Das Beste von Kolumbien

Kaffee, Kultur und Kolonialstädte im Naturparadies Kolumbien erleben

  • Lass dir an Cartagenas Stränden frischen Fisch und Meeresfrüchte schmecken
  • Streife durch die Kaffeeplantagen
  • Entspanne an der Küste zu karibischen Rhythmen
  • Entdecke koloniale Städtchen
  • Genieße die Aussicht auf Medellín
  • Erlebe das bunte Nachtleben in Bogtá
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

20 Tage Kolumbien

Regenwald Kolonialstädte Nationalparks ab 1.470 € %-Aktion zzgl. 340,00 $ (ca. 302 €)
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Natur und Kultur pur - Entdecke das Beste von Kolumbien auf dieser Reise durch eines der schönsten Länder der Welt. Von der lebendigen Hauptstadt Bogotá besuchst du die archäologische Stätte von San Agustín, erkundest Cali und das koloniale Städtchen Villa Leyva. Lass dich vom Tayrona Nationalpark verzaubern. In Cartagena schlenderst du durch die bunten Gassen, während du in Medellín die Aussicht auf die Stadt genießen kannst, bevor du eine traditionelle Kaffeeplantage besuchst. In Bogotá endet deine eindrucksvolle Reise voller neuer Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.

1. Tag: Bogotá
2-3. Tag: Villa de Leyva
4. Tag: Villavieja
5-6. Tag: San Agustin
7. Tag: Cali
8. Tag: Cali
9. Tag: Taironaka Naturreservat
10. Tag: Tayrona Nationalpark & Santa Marta
11. Tag: Santa Marta
12-13. Tag: Cartagena
14-15. Tag: Medellín
16. Tag: Kaffeeplantage
17-18. Tag: Salento & Cocora Tal
19. Tag: Bogotá
20. Tag: Bogotá

Leistungen enthalten

  • Kolumbien Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • 5 Inlandsflüge
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Salzkathedrale von Zipaquira
  • Geführte Tour im archäologischen Park San Agustin
  • Besuch der Ruinen von Taironaka
  • Ausflug in den Tayrona Nationalpark (falls nicht wegen Instandhaltungsmaßnahmen geschlossen)
  • Besuch einer Kaffeeplantage
  • Wanderung durch das Cocora Tal
  • Besuch der Tatacoa Wüste

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Flughafengebühren und Ausreisesteuern
  • Local Payment
  • Besuch der Tatacoa Wüste

Unterbringung

15x Mittelklasse-Hotel
1x Dschungellodge
2x Standard-Hotel
1x Gästehaus
Die Unterbringung erfolgt im halben Doppelzimmer. Wahlweise ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (außer an Tag 9 und je nach Gruppengröße Gemeinschaftsbadnutzung).

Verpflegung

19x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 2x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung, lokale englischsprachige Tourguides

Transportarten

Allradfahrzeug, Privatfahrzeug, Flugzeug, öffentlicher Bus

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Tourhotel in Bogotá
Einzelzimmer: 80 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 40 EUR p.P.
Zweibettzimmer: 40 EUR p.P.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise jederzeit ändern können.

Flughafentransfer

Bogotá
Preis pro Fahrzeug (maximal 3 Personen): 21 EUR

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise jederzeit ändern können.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

  • Einzelzimmer-Zuschlag (Aufpreis: 439 €)
Cartagena
City tour USD30 inkl. Eintritte zum Castello San Felipe, La Popa und dem Gold Museum
Tagestour an die Playa Blanca ab USD20

Bogota
Gold Museum USD1
Cerro de Monserrat (Seilbahn auf den Montserrat für die Aussicht auf die Stadt) USD7
Botero Museum kostenfrei
Graffiti Tour kostenfrei

