Colombia

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Highlights

• Explore Cartagena - arguably the most beautiful colonial city in the Americas
• Visit the gold museum in Bogota
• Explore the natural beauty of the Amazon
• Visit a traditional 'colorful' Andean market
• Learn about coffee producing while staying at a coffee plantation
• See the colonial gems of Villa de Leyva, Popoyan and Barichara
• Relax or hike in Tayrona National Park
• Explore the mysterious, ancient stone statues of San Agustin

Fact File

• 21 land days
• Start in Bogota; finish in Cartegena
• Includes all meals
• Includes 6 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2

 

After a very dark period, Colombia has regained control, is much more relaxed and primed to share its ancient and colonial heritage, its abundant natural beauty and a sincere warmth that makes everyone feel genuinely welcome.

ElderTreks' 21 day adventure takes you from the Colonial gems of the Andes to the lush untamed jungle of the Amazon to pristine coastal regions. In the Amazon, enjoy the wildlife including a plethora of birdlife, primates, caimen and of course, keeping an eye out for grey and pink dolphins.

A trip to Colombia would not be complete without a visit to a coffee plantation and hacienda. Savour the beautiful surroundings of Pereira, one of the premier coffee regions in the world. Enjoy a day of hiking (optional horseback riding) in the nearby spectacular Cocora Valley. Visit a traditional Andean market in Silvia and savour the impressive colonial architecture in the Andean towns of Villa de Leyva, Bogota (including the Gold museum), Popoyan and Barichara. The crown jewel is Cartagena on the coast which is arguably the most beautiful colonial city in the Americas.

The ancient statues of San Agustin are numerous (over 600 in total) and mysterious. No one knows who created them and why. Dating from 1000 to 5000 years, the statues depict people, animals, pregnant women, monsters and even combines people and animals. The tallest is 21' high and there are many burial sites.

Enjoy coastal stops in Tayrona National Park while staying at the unique ecohabs and enjoy swimming or snorkeling at Playa Crystal, one of many beautiful and tranquil experiences during your adventure to Colombia.

FROM: $7495  $6370

DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY

  has guaranteed departures

Accommodations

Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some long drives on dirt roads.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bogota
Day 2: Exploring Colonial Bogota
Day 3: Amazon Adventure: Fly to Leticia, boat to Puerto Narino
Day 4: To Tarapoto Lake, search for Grey & Pink Dolphins
Day 5: Marasha Reserve, To Leticia
Day 6: Fly to Pereira, Coffee Region
Day 7: Colombia's Coffee Region
Day 8: Walk or horseback in stunning Cocora Valley
Day 9: To Popayan
Day 10: Andean Market of Silvia & Colonial Charm of Popayan
Day 11: Drive over the Andeas to San Agustin
Day 12: Ancient & Mysterious Statues of San Agustin
Day 13: Drive and fly to Bogota, Gold Museum
Days 14 - 15: To Villa De Leyva
Day 16: To Colonial Barichara - One of Colombia's most Beautiful Villages
Day 17: Fly to Santa Marta, Ecohubs in Tayrona N. P.
Day 18: Tayrona National Park, Playa Crystal; to Cartagena
Day 19: Cartagena - Colombia's Colonial Gem
Day 20: Cartagena - Afrocolombian neighbourhood of La Boquilla by canoe
Day 21: Depart Cartagena
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