REAL DEALS

Colombia, Air/8 Nights, From $1,319

Explore Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena with this three-city package.

By , Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011, 1:00 PM

The Real Deal Multicity airfare on Avianca, arriving in Bogotá and departing from Cartagena; three nights at the Comfort Hotel Los Héroes in Bogotá, two nights at Hotel Poblado Alejandria in Medellín, and three nights at Hotel Estelar Oceanía in Cartagena; breakfast daily; and round-trip private airport-hotel transfers; from $1,319 per person—including hotel taxes, airport taxes, and fuel surcharges.

When Mar. 1–Apr. 30, 2011; rates vary by departure date; the starting rate is based on travel on Mar. 15, 2011.

Gateways Miami; add $203 for New York City; $312 for L.A.; $329 for Chicago; $358 for Atlanta; $400 for Houston; $440 for Denver; $485 for Seattle; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $545. A Colombian visa is not required for a tourist stay of less than 60 days. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Latin Destinations, 866/645-2846, latindestinations.com.

Why It's a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest multicity fare (Miami to Bogotá, Bogotá to Medellín, Medellín to Cartagena) for travel in mid-March was $609 with taxes (multiple carriers). Add to that about $190 per person for three nights at the Comfort Hotel Los Héroes in Bogotá, $78 per person for two nights at Hotel Poblado Alejandria in Medellín, and $164 per person for three nights at Hotel Estelar Oceanía in Cartagena and you'd be paying a total of $1,041 for just airfare, accommodations, and hotel taxes. For an additional $278, this Latin Destinations' package covers multicity airfare and an eight-night hotel stay with breakfast, plus private round-trip airport-hotel transfers, and all taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges.

More Optional activities include a tour of the underground Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá ($142 for two people), a tour of the countryside surrounding Medellín ($264 for two people), and a tour of Cartagena ($190 for two people). Additional nights are $55 per person per night at Los Heroes Comfort hotel in Bogotá and $60 per person per night at Hotel Estelar Oceanía in Cartagena.

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