Las Lajas,Colombia,South America

We start in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, afterwards you explore the hot, sleepy city of Neiva and then San Agustín, where you will get to see ancient volcanic statues. From there on you will travel to Popayán, a small colonial town, and further to the Coffee Region, where you will enjoy a caffeine fueled, coffee tasting adventure. The journey will then take you to Medellín, which is famous for its stylish restaurants and legendary nightlife, and last but not least to the beautifully preserved colonial old town of Cartagena.

Tourstops: Bogota – Neiva – San Agustín – Coffee Region – Medellín – Cartagena




Arrival at the International airport of Bogotá, meet your English-speaking guide and transfer to the hotel. 2 nights in Bogotá including breakfast.


• Stroll 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).

Bogotá Goldmuseum


After our first nutritious breakfast with eggs, bread, fruits and juice we meet our guide to start discovering the Colombian capital city. The tour starts with a trip in a funicular railway or cable car to the top of the Monserrate Hill offering a spectacular view of the city. Afterwards we walk through the old town La Candelaria with its colonial architecture and visit at the main square Plaza Bolivar the government buildings. Finally we discover the famous Gold Museum, which houses the world greatest collection of pre-Hispanic Indian gold crafts. The tour ends, with a visit to Paloquemao, an authentic market place, where we will see and taste all the typical fruits and learn everything about vegetables and other food products of the region.


• Historic Centre La Candelaria
• View from Monserrate
• Historic artefarcts at the Gold Museum
• Public market Paloquemao
• Versatile, gastronomic offer

Our Insider Tip:

Looking closely, on Avenida Jimenez, one can see people trading emeralds in small paper bags.



In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight to Neiva. Upon arrival transfer to the Tatacoa desert, the heat of the day is now gone and we will enjoy the sunset in the desert.
Transfer to our Hotel in Neiva. 1 night including breakfast.


• Contrast between Bogotá and the desert area
• Sunset in the Tatacoa Desert

Our Insider Tip:

When walking through the desert watch out for rocks lying around…Tatacoa is known for its many fossils.

San Agustín, Surroundings


We begin a 4-5 hour overland trip on the road that follows the Magdalena River to San Agustín. It is here, where some of the most significant archaeological relics in South America have been found. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we visit the San Agustín Archaeological Park, which is formed by the “Mesitas” and the “Fuente Ceremonial de Lavapatas”. We end the day with a visit to the Archaeological Museum.


• Drive along the river Magdalena
• History and culture up close
• Extremely well preserved archaeological artefacts
• Lush green mountainous landscapes

Our Insider Tip:

Achiras – a delicious, local, crunchy snack.

San Agustín


After breakfast we will head to the famous strait of the Río Magdalena. Here, the longest river of Colombia narrows and is just 2 meters wide. In the afternoon we continue to the nearby village of Isnos to see the Parque Arqueológico (archeological park) where at the Alto de los Ídolos and Alto de las Piedras we will find some of the most impressive tombs and statues in the country.


• River Strait of Magdalena
• Archaeological excavations in Isnos

Our Insider Tip:

Visit of an artisan Trapiche, where sugar cane is processed into panela.



We continue our journey from San Agustín to Popayán (4-5 hours), crossing the beautiful Puracé National Natural Park. We will observe some more Colombian landscapes like the andenean cloud forest and the Páramos. Arrival in Popayán, also known as the White City. In the afternoon walking tour through Popayán. 1 night including breakfast.


• Paramo Puracé
• The completely white fronts in Popayan

Our Insider Tip:

Watch the sunset from the Morro, a little hill in the periphery of the city center.

Coffee Region, Nature


Transfer from Popayán to the Coffee Region with a short stop in Buga, where the famous Basílica del Señor de los Milagros is located. Further transfer to Armenia in the heart of the Coffee Region. 2 nights at a Coffee Hacienda.


• Cathedral Senor de los Milagros in Buga
• Colourfull village Salento
• Lush green landscapes

Our Insider Tip:

The view from the mirador in Salento.

>Coffee Region, Coffee


After breakfast we visit the farm right next to the hotel and learn everything about the Colombian Highland Coffee in a technical and practical introduction to the coffee cultivation and production process of the Hacienda. In the afternoon we visit the botanical garden and the butterfly rising.


• All about coffee
• Local culture up close

Our Insider Tip:

Not only the coffee bean, but also the berries are highly energizing!

Cocora Valley


Today we visit Valle de Cocora: With breathtaking landscapes, this is one of the most beautiful valleys in Colombia. Here one will find the impressive “Palma de Cera”, the official Colombian national tree and one of the tallest species of palm in the world. On the way back to Armenia, we visit Salento, a picturesque village with artisanal and crafts shops.


• Waxpalms
• Green Andean landscapes

Our Insider Tip:

A tasty Canelazo (typical hot beverage).



In the morning time to relax at the Hacienda, afterwards transfer to Medellín (about 5 hours). Arrival at ‘The City of Eternal Spring’, where we will spend 2 nights at a hotel in the modern part El Poblado.


• Contrast between coffee region and Medellin
• Mild climate
• Versatile, gastronomic offer

Our Insider Tip:

Gain an inside into Medellin´s night life by having a drink at one of the many bars in El Poblado.



After breakfast we discover Medellín, a city which stands for the change in Colombia, like no other place. Once being a city known for many problems, Medellín recognizes itself nowadays for its friendly people, good weather and its projects of social inclusion, like the Metrocable. The tour starts in the heart of the center by exploring the San Antonio Park, Plaza de San Ignacio, the traditional Avenida La Playa and the Sculpture Park, which contains more than 20 sculptures, donated by Maestro Fernando Botero, a son of Antioquia and Colombia’s best-known artist. We finish the tour with a trip by Metro and by Cable Car to the Biblioteca de España.


• The different facets of Medellín
• Botero’s sculptures
• Profound insights into the local culture and history

Our Insider Tip:

Today’s lunch should be the typical dish Bandeja Paisa.



Today we leave the andenean region of Colombia and fly directly to Cartagena at the Caribbean Coast. Arrival at Cartagena de Indias and transfer to our hotel located at the Old City. Today Cartagena is Colombia’s fifth largest city, has the best preserved colonial architecture in the country and is one of the most famous vacation resorts – it was declared a World Heritage by the UNSECO in 1984. 2 nights including breakfast. In the evening we take a first walk through the beautiful Old City of Cartagena. We spend 3 nights in Cartagena.


• Contrast of the Andean region and the Caribbean coast
• Charming alleys in Cartagena
• Great variety of culinary delights

Our Insider Tip:

Dinner at the restaurant Interno, a project of a local womens’ prison.

Cartagena Frutas


After breakfast transfer to the convent of La Popa (the highest point of the city) and the Castillo de San Felipe, an immense fort filled with history and mysteries hidden in its stonewalled tunnels. Leaving the castle, we visit the monument of Zapatos Viejos, the “Old Shoes”. In the afternoon time for leisure.


• Historic city centre with its romantic alleys
• View from the city wall (especially at sunset)
• Castillo San Felipe
• La Popa Convent

Our Insider Tip:

Enjoy the last sunset of this trip from the city wall or a rooftop bar.

Cartagena Islas del Rosario


Breakfast and day for leisure. Opportunity to take an optional half-day tour to La Boquilla, a fisherman’s village about 30 minutes by car from Cartagena, where travelers will be taken by natives in dugout canoes through the mangrove labyrinths of the swamps close by to the village. Or by boat together with other tourists to one of the Rosario Islands to enjoy the white sanded beaches and the cristal-clear water of the Caribbean (optional tours, not included).


• Culture up close, encounter with locals
• Mangroves
• White, caribbean beaches
• Crystal clear water

Our Insider Tip:

Grab your snorkel and explore the caribbean underwater world on the Rosario Islands.

