Arrival in Bogotá D.C
We personally welcome you at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá. The Colombian capital is located on a very wide plateau of the Andes at an altitude of 2,600m. We take you to your
hotel, deliver a welcome gift and after a brief briefing about the journey that awaits you, we leave you time to rest.
Included: (B/-/), accomodation in DBL, private transfer, english speaking tourguide
Bogotá D.C. City Experience
On a private tour and accompanied by a specialized local guide, we set out to explore the historic center on foot. We visit the emblematic Plaza de Bolívar and the government buildings. We
walk the most important streets, visit the Gold Museum (closed on Mondays) and take a look at the most important and beautiful churches in the historic center. Then we take the cable car to
go up to Cerro Monserrate (3,150m) and get the best panoramic view of this huge city. We return to the Hotel. Duration: 4-5h
Included: (B/-/), accomodation in DBL, english speaking tourguide, entrance fees
Flight to La Macarena, La Manigua
On your third day of travel you will fly to La Macarena, a city at the foot of the exuberant Serranía that bears the same name, La Macarena. We meet you at the airport and drive to a typical
farm of the so-called Región Llanera to learn about the culture and customs of these lands, close to, but very different from, the urban and cosmopolitan Bogotá. We enjoy the sunset on a
short horseback ride and then head upstream to our lodge. We can enjoy an authentic natural paradise, our night will be a tropical wild concert, the sound of the jungle.
Included: (B/L/D), accomodation in DBL, flight to La Macarena, transfer to airport, english speaking tourguide in La Macarena, entrance fees, private transportation
Caño Cristales, Guayabero River
Today's tour of the Guayabero river will allow you to closely appreciate the wide variety of birds and other animals in the area. We enter the sector of the famous Caño Cristales that is
assigned to us by local entities (National Parks and Cormacarena) and enjoy a full day on this wonderful river, classified by many as the most beautiful on the planet. Lunch will be typical
of the region, but above all taken responsibly in this wonderful and fragile ecosystem. The return to the Guayabero river is done by 4x4 vehicle, from there we will transport you by boat to
Also known as "the river of seven colors", "the melted rainbow" or "the river of the Gods", Caño Cristales is about 100 km long and reaches 20m in its widest parts . It is a succession of
rapids, waterfalls and pools that in their bottom house the Macarenia Clavigera species of the Podostemaceae family, an endemic plant of the region that changes its colors with the rays of
the sun in a process that goes from intense red to green. We recommend going to Caño Cristales between mid-June and mid-November. This is the rainy season in the region, when the river level
is adequate to enjoy the colors of the aquatic plants.
Included: (B/L/D), accomodation in DBL, english speaking tourguide, entrance fees, boat and 4wd transportation
Flight to Armenia and Salento
Today we leave the dense jungle to enter the region that Colombia is famous for, the so-called Eje Cafetero "Coffee Axis". We fly with a stopover in Bogotá and then over the Magdalena River
Valley to land in Armenia, the coffee capital in the south of this region. More than 600,000 Colombian families are dedicated to the production of coffee, a product that throughout history
has had not only economic but also cultural effects. The greens and hills of the western Andes, the colorful "coffee" architecture with flowers and balconies and the set of customs and
rhythms that coffee has brought to the country, are sufficient reasons for the region and its landscapes to gain the title of UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. Once on land, we drive to the
Salento area, a landscape and cultural idyll in the middle of the central Andes. Enjoy your afternoon.
Included: (B/-/), accomodation in DBL, flight to Aremania, private transportation and transfers, coffee
Salento, Cocora Valley and Acaime
After an early breakfast, you meet your hiking guide at the hotel and drive to the world-famous Cocora Valley, known for its up to 60m high wax palm trees and its beautiful cloud forests. The
5-6 hour circuit hike begins at 2,400m altitude. Along the cattle fields and the humid ecosystem of the Andean jungle you reach the boundaries of the cloud forest on a steep slope, which
offers impressive valley views, to the nature reserve "La Montaña" at 2,900m. After a short picnic, you descend into the Quindio River and reach the Acaime Hummingbird Reserve. The way back
to Cocora follows the river. Alternatively, you can take a horseback ride through the palm forests of the valley from Cocora. Return to Salento.
Included: (B/-/), accomodation in DBL, english speaking hiking guide, jeep transportation, entrance fees
Hike data → ← 9km ↓ ↑ 650m, 5-6 hours
Coffee Farm and Botanical Garden
Today we venture to know the very roots of the coffee culture. We move to a farm with a long tradition in the region so that its farmers teach us every step in the process of one of the best
coffees in the world, from planting and harvesting, to the good cup of coffee served. We learn by doing and I guarantee you that after this experience, every cup of coffee you drink will be a
special moment of remembrance.
