City Culture & Andean Adventure in Colombia

A Cultural & Adventure Tour Package to Bogota, Medellin and Barichara

The best of Colombia's cities and adventure sports for
13D/12N Starting at $2590 per person

Experience the cultural side of Colombia and outdoor adventures in the Andes on this 13-day town & country trip.

Discover Bogota by day and by night - history and culture, museums and theaters, markets and restaurants.  

Bogota Colombia

Barichara in the Santander Department - the Adventure Sports Capital of Colombia. A quaint and beautiful colonial town with original architecture, cobblestone streets and friendly local residents. Barichara will be your base for days of hiking, mountain biking, river rafting.

Medellin Colombia

Finish in Medellin - The "City of Eternal Spring" - with a perfect climate year-round. Stroll the many parks and plazas, sampling local cuisine at local restaurants in this exciting and modern city.   

 

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1: Bogota

Arrive in Bogota. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Bogota hotel, breakfast included.

Day 2: Bogota

Bogota City Tour - Full Day
This guided visit to the Colombian capital starts at the Plaza de Bolívar (the city’s main square) and government buildings situated around it and continues to the old colonial part of the city better known as “La Candelaria”, the San Francisco Church, the Gold Museum (closed on Mondays) and the Emerald Museum.

Thereafter you reach higher ground by taking a funicular railway or cable car to the top of the Monserrate Hill offering a spectacular view of the city. The tour finishes in the north of Bogota in Usaquen a small colonial village, now surrounded by the city. Duration: 8 hours approximately.

Day 3: Bogota

Free day on own or on optional guided excursions. Sunday in Bogota - Every Sunday since the 1970's, Bogota shuts off its streets to traffic creating a Ciclovia or bike and pedestrian path.

Menu of our optional excursions. 

Day 4: Bogota - Villa de Leyva

Early this morning depart your Bogota hotel via the Northern Expressway.On the way you will stop at Zipaquira's Salt Catedral with it. In the afternoon you arrive at your hotel. With its 14 stations shaped  lied a cross carved out of the old salt mine in the heart of mountains.

Afterwards you will continue on to Villa Leveya.  After settling in you will stroll through the village of Villa de Leyva where your guide will assist you in checking in to your hotel. 

Overnight Villa de Leyva, breakfast included. 

Day 5: Iguaquie National Park

After our car ride up a mountain next to the beautiful colonial town of Villa de Leyva, you will arrive at the entrance of Iguaque national park to an elevation just slightly higher than the capital Bogota (8,850 feet).

On our way back to our hotel we will see a surplus of fossils from the Jurassic to the Cretacious periods. To the south east, steep hills rise to páramo or moorland, sparse in vegetation, mainly high cloudforest. Lunch included.

Day 6: Villa de Leyva - Barichara

This morning we will leave Villa de Leyva and make our way to Barichara, in the Santander Department. The geography of this particular area of Colombia offers incredible river and mountain shapes. This is the Adventure Sport Capital of Colombia

Upon arrival in the quaint village of Barichara, we will check in our hotel. In the afternoon, your local guide will take through a walk along the town to talk about the archtecture, history and you will visit an important paper factory.

Overnight at a Barichara hotel, daily breakfast included - 4 nights.

Day 7: San Gil Adventure 

Hike through the royal road of Guane

This morning you will set off on a  hike along thje 18th-century cobblestone colonial road, starting near our hotel in Barichara and ending at the small village of Guane. This trail is called the “Camino Suamuxi” – from the Chibcha language of the indigenous Muisca culture that lived in this region during pre-Hispanic times.

Our 3-hour hike on this excellent old road is a birdwatcher’s delight. We start with bosque seco (dry forest), and hopefully see parakeets, tanagers, smooth-billed anis, sparrows, finches, vermilion flycatchers, red-capped cardinals, and mot mots. Overall we descend about 1,000 feet to Guane, the lovely and quaint rural town. Lunch included.

Day 8: San Gil Adventure

Rappelling and zip line adventure

Today you will experience the best of the adventure of San Gil with a plan desgined for the whole family. Challenge your skills going down the mountain doing rapeling and climbing.

Use your best strategy to survive the spider net pass (a ropes laberinth), and fly over the mountains with a zip line canopy, test your  balance walking thorough the tibethan bridge, You will go canyoning and finally get a chance to practice climbing  bouldering. Lunch Included.

Day 9: San Gil Adventure

Rafting the Pescadero River

You haven’t really experienced Santander without doing a little whitewater rafting. Along the Pescadero River there are pools at the end of each rapid which make this river a safe, commercial-grade run. 

Lunch included.

Day 10: Barichara - Bucaramanga - Medellin

Transfer to the Bucaramanga Airport for your flight to Medellin.

You will be met at the Medellin Airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight - 3 nights. 

Days 11, 12: Medellin

Days to explore the "City of Eternal Spring" on your own or on guided excursions, such as themed city tours or a day trip to Guatape and El Peñol. 

A menu of our excursions can be found here.

Day 13: Int'l departure

Transfer to the Medellin Airport for your flight.

 

Price from $2,590.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 13
Nights 12
Includes:

Based on double occupancy for 2 travelers, reduced prices for parties of 3 or more.

  • 3 nights Bogota hotel
  • 2 nights Villa de Leyva hotel
  • 4 nights Barichara hotel
  • 3 night Medellin hotel
  • Daily breakfast at all hotels
  • Guided excursions per itinerary
  • Airport transfers

 

 

Excludes:

Due to fluctuation in air ticket prices, these are not included in the pricing. We are happy to manage this aspect of your trip for you though.

"We could not have chosen a better location, and the trip was a dream come true!"

Andrew at this South America travel agency was quickly responsive to my emails and gave us many options from which to choose our itinerary, all of which were appealing and appropriate for our interests, budget, and activity level. 

The descriptive literature was very informative and helpful in making our decisions.  Once the trip was confirmed, the documentation was thorough and clear. We were met promptly at each location by our local guide and driver, each of whom was friendly and professional.

 

- Sara H, Apr 2015

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