South Colombia and much more: 16 days tour in Colombia

South Colombia and much more: 16 days tour in Colombia

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Flexible tour in Colombia – Bogotá / Tatacoa desert / San Agustín / Coffee zone / Medellín / Cartagena / Tayrona National Park within 16 days! With us, it is possible!



This travel plan is designed for all those travelers who are looking for greater autonomy and flexibility compared to a completely organized trip.
Would you like to discover a new country, traveling with freedom and at the same time having someone on spot who can offer you assistance and useful advices?


The travel experiences we design are tailor-made and created step by step with the traveler. The tour can be easily customized to your needs and wishes so it can be 9, 11, 14, 16, 19 or as many days as you want.


We offer you: the entire structure of the trip that includes accommodation in 4 stars hotels (depending on your budget) with breakfast included, all transfers (local flights and private land transportation) and some amazing activities.


During the rest of your journey you will be free to organize your days (excursions, guided tours, museums). At the time of booking we will give you our suggestions about how to design your trip. We will be happy to assist you in our Bogotá’s office if you need our help once you are in Colombia.


This tour can be booked for any dates you want to travel. Since Colombia is on the Equator, it has no seasons. This makes it a perfect destination to visit all year long.


Arrival to Bogotá, welcome to Colombia!

Discover Bogotá, “2600 meters / 8500 feet closer to the stars”


Direct flight to Neiva and then visit the Tatacoa desert – a unique experience in South Colombia

Private drive to San Agustín (approx 5.5 hrs), visit the archaeological park in the afternoon

Visit the Magdalena strait and the amazing Mortiño waterfall close to San Agustín

Fly to Pereira (connection flight in Bogotá) then private transfer to Salento. Fall in love with the incomparable aroma of the Colombian coffee region (Eje Cafetero)

Hike in the spectacular Cocora Valley

Fly to Medellín, the city of the “eternal spring”

Visit picturesque Guatapé and El Penol Rock from Medellín

DAY 10
Fly to Cartagena, feel its irresistible colonial charm

DAY 11
Boat trip from Cartagena to Isla Múcura

DAY 12
Isla Múcura, enjoy a true Caribbean paradise island

DAY 13
Isla Múcura then return to magic Cartagena

DAY 14
Private transfer to Los Naranjos, next to Tayrona National Natural Park. Relax and experience the local Caribbean vibe

DAY 15
Enjoy a memorable hike among the unique landscapes of Tayrona, where the jungle meets the sea

DAY 16
Transfer to Santa Marta then fly back to Bogotá, Adiós Colombia




Tayrona National Park will be closed in the below dates in 2024:

1 – 15 of February 2024, 1 – 15 of June of 2024, 19 of October – 02 of November 2024



3590 USD/person – in case of 2 people

3170 USD/person – in case of 3 people

2960 USD/person – in case of 4 people or more


Are you traveling alone? Contact us!

Prices can be different due to the Colombian high season.



  • Accommodation in Bogotá for 2 nights (4 stars hotel with breakfast)
  • Accommodation in Villavieja (Tatacoa) for 1 night (nice accommodation in the village with breakfast)
  • Accommodation in San Agustín for 2 nights (accommodation in the nature with breakfast)
  • Accommodation in Salento for 2 nights (great accommodation in the center with breakfast)
  • Accommodation in Medellín for 2 nights (4 stars hotel with breakfast)
  • Accommodation in Cartagena for 2 nights (4 stars hotel with breakfast in the Historical city center / Getsemaní)
  • Accommodation in Isla Múcura for 2 nights (bungalow/room near the beach – meals included)
  • Accommodation near Tayrona National Natural Park for 2 nights (room in a beautiful accommodation next to the beach with breakfast)
  • Breakfast every day
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners in Isla Múcura, full board package
  • 4 direct flights with 23kg checked baggage included (Bogotá – Neiva, Pereira – Medellín, Medellín – Cartagena, Santa Marta – Bogotá)
  • 1 connection flight with 15kg checked baggage included (Pitalito – Bogotá – Pereira)
  • Private transfers from / to the airports
  • Private transfer Cartagena – Los Naranjos (approx 4.5 hours)
  • Private transfers in Huila (Tatacoa – San Agustín), Salento (Cocora Valley), in Medellín (Guatapé / El Penol) and to/from PNN Tayrona
  • Group transfer by speed boat between Cartagena and Isla Múcura (roundtrip)
  • Tickets: Gold Museum, Monserrate (Bogotá), Tatacoa, Archeological Park San Agustín, Mortiño waterall, Cocora valley, Metrocable (Medellín), El Peñol (Guatapé), San Felipe castle (Cartagena), La Popa Convent (Cartagena)
  • Private guided tours: Bogotá city tour, Tatacoa desert, Archeological Park San Agustín, Medellín city tour with the Comuna 13, Cartagena city tour
  • Guided small group tours: Coffee farm tour around Salento
  • Assistance during your trip – you will never be alone – Colombian SIM card with Internet data

