Experience Colombia in the adventurous way, go hiking in the Amazon Jungle, have 3 meals in 3 countries in 1 day! See the notorious city of Medellin from above while paragliding. Go horseback riding between coffee plantations and swimming the desert. This holiday is fully packed with action and once in a lifetime experiences!
- Coffee Region
- Cocora Valley
- Tatacoa Desert
- Isla Grande
- Day 1
You will be picked up at the airport by our driver and taken to the hotel of your preference to enjoy a good night's sleep after your international flight.
- Day 2
Medellin Comuna 13 tour and cable car
Half day Comuna 13 tour, see Medellin from above from the cable car on your way to Comuna 13. The tour guide will explain the transformation this neighborhood has gone through and how it went from one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world to a colorful area.
- Day 3
Have you already fulfilled your dream of flying? Experience the city of Medellín and its breathtaking surroundings from a bird's-eyeview.
In the morning you leave the city. As soon as you arrive at the mountain everything will be explained to you carefully and you get a safety instruction – so don't be afraid if it is your first-time paragliding. After taking off you can enjoy marvelous views of the city and the impressive surrounding Andean mountains. Enjoy the flight and get to know Medellín in a different way and from another perspective!
The afternoon is at leisure.
- Day 4
Coffee Region Pereira
Fly from Medellin to Pereira airport, you will be picked up by your driver and taken to a beautiful Hacienda, a traditional Colombian farm renovated to have all the comforts for you.
- Day 5
Horseback riding and Canopy
In the morning go Horseback Riding in El Carmelo: A fun ride through banana trees, fruit trees and coffee plantations.
In the afternoon travel through the forest from the top of the trees, during a canopy tour. A journey of more than 1,900 meters in nature, observing birds and wild animals, arborism and adrenaline.
- Day 6
In the morning depart to a coffee finca to learn all about Colombian coffee culture. You will be picked up at your hotel. During the tour you will learn about the whole coffee process from seeds to a brewed cup of coffee. Of course you have the opportunity to try the Colombian coffee yourself.
For lunch, you will go to the typical Colombian town Salento. You will have the afternoon to walk around the town and return to the hacienda at the time of your preference.
- Day 7
Visit the highest palm trees in the world located in a beautiful valley.
There are various hiking options depending on your desire and capacity. You can choose to do a full adventurous hike of 5 - 6 hours which will lead you through open landscape, dense forest, crossing rivers (over wobbly hanging bridges), going up to 2,860m and you will end the hike rewardingly in the valley with the palmtrees. Half way you can visit a Hummingbird sanctuary and try a cup of agua panela (kind of tea with sugar cane)
You can also choose for easier hikes of 1 to 3 hours. For all hikes good hiking shoes are recommended.
If you chose the shorter option you can enjoy a cup of Colombian coffee or fresh fruit juice while enjoying the landscape.
- Day 8
Morning at leisure or optional bird watching hike and in the afternoon transport to Pereira airport to fly to Neiva.
- Day 9
Leave in the morning to explore Tatacoa desert and explore the stunning landscape at your own pace. You will visit El Cuzco with deep red sand and termite like hills and the grey moon like landscape Los Hoyos. Your driver will stop and give you time to walk around whenever you prefer. Try one of the local refreshments a cactus juice. Also pack your swimsuit because you can go swimming in the middle of the desert! For lunch, you will go back to your hotel and you will have the afternoon of relaxing.
Around 6pm you will be picked up at your hotel to visit the planetarium. The outdoor show starts around 7pm and you will be explained all about our and other galaxies. Depending on the weather (if it is cloudy or not), you will be able to see hundreds of thousands of stars, since this region is not spoiled by light pollution.
- Day 10
Colombia enjoys great diversity in landscapes, climate, culture and people. Today you will experience it to the max while you will go from desert in central Colombia to the furthest southern point in the Amazon jungle. Once you arrive in Leticia you will have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the swimming pool.
- Day 11
3 countries – 3 meals
Today you have the chance to have 3 meals in 3 countries in a day!
Enjoy your breakfast in your hotel in Leticia. A tour guide will take you on a city tour around the small town of Leticia. Then you will take a boat ride to the Peruvian island Santa Rosa to enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch there. After lunch you will go back to Leticia and cross the border by land to go to Tabatinga in Brazil. Here you can enjoy the different language, culture, types of food. You can try a typical Brazillian ice cream, Açaí, made out of the super berries packed with antioxidants and fibers. And later wash it down with a caipirinha while overlooking the Amazon river. You can enjoy your dinner in Brazil or go back to Leticia and enjoy your dinner there.
- Day 12
Peruvian Jungle hike
Take the boat to the Peruvian side of the jungle.
During the boat ride you will discover the beautiful green scenery and exotic birds and other wildlife. Along the way you will see how the indigenous fish and live. After you dock you will start a 3 hour hike through the Amazon jungle and some swamp area. Comfortable boots will be provided, regular hiking shoes will not work as you will be passing areas where the water is too high. The guide will explain about the local flora and fauna along the way. You will arrive at a lodge in the middle of the Amazon where you will be rewarded by a fresh juice and a hammock to relax. Followed by a delicious lunch. You have the afternoon of relaxing at the lodge, you can go piranha fishing and for a kayak ride. You have the option to walk back to where the boat dropped you off or have the boat pick you up. You will return to Leticia.
- Day 13
Puerto Nariño and Indiginous
You will start today with a visit to Victoria Regia Natural Reserve where you here you can admire the largest lotus of the Amazon or also known as Victoria Regia. You will then continue to the indigenous community of the Ticunas. This community is well known for its ability to craft crafts from "Palo Sangre", a reddish wood of great strength used for the weaving of bracelets, necklaces and accessories.
Puerto Nariño is characterized by the absence of motorized vehicles and pedestrian streets adorned with palms that give shade.
- Day 14
You fill fly from the most southern point of Colombia to one of the most northern parts and again experience the great diversity of this country.
Cartagena is a very beautiful old-colonial carribean town.
- Day 15
Cartagena - City Tour
Learn more about the history and current situation of this colorful town during a guided city tour in the morning. The afternoon you will have to yourself to walk around the city, take some amazing pictures, try one of the many seafood restaurants and shop and boutique stores.
- Day 16
Take the boat from Cartagena to Isla Grande one of the beautiful islands off the coast.
After all the adventures and impressions of the past 2 weeks you deserve a relaxing day.
- Day 17
Day relaxing, optional snorkeling or paddle boarding.
- Day 18
Take the boat back from the island to Cartagena and fly back home from Cartagena.