Enthral yourself in the capital district of Colombia and the country's most populated city, Bogotá
. Also known as the most influential in the political, financial, educational, and cultural city in the country.
The capital district founded on August 6, 1538, originally named Santa Fe by the ‘Conquistador’ Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada who arrived in pursuit of ‘El Dorado’ gold legend and defeated the native Chibcha in Bacatá, which meant capital of the Zipa confederation. Today, Bogotá is a modern city with a bubbling cultural scene and a vibrant social life.
Your next stop is the- “Coffee Zone”. Upon your arrival in Pereira, you will get transferred to a 4-star hotel Casa San Carlos Lodge as to be your humble abode for the next two nights.
Here you'll discover that the coffee-growing zone is a geographic area that includes three Colombian departments: Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío, with their corresponding capital cities of Manizales, Pereira, and Armenia. Although, the departments have a common coffee culture, its beautiful landscapes, and the friendliness of their people.
Each city has its own characteristics: Manizales stands-out for its cultural life and its grand Annual Festival, Armenia as the heart of the region, and Pereira with its commercial activity, gastronomy, and the vibrant nightlife.
The coffee’s sole commercial activity drove the three departments to become a single region where landscapes vary in shades of green due to coffee plantations, clusters of banana trees and guadua; other bright colors seen in the region, such as in orchids, heliconias, hummingbirds, parrots, and rare butterflies at the National Park ‘Los Nevados’, and also in the beautiful architecture of towns like Salento or Filandia.
Last but never least, you'll move on to the final destination and the colonial jewel of Colombia, Cartagena.
Cartagena is known as Colombia's most popular destination, founded in the year 1533 by Spanish Conquistador Don Pedro de Heredia as “Cartagena de Indias”. This incredible colonial city rapidly became the gem of the Spanish Crown’s territories, and to protect it from continuous attacks by pirates, the largest wall fortress in America got built around it.
Cartagena stores Colonial, Republican and Italian architectural treasures in its residential, commercial, religious, military and governmental constructions. To be declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its colonial walled city, a simple walk through its cozy narrow streets is enough to understand why!