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COLOMBIA

 

Colombia, a nation of contrast that combines perennial snows on the peaks of the Andes to the warm beaches of the Caribbean coast and from the lush rain forest of the Amazon to the dry deserts of La Guajira. Full of history and archeological sites from the Lost City of the Tayronas to colonial mansions and churches from Spanish times. Colombia is also a modern and dynamic nation with up to date infrastructure and great tourist facilities.

 

Come join us to discover the new Colombia !

 

 

 

The Big Three in Colombia  Bogota, Medellin & Cartagena....fantastic cities..!!

 

Magnificent Baru Island ..A week at the Royal Decameron to enjoy the most beautiful beaches of Colombia....(also Isla Palma)

 

Bogota & Cartagena -7 days visiting the Capital of Colombia and its most famous colonial town and beach resort of Cartagena


Cartagena is HOT...! fantastic one week from US$574 dbl/pp, Four stars hotel, transfers, tours & more...

 

Colombia's Coffee Region Visiting Bogota, Pereira and the Coffee region

 

San Andres Island 7 days to discover this fabulous Caribbean Islands.  Many choices of hotels Marazul, Aquarium, San Luis, Isleno, Maryland....

 

Santa Marta 7 days to Discover the Caribbean cost of Colombia from US$727 per person -land portion all inclusive. 

 

San Andres & Providencia  3 nights in Providencia and 4 nights in San Andres at the Aquarium all inclusive resort.

 

Diving in San Andres ! Fantastic diving around the Island of San Andres....

 

Barranquilla, Cartagena & Santa Marta...8 days to discover the Caribbean cities of Colombia ....Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta...

 

Best of Colombia  14 days visiting Bogota, Cali, Medellin and Cartagena,

 

Trekking to the Lost City: Visiting Tayrona National Park and Trekking for 5 days to the Lost City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BIG 3 IN COLOMBIA

 

 

Visiting Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena -Private services


8 day/7 night itinerary


Two nights hotel accommodation in Bogota with daily buffet breakfast.
Two nights hotel accommodation in Medellin with daily buffet breakfast.
Three nights hotel accommodation in Cartagena with daily buffet breakfast.
Room taxes and service charges.
Private round trip transfers to/from airport in Bogota, Medellin & Cartagena.
Private sightseeing tour of Bogota, Cartagena and Medellin.English speaking tour guides.
Assistance of our local representatives 24/7.

LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON

Rates Valid until Dec.01, 2017 Double Triple Single
3stars = Bogota Belvedere, Cartagena Atlantic, Medellin Belfort US$1456 1393 2491
4stars = Bogota Windsor, Cartagena Capilla del Mar, Medellin D.Carlton 1555 1492 2680
5stars = Bogota Sofitel, Cartagena Sofitel, Medellin Royal 2248 NA 3994
      



 
 

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED:

SAMPLE AIRFARE:

from Miami US$750-850; New York $850-950, Los Angeles $800-990 plus taxes
RATES DO NOT APPLY FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS & HOLY WEEK -PLEASE CALL

DEPOSIT: $200 per person.
FINAL PAYMENT:
45 days before departure

 

 

Itinerary

 

8 days/7 night

 

Private services

 

Daily Departures

 

DAY 01  USA - BOGOTA

Depart USA for the Capital of Colombia, Bogota. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel selected.

DAY 02  BOGOTA

Morning sightseeing tour of the Capital of Colombia. We will start by visiting the Colonial District located downtown where we find Bolivar Square, the Presidential Palace, House of Congress, Supreme Court of Justice. Then, onto the Gold Museum, which houses the world's greatest and most famous collection of gold. We will also visit Bolivar Villa, where Libertador lived occasionally. Afternoon at leisure -we highly recommend to visit the Botero museum. (B)

DAY 03 BOGOTA -MEDELLIN

Transfer to the airport for flight to Medellin. Arrive in Medellin known as “City of Eternal Spring” and second largest city in Colombia and a city with great gastronomic, commercial and tourist offer....Medellin rises in the center of a valley and covers part of the mountains that surround it. Medellin today is a leader in finance, banking, services, art, culture, communication, fashion, health care, plastic surgeries and entertainment industries, the city is a true development axis. Transfer to hotel selected. (B)

 

DAY 04 MEDELLIN

Medellin is in the Aburrá Valley, one of the most northerly of the Andes Mountains in South America. As of 2012, it has a population of 2.7 million. With its surrounding area, the metropolitan area of Medellín , which includes nine other cities, it is the second largest urban agglomeration in Colombia in terms of population and economy, with more than 3.5 million people.  Medellín was founded in 1616 by the Spaniard Francisco Herrera Campuzano as Poblado de San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence Town) in present-day El Poblado.

