This 11-day program offers an exciting blend to the heart of Colombia - from Bogota, its capital of commerce, to the lush Coffee Triangle, into Medellin - a city well-known for its remarkable culture, and ending with the coastal jewel of Cartagena. Discover the rich culture and treasures of Colombia with the following inclusions: visits to Bogota's La Candelaria, the Gold Museum, the Fernando Botero Museum, and Zipaquira cathedral; Tour and tasting at a well-known coffee plantation and visit to Cocora Valley and Salento during our two-night stay in the Coffee Triangle; full day city tour in Medellin and a visit and local lunch in the small colonial town of Santa Elena; comprehensive sightseeing including a horse-drawn carriage ride, a visit to San Felipe Fortress, and a local fishing village, with a hotel stay within the historic colonial center of Cartagena. Extend your time with a post-tour extension for two extra nights on your own in magical Cartagena.
Day 1: Depart US for Bogota, Colombia
Day 2: Bogota
Day 3: Bogota
Day 4: Armenia (Coffee Triangle)
Day 5: Armenia
Day 6: Medellin
Day 7: Medellin
Day 8: Medellin
Day 9: Cartagena
Day 10: Cartagena
Day 11: Depart for US
Optional two night post-tour: Cartagena
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Peter DeShazo is Visiting Professor of Government and of Latin American Studies at Dartmouth College.
Formerly a career U.S. foreign service officer, Ambassador DeShazo served at U.S. embassies and consulates in La Paz, Medellin, Santiago, Panama, Caracas and Tel Aviv and was deputy U.S. permanent representative to the Organization of American States and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.
After retiring from the State Department, DeShazo directed the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. and was executive director at LASPAU, Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas, affiliated with Harvard University.
Ambassador DeShazo holds a BA from Dartmouth College (Class of 1969), a Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and did post-graduate study at the Universidad Catolica de Chile. He is the author of books and articles about security, labor, political, and economic affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean and has been interviewed by and written opinion pieces for leading media in the United States and internationally.
DeShazo has taught history, government, and international relations, at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins, at Boston University, and at Harvard.