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Epic Adventures in Colombia

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PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $5895+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Going for a dip in the mud baths at Totumo Volcano, known for their healing properties and offering a fantastic way to unwind in natural surroundings.
  • Careering down the Fonce River while white-water rafting through rapids of grade I to IV, passing gorgeous scenery along the way.
  • Marveling at San Gil’s ancient caverns with stalagmites and stalactites, before abseiling down a waterfall to round off the day’s adventures!
  • Stepping foot in the beguiling Salt Cathedral just outside of Bogotá in Zipaquira, carved 120 meters underground from an old salt mine.
  • Riding through the picturesque Cocora Valley on horseback, taking in views of the towering Palma de Cera trees and rolling hills.
  • Bathing in the steamy waters of San Vicente hot springs while soaking up the stunning tropical backdrop.
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Tour Overview

The Epic Adventures in Colombia are family friendly and allow travelers to explore Colombia in a most invigorating way! Begin in the Colombian capital, Bogota. Walk through the colonial part of the city known as “La Candelaria” and absorb the magnificent architecture that the city provides. Finish up the tour with a relaxing cable car ride to the top of Monserrate Hill for a spectacular view over the entire city. The next day, once in Pereira, enjoy a soothing bath in the San Vicente Thermal Waters, helping travelers to unwind and relax. Appreciate the most beautiful valleys of Colombia along with an exciting horseback experience while checking out the picturesque village of Salento with its artisanal craft shops.

After a quick flight to Villa de Leyva, explore the mind blowing, underground Zipaquira Salt Cathedral. After a visit to the legendary lagoon of Guatavita, arrive at the most important monument in Colombian history, the Boyaca Bridge. From here transfer to San Gil, touring through the caverns of this region. Visit the lovely cavern halls with high ceilings and impressive walls of stone, stalagmites and stalactites, beautiful ornaments in the interior of the caverns. After exploring the tranquil caverns, prepare for the ultimate rafting experience along the Fonce River, the birthplace of Colombian river rafting. In the afternoon, hiking will be the theme. You will walk on trails full of history, myths and legends and you will truly get to know this beautiful countryside. The next day visit the Totumo Volcano, known for its medicinal properties. The mud is said to have exfoliation properties cleansing the skin as you have fun!

Experience Colombia at its most exciting, no matter the age, with a fully packed adventure tour through this wonderful country.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.

*Discount available for children, please consult with a Yampu Travel Consultant for family rates

*Only standard accommodations in Pereira, Villa de Leyva, and San Gil are available due to limited options.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Bogota

Reception at airport and transfer to the selected hotel. The elevation in Bogota is approximately 2640 meters (8660 feet), so Yampu highly recommends resting as soon as arriving for a few hours, and avoiding alcohol, caffeine or heavy meals. Please consult with a physician for additional details.

Reception at airport and transfer to the selected hotel. The elevation in Bogota is approximately 2640 meters (8660 feet), so Yampu highly recommends resting as soon as arriving for a few hours, and avoiding alcohol, caffeine or heavy meals. Please consult with a physician for additional details.

Bogota-PlazadeBolivar-Colombia
Day
2

Half Day Guided Visit to Bogota

This guided visit to the Colombian capital starts in the Plaza de Bolivar (the city's main square), which is surrounded by federal government buildings, and continues into the old colonial part of the city better known as "La Candelaria", the San Francisco Church and the Gold Museum (closed on Mondays). The tour finishes with a trip in a cable car to the top of the Monserrate Hill, which offers a spectacular view of the city. As an optional activity, one can visit the typical market place "Paloquemao". See read more...

This guided visit to the Colombian capital starts in the Plaza de Bolivar (the city's main square), which is surrounded by federal government buildings, and continues into the old colonial part of the city better known as "La Candelaria", the San Francisco Church and the Gold Museum (closed on Mondays). The tour finishes with a trip in a cable car to the top of the Monserrate Hill, which offers a spectacular view of the city. As an optional activity, one can visit the typical market place "Paloquemao". See typical fruits, vegetables and other food products of the region. Have an authentic insight in the everyday life of Colombians. ...read less

Bogota-Colombia
Day
3

Bogota - Pereira

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport. Once landed, be met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Once Checked in and settled, enjoy a visit to San Vicente Thermal Waters where travelers can bath in the soothing warm springs of St San Vicente while appreciating the beautiful surroundings. This is a perfect way to unwind and relax!

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport. Once landed, be met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Once Checked in and settled, enjoy a visit to San Vicente Thermal Waters where travelers can bath in the soothing warm springs of St San Vicente while appreciating the beautiful surroundings. This is a perfect way to unwind and relax!

