COLOMBIA: An unmissable destination 18 DAYS

A tour designed to delight the senses through the most tourist areas of Colombia. You will start your adventure arriving at the department of Quindío. you will visit Salento, explore its lush and impressive landscapes on horseback, and get to know the home of the Colombian national tree. Let people love you, the weather, the warmth, the joy of Medellin, a really impressive city. You will continue visiting Cartagena: the crown bastion. You will enjoy its beaches, the sea breeze, the Caribbean and its unmissable places such as the walled city, the castle of San Felipe, the hill of La Popa and the gastronomy of this region. You will arrive in Santa Marta, and you will head towards one of the most exciting routes: Tayrona Park and the route to THE LOST CITY. Finally, land in the Amazon! More specifically in Leticia: a place that concentrates much of the indigenous diversity of the region. After living this experience you will not be the same person, you will feel that, the natural and cultural wonders that you will find along the way, will take you for moments of reunion with yourself, with nature and with new customs and people who will leave an unforgettable mark on your memory and heart, so you will remember Colombia, as a truly magical and special place.
Places to visit: Bogotá - Eje Cafetero - Medellín - Guatapé and Peñol - Cartagena - Santa Marta - Ciudad Perdida - Tayrona - Leticia - Amazonas
ITINERARY

BOGOTÁ

Arrival and historical tour through Candelaria and Monserrate



Level 2 Hotel: Ayenda 1027 Feria Real
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel Ambala Bogota Colonial
Level 4 Hotel: Hampton by Hilton Bogota Usaquen
Day 1
FILANDIA - ARMENIA
You will start this extraordinary adventure in Armenia, which is the capital of the department of Quindío and is also known as the miracle city of Colombia. Your next destination will be Finlandia, also called "the daughter of the Andes", a place famous for its colorful colonial Antioquia architecture. Here you can visit the central park of Finlandia, which is the meeting point for travelers, traders and natives of the region. In this place you can also see the María Inmaculada church built in 1905. In the afternoon, you will get to know the San José neighborhood, where family traditions are printed on handicrafts exhibited for your enjoyment and purchase, such as woven baskets, trunks, bags and lamps. Finlandia is a paradise for the imagination of its inhabitants and visitors.


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Centenario
Level 3 Hotel: La Floresta Hotel Campestre
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Campestre Los Lagos
Day 2
Day in the National Coffee Park
This day you will start with a visit to the National Coffee Park, a theme park that is surrounded by splendid and stunning landscapes. In this place you will be able to appreciate the history of Colombia through its different tourist attractions. The purpose of the park is to preserve the heritage of coffee and the coffee culture of the region and was founded by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia and the departmental committee of Coffee Growers of Quindío. An amazing place to enjoy of ecotourism in Colombia.


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Centenario
Level 3 Hotel: La Floresta Hotel Campestre
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Campestre Los Lagos
Day 3
SALENTO - COCORÁ VALE
This third day, you will start having a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then we will go to Salento, which is one of the most beautiful and oldest places in the department of Quindío and it is known as the cradle of the wax palm, which is our national tree and it hosts other wonderful places such as The Cocora valley. This valley is part of the National Natural Park "Los Nevados" and is the refuge of a variety of fauna and flora that is in danger of extinction, making it one of the most popular destinations in this region.



Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Central 41
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel Olaya Plaza
Level 4 Hotel: Luxor Plaza Hotel
Day 4
CITY TOUR MEDELLÍN
A city known as the city of charm will be our next destination: Medellín. You will enjoy its climate, the kindness of its people, and the beauty that can be found in every corner of this beautiful place. The city tour will take you through a city full of movement, happiness, comfort and quality of life. You will have the opportunity to enjoy typical dishes, which have unique and incredible flavors that blend in the palate to delight all tastes. You will feel the warmth of this land that has been awarded for its worldwide distinction in innovation thanks to the implementation of avenues, libraries, cultural venues, transport transformations and other spaces designed to increase the quality of life of its inhabitants and visitors.


