Colombian Journeys DMC
Colombian Journeys started in 1995 and have since become one of the leading DMCs in Colombia. Our knowledge of Colombia, the best suppliers and the best activities are in our view essential to present you with the best proposals possible. We are fully committed to providing excellent service to you and your clients. That's why we have 24/7 assistance, multilingual staff and on site support and service. We would be delighted to share our beautiful country with you and your clients. We are here to assist you.
Short Bio Guillermo Villoria
After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Tourism and a Masters degree in Marketing, I have worked in the tourism industry for more than a decade. Now, as the General Manager at Colombian Journeys, I am fully involved in all aspects of our business and I make sure that our clients receive personal attention every step of the way. At Colombian Journeys we want to share the greatest and latest that Colombia has to offer so that you and your clients have the best experience in Colombia!
Colombian Jouneys DMC
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Testimonial Colombian Journeys
Thanks so much for the wonderful program, guys. It was truly terrific! The guests very much enjoyed their stay.
Colombia reminds some people of Peru, here you can find archealogical treasures as well, but we like to say, even better! Our large country has wonderful beaches along the coast line of almost 1300 miles at the Caribbean ocean, the Amazon jungle, our coffee plantations, Maya temples, beautiful cities, great food and warm hospitality? We have true gems of cities, like Bogota, our stunning capital, the beautiful old walled city of Cartagena located on the Caribbean and the first Spanish settlement, Santa Marta, where the search for gold started.
You can whale watch, swim with dolphins, climb mountains, trek through the Amazon jungle, and jet ski in the Pacific or Caribbean ocean.
The weather is wonderful and , life is good in Colombia. We hope to share our paradise with you and your clients and I am sure you will place on your list of top ten countries when you have visited us.
Program idea Colombia
Day 1 - Bogota
Arrival at Bogota's airport, transfer to hotel and check in. Dinner at the hotel Restaurant and overnight stay.
MEALS: - / - / D
Day 2 - Bogota - Full day Tobia
The mountains, rivers and streams make Tobia an ideal place for rafting and other extreme sports. In this destination you will live an adventure experience. In this picturesque town you will participate in extreme sports like rafting & rappelling (Rappelling). Additionally you will find the ideal place to rest and relax. Lunch during the day.
Dinner at Andres D.C Restaurant Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / D
Day 3 Bogota – Full Day Chicaque Natural Park
Chicaque is a misty forest of 244 acres with over 10 miles of nature trails that traverse crystalline streams, pure water births, oak and native vegetation in danger of extinction. Located at 45 minutes from Bogotá and Access to Reserve: The reserve is located southwest of the savannah of Bogota in Cundinamarca department, municipality of San Antonio del Tequendama, Township of Santandercito. It has an area of about 244 hectares. From Bogotá is reached by road 21 kilometers Mosquera or Soacha on the road to 11 kilometers. Dinner at Santa Clara Restaurant Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / D
Day 4 - Half Tour in Bogota & Cartagena
Enjoy a half day visit to the historic centre of Bogota known as La Candelaria. This archaic suburb has great significance in the country´s history due to its cultural heritage and is also a great example of Spanish colonial time architecture. Visit the main square Plaza de Bolivar, where a statue of the great emancipator Simon Bolivar is located. The plaza, originally called the Plaza Mayor, was used for civil and military purposes such as a marketplace, a bullring and it was also the place where many executions were held. The Cathedral, on the eastern side of the plaza, is constructed on the same spot where the first church was built in Bogotá in 1539 and houses an important collection of religious artifacts such as textiles and artworks, collection that has been built over four centuries. The Capilla del Sagrario is located just beside the Cathedral and is a gem of religious architecture, it houses valuable pieces of colonial religious art by Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos. The Capitol, built between 1847 and 1926, shows its renaissance and neoclassical influences with its carved stonework and tall columns and, it was the first example of republican civil architecture. The central area of the Capitol, known as the Elliptic Hall, is where congress meets and is the actual chamber for politicians and the Senate. In the internal squares are busts of former presidents such as General Tomás Cipriano Mosquera, president over four terms, and Rafael Núñez, the composer of the Colombian National Anthem. Around the Plaza de Bolivar are buildings such as the Palacio de Justicia, the Mayor of Bogotá's offices called the Edificio Liévano, the oldest school in the county called San Bartolome and the Casa de los Comuneros, named after the leaders that participated towards the end of the XVII Century in some of the first movements towards independence from Spain and the formation of the Republic. The visit continues with the Botero Museum, a colonial house exhibiting some of Fernando Botero´s works of art and in addition pieces from his own personal collection that includes works by Picasso, Renoir, Dalí Matisse, Monet and Giacometti. Next is the Gold Museum which has a permanent exhibition of some 32,000 pieces of gold, 20,000 stones, ceramics and textiles all precious to the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Sinu, Muisca, Tolima, Tumaco and Magdalena cultures. The Gold Museum is considered one of the most important museums of its type internationally and it has been operating since 1939. In 2007 it underwent a complete renovation making it possible for visitors to enjoy an interactive experience. The Museum belongs to the International Network of Museums (ICOM). Lunch at local restaurant.
