Luxury Tours Colombia

Lush valleys, Caribbean waters, colonial ports and a vibrant culture

COLOMBIA

Luxury Tour Colombia

Welcome to Colombia, a patchwork of lush green valleys, crystal clear Caribbean waters, magnificent colonial ports, modern cities and vibrant cultures – all weaved into one spectacular country. Experience the myriad climates, people and landscapes – whether horseback riding through coffee plantations, hiking through cloud and pine forests or snorkeling with a dazzling array of sea life. Every day of your luxury Colombia tour will typically start with the world’s best cup of coffee and end with sizzling salsa rhythms.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • A visit to the Botero Museum with artist’s nephew
  • Exclusive accommodation amongst bamboo forests and rolling hillsides in the Coffee Region
  • Salsa class in a privately-owned 16th-century home in Cartagena
  • Private yachting excursions to deserted islets
  • Exclusive rum tasting with expert sommelier in a private 16th-century home in Cartagena
  • Private cooking class with esteemed local chef in Cartagena

The Discovery

  • Bogotá
  • Coffee plantations
  • Valle de Cocora
  • Cartagena
  • Rosario Islands

The Adventure

  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Yachting
  • Snorkeling

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Itinerary

Luxury Travel Colombia

Please note: this private Colombia tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Bogotá (2 nights)

Begin your luxury tour of Colombia with an international evening flight arrival into Bogotá. Greeting by your personal host and private transfer to your hotel located in Zona G, where world-class dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities abound. Spend the evening at leisure as you settle in.

The following day, begin your morning by visiting Bogota’s famous Paloquemao market, which dates back to 1946 and engages all 5 senses by featuring flowers, fruits, vegetables and aromatic herbs. Later, with your expert guide, visit the Botero Museum in La Candelaria neighborhood. This first-class museum showcases Fernando Botero’s famous voluptuous, over-the-top, Renaissance-inspired portraits. Later, stop by Bogotá’s Gold Museum, home to the world’s biggest selection of pre-Hispanic gold artifacts. Then enjoy dinner at one of the superb restaurants in Zona G or Zona Rosa, the famous gastronomical neighborhoods of Bogotá. Additionally, you will have the option to  explore the city’s graffiti art scene by bike.

Coffee Region (2 nights)

After a direct morning flight to Armenia, you will be taken by private transfer to a traditional estate and farm. From here, depart on a horseback riding excursion with your expert guide. During the ride, you’ll see indigenous crops, ranging from pineapple, sugar cane and other citrus fruits, to colorful heliconia flowers and an extensive bamboo forest. Relax over a leisurely picnic lunch by the river as you take in your lush surroundings.

During your time in the Coffee Region, we recommend a local 8-bedroom hacienda for couples or smaller families where you can connect with nature and have easy access to the area’s highlights. For larger families, we recommend an an exclusive 4-bedroom estate set in picturesque countryside, nestled between bamboo forests and rolling hillsides. The property features a swimming pool filled with fresh water from the nearby stream, as well as a yoga area and landscaped garden. There’s also Blue Parallel staff on hand should you require any assistance. Every evening, Blue Parallel will organize a special dinner in one of the estate’s many outdoor dining areas. Whether it’s a romantic candle-lit dinner for two or a lively family BBQ of traditional delicacies, these promise to be nights to remember.

The next day, depart for the Valle de Cocora located in Los Nevados National Natural Park, home to the national tree and symbol of Colombia, the Quindío wax palm. You’ll also see a variety of other flora and fauna (some endangered).

Upon arrival at the national park, venture out on a spectacular 4-hour trek through the valley where you will see some of the tallest palm trees in the world. As you begin your ascent towards the high Andean cloud and pine forest, you’ll spot numerous bird species such as hummingbirds and woodpeckers along the way. Once you arrive at the highest point, stop for lunch and enjoy the views over the rolling hills dotted with wax palms, then descend to the low valley river. As you cross hanging bridges and shrubs, you’ll witness the vegetation change dramatically from forest to jungle.