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Lucky
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel San Pedro del Fuerte
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Egina Medellín
Day 5
GUATAPE AND PEÑOL, MONOLITH EL PEÑOL
You will start this day with a visit to Guatapé town, one of the most attractive municipalities, this place stands out for its colorful facades and beautiful architectural elements, also for the kindness of its people and its great and extensive natural wealth. You will visit the new Peñol temple which is a town designed exactly as a replica of the old Peñol, which was a municipality of Antioquia that was flooded in 1978 and for this reason a dam was created. Here you will visit Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá church, where you will find objects of the liturgy such as the altar of Virgen del Rosario, the bells, the confessionals, the clock, among others that were rescued from the old Peñol temple. During the day, you will have the option to move around the dam by boat and visit the Peñón in Guatapé, a monolith over 200 meters high, which you can visit by climbing the 740 steps that will take you to the top and give you the opportunity to appreciate an incredible view of the whole area. Finish this wonderful day by visiting the Plaza de los Zócalos.


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Lucky
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel San Pedro del Fuerte
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Egina Medellín
Day 6
CARTAGENA, CITY TOUR - BEACH TIME
This tour through the city of Cartagena will start in the historic center of the city, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. Let yourself be enchanted by its architecture and its colonial essence that is still preserved and where modernity merges with the traditional. Cartagena is a city thought for the complete and absolute delight of each visitor, here you will appreciate the history that contains every corner of this beautiful city, you will also observe the preservation of colonial architecture combined with modern architecture, and the wonder of its beaches, extensive and beautiful, which are perfect for an excellent rest and tranquility caused by the beautiful sound of the waves that diminish their speed when you reach the shore. This paradise is surrounded by different islands that are part of its great attraction, islands focused on the preservation and care of the most important coral reefs of the Caribbean coasts. Enjoy typical food of this region and let yourself be surprised by the colors, smells and flavors of each destination.}


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Manglar 421
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel La Gran Via
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Cartagena Plaza
Day 7
CARTAGENA, SAN FELIPE CASTLE- LA POPA HILL
You will be able to visit San Felipe castle, located in the city of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia. It is located on a hill called San Lázaro and was built in 1657 during the Spanish colonial era. It is considered one of the seven wonders of Colombia because it was a fortification that suffered assiduous attacks by English and French conquerors, a whole piece full of history. Then, you will head towards La Popa, a place situated on a small mountain (La Galera hill) that offers a spectacular view of the city. From a height of 145 meters, La Popa is one of the most important points of reference in Cartagena, here you can find a beautiful church belonging to the Order of Augustinian Recollects, which is one of the most beautiful cloisters in Colombia. To culminate this spectacular day, you will enjoy the beautiful beaches of Cartagena where you can relax and watch a beautiful sunset.

Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Manglar 421
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel La Gran Via
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Cartagena Plaza
Day 8
SANTA MARTA
Your next destination will be Santa Marta, capital of Magdalena, which is characterized as a great tourist, cultural and historical destination. This beautiful place is surrounded by wonderful beaches and great mountains that are home to the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. Its wonderful landscapes are a pleasure for its visitors, a completely unforgettable destination thanks to its incredible diversity, its exquisite cuisine and the warmth and happiness of its inhabitants.


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Manglar 421
Level 3 Hotel: Hotel La Gran Via
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Cartagena Plaza
Day 9
SANTA MARTA, MAMEY CAMP 1
This extraordinary adventure will start at Mamey (or Machete pelao), where you can taste delicious typical local dishes for lunch before reaching the start point of the road towards Ciudad Perdida. You will start the demanding and amazing hiking of the first day (with a duration of 3 hours approx. through tough ascending’s) heading towards the first camp where you will be able to swim and refresh your self before dinner and a deserve rest.



