14 day tour
Colombia with Kids
- Stroll down the colonial, cobbled streets of UNESCO Heritage Site Villa de Leyva
- Stay in the “outdoor paradise of Colombia” San Gil
- Spend a few nights in an ecolodge in Taironaka and visit Tayrona National Park
Your Colombia with kids tour begins in the capital of the country, Bogotá. From here, you travel to Villa de Leyva, a beautiful colonial town, where it seems like time has stood still. The “outdoor paradise of Colombia” San Gil is beautifully located amidst green mountains, beautiful waterfalls and lots of caves. Here you can go horse riding or white water rafting. From your ecolodge in Taironaka you can float down the river on a rubber tire until you reach a beautiful beach at the sea. You can spend a day on the gorgeous beaches of Tayrona park before ending your Colombia with kids tour in colourful Cartagena, a walled city steeped in colonial history.
14 day tour of Colombia:
Bogotá – Villa de Leyva – San Gil – Girón – Taironaka – Cartagena
Day 1 – Arrival Bogotá Your Colombia with kids tour starts in Bogotá. After arriving at Bogotá Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel, located in a restored colonial house (with furniture to match) in the historic centre of Bogotá.
Day 2 – Bogotá
Today is your chance to explore Bogotá. You’ll also have the option of taking a tour with an English-speaking guide through the old city centre. Bogotá highlights include the Gold Museum (Museo del Oro, closed on Mondays), the Botero Museum (closed Tuesdays), the diverse neighbourhoods and city squares, and Cerro de Monserrate hill—boasting views of the whole city.
Day 3 – Bogotá to Villa de Leyva
In the early morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for transport to the beautiful colonial village of Villa de Leyva, which takes about 4 hours. It is possible to make a stop in Zipaquirá for a visit to the Salt Cathedral, built 200 meters underground. Take a guided tour with English-speaking guide. Continue and visit the colourful village of Raquirá before arriving at Villa de Leyva. You will spend the night in a hotel in the central square of the city.
Day 4 – Villa de Leyva
This is your ‘day off’ in Villa De Leyva, one of the most beautiful colonial villages in Colombia. It’s a picturesque little town that’s been on UNESCO’s World Heritage list since 1954. Get transported back into the past while strolling down the town’s cobbled lanes.
Day 5 – Villa de Leyva to San Gil
Today you will travel from Villa de Leyva to San Gil, a trip of about 4 hours. The rest of the day you will have the time to enjoy the beautiful nature around San Gil or relax by the pool.
Day 6 & 7 – San Gil
You will have two days off. Known as the outdoor paradise of Colombia, San Gil is the ideal place in Colombia to discover adventure. This relatively small city has a big name in the country because of its favourable location. San Gil is surrounded by immense mountains, beautiful waterfalls, endless caves and numerous rivers. Go rafting (for young and old), horseback riding or discover the various caves located in the area.
Day 8 – San Gil to Girón
Today you will be transported from San Gil to the colonial village of Girón. This city is also called “the white city” of Colombia.
Day 9 – Flight to Santa Marta; to Taironaka
You will be taken to the airport of Bucaramanga for a domestic flight to Santa Marta. From here, you travel by transfer, in about 2 hours, to Taironaka, a beautiful ecolodge. You will spend the night at the lodge.
Day 10 – Taironaka; to Tayrona Park
In the morning, you will float down the river in rubber tires with a local guide until you reach a beautiful beach at the sea. You will make your way back to the lodge by motorboat. In the afternoon, a transfer will take you to Tayrona Park where you have the rest of the day free.
Day 11 – Tayrona Park Today you will have a day off at the beach in Tayrona Park. There are enough opportunities to relax, swim or go for a long walk along the beach. Discover the park and walk, for example, to Cabo San Juan, a beautiful beach located in the heart of the park. It is also possible to take a long walk to the Tayrona ruin, ‘El Pueblito’.
Day 12 – Tayrona to Cartagena It’s about a five-hour drive from Tayrona to your next destination, Cartagena. Your home for the next few days is a small-scale hotel in the old city centre.
Day 13 – Cartagena
Today is your chance to discover Cartagena— a walled, colonial city filled with colourful buildings. Navigate your way through its winding, cobbled lanes in search for beautiful churches and picturesque plazas. The fort of San Felipe is equally worth a trip. Find out more about the history of the city by taking a walk through the underground hallways or looking over the city through the fort’s watchtowers.
Day 14 – Departure from Cartagena / Return home
Your Colombia with kids trip comes to an end today. A transfer will be organized from your hotel to Cartagena airport where you will board your flight home.
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