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Explorer Line - Coffee & Colonial Culture

(11 Days)

Bogotá | Armenia | Coffee Triangle | Cartagena | Quito

Dates

19.01.2018 26.01.2018 23.02.2018 09.03.2018
06.04.2018 04.05.2018 01.06.2018 29.06.2018
13.07.2018 10.08.2018 07.09.2018 19.10.2018
02.11.2018 16.11.2018
Day Routing
01 Fri Bogotá

Arrival in Bogotá and transfer to the hotel.

02 Sat Bogotá

Half day city tour to the main sights of Bogotá, incl. visiting the famous Paloquemao market, the Gold Museum, Botero Museum and the Statue of Guadelupe. Afternoon at leisure.

03 Sun Bogotá

Visit of the underground salt cathedral Zipaquirá, the legendary lagoon of Guatavita and the farm of a local family to learn more about their daily live. Lunch included.

04 Mon Bogotá - Armenia

Flight to Armenia, located in the „coffee triangle“ of Colombia. In the afternoon meeting with specialists to learn more about the coffee making process. Guests can pluck and roast beans and in the end enjoy their personal coffee.

05 Tue Coffee Triangle

Full day visit of the fascinating Cocora Valley with its palm trees. Visit of the picturesque village Salento. Proceed to Filandia to enjoy a marvellous panoramic view of the Cordillera.

06 Wed Armenia - Cartagena

Half day visit of a coffee hacienda including coffee tasting. Transfer to Armenia Airport and flight to Cartagena, located at the Caribbean coast.

07 Thu Cartagena

City tour in Cartagena and visit of the Convent La Popa, Photo-Stop at San Felipe fort, then walking tour in the historical center of Cartagena with visit of the San Pedro Claver Monastery.

08 Fri Cartagena - Quito

Flight to Quito and transfer to the hotel.

09 Sat Quito

Half day city tour including visit of the Equatorial Line Monument.

10 Sun Quito

Day at leisure for own activities.
Optional: Full day excursion to famous Otavalo handicrafts market or Mindo Cloud forest.

11 Mon Quito

End of the roundtrip and departure flight or post-tour.

Extensions

For individual extensions we recommend the following post-tours:

"Galapagos cruise" (NOT possible on: 19.01.2018 and 09.03.2018)
"Galapagos Island Hopping"
"Galapagos Hotel Silberstein Package"