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Cartagena Holidays

Cartagena is Colombia’s most visited location. Its magnificent walled city, built in the 15th century to withstand the attentions of pirates and privateers, is superb. There are 8 miles of fortified walls and inside you can explore one of the best-preserved and most beautiful colonial towns in South America. It is deservedly a World Heritage Site, with cobbled alleys, balconies and bougainvillea, huge churches - and a climate ideal for outdoor dining and a vibrant nightlife. This is a dance-crazy town and a great place to indulge in some lessons in Salsa, Merengue, Rumba or Bachata!
 
Located on the northern Caribbean coast it is named after its Spanish namesake, with a complex history as a port for gold, silver and African slaves. The area of Cartagena was settled in 4000 BCE and is the first known human settlement in Colombia. The city itself was founded in 1533. The stunning Castillo San Filipe de Barajas, begun in 1536 with its massive entrance and maze of tunnels, is another highlight. The castle is fully restored and provides formidable evidence of colonial Spanish military might and architecture.  
 
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The beaches near Cartagena are exceptional, with all the water and beach sports and activities you could wish for. Playa Blanca is considered to be the best and it can be reached by road or one of the many boat trips.
 
Another short sea voyage will take you to the Islas del Rosario. This is a stunning archipelago of thirty islands with exceptional coral and other sea life, scuba diving and snorkelling and the finest fish restaurants. While back on land do not miss the Chivas Bus, a fun city tour with a difference, with music, dancing and the odd drink thrown in.
Colombia Highlights + Baru Island
GRA10B
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
International flights quoted separately
Experience the highlights of Colombia, starting in the capital of Bogota. Drive to the incredible Salt Cathedral & the colonial town of Villa de Leyva, then fly to the Coffee Region, Salento & giant wax palms of Cocora Valley. Visit historic Cartagena, a World Heritage Site, then complete your holiday relaxing on Baru Island. All transfers, English speaking guides & specified sightseeing included.
Photo Cartagena Colombia Salt Cathedral Bogota Baru Island
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Bogota
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Monserrate Mountain
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Otun Quimbaya Reserve
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Coffee Region
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Salento
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Cocora Valley
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Cartagena
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Baru Island
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Bogota
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Monserrate Mountain
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Otun Quimbaya Reserve
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Coffee Region
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Salento
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Cocora Valley
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Cartagena
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Baru Island
Best of Colombia, including Tayrone National Park
GRB13B
13 NIGHTS
FROM £2,494
International flights quoted separately
Experience the best of Colombia, starting in Bogota. Visit the Salt Cathedral & the colonial town of Villa de Leyva, before flying to the Coffee Region, where you will see the giant wax palms of the Cocora Valley. Continue to the photogenic Spanish port at Cartagena & visit Tayrona National Park. All transfers, English speaking guides and specified sightseeing included.
Photo Tayrona National Park Colombia Cartagena Santa Marta Bogota
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Bogota
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Monserrate Mountain
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Otun Quimbaya Reserve
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Coffee Region
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Salento
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Cocora Valley
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Cartagena
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Tayrone National Park
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Bogota
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Monserrate Mountain
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Otun Quimbaya Reserve
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Coffee Region
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Salento
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Cocora Valley
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Cartagena
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Tayrone National Park
Colombia Highlights + Panama Canal
GRC13B
13 NIGHTS
FROM £2,595
International flights quoted separately
Combine the highlights of Colombia & Panama on this 2-country holiday. Visit Bogota & its surrounding colonial towns, including the Salt Cathedral, the Coffee Region and historic port city of Cartagena - a World Heritage site. Then fly to Panama City for a tour of the Panama Canal & the old town. Also visit an indigenous Indian community. All transfers & English speaking guides included.
Photo Colombia Panama Canal Tours Cartagena Bogota Tribes
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Coffee Region
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Otun Quimbaya Reserve
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Cocora Valley
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Cartagena
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Panama City
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Panama Canal
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Wounaan Community
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Coffee Region
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Otun Quimbaya Reserve
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Cocora Valley
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Cartagena
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Panama City
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Panama Canal
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Wounaan Community
Best of Colombia + Panama Canal
GRD20B
20 NIGHTS
FROM £3,990
International flights quoted separately
Explore the wildlife and birds of Colombia and Panama in depth on this holiday, which visits all the highlights as well as the Amazon rainforests; Tayrone National Park; Otun Quimbaya Reserve and the Cocora Valley. Afterwards visit Cartagena & Panama City, with an included navigation along the famous canal. English speaking guides & all transfers included.
Colombia Birding Tours Photo Tayrone Amazon Panama Canal
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Otun Quimbaya Reserve
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Cocora Valley
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Amazon Rainforest
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Cartagena
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Tayrona National Park
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Panama Canal
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Wounaan Community
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Otun Quimbaya Reserve
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Cocora Valley
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Amazon Rainforest
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Cartagena
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Tayrona National Park
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Panama Canal
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Wounaan Community
Grand Colombia, including Amazon & Tayrone
GRG21B
21 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
International flights quoted separately
This Grand Tour of Colombia includes the highlights of the Salt Cathedral & colonial town of Villa de Leyva, as well as the fascinating Pre-Colombian archaeological site at San Agustin. Fly to the Colombian Amazon & Tayrone National Park to view the unique wildlife & birding, before visiting Cartagena & relaxing on Baru Island. All transfers, English speaking guides & specified sightseeing included.
Photo San Agustin Colombia Tour Amazon Tayrone
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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San Agustin Archaeological Site
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Colombian Amazon
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Cocora Valley + Salento
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Santa Marta
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Tayrone National Park
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Cartagena
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Baru Island
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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San Agustin Archaeological Site
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Colombian Amazon
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Cocora Valley + Salento
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Santa Marta
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Tayrone National Park
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Cartagena
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Baru Island
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