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PURE NATURE – 14 days

From unique Andean landscapes and impressive rock formations, to the treasures of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Discover mystical cloud forests and the highest waterfall in Colombia, dive into colorful rivers and relax on pristine beaches. This 14-day tour is a must for all nature lovers!

Cascada la Chorrera
Day 1: BOGOTÀ – CHOACHI

Arrival at the International airport of Bogotá, meet your English-speaking guide. Not too far from Bogota’s hustle and bustle a range of natural treasures, little villages and spectacular sceneries are tucked away in the Andes mountains making the Colombian capital a good base for explorers.

Traveling up the winding road that steeply leaves Bogota to the east we climb into eery cloud forests and pass through between Bogota’s iconic summits Cerro de Monserrate and Cerro de Guadalupe.

Transfer to a peaceful glamping outside of the capital in Choachi (approximately 1,5h)- home of Cascada La Chorrera- Colombia’s tallest waterfall.

Matarredonda
Day 2: MATARREDONDA

Visit of Matarredonda Ecological Park, both a natural paradise and sacred ground associated with the legend of El Dorado of the Muisca culture. Hike up to 3,700 meters above sea level to learn about this páramo ecosystem and biodiversity of the Andean Mountains. Depending on our fitness level we can either visit de waterfall “Cascada de la abuela”, or the lagoon “Teusacá”, hiking on a stone path through the Páramo – Landscape.

Afterwards we set out towards Choachí again to the starting point of our hike to La Chorrera, Colombia’s highest waterfall (interrupted) with a total drop of 598 meters. We hike at an altitude of around 1.900 m on a narrow trail which passes through a tropical secondary forest filled with orchids, bromelias and a wide range of bird species before reaching the waterfall.

Duration: Total about 8 hours; hiking about 4 to 5 hours

Cosmogenesis
Day 3: LOS LLANOS

Today we head toward the entrance of the vaste savannah of “Los Llanos Orientales” which is located on the East of Colombia. Early transfer to Villavicencio and introduction of the Llanos culture to get a taste of its serene sceneries with savannah and distinctive cowboy culture. Traditional lunch “asado llanero” and afternoon horseback riding and demonstration of work with the cattle).

Spend the night at Cosmogénesis to connect with nature in a magnificent agro-eco environment.

El Guaviare, Pozos Naturales
Day 4: SAN JOSÈ DEL GUAVIARE

We will start early to move to San Jose del Guaviare (up to 5 hours). Not far from San José are Pozos Naturales, a series of beautiful swimming holes along a stunning, clear river. Thousands of years of erosion have left wide, deep holes, which are like natural jacuzzis in the otherwise shallow channel. Spending an afternoon here, swimming in the holes and jumping from the riverbank is a great way to relax.

El Guaviare, Pictogramas Cerro Azul
Day 5: EL GUAVIARE

Caño Cristales may be the famous red river of Colombia, but San Jose del Guaviare is home to several small rivers containing the same red algae that give Caño Cristales its famous colours. Both Tranquilandia and Caño Rosado flow bright-red between June and November.

We cannot miss ancient rock painting, Cerro Azul – further afield of Nuevo Tolima, set on rocky outcrop in the jungle. The hill is home to some stunning images of animals, people, and scenery, and there are also caves to explore.

El Guaviare, Laguna Damas del Nare
Day 6: EL GUAVIARE

The furthest afield of Guaviare’s tourist attractions is also perhaps the most fantastic to visit: either a three-hour drive or two-hour boat journey leads you to Damas del Nare Lake, a lovely oxbow lake in the jungle, and home to some of the friendliest pink dolphins you’ll ever see. The wild dolphins are used to people, and will swim around your feet and even pull on the bowline of the canoe! The surrounding forests are also home to loads of species of monkey and birds, an unbelievable ecotourism destination.

Medellin, Patio del Mundo
Day 7: MEDELLÍN

We take a flight to Medellín (via Bogotá), and then rest before we continue our journey tomorrow. If you feel like it, you can have a nice dinner at many hip restaurants of El Poblado where we are spending the night.

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Day 8: NUQUI

In the morning we take a small plane to Nuquí. Once there our local guide accompanies us to the dock, where our speedboat to the hotel leaves from (about 50 min boat ride).

After lunch at our hotel, you can chill or do optional activities: a hike through the jungle or to a close by waterfall.

Choco, Pacific, Guachalito
Day 9: TERMALES

After waking up to the sounds of the rainforest and the ocean, you will have breakfast before heading to the village of Termales. The walk along the beach takes about 1.5 h and you will see some locals on their way to work, fishermen in their traditional canoes, and you have the chance to go for a refreshing swim whenever you feel like it. In Termales you can enjoy idyllic hot springs with possibility of relaxing aroma therapy massage (not included).