Villa Leyva
Tagestour zu interessanten Orten um Villa Leyva US20

San Agustin
Engster Punkt am Magdalena River USD8

Calí
Foodie Citytour ab USD12
Stadttour USD15

Santa Marta
Gold Museum kostenfrei
Letzte Ruhestätte von Simón Bolivar USD7

Medellín
Tagesausflug Guatape ab USD30
Communa 13 Graffititour USD20
Pablo Escobar Tour USD25

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: Bogotá

Bienvenido! We begin our tour in Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia. Colonial buildings give way to modern skyscrapers, the Andean peaks sit tranquilly in the backdrop and the many parks provide sanctuary from the hustle and bustle. You are free to arrive today at your leisure and start enjoying this wonderful city. There will be a pre departure meeting tonight to meet your tour leader and fellow travellers.

We will be staying in the Candelaria district, an excellent location within walking distance of many of the main sights including the main square - Plaza Bolívar, the Cathedral and Simón Bolívar's house. You may like to take the funicular to Monserrate for the incredible city views, or visit the world famous gold museum. A recommended activity would be the graffiti tour where you can explore some of the famous street art that adorns the city's walls. Another highlight is visiting the Botero Museum to see some of the artist's work depicting people and objects in large formats.

Optional Excursions:
Gold Museum – USD1
Cerro de Monserrat, the cable car to Monserrat for views of the city – USD9
Botero Museum - Free
Graffiti Tour - Free but donations welcomed

Unterkunft: Hotel Regina (oder ähnlich), Bogotá

2-3. Tag: Villa de Leyva

Leaving Bogotá we drive to Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, a wonderful cathedral built underground within the tunnels of a salt mine. It is often a place of pilgrimage and on Sundays can attract 3000 people to worship. After exploring this unique church we will continue our journey, driving to the quaint town, Villa de Leyva.

This attractive town was founded in 1572 and has been preserved well, with virtually no modern architectural influences at all, as a National Monument by the Colombian Government. You'll have time to enjoy its charming colonial plaza, exploring the narrow streets and private courtyards. Get talking to some of the locals, Colombians are some of the friendliest people in South America and are always happy to show you their way of life.

Today you are free to enjoy the town. You could opt to book a day tour which visits various locations that surround Villa de Leyva including the unique dinosaur fossil museum. The countryside here is famous for its fossil discoveries and the museum houses many bones which have been collected over the years. You can also visit the fascinating Terracotta House which wouldn't look out of place in The Flintstones. The house is made entirely of red clay and makes for some really unique photos!

You can also take hikes or biking tours around the area to admire the countryside.

Optional Excursions:
Day tour (6-7 hours) to locations surrounding Villa de Leyva including visit to a dinosaur fossil museum – USD20

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Zapiquira Salt Cathedral

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Sol De La Villa (oder ähnlich), Villa de Leyva

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

4. Tag: Villavieja

Leaving Villa de Leyva, we drive back to Bogotá where we catch a short flight to Neiva. From here we will drive to Villavieja, a small town which is the gateway for visiting the Tatacoa Desert. Actually a tropical dry forest, the Tatacoa is the second largest arid area in Colombia and is a popular attraction for those wanting to experience its surreal rock formations and unique landscape. Red hues stretch out as far as the eye can see and it's hard to believe this region was once a lush forest overflowing with vegetation!

We visit the desert where you will have time to capture some great photos and learn more about the area. We will then return to our accommodation in Villavieja for the evening. Villavieja itself is a lovely authentic Colombian town which offers unparalleled tranquillity and a unique insight into this lesser known area of Colombia.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Visit Tatacoa Desert

Fahrzeit: ca. 6.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Boutique Yararaka (oder ähnlich), Villavieja

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

5-6. Tag: San Agustin

We have a scenic journey, travelling for approximately seven hours to San Agustín, an area known for the pre-Columbian sites with many fascinating statues. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, little is known about the communities that carved these statues apart from the few traces of their existence that they left behind. Arriving in the late afternoon, you will have the remainder of the day to relax.

