Gold Museum, Bogotá

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  • Museum that exhibits a selection of pre-Columbian gold and other metal alloys
  • #23 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Contains the largest collection of gold artifacts in the wrold
  • Also features pottery, stone, shell, wood, and textile objects made by indigenous cultures

 

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  • Colombian river known as the “River of Five Colors”
  • Quartzite rocks formed 1.2 billion years ago
  • Fast river with many rapids and waterfalls

 

Cartagena

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  • Colonial walled city and fortress
  • Settlement by indigenous people dates back to 4000 BC
  • Served as a place of expansion for the Spanish empire
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Santa Cruz de Mompox

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  • Spanish colonial town reached in 1812 which recruited nearly all the able bodied men to form the basis of the army for victory in Caracas
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

San Agustín Archaeological Park

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  • Contains the largest collection of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in Latin America
  • World’s largest necropolis
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Monserrate

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  • Mountain 10,341 ft above sea level where a 17th century church with a shrine has been built
  • Considered sacred in pre-Columbian times when the area was inhabited by the indigenous Muisca
  • Pilgrim destination and major tourist attraction
  • Can be reached by funicular and aerial tramway

 

Caja de Agua (Paicol)

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  • Cavern, cave, waterfall, and nature park

 

Casa Beto Murgas

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  • Accordion museum

 

Crab Cay

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  • Small lagoon in Old Providence McBean Lagoon National Natural Park

 

Laguna de Guatapé

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  • Hike that enjoys 360 views of the lagoon

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,836

food $10/day x 17 days = $178

hotel $23/day x 16 days = $368

tickets (all attractions) $327

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,709