Todo Colombia - 31 days

Day 1: Arrival at the El Dorado airport in Bogota and transport to the hotel in the historical center for the first night.

Day 2
: At 08.00 the city tour starts with a short walks to the cableway that will bring us to Cerro Monserate (3050m) for an amazing view over the city. When we get back down we will make a walk through the historical center and we will visit Plaza de Bolivar, the Gold and the Botero museum. Free afternoon and second night in Bogota.

Day 3
: In the early morning with the bus to Aipe which will take approximately 5 hours. In Aipe we will cross the Magdalena River with a canoe and we will arrive in Villavieja. Here we will stay in a simple hotel in the village center. The hotel is situated in a colonial house where once Simon Bolivar lived.

Day 4
: At 05:00 in the morning we will start our walk to the Tatacoa desert. We leave early to enjoy the sunrise and to avoid the desert heat. Together with the local guide we make an ecological walk and we receive explanation over the area. Eventually we arrive at a dessert pool where we can take a refreshing dive before going back in a 4x4 jeep to Villavieja for the night.

Day 5
: With a bus we will go via Neiva and Pitalito before we arrive in San Agustin, the ride will take approximately 6 hours. Here we will stay in a beautiful Hacienda just outside the village.

Day 6
: In the morning we will visit the archeological park of San Agustin, ‘Bosque de Estatuas’ and the museum, with a local guide. In that afternoon we will have horse riding tour to 4 other archeological sites with amazing views, among others we will visit ‘El Tablón’ and ‘El Chaquira’. The second night on the Hacienda.

Day 7
: Via Pitalito, La Plata and Inza we will go by bus to San Andrés de Pisimbalá, a drive of approximately 5 to 6 hours, This little village is better known as Tierradentro. After our arrival in the afternoon we will take a short walk to the village and we will visit one of the archeological sites. We spend the night with a local family in the village.

Day 8
: Today we will walk the whole day and visit the most important archeological sites. Among others we will visit the tombs of ‘El Aguacate’ from which we have an amazing view on the many valleys, ´ El Duende’ and ‘Segovia’. After a long but interesting day we will go back to the village for our second night with the local family.

Day 9
: In the morning we will go by bus to Popayan, a stunning ride through the Paramo with a view on the Puracé volcano. In Popayan, also called ´The white colonial city´, we will stay in a hotel in the center of the city. The rest of the afternoon you are free to explore the city with the guide.

Day 10
: 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 11
: 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 12
: 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 13
: Free day in Cali to explore the city or buy some last 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 14
: From Cali we will go by bus to Salento (4 hours) and from there we wil take a Willys to the beautiful Valle de Cocora. Here we will stay with a local familie on a farm with amazing views over the famous valley with the Palma de Cerra. In the afternoon a short walk to the highest palm tree in the world (65 meter high).

Day 15
: 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 16
: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: Today we visit the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal famous for it sausages and its hot springs which we both will try!

Day 21: 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 22
: 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 23
: 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 24
: 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 25
: 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. Thereafter 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 26
: 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 27
: In the morning we will take the bus to Santa Marta, a ride off more or less 5 hours along the Caribbean coast. Here we will stay in a hotel in the old center with swimming pool at the beach. In the afternoon there is time to walk with the guide through Santa Marta.

Day 28
: In the morning by bus to Parque Tayrona where we will arrive at the sector Arrecifes after a walk of around 45 minutes. Here we will stay the night in hammocks at the beach.

Day 29
: 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 archeological 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 30
: 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 swimmingpool at the beach in the old town of Santa Marta.

Day 31
: 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:
$ 2625
$ 2950
$ 3625
single room charge: $ 650



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)
- National flight Medellin-Cartagena
- Mentioned tours and activities including entrée 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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