Colombia: The Most Biodiverse Country

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Medellín, Amazonas, Bogotá, Caño Cristales

Overview

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Wild Classic

Service Level

Service Level

Basic

Destinations

Destinations

  • Medellín
  • Amazonas
  • Bogotá
  • Caño Cristales
Accommodation

Accommodation

  • 2 Hostels (Similar to El Viajero or Selina)
  • 2 Ecolodges
Flight Information

Flight Information

  • Domestic Flights:
    Included

    Medellín - Bogotá, Bogotá - Leticia, Leticia - Bogotá, Bogotá - La Macarena

  • International Flights:
    Not included:

    Arrival at Medellín, Departure from Bogotá

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Visa

Highlighted Activities

  • Monolito de Guatapé y Peñol
  • Selva Amazónica
  • Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá
  • Caño Cristales River
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Dates

  • Mon, 26 Aug / 24 - Sun, 08 Sep / 24

    USD 2,730

    USD 2,450

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Itinerary Colombia: The Most Biodiverse Country

  • Day 1

    Welcome to Medellín

    Arrive at Medellin at any time and transfer from the airport to El Viajero Hostel. If you arrive early, consider walking around some of the most interesting neighborhoods including El Poblado and Provenza, both walking distance from the hostel, where you can get lunch, coffee or a beer. The adventure begins at night so feel free to explore the city before your welcome meeting, make sure you are back in time to meet the group.

    Highlights

    Welcome to Colombia
    Welcome Dinner at the iconic Andrés Carne de Res

    Meals included

    Welcome Dinner

  • Day 2

    Visit the Highlights of the Digital Nomad City

    Medellín's transformation from fear to hope is a testament to its remarkable journey. Once mired in drug-related turmoil, the city has risen to become the Innovation Capital of Latin America. Explore iconic sites like Plaza de Botero, home to 23 sculptures by Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Dive into the urban renaissance in Comuna 13, a former danger zone turned symbol of remarkable transformation. This city tour covers these and other noteworthy locations, showcasing Medellín's inspiring resurgence.

    Highlights

    Graffiti tour Comuna 13
    City Tour

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch

  • Day 3

    Explore Guatapé and the Ancient El Peñol Monolith

    Begin the day visiting Guatapé, a picturesque Colombian town nestled among rolling hills and crystal-clear lakes, is a vibrant tapestry of color and culture that will capture your heart. Its iconic rock formation, El Peñol, offers panoramic views of a landscape adorned with hand-painted frescoes, each telling a unique story of the town's rich history. In recent years, El Peñol, with its 702 steps and offering the most beautiful scenery in Colombia, has become one of the most visited natural destinations in Antioquia.

    Highlights

    Piedra del Peñol climb
    Guatapé Tour

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch

  • Day 4

    From the City of Eternal Spring to the Amazon Jungle

    You'll journey from Medellín to Leticia with a layover in Bogotá. Arriving in Leticia, your adventure unfolds as you embark on a boat ride along the world's mightiest river, venturing to the iconic Marasha Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. Here, amidst lush rainforests and abundant wildlife, you'll immerse yourself in the heart of this vast wilderness. Guided expeditions will introduce you to the jungle's wonders, and after dinner, a night canoe ride lets you experience the Amazon's nocturnal rhythms, connecting with its vibrant fauna and flora.

    Highlights

    Welcome to the Amazon
    Fusion gastronomic sample of Brazilian, Colombian and Peruvian cuisine: lunch and dinner
    Marasha Nature Reserve in Perú
    Accommodation in Malocas
    Night canoe ride

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch

  • Day 5

    Maikuchiga Foundation

    On this day you will go to the amazing indigenous community of Mocagua where you will interact with the Tikuna indigenous tribe, you will be learning about their culture. Afterwards you will visit the Maikuchiga foundation. This foundation aims to protect endangered wildlife such as monkeys and other mammals.

    Highlights

    Departure by canoe to the Amazon River
    Travel by boat to the community of Mocagua
    Visit the Maikuchiga Foundation for the care and recovery of primates.
    Community work with the school

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

  • Day 6

    Discovering the Amazon River

    You will start the adventure visiting the Cacao Island where you will discover an incredible trail rich in fauna and flora. This trail is great for wildlife watching. You will meet the Puerto Nariño community where you will have a walking tour of the municipality and visit the lakes of Tarapoto with the possibility of sighting pink and gray river dolphins.

    Highlights

    Boat trip to San José del Cacao Island for possible sighting of sloths
    Puerto Nariño Tour
    Walking tour of the municipality, visit the lakes of Tarapoto (with the possibility of sighting pink and gray river dolphins)

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

  • Day 7

    Tanimboca Reserve

    You will be walking through the indigenous community, and will be visiting the Ancestral Knowledge Museum. After this you will be heading to Leticia navigating through the Amazon River. When arriving to Leiticia you will the Tanimboca Reserve where you will join a nocturnal hike.

    Highlights

    Boat Ride trough the Amazon River
    Nocturnal Hike

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

  • Day 8

    From the Amazon to the Andean Region

    You will head from the Reserve to the center of Leticia and have time to shop some of the local handcrafts made by the local community. Then you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to Bogotá where you will have time to relax the rest of the day.

