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Bogotá / Neiva / San Agustín / Popayán / Cali / Medellín / San Andrés.
16 Days / 15 Nights
Welcome to Pre-Colombian Magic!
Upon your arrival at the Bogotá airport, a member of our staff will meet you at the airport. He will escort you to your hotel answering any last-minute questions you may have, before resting up for a fun-filled week exploring the heart of Colombia.
Bogotá is the capital and the largest city of Colombia. It is a convergence point for people from all over the country, so it is diverse and multicultural, and it combines the old and the modern.
Your second day in Bogotá will cover the fascinating history of the capital of Colombia, you will visit the historic center, the buildings of the capital and the famous Gold Museum and the Botero Museum. You will end the tour by taking a cable car to the top of to watch the sunset and experience a great view of Bogotá from above. Be sure to enjoy a traditional Tamal and a cup of hot chocolate or “aguapanela” with cheese.
The diversity of the land, the climate, the fauna, the tones of its soil and a clear sky full of stars make this one of the most attractive destinations to enjoy the outdoors.
This place is characterized by its reddish and ocher dunes in the Cuzco area, and gray tones in the Los Hoyos area. Although it sounds paradoxical, the Tatacoa is not technically a desert; it is classified as a territory within a tropical dry forest ecosystem.
In addition to visiting its landscapes and incredible places such as the desert of the dead, composed of geological formations that can be accessed through ecological hikes where you can appreciate the colors, textures and shapes of the earth, the Tatacoa Desert has become an ideal destination for astronomy lovers or for those who simply want to be dazzled by the beauty of a clear sky and the brightness of the stars.
Thanks to its location close to the Earth’s equator, you can observe the 88 constellations, see meteor showers and attend the Municipal Astronomical Observatory, where an expert will teach and show attendees more about astronomy.
One of the greatest mysteries of pre-Columbian civilizations can be observed in the Archaeological Park of San Agustín, inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
In this place, shared by the municipalities of San Agustín and Isnos, is the largest collection of religious monuments and stone statues carved according to the mythology of indigenous sculptors in South America.
San Agustín is characterized for being a welcoming tourist site for all kinds of people who enjoy its landscapes, archeology and culture.
To better understand some details of the civilization that elaborated the statues of the Archaeological Park of San Agustín, you can enter the Archaeological Museum of San Agustín, where a general panorama of the Augustinian culture is taught. There are exhibited vestiges such as stone tools, funerary urns and objects of gold and silver work.
It is necessary not to be anxious to visit the Archaeological Park of San Agustín, a place where travelers can appreciate the traces that a civilization that flourished in this area of southern Colombia engraved its legacy in sculptures carved in volcanic stones.
Popayán is one of the most important tourist destinations in southwestern Colombia. It is commonly called “the white city” because of the color of the houses that adorn its colonial architecture.
Founded in 1537, it is one of the oldest cities, not only in Colombia, but in America. Walking through the historic center, should be the starting point of a visit to Popayán, being one of the cities of the continent that best preserves the history of the architecture of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
On the other hand, declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1979, the Puracé National Natural Park is a volcanic area and reflects it both in its numerous sulfur springs and in its name, which in Quechua means “mountain of fire”. The main rivers of Colombia are born there: Magdalena, Cauca, Patía and Caquetá, as well as 30 calm and clear lagoons, ideal for contemplation. Within its stupendous landscape rises the Coconucos volcanic chain, composed of 11 volcanoes.
The Puracé National Natural Park is a jewel of nature that uniquely embodies the beauty of the Colombian Cordillera Central, product of the mixture of fauna, flora and culture. In just one day, it is possible to observe the largest flying bird on the planet, waters gushing from the mountains in free fall and moorlands that contrast with the colorful and bubbling hot springs, originated by volcanic activity.
The capital of Valle del Cauca is a city that has tourist attractions with history, a very active cultural life and musical rhythms that have made it famous around the world. The musical rhythms of Cali, thanks to its ethnic richness, range from the currulao of the Pacific coast to the great protagonist of the city: salsa, an infectious and frenetic rhythm that is part of the culture of the country.
For this reason, Cali is distinguished in Colombia as the “Capital of Rumba” and in the world as the “Capital of Salsa”, because the street party and dancing are characteristic.
You can take advantage of your visit to Cali to taste the traditional gastronomy, which blends Spanish, indigenous and African heritages, giving a unique flavor to each dish. In addition, the sugar cane that grows in Valle del Cauca gives rise to a wide variety of sweets, such as manjar blanco, cocadas, cholado and champús.
Species such as the spectacled bear and the anteater, as well as cock-of-the-rock, parakeets and eagles inhabit Los Farallones de Cali National Natural Park, in the western mountain range. This site, which offers relaxing landscapes, is also home to marsupials and monkeys. You will have the opportunity to hike trails in the cloud forest and go bird watching.
Medellín is a captivating city, not only because of its pleasant climate (around 20°C all year round), but also because of the friendliness of its people, its delicious food and that paisa charm that makes visitors fall in love with it.
The rural humor of the inhabitants of Medellín, which is reflected in the trovas antioqueñas, the typical dances and in general in the paisa culture, is mixed with the hectic life of the metropolis.
A must when visiting the city, stop by Comuna 13 and take the Graffiti Tour. On this tour, you will discover a young and renewed Medellín that, through music and graffiti, has found new ways to express itself and live in peace.
Just a couple of hours from Medellín, The baseboards, those lower parts of the facades of houses, have been painted in color in the municipality of Guatapé since the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the designs that visitors see there are related to the history of the town, while others depict sunflowers, landscapes and objects from the daily life of the people, such as stair buses.
In the area you will also find the stone of El Peñol, which is a 220 m high rock that can be climbed by 649 steps to appreciate a panoramic view of the reservoir of El Peñol.
The Archipelago of San Andres and Providencia, located 230 kilometers east of Central America and 750 kilometers north of the Colombian mainland, was declared a World Biosphere Reserve “Seaflower” in 2000. This reserve not only includes the islands and their distant keys; it also makes up 10% of the Caribbean Sea, with an extension of more than 300,000 square kilometers.
In this beautiful Colombian island, regardless of the date, good weather is always present to enjoy the incredible sea that bathes it, and that for its beauty and richness of marine life is usually called the ‘Sea of Seven Colors’.
The island has more than 40 beaches where you can enjoy the warm waters and the refreshing breeze of the Caribbean Sea. In all these beaches, you can enjoy the tranquility offered by the beautiful Caribbean landscape while you contemplate the beauty of the landscape and delight yourself with a delicious tropical cocktail.
But you can also practice different water sports on the island, such as surfing, for which the high waves that arrive at Sound Bay are ideal. Likewise, we highly recommend you to dive in the crystal clear waters of San Andres, because this activity will allow you to discover the abundant life that lives underwater.
There you will find colorful fish, corals, lobsters, manta rays and crabs, among other species that fill the underwater world with life and movement.