Colombia is the king of coffee, therefore no luxury trip to Colombia would be complete without a private coffee tasting. After your trek, your expert guide will take you to Salento to experience a full sensory tasting which will increase your sensitivity to minute differences in Colombian coffee characteristics. In the evening, relax by the estate’s pool or gardens.

Cartagena (3 nights)

On your arrival in the colorful city of Cartagena, you will be taken by private transfer to your hotel, located in the historical center. Accompanied by your expert guide, spend the afternoon on a sightseeing tour. Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enchants visitors with its cobblestoned streets and beautiful colonial architecture. Surrounded by Las Murallas and dotted with churches, monasteries, plazas, palaces and mansions, Cartagena’s charming old town is a highlight of a luxury tour to Colombia.

The next day, enjoy a full day of private yachting to the Rosario Islands. Because Blue Parallel has selected the most beautiful secluded islets known only to local fisherman, your island experience is guaranteed to be authentic and exclusive. Spend the day relaxing on board, on white sand beaches or swimming in the pristine Caribbean water. On the way to the islands, pass through Bocagrande, a fortification built by the Spanish to safeguard this important port.

Salsa is an important part of Colombian culture, therefore a private class with professional dancers is highly recommended. Blue Parallel arranges a private morning class for you and your party in a privately-owned 16th-century home. You’ll get to practice your newfound salsa skills in a Colombian salsa club later in the evening – a perfect end to your luxury Colombia trip.

Alternatively, Blue Parallel can arrange for a private rum & chocolate tastings in the same villa. Afterwards, explore the city outside the colonial walls and visit the ateliers of local artists. In the evenings, enjoy the best of Colombian cuisine, ranging from seafood specialties and Caribbean flavors at Cartagena’s high-end restaurants.

Your luxury tour of Colombia ends with a private transfer to the airport to catch your direct flight back home.

Itinerary map
Destinations   Travel time
Bogotá Armenia
  1hr
Armenia Bogotá
  1hr
Bogotá Cartagena
  1hr 30min
When to go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Recommended Extensions

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Luxury Tour Colombia

  • Enjoy some relaxation time in the Rosario Islands while staying at the beautiful Las Islas Lodge.

  • Discover Tayrona National Park, a jungle-covered coast home to an incredible array of indigenous flora and fauna.
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Luxury Tour Ecuador

  • Spend 5 to 8 memorable days aboard your cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands to see the amazing flora and fauna that inhabit these islands.

  • Spend 2 nights in Quito or the Andean Highlands to experience Ecuador’s highland culture and its breathtaking natural beauty.
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Luxury Tour Peru

  • Discover the ancient Incan civilization on a memorable journey to Machu Picchu. Hike to see Cusco’s colonial treasures or the Sacred Valley ruins.

  • Visit Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, renowned for its intense blue waters, fascinating floating islands and distinct local culture.
  • Visit Colca Canyon & Arequipa to witness the majestic flight of the giant Andean condors and the famed “white city,” in the foothills of Misti Volcano.
  • Explore the Peruvian Amazon aboard your luxury cruise and discover remote estuaries in the Peruvian rain forest and the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, which is twice the size of Yellowstone Park. Alternatively, fly to Puerto Maldonaldo and stay at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, a beautiful lodge in the heart of the rainforest.

Price Reference

Recommended stay   7-9 days
Price reference
(8 days, private party of 2)
  $12,500-$14,500 per passenger
Price reference
(8 days, private party of 4)
  $10,500-$12,500 per passenger

Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your luxury Colombia tour itinerary. Parties of 6 or more will benefit from lower prices per passenger.

What is included in your private Colombia tour:

  • Luxury accommodations at
    • Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina (Bogota)
    • Hacienda Bambusa or a private 4-bedroom estate (Coffee Region)
    • Casa San Agustin or Sofitel Santa Clara (Cartagena)
  • Internal flights
  • Services of a Blue Parallel host and private specialized guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, private guided tours, private excursions, private outdoor activities, entrance fees
  • A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert in our offices, private hosts in each destination, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury Colombia tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All internal transportation
  • Some meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure