Los Andes & Caribe - 23 days

Day 1: Transport from the airport to the hotel in the colonial center of Popayan. Depending our arrival time we will go and explore the ´White colonial city´.

Day 2
: Day tour to the hot springs of San Juan in the National Park Puracé. On Tuesday there is the possibility to visit the Indian market of Silvia, on that day the Indians from the region gather to sell their products on the market.

Day 3
: In the morning we will go by bus through Cali to San Cipriano a little village that lies next to a crystal clear river in the jungle. The ride by bus will take us approximately 5 hours, then we have to take a ride on an old train rail on a homemade wagon driven by a motor through the jungle. This spectacular train ride will take around 30 minutes before arriving to little wooden huts at the river.

Day 4
: In the morning we walk around 3 hours though the jungle to reach a beautiful waterfall. In the afternoon we will go via Buenaventura back to Cali where we will stay in a hotel in the picturesque neighborhood of San Antonio.

Day 5
: Free day in Cali to explore the city or buy some souvenirs. In the weekend we visit a salsa club in the suburb Juanchito or in consultation with the guide a Salsa Show. The second night in Cali.


Day 6
: From Cali we will go by bus to Salento (4 hours) and from there we will take a willys to the beautiful Valle de Cocora. Here we will stay with a local family on a farm with amazing views over the famous valley with the Palma de Cerra.

Day 7
: At 08.30 we will be picked by our local guide for the day and we will make a horse ride from approximately 5 hours through the cloud forest and then through the hills of the Valle de Cocora. In the afternoon we will go back to Salento by willys to stay the night in this colorful little town.

Day 8
: In the morning time to wander around and in the afternoon with the bus to Pereira where we will take the typical chiva to the SFF Otun Quimbaya (a National Park of Colombia).

Day 9
: Today we have time to take several trails to see (endemic birds), howler monkeys and many butterflies with transparent wings accompanied by a local guide and good binoculars.

Day 10
: With the Chiva back to Pereira where we will be picked up from the bus station by willys to be brought to an authentic coffee farm (finca cafetera). Here we will stay with a local family.

Day 11
: Free day on the finca to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and walk through the coffee and banana plantation, to relax by the pool and see the coffee process. Every day around 4 in the afternoon the coffee pickers return to the finca from their hard labor and show us the coffee process. Second night on the finca.

Day 12
: Today we visit the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal famous for it sausages and its hot springs which we both will try!

Day 13
: In the morning with the bus to Medellin (5 to 6 hours) where we will stay in a hotel in the hectic center close to the Botero square.

Day 14
: Bus to Santa Fe de Antioquia (2 hours) where we have the time to visit the colonial village and visit the steal hanging bride over the Cauca river by motor taxi. We will spend the night in a hotel with swimming pool at the square.

Day 15
: Free morning to walk through the village, in the afternoon back with the bus to Medellin. In the afternoon we will have a city tour in which we will visit various squares and monuments and visit the neighborhood Santa Domingo in the mountains of Medellin with the MetroCable for an excellent view over the city.

Day 16
: Transport to the airport of Medellin in Rio Negro and a direct flight to Cartagena. In Cartagena we will stay in a hotel in the colonial area Getsemani.

Day 17
: In the morning we we will take a walk through the historical part of Cartagena and we will visit some important squares and monuments of the city. There after we will go to the Castillo San Felippe de Barajas, the biggest fort ever build by the Spanish in the colonial period. Second night in Cartagena.

Day 18
: At 08:00 o’clock we will take a stroll to the tourist harbor, from there we leave for a day to the Nature Park Los Islas Rosarios. We will stay on one of the islands where we will have a typical lunch (included) and the possibility to snorkel. From there we will go to Playa Blanca. On this beautiful white sand beach with palms we will stay for the rest of the afternoon until around 16:00 o´clock  to go back to Cartagena for our third night in this amazing city.

Day 19
: In the morning we will take the bus to Taironaka located at the Don Diego river. We will stay in cabañas located along side the river in this beautiful scenery.

Day 20
: In the morning the possibility to see the snow topped mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (with clear weather) and to go down the Don Diego river with an inner tube. After lunch we will go to National Park Tayrona were we will arrive at the sector Arrecifes after a walk of approximately 45 minutes. Here we will stay the night in hammocks at the beach.

Day 21
: You have the whole day in National Park Tayrona to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the surrounding jungle. We will walk through the jungle, over beaches and we will visit the beaches ‘la Piscina’ and ‘el Cabo de San Juan’. For the real passionate walkers there is the possibility to visit ´Pueblito´ an archaeological site of the prior Tayrona civilization. It is a beautiful walk of approximately 3 to 4 hours that will bring you deep into the jungle of the Tayrona park. Later that day back to Arrecifes for our second nights in the hammocks.

Day 22
: Walk back to the entrance of the National Park Tayrona. Here we will be go back by bus to. We will stay in a hotel with swimming pool at the beach in the old town of Santa Marta.

Day 23
: Transport to the airport of Santa Marta, end of tour.


Prices per person 2013/2014*
With minimal 4 people:
With 3 people:
With 2 people:
$ 2025
$ 2300
$ 2850
single room charge: $ 590



Inclusive:
- Accommodation in standard hotels based on double or multiple rooms without breakfast.
- Transport mentioned in the program (a combination of private and public transport)
- Mentioned tours and activities including entrance fees.
- guide during the whole program
- Local guides where necessary
- Lunch included with the tour to Islas del Rosario

Exclusive:

- International flight
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Food and drinks not mentioned in the program
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Travel and health insurances
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Personal expenses


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