Colombia Uncovered

Bogota, San Agustin, Villa de Lleyva, Barichara & Cartagena
11 nights private tour from $5,800 per person

Uncover the true essence of this stunning country by exploring the remote and beautiful locations in this authentic trip through the wonderfully vibrant Colombia. Packed with the country's best archaeological sites, lush landscapes, finest colonial architecture and most spectacular scenery, this fascinating journey will lead you to Colombia's best kept secrets. This itinerary is certain to take you off the tourist trail to experience the ‘real’ Colombia.

At a glance
  • Whizz around the bustling capital city by bike, taking in the colonial architecture and sites of Bogota

  • Fly south to the less-travelled southwestern corner of the country and the laid-back town of San Agustin

  • Immerse yourself in the pre-Columbian archaeological sites that remain shrouded in mystery

  • Wander the streets of two colonial gems: first the village of Villa de Lleyva with its grand central plaza followed by the impossibly quaint Barichara

Journey highlights
  • Whizz around the bustling capital city by bike, taking in the colonial architecture and sites of Bogota

  • Fly south to the less-travelled southwestern corner of the country and the laid-back town of San Agustin

  • Immerse yourself in the pre-Columbian archaeological sites that remain shrouded in mystery

  • Wander the streets of two colonial gems: first the village of Villa de Lleyva with its grand central plaza followed by the impossibly quaint Barichara

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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Colombia is located near the equator which allows for relatively minor temperature variations over the year although temperatures do vary according to altitude. The area can be visited year round however the main drier season is from December to March and then July and August.


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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September $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
October $5,800 $1,400 plan your trip
November $5,800 $1,400 plan your trip
December $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
January $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
February $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
March $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
April $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
May $5,800 $1,400 plan your trip
June $5,800 $1,400 plan your trip
July $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
August $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
  • 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.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • 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.
    $5,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
  • 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.
    $5,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
  • 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.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • 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 holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • 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 holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • 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 holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • 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 holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • 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.
    $5,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
  • 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.
    $5,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
  • 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.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • 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 holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
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Itinerary

Fly to Bogota
Day 1-3

Bogota

Start your journey in Bogota, the bustling capital of Colombia. Home to a wealth of culture, where you will find the cobbled streets and historical buildings throughout the vibrant heart of La Candelaria.  On a Sunday, many of Bogota's streets are closed to traffic so for the best and most exhilarating way to explore the city and its diverse districts, we've included a privately guided bike tour.

Accommodation: Hotel de la Opera ( 2 nights )
Day 3-5

Colombia

Time to leave the hustle and bustle behind you and leap to trails less travelled.  You will fly to Pitalito, 45 minutes' drive away from the town of San Agustin. A true delight to stay in the unique and peaceful Akawanka Lodge, bursting with art, character and colour.  Off the main tourist circuit, the town has a sleepy, laid-back feel. Surrounded by lush countryside and rolling hills, you'll visit the important archaeological sites of San Agustin Archaeological Park, Alto de los Idolos and Isnos to explore the fascinating pre-Columbian statues that depict the life and beliefs of an ancient civilisation.

Accommodation: Akawanka Lodge ( 2 nights )
Day 5-7

Villa de Leyva

Transfer back to Pitalito and return to Colombia’s capital, Bogota, where you'll be met at the airport and travel by private transfer to the picture-perfect colonial town of Villa de Lleyva. Staying in the Hotel Casa Terra for two nights, tucked away on a peaceful cobbled street, a relaxing base to explore the local area.  Enjoy a privately guided tour with an expert guide and explore this peaceful town, soaking up its charm and history. 

Accommodation: Casa Terra ( 2 nights )
Day 7-9

Colombia

Swap one picturesque colonial town today for another and drive by private transfer to the relatively undiscovered gem that is Barichara. We've included a privately guided walking tour of the town that takes in the beautiful main square with its imposing cathedral and fascinating cemetery, where the town's renowned stone masons display their artistry. After this, follow in the footsteps of generations as you walk along the Camino Real trail to the tiny village of Guane.

Accommodation: Hicasua Hotel Boutique ( 2 nights )
Day 9-12

Cartagena

Take a direct flight today to Cartagena, one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America and the final stop on your adventure. Enjoy a half day city tour around the preserved colonial old town and soak up the history and charm the city exudes. Your remaining time is at leisure to stroll around, relax by the pool or take an optional boat tour to the Rosario Islands.

Accommodation: Quadrifolio ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Cartagena
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.
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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Colombia is located near the equator which allows for relatively minor temperature variations over the year although temperatures do vary according to altitude. The area can be visited year round however the main drier season is from December to March and then July and August.

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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