CULTURAL TOUR: ANDEAN REGION 11 DAYS

This tour will be an adventure that will include the most beautiful municipalities of Boyacá, Cundinamarca and Huila, it will also have a lot of colonial history, architecture and unforgettable places, where you will enjoy an extraordinary connection with nature, typical gastronomy of each region, astronomy, deserts, forests, incomparable fauna and flora, as well as unique night photography in different areas and quiet walks through spectacular places that will make this trip an unforgettable experience. Join this adventure and get to know a wonderful part of this beautiful country.
Places to visit: Sutatausa - Cucunubá - Ráquira - Villa de leyva - La periquera waterfall- Tota lake - Iguaque flora and fauna sanctuary - Monguí - Guatavita - Salt cathedral - Monserrate - Combeima canon - La Tatacoa desert
ITINERARY

BOGOTÁ

Arrival and historical tour through Candelaria and Monserrate



Level 2 Hotel: Ayenda 1027 Feria Real
Level 3 Hotel: White Lighthouse Hotel
Level 4 Hotel: AZ Hotel
Day 1
SUTATÁUSA - CUCUNIBÁ - RÁQUIRA - VILLA DE LÉIVA
Enjoy a place which is completely full of magic and excels for its grandness, this place is called "Los Farallones de Suatáusa". You will walk for roads surrounded by nature. Only quiet and calm will guide you to a relaxation road till the top of the Farallones so you can admire them and the views it offers. Thanks to its privilege geography, this place is the perfect scenery for the extreme sport practice and unforgettable adventures. After this amazing tour, allow you to fall in love with Cucunubá, a beautiful little village with amazing architecture and friendly people, here you will enjoy a traditional lunch of this region before you get to know the beauty of its stone pavement, the color green and white of the colonial houses and all the handicraft made of wool that are sold in this zone. We will continue to Ráquira, Colombian handicraft capital, here you will be able to go through all the stores full of local craftsmanship where the Pottery predominates, this is an indigenous tradition that is still alive among its people.


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Las Orquídeas de la Villa
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel Solar de la Villa
Level 4 Hotel:Casa Hotel San Pedro
Day 2
VILLA DE LÉIVA - LA PERIQUERA waterfall
Villa de Leyva is one of the historical and cultural heritages places of Colombia and is also one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. In this place is located the ecological park La Periquera, a large nature reserve that has an incredible set of waterfalls and a wide biological diversity. Here you will enjoy of a hike through its woods, rivers and waterfalls which is the main reason for it to be one of the most wanting tours for foreigners and local tourist. Be amazed with the stone pavement and the colonial architecture that still remain in Villa de Leyva, its cultural diversity is accompanied by the different hotels, inns and restaurants that offer a variety of services for all kinds of clients. We will visit its plaza, one of the most magnificent in America, and its streets that reinforce the gloríous character of this wonderful place that pleases every visitor.


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Las Orquídeas de la Villa
Level 3 Hotel:Hotel Solar de la Villa
Level 4 Hotel: Casa Hotel San Pedro
Day 3
VILLA DE LÉIVA -IGUAQUE FLORA AND FAUNA SANCTUARY- TOTA LAKE
The Iguaque Flora and Fauna Sanctuary allows you to carry out long and refreshing walks thanks to its wide extension, you can enjoy its biodiversity that consists of: ecosystems of páramo; High Andean forest and oak groves; dry vegetation and wetlands. You can visit its 9 lakes, among these is the "Iguaque lake" best known for being a sacred place of Muisca tradition. This is a unique and enriching experience that will make you feel renewed thanks to the impressive energy of this area. The typical dishes of Villa de Leyva will allow you to enjoy a delicious lunch before starting the transfer to your next trip: Tota lake.



Level 2 Hotel:Refugio Turistico & Restaurante Dylam
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel Los Delfines
Level 4 Hotel:Hotel Termales El Batan
Day 4
TOTA LAKE - MONGUÍ - GUATAVITA
Tota lake is the largest lake in Colombia, an ancient Muisca space and territory of many beautiful waterways. You can fully enjoy this imposing water mirror that is the second highest navigable lake in South America. Continue your journey to Monguí, place that is considered material, immaterial and natural heritage of Colombia, here you can experience the calm of its architecture and the delights of its cuisine during lunch. You will have the opportunity to explore its colonial streets and the myths and legends of this region.


