Exceptional Colombia

Bogota, Villa de Leyva, Pereira, Cartagena
11 days private tour from GBP £5,500 per personpp

Escape to a land of colonial gems, towering Andean mountains, steamy tropical jungles, lush coffee plantations, and the sparkling Caribbean coast. Colombia truly is Latin America’s rising star.

Exceptional Colombia
Journey highlights
  • Explore the laid back charms of Villa de Leyva

  • Visit the famous salt cathedral Zipaquira around an hour from Bogota

  • Retrace the footsteps of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in tropical Cartagena

  • Stay at a coffee hacienda amidst the beautiful Colombian highlands

  • Exceptional itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Exceptional Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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Colombia is a year round destination. As it is a tropical country you can get rain at any time however there tends to be two rainier seasons: from April to June and from September to October. Ask our country specialists however as different parts of the country experience different climates.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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January GBP £6,100 GBP £900 plan your trip
February GBP £6,100 GBP £900 plan your trip
March GBP £6,100 GBP £900 plan your trip
April GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
May GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
June GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
July GBP £6,100 GBP £900 plan your trip
August GBP £6,100 GBP £900 plan your trip
September GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
October GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
November GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
December GBP £6,100 GBP £900 plan your trip
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
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Itinerary

Fly to Bogota
Day 1-3

Bogota

Begin your trip in Colombia’s lively capital, Bogota, a cosmopolitan hub buzzing with trendy bars and restaurants. We’ve included a private tour that takes in the best of the city, including the old town of La Candelaria with its quaint, cobbled streets, the fabulous Gold Museum and a trip up the mountain Monserrate, affording panoramic views across this fascinating, sprawling city to the sierras beyond. To show you a different side of the city, a local art expert will accompany you as you go art gallery hopping! Visit some of the city's top galleries featuring classical Colombian pieces to gain a deeper understanding of Colombia's past and present day.

Accommodation: 2 nights
Day 3-5

Villa de Leyva

From Bogota head northwards towards Zipaquira, travelling across the central region of the savannah, home to Colombia’s famous flower cultivation. On the way you will stop off to visit to the impressive Salt Cathedral, an underground Church built in the tunnels of old salt mines 300 metres inside a salt mountain above the town - a magnificent feat of engineering. Arrive to the charming small colonial town of Villa de Leyva, where you’ll spend two nights. Spend time walking along the narrow streets lined by red-tile-roofed, whitewashed houses, many featuring balconies decorated with flower pots overflowing with brightly coloured bougainvillea and geraniums. The pace of life is very laid back here.

Accommodation: 2 nights
Day 5-8

Coffee Triangle

Fly to Armenia and your next stop, Colombia’s lush and verdant coffee zone – an absolute must for coffee lovers, yet everyone will appreciate the tranquil vibes and sweeping views across rolling hills. Here we’ve included a fascinating and informative tour of a working coffee plantation, where you’ll learn all about the coffee making process and a trip to the beautiful Cocora Valley, where the landscape, scattered with impossibly tall wax palms, is completely unique. You'll also visit the quaint colonial town of Salento, where you'll also have the chance to try your hand at the traditional game of Tejo. Your stay in the coffee region is at the charming Hotel Bambusa, where breakfast and dinner are included.

Accommodation: 3 nights
Day 8-12

Cartagena Historic City

Finally, fly to Cartagena, where you'll soak up the history and the sunshine in the jewel of the Caribbean and one of Latin America must-see destinations. Founded in 1533, this historic town is extremely well preserved, and wandering through its colourful streets is like taking a step back in time. Explore the city with an expert guide who will provide a fantastic introduction to this colourful city and its equally vibrant past. We've included one for the foodies here too: you'll be met at your hotel and taken to Cartagena's Bazurto Market, trying exotic foods and local fruits along the way. This is a traditional - and loud! - market so brace yourselves for a truly authentic experience and glimpse into Colombian life. After visiting the market, you'll meet with a local chef who will teach you how to make some of Cartagena's most typical dishes such as ceviche, seafood soup in coconut milk and white wine, plantain chips and a few other Carribbean secrets. On one of your free days, we suggest a trip out on a private speedboat to cruise the Rosario Islands, snorkel with tropical fish and enjoy a beach-side picnic lunch.

Accommodation: 4 nights
Fly home
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3553 3512 to start planning your holiday.

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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