Big Five Tours & Expeditions is pleased to announce the launch of its new collection of luxury tours to Colombia, one of South America’s most rapidly emerging destinations.
“Colombia is undergoing a renaissance, and now offers a wealth of cultural and historic attractions,” states Ashish Sanghrajka, president of Big Five. “And, some superb boutique hotels
and historic homes have opened their doors. We are delighted to be able to include Colombia tours in our portfolio of destinations.”
Big Five has developed three programs, ranging from eight to 13 days that delve into the country’s rich culture and the traditions around Colombia’s renowned coffee. Colombia was originally inhabited by indigenous people, hunters or nomadic farmers, long before the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. The country’s Spanish colonial legacy is found in the art and architecture of its principal cities such as Bogota, Cartagena, and Medellin. Bogotá has lovely parks and more than 40 museums as well as shopping malls, restaurants and the old historic center of the city, La Canberra. Medellin, founded in 1616, is now a dynamic and growing city known for arts, literature and education, while Cartagena’s historic area of the old Walled City have been declared both Mankind’s Heritage and Colombian National Heritage by UNESCO.
Colombia also has wonderful natural landscapes such as in the area of Pereira, where travelers visit a plantation to learn about the entire process from the seed to the end product – a steaming cup of the finest Colombian coffee. The peaceful Tyrona National Park on the Atlantic Coast offers an ideal escape to quiet beaches and secluded bays, where guests enjoy water sports, nature treks, or simply relaxing. Big Five’s eight-day “Colombia’s Coffee and Culture” starts at $2450 per person, land only, double occupancy, and includes accommodations, most meals, touring and entry fees as per itinerary, and much more.
With more than 35 years experience, Big Five Tours & Expeditions is a premier luxury travel and tour company specializing in individualized vacations worldwide; from custom-designed, private vacations to fully-escorted, special-interest groups to destinations that span Africa, South and Central America (including the Galapagos Islands), Asia and The Orient, South Pacific, Antarctica and The Arctic.
Big Five Tours & Expedtions in Colombia