No trip to Columbia would be complete without learning about the multi-billion dollar Cocaine trade and this can be done by private motor boat to islands off shore to the private residence of the Ochoa family who founded the Medallin cartel. Here, we can also swim in the pools or on one of the many private beaches before returning to the mainland and a private dinner at one of the many world class restaurants nearby.
Before departing for Bogota we will have the opportunity of a private tour to take in Cartagena’s thriving street art scenes and meet with the very best of Columbia’s new age artists many of whom are being recognized as some of the best in the world.
One of the many things to enjoy is a tour of the Gold Museum or Museo de Oro with its 30 000 + examples of Columbian artifacts in gold and emeralds, many of these artifacts are from the Muisca Culture circa 1200 – 1500CE.
The Muiscan Confederation, one of the biggest and best-organized confederation of tribes on the South American continent is run by a largely socialist society. With a combined territory roughly the size of Switzerland in the center Columbia with Bogotá as the capital of one of its three main tribes.
North of Bogotá we have the opportunity to visit the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira. Situated 200m under a halite mountain this Cathedral is widely regarded as the most notable achievements of Columbian architecture.