11 Days Explore the Nature & Culture of Colombia

11 Days Explore the Nature & Culture of Colombia

Want to explore the Amazon jungle, the untouched Pacific Coast and experience the true culture of Colombia? Then this 11-day adventure tour is perfect for you!

You’ll start in Bogotá, where you’ll explore the oldest neighborhood, La Candelaria, before climbing to the height of Mount Monserrate, where you’ll discover the wonderful view of the city far below!

Next on this adventure, you’ll find yourself deep in the heart of the Amazon Jungle, staying in an eco-lodge surrounded by nature and wildlife.

Following your expedition into the jungle, you’ll venture to Medellín, the city of Eternal Spring. Here you’ll explore the true city and the amazing Guatape!

Next, it’s off to the Pacific Coast, where you’ll whale watch, as well as exploring nature reserves, beaches, thermal pools, and more!

Itinerary

Day 1: Bogotá, Colombia

Stop At: Bogota, Bogota
Today, your driver will be waiting to collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel.

There are no activities planned for today, so just relax and drink plenty of water to help you adjust to the altitude.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel Casona Usaquen or similar

Day 2: La Candelaria and Monserrate

Stop At: Bogota, Bogota
In the morning, you’ll be taken on a guided excursion to the most important historical locations within La Candelaria. Stops include the spot where rebellion against the Spanish was first planned; the Palace of Justice; Plaza Bolivar, and many more!

Once you have visited these beautiful sites it will be time for you to ascend to the great height of 10,341 ft (3152m) and the summit of Monserrate; almost 2,000 feet higher than Bogotá.

For this climb, you have the choice of taking either the teleferico (aerial tramway) or the funicular. Here you’ll have time to wander through the artisan markets, visit a beautiful 17th-century monastery and enjoy some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the capital city of this great nation.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Casona Usaquen or similar

Day 3: The Amazon Jungle day 1

Stop At: Leticia, Leticia, Amazonas Department
You’ll be collected from the airport and be taken on a short drive through Leticia to the wharf, where you’ll catch a boat up the Amazon River to your lodgings for the next 3 nights.

You’ll be arriving in the mid-afternoon after a boat ride of approximately 2 hours, and in time for a bit of relaxation before dinner.

Following dinner when it’s nice and dark you’ll venture out in a night safari into the jungle, in search of tarantulas, giant insects, mammals, and different Amazonian fauna and flora.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Calanoa eco-lodge

Day 4: The Amazon Jungle day 2

Stop At: Leticia, Leticia, Amazonas Department
Enjoy a good breakfast before spending a day hiking into the rainforest and learning about the local plants and animals!

After lunch, you’ll visit a native community of Mocagua and the Maikuchiga Monkey Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center, where you’ll have a close-up view of a number of native primates.

Afterward, head back to the eco-lodge for a bit of relaxation before a wonderful dinner.

Then, out into the darkness in search of caimans!
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Calanoa eco-lodge

Day 5: The Amazon Jungle day 3

Stop At: Leticia, Leticia, Amazonas Department
Start the morning with a delicious breakfast followed by another boat cruise in search of pink and gray dolphins, which are unique to the Amazon region.

Next, head to Puerto Nariño for lunch, followed by a visit to Black Water Lake to see some amazing different bird species and more dolphin spotting, plus a chance to go for a swim. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

If time permits, you can enjoy some fishing: piranha and other local fish, before heading back to the eco-lodge for dinner.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Calanoa eco-lodge

Day 6: Back to Reality

Stop At: Medellin, Medellin, Antioquia Department
Following an early morning breakfast, you’ll be taken by boat back to Leticia and onto the airport for the next part of your Colombian Adventure.

Once in Leticia, you’ll enjoy a transfer directly to the airport for your flight to Medellín. On arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel to check-in and relax in your new settings.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Obo Hotel or similar

Day 7: Medellín

Stop At: Medellin, Medellin, Antioquia Department
You’ll enjoy an amazing tour of the city of Eternal Spring (so named for its consistent weather all year long). On this tour, you’ll see the most important locations in this grand city, and enjoy a mix of culture, history, and local traditions.

