Ultimate Colombia & Galapagos

Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, Quito & Galapagos
12 nights private tour from $23,600

Be enchanted by Colombia's vibrant cities, each with its own distinctive flavour, before flying over to the Galapagos for a once-in-a-lifetime stay on this magical archipelago, spotting its unique and colourful wildlife in water & on land.

Ultimate Colombia Galapagos
At a glance
  • A fantastic year-round itinerary which combines the highlights of Colombia with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands

  • Experience the charm of colonial Cartagena, with its colourful houses and vibrant Caribbean culture

  • Explore the unique Galapagos Islands and encounter its fascinating endemic wildlife, from sea lions to marine iguanas and giant tortoises

  • Get under the skin of Bogota's thriving gastronomic scene and sample internationally renowned restaurants

Journey highlights
  • A fantastic year-round itinerary which combines the highlights of Colombia with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands

  • Experience the charm of colonial Cartagena, with its colourful houses and vibrant Caribbean culture

  • Explore the unique Galapagos Islands and encounter its fascinating endemic wildlife, from sea lions to marine iguanas and giant tortoises

  • Get under the skin of Bogota's thriving gastronomic scene and sample internationally renowned restaurants

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate 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

When to visit

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December to March is peak time to visit both Colombia and Ecuador, with agreeable weather all round. However the weather is rarely predictable and this itinerary can easily be enjoyed year-round. The Galapagos can be great off season if you wish to enjoy this National Park without all the crowds, and the wildlife can be seen all year (although please speak to your travel specialist if there is a particular species you are interested in catching!)


Price Guide: ( 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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June $23,600 $5,900 plan your trip
July $26,500 $6,600 plan your trip
August $26,500 $6,600 plan your trip
September $25,100 $6,300 plan your trip
October $23,600 $5,900 plan your trip
November $23,600 $5,900 plan your trip
December $26,500 $6,600 plan your trip
January $26,500 $6,600 plan your trip
February $26,500 $6,600 plan your trip
March $26,500 $6,600 plan your trip
April $25,100 $6,300 plan your trip
May $23,600 $5,900 plan your trip
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,600
    Deposit from*
    $5,900
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $26,500
    Deposit from*
    $6,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $26,500
    Deposit from*
    $6,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $25,100
    Deposit from*
    $6,300
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,600
    Deposit from*
    $5,900
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,600
    Deposit from*
    $5,900
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $26,500
    Deposit from*
    $6,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $26,500
    Deposit from*
    $6,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $26,500
    Deposit from*
    $6,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $26,500
    Deposit from*
    $6,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $25,100
    Deposit from*
    $6,300
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,600
    Deposit from*
    $5,900
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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.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota ( 2 nights )
Day 3-5

Medellin

Your next stop is incredible Medellin, “the city of eternal spring”. Infamous for years, it’s a city that’s worked hard to shed its controversial image and today it’s a cultural hot bed of creativity, social enterprise, art and design, music and food. Embark on a city tour and wander the streets of Medellin, through its many diverse districts from Botero Square to admire the sculptures of the city’s most famous artist, to Comuna 13, a district with a harrowing history that far from forgotten, the fiercely proud locals known as ‘paisas’ will tell narrate and weave into their tale of social transformation.

Accommodation: Patio del Mundo ( 2 nights )
Day 5-8

Cartagena Historic City, Cartagena, Colombia

Board a flight over to beautiful Cartagena, with gorgeous cobbled streets lined with colourful houses and a UNESCO World Heritage city. Spend your days enjoying the very best of cultural attractions, from historic monuments, to fantastic restaurants and bars, or just be content wondering around the fairy tale streets and soaking in the beauty of one of the world's most picturesque cities. If you do want to venture away from the old town, make sure to take a boat ride out, either for an all-day snorkelling trip in the Rosario Islands or a sunset cruise along the harbour. Likewise, if you are looking for something extra special - splash out on a helicopter tour to the famous Lost City - Colombia's hidden Machu Picchu, and perhaps land near one of the country's incredible coffee plantations where you can enjoy a private tasting experience and learn a little about some of the highest quality coffee in the world. As for Cartagena, we’ve included a rum tasting experience to get your first night in this lively city off to the start it deserves!

Accommodation: Casa San Agustin ( 3 nights )
Day 8-9

Quito

Leave Colombia today and fly to neighbouring Ecuador, where you’ll venture into another colonial gem, Quito. Enjoy a night in this charming city, sampling one of its many great restaurants before you fly out to the Galapagos and swap culture for cormorants.

Accommodation: Casa Gangotena ( 1 night )
Day 9-13

Galapagos

Morning transfer and flight out to the Galapagos, where you’ll spend four nights and have the opportunity to enjoy some of most exciting activities available in this magical archipelago, including snorkelling, tours and lectures with naturalist guides, island sightseeing, kayaking, glass bottom boat expeditions and plenty more, all the while having the very best opportunity to see the Galapagos Big 15: look out for the blue-footed booby, flightless cormorant, Galapagos sea lion, giant tortoise and Galapagos marine iguana. Exploring Darwin’s playground is a true bucket list experience and will leave you with tales of up-close wildlife sightings, otherworldly volcanic scenery and marine encounters that will have your friends and family green with envy.

Accommodation: Pikaia Lodge ( 4 nights )
Fly home via Quito or Guayaquil
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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

December to March is peak time to visit both Colombia and Ecuador, with agreeable weather all round. However the weather is rarely predictable and this itinerary can easily be enjoyed year-round. The Galapagos can be great off season if you wish to enjoy this National Park without all the crowds, and the wildlife can be seen all year (although please speak to your travel specialist if there is a particular species you are interested in catching!)

Ultimate Colombia & Galapagos
Ultimate Colombia & Galapagos

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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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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