BOGOTÁ – ARMENIA – SAN ANDRÉS

programate 12 days / 11 nights

Day 1: Bogotá

Assemble at airport and private transfer to chosen hotel. Stay.

Day 2: Bogotá – Private City Tour

Breakfast at hotel. 9:00 am. Scenic tour of the historical district of the city, passing Teatro Colón, Palacio de San Carlos where the Foreign Ministry is based, the Church of San Ignacio, the Presidential Palace of Nariño, Plaza de Bolívar, the Capitol, City Hall and the Cathedral. Visit to the famous Gold Museum. Ascent by cable car to Monserrate hill, which offers an excellent view of the Colombian capital.

Notes:

Monday: Gold Museum is closed, replaced by Botero Exhibition.

Sunday: Monserrate is not included, replaced by the Quinta de Bolivar or the Botero Exhibition.

Return to hotel. Stay.

Day 3: Bogotá – Visit to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Breakfast at hotel.

Leave from hotel to visit Zipaquirá, which is located 49 kilometers north of Bogotá. The Bogotá Savanna and the Puente del Común are sites of interest which can be seen en route. Arrival to the Salt Cathedral, which was built in a 190-meter deep mine and is considered the number one wonder of Colombia. Inside the Cathedral you will see the Ambulatory or Way of the Cross, the Vault, the Ramp, the Choir, Balconies, the Complex of the Nartex and the Grand Naves of the Cathedral. A panoramic tour of the town of Zipaquirá follows the Salt Cathedral visit.

Return to Bogotá.

Dinner at the Andrés DC restaurant, includes private transport and bilingual guide for 4 hours. Dinner includes: Starter, entrée and 1 non-alcoholic drink.

Stay.

Day 4: Bogotá – Armenia

Breakfast at the hotel.

Private transfer to airport to take flight to Armenia. Assembly and assistance at airport in Armenia and private transfer to chosen hotel.

Stay.

 Day 5: Armenia – Interactive Coffee Tour

Breakfast at the hotel.

Assistance at hotel. Start the day by taking part in an interactive coffee process. Hacienda Génova is the exclusive producer of Café de Pereira and has over 120 years in the coffee growing tradition. It is located in the Condina sector where you can see the Coffee Culture Landscape. In this grand estate we can truly see the process of coffee and its authentic origins, see how collectors do their daily jobs of harvesting, processing and grain drying.   From there, we will tour the main house of the estate, which exhibits traditional architecture and culture from the coffee region. Technical lecture with the Hacienda owner and specialized staff.  Visit and immersion in coffee plantations and processing and drying of grain, then finally with coffee tasting in the main house as part of an authentic experience with this Coffee Hacienda family legacy. This coffee process takes place in the afternoon.

Day 6: Armenia – Excursion to Salento and Valle del Cocorá

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for Valle del Cocorá, which is near Armenia. Welcome cocktail and assistance of a specialist Cocorá eco-guide. Start of the walk or horseback ride (optional at extra cost) through the cloud forest where you can appreciate the diversity of the area’s flora and fauna.  On the way back we cross the Quindío River and follow the ecological path of the highest wax palm in the world, which is also Colombia’s national tree. Lunch included. Free time to enjoy the area. Return to hotel at agreed time.

Day 7: Armenia – Bogotá – San Andrés

Breakfast at the hotel.

Private transfer to airport to take flight to Bogotá and then on to San Andrés.

Assembly and assistance at airport in San Andrés and private transfer to chosen hotel.

Stay.

Day 8: San Andrés – Tour of the Island in Chiva

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tour around the island with guide passing the Casa Museo, Morgan’s Cave, West View Natural pool and Hoyo Soplador. Travel to San Luis beach, free time to enjoy the area. Return downtown. Duration is 2 and a half hours. Does not include entry fees. Passengers must make their own way to the indicated place when confirming.

Day 9: San Andrés – Johnny Cay and Aquarium with Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel.

Boarding point: Dock at Casa de la Cultura. Departure: 9:00 am. Departure by boat to the Cayo Aquarium and Hainey Cay, where you can snorkel and see the variety of fish in the crystal clear water. Travel on to Johnny Cay to enjoy the beach. Lunch included. Return to San Andrés. Duration: 6

hours. Stay.