NOTE: The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays & the Botero Museum is closed on Tuesday. The tour will finalize at the airport. Transfer to the airport and flight to Cartagena. Arrival, transfer and hotel check-in. Dinner at the hotel Restaurant and overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / D
Day 5 - Urban Race
a) General characteristics:
Type of Activity: Similar to the Amazing Race T.V Show. Level: 3/5
Description: Participants are divided into 10 groups, will have to pass the 10 tests in the shortest possible time (the tests are marked on a map*). The team will overcome all the tests first, "WINS".
Duration: 2 hours. Location: The walled city in Cartagena. Staff: 4 leaders + 15 support staff for the operation. * Subject to change.
b) Every group will have the following positions:
- Captain: Head of the group and is the only one allowed interacting directly with race officials. - Navigator: he will guide his group to map. - Chief of security: a charge of physical, emotional and mental safety of all members. - Other members: develop test strategies and create.
After lunch continues with the Dance Class at the Casa de La Cerveza Restaurant, this evening ended with a dinner.
Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / D
Day 6 - All Day Archipielago Del Rosario & Baru Islands
All day excursion by boat to the Archipiélago del Rosario, located approximately one hour from Cartagena. The Rosario and San Bernardo National Park is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 45km to the southeast of the bay of Cartagena and at approximately one hour away by boat. The average year round temperature is 24.7 ºC. This is one of 46 national parks in Colombia and it was created to protect one of the most important coral reefs bordering the Colombian Caribbean coastline. The park covers 120,000 hectares and comprises the underwater shelf and the coral reefs to the west of the island of Barú, the reef that shields the Nuestra Señora del Rosario archipelago as well as the islands of Tesoro, Rosario, Múcura and Maravilla. The 23 coral islands and islets were formed relatively recently some 5000 years ago due to ancient volcanic activity that pushed up the continental shelf therefore creating the ideal situation for the birth of these coral reefs. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, the mangroves surrounding them and tropical forest. Barú Island is to one side of the Rosario National Park at approximately 45 minutes from the bay of Cartagena by boat or 1.5 – 2 hours three hours by land. Within its 7000 hectares are the beautiful towns of Ararca, Santa Ana and white sandy beaches such as Playa Blanca, Playita de Cholón, Playa delos Muertos and Playa Bobo. All of these are blessed with clear turquoise waters and surrounded with multicolored mangroves and dreamlike landscapes where the locals serve up and offer you delicious platters of lobster and shellfish while welcoming you to their home. The native Indians of this area are descendants of the Caribbean people that were the first inhabitants of the Rosario and Barú islands in Pre-Columbian times. Later, during the colonial period the islands were peopled by black slaves, brought from Africa, who dedicated their time to fishing and the gathering of mollusks. Today, these islands are a chosen destination for tourism of an exclusive nature. Free time for snorkeling and relaxation. Lunch during the excursion.
- SAN PEDRO DE MAJAGUA HOTEL
San Pedro de Majagua Hotel is located in Isla Grande, 50 minutes away from Cartagena. It counts with 2 private beaches, a lagoon and night diving can be organized. The hotel has one of the best diving schools of the region. Capacity: 300 people in day tour
Dinnet at Santisimo restaurant, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / D
Day 7 - Mini Olimpics
a) General Characteristics:
Type of Activity: Similar to Survivor TV Show. Level: 5/5
Description: Participants are divided into 10 groups, will have to overcome several physical tests. The team that wins will overcome evidence.
Duration: 2 hours. Location: Americas Hotel beach or Caribe Hotel Beach - Cartagena or similar. Staff: 3 leaders and 8 support staff for the operation.
b) Organization of Activity: All teams have a shirt, a scarf and a cap with different color.
c) Organized and led by Felipe Hurtado **
Consultant and Director of experiential education programs.
He was a member of the creative team for testing and assembly of Survivior Europe 2007 TV Show.
At the evening Gala dinner at Club de Pesca Restaurant which is one of the most exclusives restaurants of the city, rreturn to the hotel and overnight stay.
MEALS: B / L / D
Day 8 - Cartagena
International Flight Breakfast and transfer to airport.
MEALS: B / - / -
**End of our services**
More about Colombian Journeys
At Colombian Journeys we are proud of our excellent product knowledge. Custumer service, security and high quality are the key factors at our company.
Our multilingual staff (you can contact us in Spanish, English, French and Italian) are very professional and highly motivated to deliver the best support to you and your clients. We offer innovative and creative proposals to assure thatyou can experience the essence of Colombia . Therefore we take care of the whole planning and on site operation.We are on call 24/7.
We strive to become Colombia's most important player in organising events, incentives and groups to our beautiful country.
We specialise in MICE, VIP Groups, Special Groups, Luxury Travel, Conferences, Meetings, Special Interest Groups, Cruises, Shore Excursions, Corporate Travel, Hotel Bookings, Gala dinners and Fine Dining in Colombia.
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