This morning you will be visiting the most interesting places of Medellin, such as the "Pies Descalzos" Park, the square where you will find about 10 sculptures  of Master Fernando Botero, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cerro Nutibara on top of which is a replica of a "paisa town,  Avenida La Playa, Antioquia Museum , which houses the largest collection of works donated to the city of Medellin by Master Fernando Botero, Wishes Park, Botanical Garden, "Explora Park", City Administrative Sector "Alpujarra", Plaza de la Luz, EPM Public Library, Old Train Station, Exhibition Centre, Convention Center "Plaza Mayor", Metropolitan Theater, Residential Zone and Financial Town (Golden Mile). (B)


DAY 05 MEDELLIN-CARTAGENA

Transfer to the airport for flight to the great colonial city of Cartagena. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected. (B)


DAY 06 CARTAGENA

Morning tour of this beautiful colonial city. We start with the modern residential district of Bocagrande, continue to the highest hill in the city for a visit to the Monastery of La Popa and the panoramic view of Cartagena and its harbor. We will visit then "San Felipe de Barajas", an immense fortress built to defend the city against inland attacks. We continue to the "Gate of the Clock", main entrance to the old walled and beautiful city, where the Inquisition Palace and San Pedro Claver are located. (B)

DAY 07 CARTAGENA

Days at leisure to explore the city on your own or take an optional tour to visit the Islands nearby or enjoy the beaches of Cartagena. (B)

DAY 08 CARTAGENA - USA

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to USA.  (B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Cartagena...!

 

Cartagena is one of the most popular tourist destination in Colombia right now.....

It is located on Colombia's Caribbean coast, a unique city comprised of a series of islands connected by bridges. Cartagena is divided by 17th Century walls into a historic "old city" and a cosmopolitan "modern city."
Cartagena has many shops and boutiques that offer emeralds, gold, and Pre-Colombian treasures at great prices. 
Spend time relaxing or swimming on Cartagena's Boca Grande beach or travel by speed boat to the nearby Rosario Islands for snorkeling, sunbathing and swimming in private Caribbean hideaways.

 


 

 

 

Wonderful Cartagena

 

Tours to Cartagena

 

7 days/6 nights

Land tour program

 

Rates Valid until Dec. 15, 2017 Double Triple Single Children
Capilla del Mar (BB) 4 stars Sup.rooms   US$691 556 1195 160
Capilla del Mar (BB) Sup. rooms (Dec.27-Jan.9, 2017) 952 772 1825 160
Decameron (all inclusive) 3 stars -Std.rooms 799 781 1394 367
Sofitel Santa Clara (BB) 5 stars -Classic rooms 1294 NA 2293 106
Hilton Cartagena (BB) 5 stars -Main Tower 1024 970 1960 214
Las Americas -Casa de Playa (BB) 4 stars -Std room 970 925 1690 106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All rates per person. Airfare not included.

Sample airfares: From Miami US$450-650, New York $550-750, Los Angeles $650-850, Washington $600-800

RATES DO NOT APPLY FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, CARNIVAL & HOLY WEEK  and certain Colombian Holidays.

 

Please call us 1-800-327-0080 or email us at: reservations@taratours.com

 

 

INCLUDING:

Six nights hotel accommodations of your choice; Daily Buffet breakfast; Sightseeing tour of the city (shared); Private transfers on arrival & departure; English speaking tour guides; Hotel room taxes and service charges; Assistance of our local representative.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Insurance, Airfare, Colombia & USA airport departure taxes ...(usually included in your international air ticket) . Airport tax from Cartagena $20 and any other service not specifically mentioned here. Airport taxes subject to change at any time.

 

DEPOSIT: $200 per person.

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 50 days before departure.

 

CHILDREN: 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOGOTA  &  CARTAGENA

 

Private tours

Tours to Cartagena 

 

7 Days/ 6 nights 

 

Locally Hosted-Private services

 

DAILY DEPARTURES

 

DAY 01 MIAMI-BOGOTA
Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel selected.

DAY 02 BOGOTA 
We will start by visiting the Colonial District located downtown where we find Bolivar Square, the Presidential Palace, House of Congress, Supreme Court of Justice. On to the Gold Museum, which house the world’s greatest and most famous collection of gold. We will also visit Bolivar villa, where Libertador lived occasionally. (Museums closed on Mondays). (BB)

DAY 03 BOGOTA-CARTAGENA
Transfer to the airport for flight to Cartagena. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel selected. (BB)

DAY 04 CARTAGENA
Morning tour of this incredible colonial city. We start with the modern residential district of Bocagrande, continue to the highest hill in the city for a visit to the Monastery of La Popa and the panoramic view of Cartagena and its harbor. We will visit then "San Felipe de Barajas", an immense fortress built to defend the city against inland attacks. We continue to the "Gate of the Clock", main entrance to the old walled and beautiful city, where the Inquisition Palace and San Pedro Claver are located. (BB)

DAY 05-06 CARTAGENA
Days at leisure to explore the city on your own or take an optional tour to visit the Islands nearby or enjoy the beaches of Cartagena. (BB)

DAY 07 CARTAGENA - MIAMI
Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami.

