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Aventure Colombia

  • Colombia
Destinations

Destinations

Colombia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Camping, Mid Range

Tour Overview

A true hiking adventure tour in the Colombian Andes. Discover Los Nevados National Park, Laguna del Otún and Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary. Camp in the Parque Regional Natural Ucumari and hike in the mountains looking for tapir and endemic bird species.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Birding Safari, Camping Safari, Guided Safari, Walking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Bogota

Summary

  • Day 1 – Bogota
  • Day 2 – Bogota – Pereira
  • Day 3 – Pereira – Parque Regional Natural Ucumari
  • Day 4 – Pereira – Los Nevados Park
  • Day 5 – Pereira – Laguna del Otún
  • Day 6 – Los Nevados Park – Pereira
  • Day 7 – Pereira – Bogota

 

Bogota, Colombia’s capital, is located at an altitude of 2,600 meters in the central region of Cundinamarca with close to 8 million inhabitants. Its main attractions include the colonial district of Candelaria, Bolivar Square, as well as many museums, historical monuments, shopping centers and renowned national and international cuisine. A few hours from the capital, you can visit the Laguna de Guatavita, an ancient indigenous site belonging to the Muisca community. Or head to Chingaza National Park to enjoy the “paramo” (a regional, treeless ecosystem) and visit the Siecha lagoons, Chicaque Park or the Salt Catheral in Zipaquira.

The Coffee Region is without a doubt a destination you should not miss if you want to discover the roots of Colombian culture. It’s made up by three cities: Manizales, Armenia and Pereira. You can stay at a coffee producing farm and learn about the coffee making process from the bean to the cup.

Discover the Cocora Valley in a Willis Jeep, on horseback or on foot and take in the immense, wax palm trees surrounded by luscious green mountains. Take a stroll through its colorful villages like Salento where you can sample the region’s typical dishes.

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 621 per person for 2 people sharing (without domestic flights)*

From USD 620 per person for 4 people sharing (without domestic flights)*

Single supplement: USD 48

* 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
  • Bank fees for credit card payment (4%)

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

Arrive at Bogota airport, the Andean capital, and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Casa Deco Hotel (Executive room, Breakfast)
Included: Transfer
Travel time: 30 mins

Transport from your hotel to Bogota airport for your domestic flight to Pereira, where you’ll be discovering the mountain ecosystems and communities in the Otún Basin and Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary. Private transport will pick you up at Pereira airport and take you to the Otún Quimbaya Sanctuary, where you will have a chance to settle into the lodge, before having lunch. In the early afternoon, after a quick explanation about Colombia’s regional natural parks, you will start a two-hour hike around the sanctuary which has an average altitude of 1,900 meters. If you are lucky, you may be able to see the torrent duck, an endemic species of the Andes Mountains. In the early evening, you’ll return to your accommodation for dinner, and enjoy, if you’d like, a sociable evening with board games.

Accommodation: Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary Lodge (Lunch, Dinner)
Included: Airport transfer for flight to Pereira, baggage weight limit of 23 kilos
Activity: Excursion with bilingual guide – Hike – 2hrs
Travel time: 90 mins

After breakfast, you will take a jeep for an hour to the El Cedral site, where you will start a three-hour hike in the Ucumarí National Natural Park to the La Pastora shelter (2,600m above sea level). Along the way, you will be able to spot many species of endemic birds, as well as red howler monkeys, whose characteristic cry is where it gets its name. Upon arrival at the shelter, lunch will be waiting for you. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a two-hour acclimatization hike (up to 2,800m altitude) along a small trail, allowing you to appreciate even more of the unique fauna and flora of the region. Return to the shelter in the late afternoon for dinner. Later, you will be able to enjoy a pleasant evening around the fireplace, before having a good night’s sleep.

Accommodation: La Pastora shelter (Camping – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Included: Transfer
Activity: Excursion with bilingual guide – Hike – 5hrs
Travel time: 60 mins

Today, after breakfast, you will start a five-hour hike to the El Jordán shelter at an altitude of 3,300m in the Los Nevados National Natural Park, to look for the mountain tapir. Along the way, you will be able to admire the high altitude cloud forest as well as these unique plant and animal species. Upon arrival at the shelter you will set up tents and enjoy a typical lunch. In the early afternoon, you will start an acclimatization hike around the shelter, where you will be able to observe many endemic bird species, and learn more about the mountain communities of the region. If you’d like, you can also try traditional fishing. Dinner at the shelter, where you can also interact with the local community.

Accommodation: El Jordán shelter (Camping – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Activity: Excursion with bilingual guide – Hike – 8hrs

Very early in the morning, after breakfast, you will start a new hike that will take you to the Laguna del Otún, where you will discover the paramo ecosystem, and its frailejones (succulent typical plant of this biotope). With a little luck, you will be able to observe some species of ducks or the Andean snipe, for whom the Otún Lake is essential. In this exceptional setting, you will enjoy a picnic before the hike back to the El Jordán shelter for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: El Jordán shelter (Camping – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Activity: Excursion with bilingual guide – Hike – 8hrs

After breakfast, you will begin the hike back. You will descend to the Pastora shelter for lunch. On the way back, you will be able to admire one last time the wonders of the high mountain cloud forest. In the early afternoon, you will begin the last stage of the hike which will take you to the El Cedral site, where a chiva (a colorful, typical Colombian bus), will drive you to the Otún Quimbaya sanctuary.

From there a private transport will take you either to your hotel in Pereira, or to the airport to reach your next destination.

Accommodation: Bosques Del Saman Hotel (Superior room – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Activity: Excursion with bilingual guide – Hike – 7hrs
Included: Transfer
Travel time: 3 hours

Transport from Bosques del Saman hotel to Pereira airport. Approximately 1h05. Domestic flight to Bogota Baggage weight limit of 23 kilos, additional kilos can be paid at the airport.

Accommodation: Onward journey
Included: Airport transfer, domestic flight

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