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David Blythe

Senior Travel Specialist, Escorted Tours

01242 547 892

01242 547 892

Best Time To Go

May & November

Holiday Length

10 nights

Price guide

From £5,680pp

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Holiday type

Hosted Small Group Journey


Small Group – Jewels of Colombia with Richard McColl

Let us show you around Colombia – South America’s rising star. This once-troubled country is now a hot spot and offers all the good bits of this continent and more. Explore beautiful Valle de Cocora. Tour the country’s famous coffee plantations. Be charmed by colonial outpost town Villa de Leyva. Dine at the favourite haunts of famous author Gabriel García Márquez in the company of his brother.

Departure dates (2018)
 Per person from
16 November  £5,680

Richard McColl has been living in Latin America for the past 16 years working as a foreign correspondent, guide and journalist. An expert on all things Colombian, Richard has his own weekly radio programme focusing on current affairs in the country as well as a range of other topics. An accomplished travel writer, Richard penned The Bradt Guide to Colombia and was a contributing editor for Was Gabo an Irishman?, a collection of essays from writers across the world who have lived in Colombia and been inspired by the works of Colombia’s native son, Gabriel García Márquez. Currently living in Bogotá and working on a doctorate, his interests include contemporary history, politics and the natural world.


The price shown is per person, based on two sharing. It excludes international flights.

Single supplement from £1,185.

To hold a place on this tour please call 01242 547 892.

Minimum participant age is 12 years. Subject to availability.

For further details of what is included on this trip, please scroll down to the 'inclusions' section below.

Important Note: Hotel standards in Colombia are lower than can be expected in other Latin America countries. In Villa de Leyva and in La Tebaida, hotels are comfortable with good facilities but not of a luxurious standard.

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  • Limited to just 18 guests
  • English speaking resident tour director and local guides
  • Explore the beautiful Valle de Cocora, and learn about the area’s native flora and fauna
  • Learn about the country’s famous coffee production with a guided visit to one of Colombia’s best coffee estates
  • Discover the charm of the beautiful colonial village of Villa de Leyva
  • Dine at the favourite haunts of famous author Gabriel García Márquez in the company of his brother
  • Rum and chocolate tasting in one of Cartagena’s finest hotels
  • 3 dinners, 6 lunches
  • Full breakfast daily 
  • International airport meet & greet with private transfers
  • Entrance fees and taxes