Exciting Colombian vacations on sale

/ Source: Sherman's Travel

Book by: Select dates through June 15

Travel by: August 30

The deal
Positioned in South America just below Panama, the country of Colombia offers astute travelers an array of exciting destinations and attractions. From the untouched beaches and old-walled city of Cartagena, to the dense Amazon rainforest and booming metropolis of Bogota, Colombia is full of personality, beauty, and affordability. We’ve rounded up a slew of exclusive hotel deals for ShermansTravel.com readers that will have them seeing the best of Colombia without getting buried under a mountain of debt. Rates start at $150/night.

5-Star Bogota Hotel w/breakfast from $159/night
A premier downtown Bogota boutique hotel, the Grand House, which opened in 2007, is offering ShermansTravel.com readers an exclusive rate of just $159/night for a luxurious Junior Suite any day of the week — $60 less than standard prices. This nightly rate includes a gourmet breakfast buffet, use of the hotel’s Wi-Fi, local phone calls, guest insurance, and taxes. However, this offer must be booked by April 30 for travel between May 1 and August 30, 2010.

$200/night+: newly renovated Cartagena Hotel, Save up to 25 percent
The recently refurbished, 19-century La Passion Hotel welcomes guests with aesthetic remnants of the walled city of Cartagena de Indias. The hotel’s murals, doors, stairs and floors have been painstakingly preserved and accentuate the fine Spanish colonial architecture. Between April 1 and June 15, ShermansTravel.com subscribers can save up to 25 percent on three room categories at La Passion.

The nightly rates are as follows:
•    $221 – Suite Room (regularly $295)
•    $212 – Junior Suite Room (typically $265)
•    $200 – Standard Room (normally $235)

Rooms at La Passion Hotel feature balconies, plasma televisions, and MP3 player docking stations. In terms of amenities, the hotel offers guests a Jacuzzi, pool, terrace bar, and lounge. Note: This is an adults-only hotel.

$450+: stay three nights for the price of two at Cartagena Hotel
With 17 boutique-style rooms, the Delirio Hotel in downtown Cartagena is a trendy, sophisticated refuge for jaded sun-worshipers and sightseers alike. ShermansTravel.com readers looking to explore this endearing city can save a good chunk of change when staying at the Delirio Hotel — $225 to be exact! The premium property is offering an exclusive stay-for-three, pay-for-two promotion from April 18 through July 31 for just $450 — and that includes accommodations in a balcony room, one welcome drink per person, an American a la carte breakfast, as well as another cocktail at the Roof Terrace. Just don’t hold out too long on securing this remarkable deal — it must be booked by May 15.

The dollars
Rates are based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Colombian coffee not included.

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