Flexible itinerary! We have many tips to make your tour more tailor made, do not hesitate to ask us! 🙂

  • Departure
    Bogotá, Colombia
  • Included
    Domestic flight tickets
    Entry fees - Tickets
    Private transfer
    Transfer from your accommodation
    Walking tour
  • Not Included
    Personal Guide
DAY 1 - Bogotá
Arrival to Bogotá, private transfer to your accommodation located in one of Bogotá's best neighborhoods. Overnight in Bogotá (breakfast included)
DAY 2 - Bogotá
  • Today discover the city with your private tour guide starting from Monserrate, one of the highest peaks in Bogotá (3,150 meters / 10,340 feet above the sea level). Visit the church dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat and enjoy an amazing view over Bogotá. Then we take you on a pleasant walking tour to the famous Bolívar Square, visiting  all the most important sites in the historical city center (La Candelaria).
  • Later visit the unmissable Gold Museum (ticket included), one of the most important museums in the American continent exhibiting the largest pre-Hispanic goldsmith collection in the world.
  • The city tour ends in the Concordia market, a lovely place to try some local street food and coffee before returning to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Bogotá (breakfast included)
DAY 3 - Tatacoa desert, Huila
Arrival at Neiva airport in the morning. Trip to Villavieja (approximately 1 hour by private car) to visit the paleontological museum of Villavieja where you will observe vestiges of large mammals and reptiles that populated the area in the Miocene period, and then to take a 30-minute boat tour on the Magdalena River.   In the afternoon visit to Tatacoa Desert, the second largest arid area in Colombia. This dry tropical forest offers us an indescribable landscape where the erosion of the terrain forms true natural sculptures of reddish and gray earth. You will start with a visit to Cuzco, an area characterized by its copper color and the abundant growth of Cactus with chandeliers form. Then you will appreciate the gray desert in the Hoyos area. Finally, at 7 pm enjoy an astronomical observatory.  
  • Overnight in Villavieja (breakfast included)
DAY 4 - San Agustín, Huila
In the morning trip to San Agustín (approximately 5.5 hours by private car). At 2 pm visit to archaeological park of San Agustín, declared a world heritage site in 1995 by UNESCO, the visit includes: museum, Bosque de las Estatuas, Mesitas A, B e C, Fuente de Lavapatas e Alto de Lavapatas (the visit to this last area will depend on the weather and physical condition). In these 3-4 hours tour you will learn about the sculptors’ beliefs and cults, who left incredible funerary monuments.  
  • Overnight in San Agustín (breakfast included)
DAY 5 - San Agustín, Salto de Mortiño
At 9 am visit the Magdalena River Strait where the most important river in Colombia narrows to 2.20 m wide, forming a rocky canyon. Then visit to Alto de los Idolos and Alto de las Piedras archaeological park where you will continue discovering the great death and life cults of the Colombian massif natives. On the way back to San Agustín you will make a stop at Magdalena River Viewpoint and the Mortiño waterfall (170 m high).  
  • Overnight in San Agustín (breakfast included)
DAY 6 - San Agustín, Salento
  • Private transfer to Pitalito's airport to catch your flight to Pereira (connection flight in Bogotá) in the "Eje Cafetero" region, the famous Colombian coffee-growing area.
  • From Pereira’s airport head directly with private transport (approx 1 hour) to Salento - one of the gems of the region.
  • Overnight in Salento (breakfast included)
DAY 7 - Salento, Cocora
  • After breakfast private transfer to Cocora Valley. Enjoy hiking or horseback riding (optional, extra cost) through this incredible valley, famous for its majestic landscapes and its iconic wax palms (60-70 meters / 200 feet tall). 
  • Return to Salento with your private driver. In the afternoon, authentic coffee farm tour: during the tour you can collect coffee beans, then grind them and - at the end - taste different coffees.  
  • Overnight in Salento (breakfast included)
DAY 8 - Medellín
  • In the morning private transfer to Pereira's airport and then direct flight to Medellín, the city of eternal spring. Pick up at the airport then private guided city tour. The tour begins visiting the Botero Square, where the famous sculptures by the great Colombian artist Fernando Botero are located. Then you will visit the "Pueblito Paisa" – a replica of a typical Colombian town of this region - which is located on one of the city's hills.  
  • Afterwards time to take one of the city cable cars connecting the city districts on the hills to better understand Medellín’s positive transformation in the past years. Then you will enjoy a very interesting walk in the famous Comuna 13. This neighborhood has became in the recent years one of the most popular areas of the city. A great example of a successful transformation of a previously dangerous place into an area full of life, colors and many social projects. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. At night don't miss the opportunity to try one of the many bars, restaurants or clubs located in El Poblado district. 
  • Overnight in Medellín (breakfast included)
Day 9 - Medellín, Guatapé - El Peñol
After breakfast, private transfer (approx 2 hours) to El Peñol / Guatapé.   
  • Admire the majestic rock El Peñol, a 200m / 650 ft high monolith located next to the Peñol-Guatapé Dam. It is possible to climb the rock (649 stairs) to enjoy 360° breathtaking views over the former valley and its surroundings. The valley was flooded in 1970 to form a hydroelectric dam and the result is a half natural, half man-made site that has the appearance of islets in a lake with a 500km shoreline.
  • Visit Guatapé, one of the most picturesque and colorful towns in Colombia (right next to El Peñol, on the banks of the Guatapé reservoir). Do not miss the opportunity to admire the handmade zocalos (decorative panels) that adorn the base of practically every building in the city. Each zocalo is unique and depicts the profession of the home or business owner.
  • IMPORTANT: If you don't like climbing stairs you can spend extra time in Guatapé, enjoying an optional 1-hour sightseeing boat ride around the lake (not included). Return to Medellín in the afternoon.
  • Overnight in Medellín (breakfast included)
DAY 10 - Cartagena
  • After breakfast direct flight to Cartagena.
  • In the afternoon private guided city tour in the historical part of Cartagena: enjoy a pleasant walk through the squares and alleys of this part of the city, included by UNESCO on the list of World Heritage sites. The old walled city of Cartagena - a true gem - was funded in the 16th century by the Spanish as a key port in early colonial Spanish America. From here,  boats full of treasures sailed to the New World while boats full of African slaves arrived. 
  • Admire its colorful colonial palaces and churches, explore its defensive forts and enjoy its warm Caribbean atmosphere. Your last two stops will be the San Felipe castle and the Popa Monastery.
  • Overnight in Cartagena (breakfast included)
DAY 11 - Isla Múcura
  • Today is time to leave Cartagena for a few days - a well-deserved rest at Múcura Island in the beautiful archipelago of San Bernardo, in the Caribbean Sea. Then board the speedboat provided to the Múcura Island (1 hour 50 minutes journey).
  • Arrival on the island for lunch time  (full board included). In the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful beach privately owned by the hotel and swim in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Overnight at Múcura Island (with breakfast, lunch, dinner)
DAY 12 - Isla Múcura
  • Today relax at the beach or maybe join one of the activities provided by the hotel.
  • Overnight at Múcura Island (with breakfast, lunch, dinner)
DAY 13 - Isla Múcura, Cartagena
  • After breakfast, transfer by shared speedboat back to Cartagena (1 hour 50). Another afternoon / night in Cartagena.
  • Overnight in Cartagena (breakfast included)
DAY 14 - Los Naranjos
  • Private transfer with a professional driver directly from your hotel in Cartagena to your accommodation next to the Tayrona National Park (approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes). In the afternoon free time to relax on one of the beaches near the hotel where the jungle facing the Caribbean Sea.
  • Overnight near Tayrona National Natural Park - Los Naranjos (breakfast included)
DAY 15 - PNN Tayrona, Los Naranjos
  • After breakfast, private transfer to the entrance of the Tayrona National Park. Enjoy an approximately 5 hours hike among unforgettable landscapes (medium difficulty). Relax on the beach of Cabo San Juan before starting in the early afternoon your walk back to the entrance of the Park. Private transfer back to your accommodation to enjoy a beautiful sunset and some well-deserved rest.
  • Overnight near Tayrona National Natural Park - Los Naranjos (breakfast included)
DAY 16 - Return to Bogotá
  • In the morning private transfer to Santa Marta airport and direct flight to Bogotá. Depending on your international flight scheduled departure, possible extra time to enjoy Bogotá by yourself. In this case we can help you with some good tips to make the most of your last hours in the city.


