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ColombiaTropical Colombia and the Amazon 

  • Off the beaten track
From the highlands and cultural treasures of Bogotá to adventurous boat rides and safaris along its biodiverse riverbanks, this 14 day journey is one you won't soon forget. Dive into Colombia's wild jungles, explore colorful markets and gain insight into indigenous life. Meet talented chefs and traditional healers to unlock the secrets of food as medicine. Did we mention swimming beneath waterfall...

From the highlands and cultural treasures of Bogotá to adventurous boat rides and safaris along its biodiverse riverbanks, this 14 day journey is one you won't soon forget. Dive into Colombia's wild jungles, explore colorful markets and gain insight into indigenous life. Meet talented chefs and traditional healers to unlock the secrets of food as medicine. Did we mention swimming beneath waterfalls? When you think it can't get any better, your determination may be rewarded by coming face-to-face with the elusive anaconda.

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Trip highlights
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • City
    City
  • Bird watching
    Bird watching
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

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Day 1: Welcome to Colombia!

Arrival in Bogotá...

• Touch down at the high plateau capital city of Colombia

Transfer to your hotel in the historical city center

• Go for a stroll around beautiful La Candelaria

• Your first evening is free to spend as you wish

Visited:
BogotáCandelaria
Accommodation
Night at hotel Colonial (Bogotá)

Day 2: A taste of Bogotá

Secretly, our favorite fruit... Can you guess the name?

• Explore Paloquemao market, one of the biggest in the country!

• Drool a little at the seemingly endless variety of fruits and veggies

• Enjoy a walking tour visiting the top cultural highlights of Bogota

Accommodation
Night at hotel Colonial (Bogotá)

Day 3: Leticia, gateway to the Amazon

Into the jungle we go...

• Board a morning flight to Leticia

• Head deeper into the reserve by boat along the river banks

• Arrive at a remote lodge and settle into your surroundings

• Enjoy free time to explore the area and marvel at its rich biodiversity

Accommodation
Night at Calanoa Lodge (Leticia)

Day 4: Grab the hiking gear

Discover local life...

• Follow along on a guided trek in the Calanoa Reserve

• Experience the Mocagua communities  traditions and relationship with the jungle

• Learn about the nutritious and healing properties of local flora

Visited:
Leticia
Accommodation
Night at Calanoa Lodge (Leticia)

Day 5: Communities and wildlife of Mocagua

• Visit the artisan community of Macedonia

Watch the craftsmen at work as they create redwood "blood sticks"

• Journey into the natural canals of the Amazon river insearch of pink dolphins

Visited:
LeticiaLoreto Mocagua
Accommodation
Night at Calanoa Lodge (Leticia)

Day 6: Go birding and meet a Shaman

Don't forget the binoculars...

• Rise early for a good ol' birdwatching session

Learn the science of medicinal plants from a traditional healer

• Head back to the lodge and prepare for departure to Leticia  

Accommodation
Night at hotel Colonial (Bogotá)

Day 7: Onto Yopal and Llano

We hope you're a fan of all things rugged...

• Transfer to Bogota airport and continue to Yopal

• Take a 4x4 to Hato La Aurora reserve

• Meet your host and be welcomed with a traditional local lunch

Visited:
BogotáYopal
Accommodation
Night at Ecolodge Juan Solito (Yopal)

Day 8: Bring on the wild wildlife!

• Experience El Hato la Aurora during a Jeep Safari

• Observe chi-guiros, virginian deeralligatorsbovines, wild horses and a wide variety of birds

• Enjoy the Llanera Harp show, complete with poems and traditional folk songs

Visited:
Yopal
Accommodation
Night at Ecolodge Juan Solito (Yopal)

Day 9: Search for anacondas

Just when you thought it couldn't get better...

Go into the jungles with a naturalist

• Spend the day searching for the famous Anaconda

• Learn about this incredible creature in its natural habitat

Visited:
Yopal
Accommodation
Night at Ecolodge Juan Solito (Yopal)

Day 10: Next up, Santa Marta

Paradise awaits...

• After breakfast, depart to Yopal

• Board a flight to Santa Marta with a layover in Bogota

• Transfer to your hotel in the centre of Santa Marta  

Visited:
Yopal, Santa Marta
Accommodation
Night at Casa del Farol (Santa Marta)

Day 11: Coffee + Waterfalls

The technique of coffee perfected...

• Head into the hills of Minca and visit an organic coffee production farm

• Take a refreshing dip in the natural swimming pools of Pozo Azul

Indulge over lunch with traditional specialities, tamal or sancocho

Visited:
Santa MartaMinca
Accommodation
Night at Casa del Farol (Santa Marta)

Day 12: Stunning Cartagena

A city to remember...

• Journey to the memorable Cartagena de Indias 

• Visit historic neighborhoods and the must-see sights within the city

• Wander down narrow lanes, dine at some of the country's best eateries and check out the thriving nightlife. It's all there

Accommodation
Night at Don Pedro de Heredia (Cartagena)

Day 13: Fishing in La Boquilla

Learn a thing or two about fishing...

• Discover the Afro-Cartagean community at the La Boquilla fishing village

Learn how to fish from the local people - how to catch crabs and throw nets

Discover the secrets of coastal cuisine and cook fish and crab with coconut rice

Visited:
La Boquilla, Cartagena
Accommodation
Night at Don Pedro de Heredia (Cartagena)

Day 14: Departure Day!

Adiós...

• In the morning, transfer to Cartagena airport for your flight connection

Thank you for visiting we hope you've had a lovely time!

Visited:
Cartagena

BogotáCandelariaLeticiaLoreto MocaguaYopalSanta MartaMincaCartagenaLa Boquilla

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • In-trip flights
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