(See add-ons from Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC, below) (BB)

 

INCLUDING:  

Two nights hotel accommodation in Bogota and Four nights in Cartagena; room taxes and service charges; Daily Buffet Breakfasts; Private round trip transfers to/from airport and private sightseeing tour of Bogota and Cartagena. English speaking tour guides. Assistance of our local representatives.

 

NOT INCLUDED:  

Airfare, Insurance, tips, airport departure taxes -from USA & Colombia, any other service not specifically mentioned in the included section.

 

LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON VALID UNTIL DEC.01, 2017

 

3stars = Bogota Belvedere & Cartagena Atlantic            DBL US$1294

4stars = Bogota Windsor & Cartagena Capilla del Mar      DBL US$1393

5stars = Sofitel Bogota & Sofitel Cartagena                   DBL US$2194

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE: from Miami US$550-750; New York $650-850, Los Angeles $750-950 plus taxes
RATES DO NOT APPLY FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS & HOLY WEEK -PLEASE CALL

DEPOSIT:
$150 per person.
FINAL PAYMENT: 50 days before departure

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara's Best of Colombia



 

Visiting Bogota, Cali, Medellin & Cartagena


 

12 days/11 nights

Departs every Sunday - Locally Hosted

DAY 01 SUN. USA - BOGOTA
Depart Miami, New York, Los Angeles or Washington DC for Bogota, Colombia. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel El Retiro (4 stars located in the Zona Rosa) (Other hotels available upon request)

DAY 02 MON. BOGOTA
Morning sightseeing tour of the Capital of Colombia. We will start by visiting the Colonial District located downtown where we find Bolivar Square, the Presidential Palace, House of Congress, Supreme Court of Justice. Then, onto the Gold Museum, which houses the world's greatest and most famous collection of gold. We will also visit Bolivar Villa, where Libertador lived occasionally. Afternoon at leisure -we highly recommend to visit the Botero museum. (B)

DAY 03 TUE. BOGOTA-ZIPAQUIRA’S UNDERGROUND SALT CATHEDRAL
Leaving the city through the northern residential district, we take the Pan American Highway, passing some typical villages to reach Zipaquirá where the Salt Cathedral is located. These salt deposits were formed 2 million years ago. The Cathedral is underground, built in a tunnel of salt mines, 200 meters inside a salt mountain. Curving and twisting tunnels descend into the Roman Catholic temple, passing 14 small chapels representing the stations of the cross, which illustrate the events of Jesus' last journey. Each station has several kneeing platforms carved into the salt structure. It is spectacular. (4 hours duration). (B)

 

DAY 04 WED. BOGOTA

Day at leisure to explore the city on your own or take an optional excursion to visit some of the coffee plantations or sorrounding colonial cities like Tunja and Villa Leyva. (B)

DAY 05 THU. BOGOTA - CALI
Transfer to the airport for flight to Cali. Arrival and transfer to hotel Dann Carlton (5 star property)  (B)

DAY 06 FRI. CALI
Morning sightseeing tour of Cali. With a population of 2.5 million, Cali is the third largest city in the country. The principal urban, cultural, and economic site in southwestern Colombia, Cali has one of the fastest growing economies in the country due to its geographic location. The city was founded on 25 July 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar. Your sightseeing tour will cover the most important sites in the old and modern Cali, visiting  the residential areas of San Fernando and Santa Monica, the railroad stations with its beautiful mural paintings. Caicedo Square and Cathedral, up to Belarcazar Hill for view of the city. (B)

DAY 07 SAT. CALI-MEDELLIN
Transfer to the airport for flight to Medellin. Arrive in Medellin known as “City of Eternal Spring” and second largest city in Colombia and a city with great gastronomic, commercial and tourist offer....Medellin rises in the center of a valley and covers part of the mountains that surround it. Medellin today is a leader in finance, banking, services, art, culture, communication, fashion, health care, plastic surgeries and entertainment industries, the city is a true development axis. Transfer to hotel Medellin Royal (5 stars)

 

DAY 08 SUN. MEDELLIN

Medellin is in the Aburrá Valley, one of the most northerly of the Andes Mountains in South America. As of 2012, it has a population of 2.7 million. With its surrounding area, the metropolitan area of Medellín , which includes nine other cities, it is the second largest urban agglomeration in Colombia in terms of population and economy, with more than 3.5 million people.  Medellín was founded in 1616 by the Spaniard Francisco Herrera Campuzano as Poblado de San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence Town) in present-day El Poblado. This morning you will be visiting the most interesting places of Medellin, such as the "Pies Descalzos" Park, the square where you will find about 10 sculptures  of Master Fernando Botero, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cerro Nutibara on top of which is a replica of a "paisa town,  Avenida La Playa, Antioquia Museum , which houses the largest collection of works donated to the city of Medellin by Master Fernando Botero, Wishes Park, Botanical Garden, "Explora Park", City Administrative Sector "Alpujarra", Plaza de la Luz, EPM Public Library, Old Train Station, Exhibition Centre, Convention Center "Plaza Mayor", Metropolitan Theater, Residential Zone and Financial Town (Golden Mile).