Cartagena by Night


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


Standard category:

Bogotá: Hotel Casa Deco (
Neiva: Hostería Matamundo (
San Agustín: Hacienda Anacaona (
Popayan: Hotel La Plazuela (
Zona Cafetera: Hotel Bosque de Saman Estandar (
Medellín: La Campana Boutique (
Cartagena: Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (

De Luxe Category:

Bogotá: Hotel La Opera (
Neiva: Hotel GHLNeiva (
San Agustin: Akawanka Lodge (
Popayan: Dann Monasterio (
Zona Cafetera: Hotel Bosque de Saman Superior  (
Medellín: Diez Hotel (
Cartagena: Bovedas Santa Clara (

• All transfers and transportation in good, well-equipped vehicles: automobiles, vans and buses
• Overnight in the hotels mentioned or similar including breakfasts (partly American breakfast, partly buffet)
• Bilingual local travel guides
• All other services mentioned in the program: walks, excursions and meals
• Entrance tickets
• High interest information material
• Domestic flights: Bogotá – Neiva / Medellín – Cartagena – Bogotá
• Personal expenses and tips
• Services not mentioned in the program
Minimum requirements of participants: 2

Dates 2023: 13.01./10.02./03.03./21.04./05.05./23.06./21.07./18.08./15.09./20.10./17.11.

For all the adventurous clients, who prefer travelling in groups, we have just the right thing to offer: our 22 days SIB tour “Action and Adventure”. The tour takes you through impressive mountain landscapes and terminates in the beautiful colonial town of Cartagena.

Tourstops: Bogota – Villa de Leyva – National Park Los Nevados – Manizales – Santa Marta – Lost City “Ciudad Perdida” – Cartagena

Day 1: Bogotá – Arrival

Arrival in Bogotá, where we are welcome by the tour guide. Transfer to the hotel in the colonial city center of Bogotá. 2 nights, breakfast included. During dinner (not included) we review the itinerary with the guide.

Day 2: Bogotá

In the morning we explore the city by bike, taking advantage of the empty streets – due to “ciclo via”, an event that takes place every Sunday. In the afternoon we continue our city tour and visit the points of interest such as Plaza Bolivar, beautiful churches and the Gold Museum. To finish the day, we take the cable car up to Monserrate and enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

Day 3: Bogotá – Villa de Leyva

After breakfast we leave Bogotá northbound, heading to Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful colonial villages of Colombia. On the way we stop in Zipaquirá, Chiquinquirá and Raquirá. We arrive in Villa de Leyva in the early afternoon and check in to a colonial hotel located in the city center. 3 nights, breakfast included. In the afternoon we stroll through the village.

Day 4: Villa de Leyva

Whole day bike tour to explore the impressive landscape around Villa de Leyva. We pass the archeological site “Observatorio Muisca”, the monastery “Ecce Homo” and afterwards a 150 year old fossil, which is displayed right where it was found.

Bike tour: ca. 45 km / Ascent: ca. 500 m / Descent: ca. 500 m

Day 5: Villa de Leyva

After breakfast we drive up to the visitors´center of Iguaque National Park, the starting point for our trekking that takes us up to a lagoon situated at 3.600 m known as cradle of mankind to the Muisca Indians. Expect great paramo landscapes with Frailijones and wide views. In the late afternoon we ride back to Villa de Leyva by bike.

Trekking: Ascent: 800 m / Descent: 800 m / 5 hours
Bike tour: ca. 20 km / Ascent: 100 m / Descent: 600 m

Day 6: Villa de Leyva – Salento

Drive back to Bogotá and in the afternoon flight to the coffee region (Armenia or Pereira). Transfer to the village Salento, where we go for a walk in the evening. Salento has kept its traditional architecture and is situated in the lush green hills of the coffee region.

Day 7- 12: Los Nevados

Start of the 6 days/5 nights crossing of the volcanic chain Los Nevados, the highest elevation in the central mountain chain. The region includes four departments: Tolima, Quindio, Riseralda and Caldas. The two highest spots are Nevado del Tolima (5.125 m) and Nevado del Ruiz (5.311 m). Inbetween there are various volcanoes of about 5.000 m, great paramo landscapes with lots of typical Frailejones and beautiful lagoons. This tour includes the optional climb of Nevado Santa Isabel (5.000 m). We spend the nights in shelters or very good tents, that can easily keep up with international standards.
Full board, local guides with lots of climbing experience and mules to carry our luggage. The tour is programmed as follows, might be changed however due to climate and local conditions:

Day 7: Salento – Estrella de Agua

In the morning we have some time to explore the village a little closer. At around 11:00, in typical Willy Jeeps, we head for the valley of Cocora. Be impressed by the huge wax palmtrees, that can reach up to 70 m. We start our trekking, that takes us past the nature reserve Acaime until we reach our first shelter “Estrella de Agua” (3.170 m).

Ascent: 770 m / Descent: 0 m / 6 hours

Day 8: Estrella de Agua – Finca La Playa

On day 2 of our trekking we hike through Andean forest and typical paramo landscapes that are characterized by Frailejones. After a steep ascent to the “Paramo de Romerales”, we reach our destination for the day, the shelter “Finca La Playa” (3.680 m).

Ascent: 570 m / Descent: 50 m / 6-7 hours

Day 9: Finca la Playa (Paramo de Romerales – Laguna del Encanto – Termales Cañón)

We continue with another ascent through the paramo landscapes with a wide view of the „Laguna del Encanto” and subsequent descent through the “Valle del Placer” until we reach the hot springs “Termales Cañon”. Enjoy a nice hot bath here. This night we spend in tents.

Ascent: 200 m / Descent: 200 m / 6-7 hours

Day 10: Termales Cañón – Finca Africa

From the region of the hot springs we continue to „Finca Africa”.

Ascent: 0 m / Descent: 150 m / 6-7 hours

Day 11: Finca Africa – Laguna de Otun

Today we climb up to the montain pass „Cerro España“ until we reach the “Laguna de Otun”.
We spend the night in tents.

Ascent: 800 m / Descent: 550 m / 6-7 hours

Day 12: Ascending the summit of Nevado Santa Isabel – Manizales

Early in the morning we head for the glaciers of Nevado Santa Isabel. After passing the snow line at around 4.800 m, we hike up the last meters with a rope, clampons and ice picks until we reach the summit at around 5.000 m. Here you will get an impressive view of the national park and the surrounding peaks. Afterwards we climb back down to the shelter where we will be picked up and driven back to Manizales (2.150 m). After 6 exhausting and exciting days, lean back and relax at the hotel.

Ascent: 1.100 m / Descent: 1.100 m / 8 hours

Day 13: Manizales

The mountain bikes are already awaiting us and we start our tour through the amazing, lush green coffee region. We ride until Hacienda Venecia, an authentic coffee finca, where we learn everything about cultivation of coffee and the durther processing of this important good. In the afternoon we ride back to the hotel.

Bike tour: ca. 50 km / Ascent: 450 m / Descent: 450 m

Day 14: Manizales – Bogotá – Santa Marta

Transfer to the airport and flight to Santa Marta (connection in Bogotá). After arrival transfer to Taganga, a little fisher village, where we spend one night at a hotel on the beach.

OR: Flight to Bogotá and end f the journey.

Day 15: Santa Marta – Trekking Ciudad Perdida

Start of the 4 days/3 nights trekking to the Lost City. La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Santa Marta Snow-Capped Mountain Range) is the highest coastal mountain range in the world. It rises up to 5.775m meters at Bolívar peak and is only 50km, as the crow flies, away from the sea. At this reserve covering 383.000 hectares one can find a humid jungle of slopes and foothills, tropical rain forest and rainy tundra as well as peaks that are covered by snow all year round. In addition to its immense wealth in bio-diversity, in flora and animal life, this reserve is also the home of diverse indigenous groups such as the Arhuacos and the Koguis. It also represents one of the most outstanding and impressive archaeological sites of the continent: The Lost City or “Ciudad Perdida” is situated at an altitude of between 900 and 1300 meters above sea-level in the middle of the jungle. The Tayrona Indians, who flourished between the 13th and 14th century, probably constructed this archaeological wonder. The Lost City, with its terraced complexes, bridges, paths and aqueducts, is extraordinary, as is the track that leads us there, taking us through diverse and spectacular landscapes and climatic zones.
Accommodation in simple camps with hammocks or beds and simple, shared bathrooms. Due to the given conditions up in the mountains, these are the only accommodations available.
The tour is programmed as follows, as there are various camps though, the exact location of our accommodation might change.

