BOSTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover the hidden jewels of Colombia, a legendary land whose incredible wealth inspired New World explorers to search in vain for El Dorado, the "Lost City of Gold." A country in the midst of a cultural renaissance, when you journey to Colombia you'll find that the real treasure is all around.
There is a "lingering element of unpredictability" in Colombia, writes Conde Nast Traveler, and visitors will soak up the timeless atmosphere of ancient fishing villages, modern cities, and natural wonders. Marvel at thousands of sparkling artifacts in Bogota's Gold Museum, explore a Cathedral built into the tunnels of a salt mine – over 600 feet underground – or sample fresh coffee, one of Colombia's most popular crops, at a local hacienda. Along the way, you'll meet the friendly and resilient Colombian people during a Home-Hosted Dinner, experiencing a vibrant blend of cultures that stretches back before the conquistadores.
Adventure travel with OAT is a journey beyond the familiar, one that takes you into the very heart of a destination – to meet people where they work and live. Awarded a Global Vision Award for Philanthropic Travel by Travel+Leisure, Overseas Adventure Travel has consistently been recognized for its outstanding service and humanitarian record.
The 11-day adventure begins at $2,495 per person ($227 a day) and includes accommodations (4 nights in Bogata, 2 in Santa Marta, and 4 in Cartagena); 22 meals (10B, 4L, 8D, including dinner at a local home), 17 small group activities, services of an OAT Trip Leader, all land transportation and 1 internal flight, 5% frequent traveler credit, and more. OAT also offers the adventure with round-trip airfare from Miami from $2945 ($268 per day), which includes transfers and taxes.
OAT offers a pre-trip option, Bolivia: La Paz & Lake Titicaca for 5 nights from $1295 and a five night stay, Panama: Passages to the World, from $1095.
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Overseas Adventure Travel, Grand Circle Cruise Line, and Grand Circle Travel are part of Grand Circle Corporation, the leader in international travel, adventure and discovery for Americans aged 50 and older. Since its establishment in 1958, the company has served more than 2 million travelers by offering more than 80 escorted vacations, river cruises, and small group adventures by land and sea worldwide. Since 1992, the non-profit Grand Circle Foundation has donated or pledged more than $91M to some 300 humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Boston, Mass. and has 33 offices worldwide.
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