Colombia Luxury Tours
Exclusive insider journey to Colombia’s highlights
TAILOR-MADE TOURS COLOMBIA
Begin your tailor-made luxury tour of Colombia with your international arrival into the capital of Bogota, where grand colonial architecture meets the contemporary urban lifestyle. Explore the highlights of the city with your local guide, including the Gold and Botero Museums, Paloquemao Market, and the colorful Candelaria neighborhood. Your Colombia private tour continues after a short flight into the heart of the Coffee Region. This is the perfect setting for a variety of outdoor adventures. Enjoy an exhilarating Jeep Willy ride, hiking among the world’s tallest palm trees in the Cocora Valley, or horseback riding in the lush landscape filled with coffee plantations and fruit trees. End your adventure in the seaside city of Cartagena, visiting the vibrant colonial center with its storied past. Partake in a private rum tasting or salsa class in an exquisite colonial mansion, or explore the Rosario Islands in a chartered motorboat, so that you can swim, snorkel, and relish a delicious picnic lunch amidst the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.
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 islands
- Exclusive rum tasting with expert sommelier in a private 16th-century home in Cartagena
- Private cooking class with esteemed local chef in Cartagena
- Coffee plantations
- Valle de Cocora
- Rosario Islands
- Horseback riding
- Mountain biking
PRIVATE TOUR COLOMBIA
Note: This private Colombia tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.
Note: This private Colombia tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.
Bogota (2 nights)
Your luxury tour of Colombia begins with an international evening flight arrival into Bogota. Here, you’ll be greeted by your personal host and will take a 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 with a visit to Bogota’s famous Paloquemao market which dates back to 1946 and engages all 5 senses with flowers, fruits, vegetables and aromatic herbs. Later, visit the Botero Museum in La Candelaria neighborhood with your expert guide. This first-class museum showcases Fernando Botero’s famous voluptuous, over-the-top, Renaissance-inspired portraits. Later, stop by Bogota’s Gold Museum, home to the world’s biggest selection of pre-Hispanic gold artifacts. End your tour of Bogota with an exquisite dinner at one of the superb restaurants in Zona G or Zona Rosa, two of the city’s most famous gastronomical neighborhoods. Additionally, you will have the option to explore the city’s graffiti art scene by bike.
Coffee Region (2 nights)
Continue your luxury Colombia tour in the Coffee Region. After a direct morning flight to Armenia, you will be taken by private transfer to enjoy 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 groups seeking more privacy, we recommend an exclusive 4-bedroom estate set in the 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. We will organize a special dinner in one of the estate’s many outdoor dining areas every evening. 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, 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 of which are 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. There are also options for a shorter, less strenuous hike. 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 pool or gardens.
Cartagena (3 nights)
Upon 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 any luxury tour to Colombia.
The next day, enjoy a full day of private yachting to the Rosario Islands. Blue Parallel has selected the most beautiful secluded islands known only to local fishermen, ensuring your island experience is both 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.
|Bogota||Cartagena||1 hr 30 min|
MAKE THIS ITINERARY YOURS
Contact us to tell us more about your preferences and your ideal trip to Colombia.
We will create a tailor-made itinerary for your review.
|Recommended stay||7-9 days|
(8 days, private party of 2)
|Starting at $13,500 per passenger|
(8 days, private party of 4)
|Starting at $10,000 per passenger|
(8 days, private party of 6)
|Starting at $8,500 per passenger|
Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary and the number of passengers in your party.
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, 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
Colombia Luxury Travel
Learn about the colorful history of Medellin, the infamous home of Pablo Escobar that today is one of Colombia’s most progressive and dynamic cities.
Discover Tayrona National Park, a jungle-covered coast home to an incredible array of indigenous flora and fauna.
Enjoy some relaxation time in the Rosario Islands while staying at the beautiful Las Islas Lodge.
Ecuador Luxury Tours
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.
Explore the glittering gilded churches of Ecuador’s historic capital city, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best preserved colonial centers in Latin America.
Spend 2 nights in a traditional hacienda in the Andean Highlands to experience Ecuador‘s highland culture and its breathtaking natural beauty.
Visit the Amazon Basin, home to the world’s largest remaining rainforest and unparalleled biodiversity.
Spend 3 or 4 nights in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest about 3.5 hours outside of Quito where you can enjoy waterfall hikes, aerobiking, and other canopy adventures.
Peru Luxury Tours
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 rainforest 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.
Witness the mysterious Nazca lines during a private flyover before marveling at the striking desert landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Paracas.
Spend time in sophisticated Lima, then visit the ruins of Pachacamac – an archaeological site southeast of the capital dating back to c. 800-1450 CE.