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    $470 p/p in USD
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Aventure Colombia

  • Colombia
Destinations

Destinations

Colombia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Discover Colombia’s Chingaza National Park, located in the eastern Andes. Surrounded by its splendid beauty and breathtaking views, search for the spectacled bear in its natural habitat, on hikes accompanied by a local guide. Stay in the national park for three nights for maximum opportunity to spot the spectacled bear.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Guided Safari, Walking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Chingaza National Park
  • Activities:
    Diving
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Bogota

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 470 per person for 2 people (without domestic flights)*

From USD 299 per person for 4 people (without domestic flights)*

* Please note that prices are in US dollars based on the official IATA exchange rate of the day and may increase or decrease at the booking time depending on exchange rate and/or tourist season

What's Included

  • Transportation to the places indicated on the program
  • Accommodation indicated in the program or equivalent
  • Meals where indicated (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
  • Activities and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local professional guides, specialists of each region
  • Our assistance 24/7

What's Excluded

  • Additional expenses not indicated in the itinerary
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals when not indicated (count between 5 and 15 USD per person per meal)
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional entrances not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, individual tourism taxes (airports of San Andres, Leticia, Nuqui, Bahia Solano, La Macarena and Cartagena piers) and also the San Agustín and Tierradentro Archaeological Parks (about 70.000 pesos per person)
  • Medical and repatriation insurance
  • Tips

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Aventure Colombia
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Aventure Colombia‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

In the morning, transfer from your hotel in Bogota to Chingaza National Park, located about 3,400 meters above sea level. Upon arrival, you will start a little hike in one of the most beautiful ‘paramos’ in the world. A car and driver will be available to drive you to the different areas where the spectacled bear was last spotted. An omnivore, yet mainly herbivorous animal, the spectacled bear is most likely to be seen at nightfall. Therefore, you will spend the next three nights in the park, to give you a better chance of seeing it.

Accommodation: Refuge in the Park (Meals: B/L/D)
Altitude: 3.400 / 3.760m
Travel Time: 3h
Included: Local Guide, Park entrance and insurance

Have breakfast and depart on a hike in the National Park. You will look for the spectacled bear as well as other endemic species. You will spend the whole day in the paramo, a specific ecosystem characterized by a humid climate at high altitude. You will discover the endemic flora, including the paramo’s most representative plant: the frailejon. Lunch in the park and then in the afternoon, continue to observe the local wildlife. With a bit of luck, you may be able to see a green-bearded helmetcrest, an endemic hummingbird, the swamp brocket, a small deer native to the Andes, or even an Andean Condor. Dinner and overnight stay at the refuge.

Accommodation: Refuge in the Park (Meals: B/L/D)
Altitude: 3.400 / 3.760m
Included: Local Guide, hike

Today will also be dedicated to spotting the spectacled bear in its natural habitat. The spectacled bear’s biggest threat used to be the farmers chasing it away because it ate their crops and livestock, causing it to become shy around humans. However, efforts have been made to conserve this endemic species by raising awareness among the local farmers about the importance of the spectacled bear in the paramo ecosystem. The bear is now completely protected within the National Park and as a result is slowly starting to stop seeing human beings as a threat.

Accommodation: Refuge in the Park (Meals: B/L/D)
Altitude: 3.400 / 3.760m
Included: Local Guide, hike

Today after breakfast, you will slowly make your way back to the park entrance. You will enjoy your last moments in the park and its beautiful wildlife. Return back to Bogota in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Casa Deco (Meals: B/L/D)
Travel time: 3h

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