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Coronavirus: a message to our customers
If you are due to travel shortly, we will be in touch to support and guide you in either postponing or cancelling your holiday, based on current Foreign Office advice and your insurance arrangements.
 
We hope that international travel will resume soon, but to ensure you can still enjoy a holiday this year, we have introduced the following new initiatives:
 
(a) For all new 2by2 Holidays we have relaxed our Booking Conditions, with refundable deposits & later final payment dates. This will allow you to plan your next long-haul holiday with more confidence, despite coronavirus uncertainties.
 
(b) We have launched Auriel Holidays – dedicated to finding you a range of wonderful holidays closer to home. Working with like-minded tour operators, who know their destinations intimately, safety is uppermost in everyone's minds. Our holidays within the United Kingdom and Europe will be mindful of this, and can be tailor made to your exact requirements - whether travelling by road, rail, sea or air.
 
After three months of hibernation, we are more than ready to start dreaming again!

Warm regards

Claire Farley, Managing Director
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Cartagena Holidays

Cartagena is Colombia’s most visited city. Its magnificent walled town, built in the 15th century to withstand the attentions of pirates and privateers, is superb. There are 8-miles of fortified walls and inside you can explore one of the best-preserved and most beautiful colonial towns in South America. It is deservedly a World Heritage Site, with cobbled alleys, balconies with bougainvillea and many churches. It has a warm Caribbean climate ideal for outdoor dining and a vibrant nightlife. This is a dance-crazy town and a great place to indulge in some lessons in Salsa, Merengue, Rumba or Bachata!
 
Located on the northern Caribbean coast it is named after its Spanish namesake, with a complex history as a port for trading gold, silver and African slaves. The area of Cartagena was settled in 4,000 BC and is the first known human settlement in Colombia. The city itself was founded in 1533. The stunning Castillo San Filipe de Barajas, begun in 1536 with its massive entrance and maze of tunnels, is another highlight. The castle is fully restored and provides formidable evidence of colonial Spanish military might and architecture.  Download our Colombia brochure (PDF 0.5 Mb)
 
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The best beaches near Cartagena are found on the Baru Peninsula, whose hotels offers all the watersports and activities you could wish for. Playa Blanca is the most famous beach, but it can get very congested.
 
Beautiful Caribbean beaches can also be enjoyed by staying at a small hotel on one of the stunning Rosario Islands. This archipelago of thirty islands has exceptional coral and other sea life, scuba diving and snorkelling and the finest fish restaurants. However as they accept day trippers from Cartagena, they too can get very busy. Further afield (a 2-hour boat ride from Cartagena), Mucura Island offers a more exclusive island experience.
 
There are also hotels with good beaches near the entrance to Tayrona National Park, but you must have a yellow-fever vaccination to visit this region. The party town of Santa Marta also has good beaches.
Cartagena + Rosario Islands
GRA7B
7 NIGHTS
FROM £795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Snorkelling Diving Holiday Rosario Islands Colombia Mucura Cartagena

If you want to enjoy a snorkelling or diving holiday in the spectacular Rosario Islands in Colombia, this itinerary offers a delightful mix of sightseeing and a paradise coral island, with the option to upgrade to quieter Mucura Island. Also visit the historic walled city of Cartagena. English speaking city guide & all transfers included, but pay for dives locally.

Snorkelling Diving Holiday Rosario Islands Colombia Mucura Cartagena
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Snorkelling & Diving Holiday
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Colombia
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Cartagena
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San Felipe Castle
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La Popa Monastery
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Rosario Islands
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Isla Grande
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Coral Reefs
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Water Sports
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Bay of Cartagena
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Snorkelling & Diving Holiday
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Colombia
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Cartagena
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San Felipe Castle
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La Popa Monastery
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Rosario Islands
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Isla Grande
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Coral Reefs
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Water Sports
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Bay of Cartagena
Colombia + Peru: Bogota + Machu Picchu + Cartagena
GPP12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Colombia and Peru Bogota Villa de Leyva Machu Picchu Cartagena

Combine the cultural highlights of two fascinating countries on this holiday to Colombia and Peru. Starting from Bogota in the Andes, visit the Gold Museum, Salt Cathedral & pretty colonial Villa de Leyva. Then fly to Cusco & the Sacred Valley of the Incas to view the magnificant citadel at Machu Picchu, before visiting the old walled city of Cartagena. English speaking guides & all specified sightseeing included.

Holiday Colombia and Peru Bogota Villa de Leyva Machu Picchu Cartagena
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Holiday: Colombia and Peru
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley of Incas
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Vistadome Train
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Machu Picchu
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Cartagena
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San Felipe Castle
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Holiday: Colombia and Peru
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley of Incas
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Vistadome Train
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Machu Picchu
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Cartagena
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San Felipe Castle
Best of Colombia: Pereira + Medellin + Cartagena
GPA12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Colombia Bogota Salt Cathedral Cocora Medellin Penol Cartagena

This active holiday to Colombia starts in Bogota with a visit to its Gold Museum, Salt Cathedral & colonial Villa de Leyva. Then head to the lush Coffee Region with quaint towns such as Filandia & Solenta, the giant wax palms of Cocora Valley & the Botanical Gardens. Visit Communa 13 in Medellin & climb impressive El Penol Rock, before flying to historic Cartagena. All transfers, guides & sightseeing included.

Holiday Colombia Bogota Salt Cathedral Cocora Medellin Penol Cartagena
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley & Salento
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Botanical Gardens
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Medellin
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El Penol & Guatapé
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Cartagena
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Holiday Colombia
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley & Salento
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Botanical Gardens
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Medellin
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El Penol & Guatapé
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Cartagena
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Holiday Colombia
Bogota + Pereira + Cartagena + Mucura Island
GPL12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Luxury Holiday Colombia Bogota Gold Salt Coffee Cartagena Mucura Island

This luxury holiday to Colombia starts in Bogota, with its astonishing Gold Museum, Botero Museum & Salt Cathedral, before flying to the spectacular Cocora Valley in the Coffee Region, with its giant wax palms & colourful colonial towns. Visit the Botanical Gardens & the historic walled city of Cartagena, before relaxing on turquoise Mucura Island. Contact us for more information & a quote today.

Luxury Holiday Colombia Bogota Gold Salt Coffee Cartagena Mucura Island
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Bogota Gold Museum
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Botero Museum
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Salt Cathedral
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Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley
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Filandia & Solento
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Botanical Gardens
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Cartagena
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Mucura Island
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Luxury Holiday Colombia
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Bogota Gold Museum
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Botero Museum
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Salt Cathedral
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Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley
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Filandia & Solento
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Botanical Gardens
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Cartagena
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Mucura Island
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Luxury Holiday Colombia
Wildlife of Colombia: Llanos + Amazon + Cartagena
GPD12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Wildlife Holiday Colombia Los Llanos Amazon Birding Dolphins Cartagena

This wildlife holiday to Colombia visits Hato La Aurora Reserve on the vast open plains of Los Llanos, where you can hope to see endemic wildlife such as the giant anteater, capybara & tapir & wonderful birdlife. Then fly to the Amazon Basin for neo-tropical birding, pink dolphins & so much more. Also visit the Salt Cathedral outside Bogota and historic Cartagena. All transfers, wildlife activities & sightseeing included.

Wildlife Holiday Colombia Los Llanos Amazon Birding Dolphins Cartagena
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Wildlife Holiday, Colombia
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Bogota & Salt Cathedral
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Los Llanos
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Hato La Aurora Reserve
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Giant Anteaters
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Amazon Birding
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Calanoa Reserve
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Tarapoto Lakes
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Pink Dolphins
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Cartagena
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Wildlife Holiday, Colombia
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Bogota & Salt Cathedral
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Los Llanos
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Hato La Aurora Reserve
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Giant Anteaters
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Amazon Birding
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Calanoa Reserve
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Tarapoto Lakes
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Pink Dolphins
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Cartagena
Best of Colombia + Panama Canal
GPQ14B
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Colombia Panama Canal Tour Bogota Salt Cocora Valley Cartagena

This holiday combines the highlights of Colombia and Panama, including a Panama Canal tour & a ride on the Coast-to-Coast Railway. Visit Bogota with its Gold Museum & Salt Cathedral, pretty colonial Ville de Leyva, the beautiful Corcora Valley in the Coffee Region & the photogenic walled city of Cartagena - a World Heritage site. English speaking guides, all transfers & specified sightseeing included.

