For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website156COLOMBIAItineraryColours of Colombia 11 daysDiscover colourful and vibrant Colombia - ahead of the crowds.There's never been a better time to enjoy colourful and vibrant Colombia. On this adventure, discover the colonial gems of Villa de Leyva and the ancient fortress city of Cartagena. Cartagena's cobbled colonial heart is a joy to explore on foot, and with so much to see, our local guide's walking tour gives the perfect introduction to the city's finest buildings and spaces. There's time to explore the Tayrona National Park and soak up the sun on the palm-fringed beaches of the Caribbean. Further south lies Bogota, with rich museums, colourful markets and a lively nightlife.Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1-2 / Cartagena Nothing is planned on Day 1, so you can arrive at any time. The following day we enjoy a tour of this charming fortress city known for its stunning colonial architecture.Day 3-4 / Cartagena - Tayrona National Park We drive to the coastal city of Santa Marta then on to the stunning Tayrona National Park. There's time to discover some of the rich archaeological sites and to swim in the Caribbean's warm waters.Day 5-6 / Santa Marta - Bogota We return to Santa Marta, where we have time to explore the city before flying to Bogota.Day 7-8 / Bogota Bogota is home to many colonial era churches, large plazas and great museums. Apart from being the financial centre of the nation, it also has some of South America's best nightlife.Day 9 / Bogota - Zipaquira - Vila de Leyva We depart early for the village of Villa de Leyva, stopping at Zipaquira to visit the ancient salt mines and the incredible salt cathedral. Villa de Leyva is one of the most beautiful colonial villages in Colombia.Day 10 / Vila de Leyva - Raquira - Bogota Our main stop on the way back to Bogota is Raquira. This brightly painted village is famous for its colony of artisans, who produce traditional northern Andean pottery and hand-woven goods.Day 11 / Bogota Our trip comes to an end after breakfast today.Group size: Maximum 16.Grade: Wildlife Moderate / Trekking Moderate.Transport: Bus, Mini-van, On foot, Plane.Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 dinner.Start Day: Wednesday End Day: SaturdayTour code: GSCOStart FinishStart Finish201105-Jan 15 Jan02-Mar 12 Mar06-Apr 16 Apr18-May 28 May29-Jun 09 Jul10-Aug 20 Aug21-Sep 01 Oct16-Nov 26 Nov201204-Jan 14 Jan29-Feb 10 Mar04-Apr 14 Apr16-May 26 May27-Jun 07 Jul08-Aug 18 Aug19-Sep 29 Sep14-Nov 24 NovHot for 2011! Visit our website for more on Colombia - This trip is tipped to be popular for 2011! Make sure you get your place booked today.
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769Aaeginrt / Cehil157ItineraryDay 1-2 / Buenos Aires We begin our adventure in the stylish Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Our local guide will take us on a walking tour of this vibrant city's main attractions, while the remainder of your time is your own to explore the city. Day 3 / Buenos Aires - El Chalten Today we take a short flight south to El Calafate, where we transfer to El Chalten in the rugged Patagonian highlands, our base for exploring Los Glaciares National Park. Day 4-5 / Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Torre We spend the next two days trekking in this stunning region. We make our way to the beautiful Laguna de Los Tres and Laguna Torre, where we enjoy breathtaking views of Fitz Roy Massif and Cerro Torre. Day 6 / El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier Today we venture to the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier. This thunderous force of nature is one of the most famous and visually stunning glaciers in the world. Day 7-8 / Torres del Paine We cross into Chile and travel through the southern pampas to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park. On Day 8 we trek to the base of the magnificent 'Towers of Paine' before returning to our lodge. Day 9 / Torres Del Paine - Puerto Natales Today we join a morning excursion visiting different areas of this beautiful national park before moving on to the picturesque fishing village of Puerto Natales for our overnight stop. Day 10 / Punta Arenas Travelling by bus we transfer to Punta Arenas on the Straits of Magellan, where we have the afternoon to discover this colourful and historic town. Day 11-13 / Ushuaia We make the full day drive to the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia. Here we enjoy a visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park then spend the afternoon aboard a boat exploring the Beagle Channel. There's also a free day for some great optional activities. Day 14 / Ushuaia Our adventure in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego 14 days Explore one of the world's greatest wilderness areas.Discover lively Buenos Aires before flying south to Patagonia to hike the magnificent Glacier National Park. The wild Patagonian wind is legendary. While trekking, we stay warm, dry and sheltered by staying in refugios rather than camping, and supply you with good, warm bedding. Enjoy breathtaking views of the towering granite spires of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. Marvel at the size and majesty of Perito Moreno glacier and explore the wilderness of Torres del Paine National Park. Finally, cross to Tierra del Fuego and discover the picturesque town of Ushuaia and its spectacular surrounds.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Trekking Moderate / Walking Moderate / Culture Easy.Transport: Boat, Local bus, On foot, Taxi, Trek.Accommodation: 8 nights budget/tourist class hotels, 5 nights multi-share accommodation.Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches.Start Day: Sunday End Day: Saturday Tour code: GSPFStart FinishStart Finish201106-Mar 19 Mar03-Apr 16-Apr09-Oct 22-Oct30-Oct 12-Nov20-Nov 03-Dec11-Dec 24-Dec201201-Jan 14-Jan22-Jan 04-Feb12-Feb 25-Feb04-Mar 17-Mar25-Mar 07-AprTOP SELLER