Combined with this tour you’re also going to enjoy an extraordinary tour through Comuna 13. Once a place unsafe for the police, this is now a hub for tourism with amazing murals and graffiti covering the street walls. Along with this you’ll enjoy wonderful views and ride the outdoor escalators.

Your tour will be finishing up around 2 pm, which will give you the remainder of the day free to explore.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Obo Hotel or similar

Day 8: What a Lake & Rock

Stop At: Guatape, Guatape, Antioquia Department
You’ll enjoy a beautiful drive through the scenery of Antioquia towards Guatape Rock. On the way, you’ll be stopping at a replica of Old Peñol’s town plaza. The original town was actually sunk and is now at the bottom of Lake Guatape. The only piece still visible is the spiral from the church tower.

Next on today’s adventure will be La Pierda (The Rock or better know as Guatape Rock). This is simply a wonderful and huge stone standing tall and overlooking Lake Guatape far below. Once here you’ll have the opportunity to climb the 740 steps up to the very top, with breathtaking views every step of the way. (please note this is optional, and you will also receive amazing views without climbing the rock.)

Following this, you’ll explore the colorful town of Guatape itself and stop for a spot of lunch at one of the many restaurants.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Obo Hotel or similar

Day 9: !¡! The Pacific Coast !¡!

Stop At: Nuqui, Nuqui, Choco Department
On arrival to Nuquí, you’ll be collected from the airport and taken directly to the marina for your boat ride to your home for the next 2 nights. Set in an amazing scene and just a short stroll to the water’s edge, this is an idyllic location to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Following lunch, you’ll be going out in search of some of the many humpback whales that visit every year between the months of May and November (best months July to October).

On your return, you’ll enjoy an easy 30 min walk to the Cascada del Amor (The waterfall of Love) where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in this peaceful location.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: La Bayka

Day 10: Whale Watching and Thermal Pools

Stop At: Nuqui, Nuqui, Choco Department
You’ll wake to the wonderful relaxing sounds of the ocean and the native birds singing at the start of another beautiful Pacific Coast day!

After breakfast, you’ll be off in search of some of those amazingly wonderful humpback whales and their baby that will be swimming nearby. You’ll be enjoying 2 hours out on the ocean before heading back to the eco-lodge for another fresh lunch.

Following lunch, it’ll be time to visit some wonderful thermal hot springs. Once here you’ll soak in the pools and relax in this amazing dream-like setting. You’ll then venture back to the eco-lodge in time for a beautiful sunset and another wonderful dinner.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: La Bayka

Day 11: Pacific / Medellín

Stop At: Medellin, Medellin, Antioquia Department
You’ll be waking once again to the soothing sounds of the waves and the singing birds searching for their morning meal.

You’ll have time for a quick swim or a short hike, and another wonderful breakfast before taking a boat back to Nuquí and on to the airport for your flight back to Medellín.

On arrival, we’ll have transport waiting to take you to the international airport or a hotel if you are staying for a bit more time.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"We are always monitoring health and security issues and will always keep our travelers' informed of any necessary changes that may be needed for upcoming travel plans."



Hora de Inicio: 7:00 AM
Duración: 11 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
You'll be collected from the El Dorado Airport in Bogotá or your hotel in Bogotá if you choose.

Airports

  • Eldorado Airport, Bogota Colombia



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Incluye

  • 10x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual Guide
  • 5x nights in a double room in your choice of 3 or 4-star hotel
  • 3 nights in a double room in an Amazon Ecolodge
  • 2 nights in a double room in a beachfront Pacific Coast Ecolodge
  • 8x Airport Transfers

No Incluye

  • Experiences and transportation not mentioned in the plan
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the plan
  • Personal expenses and tips

Instalaciones


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