9 days from $3,690 per person*
  • Enjoy a private guided city tour of the historic highlights of Bogota.
  • Visit quaint villages and a coffee plantation in the Quindio Coffee Region.
  • Discover the old town of Cartagena led by private guide.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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The rich aroma of coffee floats in the air as you laugh with friendly locals in the charming plazas of Columbia’s rural coffee towns that have remained unchanged for centuries.

From picturesque colonial villages in the shadows of the Andean mountains to the cosmopolitan capital city of Bogotá, Colombia has left behind its difficult past to offer modern-day tourists a rich travel experience. Tour the charming colonial centre and many cultural monuments of thriving Bogotá; breath in the rich aromas of Colombian coffee plantations as you enjoy a cup of the country’s finest beneath a swaying wax palm in the Quindio coffee region; and learn the myths and legends of charming Cartagena as you sip local lemon juice in the town’s sleepy central plaza that hasn’t changed in centuries.

Colombia is world-famous for its coffee, and your team of experienced guides and private drivers will take you straight to the source on this extensive coffee-lover’s tour that will lead you through lush plantations, reveal the secrets of the production process, and help you expand your palate with the help of local experts who have passed down the fine art of coffee tasting through the generations. You’ll also have time to rest and recharge in a carefully-selected collection of finely appointed hotels. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Bogota
    Bogota
    • Copies of Passports Required - Passport
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet (45 min) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Bogota
    Bogota
    • Private Tour - Historic City Tour (with Lunch at Son de Los Grillos, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 3 Bogota to Armenia to Quindio Coffee Region
    Bogota to Armenia to Quindio Coffee Region
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet (45 min) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Bogota - Armenia [Direct - AV (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Armenia - Quindio Coffee Region [(1 hr)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Quindio Coffee Region
    Quindio Coffee Region
    • Private Tour - Filandia, Valle Cocora & Salento Tour (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Quindio Coffee Region
    Quindio Coffee Region
    • Private Tour - Coffee, Culture Tour at Hacienda San Alberto & Botanic Gardens (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Quindio Coffee Region to Armenia to Cartagena
    Quindio Coffee Region to Armenia to Cartagena
    • Private Transfer - Quindio Coffee Region - Armenia [Airport (1 hr)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Armenia - Cartagena [Cartagena -Via Bogota (3.5 hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Cartagena
    Cartagena
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Historic Walking tour with Cathedral, Inquisition Palace & San Pedro (4 hrs) - Guide/Entrance
  • Day 8 Cartagena
    Cartagena
    • At Leisure
  • Day 9 Cartagena
    Cartagena
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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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Day 1: Bogota

In order to confirm your trip you must submit copies of your passports for Colombia bookings.

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.

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.

Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bogota
Bogota
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Season Hotel Bogota
Four Season Hotel Bogota

Day 2: Bogota

Today you will be picked up in La Candelaria by private vehicle and guide to begin your tour. La Candelaria is Bogota’s heart and soul, from its humble beginnings this is the oldest part of the city and the Plaza Bolivar (Main Square) are high on any visitor’s agenda. As you wander the streets of La Candelaria away from the main square, your guide will not only explain the history of Bogota but also the intricacies of current Colombian culture and daily life. There will be time for a refreshment stop in one of the cities coffee houses. After this short break you will head on to the Botero Museum. This is a permanent exhibition of works or art by Fernando Botero, Colombia’s most famous artist who’s "oversized” art is instantly recognisable. The museum not only houses work by Botero but also other world famous artists such as Dali, Monet and Van Gogh. You will stop at Son de Los Grillos Restaurant and enjoy a 2 course lunch with 1 soft drink per person included. The next stop after lunch will be the Gold Museum. The Museum has one of the finest collections of Pre Hispanic gold in the world, with more than 35,000 pieces of pre-Colombian gold work in the collection.  Next you will visit the finest view point of Bogota, the hill top look out and monastery of Monserrate. The summit can be reached by either funicular railway or cable car. From the highest point the view across the city will enable you to see the different sectors of Bogota. The new convent is a pilgrimage site for many Colombians whom, during Easter week, make their way past the fourteen Stations of the Cross until reaching the convent at the summit. Lunch is included.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Bogota
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  La Candelaria, Bogota
La Candelaria, Bogota

Day 3: Bogota - Armenia - Quindio Coffee Region

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.

Board a flight in Bogota with service to Armenia. The flight duration is approximately one hour.

Airport transfer with private vehicle and English speaking guide to the Quindio Coffee Region.

Accommodation: Hacienda Bambusa

Hacienda Bambusa Hotel was conceived as a place where guests can enjoy the privacy that can only be found in your own home, but with the comfort and services that only an excellent hotel can provide. Located in the southern part of this breathtaking ‘coffee land,’ it is a typical bamboo colonial style house surrounded by banana plantations, cattle fields, and featuring a majestic open view of the Andes Mountains. Ideally arranged for rest and relaxation, the spacious rooms all have views of the pool and/or scenic gardens, immersing the guest into a cultural paradise of bamboo guadua forests, rivers, creeks, and various fruit crops. The restaurant, run by Luz Adriana Martinez, serves a delicate and delicious variety of haute cuisine dishes exclusively for guests. Many of the dishes are prepared with products that are cultivated on the hacienda itself. Privileged by its environment and climate, the Hacienda Bambusa Hotel has been gifted with a stunning landscape and atmosphere that will embrace you like no other.

Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Quindio
Quindio
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hacienda Bambusa
Hacienda Bambusa

Day 4: Quindio Coffee Region

This tour will take you from the far north of Quindío to the beautiful Valle Cocora where the magnificent wax palm grows, in one of its few natural habitats. Then onto the first settlement in Quindío of the modern era. As you enter into Filandia you know you are in the Coffee region of Colombia. The main square has not changed in appearance or in character in decades. Filandia does not have an attraction to visit; Filandia is the attraction. A coffee break in one of the many small coffee shops will allow you to take in the quaintness of uninterrupted lines of brightly painted houses in the traditional Pueblo of the region. From Filandia you will drive to the Valley Cocora. Part of the wider Parque Nacional Los Nevados, the valley is located on the eastern limits of Quindío along the central Andean range. It has been regarded by Colombia as a sanctuary for its national symbol; the Wax Palm (Ceroxylon quindiuense). The Palm fringes the Mountain range, and is now protected and declared a national tree and symbol to prevent exploitation due to the celebrations during Palm Sunday, and therefore a threat against the endemic species dependant on the palm. Salento is a municipality in the northeastern part of the department of Quindío. It was the first settlement in Quindío of the modern era, and the first municipality founded in the department. Salento is located 24 km northeast of the departmental capital Armenia. The picturesque town is located on the Northeastern corner of the department and borders other departments, Risaralda and Tolima all sharing Parque Nacional Los Nevados. From Salento you will continue on to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hacienda Bambusa
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cocora Valley
Cocora Valley

Day 5: Quindio Coffee Region

Coffee is the heart and soul of this area and today you will see how this simple bean affects every part of the region on a privately guided tour. Tour the beautiful Hacienda San Alberto and learn all about the coffee process from start to finish. After your tour of the coffee nursery, coffee fields and processing plant, you will participate in a sensory experience to awaken your senses so that you may fully understand and enjoy the complex art of coffee tasting and quality selection. You will next visit The Botanical Gardens in Quindío. What makes this particular garden wonderful is its mix of accessibility and wildness. The paths are clear, but minimal, outlined with Guadua taken from the fallen stalks that decorate the forest. The main selling point of the garden is the Mariposario – or butterfly house. This net structure is built in the shape of a butterfly and is home to an array of surprisingly friendly butterflies. You will also have the opportunity to learn about coffee tasting, the different aromas and textures of Colombia’s most famous export before you are returned to your accommodation at days end. Lunch is included in your tour.

Accommodation: Hacienda Bambusa
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hacienda San Alberto
Hacienda San Alberto

Day 6: Quindio Coffee Region - Armenia - Cartagena

Transfer with private vehicle, English speaking guide and driver from Quindio Coffee Region to the Airport.

Board a flight in Armenia with service to Cartagena via Bogota. Flight duration is approximately three hours and 30 minutes.

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

Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Santa Clara

Originally built as a monastery in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel is a reference point in the heart of Cartagena de Indias, where its walls, which acted as a shield in ancient times, combine with colonial balconies and republican structures to evoke the splendor of days gone by. In recognition of its great cultural and architectural wealth, the fortified city, with its castles and bastions, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. The influence of materials, techniques, and architectural details of the Republican era in Colombia is apparent in the luxurious guest rooms, offering a charming experience enhanced by French culture. Furthermore, with exquisite cuisine of an international standard infused with local flavors, the colonial-style restaurants offer a menu that caters to everyone’s tastes, from simple brasserie-style dishes to haute cuisine.

Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cartagena
Cartagena
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara

Day 7: 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.

Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Historic Cartagena
Historic Cartagena

Day 8: Cartagena

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Santa Clara

Day 9: 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.

Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Season Hotel Bogota
Four Season Hotel Bogota

Hacienda Bambusa: Quindio Coffee Region

Hacienda Bambusa Hotel was conceived as a place where guests can enjoy the privacy that can only be found in your own home, but with the comfort and services that only an excellent hotel can provide. Located in the southern part of this breathtaking ‘coffee land,’ it is a typical bamboo colonial style house surrounded by banana plantations, cattle fields, and featuring a majestic open view of the Andes Mountains. Ideally arranged for rest and relaxation, the spacious rooms all have views of the pool and/or scenic gardens, immersing the guest into a cultural paradise of bamboo guadua forests, rivers, creeks, and various fruit crops. The restaurant, run by Luz Adriana Martinez, serves a delicate and delicious variety of haute cuisine dishes exclusively for guests. Many of the dishes are prepared with products that are cultivated on the hacienda itself. Privileged by its environment and climate, the Hacienda Bambusa Hotel has been gifted with a stunning landscape and atmosphere that will embrace you like no other.

Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hacienda Bambusa
Hacienda Bambusa
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hacienda Bambusa Balcony
Hacienda Bambusa Balcony

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara: Cartagena

Originally built as a monastery in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel is a reference point in the heart of Cartagena de Indias, where its walls, which acted as a shield in ancient times, combine with colonial balconies and republican structures to evoke the splendor of days gone by. In recognition of its great cultural and architectural wealth, the fortified city, with its castles and bastions, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. The influence of materials, techniques, and architectural details of the Republican era in Colombia is apparent in the luxurious guest rooms, offering a charming experience enhanced by French culture. Furthermore, with exquisite cuisine of an international standard infused with local flavors, the colonial-style restaurants offer a menu that caters to everyone’s tastes, from simple brasserie-style dishes to haute cuisine.

Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
Colombia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara

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.

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

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    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.

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    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...

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

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    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.

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

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    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!

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  • 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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