Thermal_Waters
Day
4

Private Full Day Cocora Valley and Salento with Horseback Riding

With breathtaking landscapes, this is one of the most beautiful valleys in Colombia. Here one will find the impressive "Palma de Cera", the official Colombian national tree and one of the tallest species of palm in the world. On the way back to Armenia, visit Salento, a picturesque village with artisanal and crafts shops along with enjoyable horseback riding.

With breathtaking landscapes, this is one of the most beautiful valleys in Colombia. Here one will find the impressive "Palma de Cera", the official Colombian national tree and one of the tallest species of palm in the world. On the way back to Armenia, visit Salento, a picturesque village with artisanal and crafts shops along with enjoyable horseback riding.

Horseback-riding-in-country-side-Uruguay
Day
5

Pereira - Bogota - Villa de Leyva

In the early morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Bogota. Upon arrival, be welcomed by a local bilingual guide and transfer to Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful and well preserved colonial villages in South America. On the way to villa de Leyva, visit Zipaguira’s Salt Cathedral. This unique building was constructed approximately 120 meters underground in a former salt mine. Later, at Villa de Leyva, transfer to a nice hotel before taking a nice stroll through the village, read more...

In the early morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Bogota. Upon arrival, be welcomed by a local bilingual guide and transfer to Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful and well preserved colonial villages in South America. On the way to villa de Leyva, visit Zipaguira’s Salt Cathedral. This unique building was constructed approximately 120 meters underground in a former salt mine. Later, at Villa de Leyva, transfer to a nice hotel before taking a nice stroll through the village, visiting the central plaza with its church, restaurants and shops. ...read less

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Day
6

Villa de Leyva - San Gil

This morning, be transferred by a bilingual guide to San Gil, a nice small town located at the Santander Department. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel to spend two nights.

This morning, be transferred by a bilingual guide to San Gil, a nice small town located at the Santander Department. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel to spend two nights.

san-gil
Day
7

San Gil Adventure - Caving & Rappelling

Touring through the caverns of this region is great fun. Once reaching the caverns, visit the lovely cavern halls with high ceilings and impressive walls of stone. Admire the stalagmites and stalactites, stone formations created long ago by water dripping from the ceilings and walls. They form beautiful ornaments in the interior of the caverns and transform them into majestic treasures. Later on you will continue to another highlight, "Abseiling in Waterfalls". Abseiling from one of these mighty natural walls read more...

Touring through the caverns of this region is great fun. Once reaching the caverns, visit the lovely cavern halls with high ceilings and impressive walls of stone. Admire the stalagmites and stalactites, stone formations created long ago by water dripping from the ceilings and walls. They form beautiful ornaments in the interior of the caverns and transform them into majestic treasures. Later on you will continue to another highlight, "Abseiling in Waterfalls". Abseiling from one of these mighty natural walls in a waterfall, surrounded by beautiful countryside, is an incredibly exciting experience. ...read less

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8

San Gil Adventure - Rafting & Hiking

The Fonce River is the birthplace of rafting in Colombia. The Fonce River will carry traveler’s raft for 20 km along beautiful, mostly untouched countryside and past an abundance of flora and fauna. Go for a swim in the river and relax from the exciting adventure. On the way, pass through rapids of grades 1 to 4.
In the afternoon, hiking will be the theme! Walk on trails full of history, myths and legends and truly get to know this beautiful countryside. Walk for 45 minutes through almost untouched nature read more...

The Fonce River is the birthplace of rafting in Colombia. The Fonce River will carry traveler’s raft for 20 km along beautiful, mostly untouched countryside and past an abundance of flora and fauna. Go for a swim in the river and relax from the exciting adventure. On the way, pass through rapids of grades 1 to 4.
In the afternoon, hiking will be the theme! Walk on trails full of history, myths and legends and truly get to know this beautiful countryside. Walk for 45 minutes through almost untouched nature until reaching the waterfall. Jump into the various ponds, relax or just play around!
At the appropriate time, be transferred to Bucaramanga's airport for the flight to Cartagena. ...read less

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Day
9

Private Half Day Totumo Volcano Tour

In the afternoon, visit the Totumo Volcano, known for its medicinal properties. Begin by heading an hour and a half along the costal highway to reach the site. Legend has it that the volcano was once the home of the devil and spewed hot lava; a local holy man doused the volcano in holy water vanquishing the devil and turning the hot lava in to rich mud. It's not cold, it's warm! It does not seem to have a bottom, and it's impossible to sink. This is truly one of the strangest experiences you will have along read more...

