Colombia:-Colonial-charm-amidst-riotous-colour

1-7,Bogota

Stroll through the old heart of Colombia’s capital city and you’ll see plenty of evidence that the Spanish were once here. Focused on the cobbled streets of La Candelaria, there are enough landmarks to hold your attention for the whole of your stay. But head out into the grittier barrios and discover a vibrant, colourful and welcoming modern city that will make a visit to Bogota a stand out.

1h25m to Cartagena

8-14,Cartagena

Atmospheric and safe, the Colombian city of Cartagena is a delight to wander. Within its walls, 400 year old mansions hark back to the days of the Spanish, the old town the inspiration for the country’s best loved novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Spot the fruit ladies at the colourful Las Bovedas or visit the macabre Palacio de la Inquisición which evokes memories of the many men convicted, judged and tortured during the Spanish Inquisition for crimes against religion.