DAY 09 MON. MEDELLIN-CARTAGENA
Transfer to the airport for flight to the great colonial city of Cartagena. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Capilla del Mar (4 star hotel facing the ocean). (B)

DAY 10 TUE. CARTAGENA
Morning tour of this beautiful colonial city. We start with the modern residential district of Bocagrande, continue to the highest hill in the city for a visit to the Monastery of La Popa and the panoramic view of Cartagena and its harbor. We will visit then "San Felipe de Barajas", an immense fortress built to defend the city against inland attacks. We continue to the "Gate of the Clock", main entrance to the old walled and beautiful city, where the Inquisition Palace and San Pedro Claver are located. (B)

DAY 11 WED. CARTAGENA - ROSARIO ISLANDS
Today you will enjoy the beauty of Rosarios Islands and its beaches, an excursion to an spectacular coral reef and marine life. Depart in the morning for  a 45-minute trip by speedboat. A tour guide will provide very valuable historical information about the bay, the outlying villages and the main entrance to Cartagena by sea. Upon arrival at the selected island (Isla del Pirata or Isla del Sol), you may appreciate the imposing beauty of the place and its ecological environment. A series of optional activities are offered, such as snorkeling, a panoramic tour of some of the 27 islands, transfer to the aquarium to enjoy dolphin and shark shows and different marine species (additional cost). Later on the island you will have an exquisite typical lunch and a few hours to enjoy its beaches. Mid-afternoon return to Cartagena by boat. (B,L)

DAY 12 THU. CARTAGENA - USA
Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami, Los Angeles, New York or Washington DC. (B)Land Tour Rates per person (Airfare not included)

 

LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON Valid until Dec.19, 2017

 

Double US$2,950; Triple $2,860; Single $5,830; Children* $1,960

 

Other hotels available upon request.

International airfare not included.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE:  

From Miami US$600-700, From New York $700-800, Los Angeles $800-900 (via Bogota), Washington DC $950-1050 (via Bogota). Many other flight options available upon request.

 

*Rate for children is under 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults (parents)

 


INCLUDING:
All hotel accommodations with room taxes and service charges for 11 nights; Transfers on arrival & departure; Transfers by private car; meals as mentioned in itinerary ( B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner); Tours as mentioned in itinerary with English speaking tour guides. Assistance of our local representatives 24/7

NOT INCLUDED:
AIRFARE, Insurance, USA & Colombia airport departure taxes and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 

 


 

 

COLOMBIA'S COFFE REGION

 

 

6 day/5 night

 

Locally hosted

 

DAY 1 BOGOTA
Arrive in Bogota, where you will be met and transfer to hotel Boheme Royal.
 

DAY 2 BOGOTA - City tour & Gold museum
Breakfast at your hotel. During the morning we will have a view of the city, visiting the Bolivar’s Square where the most important building of the city are, such as: the Cathedral, the Palace of Justice, the President house, the National Capitol, we will continue our journey through the Colonial District of La Candelaria and visit to the Gold Museum with its collection of 30.000pre-Colombian ornaments, after this visit we will continue to Bolivar’s Country House where the Liberator Simón Bolivar lived. Finally we will take a cable car to the top of Monserrate those lords over Bogota where we will admire a wonderful view of the city. (Duration of this tour 4 Hours aprox.) Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel Boheme Royal. (B)
 

DAY 3 BOGOTA-PEREIRA-COFFEE ZONE
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for you flight to Pereira. Arrival, reception and transfer to boutique hotel San Jose or Sazagua. (B)
 

DAY 4 COFFEE ZONE -Coffee Farm
Breakfast. During the morning Transfer through the most amazing coffee scenery until we reach Caldas where Hacienda Venecia stands. The coffee produce in these  crops is exporta tion quality. Learn from this guided tour how the coffee is recollected, toasted, and prepared. Identify the quality of the product and the different types in the world. During this tour you will go back home with the experience of the peeling of the seeds, the  toasting and grinning of the coffee, just as the ancient people of this region used to do it. We will continue this visit entering to the live butterfly house where your will admire more than 25 of this specimen, also we will visit the Botanic Garden. Lunch included. Boutique hotel San Jose or Sazagua. (B,L)
 