Level 2 Hotel: Hospedaje de Guatavita
Level 3 Hotel: Villa Santa Helena
Level 4 Hotel:Jardín Colibrí
Day 5
GUATAVITA LAKE-ZIPAQUIRÁ SALT CATHEDRAL - MONSERRATE
Guatavita is a place of indigenous Muisca ceremonies that is full of history and colonial constructions, this place will be the perfect host for a walk through its stone pavement, so you can admire its beautiful architecture and where you will find one of the most iconic places in Colombia: Guatavita lake. Guatavita lake is located in Sesquilé and is the most famous of the sacred lakes of the ancient Chibcha culture. It has countless legends and incredible events that you can enjoy during the walk around it. Zipaquirá will be the receiving place to start the tour through its emblematic cathedral of salt. In this architectural site you will find a rich artistic collection of salt and marble sculptures in an entirely religious environment. You will be able to enjoy this impressive place before being transferred to Monserrate in Bogotá city, you will enjoy the trip by cable car where you can admire a panoramic view of the city thanks to its location at more than 3152 meters high. You will know the church located on the top of the hill that stands out for its whiteness and will try a typical dish of this place full of history and religious icons.


Level 2 Hotel: Ayenda 1027 Feria Real
Level 3 Hotel: White Lighthouse Hotel 
Level 4 Hotel: AZ Hotel
Day 6
IBAGUÉ - JUNTAS - COMBEIMA CANON
Ibagué will be your next destination, here you will go to the small town of Juntas. In this beautiful place you will find Ukuku, a wonderful ecolodge, where you will taste a delicious dish of traditional food that will give you the necessary strength to take a walk in which you will enjoy beautiful trails, a great variety of birds and incredible landscapes and history. Continue your tour visiting, spectacular waterfalls and other water sources in the area, this wonderful village will give you unforgettable possibilities for a complete enjoyment and delight of nature


Level 2 Hotel: Ukuku Rural Lodge (cama sencilla)
Level 3 Hotel: Ukuku Rural Lodge (cama doble)
Level 4 Hotel: Ukuku Rural Lodge (suite)
Day 7
COMBEIMA CANON
The ecolodge hotel where you will be staying is located near the beautiful Combeima river, for this reason you will have the opportunity to make an expeditionary safari in the area. Here you will notice that this is a majestic place, since it is surrounded by the Tolima snow cap, mountains and shocking nature. Its beautiful trails full of fauna and flora of the high Andean ecosystem make this an ideal place to connect deeply with nature. The expedition will allow you to take unique photos, which will be shared by everyone under the heat of a bonfire in the hotel and in the company of a delicious cocktail, here: The best photo will be awarded!

Level 2 Hotel:Ukuku Rural Lodge (cama sencilla)
Level 3 Hotel: Ukuku Rural Lodge (cama doble)
Level 4 Hotel: Ukuku Rural Lodge (suite)
Day 8
VILLAVIEJA HUILA - TATACOA ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY
The next destination will be Villavieja, one of the oldest municipalities in the center of the country, which is considered the first capital of the department of Huila. Let yourself be enchanted by the kindness of its people, the tranquility of its streets and the beauty of the landscapes that surround this wonderful place. A night visit to the astronomical observatory of Tatacoa will be the activity to end the day. This is a place completely free of light where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the stars and take unforgettable photos.


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Piscina Paraiso
Level 3 Hotel: Sueño Real Tatacoa
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Colonial Villavieja
Day 9
LA TATACOA DESERT
Continue your tour visiting the second largest arid area in the country: The Tatacoa desert. This is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Colombia, it is not a desert, it is a tropical dry forest. It is also home to a wide variety of animals and plants that managed to adapt to the minimum humidity conditions and the high temperatures of the place. The changing climate of the region generates landscapes in the shape of labyrinths and clay surfaces that can be enjoyed, admired and photographed! Finish the trip enjoying an afternoon of swimming pool, night photography and typical dinner of the region, and finally to close a wonderful trip you will enjoy an amazing farewell night.}



Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Piscina Paraiso
Level 3 Hotel: Sueño Real Tatacoa
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Colonial Villavieja
Day 10
NEIVA
You will return to the city of Neiva to organize before your return to Bogotá. It will also be the place to consolidate many memories of a wonderful, extraordinary and unforgettable experience of some unmissable places of this great and diverse country: Colombia.


