Off The Beaten Path
Santiago de Cali, Pacific Coast, Tatacoa Desert, Amazon, Cano Cristales, Guajira Desert – Caribbean
16 days / 15 nights
Visit the most amazing must-see destinations in Colombia on this magical adventure!
Your vacation of a lifetime begins in Santiago de Cali, the World Capital of Salsa dancing. We will welcome you at the airport and bring you to your suite where you can spend the evening exploring the city or dancing the night away. While in Cali, you will enjoy a private tour of this beautiful city, and savor the flavors of the Pacific and the Valley.
From Cali, you will fly to the Pacific Ocean where you’ll spend the next few days exploring Colombia’s unspoiled beauty. Here the crystal clear waters flowing down the mountains through the jungle is an amazing contrast with the deep blue ocean, and from July through October, you can watch the humpback whale migration. You will also visit the National Natural Parks Gorgona and Gorgonilla Islands, renowned for snorkeling, diving, and exploring.
You’ll take a private charter flight from there to your third destination, the awe inspiring Tatacoa Desert, one of the best stargazing spots in South America. You’ll have a glamping adventure in the beautiful Bio Luxury Hotel Bethel, and spend three days exploring this tropical desert in a private jeep, transversing the different sections, named for their red and gray colors.
From the desert, you will hop on another private charter flight where you will be transported to another bucket list destination, the Amazon Rainforest. You’ll take a boat ride to your eco-lodge and spend the next three days exploring the lungs of the world. Here unique wildlife abounds, you’ll see it, and you will learn the stories and secrets of the past from the indigenous people.
As if you haven’t had enough adventure, when you’re done here, you’ll take another private charter flight to Caño Cristales, the stunning river of five colors. This part of the Macarena River is famous for plant that blooms in the water each summer, and has been called the most beautiful river in the world. You will enjoy three days exploring this zone with your English speaking guide, swimming in the waters, admiring its uniqueness.
One more private charter flight will take you to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, home of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the highest altitude coastal mountain range in the world. You’ll spend a night in Santa Marta before an adventure tubing down the Don Diego river and visiting a Flamingo sanctuary. Your next night will be spent in Riohacha where you will get your first glimpse into the Guajira desert and Wayuu culture. Then you’ll visit Uribia, the indigenous capital of Colombia, the salt mines of Manaure, and Cabo de la Vela, famous for its kitesurfing. The last stop on this adventure of a lifetime will take you on a private boat tour through Honda Bay and Hondita Bay. Then a private jeep tour to the lighthouse of Punta Gallinas, the most northern point in all of South America, and the Dunes of Taroa. You’ll spend your last night in the desert before being transported back to Cartagena in a private helicopter tour.
Although the tour ends here, we are always more than happy to assist you in extending your stay. We love showing the wonders of Colombia to the rest of the world!