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It's only been 100 days since your last vacation, but you're already wondering how to ask your boss for One Hundred Years of Solitude — paid, of course.

Today's escape snags you the next best thing - four days and three nights in Colombia - with your choice of a City Package ($999) or Whitewater Rafting Package ($1,100) for two with Mantaraya Travel.

Your too-good-to-be-true journey to the country of literary giant Gabriel García Márquez begins with a complimentary transfer from Bogotá International Airport to the storied city's most luxe lodging, the four-star Cité Hotel. Let this urban oasis work its magic realism on your weary joints as you unwind at the private pool or in your room overlooking the verdant Park Virrey.

You'll find plenty of peace from the excitement of the city enjoying the Cité's plush amenities, including L'Occitane toiletries, 300-thread-count linens, puff pillows, free wi-fi, and daily breakfast in the French bistro restaurant.

Once you've had your fill of rest and relaxation, discover Love in the Time of Colombia with a night on the town experiencing Bogotá's legendary nightlife. Let Mantaraya's English-speaking guides whisk you away to the iconic Andrés Carne de Res restaurant and club for its famous steak, rum, and all-night dancing.

The plot thickens the following day, with your choice of a City Package, including a tour (from an English-speaking guide) of historic Bogotá and access to one of the world's largest collections of gold artefacts at the Museo del Oro, or an adventure-soaked whitewater rafting trip package down the nearby Río Negro.

However you choose to finish your novel stay in this literary city, you're sure to pen a happy ending.

Escape kit

  • A four-day, three night trip to Colombia for two with a city package, including either a tour of Bogotá and the Museo del Oro ($999), or a whitewater rafting package on Rio Negro ($1,100)
  • A three-night stay for two at Cité Hotel
  • Free wi-fi and daily breakfast
  • Juan Valdez Colombian coffee welcome gift
  • Complimentary round-trip transfer from Bogotá International Airport
  • Book by 29 March

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. For other literary-inspired getaways, try new literary haunts in Paris or Dublin's underground literary scene.

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