After exploring the village, we head back to the hotel for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy the beach, activities like surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, etc. (not included). Parque Nacional Utría is a dream for divers with ocean giants such as humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins, multiple varieties of turtles, manta rays and many more.

(Whale watching from July to October)

Medellin, Noche
Day 10: MEDELLÍN

Flight back to Medellin and time to discover the city in the afternoon and enjoy some cocktails on of the several roof top bars of the city.

El Dorado Reservat
Day 11: SANTA MARTA – MINCA

Flight to Santa Marta, transfer to Minca, gem in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of the most important natural ecosystems on the planet, as well as one of the best birding destinations in Colombia. Impressive sunset and sunrise from our accommodation, is situated in the hills above Minca.

Caribbean, Beach
Day 12: TAYRONA AREA

As Minca is a small village populated by coffee, cocoa and honey producers, we invite you to enjoy coffee and cocoa tour in this unique landscape full of waterfalls and rivers with cold water coming down from the mountains.

Then we will continue with our transfer (1h) to Villa Playa Tayrona (2 nights), a stunning property which joins Rio Piedra and the Caribbean Sea. As you make your way along the path through its tropical gardens, you may be greeted by any number of migratory and endemic birds or any other of the over 100 species which call this area home. Private beach, multiple places to relax and incredible views of the sea, river, and mountains.

Tayrona, Sea, Rocks
Day 13: TAYRONA NATIONALPARK

Iconic picture-postcard beaches of Cabo San Juan or Playa Cristal in the Tayrona National Natural Park in Santa Marta, one of the favorites because of their beauty, crystal clear water, white sand, the tranquility- a real paradise. In addition to swimming, you can also do snorkeling.

Duration: approximately 10 hours, including hike of around 3-4 hrs.

Flight, departure
Day 14: SANTA MARTA – Departure

After breakfast time to enjoy the last hours in Colombia, transfer to the airport and flight home or departure to optional extension program.

Umgebung Bogotá: Glamping Cúspide
Los Llanos: Cosmogénesis
El Guaviare: Casa de Piedra
Medellín: Patio del Mundo
Minca: Mundo Nuevo
Tayrona Gegend: Villa Playa Tayrona

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PURE NATURE – 14 days

From unique Andean landscapes and impressive rock formations, to the treasures of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Discover mystical cloud forests and the highest waterfall in Colombia, dive into colorful rivers and relax on pristine beaches. This 14-day tour is a must for all nature lovers!

Cascada la Chorrera
Day 1: BOGOTÀ – CHOACHI

Arrival at the International airport of Bogotá, meet your English-speaking guide. Not too far from Bogota’s hustle and bustle a range of natural treasures, little villages and spectacular sceneries are tucked away in the Andes mountains making the Colombian capital a good base for explorers.

Traveling up the winding road that steeply leaves Bogota to the east we climb into eery cloud forests and pass through between Bogota’s iconic summits Cerro de Monserrate and Cerro de Guadalupe.

Transfer to a peaceful glamping outside of the capital in Choachi (approximately 1,5h)- home of Cascada La Chorrera- Colombia’s tallest waterfall.

Matarredonda
Day 2: MATARREDONDA

Visit of Matarredonda Ecological Park, both a natural paradise and sacred ground associated with the legend of El Dorado of the Muisca culture. Hike up to 3,700 meters above sea level to learn about this páramo ecosystem and biodiversity of the Andean Mountains. Depending on our fitness level we can either visit de waterfall “Cascada de la abuela”, or the lagoon “Teusacá”, hiking on a stone path through the Páramo – Landscape.

Afterwards we set out towards Choachí again to the starting point of our hike to La Chorrera, Colombia’s highest waterfall (interrupted) with a total drop of 598 meters. We hike at an altitude of around 1.900 m on a narrow trail which passes through a tropical secondary forest filled with orchids, bromelias and a wide range of bird species before reaching the waterfall.

Duration: Total about 8 hours; hiking about 4 to 5 hours

Cosmogenesis
Day 3: LOS LLANOS

Today we head toward the entrance of the vaste savannah of “Los Llanos Orientales” which is located on the East of Colombia. Early transfer to Villavicencio and introduction of the Llanos culture to get a taste of its serene sceneries with savannah and distinctive cowboy culture. Traditional lunch “asado llanero” and afternoon horseback riding and demonstration of work with the cattle).

Spend the night at Cosmogénesis to connect with nature in a magnificent agro-eco environment.

El Guaviare, Pozos Naturales
Day 4: SAN JOSÈ DEL GUAVIARE

We will start early to move to San Jose del Guaviare (up to 5 hours). Not far from San José are Pozos Naturales, a series of beautiful swimming holes along a stunning, clear river. Thousands of years of erosion have left wide, deep holes, which are like natural jacuzzis in the otherwise shallow channel. Spending an afternoon here, swimming in the holes and jumping from the riverbank is a great way to relax.

