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An exclusive 14 day journey through the Land of Gabriel Garcia Marquez; the Caribbean coast of Colombia. This magical experience is guided by Tim Buendia who got famous for his work promoting Garcia Marquez’s legacy in his hometown Aracataca. The legend of Garcia Marquez is the best way to discover the world of ‘Macondo’ that inspired Garcia Marquez to write his Nobel Prize winning work. We’ll discover the rich culture of a gem of a country that until recently was avoided by many, a unique experience in which you’ll come to feel like you yourself are a personage in magical realism’s greatest tale while passing through picturesque towns. Colombia’s greatest histories come to life and you’ll feel revived by some of its most stunning nature. Recommended by biography.com
On this journey we visit cities that shaped ‘Gabo’s life, like Cartagena, Barranquilla & Aracataca, but we also visit Nueva Venecia, a fisherman’s village on poles in the great swamp of Santa Marta, and the beautiful shrine where ‘el Libertador’ Simon Bolivar died. In Parque Tayrona, known for its beautiful hikes and crystal clear seas, we’ll come at peace with ourselves and once again Colombia will astonish us in the Sierra Nevada, the world’s most biodiverse nature park. Our trip coming to an end we’ll conquer Colombia’s biggest river ‘el Rio Magdalena’ and we’ll arrive in the postcard town ofUsiacuri, the settlement that inspired Colombia’s greatest poet Julio Flores, to write his best work.
Every city has its exciting history, Cartagena being one of the continent’s most gorgeous ones but it sadly housed the greatest slave trade market. Despite this confronting past ‘the heroic’ will enchant you like no other. Nueva Venecia again charms you in a whole different way and through little towns like this you’ll get to see a reality, beautiful, brave, sometimes sad, but it will always remind us of the great 1982 Nobel Prize winner. This inspiring journey will not only change the way you see García Marquez and Colombia, it will change your perception of world history.
Every Garcia Marquez lector, either advanced or beginner, will love this private tour full of wonders. discussions and readings of his work. You will enjoy the two weeks guided by the excellent guide of Tim Buendia who spent six years living in this area, exploring it to share with you the reality of a hospitable country on the rise, by teaching you its history. Garcia Marquez’s history. The man from Aracataca was not only the greatest writer of century number XX, he was reporter, politician & cultural representative of his country and Latin America.
Accommodation is in the best 5 & 4 star hotels, and we’ll take you to the finest restaurants where Colombian and fusion foods will inspire your senses. Your eyes will see the origin of García Marquez’s Macondo, which is still very alive and you will lose yourself in the imagination of Magical Realism.
If you’d like to stay longer or have less time we can accomodate our tour to your needs. Prices start at US$3450 per person (excluding the flight) for a group of four at a double occupancy rate. Contact us for more details and get ready for the most magical holidays Colombia has to offer.
Available in English, Spanish & Dutch.
"You must have been dreaming,” the officers insisted. “Nothing has happened in Macondo, nothing has ever happened, and nothing will ever happen. This is a happy town.”
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez