Colombia has a rich and diverse history and culture which we discovered form our travelling from Bogota and the experiencing the Amazon with a;ll its wildlife and indigenous people. We enjoyed the graffiti bike tour and markets in Bogota along with the restaurants and through the Gold Museum along with the Museum Botero truly world class experiences. We both thoroughly enjoyed Villa de Leyva and Baricharra where the hotels and the different excursions were great fun. Villa Nora near Armenia was a real delight and the hosts truly a delight - a fabulous and restful stop with wonderful bird watching in the garden. I would have much preferred 3 nights in Villa instead of doing 2 nights and then 1 night in Salento (see above comments).
Barlovento was a beautiful place, despite the recent additional development there where we met some very interesting travellers. We could have done with an extra night there to enjoy the surroundings - even with Tayrona Park closed for February ! Minca was a good option and we enjoyed the waterfalls and pools for a refreshing swim and had a brilliant Paella at Antonio's restaurant.
The drive to Carthagena was long - it took us 6 hours - probably because the road works around Carthagena were so bad and it was a Saturday. Ananda Hotel was a beautiful hotel with great rooms and friendly staff and well located. We enjoyed Carthagena very much - particularly the old town and Getsemani.
All the internal flights worked very well and Avian in particular were great in ensuring all our luggage arrived at our final destinations.