Lodging: Camp 1 (rancherías located on the way to Ciudad Perdida)
Day 10
CIUDAD PERDIDA, CAMP 1 . MUTANZI . CAMP 3
After breakfast, walk a few kilometers to the indigenous village MUTANZI, where you can admire countless landscapes and the vast vegetation that surrounds it. The tour will continue with a hike to camp two, a wonderful place surrounded by wild animals and an impressive flora where you will enjoy a delicious lunch and a well-deserved relaxing bath in one of the natural pools of the area that will give you the necessary energy to reach camp three, where Mamo Romualdo resides, he is an authority and a spiritual leader for the indigenous peoples. This place will be of great spiritual inspiration and relaxation before dinner and rest, so you can start the journey the next day completely renovated.


Lodging: Camp 3 (rancherías located on the way to Ciudad Perdida)
Day 11
CAMP 3 . CIUDAD PERDIDA . CAMP 2
This day will be the chosen one to arrive to Ciudad perdida, you will have to ascend by a staircase that consists of 1260 steps and that is conserved from the original road. Arriving at the top you will be able to visit the archaeological, ethnological and historical zone of this impressive and unforgettable city that will make you feel a true connection with the nature and history of this extraordinary region. You will have enough time to visit this place before starting the way back to camp three where you can enjoy a delicious typical lunch and rest a little before leaving for the end of this day's journey in camp two, where you will have a delicious dinner and will go to rest and consolidate in dreams fantastic memories of emotions and sensations experienced this spectacular day.



Lodging: Camp 2 (rancherías on the way to Ciudad Perdida)
Day 12

CAMP 2 . MAMEY . SANTA MARTA (TAYRONA)
The last day of the tour will be a walk back to the first camp called Mamey, where you can have lunch and relax for a while, so you can have a time of meditation and be ready for your next destination: Tayrona Park.


Lodging: Hammocks located inside Tayrona Park
Day 13
TAYRONA, CABO SAN JUAN BEACH, LA PISCINA BEACH
Near Santa Marta is one of the emblematic parks of Colombia: Tayrona Park. In this park you will be able to find some of the most crystalline and calm waters of the region, among which is the CABO SAN JUAN beach, a paradisiacal beach, where you will be amazed with the beautiful landscape that surrounds it while you take a bath in its incredible waters. Enjoy a delicious lunch with local flavors, before heading to LA PISCINA beach, another beautiful beach surrounded by rocks that slow down the strong waves of the sea allowing you to relax in its extraordinary waters.



Lodging: Hammocks located inside Tayrona Park
Day 14
TAYRONA - SANTA MARTA (AIRPORT)
This day will be chosen for your return to Santa Marta, here you will have a delicious lunch and you will relax before flying to the city of Bogotá, from where you will depart to your next destination: Leticia


Level 2 Hotel: Hotel Centenario
Level 3 Hotel: La Floresta Hotel Campestre
Level 4 Hotel: Hotel Campestre Los Lagos
Day 15
LETICIA, CITY TOUR
We will begin our amazing experience in Leticia, this city is, located in the extreme south of Colombia and is the capital of the department of Amazonas. This city has a great part of the whole native diversity of the region communities belonging to the Ingas, Ticunas, Nukak, Uitotos and Tucanos whom are concentrated in the city and form the Trifino (known as the three borders with Perú and Brazil). You will be guided to Tabatinga, a Brazilian city bordering Colombia, where you can get to know the botanics of medicinal plants and the marketplace, where you can buy a lot of interesting objects and get to know the town. You also will be able to visit the Santander park, or better known as the parrot’s park, because there are different parrots of different colors living there. Allow yourself to enjoy this tropical experience on the banks of the amazon river.


