Colombia January 2018 | Craig Travel

Colombia January 2018

Colombia
Coffee and Culture
January 22, 2018 to February 5, 2018
15 Days
Meals:
31
Escorted By:
Challenging
CT Rating:
3.5

Combining the indigenous population with the Spanish influences dating from the 16th Century colonization, the mixture of African cultures brought by slavery and the more recent influx of immigrants, Colombia has become a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. Over the past two decades Colombia has gone through dramatic changes, becoming one of South America’s most desired destinations. Today it enjoys a relaxed and safe environment, a delightful new destination for us to explore. With historic cities, the magnificent Andes, verdant countryside and the picturesque coffee region at its heart, Colombia provides a truly diverse landscape. Starting in the Andean capital city of Bogota we visit the famous Gold Museum and the spectacular views from Monserrate. In the coffee region we will learn about the coffee process and experience rural life. Medellin offers a perfect climate and modern culture before we head to the coast and the Caribbean cities of  Santa Marta and Cartagena. We shall stay multiple nights in most places visited using very comfortable boutique hotels and inns throughout, combined with short flights between most centres for ease of travel and comfort. We have selected a variety of unique and highly rated restaurants to sample Colombia’s cuisine. Join us as we discover Colombia; its history, culture, sites, people and so much more.

Reforestation Contribution: By donation (included in the tour cost) each group member will provide 14 new trees which will be planted in Colombia.

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Challenging
CT Rating:

Visitors must be aware that local conditions vary throughout the country. Hotels in major centres are comfortable and modern while many rural hotels, roads and other services are simple and relatively basic. Some terrain experienced will be uneven. Bogota is located in the Andes Mountains and some travellers may experience altitude sickness. This tour is best suited for people who are active and enjoy walking and hiking.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • 3 nights in Bogotá, Colombia’s vibrant capital
  • Visit to the world famous Gold Museum in Bogotá
  • Spectacular views from Monserrate of Bogotá
  • Visit the impressive cathedral of Zipaquirá, carved into the earth inside a salt mine
  • 2 nights in Colombia’s picturesque coffee region
  • Coffee Experience in the Coffee Region
  • Cocora Valley (Valley of the Palms) and Salento
  • 2 nights in Medellín, the "City of Eternal Spring"
  • Cable car ride and visit to the Museum of Antioquia in Medellín
  • 4 nights in the less visited Caribbean region, noted for its beautiful scenery and indigenous population
  • 3 nights in the UNESCO colonial city of Cartagena
  • Market experience and cooking class in Cartagena
  • Return airfare from Canada with Air Canada plus four internal flights in Colombia
  • Accommodation in first class and best available hotels as indicated or similar
  • 31 meals (shown as B - 14 breakfasts, L - 9 lunches, D - 8 dinners)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coaches
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as described
  • All gratuities and taxes for included services
  • Services of our Canadian tour escorts plus English-speaking national and local guides in Colombia
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Bogota / Leave Cartagena)
$4,975
Toronto
$5,795
Ottawa / Montreal
$5,895
Halifax
$6,025
St. John’s / Winnipeg
$6,075
Regina / Saskatoon
$6,175
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,125
Victoria
$6,175
Single Supplement
$1,245

Above prices include internal flights. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective March 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Colombia has imposed a reciprocity fee of approximately $77 CAD that is to be paid by on arrival. This fee is not included in the prices listed.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $245 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $182 to $366 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.  Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the enrollment form for general information and conditions

Deposit Amount:
$500
Final Payment Date:
Friday, November 10, 2017
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