    Highlights

    Departure by boat to the city of Leticia
    Morning for shopping (This activity will take place according to the flight itinerary)
    Welcome to Bogotá

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch

  • Day 9

    Paloquemao Market and City Tour Bogotá

    Explore the vibrant Paloquemao market, one of Colombia's most important, brimming with a diverse array of fruits and vegetables, from the familiar to the exotic. Savor a local lunch before ascending Monserrate Hill via cable car for breathtaking panoramic views of Bogotá and the Andes. In the afternoon, embark on a walking tour through the heart of Bogotá, visiting iconic sites like Plaza de Bolivar and the charming La Candelaria district with its colorful houses, ornate wooden balconies, and picturesque courtyards.

    Highlights

    Paloquemao Market
    Lunch at Mama Luz with typical local food
    Monserrate
    City walking tour

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch

  • Day 10

    Salt Cathedral

    Experience the incredible Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, a remarkable underground marvel carved deep within the salt mines of Colombia. Wander through the cathedral's stunning chambers adorned with intricate salt sculptures and immerse yourself in its spiritual ambiance, all beneath the earth's surface. It's a truly unique and unforgettable journey just 2 hour away from Bogotá.

    Highlights

    Transfer to Zipaquira
    Salt Cathedral

    Meals included

    Breakfast

  • Day 11

    Highlights of the Capital

    You will have free time to discover Bogotá, Colombia's vibrant capital, where history and modernity blend seamlessly. Immerse yourself in the captivating exhibits at the Gold Museum, explore the bustling Usaquén Market for artisanal treasures, and experience the lively atmosphere of the Zona Rosa or Zona G districts with their renowned dining and nightlife. Whether you're drawn to its rich cultural heritage or its dynamic urban scene, Bogotá offers a diverse range of attractions to satisfy every traveler's interests.

    Highlights

    Free explorations of Bogotá

    Meals included

    Breakfast

  • Day 12

    From Bogotá to Sierra de La Macarena

    In the morning, catch a flight from Bogotá to La Macarena, the gateway to Caño Cristales, often dubbed the "River of Five Colors." Upon arrival, embark on a brief trek along its pristine waters and explore the nearby intricate rock formations. Your visit to Caño Cristales awaits the next day. In the afternoon, transfer to the Ecolodge for relaxation and dinner.

    Highlights

    Flight to La Macarena
    Caño Cristalitos Trek
    Bath in crystal clear natural pool water

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

  • Day 13

    Caño Cristales National Park

    After breakfast, head to the port and take a boat to Puerto Los Mangos. From there, a 4x4 vehicle will transport you to the trailhead for Caño Cristales. Embark on a scenic walk, exploring various attractions, and even enjoying a swim while observing the Macarenia Clavigera, the plant responsible for the river's vibrant pink hues. A typical local lunch will be served on a plantain leaf during the tour. Afterward, return to the hotel for some rest before heading to La Macarena town for dinner at a lively parrando llanero featuring live music and traditional dances.

    Highlights

    Caño Cristales National Natural Park
    Parrando Llanero

    Meals included

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

  • Day 14

    Take your Experiences Forever

    Enjoy the last day of your trip with a farewell brunch full of stories. You will learn how you are helping the country and the region with tourism. Before noon, you will be transferred to La Macarena airport to catch your flight back to Bogotá for the end of the adventure.

    Highlights

    Farewell brunch
    Fight to Bogotá

    Meals included

    Breakfast

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What's included?

Digital Travel Buddy

Wonder Staff

Local Expert Guides

Domestic Flights

Activities included

Puerto Nariño Tour

Nocturnal Hike

Visit the lakes of Tarapoto

Paloquemao Market Visit

Monserrate Visit

Bogotá walking tour

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Visit

Cristalitos Trek Spout

Caño Cristales National Natural Park

Parrando Llanero

Andrés Carne de Res

Visit the Maikuchiga Foundation

San José del Cacao Island

Graffiti tour Comuna 13

City Tour Medellín

Guatapé Tour

Piedra del Peñol climb

Marasha Nature Reserve in Perú

Night canoe ride

Physical Demands

Most demanding activity: Piedra del Peñol climb (more than 700 steps)

Meals included

Breakfasts: All

Lunches: 9

Dinners: 6

Transportation included

Private buses

Boat transfers

Entry requirements

Check if you require a visa to enter the country

Check vaccination details required to enter the country

Check your passport's date of expiry as most countries will require travelers to hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months upon the day of entry into the country

Important Information

The activities are subject to changes due to weather conditions that may jeopardize the safety of the traveler

What’s not included

Tips and personal expenses

Activities not mentioned

Meals not mentioned

Alcoholic beverages and/or additional drinks

Travel and/or Cancellation Insurance

Impact Travel

How will your trip make an impact ?

  • Approx. 80% of the sale value stays in the local area.
  • You help establish tourism as a livelihood for vulnerable communities.
  • You encourage the conservation of natural ecosystems that nature tourism depends on.
  • You promote cultural exchange and help preserve centuries-old traditions.
  • You contribute to communities taking ownership of their territory and fostering a deeper connection with nature.

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$2.730

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14 days*

Deal

14 days*

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$2.730

USD

$2.450

USD

Per person


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