Santa Marta – Mamey – Adán

After pick up at your hotel in Santa Marta, we drive by 4×4 vehicle for about 3 hours to Mamey (or “Machete Pelao”). After a brief introduction and lunch, we start our hike from Machete to the first cabaña “Adan” o “Alfredo”. During the hike we pass natural pools, where we can take a refreshing bath.

Duration/Distance: 3h/7.5 km.
Accommodation: Hammocks

Day 16: Adán – Wiwa – Teyuna

After breakfast we start our hike towards the camp “Wiwa” where we have lunch and cool off in the pleasant waters of the river Buritaca. From here we continue the journey and pass “’Mutanyi’”, an indigenous village inhabited by Koguis, where the guide will give us some information about the indigenous culture of the Sierra Nevada. Afterwards we hike to camp “’Paraíso Teyuna’” where we spend the second night. This camp is located just 1 hour from The Lost City.

Duration/Distance: 8h/15km.
Accommodation: Hammocks

Day 17: Teyuna – Ciudad Perdida – Wiwa

Climbing up 1200 steps we see terraces built over a thousand years ago until we finally get to the archaeological rings that were the foundations of the main settlement of the vanished Tayrona culture. During this guided tour we learn about the Lost City and enjoy the beautiful landscape. We also get the chance to take a bath in the “Pozo de Juventud” (Well of Youth), that, according to the legend, has magical properties. We finish the tour by descending down to “Paraíso Teyuno” where we have lunch before continuing to “Wiwa” where we spend our last night. Here we will experience a cultural exchange, which gives us an inside into their cosmic vision, lifestyle and art.

Duration/Distance: 8h/11km. Accommodation: Hammocks

Day 18: Wiwa- Mamey – Santa Marta

Our days in contact with nature come to an end and it’s time to return to the city. Early in the morning we hike from “Wiwa” to “El Mamey”. Here we have lunch, before getting on the Jeeps that take us back to Santa Marta.

Duration/Distance: 3h/5km.

Day 19: Tayrona Park

After breakfast we start a full day hike through the tropical dry forest of Tayrona national park, that leads us to the left overs of the former indigenous village “Pueblito”. Afterwards we continue to the beautiful beaches of San Juan del Cabo, La Piscina, Arrecife and Cañaveral. We have plenty of time to relax and go for a swim.

Day 20: Tayrona Park – Cartagena

After breakfast we take the public bus via Santa Marta and Barranquilla to Cartagena, straight to our hotel in the old town. 2 nights, breakfast included.

Day 21: Cartagena

In the morning we explore the city by foot and visit the colonial treasures of Cartagena. In the afternoon we discover the corners of Cartagena, to many the most beautiful city in South America, on our own.

Day 22: Cartagena – Return flight

Around midday/afternoon transfer to the airport and flight back home (connection in Bogotá).

Bogotá: Hotel Casa Deco

Villa de Leyva: Hotel La Roca

Salento:Hotel Salento Real

Manizales: El Recinto de Pensamiento

Santa Marta: Bahía Taganga

Ciudad Perdida Trek: Hammocks or double bunk beds, no website

Tayrona Park: Ecohotel Playa La Roca

Cartagena: Casa Villa Colonial

• Permanent English speaking guide, from Bogotá until Bogotá
• Accommodation in the middle class hotels mentioned (or eventually equal alternatives), shelters or tents
• During the trekking to Ciudad Perdida, lodging in hammocks
• Board as mentioned: B = breakfast / L = lunch/LP = lunchbox / D = dinner
• Local trekking- and climbing experts for the trekking in Los Nevados National Park
• Other excursions as described in the program
• Information material about the trip, entry fees and useful gift for the journey
• Domestic flights Bogotá – coffee region / coffee region – Santa Marta return flight from Cartagena – Bogota, airport fees included
• Excellent mountain bikes for the tours and support vehicle

• International flights and airport fees on departure
• Personal expenses and tips
• Services that are not mentiones in the programm

Minimium requirement of participants: 4

Dates 2019: 26.01. / 23.02. / 06.07. / 16.11.–>

For all our clients, who are looking for a tour that shows them the heart of Colombia, we have just the right thing to offer: our 17 days SIB tour “The Hidden Treasures of Colombia”, which comes with solely ground transportation and combines authentic cultural experiences with impressive landscapes and culinary elements.

Tourstops: Bogota – Villa de Leyva – Tatacoa – San Agustín – Popayan – Coffee Region – Honda – Bogotá

Possible Extensions:
Pacific Coast – Nuqui
Caribbean Coast – Santa Marta, Tayrona, Cartagena




The Colombian capital is located in the very center of the country at approx. 2650 meters above sea level in an area known as the Savanna of Bogotá (Sabana de Bogotá). The east side of the city is flanked by the Cordillera Oriental, which are foothills of the Andes Mountains. In terms of area, Bogotá is Colombia’s largest city: It extends more than 40 km from north to south, and 20km from east to west. It is not only the main economic and industrial center, but also the political heart of the country: The National Legislature, the Supreme Court of Justice and the residence of the President of the Republic (Casa de Nariño) reside here. With its 8 million inhabitants, the city is Colombia’s most populous and the huge cultural offer is among the best and largest in the country – Bogotá is home to numerous museums such as the famous Gold museum or the Botero museum, theatres and libraries.

Private transfer from Bogotá airport (BOG) to Hotel in the historic center- with Bilingual guide

Dinner included (depending on arrival time!)


Our Insider Tip:

Looking closely, one can see on the Avenida Jimenez how they trade emeralds in small paper bags.

Bogotá Frutas


FD City Tour with Paloquemao, Monserrate & Botero Museum – with Bilingual guide
In the morning visit to the public market of Paloquemao, then city tour with visit to the colonial old town, the Plaza de Bolivar and the surrounding government buildings, churches worth seeing, the Botero museum and a cable car ride to the mountain Monserrate, from where one has a great view on Bogotá, In the afternoon detailed visit to the Gold Museum.
Lunch included

About 170 m / 3.5 hours


• Historic Centre La Candelaria
• View from Monserrate
• Historic artefarcts at the Gold Museum
• Public market Paloquemao
• Versatile, gastronomic offer

Our Insider Tip:

Keep your eyes open for any unknown, exotic fruits!

Villa de Leyva


Located only four hours from Bogota, Villa de Leiva is a fascinating, small, colonial town. Founded in 1572 and home to many important politicians, artists and wealthy families of the colonial period it is steeped in history and is extremely well-preserved. The enormous plaza mayor (the largest in Colombia) is flanked on all sides by red-tiled, white houses and most of the streets are cobbled. The town is perfect for wandering at a leisurely pace taking in the atmosphere of times gone by and browsing in the handicraft shops. There are also a number of small, but interesting museums. This region of Boyacá was once under the sea surface and a large number of marine fossils can be seen in the area. The scenery of the surrounding countryside is rather Mediterranean in appearance, olives, oranges and curuba are grown in the region.

Our day starts with an overland transport from Bogotá to Villa de Leyva vía Zipaquirá, visiting the unusual Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. This unique building was constructed approximately 120 meters underground in a former salt mine. Stop en route to visit the pretty village of Ráquira, famous for its handicrafts, the best place in Colombia for buying pottery. We continue towards Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved colonial towns in South America. Upon arrival in Villa de Leyva, transfer to our hotel.
Lunch included


• Underground Salt-cathedral of Zipaquirá
• Elaborate handicraft in Raquirá
• Basilica de la Virgen de Chiquinquirá
• Colonial architecture of Villa de Leyva

Our Insider Tip:

The restaurant Colfrance, located at the shores of the lagoon Fúquene, is the perfect lunch-stop.

Villa de Leyva, Ecce Homo


We stroll through the village of Villa de Leyva visiting the central plaza with its churches, restaurants and handicraft shops, afterwards we visit the “Ecce Homo” Dominican convent, constructed in the XVII century and continue to a fossil discovered just outside the town, which has been dated at more than 150 million years old, finishing in the Casa de Terra Cotta.
Lunch included


• Monastery Ecce Homo
• Gigantic fossils in El Fosil
• Casa Terracotta

Our Insider Tip:

There are plenty of little art shops and galleries to discover in Villa de Leyva.