DAY 5 COFFEE ZONE -Cocora Valley
Breakfast Transfer to the Cocora Valley. On the road we will be able to appreciate the beautiful local landscape. Once it comes near to the Valley we will have a welcome cocktail (canelazo) and assistance for a specialized guide of the Cocora Valley, transfer to the forest where we will be able to know the local biodiversity. Of return, in the crossing of the Rio Quindío, we will take the ecological path of the highest palm of wax of the world and tree national emblem where we will do the ritual of the palm of wax of the Quindío, then it is continued by the so wing of plántulas of palm for the eternity. We will have the opportunity to visit the breeding-places of trout. Free time to enjoy the place. We will continue to Salento, the oldest town of the coffee area where you can admire the colonial architecture. Optional: You will have time for a horse ride knowing this region. Lunch included. Boutique hotel San Jose or Sazagua. (B,L)
 

DAY 6 COFFEE ZONE -PEREIRA-BOGOTA-HOME (or see extensions below)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight and connections. (B)

 

2017 LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON (includes local airfare Bogota-Pereira-Bogota)

 

Double US$1,780; Triple $1,708; Single $2,770; Children $1,222

 

Does not include international airfare.

 

EXTENSION TO CARTAGENA:

3 days/2 nights at the Hotel Capilla del Mar (4stars) with transfers on arrival and departure, city tour, daily buffet breakfast.

Cost per person: DBL US$448; TRP $412; SGL $583; Child $223 plus local airfare OW (Bogota-Cartagena)  about US$120-140

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE:  

From Miami US$500-600, From New York $600-800, Los Angeles $800-900, Washington DC $950-1050

 

Note: Other hotels available upon request.

Rate for children is under 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults (parents)

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME

 


INCLUDING
All hotel accommodations with room taxes and service charges for 5 nights; Transfers on arrival & departure; Transfers by private car; meals as mentioned in itinerary ( B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner); Tours as mentioned in itinerary with English speaking tour guides. Assistance of our local representatives 24/7; Local airfare Bogota-Pereira-Bogota.

NOT INCLUDED:
AIRFARE, Insurance, USA & Colombia airport departure taxes (usually included in your international air ticket) and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 

 

 

 

Baru Island

(Also Isla Palma)

 

 

Enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches of Baru Island

 

 

 

 

8 days-7 nights 

 

INCLUDING:

7 nights at the  new Royal Decameron Baru or Isla Palma (your choice..see below rates); Transfers on arrival & departure from Cartagena; all meals at any of the 5 restaurants (breakfast & lunch are buffet style and a la carte dinners); unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities program; non motorized water sports (wind glider, kayaks, snorkeling and sailboats); beach towels, chairs volley; nightly entertainment; unlimited drinks at the discotheque; taxes & tips included.

NOTE: Depending on flight arrivals and departure an overnight in Cartagena maybe required.

 

Land tour rates -per person Royal Decameron Baru

 

2017 Rates

Double Triple Single Children
Jan.05-Dec.25 US$ 1267 1195 2140 625
Dec.26-Jan.04 1790 1691 2583 862

During Holy Week: Mar.23,24,25,26, 2016 please add 10% to above rates.

 

Land tour rates -per person Isla Palma

2017 Rates

Double Triple Single Children
Jan.04-Dec.25 US$ 1195 1150 2068 583
Dec.26-Jan.03 1599 1385 2399 727

During Holy Week: April 12,13,14,15 please add 10% to above rates.

 

Transfers to/from Isla Palma:

Cartagena – Isla Palma

1st bus departs: 11:00 Arrive Isla Palma a: 14:20

2nd bus departs: 13:00 Arrive Isla Palma a: 16:20

Isla Palma – Cartagena

1st. bus departs: 09:00 Arrive Decameron Cartagena a: 12:20

2nd: bus departs: 13:30 Arrive Decameron Cartagena a: 17:00

 

All rates per person. Airfare not included.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARES VIA AVIANCA or COPA AIRLINES:

From Miami US$450-650, New York $550-750, Los Angeles $650-850, Washington $600-800

 

RATES DO NOT APPLY FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, CARNIVAL & HOLY WEEK (Apr.1-5, 2015) . Please email for further information  at: tara@taratours.com

 

 

Information about Royal Decameron Baru click here

 

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, insurance, USA airport & Colombia departure taxes. Airport departure tax from Cartagena $20 and any other service not specifically mentioned here.      

 

DEPOSIT: $150 per person.

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 50 days before departure.

 

CHILDREN: 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Andres Islands

 

 

 

 

San Andres is a beautiful Caribbean Island discovered in 1629 by English Puritans and Jamaica woodcutter which were conquered by the Spanish at the end of 17 century. The Island today is a mixture of many different races and cultures and has become a perfect vacation getaway.
The official language is Spanish although all of the islanders speak "Caribbean English". 

