Code Starts (UK) Ends (UK) PriceWB 201 03 Feb 12 21 Feb 12 £3,538 WB 202 04 May 12 22 May 12 £3,538 WB 203 03 Aug 12 21 Aug 12 £3,538 WB 204 12 Oct 12 30 Oct 12 £3,678Single supplement £528Business class supplement from £1,2562013 departures 18 Jan, 29 Mar, 16 Aug, 18 Oct.COLOMBIAArmeniaCARIBBEAN SEA.Bogotá..Cartagena.TayronaNational ParkNeiva..San Agustín.MompósAracataca..Santa MartaRight: We visit the archaeological park at San Agustín, dotted with hundreds of ancient statues.Below: We stay in cabins set amongst the forest just outside Tayrona National Park.SHUTTERSTOCK.COMTOM MANCHESTERSHUTTERSTOCK.COM JOURNEY ROUTEThe spirit of ColombiaWEAVERBIRD DISCOVERY JOURNEY 19 days, 17 nights Friendly, stabilised country newly opened up to visitors. Off-the-beaten-track holiday for the adventurous of spirit. Visit the world-famous Bogotá Gold Museum. The mysterious archaeological park at San Agustín. Bucolic bliss?stay on a farm in Colombia's beguiling coffee country. Historic Cartagena?the forts and mansions of a most evocative colonial city. Mompós, charming colonial secret on a river island. Barefoot paradise of the Caribbean beaches at Tayrona National Park.Day 1 Fri, UK clients depart, arriving Bogotá same evening.Day 2 City tour, including a visit to the famous Gold Museum, the world's best of its kind. Day 3 Optional excursion to the salt cathedral at Zipaquirá.Day 4 Fly from Bogotá to Neiva and continue by road to San Agustín.Day 5 Full day in the archaeological park. This fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site consists of a number of clearings where some 500 carved statues of gods, men and animals are to be seen, their origin virtually unknown but some dating thousands of years.Day 6 Optional full-day jeep tour to the Magdalena river gorge.Days 7-9 Fly from Neiva to Pereira or Armenia via Bogotá and drive to a farm in the rolling green hills of the coffee cultivation region. Guided tour of the coffee production process from picking of the beans to roasting. Spend 3 nights on a friendly coffee estate with optional outdoor activities, horse riding and walks on local trails.Days 10-12 Fly to Cartagena: walking tour of one of the Caribbean's most exotic and romantic colonial cities. Visit the ancient walls, the forts and castles, the graceful churches, ochre-walled monasteries and sunlit cobbled squares. There's a myriad of tropical fruit to savour, and joyous salsa music emanates from every corner. Optional full-day excursion to the coral atolls of the Rosario Islands, a national park with sugar-white beaches.Days 13,14 By road and boat to Mompós on the wide, mature lower Magdalena river. Its relative isolation has helped to preserve its sleepy colonial character. There's a boat trip excursion to explore life along the river banks.Day 15 Drive to riverside Aracataca, founded amongst banana plantations and the once neglected birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez, now beloved by artists.Days 16,17 Drive along theCaribbean coast to TayronaNational Park, tropical forestinhabited by monkeys and iguana,backing a lovely coconut palm-dotted beach. Discover the trailsand waterfalls. Overnight inthatched wooden cabins.Day 18 Drive to Santa Marta airport,fly to Bogotá. UK clients continueon to homeward flight, arriving day 19, Tues. Transport 4 flights (longest 3½hrs); 7 road journeys, longest 8hrs; 1 boat journey (2hrs).Accommodation Simple hotels and guesthouses with private bathroom; farm accommodation in coffee country, cabins in Tayrona with shared bathroom.Meals Breakfast daily.Included excursions Bogotá city tour; excursion to San Agustín Archaeological Park; tour of coffee farm; walking tour of Cartagena; boat trip from Mompós; Gabriel García Marquez museum in Aracataca; walks in Tayrona National Park.Summary of nights Bogotá 3; San Agustín 3; coffee farm 3; Cartagena 3; Mompós 2; Aracataca 1; Tayrona 2.Group Size Min 4, max 16. Led by Journey Latin America tour leader. JOURNEY PROFILEDeparture dates and prices18 Escorted Small Group Holidays 2012 » COLOMBIAThe most memorable aspect of the trip? The beauty of the landscape and the warmth of the people. JG, CamdenBelow: The forest and tropical beaches at Tayrona National Park are a highlight on any trip to Colombia.For more information, client reviews, trip dossiers, detailed extensions ?and to book online visit journeylatinamerica.co.uk
SHUTTERSTOCK.COMSHUTTERSTOCK.COMCall 020 8747 8315 to speak to one of our expert consultants for advice, additional information or to book your holiday 19 Escorted Small Group Holidays 2012Above: Cartagena-a colonial jewel on the Caribbean coast, with stunning architecture and colourful buildings.Above right: The Colombian people are warm, welcoming and outgoing.Left: At around 1,500m the coffee region has an agreeable climate and good opportunities for walking and bird watching.Thank you for providing this fantastic trip to a country where so many are still hesitant to travel. Colombia is a diverse, beautiful, vibrant and amazing country to visit. I felt welcomed and safe at all times, Colombia's people eagerly waiting to share their culture and country with those who care to visit. LH, Wangara, AustraliaISABELLE MAZILLEISABELLE MAZILLEExtensionA FEW DAYS TO SPARE?Add a couple of days at the beginning or end to visit the tranquil, cobbled street town of Villa de Leiva.For more details see our website.