Senior Discovery Tours Winter 2016 – Volume 1 by Senior Tours Canada

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1.4 1.4 hhectares ectares aand nd tthe he vvery ery w ell well ppreserved reserved ccolonial olonial bbuildings uildings ssurrounding urrounding iit t day 7 7 villa villa de de leyva leyva ráquira ráquira we we begin begin with with an an easy easy hike hike day through the the hills hills of of villa villa de de leyva leyva from from where where we we can can enjoy enjoy through the beautiful beautiful views views over over the the town town and and its its surroundings surroundings our our the journey continues continues to to ráquira ráquira a small small traditional traditional town town journey unchanged since since colonial colonial times times afternoon afternoon at at leisure leisure unchanged day 8 8 barichara barichara we we drive drive through through a narrow narrow canyon canyon then then day through the the broad broad valley valley of of the the suarez suarez river river with with its its hills hills through blanketed in in green green foliage foliage until until we we reach reach the the gracious gracious colonial colonial blanketed town of of barichara barichara this this afternoon afternoon enjoy enjoy a stroll stroll through through the the town tranquil peaceful peaceful streets streets tranquil day 9 9 barichara barichara on on our our tour tour of of barichara barichara we we will will visit visit day several parks parks and and squares squares and and also also the the very very unique unique cemetery cemetery several this afternoon afternoon we we will will visit visit an an artisanal artisanal paper paper workshop workshop this day 10 10 barichara barichara cartagena cartagena this this morning morning we we will will learn learn day about the the artisanal artisanal construction construction method method in in this this region region using using about the locally locally mined mined adobe adobe clay clay the the adobe adobe allows allows the the rooms rooms to to the remain cool cool during during the the hot hot mid-day mid-day hours hours then then we we will will head head remain to panachi panachi park park where where we we will will cross cross the the chicamocha chicamocha canyon canyon to in a cable cable car car and and enjoy enjoy the the spectacular spectacular views views of of the the canyon canyon in we then then transfer transfer to to the the airport airport for for our our flight flight to to cartagena cartagena on on we the caribbean caribbean coast coast the day 11 11 cartagena cartagena as as we we enjoy enjoy the the warm warm caribbean caribbean breeze breeze day we will will embark embark on on a city city tour tour of of the the unesco unesco world world heritage heritage we site of of cartagena’s cartagena’s walled walled city city and and fortress fortress we we will will visit visit the the site most important important attractions attractions in in the the city city and and walk walk the the streets streets most that are are bursting bursting with with boutiques boutiques galleries galleries restaurants restaurants that colourful houses houses and and people people from from all all walks walks of of life life afternoon afternoon colourful at leisure leisure your your tour tour manager manager will will offer offer suggestions suggestions at day 12 12 rosario rosario islands islands we we take take a private private boat boat to to the the islas islas day del roasario roasario once once we we arrive arrive we we will will drive drive along along the the coast coast del uuntil ntil we we reach reach the the lagoon lagoon of of cholón cholón this this mangrove mangrove area area is is protected from from wind wind and and waves waves and and has has many many small small private private protected islands cholón’s cholón’s vegetation vegetation climate climate and and the the views views of of the the islands caribbean sea sea combine combine to to provide provide the the visitor visitor with with a uniquely uniquely caribbean wonderful experience experience you you may may go go kayaking kayaking snorkeling snorkeling wonderful explore the the mangrove mangrove area area or or just just relax relax on on the the beach beach in in the the explore warmth of of the the caribbean caribbean sea sea the the underwater underwater world world of of the t he warmth mangrove is is particularly particularly impressive impressive with with hundreds hundreds of of starfish starfish mangrove inhabiting the the coral coral a lobster lobster lunch lunch is is included included inhabiting day 13 13 cartagena cartagena a day day at at leisure leisure to to fully fully absorb absorb the the day colonial atmosphere atmosphere of of cartagena cartagena this this evening evening will will be be our our colonial farewell dinner dinner farewell day 14 14 home home we we fly fly home home to to canada canada via via panama panama city city day senior discovery tours 43