About 300 km / 6 hours

Girardot is a city with over 100.000 inhabitants located in the department of Cundinamarca about 3 hours southwest of Bogotá. Year-round tropical and hot climate attract tourists from Bogotá especially on the weekend escaping the capital’s rainy weather. People search distraction here in the many hotels and resorts, water parks, swimming pools and the Río Magdalena – also excursions in the field of eco-tourism are possible.

After breakfast departure from Villa de Leyva towards Bogotá taking an alternative scenic back-road via Tunja, capital city of the department of Boyacá; we first stop at the most important monument in Colombian history: the “Boyacá Bridge”. On that bridge Simón Bolívar fought and won his most decisive battle against Spanish settlers.
When entering Bogotá we pay a visit to the foundation Hogar de Paz where we learn about their project to support adolescents who don´t get much support from their families.
Afterwards we cross Bogotá and drive south to Girardot. Here we have a relaxed night at our hotel with pool.
Lunch and dinner included


• Puente de Boyaca
• Deep insights into the social structures of Colombia
• Supporting a local project
• Warm climate in Girardot

Our Insider Tip:

Usefull,little gifts for the kids – like pens, notebooks, etc – are very welcome.



About 300 km / 6.5 hours

The Tatacoa Desert is located very close to Neiva in the department of Huila. It is a striking landscape of eroded cliffs and gullies, sculpted by the infrequent rain. Because of the dry, clear conditions, lack of light pollution and location in close proximity to the equator, Tatacoa is a great spot for stargazing – the skies above both the Northern and Southern hemispheres are spread out for all to see. Tatacoa isn’t really a desert, although the thermometer states otherwise – it can hit 50°C at times. It’s technically a semi-arid dry tropical forest.

In the morning we drive towards Villavieja, drop off our luggage at the hotel and visit the desert of Tatacoa in the afternoon.
Lunch included


• Contrast between th Andean region and the desert area
• Rock formations in the Tatacoa Desert

Our Insider Tip:

When walking through the desert watch out for rocks lying around…Tatacoa is known for its many fossils.

San Agustín, Surroundings


After breakfast we take a scnic drive to San Agustín, a village in the southern department of Huila, which is located 227 km from Neiva and counts a population of around 30,000. The village was originally founded in 1752 by Alejo Astudillo, but attacks by indigenous people destroyed it. In 1790, Lucas de Herazo y Mendigaña founded the present village. The temperature averages 18 °C year-round. The area is very well known for its pre-Columbian archaeological sites, known as the San Agustín Archaeological Park, which generates significant revenue to the economy due to the high volume of tourists, both Colombian and foreigners. In 1995, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon we visit the San Agustín Archaeological Park, which is formed by the “Mesitas” and the “Fuente Ceremonial de Lavapatas”. We end the day with a visit to the Archaeological Museum.
Lunch included


• Drive along the river Magdalena
• History and culture up close
• Extremely well preserved archaeological artefacts
• Lush green mountainous landscapes

Our Insider Tip:

Achiras – a delicious, local, crunchy snack.

San Agustín


Today we head to the famous strait of the Río Magdalena. Here, the longest river of Colombia narrows and is just 2 meters wide.
The afternoon is free, so take your time to relax.
Lunch included


• River Strait of Magdalena

Our Insider Tip:

Visit of an artisan Trapiche, where sugar cane is processed into panela.



About 140 km / 4.5 hours

Popayán is the capital of the Cauca department. Founded by Sebastian de Belalcazar in 1537, Popayán is located in the Valley of Pubenza between the Western and Central Cordillera in the southwest of the country. The old and historic center of Popayán is considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Colombia as well as in all of Latin America.

In the morning we travel to Popayan. We stop at the Village Isnos where nearby we will find some more impressive tombs and statues at Alto de los Idolos. We continue our Journey from San Agustin to Popayan (4-5 hours), crossing the beautiful Puracé National Natural Park. We will observe some more Colombian landscapes as the Andean cloud forest and the Paramos. Arrival in Popayan, also known as the white City. In the afternoon walking tour through Popayan.
Lunch included


• Archaeological excavations in Isnos
• Paramo Puracé
• The completely white fronts in Popayan

Our Insider Tip:

Watch the sunset from the Morro, a little hill in the periphery of the city center.



About 125 km / 3.5 hours

In the morning we visit the village Silvia, where every Tuesday the Guambiano people come together at a busy market. Find interesting fruits and vegetables you might not have known before, as well as unique handicrafts. Depending on the hour, we either have lunch in Silvia, o r upon arrival in Popayan, before we continue toTimbío, one of the few places where the silk production, which was initiated by the state about 40 years ago, still persist. Here, the entire production process – from cultivating the mulberry leaves to the production of the silk threads – is entirely in women’s hands.
Transfer from Popayán to Timbío, where the welcoming and strong women show and tell us everything about their daily work on a tour through the mulberry fields, the nursery and pupating stations of the silk worms, as well as the final processing of the raw silk. After a delicious local snack and a visit of the local silk craft store, we head back to Popayán

Lunch included


• The buzz of activity of the indigenous Guambianos at the market in Silvia
• Lush green landscapes
• Silk made in Colombia (by only women!)

Our Insider Tip:

Support the local women in Timbío by getting a pretty souvenir at their handicraft store.



About 340 km / 6 hours

Transfer from Popayan to the Coffee Region with a stop a short stop in Buga, where the famous Basilica del Señor de los Milagros is located. Further transfer to our charming hotel in the coffee region.
Lunch included


• Basilica del Senor de los Milagros
• Sugar Cane Museum

Our Insider Tip:

Ask the owner of the hotel to show you around his garden with lots of different, exotic fruit.

Kaffeezone Cocora


About 40 km / 1,5 hours

Half Day Cacao Tour on a family run Cacao Finca

We leave our Hotel towards the city of Armenia. In case of bad weather we change to Willy jeeps to make our way to Hacienda Evelyza, where we visit the plantation of different native and non-native varieties of cocoa. The owner of the Hacienda shares his profound knowledge of the cultivation, history and culture of cacao. During the tour through we taste various cacao fruits, and see how the grafts for no new seedlings are made. Finally we arrive at the main house where we experience the fermentation-, drying- and artesanal grinding-process. After tasting a delicious, selfmade hot chocolate, we return to our accommodation or continue to our next activity.
Lunch included


• Learn all about the valuable cacao plant
• Experience an authentic family run local business

Our Insider Tip:

Take one of the self made chocolates with you, they are delicious and make a great souvenir!



About 160 km / 5 hours

Today we take it easy and enjoy the grounds of the finca in the morning, before we drive north towards Manizales. On the way we stop at a typical “trapiche”, where sugar cane is processed to raw sugar cane blocks called “panela”. Panela is used in every colombian household and is a great alternative to white sugar.

We either have lunch close by or continue to our final destination Hacienda Venecia in the outskirts of Manizales.

Lunch and Dinner included


• Lush green grounds full of coffee, plantains and cacao
• The finca is crowded with colourful birds

Our Insider Tip:

You can also book an additional cooking class to learn some typical preparations with plantains, or a birdwatching tour.

Tamesis, Antioquia


(Either in the morning or in the afternoon)
Sprawling across hills upon hills of coffee crops this traditional hacienda looks like straight out of a Colombian coffee advert. Lovingly refurbished buildings, designed gardens and facilities combine old colonial charme with modern amenities. First of all we receive an introduction to how the beans are cultivated and harvested, then to how they are selected and processed and eventually how the beans are roasted and ground into rich premium highland coffee ready for packaging.
Tour is shared with other visitors.

Lunch included


• All about café – from the bean to the freshly brewed cup

Our Insider Tip:

Not only the coffee bean, but also the berries are highly energizing!

Antioquia Cocorná


About 150 km / 4 hours

Around midday We leave Manizales and descend the Andes to the Magdalena river valley, to get the quaint little city of Honda.