The archipelago of San Andres and Providence is located 480 miles North-West of the Colombian mainland in the Caribbean Sea. It is made up of the islands of San Andres, Providence and St. Catherine: Bolivar and Albuqueque islets; Cotton, Haynes, Johnny, Serrana, Serranilla, Quitasueno, Rocky, and Crab cays and Alicia and Bajo Nuevo sand banks.

Its architecture ranges from colorful wooden houses in the native districts to modern buildings where the later settlers live.
San Andrés is English, Spanish, reggae and salsa music, crystal waters and the scene of various sports. San Andrés is as well an irresistible shopping center, the peaceful world of lush countryside, trees, flowers and fruits. A colorful contrast of peace and tranquillity and the noisy chatter of busy thoroughfares.

 

8 days / 7 nights

 

ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS-

 

DAILY DEPARTURES

 

2018  Rates per person*

 

San Luis or Maryland

Double

Triple

Single

Children

Jan.04-Dec.25

US$880

862

1394

592

Aquarium or Delfines

Double

Triple

Single

Children

Jan.04-Dec.25

US925 907 1394 448

Marazul

Double Triple Single Children

Jan.04-Dec.25

US$970 952 1492 493

NEW -Hotel Isleño

Double Triple Single Children
Jan.04-Dec.25 US$1124 1096 2221 No accepted
Dec.26-Jan.03 1663 1591 2392 No accepted

 

* During Holy week -April 12,13,14,15, 2017-Please add US$30 per person per night.

 

* From Dec.26 to Jan.03 For hotels San Luis, Maryland, Aquarium, Delfines, Marazul: please add US$50 per person/per night. Children $20 per night (For Single add $70 per night)

 

Sample airfare via Copa or Avianca Airlines:

From Miami US$500-700; New York $600-800; Washington DC $700-900; Los Angeles $800-990

 

* All rates per person

CHILDREN: 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults. *Surcharge of $25 per person per night during HOLY WEEK.

 

INCLUDING:

Seven nights hotel accommodations (at hotel of your choice), transfers on arrival & departure; all meals (breakfast & lunch are buffet style and a la carte dinners) at any of their restaurants; unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities program; non motorized water sports (wind glider, kayaks, snorkeling and sailboats); beach towels, chairs volley; nightly entertainment; unlimited drinks at the discotheque; 4 bars; satellite TV; hotel taxes & tips included.

 

 

NOT INCLUDED:  

Insurance, airport departure taxes/security/fuel surcharges -from USA $150 to $200, from San Andres $20 and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 

DEPOSIT: $150 per person.

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 50 days before departure.

 

 

 For more information about hotel San Luis, Maryland & Isleno click here

Click here for information about Hotel Aquarium & Marazul

Click here for information about hotel Los Delfines

 

 

 

An Extension to Providence Island

 

"The Best kept secret in South America"

Providence is an small island with green mountains, small rivers and beautiful crystal blue sea with a
lush coral reefs and a rich underwater flora and fauna ideal for diving, snorkeling and watersports....still calm and quiet.... thanks God...no big hotels yet..!

 

 

 Including:

  • Local round trip airfare San Andres to Providence Island.

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations at any of the following bed and breakfast properties: Cabañas Relax, Posada del Mar, Miss Elma, Miss Mary (all small properties with 12-15 rooms)

  • Daily breakfast

  • Local airport taxes

  • Transfers on arrival and departure

 

2017 LAND TOUR COST PER PERSON 4 day/3 nights package:

 

  DBL TRP SGL CHILD
Rates per person US$394 385 493 331
Cost extra night 66 63 92 49

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please add 15% to above rates during New Years and Holy week holidays.

 

COST AIRFARE: from Miami...about US$500-700 (depends on seasons and days of the week).

Call your travel agent or 1-800-327-0080 or email us at; tara@taratours.com

 

NOTE: Depending on the arrival and departure times of your international flights, you may need an extra night in San Andres Island.

 

Click here for more info and pictures about the hotels...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Andres & Providence Island

 

8 days/7 night package

 

Including:

 

- Local round trip airfare San Andres to Providence Island.

- 3 nights hotel accommodations at any of the following bed and breakfast properties in Providencia: Cabañas Relax, Posada del Mar, Miss Elma, Miss Mary (all small properties with 12-15 rooms)

- Daily breakfast in Providencia

- 4 nights in San Andres at the all inclusive beach resort Decameron Aquarium or Delfines- with all meals, drinks and nightly shows.

- Local hotel taxes.

- Transfers on arrival and departure

 

 

NOT INCLUDED:

 

International airfare, Insurance, airport departure taxes -from USA & Colombia; any other service not specifically mentioned here. (Jet ski, banana boat , fishing , scuba diving are all available at additional charge).

 

 

8 days/7 night package:

 

LAND-TOUR COST PER PERSON   Valid until Dec.19, 2017

 

DBL US$1096; TRP $1024; SGL $1492; CHILD $592 

 

Please add 15% to above rates for New Years and Holy week

 

 

Sample airfare from Miami US$500-650; New York $700-800; Los Angeles $800-950

 

From Mar.27-30 please add $35 per person per night (Holy Week 4 nights)

 

All rates subject to change at any time. Make reservations in advance.

