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Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
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We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $1192 / £969.096 per person
Dates: September 2019
Capacity: 5 per person
Enjoy both the chilled vibe of Palomino to the more animated city of Cartagena with our beach tour.
We can adapt this completely to your needs, with more beach and less city time as required.
Nearby, we can add on the nearby Lost City hike, as well as a day walk to El Pueblito, a Koqui community settlement in the hills of Tayrona National Park. Read more about Tayrona and its beaches in our blog.
We can also include historic Santa Marta, all of these cities being well connected with flights.
Before you hit the beach, we include a few days to explore the highlights of two of Colombia’s iconic and world renown cities.
Enjoy Bogota and its famous museums, food and culture, before setting off for Cartagena de las Indias.
Prices From $4046 / £3289.398 per person
Enjoy thermal springs and sleepy Salento before you head into Los Nevados National park for a hike into another world.
Los Nevados is a trekking paradise next to the famous coffee region.
Cloud forests, humming birds and volcanoes – plus the incredible frailejones plants – are your visual tapestry.
Walk to real mountain fincas, welcoming farmhouse type accommodations run by people clinging on to their traditional lifestyles, high in the Los Nevados mountains.
Having seen some incredible people, animals and plants, you fly to the famous Colombian Caribbean coast. Here, enjoy yoga, cold drinks and the pounding waves to relax after the hike.
One final day walk to the indigenous El Pueblito village awaits, then we take in the colourful towns of Santa Marta and Cartagena.
You can transfer out and fly to Bogota, and home, or book more nights in Cartagena, or perhaps fly to San Andres or Providencia for some Caribbean island relaxation.
Prices From $2659 / £2161.767 per person
Dates: January 2022
We start our holiday with a guided bike ride on Bogota’s closed roads (only on Sundays), along with many locals, giving a unique perspective of this city.
Next, visit Bogota’s world renown Gold Museum to see some of the very best of the Colombian gold.
We fly Bogota to Pereira and travel to Salento, a beautiful colonial town in the heart of Colombia’s coffee growing area.
Here, we explore on foot, take a guided tour around a coffee farm and a hike through the Wax palm trees. These trees are native to the Cocora valley, Colombia’s national tree, and the tallest palm species in the world growing as high as 60 metres.
Flying north to the Caribbean coast, explore the colonial cities of Cartagena and Santa Marta, before embarking on our 4-day trek to the Lost City.
It starts with a hike through the foothills of the Santa Marta national park, steeply rolling terrain with plenty of ups and downs, heat and humidity.
Refreshing swims in the river, stunning views and reaching The Lost City make this a hugely rewarding trek.
After the trek end the tour with a flight back to Bogota, or opt for a few days of well deserved rest and relaxation in Tayrona national park’s pristine beaches on the Caribbean coast.
Don’t forget binoculars, as there is plenty of birdlife here, keep an eye out for the brightly coloured hummingbirds, toucans and parrots.
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We loved it! Especially the high-altitude trekking and also being able to exert ourselves going up to the Lost City. It was brilliant being able to get there first and hence see the magic of the City with no one else there. We had great guides. We loved Cartagena and the Ananda hotel was lovely. The scenery and fauna in every location was marvellous and all the people were very kind to us. I love aguapanilla!
Our guides were all brilliant- especially in Cocoya- and we would happily travel with them again. The Cocoya guides were very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. They thought, and we agreed, that we could have handled a bit more walking as we are quite fit and tended to get to the next stop more quickly than expected. They were good at adapting the route to accommodate this, and we did an extra trip to Laguna de Otun as a result- this was a real highlight.
You were very responsive, knowledgeable and straightforward which we found refreshing. We would like you to organise another trip for us!
Clare and Neil, UK, Jan 2020
» Colombia’s Lost City Trek and Highlights
I woke up and I was full of energy. I slept well. I honestly thought today was going to be worse than it was.
But I started going and it was fine.
I was so happy to meet the lovely family and students at Finca Argentina that it filled me with good energy. I had such a lovely evening there.
Today there was such a beautiful landscape, it made it worth it.
Also, I knew how far we had to walk, and how long it was going to take us, and that was really important for me, psychologically.
We saw a lot of changes, and humming birds, which was lovely, but I was very tired at some points and my legs were not responding .
But it was great in another sense as I was very happy to get to the hotel, knowing I’d seen wonderful things and that I’d done the trek!
The landscape was great and finding people who live in these remote places, and live so happily in these lovely areas, that was the most beautiful part for me.
And for that alone, it was worth it.
E Sanchez, Spain, 2015
» Colombia’s Coffee Region & Coast Tour
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