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Special Cartagena..6 nights Las Americas Casa de Playa, all transfers, city tour & more US$727 pp/dbl

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 !

 

 

 

Brand new Royal Decameron Baru...enjoy the most beautiful beach of Colombia "Baru Island"....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$599 per person..5 start hotel Almirante Cartagena !!!

 

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

 

Providence Island ..."The best kept secret in South America"

 

Santa Marta 7 days to Discover the Caribbean cost of Colombia from US$610 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 new ! Fantastic diving around the Island of San Andres....

 

Barranquilla, Cartagena & Santa Marta...10 days to discover the new Colombia and Caribbean cities of Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta...

 

Cartagena & Santa Marta.... 7 nights at the all inclusives Decameron Cartagena and Decameron Santa Marta

 

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

 

Leticia  Hotels, tours and jungle expeditions ...!!

 

Hiking to the Lost City  new !....6 days Hinking to Discover the Lost City of the Tayrona Civilization...

 

Extension to the Coffee Zone....4 days/3 nights program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 


 

 

 

Cartagena is on Sale..!!

7 day/6 nights Land tour program

 

LAND Tour Rates per person 2014

Double

Triple

Single

Children

Capilla del Mar (BB) 4 stars Sup. room w/balcony Jan.07-Dec.27, 2014 (exc. Apr 17-19) US$763 673 1447 196
Monterrey (AB) 3 stars Historical Center (std room) 691 NA 1195 246
Decameron -all inclusive- Apri.20-Dec.25, 2014 691 682 970 367

Las Americas Torres del Mar (BB) 5 stars -Jan.08-Dec.24 (sup.room) Special

853 772 1654 190

Las Americas Casa de Playa (BB) 5 stars Apr.20-Dec.24 (Sup.room)   Special

 727 682 1399 190
Sofitel Santa Clara  (BB) 5 stars -Classic room Jan.6-Dec.27, 2014 1528 1195 2950 124

Hilton Cartagena (BB) 5 stars (main tower)

970 880 1770 295
Charleston Santa Teresa (BB) 5 stars 1999 NA 3760 421
Sofitel Santa Clara  (BB) 5 stars -Classic room Jan.6-Dec.27, 2014 1528 1195 2950 124
Sofitel Santa Clara  (BB) 5 stars -Classic room Dec.27, 2014-Jan.4, 2015 2266 1999 4534 124

 

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 (Apr.17-21, 2014). Please call us.

BB=Buffet Breakfast; AB=American Breakfast

 

CLICK below for:

Information about HOTEL SOFITEL SANTA CLARA AND SAN PEDRO DE MAJAGUA; HILTON CARTAGENA; DECAMERON CARTAGENA; HOTEL REGATTA CARTAGENA SUITES; Hotel Capilla del Mar

 

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: $150 per person.

FINAL PAYMENT: 50 days before departure.

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

 

FOR OPTIONAL TOURS IN CARTAGENA CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

For Travel Insurance please click here Insurance

 

 

LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON

 

Rates valid until Dec.20, 2014

Double  Triple Single
Bogota: Belvedere & Regata Cartagena (3 stars) BB US$970 925 1691
Bogota: Windsor House & Capilla del Mar (4 stars) BB 1042 970 1870

Bogota: La Opera & Sofitel in Cartagena (4/5 stars) BB

1691 NA 3150
Hilton in Bogota and Sofitel in Cartagena (5 stars) BB 1870 NA 3295

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED:

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


 

14 days/13 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 12-13 THU. FRI. 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 14 SAT. 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)

 

2014

Double Triple Single Children

Jan.06 to Dec.24 (4 & 5 star hotels as per itinerary)

US$2,860

US$2,680

US$4,930

US$1,960

Other hotels available upon request. International airfare not included.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE:  

From Miami US$600-700, From New York $700-800, Los Angeles $800-900 (via Bogota), Washington DC $950-1050 (via Bogota)

Flights also available via Copa Airlines & American Airlines

 

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 13 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/fuel surcharges, security of US$150-200 and any other service not specifically mentioned here.

 

 


 

 

 

ROYAL DECAMERON BARU & CARTAGENA

Also Isla Palma

 

Enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches of Baru Island

& Colonial Cartagena

 

 

 

7 days-6 nights 

 

INCLUDING:

6 nights at the brand new Royal Decameron Baru or Isla Palma (your choice); 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 Baru

2014 Rates

Double Triple Single Children
Jan.06-Apr.19, US$934 916 1870 556
Apr 20-Dec.24, 790 781 1125 448

 

Land tour rates -per person Isla Palma

2014Rates

Double Triple Single Children
Apr.20-Dec.24, 2014 US$772 772 1096 430

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.04-08). Please email for further information  at: tara@taratours.com

 

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO CARTAGENA:

3 days / 2 nights in Cartagena at the Decameron (all meals) with transfers and city tour.