When you are not exploring the archaeological site, you can enjoy the stunning green landscape, hike through the hills or take a jeep tour.

The next day we will have a guided tour through the San Agustín Archaeological Park. There are hundreds of these statues to see spread over a huge area as well as many ancient burial sites. The pre-Columbian community was eventually replaced by a new group of people who arrived possibly from the Amazon region in the late eighth century bringing in more complex agriculture practises. The parks also have some amazing views of the valley.

Optional Excursions:
Visit the narrowest point of the Magdalena River – USD8 per person

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Guided tour of San Agustin Archaeological Park

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Hacienda Anacaona (oder ähnlich), San Agustin

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

7. Tag: Cali

Today we make our way to the airport to head to the the vibrant city of Cali. A short flight allows us to cut down on travel time giving you plenty hours to experience this captivating and energetic place.

Famous for their obsession with salsa, Cali has a large Afro-Colombian culture and a passion for Latin music. Admire La Ermita, a church famous for its Gothic style architecture before soaking up the lively atmosphere in the Barrio de San Antonio area. Here you can get great views of the city from the top of the hill as well as having a host of restaurants and bars.

Cali also has the perfect climate for growing all sorts of fruits and you will find vendors selling everything from green mango to mora (a cross between a raspberry and blackberry) with plenty more exotic fruits on offer. Or why not try the local delicacy of pandebono, a cheesy bread sold in bakeries and cafes throughout the city.

Into the evening, follow the infectious sounds of the city and join in with a nightclub salsa dance as the locals shimmy the night away. If dancing is not your thing, you can still experience the atmosphere by watching a local show!

Optional Excursions:
Foodie City Tour – From USD12
City Tour – USD15
Accommodation

Fahrzeit: ca. 2 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Puerta de San Antonio (oder ähnlich), Cali

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

8. Tag: Cali

Today you are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of Cali. Why not take a guided city tour to learn about the history and culture of this spirited corner of the world, or if you prefer to learn about a destination through your taste buds you could book onto a foodie tour and learn the secrets behind some of the most popular Colombian cuisine.

If you would like a more tranquil activity you could visit Andoke, a huge butterfly farm located just outside of the city. It is home to 15 different species with a series of walkways connecting the different parts. A staff nember will explain everything about the flora and fauna of the garden and you could even see all stages - from cocoons to caterpillars!

Unterkunft: Hotel Puerta de San Antonio (oder ähnlich), Cali

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

9. Tag: Taironaka Naturreservat

This morning we take off our dancing shoes and head to the more peaceful archaeological ruins of Taironaka. After a short flight we arrive in the early afternoon with plenty of time to explore these ancient wonders.

Taironaka is a relatively unknown area in northern Colombia and the perfect place to get off the beaten track. Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the stunning nature reserve is home to a lush and tropical landscape that echos Colombian beauty.

Taironaka was home to the ancient Tayrona civilisation and the ruins remain to this day, with small buildings arranged around terraced stone circles showing the social hierarchy at the time. The reserve is reached by a short boat trip heading up the Don Diego river, another perfect opportunity to experience the tranquility of the rainforest. If you’re still spinning from the rhythm of Cali, take this opportunity to relax in one of the many hammocks on the grounds with your favourite book.

Come evening enjoy an included group meal, trying various typical dishes from the region. Kick back to the sounds of nature and enjoy your peaceful night as we stay in the heart of the rainforest in the quaint Ecohotel. Inspired by the indigenous constructions with their thatched roofs and rustic architecture, we guarantee the authentic charm of the place will draw you in.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Visit to Taironaka Archaeological Ruins

Unterkunft: Dschungellodge

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

10. Tag: Tayrona Nationalpark & Santa Marta

A short transfer from Taironaka will bring us to our day trip to Tayrona National Park which boasts some of the best coastline on the whole continent. It is a few hours of moderate hiking to reach the secluded beaches where roads and cars have no access. The guided walk will take us through the dense rainforest, stumbling across its many residents from the animal and bug kingdom. You can snorkel in the reefs with magnificent tropical fish and marine life or enjoy fresh food from the local food stalls. Tayrona National Park is a chance to recharge your batteries. To enter Tayrona National Park it is suggested you have a valid yellow fever certificate, however this is not necessary.

After a day in the park we arrive at the oldest city in Colombia and the first one settled by the Spanish, Santa Marta. The city has an important historical centre and a beautiful old town, and is a popular destination for Colombian tourists.

Important!!: In 2020 between the dates of 1st and 15th February, 1st and 15th June, and 19th October and 2nd November , Tayrona National Park will be closed while the indigenous communities are given the time to clean the park and perform traditional rituals within its parameters. If you are travelling while the park is closed you will have a different but equally exciting tour inside Taironaka Nature Reserve where you will be escorted by a local guide for a short walk through the lush rainforest, and will then have the relaxing experience of tubing down the Dondieguito river while taking in the local flora and fauna. The river is shallow and very calm so it is not necessary to be an advanced swimmer to enjoy this unique experience.

Optional Excursions:
Gold Museum – Free
Final Resting Place of Simon Bolivar – USD7

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Tayrona National Park (see note above)

Unterkunft: Park Hotel (oder ähnlich), Santa Marta

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

11. Tag: Santa Marta

Today you are free to enjoy Santa Marta. Due to its coastal location Santa Marta was the first Spanish settlement in Colombia.

You could opt to book a day trip visiting Minca, where you can get up close and personal with nature. Think organic coffee farms, breath-taking waterfalls and exciting jungle hikes. Part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the trip offers various activities that give you another taste of the beautiful Colombian countryside.

Optional Excursions:
Minca Day Trip – price depends on group size

Unterkunft: Park Hotel (oder ähnlich), Santa Marta

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

12-13. Tag: Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the most interesting colonial towns on the continent and where the film Romancing the Stone was based. Founded in 1533, it was strategically placed so that it could act as the main port for trade between Spain and the Spanish Empire.

You have time to wander the fascinating narrow streets adorned with wooden balconies and hanging plants. There are several interesting sites to see such as a visit to Castillo San Felipe and the fortress on San Lazaro hill. Beneath this fortress is a maze of tunnels and there are still cannons in place along the battlements.

Today is free at your leisure to enjoy Cartagena. Worthwhile is a trip up La Popa hill to visit the colourful convent with great views over the city.

The Boca Grande area of Cartagena is where Colombians come for their beach holidays and it is full of shops, nightclubs and bars. Near Cartagena is the Volcán de Lodo El Totumo, a mud volcano where you can relax and wallow in the mud, which is believed to be a good treatment for the skin.

You could also visit the Rosario Islands, located around one hour from Cartagena. Picture crystal blue waters, lush greenery, straw beach huts and delicious fresh seafood. These islands are essentially a Caribbean paradise - all accessible on a short day trip from Cartagena!

Optional Excursions:
City tour – USD30 including entrance fees to San Felipe Castle, La Popa and the Gold Museum
Day Tour to Playa Blanca (Beach) – From USD20

Fahrzeit: ca. 4.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hostal Casa Mara (oder ähnlich), Cartagena

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

14-15. Tag: Medellín

This morning we say goodbye to the sounds of the Caribbean and head to Colombia's second largest city, Medellin. Also known as “The City of Eternal Spring” due to its year round pleasant weather, Medellin has flourished in recent years and now has one of the fastest growing economies on the continent. Once known as the playground for infamous drug lords, the city has since shed its reputation and welcomes travellers from far and wide who are eager to experience what this progressive and exciting city has to offer.

There are numerous parks and plazas in Medellín waiting to be explored, such as Parque Berrio, Jardin Botanico or Parque Explora, which features Latin America's largest freshwater aquarium.

Spend your evening in Parque Lleras, the best place in the city for restaurants, bars or nightclubs. Try Medellín’s most traditional dish, the bandeja paisa. A hearty plate of rice, eggs, meat, beans and avocado, the servings are usually huge and can be shared between two, but are one of the most important dishes in the region and should not be missed!

The next day is free to further explore Medellín! Why not try using the world renowned public transportation system? The cable car connects the city centre to the outskirts and results in some of the best views of the city once you reach the end of the line, Parque Arví.

You could visit the Metropolitan Cathedral in Bolivar park which holds the record for the most clay bricks on any building in the world, with an impressive 1.1 million bricks being used in the building process! Also worth exploring is the Plaza Botero, where you can see many of the figures by the sculptor Fernando Botero. Botero is one of the most famous artists to come out of Colombia, known for his still life images of plump figures.

Another option is to take a day trip to the colourful village of Guatapé. Here you will find the famous Peñol Boulder, a 200 metre high rock which you can climb for some incredible views of the surrounding area! Or if art is more your thing, book onto the Comuna 13 graffiti tour! Comuna 13 was once known as the most dangerous neighbourhood in Colombia, but has been transformed with unique street art around every corner.

Optional Excursions:
Guatape Day Tour – From USD30
Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour – USD20
Pablo Escobar Tour – USD25

Fahrzeit: ca. 1.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Poblado Boutique (oder ähnlich), Medellin

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

16. Tag: Kaffeeplantage

No trip to Colombia would be complete without an immersive coffee experience. Today we head to a local coffee plantation where we will stay the evening on the grounds to learn everything there is to know about this well loved beverage. Your time will be spent learning about the culture, history and variety of coffee, as well as the coffee making process. Witness the roasting process, experiment with the flavours and walk through the plantation where you can see the packaging take place. Arriving late in the day, your coffee experience will normally take place tomorrow morning.

Tonight we stay in a Hacienda, the main house on the plantation. With over 100 years of tradition the coffee farm is the perfect place to relax and take in the lush scenery. Enjoy a local dinner prepared by your hosts and spend the evening relaxing by the pool.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hacienda Venecia Coffee Farm (oder ähnlich), Manizales

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

17-18. Tag: Salento & Cocora Tal

After our coffee tour we head for Salento, nestled in the Zona Cafetera region of Colombia. Salento is a beautiful and colourful town, having managed to keep it’s slow and relaxing pace due to the main route between Cali and Bogota being diverted which meant the town did not develop as fast as others in the region.

Hike to the viewpoint at the end of Calle Real for some of the best views over the valley, and don’t forget to walk around the charming and humble town square.

We take a jeep from town to the Cocora Valley and spend a whole day hiking through the lush green hills. Our jeeps are true classic cars with bright colours and can date as far back as the 60’s; riding in them in a truly unique experience. The hike provides sweeping views of the valley and the iconic wax palms, Colombia's national symbol. In the evenings, make sure you try the region´s speciality, trucha, a fish normally served with rice but cooked many different ways.

Head back to Salento for the evening and perhaps enjoy a game of Tejo, a traditional Colombian throwing sport.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Coffee Tour
Cocora Valley including trek

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Salento Real (oder ähnlich), Salento

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

19. Tag: Bogotá

We then return to Bogotá for the final evening. Tick off any last sightseeing or enjoy the nightlife with your new travel buddies.

Optional Excursions:
Gold Museum – USD1
Cerro de Monserrat, the cable car to Monserrat for views of the city – USD7
Botero Museum – Free
Graffiti Tour – Free but donations welcomed

Unterkunft: Hotel Regina (oder ähnlich), Bogotá

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

20. Tag: Bogotá

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

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Hinweis
Bitte beachte, die Gepäckbestimmungen bei den Inlandsflüge.
Das Local Payment ist vor Ort in bar an den Guide zu entrichten.

Variante
Diese Kolumbien Reise ist auch als 8-tägige Tour von Cartagena nach Bogotá buchbar: