Andes, Amazon & Caribbean

10 days from $5,290 per person*
  • Discover Colombia's Amazon with a jungle lodge stay and private excursions.
  • Private day trip by boat out to the quintessentially Caribbean Rosario Islands.
  • Explore the Andes at Chingaza National Park, outside Bogota.
  • Wander the cobbled streets of scenic Cartagena.
  • Featuring a set of carefully selected premium accommodations.
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From high in the mountains to lowland jungle and coastal vistas, Colombia packs a punch with its triad of impressive regions; the Andes, Amazon, and Caribbean. Explore Bogota, a modern capital set high above sea level, with a back drop of the meandering Andes Mountain Range - which you'll experience first hand at Chingaza National Park. A private English-speaking guide will add knowledge and insight in to the city's historic past, and scenic surrounds. Travel inland to the southernmost tip of Colombia, nearing the borders of both Peru and Brazil, and discover the Amazon basin from the remote surroundings of a jungle lodge. Daily private excursions will take you either by boat on tributaries of the Amazon, or on land through its dense jungle, encountering exotic wildlife, and gaining an understanding of the surviving communities of this area, along the way. Finally, set your sights north, as you head to Cartagena on Colombia's historic Caribbean coast. A magnificent city, with a rich Spanish colonial past, Cartagena is a true gem of the country, and a fantastic place to close out your journey. As a parting gift, a private boat trip away from the fortified city will bring you to the nearby Rosario Islands, where you'll get that quintessential Caribbean feel of sand, swim and snorkel. After all of this, it's no wonder Colombia is the new "it" destination everyone is buzzing about. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Bogota
    Bogota
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet (45 min) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner Reservations & Car Service (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Bogota
    Bogota
    • Private Tour - Chingaza National Park (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Bogota
    Bogota
    • Private Tour - Zipaquira, Salt Cathedral & Historic Bogota (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Bogota to Calanoa to Leticia, Amazonas
    Bogota to Calanoa to Leticia, Amazonas
    • Private Transfer - Airport (45 mins) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Bogota - Leticia, Amazonas [2 hrs] - Economy
    • NOTE: Yellow Fever Vaccination is Mandatory
    • Private Transfer - Leticia, Amazonas - Calanoa [(via boat) (1 hr)] - Boat/Guide
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Reserve & Night Jungle Walk (4 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Calanoa
    Calanoa
    • Private Tour - Optional Private Tours (Choice of 1 Included) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Calanoa
    Calanoa
    • Private Tour - Leticia Tour & Parque de los Loros - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Calanoa to Leticia, Amazonas to Cartagena
    Calanoa to Leticia, Amazonas to Cartagena
    • Private Transfer - Calanoa - Leticia, Amazonas [(via boat) (1 hr)] - Boat/Guide
    • Air - Leticia, Amazonas - Cartagena [via Bogota (4 hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Cartagena
    Cartagena
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Historic Walking tour with Cathedral, Inquisition Palace & San Pedro (4 hrs) - Guide/Entrance
    • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Day 9 Cartagena
    Cartagena
    • Private Tour - Rosario Islands Tour by Private Boat (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Boat
  • Day 10 Cartagena
    Cartagena
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Bogota

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Tonight, round-trip car service with English speaking guide is included to the Bogota restaurant of your choice. Restaurant reservations will be confirmed at time of booking and are subject to availability. Dinner is at your own expense.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Bogota

Discover one of the most intimate Bogota hotels, the Four Seasons Hotel Bogota, located in the premier district of the city. Rooms and suites at this gorgeous property offer modern conveniences and luxurious amenities, providing the right dosage of rest and relaxation for business or leisure travelers alike.  Four Seasons Bogota adds to the vibrant Bogota restaurant scene with chic, authentic Japanese cuisine that pairs a live-action charcoal Robata grill and sushi counter with different sakes and Japanese beers. Whether conducting business over dinner or relaxing at the intimate spa, count on personalized, attentive service from intuitive, passionate staff who make every guest feel welcomed and valued.

Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bogota
Bogota
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Season Hotel Bogota
Four Season Hotel Bogota

Day 2: Bogota

Chingaza National Natural Park is within an hour's drive of Bogota and spans over two Colombian departments, Cundinamarca and Meta, and lies within the Orinoco River basin, providing 80% of the potable water utilized in Bogota. Part of a rich páramo environment, Chingaza National Natural Park offers you the chance to see some rare, but exceptionally beautiful animals such as the spectacled bear, the Andean condor, the páramo tapir, and the puma, as well as the chance to explore ancient and sacred Muisca land and sites, including a few majestic lakes. Additionally, the park is said to hold over 2,000 plant species, many unique to the area!

Includes: Private transportation, English speaking guide, lunch, park entrance, bottled water, coffee break.

 

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Bogota
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Chingaza National Park
Chingaza National Park

Day 3: Bogota

You will be met at your hotel by your guide for your tour of Zipaquira and the Salt Cathedral. It is a journey of approximately 2 hours to reach Zipaquira. Travelling north of the city, through countryside once occupied by the native Muisca Indians, Zipaquira is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Colombia. Zipaquira is most famous for its Cathedral carved underground in a still functioning salt mine just west of the town. The subtle lighting pronounces the fourteen Stations of the Cross as you descend into the mine, each station sculpted by a different artist. Your guide will explain all about the cathedral's construction and how it and the mine still function in harmony. Enjoy lunch (included) during your tour.

After lunch, you will transfer back to Bogota. Upon arrival, begin a walking tour through the streets of La Candelaria. La Candelaria is Bogota’s heart and soul, from its humble beginnings this is the oldest part of the city and the Plaza Bolivar or Main Square are high on any visitor’s agenda. As you wander the streets of La Candelaria away from the main square and exploring other parts of this historic hub, your guide will not only explain the history of Bogota but also the intricacies of current Colombian culture and daily life.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Bogota
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Salt Cathederal of Zipaquira
Salt Cathederal of Zipaquira

Day 4: Bogota - Calanoa - Leticia, Amazonas

Meet your English-speaking guide and driver for a private airport transfer. 

Board a flight in Bogota with service to Leticia. The flight duration is approximately two hours.

 

While visiting the Colombian Amazon, it is mandatory to have proof of Yellow Fever vaccination upon arrival. If guests do not have proof of inoculation, they may not be permitted to enter. Please speak to your doctor or health care practitioner for information related to Yellow Fever and to receive the vaccine.

Depart for a private boat transfer with guide from Leticia, to Canaloa Jungle Lodge, Amazonias. The transfer time is approximately one hour.

This evening, one of the indigenous guides will lead you through the Calanoa Reserve on a night walk where you will have your first taste of the wild jungle life with all its sounds and emotions. Often you can spot various nocturnal creatures as they spring to life once darkness falls. The hike will end back at your lodge.

 

Accommodation: Calanoa Jungle Lodge

Calanoa Jungle Lodge offers a space for the traveler who is in search of a vital experience, who is in a journey of discovery. The Calanoa Natural Reserve is at the very heart of the Amazon forest, yet easy to access, and its surroundings are an endless source of marvel. It is a low-impact, small-scale settlement. The woven palm roofs are beautiful and fresh, walls are minimal to improve air circulation, and the structures are built on stilts to elevate them from the ground, allowing for better views and increasing air circulation. The buildings have been designed by Diego Samper combining traditional techniques with a contemporary approach, a sustainable architecture that uses local materials and resources.

 

 

Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Nature Walk
Nature Walk
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Calanoa Jungle Lodge
Calanoa Jungle Lodge

Day 5: Calanoa

Select one of the below private tour options today, included in your stay at Calanoa Lodge:

Visit to Mocagua foundation, which is funded by Calanoa. In the foundation they do a social inclusion project through art with the communities that live nearby. Fishing near the dock and then they would embark on a private boat to look for pink dolphins! - 7 hours tour

Visit to Vergel indigenous community & local school. Tour of the community and jungle with an indigenous man who will explain about the animals, medicinal plants, their myths and beliefs - 7 hours tour

Visit to Tarapoto lagoon & visit to Puerto Nariño (the city of no cars or motorbikes) - 7 hours tour

Early morning bird-watching activity. 2-3 hours activity. 

Visit to San Martín through Amacayaku National park - 6 hours trek

Accommodation: Calanoa Jungle Lodge
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Calanoa Optional Tours
Calanoa Optional Tours

Day 6: Calanoa

Depart for a tour of Leticia, one of Colombia's shipping ports and the second tourism destination for foreigners after Cartagena de Indias. Visit Parque de los Loros (Macaws Park), an experience to see thousands of parrots that arrive in the afternoon who come to spend the night in the trees. It is a visual and sound show like no other, it has to be seen to be believed.

Accommodation: Calanoa Jungle Lodge
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -

Day 7: Calanoa - Leticia, Amazonas - Cartagena

Depart for a private boat transfer with guide from Canaloa Jungle Lodge to Leticia, Amazonas. The transfer time is approximately one hour.

Board a flight in Leticia with service to Cartagena via Bogota. The flight duration is approximately four hours and 19 minutes.

Includes airport transfer with private vehicle, professional driver and local guide from Airport to Hotel or within city and vice versa.

Accommodation: Ananda Boutique Hotel

Ananda Boutique Hotel, a space that conveys the spirit of luxury and comfort in perfect harmony, is the perfect place to reach that ultimate state of happiness. Ananda Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the walled city of Cartagena de Indias, near the Plaza de Santo Domingo. The hotel is a restored colonial house of the sixteenth century, in which everything is designed and ready to surprise, as the old wells and original water tanks are exposed to the public and turned into an open room, or the traditional colonial viewpoint from which you can see amazing views of the city. The beautiful suites (Luxury, Deluxe & Superior Junior Suite) charming in every detail, have been lovingly restored and upgraded by a recognized team of designers. Simply dazzling, Ananda Boutique Hotel isn't just a hotel; it is a state of mind.

Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cartagena
Cartagena
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ananda Boutique Hotel
Ananda Boutique Hotel

Day 8: Cartagena

After meeting your English-speaking guide in the lobby of your hotel, set out to discover scenic Cartagena on a four-hour walking tour. Begin with a stroll through the old town heading toward the Puerta Del Reloj, an iconic symbol of the city, and into Plaza de los Coches. Learn about the myth, legends and history of this historic city as you wind you way through tree-lined avenues en route to Plaza Bolivar, a park hosting a range of historic and cultural installations that serves as the ideal place to catch a glimpse of local life. Carrying onward, you’ll next visit the Inquisition Palace, an elegant building that hides a dark past. From the outside, it is easy to be impressed by the colonial architecture, but a walk through the building reveals a museum showcasing instruments of torture that were used in more turbulent times. With an expert guide leading the way, discover Cartagena in-depth and your preferred pace. After the tour, feel free to continue to explore the city on your own, or return to your hotel to relax and beat the afternoon sun.

In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.

Accommodation: Ananda Boutique Hotel
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Historic Cartagena
Historic Cartagena

Day 9: Cartagena

You will be picked up from your hotel by your private guide and vehicle, who will take you to the Santa Cruz pier, a 15 minute drive from the old historical quarters. Your guide will accompany you onto your private boat. You will have a selection of drinks and snacks at your convenience.

The Rosario Islands are formed by 23 separate coral Islands, which together constitute one of Colombia’s 46 Natural National Parks. Created to protect one of the most important coral reefs on the Colombian Caribbean Coast, this marine habitat houses one of the richest  and most diverse marine ecosystems in Colombia. The park has an extension of 120,000 marine and land hectares and is associated with marine pastures, mangroves and numerous species of algae, as well as a variety of animals which feed the coral and fish life that inhabits the reefs. The Rosario Islands are approximately a one-hour ride from Cartagena by motor boat. The route takes you first through the Bahia de Cartagena and then into the open sea, passing through the Bocachica strait between the colonial forts of Batería de San José and Fuerte de San Fernando. After lunch (included) in one of the island's restaurants, you will have some extra time to relax on the beach or take a walk across the island. This is an exclusive transport and guide service however, but please be prepared to share the beach and the restaurant facilities with guests of the hotel and other day trippers. There will be a section of snacks, soft drinks, water and beers on board the boat.

Accommodation: Ananda Boutique Hotel
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rosario Islands
Rosario Islands

Day 10: Cartagena

Includes airport transfer with private vehicle, professional driver and local guide from Airport to Hotel or within city and vice versa.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Four Seasons Hotel Bogota: Bogota

Discover one of the most intimate Bogota hotels, the Four Seasons Hotel Bogota, located in the premier district of the city. Rooms and suites at this gorgeous property offer modern conveniences and luxurious amenities, providing the right dosage of rest and relaxation for business or leisure travelers alike.  Four Seasons Bogota adds to the vibrant Bogota restaurant scene with chic, authentic Japanese cuisine that pairs a live-action charcoal Robata grill and sushi counter with different sakes and Japanese beers. Whether conducting business over dinner or relaxing at the intimate spa, count on personalized, attentive service from intuitive, passionate staff who make every guest feel welcomed and valued.

Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Season Hotel Bogota
Four Season Hotel Bogota

Calanoa Jungle Lodge: Calanoa

Calanoa Jungle Lodge offers a space for the traveler who is in search of a vital experience, who is in a journey of discovery. The Calanoa Natural Reserve is at the very heart of the Amazon forest, yet easy to access, and its surroundings are an endless source of marvel. It is a low-impact, small-scale settlement. The woven palm roofs are beautiful and fresh, walls are minimal to improve air circulation, and the structures are built on stilts to elevate them from the ground, allowing for better views and increasing air circulation. The buildings have been designed by Diego Samper combining traditional techniques with a contemporary approach, a sustainable architecture that uses local materials and resources.

 

 

Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Calanoa Jungle Lodge
Calanoa Jungle Lodge
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Calanoa Jungle Lodge
Calanoa Jungle Lodge

Ananda Boutique Hotel: Cartagena

Ananda Boutique Hotel, a space that conveys the spirit of luxury and comfort in perfect harmony, is the perfect place to reach that ultimate state of happiness. Ananda Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the walled city of Cartagena de Indias, near the Plaza de Santo Domingo. The hotel is a restored colonial house of the sixteenth century, in which everything is designed and ready to surprise, as the old wells and original water tanks are exposed to the public and turned into an open room, or the traditional colonial viewpoint from which you can see amazing views of the city. The beautiful suites (Luxury, Deluxe & Superior Junior Suite) charming in every detail, have been lovingly restored and upgraded by a recognized team of designers. Simply dazzling, Ananda Boutique Hotel isn't just a hotel; it is a state of mind.

Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ananda Boutique Hotel
Ananda Boutique Hotel
Andes, Amazon & Caribbean Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ananda Boutique Hotel
Ananda Boutique Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Adriana. Her knowledge, professionalism combined with her added personal touches truly made this an experience we will appreciate for a lifetime.

  • Jennifer B. — December 26, 2017 — South America

    The guides were fun experts. Excursions were well timed, the food was really good. The trip far exceeded my expectations.

  • Janel T — December 21, 2017 — South America

    We had a wonderful trip! The tours were fantastic, and Gerardo (our main guide) was so patient and kind. We had a very nice time.

  • Jeffrey G — November 07, 2017 — South America

    We had a great trip. It was well planned and every detail was considered. The per-planning discussion with Kensington was methodical and they exercised great patience as we went back and forth on plans. The guides were terrific and the overall experience was very enjoyable. We’ve used Kensington on two safaris previously and we will use them again and again...

  • Ian D — October 06, 2017 — South America

    We had a wonderful time on our trip and loved all the tours and accommodations. We would definitely use Kensington again.

  • Tanya M — November 07, 2017 — South America

    From our awesome organizer Adriana to all the amazing guides like Natalie, Albert, Rumi and Abel..the trip was fantastic!! We had gorgeous, breath-taking accommodations (granted we were at Peruvian high altitude) and wonderful food/excellent service..we felt cared for, safe, catered to like rock stars!! So luxurious. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

  • Nancy R — November 07, 2017 — South America

    Gonzalo Lima was an excellent guide. As was Erick on the hike. Sarah as our agent was very helpful for the planning!

  • Thomas R — November 07, 2017 — South America

    Everything (and I mean to the smallest detail) was taken care of and near perfect. As always, Kensington did an exceptional job in arranging a wonderful itinerary, providing every amenity and service, and taking care of even the smallest of details. Well done!

  • Lori W — November 07, 2017 — South America

    Peru was amazing and with the help of Kensington it made the trip smooth sailing. Never once did I feel uneasy or unsupported and we had the best of care and accommodations throughout. Our guides were amazing and we had the flexibility to make changes as we desired. Seriously one of the best trips ever! Thank you!

  • Steve C — November 07, 2017 — South America

    Awesome trip that we will remember for a lifetime. Great itinerary, guides and service. We will definitely use Kensington again for our special trips.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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