El Guaviare, Pictogramas Cerro Azul
Day 5: EL GUAVIARE

Caño Cristales may be the famous red river of Colombia, but San Jose del Guaviare is home to several small rivers containing the same red algae that give Caño Cristales its famous colours. Both Tranquilandia and Caño Rosado flow bright-red between June and November.

We cannot miss ancient rock painting, Cerro Azul – further afield of Nuevo Tolima, set on rocky outcrop in the jungle. The hill is home to some stunning images of animals, people, and scenery, and there are also caves to explore.

El Guaviare, Laguna Damas del Nare
Day 6: EL GUAVIARE

The furthest afield of Guaviare’s tourist attractions is also perhaps the most fantastic to visit: either a three-hour drive or two-hour boat journey leads you to Damas del Nare Lake, a lovely oxbow lake in the jungle, and home to some of the friendliest pink dolphins you’ll ever see. The wild dolphins are used to people, and will swim around your feet and even pull on the bowline of the canoe! The surrounding forests are also home to loads of species of monkey and birds, an unbelievable ecotourism destination.

Medellin, Patio del Mundo
Day 7: MEDELLÍN

We take a flight to Medellín (via Bogotá), and then rest before we continue our journey tomorrow. If you feel like it, you can have a nice dinner at many hip restaurants of El Poblado where we are spending the night.

DCIM100MEDIADJI_0034.JPG
Day 8: NUQUI

In the morning we take a small plane to Nuquí. Once there our local guide accompanies us to the dock, where our speedboat to the hotel leaves from (about 50 min boat ride).

After lunch at our hotel, you can chill or do optional activities: a hike through the jungle or to a close by waterfall.

Choco, Pacific, Guachalito
Day 9: TERMALES

After waking up to the sounds of the rainforest and the ocean, you will have breakfast before heading to the village of Termales. The walk along the beach takes about 1.5 h and you will see some locals on their way to work, fishermen in their traditional canoes, and you have the chance to go for a refreshing swim whenever you feel like it. In Termales you can enjoy idyllic hot springs with possibility of relaxing aroma therapy massage (not included).

After exploring the village, we head back to the hotel for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy the beach, activities like surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, etc. (not included). Parque Nacional Utría is a dream for divers with ocean giants such as humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins, multiple varieties of turtles, manta rays and many more.

(Whale watching from July to October)

Medellin, Noche
Day 10: MEDELLÍN

Flight back to Medellin and time to discover the city in the afternoon and enjoy some cocktails on of the several roof top bars of the city.

El Dorado Reservat
Day 11: SANTA MARTA – MINCA

Flight to Santa Marta, transfer to Minca, gem in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of the most important natural ecosystems on the planet, as well as one of the best birding destinations in Colombia. Impressive sunset and sunrise from our accommodation, is situated in the hills above Minca.

Caribbean, Beach
Day 12: TAYRONA AREA

As Minca is a small village populated by coffee, cocoa and honey producers, we invite you to enjoy coffee and cocoa tour in this unique landscape full of waterfalls and rivers with cold water coming down from the mountains.

Then we will continue with our transfer (1h) to Villa Playa Tayrona (2 nights), a stunning property which joins Rio Piedra and the Caribbean Sea. As you make your way along the path through its tropical gardens, you may be greeted by any number of migratory and endemic birds or any other of the over 100 species which call this area home. Private beach, multiple places to relax and incredible views of the sea, river, and mountains.

Tayrona, Sea, Rocks
Day 13: TAYRONA NATIONALPARK

Iconic picture-postcard beaches of Cabo San Juan or Playa Cristal in the Tayrona National Natural Park in Santa Marta, one of the favorites because of their beauty, crystal clear water, white sand, the tranquility- a real paradise. In addition to swimming, you can also do snorkeling.

Duration: approximately 10 hours, including hike of around 3-4 hrs.

Flight, departure
Day 14: SANTA MARTA – Departure

After breakfast time to enjoy the last hours in Colombia, transfer to the airport and flight home or departure to optional extension program.

Umgebung Bogotá: Glamping Cúspide
Los Llanos: Cosmogénesis
El Guaviare: Casa de Piedra
Medellín: Patio del Mundo
Minca: Mundo Nuevo
Tayrona Gegend: Villa Playa Tayrona

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Jose wuchs in Deutschland auf und besuchte mit 22 Jahren das Land seiner Großeltern, Kolumbien. Während seiner Reise erkundete er die Natur, die Landschaft und verliebte sich in die Menschen, die Kultur und die Geschichte Kolumbiens. Jose liebt kolumbianischen Kaffee und hat Kaffeefarmen im Land besucht. Als deutscher Reiseführer mit über 6 Jahren Erfahrung in Kolumbien lebt er seine Leidenschaft für die Geschichte und den Kaffee aus.