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News - Discovering Colombia

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Colombia
bySonia

Travel Arr’angels discovering and experiencing Bogotá, Colombia.

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• Air France
• KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
• MacondoDMC
• Grand Hyatt Bogota
• Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá
• W Bogota Hotel • Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia

Colombia, a country of nearly 45 million people located in northwestern South America, is the only country on the continent with coasts on both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. This country steeped in history, with its vibrant and colorful culture, will be a break from your usual routine with its tropical climate and its many landscapes: mountains, plains and Amazonian forests, coastlines... Ready for an unforgettable trip?


BOGOTA

Bogotá is the huge capital and largest city of Colombia, with a population of more than 8 million. Located at high altitude, it is diverse and multicultural, combining modern buildings and architecture evoking its colonial past. Visits to authentic museums, sanctuaries, natural parks or even nightlife and gourmet restaurants, be sure to find your pleasure in Bogota!

BEST HOTELS IN BOGOTA
1) Sofitel Victoria Regia 5*
2) Four Seasons Casa Medina 5*
3) W Hotel Bogota 5*
4) Grand Hyatt 5*

RESTAURANTS
1) Santa Clara Restaurant - Monserrate
2) Dinner party at Andres DC
3) Gaira Café
4) Gastronomic experience at El Cielo
5) Club Colombia restaurant

VENUES
1) Gala dinner and party in the Salt Cathedral
2) Gala dinner at the National museum
3) Welcome dinner at Botero’s museum
4) Gala dinner at Monserrate

MEET AND GREET
1) Meet and greet at the hotel (with typical Colombian farmers)

ACTIVITIES
1) Visit Monserrate
2) Usaquen market
3) Bike – graffiti tour
4) City tour + graffiti tour
5) Visit the Gold Museum
6) Paloquemao market
7) Visit to the Salt mine of Nemocon
8) Visit to the Salt Cathedral


MEDELLIN

No need to present Medellin, film and series producers are fighting over its past linked to the world's most famous homonymous drug cartel led by Pablo Escobar, giving it an international reputation. However, don't be fooled! Medellin has changed a lot. A true cultural and historical center with pristine forests and outstanding architecture, Colombia's second largest city has a lot to offer. A change of scenery with its flower fair and nature reserves, but also charming hotels, renowned designers and an unprecedented nightlife... What are you waiting for to go to the party capital "in eternal spring"?

BEST HOTELS IN MEDELLIN
1) Marriot Medellin 5*
2) Estelar Milla de Oro 4*
3) NH Collection Royal Medellin 4*

RESTAURANTS
1) Carmen
2) El Cielo
3) Colosal

ACTIVITIES
1) Tour of social transformation (visit of spots related to Pablo Escobar, visit of the city center, visit of parcs and other districts)
2) Visit to flower farms in Santa Elena
3) Teambuilding in a flower farm
4) Visit to Guatapé and El Peñol Stone
5) Tour by moto chivas


CARTAGENA

Cartagena de Indias is the most visited city in Colombia. Cartagena "Eroica" has a colonial historic center preserved and classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In this city, all you have to do is stroll through its multicolored alleyways, wooden balconies, horse-drawn carriages and Palenqueras to enjoy its Caribbean romance in the tropical heat. Discover one of South America's most beautiful and unmissable jewels!

BEST HOTELS IN CARTAGENA
1) Sofitel Santa Clara 5* 2) Bastion Luxury 5*
3) Conrad By Hilton 5*
4) Hyatt Regency 5*
5) Intercontinental Cartagena 5*

RESTAURANTS
1) Carmen
2) San Pedro
3) Marea By Raush
4) Celele
5) El Gobernador By Raush
6) Club De Pesca
7) El Santisimo
8) El Interno (Inside a prison)
9) Alma Restaurant

VENUES
1) Gala dinner : Casa Conde de Pestagua
2) Dinner in the pirate gallion
3) Capilla – Sofitel Santa Clara
4) Adolfo Mejia Theatre
5) San Felipe Castle
6) Casa 1537 – Dinner in San Cosme and damian room
7) Fenix beach

MEET AND GREET
1) Meet and greet with traditional Palenqueras

ACTIVITIES
1) Walking city tour
2) Carribean flavors city tour (gastronomic tour)
3) Flavors and rithms of Colombia (gastronomic tour + salsa class)
4) Gabriel Garcia Marquez literary menu (gastronomic tour)
5) Pirate experience (in San Felipe fortress)
6) Sparkling shopping tour (markets + sparkling wine)
7) Getsemani (most ancient neighborhood) tour + Fiesta de barrio
8) Visit to the market
9) Sunset sailing on a sailboat / catamaran
10) Canoe in the mangrove tunnels
11) Lunch with local family
12) Day on an island (private or not)
13) Regatta in the bay on Cartagena
14) Team building in the castle
15) Beach activities at Morros beach (kayaking, flyboard, paddle surf, jet sky)
16) Chiva party bus
17) Coffee tasting
18) Rum and chocolate tasting
19) Salsa class
20) African roots at San Basilio de Palenque (Meeting with Palenqueras + Tasting + Folkloric show)
21) Visit to the Aviary
22) Lunch with local community (La Boquilla village)

THE COFFEE REGION
Colombia is not the second largest coffee producer after Brazil for nothing. The coffee region, a cultural landscape declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also a must-see stopover in Colombia. In the middle of its hilly and green landscapes such as the Cocora Valley, dotted with coffee culture, stand small colorful and craft villages such as Salento where you can even stay in a traditional hacienda. Make way for horseback rides or relaxing stays in the middle of nature in the "Coffee triangle"!

BEST HOTELS IN THE COFFEE REGION
1) Casa San Carlos Lodge 5*
2) Mocawa Café Resort 5*
3) Sonesta Pereira 4*

RESTAURANTS
1) Ambar Panesso (Pereira)
2) Octavo by Raush (Pereira)
3) El Escobal (Cocora Valley)
4) Dinner Helena Adentro (Filandia)
5) El Solar (Armenia)

ACTIVITIES
1) Visit to Cocora Valley
2) Visit to Salento town
3) Visit to Filandia town
4) Visit to Otun Quimbaya Flora and Fauna
5) Tour by 4x4 Jeep Willys
6) Show of 4x4 Jeep Willys
7) Yipao show at Salento with welcome traditional “Chirimia”
8) Horseback ride in Hacienda El Palomar
9) Colombian cooking class / lunch
10) Coffee process at San Alberto Terrace
11) Coffee tasting
12) Tejo game
13) Afternoon with local family

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