Tour prices do not include costs of travel from guests’ homes to the tour origination points and back. This exclusion typically consists of international air travel to and from the tour origination and termination airports. Tour prices are per adult person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are quoted on request. Tour prices include the meals, accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, and personal services features listed in the Tour Description. Travel insurance, other meals, snacks, extra beverages, laundry, long distance telephone calls, personal purchases, and gratuities are not included in the tour


Deposit: participants are requested to pre-pay deposit, that is 30 % of all ordered services. You may pay the deposit via bank transfer or credit/debit card upon booking against our confirmation and pro-forma invoice, which will be sent to you on the day of booking or on the following working day. The reservation is pending until the deposit is received. Final Balance: final balance is due 30 days prior to the beginning of  the tour.


The guest is responsible for arriving at the point of departure, with all required documentation, at the time set forth in the tour documents. The tour operator will have no obligation to refund any amount paid by the guest in the event the guest misses the departure of the tour. Guests will be allowed to join the tour late, but must make and pay for their own arrangements to do so.


The guest has sole responsibility for determining his or her immigration requirements and obtaining appropriate documentation, including but not limited to passports. Most countries require that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. Due to tighter international travel regulations, the processes for issuing passports in the United States, Canada, and other countries have been backlogged and citizens may experience long delays. If you need a new passport, act early.


For the benefit of everyone on your tour, YourColombia Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any tour participant and to remove any participant whose conduct is deemed incompatible with the interests of the other participants.


Requirements to make substitutions for published meal, accommodation, or sightseeing features do not occur frequently on these tours, but may become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of YourColombia Travel. Do It Yourself Tours: Once the deposit has been paid and the reservation confirmed, the tour is guaranteed to operate as arranged with the guests. If a tour is cancelled in advance due to force major cause beyond YourColombia Travel's control, full refunds will be provided.


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'Do It Yourself' Tours: Deposit is non-refundable. The Cancellation Fee will be:
  • 30 to 21 days prior to tour start: 35 % of total price
  • 20 to 10 days prior to tour start: 50 % of total price
  • 9 to prior to tour start: 100 % of total price
The Deposit will be credited against any cancellation charges. The due reimbursement will be wired to your bank account. If your prefer, you may use the retained fee as credit for another tour.


These Tour Terms and Conditions are subject to change as circumstances warrant. The Terms and Conditions current at the time of Reservation Confirmation (with paid Deposit) will apply to clients’ tours.
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