1 independent reviews for Colombia highlights tour

Reviews for Colombia highlights tour


review 13 Mar 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It is difficult to pick out one memorable part, but we enjoyed the archaeological park at San Agustín, Cartagena and the Salento in the coffee region most. Barichara is also very nice for a visit.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

We were looking for a holiday that went somewhere other than the usual tourist route of Bogotá, the coffee region and Cartagena. Marcel put together a tour that included Villa de Leyva and Barichara (charming colonial towns north of Bogotá), the archaeological site at San Agustín which predates Columbus, and the Tayrona National Park on the Caribbean Coast plus Bogotá, the coffee region and Cartagena. We travelled alone, but had guides in each place we visited and were transported in cars/taxis when needed. We were in Colombia in total for 17 nights. Some spoken Spanish is useful when travelling in this way as many taxi drivers and hotel staff have minimal English.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

At each town we visited, we stayed in small local hotels and had local guides to take us round. By virtue of the size of the country, some flights were necessary to reach the far south and the Caribbean coast. We saw few other British people on our travels.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was an interesting holiday. Having several different guides gave us the opportunity to ask each one about the country today, giving us an insight into the country that we may not have got in an organised group

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