Lunch included


• Incredible views over the Andean landscapes

Our Insider Tip:

If we leave early enough, we have time to stop at the hot springs of Ruiz.



Halfday walking tour through this historic river town, found in 1643, located directly at the Magdalena River. Visit of the market (plaza de mercado), the puente Navarro Bridge, some colonial houses and the “Museo del rio”.


• The Magdalena river, the most important River in Colombia
• Get lost in the charming little alleys of Honda

Our Insider Tip:



Private transfer from Honda to Bogota Airport – Only driver
From the airport you continue your onward journey either back home or to one of the additional optional destinations (see extensions).


Our Insider Tip:

Take a bottle of the typical Aguardiente back home.

Bogotá: Hotel Casa Deco

Villa de Leyva: Hospedería La Roca

Girardot: Hotel GHL Style Girardot

Villavieja: Hotel Yararaka

San Agustín: Hotel Akawanka Lodge

Popayan: Hotel La Plazuela

Armenia: Hacienda Combia

Támesis: Hotel Vegas del Rio

Medellín: La Campana Hotel Boutique

• All services indicated in the above itinerary.
• All transfers and transportation in good, well-equipped vehicles: automobiles, vans and buses.
• Overnight in hotels mentioned including breakfasts (partly American breakfast, partly buffet).
• Bilingual Permanent Travel Guide.
• All other services mentioned in the program: walks, excursions and meals
• Personal travel documents, map of Colombia and useful welcome gift.
• Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
• Entrance fees.

• International flights.
• Personal expenses and Tips.
• Services not mentioned in the program.

Minimium requirement of participants: 3
Maximum number of participants: 12

Dates 2022: 11.09.
Dates 2023: 11.06./10.09./26.11.

– This tour is run with francophone guides! –

Get to know the main touristic sites of the country and Colombia´s great natural resources in just 12 days. Experience astonishing and highly diverse landscapes – mountains, valleys, forests, beaches – as well as the cultural diversity of Colombia – Andean culture, Antioquieña culture and Caribbean culture.
If you want to immerse yourself even more, extend your trip and spend a few days for example in the Colombian Amazon forest or in the colonial villages north of Bogota.

Tourstops: Bogota – Coffee Region – Medellín – Santa Marta – Cartagena

Possible Extensions:
Villa de Leyva – Barichara
Caño Cristales (June through November)




La capitale colombienne est située au cœur du pays sur un plateau appelé « Sabana de Bogotá » à une altitude moyenne de 2600 m. La partie orientale de la ville est bordée par une cordillère qui constitue le pied de la chaine des Andes. En termes de surface, Bogotá est la ville la plus étendue du pays, on compte plus de 40 kms de distance du Nord au Sud et 20 kms d’Est en Ouest. Elle est non seulement le principal pôle économique et industriel du pays, mais aussi le cœur politique avec la présence des principales institutions telles que l’assemblée, la cour suprême de justice, la résidence du président de la république (casa de Nariño). Avec ses 8 millions d’habitants, Bogotá est la ville la plus peuplée de Colombie, elle accueille une offre culturelle très importante, qui se reflète entre autres dans son grand nombre de musées (parmi eux le célèbre musée de l’or ou encore le musée Botero), de théâtres et de bibliothèques.
Accueil à l’aéroport et transfert à votre hotel situé dans le centre historique – avec un guide Francophone


• La Place Bolivar

Our Insider Tip:

Diner chez T’bone.

Bogotá Mueseo de Oro


Excursion d’une demi-journée dans le centre historique – avec un guide francophone.
Après un premier petit déjeuner, rencontre avec votre guide francophone pour découvrir la capitale colombienne. La visite commence par un voyage en funiculaire ou téléphérique jusqu’à la montagne de Monserrate située à 3152 m d’altitude et qui offre une vue spectaculaire sur la ville. Ensuite, nous nous promènerons dans le quartier historique de la Candelaria, remarquable par son architecture coloniale et nous visiterons la Plaza Bolívar, place principale entourée des monuments officiels du gouvernement. Enfin, nous découvrirons le célèbre musée de l’or qui constitue la plus grande collection d’orfèvrerie au monde produite durant la période précolombienne.


• Musée de l’or

Our Insider Tip:

Visiter le marché des artisans à coté du musée de l’or.

Coffee Region, Coffee


La Colombie est réputée pour son café, mais nulle part ailleurs le grain prisé n’est plus important que dans les départements de Caldas, Risaralda et Quindío, qui forment le cœur de la Zona Cafetera, également appelée Eje Cafetero (Axe du café). Vous y trouverez des jeeps remplies de cueilleurs de café moustachus; des personnes âgées vêtues de ponchos qui bavardent dans les cafés; et, bien sûr, d’innombrables tasses d’arabica chaud. De nombreuses fermes de café ont adopté le tourisme et accueillent les visiteurs dans leurs plantations pour tout savoir sur le processus de culture du café. Il est particulièrement intéressant de visiter cette région pendant les récoltes (d’avril à mai, d’octobre à décembre) lorsque les fermes sont une ruche d’activité. Le «paysage culturel du café», inscrit sur la liste du patrimoine mondial par l’UNESCO depuis 2011

Transfert de votre Hôtel à l’aéroport de Bogotá (BOG) – avec un guide francophone.
Vol de Bogotá à Pereira
Accueil et transfert de l’aéroport de Pereira à votre hôtel dans la región de Risaralda – avec un guide francophone.
Demi journée d’excursion dans une ferme de café – avec un guide francophone.


• Exploitation agricole de café

Our Insider Tip:

Goûter à la limonade de café.

Valle de Cocora


Journée complète Vallée de Cocora et Salento – avec guide Francophone
Avec des paysages à couper le souffle, la vallée de Cocora est l’une des plus belles vallées de Colombie. On y trouve l’impressionnant palmier à cire quindien, qui culmine à plus de 60 m. C’est l’arbre national officiel colombien et aussi l’une des plus hautes espèces de palmiers au monde. Lors de notre visite, nous explorerons la vallée. Sur le chemin du retour, nous visiterons Salento, un village pittoresque avec des boutiques d’artisanat et de belles facades de maisons avec leurs balcons colorés.


• Vallée de Cocora

Our Insider Tip:

Observer le ciel pour peut-être apercevoir le condor.



Medellín, la capitale du département d’Antioquia, est située dans le nord-ouest de la Colombie et est située dans la vallée de l’Abourra, traversée par la rivière Medellín qui coule du nord au sud. Avec ses températures chaudes toute l’année, elle est également connue sous le nom de «Ville du printemps éternel». Sa population est d’environ 3 millions d’habitants, ce qui en fait la deuxième ville du pays. En outre, la ville se distingue comme l’un des principaux centres culturels de la Colombie: elle accueille de nombreux événements reconnus sur le plan national et international, tels que la foire aux fleurs et le festival international de la poésie.
Transfert de Pereira à Medellín (230 kms/5-6 h) – avec un guide francophone.


• Traversée de la Cordillère centrale

Our Insider Tip:

Goûter au plat typique Antioqueño: la bandeja paisa.

Medellin, Teleferico


Demi journée de visite de Medellin – avec un guide francophone.
Ce circuit nous emmène aux sites touristiques les plus importants de la «ville du printemps éternel» en seulement 4 heures. Nous explorerons le centre-ville de Medellin et le centre historique, nous écouterons des musiciens locaux et la musique traditionnelle guasca lors de votre visite du Parc Berrio. Nous traverserons l’agitation du centre-ville de Medellin jusqu’à la célèbre place Botero avec une exposition de l’artiste colombien Fernando Botero, dont les sculptures sont devenues un emblème de la ville. Nous prendrons ensuite le métro-câble jusqu’à Santo Domingo, qui était autrefois un quartier connu de la violence des gangs à Medellin. Le téléphérique a été construit pour rendre le centre-ville plus accessible aux habitants des banlieues et permet aux visiteurs de se faire une idée de la vie de la population marginalisée. Tout en profitant de la vue spectaculaire, nous en apprendrons davantage sur la transformation de Medellin, l’une des villes les plus dangereuses du monde, en un fascinant creuset de cultures auquel participent probablement les personnes les plus amicales et les plus chaleureuses du monde. Durée: environ 4 heures.


