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COLOMBIA (SOUTH AMERICA), COLOMBIA

Bienvenidos a Colombia: A Renaissance in South America

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Program #20099RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Feb 14, 2013
Program Starts with an overnight at the hotel in Bogota.
You will be staying at the Hotel Augusta Bogota that night.
Location: Bogota
Nearest airport: BOG
Transportation to site: We do not recommend public transportation. Private transfers can be arranged. Contact the Program Provider for details and cost as they are subject to yearly changes. Taxis from BOG to the city center are secure and can be pre-paid at the airport taxi stand. A taxi takes about 30 minutes and cost between $12 and $15 USD. Avoid using unlicensed cabs that approach you outside of the arrival hall.

End of Program
Feb 26, 2013
Program ends with breakfast at the hotel in Cartagena.
You will be staying at the Hotel Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara the night before.
Location: Cartagena
Nearest airport: CTG
Transportation to site: We do not recommend public transportation. Private transfers can be arranged. Contact the Program Provider for details and cost as they are subject to yearly changes. Taxis from the hotel to the airport can also be arranged with the hotel prior to departure.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hotel Augusta is located in the Candelaria area of Bogota. Just a few steps away are the most charming in the capital such as the Candelaria, the jet of Quevedo, the Cerro de Monserrate, Gold Museum, Quinta de Bolivar, Plaza Bolivar, the Church of San Francisco. This just 45 minutes from El Dorado International Airport, 30 minutes from Bus Terminal and 10 minutes from the train station of the Savannah. The Augusta hotel features 101 warm and comfortable Standard Rooms and Executive Suites offering relaxation, satisfaction, comfort and convenience. The hotel is located in a historically significant building and is part of the architectural heritage of the city.

Contact info:
Av Jiminez No 4 - 77
Bogota, DC, 11001 Colombia
phone: +57 1 283 8300
web: www.hotelaugusta.com.co/index.php

Room amenities: 1 or 2 beds, wireless internet access, desk, LCD television, safe box, individual bathroom, desk, phone.

Facility amenities: Bar/Lounge, business center with internet access, free high-speed internet access, room service, reception desk, restaurant, spa, laundry service, fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
Additional nights are available on request. Please contract Road Scholar Travel Services after you enroll.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Originally built as a monastery in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel is a reference point in the heart of Cartagena de Indias, where its walls, which acted as a shield in ancient times, combine with colonial balconies and republican structures to evokethe splendor of days gone by. In recognition of its great cultural and architectural wealth, the walled city, with its castles and bastions, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Center in 1984. An architectonic jewel from the 17th Century with luxury service and human warmth. Our main purpose: To generate the excitement of living an unforgettable experience in a place where the charm of history magically blends with luxury.

Contact info:
Calle Del Torno 39-29
Barrio San Diego
Cartagena, Colombia
phone: +011 57 (5) 650-4700
web: www.sofitel.com/gb/home/index.shtml

Room amenities: Audible smoke alarms, Dead bolt in rooms, 110/120 V AC, Airconditioning, Safe deposit box in room, Minibar, Satellite/cable colour TV, Wi-Fi in your room, High speed transmission line, Security peephole, Smoke alarm in room, Bathtub, Hair dryer in bathroom, Make-up/magnifying mirror, Shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, spa and fitness center, 24-hr room service, Wi-Fi access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: $360/room/night inc bb taxes
$360/room/night inc bb taxes Contact coordinator for most current rates.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
2 Flights during the program

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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