Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

SOUTH AMERICA

1

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

Cartagena

3

1

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

COLOMBIA

Medellin

2

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

Bogotá

1

Armenia

2

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Stay on a working coffee farm and learn about coffee production in Colombia’s Coffee Triangle • Full day excursion to Salento and Cocora Valley • Discover the colourful neighbourhoods of Comuna 13 in Medellín • Learn how to dance the salsa “Cali style” LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

SMALL GROUP TOUR

PRICES FROM £1899pp

Day 1: Bogotá On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Hotel Augusta Day 2: Bogotá - Armenia Catch a flight to Armenia where you’ll immerse yourself into coffee culture staying 2 nights at a traditional Hacienda on a working coffee farm. Spend the afternoon with a coffee expert tasting and exploring elements that inspire coffee production including earth, water, fauna, flora, sun and shade. (BLD) Hacienda Combia (2 nights) Day 3: Armenia Enjoy a full-day excursion to Salento and hiking the Cocora valley. Enjoy some free time to visit shops and the village. (BLD) Day 4: Armenia - Medellín Drive to historic Medellín. Enjoy time to explore this historic city upon arrival. (B) Hotel Dix Medellin (3 nights) Day 5: Medellín Visit Comuna 13, a community transformed. Once controlled by the cartels, this neighbourhood is a shining example of Colombia’s progress in overcoming its notorious past. Meet a local guide and begin the journey upwards with a ride on the city’s unique public cable cars and escalator system and enjoy a walk discussing Colombia’s history and revitalisation. Option to take a historical tour, visit museums or go shopping in the afternoon. (B) Day 6: Medellín Enjoy a free day to continue exploring Medellín. Opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and impressive monolith. Or, spend time learning about culture and history at one of the many museums. (B) 9 day Colombia Journey Bogotá • Armenia • Medellín • Cartagena

Day 7: Medellín - Cartagena Fly to tropical Cartagena. Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of Cartagena visiting key sites throughout the historical centre of the city. (B) Hotel Don Pedro

de Heredia (2 nights) Day 8: Cartagena

J ourneys E xclusives • Coffee Farm Visit, Armenia • Medellin Community Walk, Medellín • Salsa Dance Class, Cartagena • Interno Training Restaurant – Cooking Class, Cartagena

Experience the Caribbean charm and beauty of the city. Get free time for optional activities such as a visit to Playa Blanca, a boat tour to Islas del Rosario National Park, or to explore nearby beaches. This afternoon, we learn the basics of Colombian Salsa, known as Cali style in a private lesson by 2 local dancers, then enjoy an evening cooking class of Caribbean and Colombian specialtiies at Interno Training Restaurant, a social reintegration project that offers an innovative space for reconciliation between female prisoners and civil populations. (BD) Day 9: Depart Cartagena Your tour concludes today after checking out of your hotel. (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£1899 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 8 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners • Services of an experienced Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and local guides • Touring by bus, van, jeep, plane and walking • Internal flights, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 5; Feb 2; Mar 2; Apr 6; May 11; Jun 8; Jul 6; Aug 24; Sep 21; Oct 12; Nov 16; Dec 28 TOUR STYLE: National Geographic Journeys

GROUP SIZE: 15 max

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Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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