 

DEPOSIT: $250 per person.

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

CHILDREN: 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults.

 

 

 

Decameron San Luis - DIVING

 

 

7 days/6 nights

 

Daily Departures -  

Including:


Six nights at Hotel Decameron San Luis, 4 days of diving (DOUBLE DIVE - Departs:8:30 and  Returns:13:30 INCLUDES: Dive master-guide, 2 tanks, ballast, 2 dives, potable water, snack, 25’ launch -  with 75HP motor with capacity for 12 persons, with safety equipment (radio, GPS, cellular phone), professional captain. Does not include: diving equipment)

Transfers on arrival & departure; all meals (breakfast & lunch are buffet style and a la carte dinners) at any of the 3 restaurants; unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities program; non motorized water sports (wind glider, kayaks, snorkeling and sailboats); beach towels, chairs volley; nightly entertainment; unlimited drinks at the discotheque; 4 bars; satellite TV; hotel taxes & tips included.

Not included:  
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE, Insurance, airport departure taxes/security/fuel surcharges -from USA $150 to $200, from San Andres $20 and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

LAND TOUR/DIVING RATE PER PERSON (Valid until Dec.22, 2017)

 

Double US$1780; Triple $1,762; Single 2,797

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED. 

 

Sample airfare from MIami US$500-700, from New York $650-850, Los Angeles $690-890 (via Bogota), Washington $750-850 (via Bogota). Air is subject to availability.

 

 


NOTE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DIVE PROGRAMS:
Bring wet shoes, notebook, diving certificate, beach towel, anti-seasickness medicine.
Every person who wishes to dive have to have a valid diving certificate and notebook at the moment of registration. Please bear in mind that this activity requires optimum physical condition and the instructor reserves the right to refuse any participant who does not fulfill this requirement.
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Marta

Founded in 1525, Santa Marta is the oldest surviving colonial town in Colombia. The city was built at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in order to serve as a convenient base to the trade of the well-known incalculable gold treasures of the Tayronas.

Santa Marta has become a popular tourist center, due not to the city itself but to its surroundings. Nearby, El Rodadero is one of Colombia’s most fashionable beach resorts. Taganga and the Parque Nacional Tayrona can be visited from Santa Marta and it’s also the place to arrange a tour to Ciudad Perdida...The Lost City..

Welcome to Santa Marta..!



DECAMERON GALEON SANTA MARTA

8 days-7 nights
  

Including:

 

Seven nights at Hotel Beach Resort Decameron; Transfers on arrival & departure from  Santa Marta airport; city tour of Santa Marta; all meals at any of the  restaurants (breakfast & lunch are buffet style and a la carte dinners); unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities program; non motorized water sports (wind glider, kayaks, snorkeling and sailboats); beach towels, chairs volley; nightly entertainment; unlimited drinks at the discotheque; hotel taxes & tips included.


LAND TOUR RATE-PER PERSON -Valid until Dec.23, 2017

Double US$997; Triple $961; Single 1591; Children $448

 

Airfare not included.

During Holy Week please add $40 per person per night (Holy Week: Mar.23,24,25,26, 2016)

 

Sample airfare:

From New York $550-750, Los Angeles $690-890, Washington DC $650-850

 

 

 

For information about the Decameron Galeon -click here

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare, Insurance, USA & Colombia airport departure taxes, tips to tour guides and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

NOTE: For transfers from Barranquilla airport please add US$30 each way/per person

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME 

 

DEPOSIT: $150 per person.

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 50 days before departure.

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barranquilla, Cartagena & Santa Marta

 

 

 

 

8 days/7 nights

 

 

Including:

 
• 2 nights in Barranquilla with breakfast and taxes (see hotel selection below)
• City tour of Barranquilla
• 2 nights in Santa Marta with breakfast and taxes (see hotel selection below)
• City tour of Santa Marta
• All transfers on arrival & departure
• 3 nights in Cartagena with breakfast and taxes (see hotel selection below)
• City tour of Cartagena
• Transfer by car/van from Barranquilla to Santa Marta and to Cartagena
• All hotel taxes and service charges.
• Assistance of our local representatives 24/7

 

 

LAND TOUR RATE (airfare not included) Valid until Dec.23, 2017

Using 4 stars hotels: Barranquilla=SonestaS.Marta=Zuana Beach; Cartagena=Capilla del Mar
Double US$1492, Triple $1458, Single $2779, Child $826


Using 3 stars hotels:
Barranquilla=Puerta del Sol S.Marta=Decameron* all meals; Cartagena=Decameron* all meals    
Double US$
1294, Triple $1222, Single $2491, Child $745

*Note: Decameron Santa Marta & Decameron Cartagena includes all meals, shows, drinks & taxes

 

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

During Holy week and New Years -please add 15% to above rates.

