Discover Colombia’s unique and diverse flora and fauna on this fascinating 15-days trip. Get to see places off the beaten track and immerse yourself into the lush green nature of Colombia.

Tourstops: Bogotá – Surroundings Of Bogotá – Medellín and Surroundings – Pacific Coast

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Bogotá

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN BOGOTÁ

Upon arrival in Bogotá we are welcomed by a bilingual travel guide and transferred to a pleasant and well-located hotel where you will spend two nights with breakfast included.

Highlights:

• Strolling through the surroundings of the hotel

Our Insider Tip:

The popular sweet wafers with Arequipe, which also Mick Jagger seems to like a lot (available during day time).

Chicaque

DAY 2: BOGOTÁ – CHICAQUE – TOBIA

Morning departure from Bogotá to the south of the savanna. After a 1-hour drive we arrive at Chicaque Natural Reserve, a cloud forest with partially thick white clouds and mystic mist, and lush green vegetation – from small bushes to sky high trees. Inside the reserve we can do canopy and climb up a 25 meters tree.
Leaving the park, we continue to Tobia (3 hours) where we spend 4 nights with breakfast included.

Highlights:

• Natural Reserve Chicaque, cloud forest
• Canopy
• Tranquil village Tobia

Our Insider Tip:

Chicaque forms part of a private iniciative to protect natural treasures like this reserve.

Tobia

DAY 3: TOBIA

In the morning an easy bike tour and in the afternoon a hike in the surroundings of the hotel. Duration: 3 to 5 hours.

Highlights:

• Exploring the surroundings of Tobia by bike and foot

Our Insider Tip:

Tobia, Rafting

DAY 4: TOBIA

Enjoy the river! We can choose between going by boat or kayak in the company of experts. 10 kilometers of fun and pleasure. Duration: 5 hours

Highlights:

• Boat tour and kayaking on the river

Our Insider Tip:

Tobia, Rappel

DAY 5: TOBIA

More adventure. In the morning we are taken to the start of a 1200 meters zipline. Afterwards we hike to a waterfall and rappel down the 55 meters wall of the cascade.

Highlights:

• Ziplining
• Hike to a waterfall
• Rappel down the waterfall

Our Insider Tip:

Suesca

DAY 6: TOBIA – SUESCA

Transport to the northern surroundings of Bogotá to the main place of rock climbing in Colombia. Two nights with breakfast included. (approx. 5 hours).

Highlights:

Our Insider Tip:

Suesca

DAY 7: SUESCA

Full rock climbing day in “Las Rocas de Suesca” with bilingual guidance. Depending on our individual level, there is plenty of different routes for everybody.

Highlights:

• Rock climibing

Our Insider Tip:

Hike in another private reserve, close to the river, and learn all about its ecosystem, local flaura and fauna.

Medellín

DAY 8: SUESCA – MEDELLÍN

In the morning transfer to the airport to take a flight to Medellín (not included). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel to spend 1 night with full board included. In the afternoon Zip- trekking following a route using different techniques. A perfect mix of trekking, zip-lining, abseiling and crossing a suspension bridge.

Highlights:

• Zip-trekking in the surroundings of Medellín

Our Insider Tip:

Rio Claro

DAY 9: MEDELLÍN – RIO CLARO

In the morning, transfer (about three hours) to Rio Claro, another private reserve that aims to protect the local ecosystem, to spend two nights at El Refugio eco- lodge with breakfast included. The canyon in Río Claro with its huge marble rocks is one of the most beautiful river landscapes within Colombia and has been protected since 1975. In the reserve we have various activities included: rafting, canopy, via ferrata and speleology.

Highlights:

• Astonishing river landscape of Rio Claro

Our Insider Tip:

Rio Claro

DAY 10: RIO CLARO

Full day to enjoy the reserve and the activities.

Highlights:

• Outdoor activities on the river and in its surroundings

Our Insider Tip:

Medellín, city

DAY 11: RIO CLARO – MEDELLÍN

In the mid – morning transport to Medellín. One night with breakfast included. Free afternoon. (Optional graffiti tour or transformation city tour)

Highlights:

• Medellín, the city of eternal spring
• Versatile gastronomic offer

Our Insider Tip:

Lunch today should be a typical Bandeja Paisa.

Sanguaré

DAY 12: MEDELLÍN – CARTAGENA – SANGUARÉ

Very early in the morning transfer to the airport for a local flight to Cartagena and then a transfer (approx. 4 hours) to Sanguaré reserve to spend three nights with all meals included. At arrival a short boat ride or a short transfer by 4 wheel drive car depending on the weather conditions. A hike through the forest and one ride in kayac are included. In the night we go on a kayac tour to a marine lagoon to take a bath and get “enlighted” by the fluorescent plancton.

Highlights:

• Contrast of the Andean regions and the Caribbean coast
• Hike through the forest in Sanguaré
• Nocturnal kayak tour
• Fluorescent plancton

Our Insider Tip:

The fluorescent plancton might be seen from outside the water already, but taking a bath makes the experience way more intense.

Sanguaré, Hang out

DAY 13: SANGUARÉ

Enjoy the beach. In the afternoon 10 minutes hike to the “Cienaga el Eneal” habitat of different animals as turtles and little caimans. Then kayac ride to see more animals and birds flying in the sunset and when the night come keep riding the kayac to look for small caimans with a headlamp.

Highlights:

• Turtles and caimans
• Beautiful local flora and fauna

Our Insider Tip:

In case you are interested in taking dive clases, or already know how to dive: this is the place to get into the water and explore the underwater world of the Caribbean caost!

Sanguaré, beach

DAY 14: SANGUARÉ

Enjoy the beach. In the afternoon bike ride in the surroundings of the reserve.

Highlights:

• Bike tour

Our Insider Tip:

Excrusion to Islote, the most densly populated islnd of the world.

Flight

DAY 15: SANGUARÉ – CARTAGENA – BOGOTÁ

After breakfast transport to the Cartagena airport to take a local flight (not included) and connections.

Highlights:

Our Insider Tip:

Bogotá: Hotel Casa Deco www.hotelcasadeco.com
Tobia: Hotel Casa de la Estación www.casadelaestacion.net
Suesca: Hotel Casona Quesada www.casonaquesada.com
Medellín: Hotel Boutique La Campana www.lacampanahotelboutique.com
Rio Claro: Refugio ecolodge www.rioclaroreservanatural.com
Sanguaré: Sanguaré Reserve www.reservanaturalsanguare.com
• Transfers and transports as described in the program in high quality cars, vans and buses
• Accommodation in good middle class hotels including breakfast
• At the Pacific Coast full board
• Local bilingual tour guide
• All other excursions, excursions and meals described in the program
• Entrance

• International and national flights
• Personal expenses and tips
• Services not mentioned in the program