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– We recommend using comfortable clothes according to each climate
– Small backpack to use during walks
– Shoes closed and comfortable to walk and easy to dry
– Lightweight jacket or raincoat
– UV filter sunglasses
– Hat or cap and sunscreen
– Your personal medicines 
– Wear and use insect repellent
– Basic elements of personal hygiene
– Photographic camera with extra batteries
– Traveler’s documents: passport, identity card or citizenship card, military passbook and health insurance card.

– Keep in mind that you will visit several regions with desert climates, therefore, we recommend using comfortable clothes according to that climate, protect yourself from the sun and wind.
Respect the privacy of the natives of the region (indigenous and / or peasants)
– If you want to take photos with them you must ask permission first.
– You must enjoy good health to make this trip.
– Do not leave any kind of garbage in the places you visited.
– Caring for and respecting the environment and the environment.

Restrictions
People who are under the influence of hallucinogenic substances and / or have highly contagious diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis, meningitis, measles, tuberculosis and smallpox will not be able to travel. People who have a cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological or psychiatric health problem, have a special medical condition, have undergone a surgical procedure recently or are in a state of pregnancy, a medical certificate issued a maximum of 10 days before the date of the trip is requested, this same certificate will serve you for the whole tour if you have not presented changes in your health status and should bring with you medicines or medical formulas, if necessary.

Responsabilities

You are solely responsible for medical restrictions that prohibit you from doing activities of this type.
It is the responsibility of the traveler to choose the tour that corresponds to their tastes, interests and physical abilities, therefore the traveler must determine if the chosen activities are appropriate for them.
It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that their health and physical condition are in optimal conditions for the tour.
It is strictly forbidden to have attitudes that compromise the safety and comfort of the tour participants or themselves.
In development of the provisions of Article 17 of Law 679 of 2001, ARRAMPICATA TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE warns tourists that the exploitation and sexual abuse of minors in the country are penalized and administratively sanctioned, in accordance with the laws in force.”

The level of difficulty is moderate, the tour is suitable for people with good health, since it has walks that range between one and three hours through urban areas or natural trails with few slopes.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Since:
  • ALL TRANSPORTATION
  • Every transfer and flight between touristic destinations and hotels
  • Private Transportation for the transfers of each city and its surroundings and public transport (bus or plane) for transfers between cities
  •  FOOD
  • Main meals during the entire tour
  • Breakfast (x10)
  • Lunch (x9)
  • Dinner (x10)
  •  ACCOMMODATION
  • Accommodation in the hotel options indicated, depending on the corresponding days of the tour and your personal choice
  •  GUIDES AND PERMITS
  • Personalized guidance in cities and towns mentioned and instructors during all the activities described
  •  INSURANCE
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the tour
  •  VISITS AND ACTIVITIES
  • Entry tiquets, visit and participation in all the places and activities mentioned in the tour itinerary
  •  
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Flight tickets or transfers NOT included in the tour
  • Water bottle or any refreshments differnt from those served with meals
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Refreshments or meals different from the 3 main meals of each day
  • Accommodation in hotels not mentioned above
  • Guidance, instruction and / or loan of specialized equipment in places or activities NOT mentioned in the itinerary
  • Different insurance from the one specified before
  • Entry tickets and participation in different places from the ones mention in the travel itinerary.
NO FOOD

Since:
  •  ALL TRANSPORTATION
  • Every transfer and flight between touristic destinations and hotels
  • Private Transportation for the transfers of each city and its surroundings and public transport (bus or plane) for transfers between cities
  •  FOOD
  • Breakfast (x10) in all the indicated hotels
  • Every main meals during days 6 and 7 corresponding to “Combeima canon”
  •  ACCOMMODATION
  • Accommodation in the hotel options indicated, depending on the corresponding days of the tour and your personal choice
  •  GUIDES AND PERMITS
  • Personalized guidance in cities and towns mentioned and instructors during all the activities described
  •  INSURANCE
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the tour
  •  VISITS AND ACTIVITIES
  • Entry tiquets, visit and participation in all the places and activities mentioned in the tour itinerary

 

  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Does not include lunch or dinner, except for the days: 6 and 7.
  • Flight tickets or transfers NOT included in the tour
  • Water bottle or any refreshments differnt from those served with meals
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Refreshments or meals different from the 3 main meals of each day
  • Accommodation in hotels not mentioned above
  • Guidance, instruction and / or loan of specialized equipment in places or activities NOT mentioned in the itinerary
  • Different insurance from the one specified before
  • Entry tickets and participation in different places from the ones mention in the travel itinerary.

Responsibilities and cancellation policies

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