Colombia is a colourful land of vivid contrasts: from the revitalised Medellín, to the colonial churches of Cartagena, this 12-night itinerary includes all the highlights.
Colombia’s recent rebirth into one of South America’s most popular destinations is long overdue. This open and welcoming country combines impressive colonial heritage with bright and progressive modern cities with an enviable urban ‘cool’ factor. Your trip begins with the bustling Andean capital city of Bogotá where the booming business districts and vibrant ‘Gourmet Zone’ coexist alongside the quirky wood-beamed edifices of the colonial La Candelaria neighbourhood. From here, you will briefly leave modernity behind and travel back in time with a stay in the traditional Coffee Zone, enjoying the slow pace of rural life in these fertile green valleys. For those who look past the horrors of its recent history, the city of Medellín is a stylish and artistic city where the hugely positive impact of inspired social mobility policies is on full display. Finally, you will visit the cobblestoned streets of Cartagena de Indias – The Jewel of the Caribbean – and enjoy absorbing the sense of history here in the sultry tropical heat.