• Centre de Medellin

Our Insider Tip:

Vibrer aux sons traditionnels de la musique Guasca dans le parc Berrio.

Santa Marta, Taganga Sunset


Santa Marta fut la première ville fondée en Colombie le 29 juillet 1525 par le conquérant espagnol Rodrígo de Bastidas. Elle est située entre la Sierra Nevada, les plus hauts sommets du pays et la mer des Caraïbes. Par conséquent, visiter cette ville est un excellent moyen de découvrir la diversité de la faune et de la flore de la région, ainsi que les sites culturels et historiques de la ville. Simón Bolívar est décédé ici dans une propriété appelée Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, le 17 décembre 1830, en périphérie de la ville. Santa Marta bénéficie non seulement d’excellentes infrastructures touristiques, mais constitue également un excellent point de départ pour explorer les plages intactes du parc national de Tayrona et la «Ciudad Perdida», ou la Cité perdue, située à environ 1 300 mètres d’altitude dans la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Transfert de votre hôtel à l’aéroport Rionegro (MDE) – avec un guide francophone.
Vol de Medellin à Santa Marta
Transfert de l’aéroport de Santa Marta (SMR) au centre historique – avec un guide francophone.


• Centre historique de Santa Marta
• Couchers de soleil spectaculaires de Santa Marta

Our Insider Tip:

Manger une arepa gourmet au Café Lulo.

Tayrona, beach


Excursion d’une journée complète à Tayrona – Cabo San Juan – avec guide Francophone
Départ de Santa Marta le matin en direction de l’Est le long de la côte caraïbe jusqu’à El Zaino, entrée principale du parc national de Tayrona, à environ une demi-heure de route de Santa Marta. Arrivée à la plage de Cañaveral, l’un des endroits les plus sauvages et les plus beaux du parc national de Tayrona. Du haut d’une petite colline, il sera possible de profiter d’une vue spectaculaire sur la côte atlantique. La visite se poursuit par une randonnée de 1h30 à travers la forêt tropicale jusqu’à Arrecife, une autre plage merveilleuse du parc national Tayrona. Vous aurez amplement le temps de déjeuner (non inclus). Nous continuons notre randonnée pendant encore une heure en passant par des plages telles que celles d’Arenillas, La Piscina et Cabo San Juan, peut-être la partie la plus spectaculaire du parc, où nous aurons le temps de nous baigner et de nous détendre dans ce lieu exotique.
Durée: environ 8 heures, incluant une randonnée d’environ 3-4 heures.


• Parc Tayrona

Our Insider Tip:

Observer la forêt tropicale et peut-être voir le magnifique Morpho Bleu (papillon)

Cartagena, Torre


Pendant longtemps, Carthagène de Indes a été un port incontournable dans les grands itinéraires maritimes commerciaux, son architecture fortifiée datant du XVIe siècle est une des plus complètes d’Amérique latine. Aujourd’hui Carthagène continue son attraction, car elle nous transporte dans le temps. Ses pittoresques villas aux balcons fleuris, ses églises remarquablement conservées, ses calèches, ses rues pavées, ou encore son ouverture vers la mer des caraïbes et son ambiance festive en font un des endroits de villégiature les plus prisés. La ville a été déclarée patrimoine mondial par l’UNESCO en 1984.
Transfert de Santa Marta à Carthagène (235 kms/4-5 h) – avec guide Francophone


• La côte Caraïbe Colombienne

Our Insider Tip:

Admirer la vue sur la Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta et ses nombreux oiseaux.

Cartagena, Castillo


Demi-journée de visite du centre historique de Carthagène – avec un guide francophone
Le matin, visite guidée des monuments importants de la ville avec un guide francophone. Nous nous rendrons au couvent de la Popa (point culminant de la ville) d’où nous pourrons admirer un exceptionnel panorama et nous visiterons le Castillo de San Felipe, un immense fort rempli d’histoire et de mystères cachés dans ses tunnels en pierres.


• Le Centre historique de Carthagène des Indes

Our Insider Tip:

Boire un cocktail sur les remparts au Café del mar quand le soleil se couche sur la mer des Caraïbes.

Cartagena, palenqueras


Journée Libre
Excursion optionnelle (non inclus dans le prix total)
Excursion à l’Aviario de la péninsule de Barú
La Colombie est le premier pays en matière de diversité des oiseaux. Il compte 1 903 espèces, soit 20% des espèces d’oiseaux sur Terre. Parmi eux, les scientifiques comptent ici 197 espèces d’oiseaux migrateurs et 71 espèces endémiques. Près de Carthagène, dans la péninsule de Baru, nous avons trouvé la plus grande volière du continent. Une attraction touristique qui favorise la conservation, la reproduction et le repeuplement de l’avifaune colombienne. Au cours de cette visite à la volière, vous traverserez six environnements, notamment la forêt tropicale humide, les côtes et le désert. Celles-ci sont situées dans une zone de sept hectares dans laquelle vous pouvez voir quelque 138 espèces d’oiseaux et environ 1800 oiseaux, dont: le Harpy Eagle, le Toucan des Caraïbes, le Pink Flamingos, le Crane Crown et le Condor. Le transfert de l’hôtel à la péninsule de Baru prend environ 1 heure et traverse le port et la zone industrielle de la ville, ainsi que le canal de Dique. La visite à la volière prend environ 3 heures.
L’excursion se poursuit de l’Aviario jusqu’à la Playa Blanca, où nous pourrons profiter d’un bain et de 2 hrs de détente qu bord des eaux turquoises. Retour à l’hôtel. Durée: 7 heures environ


• Carthagène des Indes

Our Insider Tip:

Danser sur les rythmes caribéens au bar de Quiebra Canto .



Transfert de votre hôtel à l’aéroport de Carthagène (CTG) – avec un guide francophone.
Vol de Carthagène à Bogotá.


Our Insider Tip:

Gouter les friandises aux arômes de coco ou de tamarindo sur la place de los coches.

Bogotá: Hotel Casa Deco
Pereira: San Carlos Lodge
Medellín: La Campana Hotel Boutique
Santa Marta: Hotel Casa del Farol
Carthagéne: Hotel Alfiz

• Tous les services indiqués dans l’itinéraire ci-dessus.
• Tous les transferts et transport dans de bons véhicules bien équipés : automobiles, fourgonnettes et autobus avec des chauffeurs hispanophones et un guide francophone.
• Nuits dans les hôtels mentionnés ou équivalents, petit déjeuner inclus
• Guide local bilingue francophones dans les excursions.
• Tous les autres services mentionnés dans le programme : promenades, excursions et repas
• Documents de voyage personnels, carte de Colombie et cadeau de bienvenue.
• Assistance au programme de voyage local, service d’urgence 24 heures sur 24.
• Billets d’entrée.
• Vols nationaux (Bogotá – Pereira, Medellin – Santa Marta, Carthagène – Bogotá)

• Dépenses personnelles, pourboires.
• Vols internationaux.

Minimium requirement of participants: 2

Date 2022: 05.03./07.05./18.06./09.07./20.08./10.09./19.11.

– This tour is run with Italian speaking guides! –

Our adventure starts in Bogota, the capital of Colombia, at 2,600mt closer to the stars. From here explore Colombia, its people, traditions, and nature. After Bogota we head to the coffee zone to be amazed by its lush green mountains while drinking a nice cup of coffee. After visiting the colourful town of Salento, we walk in La Carbonera and move on to Medellin, a city that has changed from one of the most dangerous to one of the most beautiful ones.  We have seen and experienced a lot already, however, we cannot leave Colombia without seeing its beaches and natural parks. This is why our next stop is Santa Marta and Tayrona National Park, where the beaches, nature and our ancestor’s energy resonate. As the final highlights of the tour are the mesmerizing Cartagena and the beaches of the Rosario Islands.

