Colombia & Caribbean Beach

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Run by: Rainbow Tours

Reference number: ITN-COL002

From: £2495.00

Colombia is an extraordinary country in which to spend a holiday and it's increasingly popular for those looking for something a little different. This South American country combines stunning natural beauty, Caribbean-style sandy beaches, outstanding colonial architecture and lively city culture. With an increasing range of boutique accommodation, a Colombian holiday can be both stylish and very comfortable. On this honeymoon you relax at a former coffee plantation surrounded by lush rolling hills, spend time soaking up the vibrant atmosphere in Cartagena the colonial jewel in Colombia's attractive crown before relaxing on the beach at Tayrona National Park to complete your trip , 

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart London on the overnight Avianca flight direct to Bogota and connect to Pereira in the Coffee Triangle.

Day 2 With mild temperatures, the Coffee Region landscape features tropical Andean forest with fertile valleys providing ideal coffee growing conditions. A beautiful area of endless coffee plantations with traditional wooden houses adorned by brightly coloured balconies. Casa de Huespedes Sazagua has a traditional design with a wooden structure, wide corridors and lively colours. Relax by the swimming pool during the sunny days or treat yourself at the spa.

Day 3 Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO the coffee region is a beautiful, undulating area carpeted by the lush green of coffee plantations. Visit Hacienda Venecia to see the entire process from plantation to the wonderful aroma of a fresh cup of coffee. There is also the opportunity to taste the different brews. Rest of the day to explore the region or visit the spectacular Los Nevados national park for walking.

Day 4

Day 5 Fly via Bogota to Cartagena and transfer to the Ananda Boutique Hotel located in the vibrant colonial heart of the city. A restored XVI colonial house, Ananda features 23 beautifully romantic suites with high ceilings and balconies. Meaning 'state of bliss' in Sanskrit, Ananda is the perfect cocoon for escapism.

Day 6 Three full days in beautiful Cartagena. We have included a half day city tour to help acquaint yourself with city and learn about the history. You can walk down the narrow streets and see the many restored colonial mansions which have been turned into boutiques, restaurants and wine bars, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage along the seafront and soak up relaxed and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Around an hour away is Islas del Rosario National Park, an oasis of coral reefs fringed by clear blue waters and marine life. Snorkel hand in hand and explore this amazing underwater habitat. We can also arrange scuba diving.

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Day 9 Land transfer along the Caribbean coast to Tayrona National Park where you will spend four nights at the Eco-Habs in a cabin constructed in the style of the local houses with wonderful views over the ocean. Located on Canaveral area, you can easily see the stunning beaches of the area. With two restaurants and a spa you can immerse yourself in this little slice of paradise.

Day 10 Free days to relax on the beach or enjoy activities such as mini treks, snorkeling, bird watching, biking or horseback riding. The swimming beach, La Piscina, is a short walk from the Ecohabs, and you are rewarded with warm, crystal clear waters. Other areas are just magical - smooth, rounded rocks with crashing surf and surrounded by lush, thick vegetation. Find your own private spot for some quality time together.

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Day 13 Land transfer to Santa Marta for your return flight to the UK via Bogota with special memories of you honeymoon in Colombia.

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