Cost per person DBL US$335; TRP $330; SGL $505; CHD $214

 

Information about Royal Decameron Baru click here

Information about Decameron Cartagena click here

For more information about Decameron Isla Palma 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.

 

 

7 days / 6 nights

 

ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS-

 

DAILY DEPARTURES

 

2014-Rates per person*

San Luis or Maryland

Double

Triple

Single

Children

Jan.06-Dec.24

US$691

673

1133

403

Aquarium or Delfines

Double

Triple

Single

Children

Jan.06-Dec.24

US$763 754 1173 439

Marazul

Double Triple Single Children

Jan.06-Dec.24

US$825 790 1241 457

 

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:

Six 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, Mary Land & 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"

 

 

 Including:

- Local round trip airfare San Andres to Providence Island.

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

- Daily breakfast

- Local airport taxes

- Transfers on arrival and departure

 

2014

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

DBL $484; TRP $439; SGL $556; CHILD $376

(Extra nights DBL $75; TRP $72; SGL $99; CHL $59)

 

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 for a week US$898

 

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: Cabanas Relax, Posada del Mar, Miss Elma or Miss Mary(all small properties with 12-15 rooms) 

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

- Daily breakfast in Providencia

- 4 nights in San Andres at the all inclusive beach resort Decameron Aquarium- 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).

 

2014

 

LAND-TOUR COST PER PERSON 8 days/7 night package:

 

DBL US$970; TRP $925; SGL $1294; CHILD $592 

 

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.

At the present time there is no direct flight from USA to San Andres.

Flights with COPA or AVIANCA Airlines are  via Panama or Bogota.

 

DEPOSIT: $200 per person.

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

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

 

 

 

Decameron San Luis - DIVING

 

Daily Departures

2014-Rates per person

Double

Triple

Single

Jan.11-Dec.08, 2012 US$1393 1312 1996

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED. 

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

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.

 

All rates per person

CHILDREN: 3 to 11 years old sharing room with 2 adults. *Surcharge of $20 per person per night during HOLY WEEK.

 

INCLUDING:

6 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.

 

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.

 

At the present time there is no direct flight from USA to San Andres.

Flights with COPA or AVIANCA Airlines are  via Panama, Bogota or Cartagena.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Marta

 

Welcome to 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..

 

DECAMERON GALEON SANTA MARTASANTA MARTA

 

7 days-6 nights  

LAND TOUR RATE ONLY

2014 Rates per person

Double or Triple

Single

Children

Mar.15-Dec.24 US$610 US$925 US$340

Airfare not included.

From April 18-21 please add $35 per person per night (Holy Week 4 nights)

Sample airfare:

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

 

 

INCLUDING:

Six 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.

 

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.

 

      

 

 

 

 

CARTAGENA & SANTA MARTA

 

8 days-7 nights

 

2014 Rates per person

Double

Single

Children

Jan.06 to Dec.24

US$970

 1294

448

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

From April 18-21 please add $35 per person per night (Holy Week 4 nights)

Sample airfare:

From New York $650-750, Los Angeles $790-890 (via Bogota), Washington $650-850 (via Bogota); Miami US$450-650

 

 

INCLUDING:

3 nights at Decameron Galeon ; 4 nights at Hotel Beach Resort Decameron Cartagena ; Transfers on arrival & departure; Transfer by car/van from Cartagena to Santa Marta or vice-versa; City tour of Cartagena and city tour Santa Marta; all meals at any of the restaurants in both locations (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.

Information about Decameron Cartagena click here

For information about the Decameron Galeon -click here

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

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME:

 

 

 

 

 

Barranquilla, Cartagena & Santa Marta

 

 

 

 

10 days/9 nights

 

LAND TOUR RATE (airfare not included)

 

2014-Rates per person

Double Single Children
Jan.06 to Dec.24* US$1492 2266 826

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

From Apr.18-21 please add $35 per person per night (Holy Week 4 nights)

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

 

 

INCLUDING:

 

Round trip airfare from Miami to Barranquilla via Avianca Airlines ; 2 nights in Barranquilla at hotel Dann Carlton, City tour of Barranquilla, 4 nights at Hotel Beach Resort Decameron Cartagena (all meals) or Capilla del Mar (Breakfast only); 3 nights at Decameron Galeon; Transfers on arrival & departure; Transfer by car/van from Barranquilla-Santa Marta-Cartagena-Barranquilla; City tour of Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta.