 Tourstops: Bogota – Coffee Region – Salento – Medellín – Santa Marta – Tayrona- Cartagena – Rosario Islands




La capitale colombiana si trova nel centro del paese a circa 2650 metri sul livello del mare in una zona conosciuta come la savana di Bogotá (Sabana de Bogotá). Il lato est della città è fiancheggiato dalla Cordillera Oriental, ai piedi delle Ande. In termini di superficie, Bogotá è la città più grande della Colombia: Si estende per oltre 40 km da nord a sud e 20 km da est a ovest. Non è solo il principale centro economico e industriale, ma anche il cuore politico del paese: Qui risiedono la Legislatura Nazionale, la Corte Suprema di Giustizia e la residenza del Presidente della Repubblica (Casa de Nariño). Con i suoi 8 milioni di abitanti, la città è la più popolosa della Colombia e l’enorme offerta culturale è tra le migliori e le più grandi del paese – Bogotá ospita numerosi musei come il famoso Museo dell’Oro o il Museo Botero, teatri e biblioteche.

Trasferimento privato dall’aeroporto di Bogotá (BOG) all’Hotel + Tour Leader

I punti salienti:

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Guardando da vicino, si può vedere sull’Avenida Jimenez come si scambiano smeraldi in piccoli sacchetti di carta.

Bogotá Graffiti


Bogotà in bicicletta
Le nostre guide che parlano inglese e spagnolo vi condurranno in bicicletta attraverso Bogotá e non solo vi mostreranno le piazze, i bellissimi parchi e i monumenti storici della capitale della Colombia. Durante i tour in bicicletta vedrete anche la “vera Bogotá”, così come conoscerete la politica, la cultura, l’arte, la graffiti-art e la storia travagliata di questa bella nazione. Il tour è molto flessibile e può cambiare un po’ ogni giorno. Servizio private

Mezza giornata di gioco Tejo


Sei pronto per un po ‘di autentico divertimento locale sei pronto a sporcarti le mani e indulgere in alcuni giochi colombiani? Allora non cercate oltre! Il “Tejo” richiede un po’ di abilità e concentrazione – e anche un po’ di birra. Si tratta di un popolare passatempo nazionale in tutta la Colombia e originariamente era uno sport inventato dal popolo Chibcha. Dischi di metallo, “tejos”, sono gettati contro i bersagli, che sono piccole cariche esplosive di polvere da sparo  in carta nota chiamati “mechas”, incastonata nella sabbia. L’obiettivo è quello di colpire questi mechas con il tuo tejo, in modo che essi rilasciano una piccola esplosione. Punti a voi, se lo fanno! Un mezzo di trasporto privato ci preleva dal nostro hotel per un pomeriggio di divertimento in uno dei locali di Bogotá, rustici e completamente disadorno, autentici al cuore. Ci aspetano la birra, rumore, musica, allegria e risate.

Durata: circa 2-3 ore. Include una guida bilingue in Italiano e 2 birre a persona (che allo stesso tempo è il biglietto d’ingresso per giocare a tejo).

I punti salienti:

• Centro storico La Candelaria
• Arte di strada
• Offerta gastronomica versatile
• Divertimento giocando a Tejo

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Le popolari cialde dolci con Arequipe, che anche Mick Jagger sembra amare molto nelle strade di la candelaria (disponibili durante il giorno).

Coffee Region Landscape


Conosciuto per le sue colline punteggiate di piantagioni di caffè con alcuni dei migliori chicchi premium del mondo, il dipartimento colombiano di Quindio è una destinazione pittoresca non solo per gli amanti del caffè, ma anche per gli amanti della natura e della cultura che desiderano avere a portata di mano scenari pittoreschi e piccoli villaggi tradizionali durante un viaggio nel paese andino. La capitale dell’Armenia è un buon punto di partenza per esplorare le città e i paesaggi circostanti.

Trasferimento privato dall’ hotel all´aeroporto di Bogotá (BOG)

Volo  Bogotá to Armenia  ( non incluso)

Trasferimento privato dall’aeroporto di Armenia (ARM) all’Hotel + Tour Leader

Tour di caffé di mezza giornata in Inlese (SIB) tour Leader traduce
Un viaggio in Colombia non può essere completo senza un’esperienza di caffè! In questo tour di mezza giornata alla Hacienda Combia impariamo tutto sulla coltivazione, la raccolta e il processo di produzione dei preziosi chicchi – un’esperienza didattica dalla piantagione alla tazza.

I punti salienti:

• Tutto sul caffè
• Cultura locale da vicino

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Non solo i chicchi di caffè, ma anche i frutti di bosco sono altamente energizzanti!



L’Eje Cafetero colombiano, “Triangolo del caffè”, è una pittoresca regione di dolci colline, piantagioni di caffè e banane e di villaggi colorati e città di mercato tradizionali. Il Salento è in testa alla lista, dove si possono ammirare persiane, pareti e porte dipinte con colori vivaci. Come porta d’ingresso alla famosa Cocora Valley, patria della palma da cera, e a numerosi caffè fincas e una serie di sentieri escursionistici nel Parco Naturale Nazionale Los Nevados, il Salento è una base conveniente completa di una serie di caffè, bar, ristoranti e negozi di artigianato.

Trasferimento privato dall’Armenia a Salento + Tour Leader

Tour di un giorno intero La Carbonera e Machín Volcano – con guida + Tour leader Italiano.

Il Cerro Machín è un picco vulcanico anulare piroclastico di circa 2,4 km di diametro, il cui indice di esplosività vulcanica è di 5. Si trova nella catena montuosa centrale delle Ande in Colombia a circa 7 km dalla città di Cajamarca  Tolima, 17 km dalla capitale di Tolima Ibaqué e 35 km dall’Armenia. L’insediamento più vicino è Toche, accessibile attraverso una strada sterrata dal Salento, Quindío.

Alle ore 7:00 del mattino, il ritiro da parte della nostra guida di lingua Italiana, che fornisce una breve introduzione al tour. In seguito iniziamo il nostro viaggio verso La Carbonera. Durante il tragitto ci fermiamo per fotografare il paesaggio mozzafiato. Arrivo a La Carbonera. Entriamo nell’area privata e ci immergiamo nella maestosa vista delle palme di cera. Durante un’escursione rilassante ci godiamo il paesaggio. Picnic con frutta, succhi di frutta, panini, snack e acqua. Proseguiamo verso la Casa de la Carbonera, dove proviamo la tipica bevanda calda di canna da zucchero “agua panela” con formaggio, conosciamo la gente della casa e osserviamo il trambusto colorato dei colibrì. Da qui proseguiamo verso il villaggio di Toche, dove conosciamo la sua cultura e la sua gente e facciamo un pranzo tipico. In seguito ci dirigiamo verso il Cerro Machín, più precisamente nella zona lagunare. Insieme alla guida si cammina verso una piccola fumarola su una delle cupole. L’escursione dura circa 2 ore per il ritorno. Infine torniamo in auto nel Salento.

Incluso: Trasporto privato, guida di lingua Italiana, pranzo tipico, esperienza gastronomica, guida locale al vulcano Machín, acqua, spuntini.

Durata: 8 – 9 ore

I punti salienti:

• Palme di cera
• Paesaggi verdi e rigogliosi e ricchi
• Il colorato villaggio del Salento
• La vista dal mirador nel Salento.

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Un gustoso Canelazo (tipica bevanda calda).



Medellín, la capitale del dipartimento di Antioquia, si trova nel nord-ovest della Colombia, tagliata dal fiume Medellín che scorre da nord a sud. Con le sue temperature calde tutto l’anno, è anche conosciuta come la “Città dell’Eterna Primavera”. La sua popolazione è di circa 3 milioni di abitanti, il che la rende la seconda città più grande del paese. Inoltre, la città si distingue come uno dei maggiori centri culturali della Colombia: Ospita numerosi eventi riconosciuti a livello nazionale e internazionale come la Fiera dei Fiori e il Festival Internazionale di Poesia.