In the afternoon, visit the Totumo Volcano, known for its medicinal properties. Begin by heading an hour and a half along the costal highway to reach the site. Legend has it that the volcano was once the home of the devil and spewed hot lava; a local holy man doused the volcano in holy water vanquishing the devil and turning the hot lava in to rich mud. It's not cold, it's warm! It does not seem to have a bottom, and it's impossible to sink. This is truly one of the strangest experiences you will have along the Caribbean coastline.
The Volcano is 20 meters high with basic wooden steps up to its crater at the top. The mud is said to have exfoliation properties cleansing the skin while having fun!
...read less

Totumo-Volcano
Day
10

AM PVT Transfer Cartagena Hotel to Cartagena Airport with Guide

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight home.

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight home.

Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia

Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

Villa de Leyva - Boyaca, Colombia

San Gil, Santander Department, Colombia

Cartagena - Bolivar, Colombia

Places You'll See

  • Plaza-de-Bolivar-Bogota-Colombia

    Bogota

    Located in the center of Colombia, the city of Bogota appeals to all types. The La Candelaria area draws in the lovers of art and culture with its many museums including the Botero Museum and the Gold Museum. Other notable attractions include botanical garden Jose Celestino Mutis, the National Observatory, and over 100 shopping malls.

  • Coffee-zone-Colombia

    Pereira

    Part of Colombia’s “Coffee Triangle”, Pereira is a perfect destination for a perfect cup of Joe. Along with coffee, the city is known for its public and private universities, so the students keep the place buzzing. To keep up with the excitement, visit the nightclubs of Avenida Simon Bolivar. Or for a quieter time, enjoy the Museum of Art, or the Orchids and Catleyas Garden.

  • villa-de-leyva-colombia

    Villa de Leyva

    The charming city of Villa de Leyva is full of original and authentic history. It is one of the few Colombian towns able to preserve nearly all of its colonial architecture. Visit one of the numerous museums scattered throughout the town, including Museo Paleontoligico for its fossil collection or the Museo del Carmen for its collection of beautiful religious art.

  • bucaramanga-colombia

    Bucaramanga

    Known for its pleasant weather and green parks, Bucaramanga is a quaint and lush city. Just on the outskirts, one can appreciate different plantations of tobacco and coffee. In the city, visiting old churches, museums and culture centers are among many options to explore!

  • Cartagena-Colombia

    Cartagena

    The walled city of Cartagena, with its cobblestone streets and gorgeous colonial architecture, is full of exciting and engaging sites and activities. Visit the Palacio de la Inquisicion, where the Spanish Inquisition condemned men accused of crimes against religion. Or spend the day at the Playa Blanca beach, enjoying the surf and the sand.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Bogota : Hotel Casa Deco

Bogota : Abadia Colonial

Villa de Leyva : Getsemani (Mediterranea)

Cartagena : Hotel Bantu

Cartagena : Alfiz

4 Star Properties

Bogota : Hotel de la Opera – standard Room

Bogota : Andino Royal

Bogota : Sonesta

Pereira : Movich Hotel de Pereira

Pereira : Hacienda San Jose (Suite)

Cartagena : Sofitel Santa Clara (Classic)

Cartagena : Hotel Casa Pestagua

Cartagena : Hotel Casa San Agustin

San Gil : Hotel Wassiki

5 Star Properties

Bogota : The Orchids Real – Suite

Bogota : Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia – Superior Room

Cartagena : Ananda Hotel Boutique

Cartagena : Sofitel Santa Clara (Superior)

Cartagena : Casa del Arzobispado

Luxury Properties

Bogota : Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota

Villa de Leyva : Hotel la Posada de San Antonio (Suite Chiminea)

Cartagena : Charleston Santa Teresa

Testimonials

Barbara

Traveled February 2016

First and foremost, we had a fabulous trip!

We truly appreciate the immediate attention and swift action due to the missed flight connection. It was handled very professionally with lots of communication, so we had no anxiety, and while we missed some sleep since we arrived in San Agustin quite late, we were very pleased not to have to sacrifice any of the planned tour as a result of it.  No one can predict this type of travel disruption and your team really came through for us.

 

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Caroline T.

Traveled January, 2016

Our trip was excellent!

Highlights from our trip: Bogota museums and the Sunday bike ride (absolutely fabulous guide for that), Hotel in Villa de Leyva (the best!), Medellin (wonderful Aquarium, also visit to Level 1 neighborhood, also great restaurant), Botero sculptures and museum, walking around in Cartegena, hotel in Cartegena, great restaurants in Cartegena, snorkeling.

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Barbara

Traveled February 2016

First and foremost, we had a fabulous trip!

Thank you and the whole local team so much!! We truly appreciate the immediate attention and swift action due to the missed flight connection. It was handled very professionally with lots of communication, so we had no anxiety, and while we missed some sleep since we arrived in San Agustin quite late, we were very pleased not to have to sacrifice any of the planned tour as a result of it.

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