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Tour designed with a great mix of nature, extreme sports activities and contact with local communities. What does Salpicón mean? Salpicón is a very typical Colombian drink. It is a mixture of a variety of chopped fruits with soft drink. It is a very refreshing drink.
Day 1 - Welcome to Colombia
Arrival at El Dorado Airport from where you move to the hotel. After settling at the hotel we go to the hill of Monserrate (via cable car) where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city at dusk, have a “canelazo”, a typical drink from the region of Boyacá.
Day 2 – La sabana de Bogotá
Today you will have an adventure trail through the savannah of Bogota, with panoramic view of the city, the hills, lakes and dams. Swim in one of the most beautiful thermal pools reach in minerals.
Day 3 - Canyoning in Tobia
We will have breakfast at the hotel. We will depart for Tobia, located 90 km from Bogota, where we can do Canyoning in The Barandillas, a waterfall 75 meters high. We will then enjoy a delicious lunch typical of the region and continue with a walk through the valley of The Tiger. Lodge in a nice country Hotel.
Day 4 - Climbing Day in Suesca
Early in the morning we are heading towards a town called Suesca, recognized nationally for the practice of extreme sports and being the preferred training ground for Colombian climbers and mountaineers. We will do some rock climbing appropriate to your level and experience. After climbing we will have a delicious lunch and enjoy of the beautiful landscapes of this town.
Day 5 - Back to the Colonial Era
Depart at 8am to the Municipality of Ráquira in the department of Boyacá, for a short visit and to see the handicrafts. We go on to Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved colonial villages in South America. In the afternoon we will have the time to stroll through Villa de Leyva visiting the central plaza and all other colonial attractions.
Day 6 - Trekking Fauna and Flora & Iguaque Sanctuary
After having a good breakfast we will leave for the Iguaque Sanctuary of Wild Fauna and Flora, a Paramo ecosystem which is unique in the world and which is found from Colombia through to northern Peru. This ecosystem is found above 2900 meters above sea level and up to 5000 meters above sea level. At the top of the mountain we will find the Iguaque lagoon, a sacred place for our ancestors. The walk consists of about 4 hours climbing and 3 hours descending.
Day 7 - Cobbled Streets in Barichara
We leave the land of Boyacá to enter the land of Santander, where we head to the town of Barichara, considered the prettiest village in Colombia. It is a trip of about 4 hours with some stops to taste some of the typical products of the region. In Barichara we will enjoy a typical lunch from Santander and have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the peace offered by this beautiful place.
Day 8 - Nature and River Rafting
The town of San Gil, known for its steep cobbled streets, its Ceiba trees and extreme sports in the rivers Fonce and Suarez, is half an hour from Barichara. Early in the morning we head to the Juan Curi Waterfalls in Curiti. We do a short walk of 25 minutes to reach the 45 meter-high waterfalls where there is a natural pool with crystal clear water. We can bathe for a short time here. After this encounter with nature we will have lunch and recharge our batteries for a rafting experience in the afternoon.
Day 9 - Chicamocha Canyon
We leave to meet the Chicamocha Canyon, one of the most popular places in Colombia for being one of the world's natural wonders. Continue on to the Rio Claro nature reserve where we enjoy a night in the middle of a tropical forest intact amid a marble canyon.
Day 10 - Canyon and Caves
Rio Claro is a private nature reserve which has a beautiful river of blue-green color. We will enjoy this day doing the most amazing activities in the middle of the forest as caving expedition, canopy or river rafting.
Day 11 - Peñol Stone monolith
In the morning after breakfast we head to Guatape and the Peñol stone (2-hour trip). There we will visit the Peñol, a stone monolith 200 meters high with 679 reaching up to its peak. From the top you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the lush beauty of the reservoir and Guatape surroundings. In the afternoon we drive towards Medellin the eternal spring city!
Day 12 - The eternal spring city and the Caribbean
After breakfast we will depart for a tour of the city of Medellin. This is the only city in Colombia that has the infrastructure of cable cars and Metro trains. We will cross the city in this famous Metro, and using the cable car, we will visit a viewpoint from where we will have a panoramic view of the city. Around noon we head straight to the airport to catch our flight to the city of Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast.
Day 13 - Snorkeling at the Caribbean
After breakfast we will go by boat to the beach of the dead, also known as crystal beach. This beautiful beach is perfect for a day of snorkeling, or diving for those who already have experience in diving. We will spend the day enjoying the breeze, sun and sea.
Day 14 - Amazing beaches at the Tayrona National Park
Early in the morning, at 5am, we will go to the Tayrona National Park. On our way there we will have a snack to start the day. We will go for a beautiful walk of 4 hours through the natural reserve to “Pueblito”, an archaeological city where we can appreciate the architecture and lifestyle of our ancestors. From there we continue our trekking for one hour to reach the beautiful beaches of Cabo de San Juan, where we will have lunch and enjoy the beauty of the beaches. Return back to a spectacular Lodge.
Day 15 - Neumating at the Palomino River
When we do awake, we will have a delicious breakfast and take a walk of 30 minutes to reach a point at the river Palomino where we can descend on tyres (neumating). At dusk you will have a meeting with community leaders who will tell you a little more about the region and community projects they are undertaking to which you have also contributed with this trip. In the evening we will have a farewell bonfire along with music from the region.
Day 16 - Cartagena de Indias
We will depart to the city of Cartagena, charming for its history and beauty. After this 4 hour drive we arrive at our hotel charming Hotel and have the afternoon to enjoy the peaceful streets of the historical center of the old town.
Day 17 - Back Home
Today we will return back to Bogota and take the flight connection home.
Included in the price
• Private transportation • Permanent guide until the Caribbean • Local guide on the Caribbean coast • Overnight in cute and cozy accommodations of the highest quality • Breakfast • All meals on the days mentioned in the program • Chargers and mules on long treks • All activities mentioned • Equipment necessary for the development of activities • Domestic flights
Not Included in the price
• International Flights and insurance • Airport taxes or port • Tips • Meals and drinks not mentioned • Optional excursions
Lost City Extension
Lost City Extension Colombia 5 Days and 4 Nights Starting from $ 633 Trekking 5 days 4 nights on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to reach the enchanting Lost City, Indian village, deserted by its inhabitants. A town in a sea of mountains and lush vegetation and in the middle of the rainforest. Unique experience! Included: • Local guide • All meals • Transportation • Accommodations in lodges or camps • Mules and baggage handlers • Guide Translator if necessary