ODYSSEYS UNLIMITED: THE SMALL GROUP TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
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2018/2019 Tour Dates and Prices
including international airfare and all taxes, surcharges, and fees
2019 2018 2019 2019
Mar 1 Feb 8 Jan 11
Mar 22 Mar 8 Feb 15 Jan 25
Miami $3,198 $3,298 $3,498 $3,598
Houston,New York,$3,498 $3,598 $3,798 $3,898
Cincinnati,Cleve, $3,598 $3,698 $3,898 $3,998
Los Angeles, Minn,
Phil, Wash, DC
Phoenix, Port (OR), $3,698 $3,798 $3,998 $4,098
San Fran, Seattle
Please call if your city is not listed or for land only prices.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and
include airline taxes, surcharges, and fees of $203, which
are subject to change until final payment is made.
Single travelers please add $995. Your $375 deposit
is fully refundable up to 95 days before departure. All
2018/2019 tour prices above (excluding airline taxes,
surcharges, and fees) are guaranteed.
Please note: The high altitudes of Bogota ( 8,700 feet)
and the Coffee Triangle ( 7,900 feet) could pose
problems for travelers with certain health conditions.
Please consult your physician if you have concerns.
Colombian Andes. One of the last remaining homes
of the giant Quindio wax palm tree, Colombia’s national
tree, Cocora Valley is part of the larger Los Nevados
National Natural Park. We reach a cloud forest, where
we set out on an easy hike for outstanding views and
to get up close to the diverse biome here at an altitude
of about 6,000 to 8,000 feet. We may see the Andean
condor and several species of hummingbird that live
here. Then we continue on to Salento, a tranquil and
picturesque town with much of its traditional architecture intact and where we enjoy a tour through
Bolivar Square with its colorful balconies and handcraft shops. Late this afternoon we return to our
lodge, where we dine tonight. B,L,D
Day 6: Armenia/Medellin We fly this morning
to Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city known
for its social and political advances. Upon arrival
we head downtown for lunch before embarking on
a panoramic tour of the “City of Eternal Spring,”
so named for its temperate climate. Then we visit
the Museo de Antioquia, Colombia’s second oldest
museum with a noted collection of pre-Columbian,
colonial, and modern art, as well as paintings and
sculpture by native son Fernando Botero. Late this
afternoon we reach
our hotel; dinner is
at a local restaurant.
Day 7: Medellin
We get to know
Medellin in more
detail today – and
learn why in 2012
it was named one
of the 200 most
around the world.
This morning’s city
tour features a walk around Botero Square, the inviting
sculpture plaza melding art, nature, and culture, with
23 outdoor works by Fernando Botero. We also visit
Cerro Nutibara for lovely panoramic views; and get
a close-up look at some of Medellin’s vibrant neigh-
borhoods. Our tour ends in time for lunch on our
own and an afternoon at leisure to explore this lively
city as we wish. Tonight we dine together at a local
Day 8: Medellin/Santa Elena Today we visit nearby
Santa Elena, a typical – and beautiful – colonial town
where traditions related to Colombia’s flower-growing
prowess live on. After touring here, we enjoy lunch
with a local family. Next we board the Medellin Metrocable, the city’s iconic gondola that traverses a 1.2-mile
route to the Santa Domingo barrio to Biblioteca España,
Medellin’s treasured ultra-modern library complex.
Then we descend by Metrocable to the city center.
We return to our hotel late afternoon; dinner tonight
is on our own. B,L
Day 9: Medellin/Cartagena We fly this morning
to Cartagena, where upon arrival we set out on a city
tour. An important center of political and economic
activity during the Spanish Colonial era, Cartagena
today remains a center of economic activity for the
Caribbean, as well as a major city and beach resort.
Tour highlights include 16th-century San Felipe Fort,
strategically located atop San Lazaro hill to defend
against attacks by land or sea; and Las Bovedas,
archways – formerly dungeons – built into the city
walls that now house artisan shops and boutiques.
Dinner tonight is on our own. B,L
Day 10: Cartagena Today we explore Cartagena’s
emotional heart: the walled colonial city (Ciudad
Amurallada), a UNESCO World Heritage site that
has remained vital – and alluring – for almost 500 years.
Our morning walking tour takes in the 12-foot-high
city walls, winding cobblestone streets lined with
colorful buildings bedecked with flowers, and intimate plazas. Then the remainder of the day is at
leisure for independent exploration. Lunch today
is on our own in this vibrant seaside city; tonight we
take a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride to our
farewell dinner at a local restaurant. B,D
Day 11: Depart for U.S. We transfer this morning
to the Cartagena airport for our flight to the U.S.,
where we connect with our return flights home. B
Your Tour Price Includes
• Round-trip air transportation from listed cities; all flights
10 nights’ accommodations in Deluxe, Superior First Class,
and unrated hotels
23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
• Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
• Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
• Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
• Luggage handling for one bag per person
• Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and
hotel porters, and all drivers
• $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys
Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)
We explore the beautiful Cocora Valley on Day 5.
We visit a coffee plantation on Day 4.
IT’S THE SAME
THE WORLD OVER.
– SPANISH PROVERB
Your Tour Price Includes
• 2 nights’ accommodations at Tcherassi Hotel + Spa (Deluxe)
• 2 meals: 2 breakfasts
• Transfer to airport
CARTAGENA – ON YOUR OWN
2 days/2 nights for $395 total price
Single Supplement: $355
Discover more of this alluring
Caribbean city at your own pace.