18 -28 May 2018 | 16 - 26 November 2018
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. You’ll be surprised and delighted by what you see.
Originally from the UK, 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 as well as a range of other topics. An accomplished travel writer, Richard penned the Bradt Guide to Colombia and was a contributing editor for ‘Was Gabo an Irishman?’, a collection of essays from writers across the world who have lived in Colombia and been inspired by the works of Colombia’s native son, Gabriel García Márquez. Currently 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
• Explore the beautiful Valle de Cocora, in jeeps and learn about the native flora and fauna
of the area including the wax palm
• Learn about the country’s famous coffee production with a guided visit to one of
Colombia’s best coffee estates
• Discover the charm of the beautiful colonial village of Villa de Leyva
• Eat in the favourite haunts of famous author Gabriel García Márquez
• Sip cocktails at sunset on a private boat on the bay of Cartagena
• Rum and chocolate tasting in one of Cartagena’s finest hotels
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