Trek and adventure tour in Colombia

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For hiking lovers, this trip will allow you to discover the incredible diversity of Colombia. You will have the chance to hike in high mountains of the Nevados Park and in the heart of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta before ending up with a cultural stay in the beautiful Cartagena de Indias !

Length of stay: 10 days

Kind: Short breaks

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Countries visited: Colombia

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Day 1 : Bogota

Arrival at Bogota El Dorado International airport.

Transfer to your hotel in the Candelaria district and free time to enjoy at your own pace Colombia´s capital city where modern districts and historic center, urban architecture and green parks stand alongside.
Overnight at Casa de la Vega hotel in Standard room.

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Day 2 : Bogota

Transfer to Bogota airport for your domestic flight. Domestic flight to Pereira. Welcome to the “Coffee Triangle”. This area is famous for growing and producing the majority of the Colombian coffee, considered by some as the best coffee in the world.

Transfer to your hotel in Salento.

You go for a coffee plantation visit. Inside a typical “finca”, you will learn everything about coffee. The production is as complex and sophisticated as wine. On site you will have the opportunity to walk among the coffee trees and to be introduced to the process of harvesting and roasting, before enjoying the drink produced on site.
Overnight at La Cabaña hotel in Superior room.

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Day 3 : Salento

This day will be dedicated to the discovery of typical villages and landscapes of the Coffee region.
– A tour in a traditional “jeep Willy” in the heart of the green valley of Cocora
– Hiking among the wax palm trees, the Colombian national tree. During the walk, you pass through bucolic landscapes, among the wax palms bordering the crystal clear waters of the Quindio river with, as a backdrop, the impressive peaks of the Western Cordillera. Then you reach the Acaime reserve. On site, a coffee or an “agua panela” (typical drink) will be offered. Prepare your cameras: Acaime is a paradise for hummingbirds!
– Lunch break
– Visit of Salento: panoramic tour, discovery of the local architecture, the houses made of bamboo and the colourful handicraft shops.
Overnight at La Cabaña hotel in Superior room.

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Day 4 : Salento

Early departure from Salento by Jeep Willys to reach Cocora, 45 minutes drive.

After a safety point, you will start your trek. Starting point 2400m above sea level. Hike to the Paramo de Romales where you will take your lunch break.

In the late afternoon arrival at the finca, at 3700m above sea level, which will be your step for the night. Overnight in rancheria La Primavera. (Basic confort)

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Day 5 : Los Nevados National Park

Departure for a hike around 8:00 am, after your breakfast.

After an intense hike, you reach the summit at 4793m. This summit was once covered in snow, giving it this unusual landscape.
You then start the descent to the finca where you will spend a second night.

Distance: 24 km

Overnight in rancheria La Primavera. (Basic confort)

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Day 6 : Cocora Valley

Departure to hike around 8:00 to get back to Cocora. The way down takes you to new places, you discover the “Laguna de la Virgen” and have lunch at the site called “El Almorzadero”

Back in Cocora, you will reach Salento by Jeep Willys at the end of the afternoon.

Overnight at La Cabaña hotel in Superior room.

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Day 7 : Salento

Transfer between Salento and Pereira. Domestic flight to Santa Marta. Transfer to your hotel in Santa Marta.
Free afternoon in Santa Marta to discover and visit the city on the shores of the Caribbean sea.

Overnight at El Cactus hotel in Presidential suite room.

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Day 8 : Santa Marta

In the morning, departure for the countryside of Santa Marta to discover the Sierra Nevada. It is a beautiful day´s hike that awaits you, between magnificent waterfalls and spectacular landscapes. You will discover the Sierra Nevada fauna and flora passing through paths between mountains and the Caribbean sea…

During the walk a picnic lunch will be provided.

In the late afternoon, return to your hotel.

Note : about 5 hours walking – medium level

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Day 9 : Santa Marta

In the morning, departure to Cartagena de Indias further on the Caribbean Coast. Transfer to your hotel.

You go in a gastronomical adventure in the Getsemani district, at a stone’s throw from the walled city. You go for a walking tour in the streets of this Bohemian neighborhood to discover Colombian food the “local” way, the real meals that the Cartageneros love!

Whether you are looking for a snack or something more substantial, a healthy starter or a sweet dessert, the streets of Cartagena offer everything! This is one of the best ways to get an insight into the daily life and culture of the local people.

The visit will allow you a more personal contact with the authentic Cartagena, with street vendors filling your bellies with their delights and warming your hearts with their hospitality! You will taste tropical fruits, arepas, buñuelos, chicharrones, limonada and other cocadas…

Note: About 2 hours

Overnight at Alfiz Hotel in Standard room.

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Day 10 : Cartagena de Indias

Free morning to enjoy Cartagena at your own pace. Transfer to the Cartagena de Indias airport for your international flight home.

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