Holiday Colombia Panama Canal Tour Bogota Salt Cocora Valley Cartagena
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Holiday: Colombia and Panama
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley & Salento
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Botanical Gardens
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Cartagena
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Panama Canal Tour
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Panama Railway
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Holiday: Colombia and Panama
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Coffee Region
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Cocora Valley & Salento
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Botanical Gardens
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Cartagena
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Panama Canal Tour
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Panama Railway
Historic Colombia: Bogota + San Agustin + Cartagena
GPH12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,998
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Colombia San Agustin Gold Museum Bogota Fossil Leyva Cartagena

This holiday to Colombia focuses on the history of this stunning country, with a visit to the atmospheric San Agustin Pre-Colombian archaeological site; the astonishing Gold Museum in Bogota & small but impressive Fossil Museum in the beautifully preserved colonial town of Ville de Leyva. Also visit the historic city of Cartagena, before relaxing on Baru beach. English speaking guides, all transfers & sightseeing included.

Holiday Colombia San Agustin Gold Museum Bogota Fossil Leyva Cartagena
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Holiday to Colombia
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Bogota
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Gold Museum
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Salt Catherdal
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Villa De Leyva
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Fossil Museum
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San Agustin Park
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Tatacoa Desert
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Cartagena
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Baru
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Holiday to Colombia
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Bogota
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Gold Museum
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Salt Catherdal
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Villa De Leyva
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Fossil Museum
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San Agustin Park
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Tatacoa Desert
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Cartagena
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Baru
Amazon + Corcora Valley + Tayrona + Cartagena
GPS14B
13 NIGHTS
FROM £3,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Colombia Wildlife Holiday Amazon Tayrona Birds Otun Quimbaya Cocora

This wonderful Colombia Wildlife holiday explores the rainforests of the Amazon Basin & Tayrona National Park, the birds of Otun Quimbaya & the wax palms of the beautiful high-altitude Cocora Valley. Also visit the capital city of Bogota, the quaint colonial town of Ville de Leyva & the historic walled city of Cartagena. English speaking guides & all transfers included.

Colombia Wildlife Holiday Amazon Tayrona Birds Otun Quimbaya Cocora
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Colombia Wildlife Holiday
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Amazon Basin
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Pink Dolphins
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Cocora Valley
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Birds of Otun Quimbaya
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Tayrona National Park
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Cartagena
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Colombia Wildlife Holiday
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Bogota
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Salt Cathedral
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Villa de Leyva
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Amazon Basin
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Pink Dolphins
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Cocora Valley
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Birds of Otun Quimbaya
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Tayrona National Park
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Cartagena
Grand Colombia, with Crystal Canyon + San Agustin
GPG20B
19 NIGHTS
FROM £4,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Colombia Tour River of Five Colours Crystal Canyon San Agustin Cartagena

This Grand Colombia Tour covers this fascinating country in depth including Bogota & the Salt Cathedral, the fascinating River of Five Colours in the Crystal Canyon, the archaeological site at San Agustin, Cocora Valley in the coffee region, Medellin, magnificent Cartagena & Tayrona National Park. All transfers, English speaking guides & specified sightseeing included.

Colombia Tour River of Five Colours Crystal Canyon San Agustin Cartagena
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Colombia Tour
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Bogota & Salt Cathedral
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Crystal Canyon: River of Five Colours
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San Agustin & Tatacoa Desert
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Coffee Region & Cocora Valley
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Botanical Gardens
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Medellin
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El Peñol + Guatape
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Cartagena
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Tayrona National Park
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Colombia Tour
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Bogota & Salt Cathedral
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Crystal Canyon: River of Five Colours
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San Agustin & Tatacoa Desert
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Coffee Region & Cocora Valley
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Botanical Gardens
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Medellin
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El Peñol + Guatape
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Cartagena
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Tayrona National Park