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Gay Group Trip: Cultural Colombia

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TRIP SUMMARY

Colombia is a country full of rich history and culture, which is still relatively unknown to most in the West where it is mostly known for its fine coffee and tobacco. This gay group trip takes you on a journey to discover this country's past, including its art, literature, architecture and ties to the infamous slave trade and drug cartels. This trip is for those that seek a luxurious trip with all of the highlights packed into one.

time difference

TIME DIFFERENCE

6 hours behind the UK

flight time

FLIGHT TIME

11 hours direct from UK

Available Dates : 23rd November 2018

Day 1 - Arrival

You'll fly to Bogotá where you'll be met at the airport by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá 5*

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Day 2 - Bogotá

After a hearty breakfast in the morning, you will start your group trip with a tour of Bogotá. You'll take in all of the cultural sights and landmarks in this sprawling capital city, known for its beautiful colonial architecture (found in the downtown district), history and cosmopolitan vibe. You'll take in famous local markets before visiting the historic main square of La Candelaria called Plaza de Bolivar. From here you'll visit the Botero Museum where you'll be able to see works of art by artists such as Picasso, Monet, Dalí, Renoir and more. You'll finish your tour at the Gold Museum where you'll find precious stones, jewels and, most of all, gold which are sacred to the many varying local cultures. In the evening you'll enjoy a group dinner altogether before heading out to explore some of Bogotá's nightlife.

Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá 5*

Day 3 - Bogotá to Medellín

Once you've enjoyed your breakfast in the morning, you'll make your way to the airport to fly to Medellín. Once you have arrived in Medellín you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll have the evening to do with what you wish.

Hotel: NH Collection Royal Medellín 5*

Day 4 - Medellín

Today you'll explore what was once known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world due to it's infamous links with Pablo Escobar and his drug cartel at their peak. You'll learn more about it's history and it's past and how it has transformed itself into a modern metropolis known referred to as the City of Eternal Spring. You'll enjoy lunch as a group at a lovely local restaurant and will have the evening at leisure. 

Hotel: NH Collection Royal Medellín 5*

Day 5 - Medellín to Cartagena

You'll be transferred to the airport in the morning where you'll board a flight to Cartagena - a beautiful walled city on the Caribbean coast of the country. Once you have arrived, you'll embark on a panoramic city tour where you'll be able to see all the sights the city has to offer. During this trip, you'll stop at San Felipe Fortress, built on San Lázaro hill which was used to protect the people of the city from pirates.

Hotel: Bastion Luxury Hotel 4*

Day 6 - Cartegena

Today you'll explore some more of the rich history, culture and architecture of this amazing city. You'll start off in the old city, known as Ciudad Vieja where you'll take in the Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver. You'll also visit the Gold Museum where which houses precious findings that belonged to pre-Colombian cultures. You'll then make your way to the city wall where you'll find a collection of archways built into the stone which houses handicraft stalls. This area, known as Bovedas, formally served as a prison in the 14th Century. In the afternoon you'll have more free time to explore the city with the opportunity of joining an optional tour to the fishing village of La Boquilla which once was a slave colony. Alternatively, relax around the hotel pool.

Hotel: Bastion Luxury Hotel 4*

Day 7 - Cartegena

In the morning you'll begin with a walking tour centred around Colombia's most famous author - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The tour takes in locations that were the inspiration and backdrops to some of his most inspiring literary works such as Love in the Time of Cholera and The General and His Labyrinth. The tour also takes you to places where Gabriel Garcia Marquez spent a lot of his time during his life such as his former university, his first place of work and his home.  In the evening the group will come together for a farewell dinner and share memories of their experiences during the trip.

Hotel: Bastion Luxury Hotel 4*

Day 8 - Departure

Today is the day you must say goodbye to your fellow travellers and depart home. Alternatively, we can arrange extra nights in Colombia for you at the end of the trip. 













Travel Info

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