We have added Colombia as the newest destination for our travel portfolio. Colombia is bounded by 2 oceans, yet loaded with mountains and charming colonial towns for you to explore. You will have lots to see and do in Colombia, which has a population of about 50 million people and is larger than France in size. For the adventuresome, Colombia is also home to tropical wetlands and Amazon rainforests, and in Colombia’s heart, you will find the lush green coffee region to explore.
See and experience a wonderful cross-section of this emerging destination. You will start in Bogota, with its bustling, creative energy, then travel to San Agustín Archeological Park, a UNESCO world-heritage archeological site, considered as one of the top two such sites in Colombia. UNESCO says the San Agustín Archeological Park boasts “the largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America (and) stands in a wild, spectacular landscape. Gods and mythical animals are skillfully represented in styles ranging from abstract to realist. These works of art display the creativity and imagination of a northern Andean culture that flourished from the 1st to the 8th century.” San Agustín should be on anyone’s radar who dreams of Easter Island, Machu Picchu, and the like. We continue on to the beautiful, colonial, living spiritual pilgrimage town of Popayan; the scenic, authentic heart of coffee country in Armenia; and end this amazing tour in Cartagena, the crown jewel of colonial cities in Latin America.
Rushing rivers, rugged mountains, deep canyons, and exciting caves await the adventurous traveler, with no shortage of activities to get your heart racing. This trip gets you into the splendor of the area’s incredible landscapes and deep into the culture of a rich agricultural tradition. Despite its excitement level, this trip is a moderate adventure suitable for any adult and older child in good health.
The trek has a number of days at over 12,467 feet (3,800 meters) above sea level and we consider it physically challenging (like the Inca Trail). Walking can be adapted, however, to suit a traveler’s needs and pace. Four days of this trek is supported by horses and your baggage, food, and equipment will be carried by mules for the entire duration of the trek. Trekkers need only to carry their day-packs during the trek. Camping gear and meals during the trek and in remote locations will be provided by the logistics manager, chef, and trek leader. Meals in the cities will be on your own.
This unique adventure tour explores the very best of Medellin and the surrounding natural areas located in the Antioquia Department. You will bike along varied ecosystems, raft on isolated rivers, hike through nature reserves, and explore world heritage neighborhoods. Your comfort and safety are guaranteed with high-end dual suspension mountain bikes and rafting equipment. Certified adventure guides lead the way, so relax and enjoy the very best of Antioquia! We finish the trip with two nights in Cartagena, a leading Latin American city and a colonial masterpiece.