ItineraryTag 1Arrival in BogotáTag 2Bogotá Bike TourTag 3Rock Climbing in SuescaTag 4Hike to „La Chorrera“ – Day trip from BogotáTag 5Flight Bogotá- Bucaramanga & Transfer to Barichara / Activities in the Chicamocha National ParkTag 6Rafting & Caving in San GilTag 7Transfer to Bucaramanga / Flight to Armenia in the coffee triangle / CanopyTag 8Visit Salento and hike in the valley of CocoraTag 9Two Adventures at Rancho California/Transfer to CartagenaTag 10Kayak Tour Gambote – BaruTag 11Free day on the Rosario islands (Optional activities snorkeling or diving)Tag 12Kayak Tour Baru – CartagenaTag 13City Tour Cartagena/ Transfer to Santa MartaTag 14Day Hike in Tayrona National Park/SnorkelingTag 15Departure from Santa Marta
- Tag 1Arrival in Bogotá
You will be picked up at the airport by your bilingual guide and will be brought to your centrally located hotel in the capital city of Colombia. Here you will enjoy a nice dinner and relax from your long trip. Bienvenido a Colombia! (-/-/-)Tag 2Bogotá Bike Tour
On today’s agenda: A bike tour through Colombia’s capital.
Discover the streets of the historic city center “La Candelaria” by bike. This guided tour will give you an idea of the colorful history and culture of this city and the opportunity to taste tropical fruits, explore many parks and get to know more about the people that live here. You will start your tour in the historic downtown of la Candelaria and visit the most interesting places of the city including for example the Plaza Bolivar, the fruit market of Paloquemao, the National University or the Parque del Renacimiento with its Botero Sculpture.
Bogotá is an inspiring city that has something new to offer every day. In 2010, Bogotá was selected as a Must See Destination by the renowned newspaper The New York Times.
Dive into a city that offers a variety of art & culture, recreation, sports and science. (B/-/-)Tag 3Rock Climbing in Suesca
After a delicious breakfast in the hotel you will head to Bogotá’s Savanna to the little town of Suesca for Rock Climbing. About 1 km away from the town are the natural cliffs “La Roca de los Aves” located with a total length of approximately 4 kilometers. These rocks provide routes for all levels and are considered the birthplace of rock climbing in Colombia. Enjoy the beautiful nature outside of Bogotá and have fun climbing different routes.
In the afternoon you will head back to Bogotá. (B/-/-)Tag 4Hike to „La Chorrera“ – Day trip from Bogotá
Welcome to the highest waterfall of Colombia! Just one hour drive from the bustling capital city, you will be in the middle of nature.
The hike surrounded by beautiful landscapes takes about 3-4 hours in total. The level is moderate – it goes up- and downhill. Good walking shoes are recommended. Once you get to the waterfall “La Chorrera” (after about 1,5-2 hours) you will take a break and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before heading back to the entrance of the park. Here you will be served a delicious Colombian lunch surrounded by another waterfall. This tour is recommended if customers are used to walking outdoors.
Enjoy a hike through amazing countryside to “La Chorrera” which is the highest waterfall in Colombia with 590 meters. (B/L/-)Tag 5Flight Bogotá- Bucaramanga & Transfer to Barichara / Activities in the Chicamocha National Park
Today you will leave Colombia´s booming capital city and will head towards Bucaramanga, a city known for its parks. It is also known as the cleanest city of Colombia. From here you will drive on to the picturesque colonial town Barichara. On your way you will head to the National Park of Chicamocha. One of the greatest attractions of the park is the Chicamocha Canyon which might be comparable with Grand Canyon in the United States as it belongs to one of the biggest canyons in the world. This impressive landscape is best seen by taking a ride with the longest cable car of South America which can be found here. If you want more action, you can also do ziplining or paragliding over the canyon or rent a buggy (optional activities – not included in the price). (B/-/-)Tag 6Rafting & Caving in San Gil
Today agenda is full of adventure! First you will start the day off by exploring the inside of a cave. Crawl through tight tunnels and let the flashlight lead you the way through the darkness. Of course your professional guide will accompany you the entire way and make sure that this will be an experience of a life time. Don´t forget to bring old and spare clothes! Afterwards you will experience an adrenaline rush when practicing rafting on one of Colombia’s wild rivers. Use all your energy, have the fun of a lifetime and experience the meaning of teamwork with your group and professional guide. In the evening you will return to your hotel in order to relax from this exhausting but unforgettable day. (B/-/-)Tag 7Transfer to Bucaramanga / Flight to Armenia in the coffee triangle / Canopy
Time to continue your journey: Now you head on to the beautiful coffee triangle. Your bilingual guide will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your Finca where you will spend the following nights. From here you will head to a coffee plantation. But instead of discovering on ground level you will get to see it from above practicing Canopy. Canopy is the sport of sliding down a zip line with professional equipment. Enjoy the speed and adrenaline of Canopy. (B/-/-)Tag 8Visit Salento and hike in the valley of Cocora
Today you will go on another tour visiting the colonial town of Salento and Valle del Cocora in a different way. You will be taken there by a typical vehicle: a Jeep Willys. During this unique tour the area of Salento will impress you with great scenery- led by the stunning nature of Valle de Cocora. Wax palms, which are among the highest in the world and can reach a height of up to 70 meters, will catch your attention. Enjoy a walk in this beautiful environment of Colombian´s national tree.