Level 2 Hotel: MAUNE
Level 3 Hotel: UTUANE
Level 4 Hotel: ANACONDA
Day 16
LETICIA, CANOTAJE - HANDICRAFT WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY
First you are going to enjoy a quiet canoe trip that will help you to arrive to the Calanoa reserve, here you can admire the views before we departure to start our tour with the Moncagua Community (Ticuna ethnicity). You will share a delicious lunch with indigenous families of the area and will be participating in a workshop learning local traditions (learning from them how to create baskets or pottery). In the afternoon, enjoy a quiet hike through the high jungle, admiring some of the most beautiful wildlife in the world. This is an enriching adventure since you will have the opportunity to return to the reserve through the Matamata water ravine, which is one of the natural limits of the Amacayacu park.


Level 2 Hotel: RESERVA NATURAL CALANOA
Level 3 Hotel: RESERVA NATURAL MARASHA
Day 17
PUERTO NARIÑO, TARAPOTA LAKES, WOCHINE NATURAL RESERVE
We will be traveling by boat to Puerto Nariño, a quiet town that is located on the banks of the Loretoyacu river, here you can enjoy the vegetation by an amazing jungle trail that will direct you to the WOCHINE reserve, which is an area where you can find different kinds of fish, such as Victoria, and the Pirarucus. We will return to the port and you will be able to admire the colorful wooden facades of the houses that are there. In this place environmental education and Amazonian conservation are promoted, for this reason there are no vehicles on the streets, which will allow you to relax and get to know the Natutama foundation responsible for the entire process of environmental education for the local population. You can enjoy a delicious traditional lunch of local cuisine (Yuca, fish and different Amazonian fruits as additional) before leaving towards Tarapoto lakes. The Tarapoto lakes are the first declared wetland in the Colombian Amazon, there you will be able to see the beautiful pink and gray dolphins that inhabit its waters. This is definitely an unforgettable adventure.


Level 2 Hotel: RESERVA NATURAL CALANOA
Level 3 Hotel: RESERVA NATURAL MARASHA
Day 18

LETICIA, RETURN TO BOGOTÁ

Say goodbye to this unforgettable adventure on your last day, starting your return in the Amazon reserve to Leticia, from where you will fly to Bogotá with memories full of magic, history, unforgettable landscapes, new smells and tastes, and wonderful experiences of this tour that is designed for the enjoyment and recreation of its adventurers.


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– We recommend using comfortable clothes according to each climate, preferably synthetic clothes of fast drying and of light colors. Long pants and shirts or long-sleeved shirts to protect yourself from insects and the sun.
– UV filter sunglasses
Hat or cap and sunscreen
– Water bottle, thermos or camelback for continuous hydration
– Towel for personal use to use during walks
– Small backpack to use during walks
– Shoes closed and comfortable to walk and easy to dry. Recommended to wear high boots. You can also bring extra sandals.
– Lightweight jacket or raincoat
– Wear and use insect repellent (You will needed more in some places such as Ciudad Perdida and Amazonas) 
– 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.

– In Colombia, travelers who visit areas below 220 m.n.m. are recommended. especially in jungle areas and some natural parks, apply the vaccine against yellow fever at least 10 days before traveling to the destination. In this case, anti-tetanus and hepatisis A and B vaccines are also recommended.
– 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 difficulty  level is “Demanding” and applies to the destinations of LOST CITY

DAY 9, DAY 10, DAY 11 ANDDAY 12

Level of difficulty “demanding”, recommended for people with great experience and physical resistance, the routes have a duration of 3 to 5 hours for rural areas that have variable height changes (between 100 and 600mts approx.) And / or natural areas moderately adverse.

In reference to the other destinations, the difficulty level is “LOW”

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 (x18)
  • Lunch (x17)
  • Dinner (x18)
  •  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
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  • 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.
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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 (x16) in all the indicated hotels (Except in Tayrona)
  • Every main meals during days 10, 11, 17 and 18 corresponding to “Ciudad perdida” and “Amazonas”
  •  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: 10, 11, 17 and 18
  • 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.
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