Decameron Cartagena & Santa Marta offer all meals at any of their 4 restaurants in both locations (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.

 

Information about Decameron Cartagena click here

For information about the Decameron Galeon -click here

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LETICIA

 

DECALODGE TICUNA   

 

 

 

4 Days/3 nights

Rates per person - Land tour cost

Breakfast-Dinner Included daily

2014 Double Triple Single Children
Ticuna Lodge US$421 412 592 196
Extra night 108 108 160 63

Rates valid from Jan.11 to Dec.23. Airfare not included.

RATES DO NOT APPLY FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, CARNIVAL & HOLY WEEK.

PLEASE CALL US at 1-800-327-0080 or email us at: tara@taratours.com

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

 

Location 
Only five minutes from International Airport Vasquez Cobo, just in the strategic Leticia's Port where begins the cultural triangle formed by Brazil, Peru and Colombia.

All Inclusive Features  
Breakfast 
Dinner. 

Daily Activities
City tour and optional excursions to visit the Amazon rain forest.

Facilties 
Decalodge Ticuna offers you 28 rooms with 2 doubles beds or 1 king size bed. 
Restaurant, Bar, Swimming pool for children & adults, Towels and chairs for the pool, Lobby bar

The Rooms 
The rooms are provided with the following facilities 
2 double beds or 1 king size bed
Bathroom with shower and hot water
Air-conditioning and mini fridge
Satellite Television
Telephone

Other Services at additional cost:
Room service, Money exchange service, Nursery, Massage, Laundry,Safety deposit boxes in rooms, Transportation to the island Los Micos, Eco-adventure excursions and tours to the rain forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"HIKING TO THE LOST CITY"

 

Decameron Amacayacu Amazons, Colombia

 

Discovering the Tayrona Civilization

 

DEPARTS EVERY SUNDAY

 

DAY 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)
 

2014 LAND COST PER PERSON DOUBLE US$ 898

 

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.

 

 

EXTENSION TO THE COFFEE ZONE

 

4 days/3 nights

 

DAY 01  ARRIVE PEREIRA

Arrive in Pereira where you will be met and transfer to Panaca a coffee farm and hotel with all meals included.

About Panaca,

the union of all the climates and types of landscape can be found in the Colombian coffee-growing axis, and Decameron Panca offers you the chance to get acquainted with it. This way you can visit the warm lands where the coffee trees are grown, which give as fruit one of the world's best coffees, and afterwards visit the perpetual snows of the Nevado del Ruiz, and then alter that get to know the picturesque village of Salento characterized by its handicrafts. You can do extreme sports, visit the exceptional National Stockbreeding Park where you can interact with the domestic animals and discover the wonders of the countryside united to its traditions, all this with the purpose of providing a fascinating and unforgettable experience. Overnight Decameron Panaca (B,L,D)

 

DAY 02 PANACA Full day visit Coffee National Park

Enjoy all the adventure and charm of the coffee culture, combined with the fun and adrenaline of 19 mechanical and cultural attractions. This Theme Park, located 10 minutes from the municipality of Montenegro, exhibits not only some of the world’s different varieties of coffee, but also its growing process to the final product sale; also a museum about the history of the coffee bean.

You may visit the Lookout Tower, which is considered a symbol of the Park and the province, and hike the Coffee Path which in its three and a half kilometers encircles the coffee processes, replicas of tombs of the pre- Colombian Quimbaya culture, the bridge of the muleteer, the hanging bride, and the magic and fantasy of the Path of Myths and Legends. Overnight Decameron Panaca. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 03 PANACA

At leisure (Optionals tours available…Butterfly farm, Canopy, Termal baths, Rafting, Horizontes Nature Reserve and more) Overnight Decameron Panaca –all meals included. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 04 PANACA- PEREIRA  

Transfer to the airport in Pereira for flight to Bogota or any other destination in Colombia. (B)

 

2014 LAND TOUR COST PER PERSON

SHARE DOUBLE US$493,  TRP 475; SGL $790  CHILD $295

Rates not valid during Christmas, New Years and Holy Week

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

 

 

 

 

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information Have your Travel Agent call Tara Tours at 

1-800-327-0080 or e-mail us

tara@taratours.com

 

 

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