A city tour of Bogota, enjoying its famous museums, food and culture is a great start to the tour.
At the heart of the coffee growing area is the small town of Salento. You can take a tour round a coffee plantation and enjoy a dip in thermal hot springs.
The hike into Los Nevados National park takes you to land of cloud forests, humming birds and volcanoes – plus the prehistoric looking frailejones plants.
The colonial town of Cartagena offers plenty of shopping opportunities, and yoga, cold drinks and warm waters aid relaxation after the hike.
Visit traditional village El Pueblito, a lovely day hike from the coast.
Relax in sleepy Palomino, with the crashing waves of the Caribbean, gentle music, clear skies and great food to accompany you.
The first day had a lot of uphill but it was worth it - when we arrived at the first Finca, I loved it.
Everyone was so friendly, the mountains were amazing and so many humming birds.
E. Sanchez, Los Nevados hike
Land Bogota, transfer to hotel
Bogota city tour, hotel (B)
Transfer to airport, fly to Pereira, coffee and wildlife tour, lodge (B,L,D)
Transfer to La Patasola Reserve, trek 4-5 hours to La Pastora refuge (B,L,D)
Trek La Pastora to El Bosque refuge: 4-6hrs, 10km, 1,200m ascent (B,L,D)
El Bosque to La Argentina refuge: 7-8hrs, 15km, 800m ascent, (B,L,D)
La Argentina – Cocora Valley: 4-5hrs, 10km descent, transfer to Salento hotel (B,L,D)
Free day Salento, hotel (B)
Transfer to airport, fly Pereira to Santa Marta, transfer to Palomino hotel (B)
Free day, Palomino (B)
Transfer to Tayrona, trek to El Pueblito, transfer to Santa Marta hotel (B,L)
AM: Transfer to Cartagena via Isla Parque Salamanca (national park), hotel (B)
Morning Cartagena tour, farewell dinner, hotel (B,L,D)
Transfer to airport, ends (B)
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Our bike tour was very good we had an excellent guide
Rio Claro was absolutely wonderful - the fact that there were many people there meant we mixed a lot and loved it. Amount of time there was just right.
Our private taxi to Rio Salento was with a lovely taxi driver, very safe, very polite.
Snorkelling was magnificent, a very nice place.
On The Lost City trek - the guide was Camacho, who was great. We were given fresh sheets on the beds at camp, the washing facilities are poor and toilets very basic. Camacho did a great job at looking after our diets. We had a big downpour one day and the path became a mud bath - Camacho was great at helping us along safely. The weather cleared and next 3 days were amazing.
Overall we loved Colombia - it was a lovely place to go and the people were really friendly. We had lots of laughs and were reassured knowing there was help at the end of the phone if need be.
C Crowther, UK, 2016
» 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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