Bogota, Pereira, Medellin, Cartagena
History & Culture, Off the Beaten, Nature & Wildlife
Colombia’s culture reflects a colorful blend of Spanish, African and indigenous influences. Set foot in alluring Spanish heritage townships, see Medellin which transformed from the center of drug lords to an artistic city filled with vivid colored wall murals. Soak up scenic views of the world’s second most biodiverse country with beautiful landscapes from mountains, lush valleys, tropical rainforests, lakes, and the Caribbean coastline.
Indulge in bespoke Colombian gastronomic experiences and a Colombian Rum and chocolates tasting session. Join us on a private coffee plantation tour guided by an expert to uncover how well-known Colombian coffee is cultivated, processed, and prepared. Enjoy more precious time exploring the all-amazing Colombia than spending on the road as Intriq Finesse incorporated three domestic flights into this specially curated trip.
Twin Sharing: HKD 76,980 per person
Single Supplement: HKD 9,960 per person
Early Bird Offer
First two bookings with deposit will get complimentary upgrade to Junior Suite (limit to two rooms) in Hotel Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia for three nights.
20% deposit at sign up
*Registration Closing Date
7 March 2024 or when tour is fully subscribed
Transfer: Bogota Airport to Hotel
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Bogota: Capital City Exploration
Spend a full day exploring Bogota, the third-highest capital in South America, situated at an average of 2,640m above sea level. Head to La Candelaria, the historic part of the city, distinguished by its numerous colonial-era architectures to discover the lovely colonial mansions, Plaza de Bolivar, the Cathedral of Colombia and the Capitol.
Keep your eyes peeled for over 50,000 pieces of gold and other materials exhibited in the Gold Museum. Next, ride a cable car to the summit of Sanctuary of Monserrate at 3,172m above sea level for panoramic views of the city on one side and the Andes on the other.
Stroll through the cobbled-stone paths of La Candelaria neighborhood to admire the colorful Spanish colonial houses and the vibrant wall murals and graffiti art, which are an artistic, social and political form of expression of the city inhabitants.
Salt Cathedral Excursion
After breakfast, travel to Zipaquirá through the Savannah for approximately 1.5 hours. Arrive at the impressive Salt Cathedral, where you will cross a tunnel inside the salt mine and walk until you get to the Cathedral. Continue to a mirror of water to experience the amazing visual effects of water on carved saline rock.
Guatavita Sacred Lake
Next, we will drive about 1.5 hour to the sacred Guatavita Lake at 3,000m, formerly inhabited by the Muisca people, also where the legend of El Dorado occurred. Hike about 2 hours to witness this beautiful lake within the forest reserve.
Thereafter, proceed to the quaint Guatavita town that is filled with white colonial houses.
Flight from Bogota to Pereira
Transfer to Bogota Airport for your flight to Pereira.
Intriq Finesse Collection: Private Colombian Coffee Plantation Tour
Colombia has excellent weather and geographical conditions for producing coffee, and Colombian coffee is regarded as some of the best in the world. Enjoy the view of the coffee bean plantations while the coffee expert guides us through the whole process from planting, manual picking and pulping to toasting the beans with traditional method, as well as witnessing the innovative drying process of the coffee beans.
Reconnect with Nature at Valle del Cocora
This morning, set out to one of the most symbolic sites of the coffee region, the majestic Cocora Valley. Take pleasure in a leisure hike (2.5 to 3 hours) into the cloud forest to enjoy the biodiversity of flora and fauna. On the way back, cross the Quindío river while walking on an ecological pathway where you can see the tallest wax palms in the world and learn the cultural and historical relevance of the trees.
Intriq Finesse Collection: Picnic in a Private Reserve
Enjoy a lovely picnic lunch specially prepared in a private reserve, where you will get to savor the organic products from the garden, and taste the local desserts.
In the afternoon, continue to Salento, famous for colorful balconies, craft workshops and view of the Cocora.
Flight from Pereira to Medellin
Transfer to Pereira Airport for your flight to Medellin.
Discover the Transformation of Medellin
We will explore places that best represent the social transformation of Medellin for the past 20 years, after the era of Pablo Escobar the drug lord ended. Today, Medellin is a bustling city with innovative urban design. Visit San Javier, or called Comuna 13, and delve into the dramatic history of this district.
Proceed to La Plazoleta located in the city centre which houses 23 sculptures of the renowned artist Fernando Botero.
Later, follow the footsteps of Carlos Gardel, who made Medellin the largest tango metropolis outside of Argentina. Soak yourself in the tango culture of Medellin.
Intriq Finesse Collection: Medellin Interactive Dinner
Indulge in a gastro-pedagogical experience based on Colombian ancestral knowledge and flavors. Enjoy local food with high nutritional density and flavors that are themed around food, health, and the planet.
Excursion to Guatape
Embark on a 2-hour scenic drive from Medellin to the town of Guatape, which means “stones and water” in Quechua. The Colombian government created the reservoir for a hydroelectric dam. In the middle sits the enormous 220m-tall Penol Rock. If you are full of energy, you may walk up the long flight of stairs with 740 steps to be rewarded with spectacular bird’s eye view of the lake and its tiny islands.
Visit the picturesque village of Guatape filled with pastel-colored houses. Then, enjoy a boat tour of the Guatape reservoir before travelling back to Medellin.
Flight from Medellin to Cartagena
Transfer to Medellin Airport for your flight to Cartagena.
Colors of Cartagena
Step into the vivid neighborhood Getsemani, walking through the street of La Sierpe where stories are illustrated through graffiti paintings of tropical scenes, Palenqueras, and local flora and fauna. Explore further to the popular Umbrellas street and the Trinidad Plaza which has cultural heritage and national value, and to Puerto Duro.
Tour of Palenque (HD)
Depart this morning to San Basilio de Palenque, recognized by the UNESCO as Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The inhabitants have retained heavy African influences.
Proceed to the town square, visit a typical house, taste coffee served in traditional way as you dive into the history of liberation and how the customs were preserved. See the House of Culture, Plaza Benkos Bioho, the main church and meet the charismatic community leader, farmer, singer and composer Rafael Cassiani. Next, gain insights of how to prepare regional sweets using local ingredients.
Intriq Finesse Collection: Colombian Rum & Chocolate Tasting
Colombia has a long history of producing rum. Cartagena and its surrounding countryside are famous for being the first area in South America for growing sugar cane which is required to produce rum. Participate in a Colombian Rum and Chocolate Tasting session with an expert enjoy a rum and chocolate degustation and learn more about its spirit with an informative discussion of its history and different kinds of rums and chocolates.
Panoramic City Tour
Discover Cartagena’s magnificent city walls and fortresses, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Monastery and Church of La Popa, San Felipe Fortress, the old city (Ciudad Vieja) with its Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver and the handicrafts zone of the Bovedas, a collection of archways built into the city wall originally to house armaments and later as a prison. Finally, visit the artisan center in Las Bovedas.
Transfer to the airport for your flight out.
Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia • Sonesta Hotel Pereira • Medellin Marriott Hotel • Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia Superior Room ImageSofitel Victoria Regia refers to an elegance water lily that grows in the Amazon. The renowned architect Miguel Soto has achieved a fine blend of elegant and modern French style, with Colombian features, creating a welcoming and distinctive design. Elegance, comfort and the exceptional personalized service are the main identity signs of this hotel. (Renovated in 2020; 102 rooms)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
08 Jul, Hong Kong – Amsterdam (KL 888), 12:20 – 19:40
08 Jul, Amsterdam – Bogota (KL 745), 09:50 – 13:40
17 Jul, Cartagena – Amsterdam (KL 741), 17:55 – 10:35+1
18 Jul, Amsterdam – Hong Kong (KL 887), 16:55 – 10:30+1
Registration Closing Date: 7 March 2024 or when tour is fully subscribed
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