Crystal Canyons of Colombia

  • Explore two of Colombia’s dynamic and historic cities – Bogota with its historic center and reputions for premier graffiti art; and Cartagena with its ancient walled city
  • Take in the impressive Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, a distinctive feat of engineering, carved over time in the mines that include the fourteen Stations of the Cross, a dome, an enormous cross carved into the rock and finally the three naves of the cathedral that represent the birth, life and death of Christ
  • Investigate in depth a tributary of the Guayabero River called Caño Cristales, and witness why it is called the “river of five colors” or the “liquid rainbow”
  • Delve into the San Agustín Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rich in archaeological evidence, including enormous stone statues, ancient tracks, field boundaries and artificial platforms as well as funerary monuments
  • Go off the beaten path to San Basilio de Palenque, named for the Palenques, communities of fugitive and escaped slaves from the colonial period of the 17th century; and considered the first free town in America