Colombia March 2019 | Craig Travel

Colombia March 2019

Colombia
Coffee and Culture
March 4, 2019 to March 19, 2019
16 Days
Meals:
33
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging
3.5 Challenging

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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. Medellín 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.

Colombia

We want to thank Gary Smith, a frequent Craig Traveller, for this exceptional video which covers many of the areas that we will visit on our upcoming journey. Gary has a longer (60 min.) version of this video which is available for purchase. For additional information please contact Gary directly - gjsmith@rogers.com
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging
3.5 Challenging

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. There are some extensive walks over rough terrain. Several areas visited are in the Andes (high altitude) and some travellers may experience discomfort from the altitude. This tour is best suited for people who are active, physically fit and who 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
  • 3 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
  • 3 nights in the less visited Caribbean region, noted for its beautiful scenery and indigenous population
  • 3 nights in the UNESCO colonial city of Cartagena
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Colombia plus internal flights in Colombia
  • Accommodation in first class and best available hotels as indicated or similar
  • 33 meals (shown as B - 14 breakfasts, L - 9 lunches, D - 10 dinners)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coaches
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as described
  • All gratuities and taxes for included services
  • Services of your Canadian tour escort plus Englishspeaking 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 Bogotá / Leave Cartagena)
$4,995
Toronto
$6,095
Ottawa / Montreal
$6,195
Halifax
$6,325
St. John’s
$6,375
Winnipeg
$6,375
Regina / Saskatoon
$6,475
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,425
Victoria
$6,475
Single Supplement
$1,495

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 April 2018 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.

All 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. 

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 $312 to $415 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $201 to $405 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 our Terms and Conditions for more details. 

Deposit Amount:
$500
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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