area of Bogotá. You will arrive to the small town of Zipaquirá where you will take an underground tour to discover the famous Salt Cathedral. Passengers will have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary architecture and engineer of this remarkable underground mine. This cathedral was carved inside an active salt mine formed 250 million years ago, under the Halite Mountains. Here you will find 14 small chapels that represent the Stations of the Cross and Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, a sanctuary and a main cathedral. Although this is a popular tourist destination to be visited, this is also a place of pilgrimage for the local community.

Afterwards continue to visit the town of Zipaquirá which was founded on 1600 and still conserves its colonial heritage. Stop at the main square, where you will find whitewashed houses decorated with olive-green trim and base as well as the most important municipal buildings.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Movich Chico 97

DAY 4: Bogota / Pereira (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and will take you to the El Dorado airport for your flight to Pereira. We will assist you there during the check-in at the airline counter. Upon arrival in Pereira, you will be met by our representative and will be taken to your hotel. Our guide will assist you at the hotel with the registration procedures (check-in).
Overnight accommodations Hotel Movich Pereira

DAY 5: Pereira – Coffee Region (B)

Genova Coffee Farm – Interactive Coffee Process

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning to relax or enjoy the hotel and surroundings. In the afternoon join us on a tour to Genova Coffee Farm. Just 30 minutes outside Pereira, you will find Hacienda Génova. This hacienda is the producer of “Café Pereira”, a coffee with over 60 years of tradition. At Hacienda Génova you will have the opportunity to be a part of the coffee process as you watch the ongoing activity at the farm. You will see the coffee pickers doing their delicate craft, the processing plant where the ripe coffee fruit turns into green coffee beans and finally the drying process which is fundamental to lower the moisture content of the coffee.
At the end of the tour we invite you to the main house of the hacienda where you can appreciate the typical architecture of the coffee farms and finally enjoy a coffee tasting that will make you realize how wonderful coffee can be.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Movich Pereira

DAY 6: Pereira – Coffee Region (B/L)

Private Tour of Salento & Cocora Valley

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Breakfast at the hotel. Join us for a visit to the beautiful Cocora Valley located in the department of Quindío. This majestic valley is home to the wax palm, Colombia’s national tree and the tallest variety of palm tree in the world. These palms can measure up to 190 feet tall and live more than 120 years.

Be amazed by the natural beauty and diversity of fauna and flora that you will encounter throughout the valley. Once you arrive, you will be welcomed with a typical cocktail called “canelazo”. Afterwards you will visit the misty forest where our guide will explain to you the importance of protecting and conserving this beautiful ecosystem. It is a great opportunity to take some pictures.

The tour continues with the “Ritual de la Palma”, a way to help preserve the wax palms. Visitors from all around the world have helped plant future wax palms at the park, you will also be able to grow your own palm tree for eternity.

Next you will visit the town of Salento. Founded in 1842, Salento was one of the first settlements in the Quindío state and still today it preserves its colonial bahareque architecture. Salento’s centuries buildings are awash in harmonious color, especially along Calle Real, the main street lined end to end with restaurants, bars, handicrafts shops and souvenir stores. A typical lunch with smoked trout is included at the Cocora Valley.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Movich Pereira

DAY 7: Depart Pereira (B)

Breakfast in the hotel. Private transfer hotel to airport with English speaking tour guide for your flight home or your next destination.

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
2 PASSENGERS 4 PASSENGERS 6 PASSENGERS
$ 1,250 $ 1,175 $ 1,175

PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR FARES
FROM USA TO COLOMBIA ON OUR AIR PARTNERS:
AMERICAN AIRLINES, LATAM AND AVIANCA

TOUR RATE INCLUDES :

All transfers between airport and hotel listed in the itinerary on private basis. Hotel accommodations and hotel service charges and taxes. Daily breakfast. Baggage handling at airports and at hotels. All tours and excursions indicated in the itinerary on private basis. English speaking guides. All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions. All meals indicated in the itinerary.

NOT INCLUDED:

International air between USA and Bogota. Local flights between Bogota and Pereira. Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls and other personal expenses are not included.

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