CHILDREN: 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARES:

From Miami US$500-600, From New York $600-800, Los Angeles $700-900 (via Bogota), Washington DC $850-950 (via Bogota)

Flights also available via Copa Airlines & American Airlines

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Insurance, USA & Colombia airport departure taxes/fuel surcharges, security...about US$150-200 and going up every day...and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Hiking to the Lost City"

 

 

Discovering the Tayrona Civilization

 

 

Decameron Amacayacu Amazons, ColombiaDAY 01 SUN ARRIVE SANTA MARTA
Upon arrival in Santa Marta  you will be met and transferred to DECAMERON GALEON HOTEL for overnight (D).

DAY 02 MON TREKKING TO THE LOST CITY (CIUDAD PERDIDA)
It is difficult not to succumb to the enchantment produced by the temptation to go and become acquainted with the enigmatic Ciudad Perdida of the Tayrona civilization, a millennial culture whose importance marked the history of the country. This incredible site is located amid thick, dense and almost impenetrable vegetation surrounding the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Few are the fortunate who can tell about the fulfilled dream of reaching the mountain and finding consolidated on the heights that stone city which only three decades ago nobody knew existed, and today is one of the most imposing works of pre-Hispanic architecture of cultures which inhabited Colombia.
 

The Sierra Nevada is the highest coastal mountain range in the world: starting at sea level, 16,400 Km2 rise in four groups of peaks and a wall of 5,295 m in height. The highest points are 5,700 m above sea level. Above 3,000 m there is perpetual snow and lakes of glacial origin. Such is the verticality of the mountain that from these summits, as though from a privileged balcony, the sea abates at scarcely 30 km distance. When one is there, time is short to tour and understand the significance of this work and the magnitude of the labor its construction implied for the Indians. In all there are 160 terraces of different dimensions, almost 200 blocks of surface, accompanied by 22 dwelling rings and a series of retaining walls half a meter in width, and a system of drains and cornices which have permitted Ciudad Perdida to sustain itself in the presence of attacks by erosion.
 

The trek includes: ground transport Santa Marta - Machete Pelao - Santa Marta, all meals based on canned goods and non perishable products (including refreshments and snacks), lodging (multiple accommodations, hammocks with mosquito netting), Park entry fees and permits for the Sierra Nevada National Park and the Ciudad Perdida Archaeological Park, local expert guides, mules, porters, assistants, cooks.
 

Recommendations: backpack, hiking boots, lightweight sleeping bag, bathing suits and towels, insect repellent, sandals for river crossing, sun block lotion, canteen / water bottle, basic first aid kit, flashlight and batteries, large plastic bags, lightweight clothing for warm climate (shorts, tee shirt), long pants and long-sleeved shirt for nighttime.
 


NOTE FOR THIS EXPEDITION: Each passenger will carry his/her own backpack with their personal effects, for that reason we recommend lightweight luggage. This excursion requires optimum physical condition and health. The excursion guide reserves the right to reject any participant who does not fulfill this requirement without right to reimbursement.

DAY 03 TUE. TREKKING TO THE LOST CITY
Trekking to the Lost City. Camp (B, L, D).

DAY 04 WED. TREKKING TO THE LOST CITY
Trekking to the Lost City. Camp (B, L, D).

DAY 05 THU. TREKKING TO THE LOST CITY
Trekking to the Lost City. Overnight in the Lost City (B, L, D).

DAY 06 FRI. TREKKING DOWN FROM THE LOST CITY TO SANTA MARTA
Trekking down from the Lost City to Santa Marta. Camp (B, L, D).

DAY 07 SAT. TREKKING/SANTA MARTA
Today the trekking to the Lost City finishes. Arrival in Santa Marta and transfer to DECAMERON GALEON HOTEL with all meals(B,L,D)

 

DAY 08 SUN. SANTA MARTA-AIRPORT

Transfer to the airport. (B)
 

2017 LAND COST PER PERSON  US$862

 

Including:

2 nights at the Decameron Galeon (one at the beginning and one at the end), 5 nights trekking

(3 days ascent, 1 day’s stay in Ciudad Perdida, 2 days descent), ground transportation from Santa Marta to the National Park, all meals based on canned goods and non perishable products (including refreshments and snacks), lodging (multiple accommodations, hammocks with mosquito netting), Park entry fees and permits for the Sierra Nevada National Park and the Ciudad Perdida Archaeological Park, local expert guides, mules, porters, assistants, cooks.

 

Not included:

Airfares, Insurance, emergency medical equipment or evacuation and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more programs to Colombia, questions or

information Have your Travel Agent call Tara Tours at 

1-800-327-0080 or e-mail us:
tara@taratours.com