In the afternoon we visit the Butterfly and Botanical Garden in Armenia. With its nearly 2000 species of butterflies, 70 species of birds and 600 plant arts on less than 13 hectares, this
enclosure of nature is one of the greatest expressions of biodiversity in the country. And being Colombia the second most biodiverse country in the world, be sure that it will be a memorable
Included: (B/-/), accomodation in DBL, english speaking tourguide, private transportation, entrance fees, coffee
Flight to Santa Marta and Taironaka
Today we fly to the Caribbean coast to Santa Marta. The Colombian Caribbean coast is one of the most diverse coastlines in the world. It ranges from the tropical rainforests in the southwest
to the Guajira desert in the northeast, in between there are wide lagoon landscapes and the almost 6,000-meter-high coastal mountains in the world, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. After
reception at the airport, drive along the interesting coastal road to the idyllic Taironaka nature reserve, where you will spend the next few nights. The last kilometers to the reserve are by
motor boat up the Don Diego River. Taironaka is an authentic natural paradise on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This former Tayrona settlement still offers well-preserved
pre-Columbian stone terraces and paths and is also popular today with the direct descendants of the Tayrona, the Kogui. Free evening.
Included: (B/-/), accomodation in DBL, flight to Santa Marta, english speaking tourguide from Santa Marta Airport, private transportation, entrance fees, boat transport
Trekking Don Dieguito and Tubing
After breakfast, we visit the small Tayrona Museum to learn about the history and way of life of this culture. Then you head for a typical bungalow of the Kogui Indians (Bohío) and walk
further to pre-Spanish terraces and to a small viewpoint. After lunch, we walk through the lush nature along the “Don Diego” river and reach the mouth of the “Don Dieguito” into the “Don
Diego” river after about an hour. Here we can swim in the meeting point of both rivers: the first river with warm waters, the second with somewhat cooler ones. Finally, let yourself drift
downriver on a tire tube and reach the nature reserve after about 1 hour.
Included: (B/-/), accomodation in DBL, english speaking guide, tubing guides, equipment, entrance fees
Kogi indians Tungueka, cultural exchange
The indigenous Koguis are the direct descendants of the pre-Columbian Tayrona civilization and are native to the valleys of the Palomino, Don Diego, San Miguel and Ancho rivers. Their
population is estimated at 10,000, and their home is the slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Our so-called “big brothers” see themselves as guardians of the Sierra's natural treasure,
which in its culture is the center of the world and the origin of all life. Even today they see themselves as guardians of the cosmic balance and are one of the most important and valuable
ancient cultures worldwide. We drive along the picturesque coastal road to the village of Rio Ancho, Guajira and hike through the rainforest, along the Río Ancho river, to the indigenous
settlement of Tugueka. Here we follow a local coommunity member that will give us a little insight into their everyday life. We also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with the heads of
the village. Afterwards we walk to the close by river and have a picnic on a large stone. You have time to jump into the floods before returning to Rio Ancho and the hotel.
Included: (B/L/), accomodation in DBL, english speaking specialist, local tribe member company, donation for community projects, private transportation
Sunrise Kayaking and Sierra Nevada and Beach Hotel
A true nature experience awaits you today. We board paddle boats at sunrise and work our way down the river to the mouth of the Don Diego River in the Caribbean Sea. With a little luck, you
will see many howler monkeys on the way and behind you the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. When we arrive at the sea, you can take a relaxed bath in the river
or the ocean, have a good coffee and wait for a motorboat to pick you up and brings you back to the reserve. At noon we drive you to your beach Hotel, home for the next 2 nights.
Included: (B/-/D), accomodation in DBL, english speaking guide, equipment, local kayaking guides, boat transportation, coffee
Day at leisure, Beach Hotel
Enjoy a day of rest and at your free disposal on the beach. As an optional tour we can organize a visit to the nearby Tayrona National Park. This is something that we can organize quickly and
spontaneously during your trip.
Included: (B/-/D), accomodation in DBL
Drive to Cartagena and Cocktail
Today we pick you up before noon to transfer you to Cartagena. The approximately 5-6 hour drive surprises with a diversity of landscapes, towns and cities. Among others, we cross the Isla
Salamanca National Park and its variety of mangroves. After crossing the Magdalena River in one of its widest parts, we will go around the outskirts of Barranquilla, the largest city in the
Colombian Caribbean, to take Route 90, a very diverse and beautiful coastal route.
Cartagena de Indias is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in America. Its historic center, walled by the fortifications built in the colonial era, preserves its original
architecture and is displayed today in a myriad of colors that fill it with life and Caribbean joy. Its fascinating history as one of the pearls of that time, a place of collection of great
treasures and the largest port of slaves in the colonies, gives immense importance to this World Heritage City. The stories about those pirate attacks of great magnitude are present in each
of the fortifications that remain intact until today.
We invite you to farewell cocktail in a special place of the city and with staff from our agency.
Note: On this day we can optionally add a private tour of the city of Barranquilla or the city of Cartagena. For this we must leave at 8am from the beach hotel. This is something you can book
during your vacation.
Included: (B/-/-), accomodation in DBL, private transportation
Today we take you to the airport and say goodbye, wishing you had a unique and memorable vacation. Return flight.
Included: (B/-/-), private transportation, english speaking guide