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Colombia Express

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Colombia Express - Tucan Travel
Colombia Express - Tucan Travel
William "The Colombia Express Tour was far better than I imagined it to be. The places visited, the food, the guides, and the Colombian culture were all outstanding and went above my expectations. The hotels were all very nice with wifi access, and the mode of transportation was efficient and nice as well. The tour leader, Andres, was very informative, helpful, and an excellent group leader. I highly recom..."
Excellent
9 reviews
Starts
Cartagena
+3 Destinations
Andes Mountains
Ends
Bogota
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Highlights

  • Explore local life in Cartagena
  • Tour the "City of Eternal Spring”
  • Visit a coffee plantation
  • See the stunning Cocora Valley
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
19
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
Start in Cartagena and end in Bogota! With the in-depth cultural tour Colombia Express, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Cartagena to Bogota and through Cartagena, Colombia and 4 other destinations in Colombia. Colombia Express includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • YE
    Written on May 4, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Our guide, Juan Se, is one of the best I have had. He is well-informed, considerate, witty, and warm-hearted. Most of all, he is passionate, love-his-country young man, a true ambassador for Colombia. You will love his country as well. The itinerary is well-balanced. Lots of free time and options. Included excursions were helpful, and optional excursions were also good at reasonable price. Only accommodations are just around average, except cartagena and the coffee farm. Also I was told not to bring a suitcase when I asked, twice! Practically everyone had carriers even our guide! Next time when someone asks, please give them practically right information. I need to pack another foldable Boston bag for only this trip while I was traveling South America for a month and half and had to leave most of my belongings at other hostel in Bogota to follow Tucan's instructions.
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  • MK
    Written on April 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Columbia Express tour exceeded all my expectations. Thank you for a great trip.
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  • M
    Written on February 2, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    very good group, excellent guide, good travel speed. absolutely recommended
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  • MP
    Written on February 1, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    This was a very good and well paced tour. Ideal to get a good feel of Colombia’s treasures and make you want to explore more. The very friendly group and well adjusted + experienced guide, Juan Sebastian, contributed to turn this hol into a unique experience.
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  • KP
    Written on November 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an excellent tour, especially for the value. We stayed at amazing hotels, got a lot of stuff packed into each day, and had great choices with our free time. Would highly recommend. I had only a short time off of work, but if I had longer, I would have preferred we stay in every city longer. You simply cannot see enough with only one or 2 days. There is a lot of travel between locations, which kind of cuts that time out as well.
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Karina, Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased you enjoyed your adventure in Colombia and we hope to see you on another adventure soon!
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  • MC
    Written on November 5, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an exceptional experience all around. The tour is paced just right, with a mix of cities, country side, small towns, and major metropolis. Juan Sebastian is knowledgeable, friendly, calm and a great guide. He kept everything running smoothly even when the Avianca strike cancelled our original flight to Medellin. Cartagena is a Caribbean gem and I arrived a day early to take in some sites. Definetely stay in Getsamani. I would recommend arriving two days early and taking a boat to Rosario island if you can spare the time. Sign up for Free Cartagena tour, take self guided audio tour of Felipi Castle. Walk aimlessly. Incredible town. Hotels on trip are all very comfortable, clean, and conveniently located. Restaurants suggested are superb. You will not go hungry in Colombia. Lunches are under 5$ dinners $7 - $15 with beer or cocktails included. Medellin is very green and trendy location with many outdoor restaurants and bars. Orientation walk took in many sites. I went to the comuna 13 grafitti tour. Lots of insights into culture and struggle to gain freedom from former violent past. Coffee plantation views didn't disappoint. Nice pool, but didn't wind up swimming. Salento brought with it Jeepies and stunning views of wax palms in Corcora valley. I didn't do the downhill mountain biking but heard the views and density of wax palms was outstanding. Be sure to try the lemonada de Coco from carts in town square. Bogota, the final stop, is a huge metropolis. 9 million ppl. However, the colonial neighborhood is manageable. The guides orientation tour is great. Tacked on a trip to gold museum with audio guide. The crafts market opposite the gold museum offers great shopping and a cool little cafe. After the tour officially ends on last day, check out beyond Colombia's free city walking tour. Then head to monserrate after lunch and enjoy the stunning views. If time permits, track on an extra day to end of tour and book a shared your with beyond Colombia to go to salt cathedral. They were $40 less than hotel operators and provided a private tour experience. Alexander F was a great guide. The salt cathedral is very impressive and beautiful. Zapaqira is a cute colonial town. The carnereria (think fogo de Chau but only $8 and one serving) was outstanding. The group of 6 bonded immediately and hailed from NZ, Australia, Germany, and Us. All in all, I give it 10 out of 10. Plenty to keep you busy, but no pressure if you just want to take a break and nap when you need a rest. Thank you Tucan for an incredible experience.
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Matthew, thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. Colombia is a wonderful country and we are so pleased you loved it too. We look forward to seeing you on another adventure!
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  • AS
    Written on August 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Overall this week-long experience packed in one cool Colombian city and experience after another. Tour Leader Andres was a natural and a lot of fun. Really glad I chose this short adventure.
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  • WW
    Written on April 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Colombia Express Tour was far better than I imagined it to be. The places visited, the food, the guides, and the Colombian culture were all outstanding and went above my expectations. The hotels were all very nice with wifi access, and the mode of transportation was efficient and nice as well. The tour leader, Andres, was very informative, helpful, and an excellent group leader. I highly recommend anyone interested in diving into the Colombian culture to take this tour, well worth it!
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    We are so pleased you had such a good trip in Colombia William. Thank you for leaving such positive feedback.
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  • Colombia Express reviewer 9
    Written on April 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I liked it a lot. The tour leader Andres was fantastic and very affable. It was a nice paced tour and I liked the flexibility of doing your own thing in each city.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Cartagena
  2. Day 2-3: Medellín
  3. Day 4: Coffee Plantation
  4. Day 5-6: Salento
  5. Day 7: Bogotá
  6. Day 8: Depart Bogotá

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Can you provide advise on Visa application?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • What is the age range?

      The minimum age to participate in this tour is 18 - however, there are no strict upper age limits and if travellers are comfortable and confident with the itinerary then they are welcome to join! You can expect a diverse age range on this tour.

    • Which flights are included in the tour?

      The flight from Cartagena to Medellín and also the flight from Salento to Bogotá are included in the tour,.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Colombia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Colombia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Colombia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Colombia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Colombia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Colombia. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Cartagena is the starting point and Bogota is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this Tucan Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 December 2018 the full payment of $889 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $889 for Colombia Express, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 808 km.
    • Cartagena (Colombia)
    • 465 km
    • Medellin (Colombia)
    • 178 km
    • Salento (Colombia)
    • 9 km
    • Valle del Cocora (Colombia)
    • 156 km
    • Bogota (Colombia)

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