8-Nights Colombia: Connections to the Land and the Past - Signature Land
National Geographic Expeditions
OFFER ID 1505569
Feel connected to this magical land whose history dates back thousands of years. Explore regional cultures including the coffee region that produces the country’s most sought-after export and San Basilio de Palenque, a town with deeply embedded African roots. You'll also hear stories from descendants of the Tairona culture in the indigenous community of Taironaka Village and join a local naturalist on a tour of Tayrona National Park, learning about the environment while keeping an eye out for wildlife. Throughout your journey, you’ll gain a deep understanding and appreciation for both the land and the people of Colombia.
8 nights from $5,995 per person
Cartagena is full of history and charm. At La Popa Monastery, you will have a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Enjoy the artisan center of Las Bovedas (The Dungeons), Plaza Bolivar, the Palace of Inquisition and the Church of San Pedro Claver, and shop for Colombian emeralds - the finest in the world.
Tayrona National Park
Tayrona National Park is located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, and boasts some of Colombia's most beautiful white sand beaches. Swim and enjoy the pristine beach, take a hike in the lush jungle on the beachside trails, keeping an eye out for local wildlife, or visit the nearby ruins or the ancient pre-Hispanic town of Pueblito.
Santa Marta is the cultural and historic center of Columbia's Sierra Nevada region. Be sure to visit the unspoiled beaches of the Parque Nacional Tayrona.
The Andean city of Santa Fe de Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is where most visitors begin their experience in the country.
Founded in 1538 by Spanish conquistadors, Bogota lies at the Western base of a mountain range that includes the shrine-topped peaks of Monserrate and Guadalupe.
The city is set at 8,500 ft/2,600 m—if you fly in from a much lower elevation, take it easy for a day or two to adjust to the altitude. Allow three days to see Bogota's sights.
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* This departure has been designated a guaranteed departure by the operator, meaning that the minimum number of guests has been met, although still subject to weather and other conditions.
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