Jewels of Colombia with Richard McColl - An A&K Hosted Journey (2017)

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2017 Departure: November
Hosted Small Group Journeys

  • South America, Colombia
  • 11 days, from AU$8,295
  • 8,295pts
  • 18 Guests

Journey Highlights

Tour dates
24 November - 4 December 2017

Discover why Colombia is Latin America’s best kept secret when you explore this fascinating country in the company of Bogotá expat, Richard McColl. You’ll focus on two of Colombia’s most famous cultural assets – renowned author Gabriel García Márquez and the great artist Fernando Botero – as well as the abundant natural attractions of the coffee country and the newly happening vibe of Medellin, Colombia’s second city. Bed down in hotels full of character and enjoy plenty of delicious local fare along the way. Richard will share with you his in-depth knowledge of this fascinating destination through a series of insightful discussions about the culture, politics and current affairs of the country. You’ll be surprised and delighted by what Colombia has to offer.  

Your Host 

Richard McColl has been living in Latin America for the past 16 years working as a
Foreign Correspondent, guide and journalist. An expert on all things Colombian, Richard
has his own weekly radio programme  focusing on current affairs in the country.
An accomplished travel writer, He penned the Bradt Guide to Colombia and was
a contributing editor for ‘Was Gabo an Irishman?’, a collection of essays from writers
who have been inspired by the works of Colombia’s native son, Gabriel García
Márquez. Living in Bogotá and working on a doctorate, his interests include contemporary
history, politics and the natural world. 

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests
  • One-on-one interaction with your local host and guides 
  • Discover the charm of colonial Villa de Leyva 
  • Explore the beautiful Valle de Cocora, in jeeps and learn about the native flora and fauna. 
  • Learn about the country’s famous coffee production with a visit to one of Colombia’s best coffee estates 
  • Eat in the favourite haunts of famous author Gabriel García Márquez
  • Sip cocktails at sunset on a private boat on the Bay of Cartagena  
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