Besides you will visit the small town of Salento, in which you can explore the interesting and ancient architecture.
Also enjoy a "traditional meeting with the Colombian drink at Cafe Jesus Martin" which includes a discussion group about specials coffees, coffee brewing, art late sample and cappuccino and cake tasting. (B/-/-)Tag 9Two Adventures at Rancho California/Transfer to Cartagena
This morning you will experience the high ropes with a 9 towers circuit and 10 meters of height on which you can practice the following activities: wall climbing, hanging bridges, zip lining, hanging swings, balance beam, air barriers, Tibetan bridge and Himalaya’s bridge. All of them are managed under the special condition of challenge by choice, which means that everyone can participate and decide how far they want to go in the course of the adventure.
Then you will enjoy an ecological horseback riding to be in direct contact with nature. This won’t be just a simple ride because you will also learn how saddle the horses and how to treat them in the right way. This 3 hours experience goes by the rout to a typical “finca” and continues to the “Barragán River”, during which visitors will enjoy an interactive and learning adventure.
After exploring the beautiful Coffee Triangle, you will continue your journey by plane to Cartagena – the “Pearl of the Caribbean”. Cartagena de Indias is an impressive city that holds the secrets of its history in its walls, in the balconies of its buildings and its narrow cobblestone streets. (B/-/-)Tag 10Kayak Tour Gambote – Baru
This expedition allows traveling among the spectacular scenery of the Canal del Dique. It is a perfect habitat for bird watching, iguanas and the beautiful variety of fauna and flora. Live the experience of leaving behind the river and entering the Caribbean Sea, make a stop on the Barú Island, to row towards the beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias.
Early in the morning you will head from Cartagena to Gambote. Here you will be given your first safety instructions and start your tour. The first stage of kayak is in the Canal del Dique, from Gambote (Bolívar) to the beautiful island of Barú. Here you will be served a typical lunch and enjoy some leisure time at the beach. (B/L/D)Tag 11Free day on the Rosario islands (Optional activities snorkeling or diving)
Enjoy a great day on Islas del Rosario. If you want to you can go snorkeling or diving (not included in the price) to explore the beautiful underwater world of the Caribbean. Or just relax on one of the Caribbean beaches and think about your holiday experiences in Colombia. The Rosario Islands are located approximately 40km (approx. 1 hour by boat) south-west of Cartagena. They consist of 27 islands and 20 hectares of coral islands and reefs. Some are swampy and consist mainly of mangrove and coconut trees. Explore the impressive, beautiful landscapes of Islas del Rosario with its clear waters and gentle breezes. Get enchanted by dolphins and other mammals, which enrich the natural beauty of the islands. Today, the entire marine area, including the Islas de Barú and the Islas de San Bernardo are protected areas. (B/L/D)Tag 12Kayak Tour Baru – Cartagena
In the morning you will have breakfast on the beach. Afterwards you will depart from Barú, go through the Bahía de Barbacoas and enter the Dam Channel. Finally you will go through Bocachica and finish the expedition in the Manga Bay in Cartagena – the “Pearl of the Caribbean”. (B/L/-)Tag 13City Tour Cartagena/ Transfer to Santa Marta
Today you will start a tour through the main destination for culture and history in Colombia. Since 1984 Cartagena has been declared as a World Culture Heritage by the UNESCO. The city combines an impressive, modern and colonial architecture created by the Spanish. It preserves the past and the memories of the struggles of that time. Besides you will experience the attractions, Cartagena offers such as cultural festivals, beautiful beaches, fine dining, a lively nightlife and a significant hotel and tourism infrastructure.
During your city tour you will visit the two monuments which are of great historical value outside the old city. San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress in order to defend the city. The monastery and the church of La Candelaria on the hill de La Popa are outstanding examples of religious and colonial architecture. From here you will enjoy an amazing view. (B/-/-)
After exploring Cartagena – “the pearl of the Caribbean”, you continue your journey to Santa Marta. From here you will head on to Tayrona National Park which is about half an hour from Santa Marta, where the foothills of the highlands meet the Caribbean Sea. Discover more than 100 species of mammals as well as 70 different bat species, 31 reptile species of which 4 are turtles, 15 kinds of amphibious and over 300 different bird species. Welcome to paradise! (B/-/-)Tag 14Day Hike in Tayrona National Park/Snorkeling
Today you enjoy an eco-adventure between mountains, jungle and beaches. During this day hike you will get to know the beauties of the Tayrona National Park. Here you are at a meaningful place. In the shadow of tropical trees, in the middle of the silence of the ruins of terraces, houses, canals, bridges, stairs and architectural buildings you will be a mute witness of the outstanding civilization „Los Tayronas“.
Enjoy crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and amazing corral riffs. If you want, you can go snorkeling to explore the beautiful underwater world of the Caribbean. Or just relax on one of the Caribbean beaches and think about your holiday experiences in Colombia. (B/L/-)Tag 15Departure from Santa Marta
Today it is time to say goodbye to the beautiful country of Colombia which has surely enchanted you with its diverse, beautiful landscapes and its friendly people. You will be taken to the airport in Santa Marta to go to Bogotá and from there head back home with a lot of new impressions and experiences that will last a lifetime. (B/-/-)