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First stop... Colombia!

6th April 2014 Print
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

New flight routes are often an indication of an up-and-coming destination, and the announcement by Avianca of a new, four days a week, direct flight from the UK to Bogota from 4 July, reinforces Chameleon Worldwide’s claim that Colombia is the place to be seen in 2014.

The new flights also open up the prospect of exciting two or even three centre holidays combining Colombia with Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador.

Chameleon Worldwide is the UK’s leading operator to Colombia with nine itineraries to choose from although all trips can be tailor-made depending on requirements.

The most popular itinerary is the two week Highlights of Colombia which combines a great mix of the country’s famous cities including the capital Bogota – which is home to the world famous Gold Museum – and colonial Cartagena with its amazing Spanish architecture, with a stay on a coffee estate and a visit to Tayrona N.P.

The holiday will include:

A walking tour of Bogota with a ride on the Monserrate cable car for great views over the city, plus a visit to the famous Gold Museum, first founded in 1939, to protect the archaeological patrimony of Colombia

A chance to see the Chicaque Cloud Forest, the underground Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lagoon - home of the El Dorado legend

Three nights in ‘coffee country’ to learn about the world’s favourite beverage with a visit to Valle de Cocora to see the giant palm trees, and a gentle float down a river on a bamboo raft

A stay in the walled city of colonial Cartagena to admire its amazing architecture, with a guided city tour and time to chill in the relaxing Caribbean atmosphere

Enjoy a boat trip to the Rosario Islands to snorkel, swim or relax

A stay in Santa Marta, with a chance to visit Tayrona National Park, to explore the wild beaches and jungle, and to swim in the warm sea

The holiday costs from £2220 pp (two sharing) which includes flights, all transportation, 12 nights’ B&B, some meals, activities as per itinerary and guides.

For further information or to make a booking, visit

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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral