COLOURS of COLOMBIA
With a zest for life that infiltrates every aspect of their culture, Colombians offer a warm welcome to their country for those lucky enough to visit.
And little wonder too, with its diverse and breathtaking scenery, colonial cities, steamy jungles, coffee plantations and Caribbean beaches, all set to the rhythm of salsa and merengue; Colombians have much to show off.
Encompassing many of the country’s ‘must-see’ sights, the Rainbow Tours Colours of Colombia small group tour (departing October 2018) will take you on a journey into the very heart of the country.
Visit one of Colombia’s most beautiful colonial towns, Villa de Leyva, a place seemingly frozen in time; take a cable car up to the top of Monserrat mountain for a bird’s eye view of cosmopolitan Bogotá; and discover the lush, green coffee growing region, home to rolling hills, deep valleys dotted with wax palms and traditional villages. In Guatapé, climb the 654 steps to the top of the mysterious El Peñol rock for panoramic views over the surrounding lake, then explore what is said to be ‘the world’s most colourful town’. Complete your Colombian adventure in Cartagena, a fortified city on the Caribbean coast where the cobblestone streets, colourful facades and bougainvillea-filled balconies are a photographer’s dream muse. Your final stop is at the nearby Rosario Islands – the perfect spot for beach relaxation and reef snorkelling at the end of your Colombian adventure.
Carefully selected accommodation includes a stay at Casa San Carlos Lodge in the coffee region with its stunning views over the plantations; and the Ananda Hotel Boutique in Cartagena, where the pool and terrace with hot tub offer the ideal retreat after a busy day exploring the city.
“Overlooked in the past, Colombia is now in the spotlight and rightly so. Considered by many visitors to be the most beautiful country in Latin America, it is bursting with history, beautiful landscapes and cultural treasures. For me, Colombia is a total gem and offers a perfect balance between edgy, vibrant cities; adventure activities in stunning countryside; natural world encounters; and of course, the balmy Caribbean coast.”
Rachel Nicoll Latin America Product Manager
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