DESTINATIONS & HIGHLIGHTS
Bogota is the cosmopolitan political center of the country. It is home to some of the country’s oldest and most traditional sites, including cathedrals and government edifices, yet it is also unmistakably modern and progressive. Its proximity to the equator combined with its high altitude gives Bogota a unique climate and stunning natural environment.
Cali is the capital of Colombia's pacific coast culture. Although not actually located on the coast, Cali is representative of the region in terms of pacific criolla seafood cuisine, African-influenced culture, an abundance of familiar and exotic fruits, and the heart of Colombian salsa music and dance.
THE ZONA CAFETERA.
The Zona Cafetera is an area made up of several mid-size cities surrounded by the world's most renowned coffee farms. Dotted with quaint colonial towns, scenic hiking trails, and amazing biodiversity, the Zona Cafetera has become a popular destination of Colombian and international tourists.
Medellin is the symbolic heart of Colombia's transformation and progress. Overcoming the city's difficult past, Medellin is now a hip, progressive city with plenty to offer in terms of food and shopping. Rather than ignore its previous troubles, the city is actively transforming some of the cities most infamous neighborhoods into tourist friendly havens of art and culture.
CARTAGENA & THE CARIBBEAN.
Cartagena is one of the oldest outposts in the Spanish colonial empire, and its centuries-old fortress and high city walls provide testaments to the city's glorious past. A favorite of international tourists, Cartagena has plenty to offer in terms of excellent food and great shopping.
Plus... Special Interests:
• Accommodations at a selection of Colombia’s finest hotels, such as the Four Seasons Casa Medina in Bogota.
• An “experience manager,” who will accompany throughout the trip through Colombia. The experience manager is there to ensure your trip goes smoothly and to address any of your needs throughout the trip to Colombia.
• Knowledgeable local guides at each destination in Colombia.
• Transportation throughout your trip in Colombia.
• An in-depth tour of a Colombian coffee farm, either in the Coffee Zone or just outside of Bogota (depending the itinerary you choose).
• CHACO’s standard, suggested itineraries only include easy hikes, but we customize trekking trips to Colombia for those seeking a more intense outdoors experience.
• The best Bogota itinerary, including a stay at the Four Seasons Casa Medina, the country’s main museums, the city’s historical area, and some of the best restaurants.
• Cultural and historical tours of Colombia’s main cities and rural areas.
• Various hikes and trekking, catering to all levels.
• A good balance between organized activities, such as city tours, coffee farms, hikes, and free time, especially in the tourist-friendly city centers of Medellin and Cartagena.
• Adventure travel trips to Colombia built on outdoor activities. These include multi-day hikes of all levels, cycling, rafting, canoeing and more.
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