Day 10: San Andrés

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day for personal activities.

Stay.

Day 11: San Andrés – Bogotá

Breakfast at the hotel.

Private transfer from hotel to airport to take return flight to Bogotá.

Assembly and assistance at airport in Bogotá and private transfer to chosen hotel. Stay.

Day 12: Bogotá – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.

Private transfer to the airport to take flight to return to city of origin.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights accommodation in Bogota

    3 nights accommodation in Armenia

    4 nights accommodation in San Andrés

  • Private transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport Bogotá, Armenia.

    Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport taxi service in San Andres


  • Visit the City of Bogota in a private service with tickets to the Gold Museum and Ascent to Monserrate

    Visit to the Salt Cathedral in service

  • 1 dinner at Restaurant Andres DC, with transfers and private guide service for 4 hours, includes a non-alcoholic drink .

  • Interactive Tour Café process in Hacienda Genova, and visit Salento and Valle del Cocora service

  • Back to San Andres Island in shared service. It includes guide and transportation.
  • Full day tour to Johnny Cay and Aquarium with lunch service

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tiquetes aéreos / Air tickets
  • Alimentos y bebidas no especificadas. / Food or drinks not specified
  • Gastos personales. / Personal expenses
  • Ningún servicio que no este claramente especificado en el programa. / Any expense or service not clearly specified in the program

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND PAYMENT POLICIES:

  • Quoted rates are subject to change without notice at the time of booking, depending on the availability of the requested services, updated rates, changes related to the providers’ decisions or operations. Taxes, rates and charges levied may also vary according to governmental regulations.

    Prices are quoted in Colombian pesos per person staying in double occupancy. Itinerary subject to change at operator’s disposal.

  • Responsibilities of the tourist: In case of non-provision, when the user of the tourist services should fail to comply by no-show or not using the agreed services, the provider will be able to demand payment of 20% of the total price or established rate or retain the deposit or advance that has previously been received from the user, if the agreement was made in such a manner. (Article 65 Law 300/1996).

  • Cancellation on the part of the passenger will incur a charge of 10% for the agency’s administrative costs along with the costs and/or penalty charged by the operator.

  • Refunds will be dealt with in accordance with the terms of the cancellation policy. Services included in the plan as well as unused services are non-refundable once the trip begins, unless the cancellation is due to unforeseen circumstances or verifiable force majeure, illness certified by the health insurer or death of a passenger.
  • However, at the time of booking, please verify payment and cancellation policies, as these may vary according to the date of travel.
AVIATUR voluntarily abides by the parameters of Law 679 / 2001, “which issues by-laws to prevent and counter exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism with minors, in accordance to Article 44 of the Constitution.” It also warns customers that neither the agency nor its guides promote any practice of this kind in any case. There are limits to the responsibilities of AVIATUR in relation to legal matters or other inconveniences in which the user may be involved. In the event of the user being obliged to withdraw from the excursion for other reasons, personal expenses are incurred by the passenger. (Mincomercio Decree 053 Art. 03 / 2002). There are circumstances in which AVIATUR reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary, dates of travel, hotels, transportation or other elements. Changes and cancellation policies, general provisions payment policy: reservations must be paid in full 48 hours before services commence. Changes made between 15 and 5 days before the start of the services will be charged the price of the first night of accommodation. Cancellations or changes made between 1 and 4 days before the date of travel for reservations of 2 or more nights will incur the following penalties: * 4 days before incurs a charge of 50% of the total value of accommodation.; * 3 days before incurs a charge of 75% of the total value of accommodation; * 2 days before incurs a charge of 85% of the total value of accommodation; * 1 day before will be charged 100% of the package. Cancellations or changes made between 1 and 4 days before the date of travel for bookings of 1 or more nights of accommodation will be charged 100% of the total package value as a penalty.  In case of cancellation where there is no penalty, there is a charge of 10% of the package value to cover administrative expenses of the agency.
REFUNDS: Reimbursement of accommodation will be applied in accordance with the terms of the cancellation policy. Services included in the plan as well as unused services are non-refundable once the trip begins. Except for where the cancellation is verified.