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Discover the jewels of the South of Colombia during this 8 day tour.  This area full of diversity, is waiting to be visited by you. Bustling cities, archeological sites, deserts, everything is to be found here. The perfect tour for you, if you want to visit all the interesting places of the south of Colombia. Visit the deserts, where the temperatures can rise up to 50 degrees sometimes, and end your tour in the city of salsa, Cali.

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The Tatacoa desert

After you have been picked up in Bogotá, you are going to explore the way of creating coffee first. Then you visit the desert of Tatacoa. A landscape full of cliffs, created by rain. Sometimes, the temperature can hit the 50 degrees here. The archeological sites of San Augustín and Tierradentro are the biggest ones in Colombia. San Augustín is well known for its statues, and Tierradentro is well known for its underground tombs. Before you go to Cali, you will visit Popayan, or so called, La Ciudad Blanca, because of the chalk-white facades that are to be found in this small colonial city. It used to be the capital of south Colombia. When the town was founded, it was an important stopping point on the road between Cartagena and Quito. Before you go back, you will visit the musical city of Cali, where everyone is dancing all day long.

ITINERARY
Day 1 (B):
FUSAGASUGA, MAGDALENA RIVER, VILLAVIEJA, TATACOA
On your fist day, you will have a transfer from Botogá, to Hacienda Coloma in Fusagasuga. You will learn about the process of growing and producing Colombian coffee. Then you will have an exciting boat trip to cross the Magdalena River to the town of Villavieja. Here you will have free time to explore this town, and then you will continue to the desert of Tatacoa. If the sky is clear enough, you have the possibility to go to an observatory to see the stars.

Day 2 (B):
TATACOA, TIERRADENTRO
On this day, you will visit the desert of Tatacoa with a guide, who will show you around. This place, surrounded by mountains everywhere, is the result of an ecosystem like no where else in Colombia. There are scorpions, weasels, fruit-bearing cacti and a lot of bird species. Then you will have a transport to Tierradentro.

Day 3 (B):
TIERRADENTRO
This whole day you will have a tour in Tierradentro. You will hike to different archeological places to watch the underground burial sites of the historical local indigenous culture. Also the area has beautiful sceneries, which you can see and you can visit the local museum.

Day 4 (B):
TRANSPORTATION TO SAN AUGUSTÍN
On this day, you will have a private transport to San Augustín. This will take about 6 hours.

Day 5 (B):
SAN AUGUSTÍN ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK
In the morning, you will have a guided tour through San Augustín Archeological Park to see the mythological stone statues. During the rest of the day, you are free to relax or do additional activities in the area.

Day 6 (B):
POPAYAN, PÁRAMO
In the morning, you will leave by private transport to Popayan (about 5 hour drive), passing by a pure páramo ecosystem. In the afternoon you will have a guided tour in the city of Popayan, the white city. Discover the colonial jewels of this city.

Day 7 (B):
CALI
You will start the day with a transfer to Cali (about 3-4 hours). Here you will have a guided tour. In the evening, you have an optional visit to a salsa show, the city is well known for its salsa, or you have some free time.

Day 8 (B):
OPTIONAL VISIT SUGARCANE FARM
Today you have a transfer to the airport. On the way, you can have an optional visit to the sugarcane farm, if there is enough time.

Tierradentro

Tierradentro

INCLUDED
Accommodation with breakfast
Tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
English speaking guide/translator for all parts of the program
Private transport
24/7 assistance

NOT INCLUDED
Flights (Available upon request)
Optional activities during the free time
Extra food and drinks as not mentioned in the itinerary
Insurance
Extra tips for the guide
Personal expenses

PRICES
$1667 p.p. based on 4 guests
$2717 p.p. based on 2 guests

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
  • Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
  • 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
  • Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).

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*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

 

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