Trasferimento privato dal Salento a Medellin + Tour Leader

Esperienza di ballo – Corso privato di Salsa (2 ore) – con guida + tour leader Italiano
Sei interessato ad avvicinarti alla cultura colombiana ma non sai come? L’essenza culturale della Colombia è la musica e la danza. Prova le lezioni private di salsa con un insegnante professionista che introduce i primi passi per godersi la salsa e altri ritmi di danza colombiana. Se non hai mai ballato prima, cogli l’occasione e inizia qualcosa di nuovo. Se hai già esperienza, impara alcune nuove mosse per impressionare i tuoi amici.

I punti salienti:

• Contrasto tra la regione del caffè e Medellin
• Clima temperato
• Offerta gastronomica versatile

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Entrate nella vita notturna di Medellin bevendo un drink in uno dei tanti bar di El Poblado.

Moravia Medellin


Santa Marta è stata la prima città della Colombia. Fondata nel 1525 dal conquistatore spagnolo Rodrígo de Bastidas, la città caraibica si trova vicino alla Sierra Nevada de Santa Marte, la catena montuosa costiera più alta del mondo. Lo splendido massiccio montuoso è caratterizzato da montagne innevate, giungle lussureggianti e spiagge sabbiose lungo l’oceano, che formano un’area di straordinaria bellezza naturale. L’affascinante centro coloniale di Santa Marta, con la sua periferia più moderna e un’eccellente infrastruttura turistica, è la porta d’ingresso ideale per una serie di attrazioni naturali ed eco-tour. I più noti sono il Tayrona Nationalpark con le sue splendide spiagge e il Lost City Trek, un trekking di più giorni attraverso la Sierra Nevada fino a una delle più grandi città precolombiane riscoperte in Sud America (insieme a Machu Picchu).

Esperienza comunitaria Moravia – Dalla spazzatura ai fiori – con guida + tour leader italiano.
Il quartiere densamente popolato della Moravia era un tempo la discarica comunale di Medellín. La montagna di spazzatura era circondata da una grande baraccopoli, i cui abitanti vivevano in condizioni di povertà quasi assoluta. A causa del conflitto armato colombiano e del numero di rifugiati sfollati, sempre più persone arrivarono in Moravia, situata proprio accanto al centro della città. La Moravia è oggi considerata il “barrio” più popolato di Medellín. Il quartiere è noto per il suo forte spirito comunitario e l’atteggiamento positivo della sua gente.
Numerosi progetti comunitari locali hanno trasformato la Moravia in un centro urbano modello, con il cumulo di rifiuti trasformato in una collina ricoperta di vegetazione e rappresenta uno dei punti di riferimento per la trasformazione sociale e urbana di Medellín.
Esplorare l’area guidata dai leader della comunità e ottenere informazioni su questa storia unica di trasformazione sociale e urbana. Sostenere direttamente i progetti della comunità locale.

Punti salienti del tour
– Visita il quartiere più densamente popolato di Medellín
– Conoscere la trasformazione sociale di Medellín realizzata dalle comunità stesse.
– Esplora le strade della Moravia e vivi la storia unica della comunità.
– Passeggiata sull’ex collina dei rifiuti trasformata in un bellissimo giardino
– Sostenere i progetti delle comunità locali
* Può essere soggetto a modifiche.

Trasferimento privato Hotel – Aeroporto di Rionegro (MDE) + Tour Leader . Tempo di trasferimento 40 min

Volo da Medellin a Santa Marta ( Non incluso)

Trasferimento privato dall’aeroporto a Santa Marta  + Tour Leader

I punti salienti:

• Progetto comunitario Moravia
• Contrasto tra i paesaggi andini e la costa caraibica
• Centro città di Santa Marta
• Tramonti mozzafiato

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Un’arepa gourmet al Café Lulo.



Escursione di un giorno intero a Tayrona – Cabo San Juan, da SMR – con guida + Tour Leader
Partiamo da Santa Marta al mattino e ci dirigiamo ad est lungo la costa caraibica verso El Zaino, l’ingresso principale del Parco Nazionale Tayrona (mezz’ora di macchina da Santa Marta). Dopo una breve passeggiata raggiungiamo la spiaggia di Cañaveral, uno dei luoghi più belli del parco. Dalla cima di una piccola collina possiamo godere della spettacolare vista sull’Oceano Atlantico. Il tour continua con un’escursione di un’ora attraverso la foresta tropicale fino ad Arrecife, un’altra splendida spiaggia del Parco Nazionale del Tayrona. Continuiamo la nostra escursione per un’altra ora passando per spiagge come Arenillas Beach, La Piscina e Cabo San Juan Beach – forse il punto più spettacolare del parco – dove abbiamo tempo per un meritato bagno e per rilassarci sulla spiaggia con le palme Ci sarà un sacco di tempo per pranzare in un ristorante (non incluso). Durata: circa 10 ore, compresa l’escursione di circa 3-4 ore.

 punti salienti:

• Parco Nazionale Tayrona
• Spiagge uniche
• Eccezionale flora e fauna tropicale

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Tanta acqua potabile.



A Cartagena de Indias lo chic coloniale incontra lo stile caraibico, le antiche mura della città e le fortificazioni testimoniano tesori d’oro e pirati, e stradine di pietra, piazze verdi e facciate dipinte con colori vivaci ci portano fino ai romanzi di Gabriel Garcia Marquez. La città storica perfettamente restaurata, patrimonio mondiale dell’UNESCO, si esplora al meglio a piedi, in carrozza o in bicicletta – in ogni caso lentamente e con piacere. Godetevi un tramonto sulle mura storiche della città e lasciamo che il nostro sguardo si sposti sul mare dei tetti di terracotta e sul Mar dei Caraibi. Le vicine Isole Rosario sembrano provenire direttamente da una cartolina. Le loro spiagge di sabbia bianca e il mare cristallino dei Caraibi offrono uno sfondo perfetto per rilassarsi.

Trasferimento privato Santa Marta – Cartagena – con guida+ tour leader Italiano.

Passegiata con il Tour leader per conocere Cartagena.

I punti salienti:

• Strade affascinanti a Cartagena
• Grande varietà di prelibatezze culinarie

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Godetevi il bar dal muro di cinta della città o il bar sul tetto.

Cartagena, palenqueras


Trasferimento privato dall’Hotel al ponte La Bodeguita – con tour leader Italiano.

Trasferimento in barca da Cartagena all’Hotel Punta Faro – Durata: 1,50 min circa

Si prega di essere presenti alla Muelle de La Bodeguita (Molo di Bodeguita) alle ore 11:00. Le barche partono alle 11:30

I punti salienti:

• Spiagge bianche e caraibiche
• Acqua cristallina

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Prendete il vostro snorkel ed esplorate il mondo sottomarino dei Caraibi.

Rosario Islands


Giorni liberi

I punti salienti:

• La tranquillità di quest’isola caraibica
• Spiagge bianche e caraibiche
• Acqua cristallina

Il nostro Consiglio Insider:

Prendete il vostro snorkel ed esplorate il mondo sottomarino dei Caraibi.

Cartagena at Night


Trasferimento in barca dall’Hotel Punta Faro a Cartagena

Trasferimento privato dal ponte La Bodeguita all’Hotel – con tour leader.

Bogotá: Hotel Casa Deco

Armenia: Hacienda Combia

Salento: Hotel Salento Plaza

Medellín: La Campana Hotel Boutique

Santa Marta: Casa Verano Boutique

Cartagena: Hotel Tres Banderas

Isolsa di Rosario: Punta Faro

• Tutti i servizi indicati nell’itinerario precedente.
• Tour leader ( dopo 3 persone)
• Tutti i trasferimenti e i trasporti in veicoli buoni e molto ben attrezzati: auto, furgoni e autobus.
• Sistemazione in hotel menzionati, compresi i pasti indicati.
• Guide locali.
• Altri servizi menzionati nel programma: passeggiate, escursioni, cibo, ecc.
• Documenti di viaggio e utili regali di benvenuto.
• Assistenza locale Servizio di emergenza 24 ore su 24.
• Entrance fees

• Voli nazionali e internazionali
• Spese personali e suggerimenti
• Servizi non menzionati nel programma

Minimo di partecipanti: 2
Maximo di partecipanti: 12

Dates 2022: 20.01./17.02./06.03./17.04./15.05./15.06./24.07./07.08./11.09./02.10./06.11.