Colombia Multisport 8 days $2500

Departure Date

Every Sunday

Duration

8 days 7 nights

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1248

Maximum Seats

10
Overview

Join this multi-activity expedition in some of the most beautiful places of Colombia, hike, bike and raft through canyons and forests, taste local flavors and enjoy amazing organic coffee. Accommodation is provided at charming eco-lodges and boutique hotels.
  • Explore Bogota

  • Hike to Guatavita Lagoon

  • Hike in Villa de Leyva

  • Bike to Barichara

  • Biking the Canyon of Suarez

  • Raft the Chicamocha River

  • Rappel down waterfalls in the forest

  • Explore some of the most charming small villages

  • Biking

  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Rafting

  • Culture

  • Rappel

  • Wildlife

Easy To Moderated
Skill Level 3 – Moderate
Fitness Level 6

Day 2.- Into The Cloud Forest We Go

Day 3.- Waterfalls, Butterflies And Chocolate

Day 4.- Biking to Otavalo Market

Day 5.- Valley Ride And Faces Of Culture

Day 7.- Bike Ride From Polylepis To El Chota

  • Year around

  • 12 years old

Full Itinerary

Day 1

BEAUTIFUL BOGOTA

Hit the streets of the city where the past meets the present. Bogota, the capital of Colombia is a dazzling city located high in the Andes mountains. Founded in 1538, this bustling metropolis is the intersection of Carribean and Andean cultures. Music can be heard from the street corners as the cities 8 million inhabitants make transit to work, to chat with neighbors, or to sip on a cup of the countries world-renowned coffee. Although there are no planned activities for your first day, we recommend taking a stroll through the city’s historic downtown and visit one of the many museums or beautiful colonial churches. If you prefer to get away a bit, you can go up in the cable car to Monserrate, one of the cities miradors (viewpoints) to take in the spectacular vista of the city. For a more local experience, a trip to one of the colorful markets where you can stroll the aisles of delicately stacked layers of fruits is a must. If you would prefer a guided tour on your first day we would be happy to help arrange one for you at extra cost depending on your interests! There is a mandatory meeting at 18:00 to meet your guide and the rest of the group and to talk to you about the upcoming days’ expedition. Overnight: Hotel de la Opera or Similar Meals Included: none
Day 2

HIKE GUATAVITA AND TRAVEL TO VILLA DE LEYVA

This morning after breakfast we will travel to Guatavita, there we will go hiking to acclimatize while enjoying the view of the beautiful laggon, you will also learn from your guides about the Legend of El Dorado. In the afternoon we will continue our road trip to Villa de Leyva, a beautiful charming small village where we will spend the next two nights. Overnight: Casa Boutique Villa de Leyva or similar Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 3

HIKING TO CARCAVAS

This day we will start hiking form our hotel door, up to the highlands of Villa de Leyva, we will start ascending into a beautiful forest, these rocky trails are hundreds of years old, once we reach the top of the trail we will explore the Carvavas, these amazing formations are product of erosion. We will also have some of the best views of the surrounding valleys. Later we continue back to town to enjoy a delicious dinner and the fun nightlife. Overnight: Casa Boutique Villa de Leyva or similar Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 4

BIKING TO BARICHARA

Our adventure continues traveling to the city of San Hill, from there we will start riding our bikes and enjoying the views of this beautiful region, our ride goas to Barichara, a small village known for its cobblestone streets, its old churches and colorful plazas, our guides will take you to the most representative and historic places, and later we will continue to the hotel. Overnight: Casa Barichara or similar Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 5

RAFTING THE CHICAMOCHA RIVER

Today we go to the Chicamocha Canyon, one of the biggest in the world and for sure the most fun for rafting, once we arrive at the river we will have a safety talk from the guides, and then we will start paddling the class III and IV rapids, down the river we will see beautiful scenery of the dry forest, after a couple of hours we will stop on the river side to have a picnic and the travel back to the hotel. Overnight: Casa Barichara or similar Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 6

BIKING CANYON SUAREZ

After breakfast we will start our cross country biking ride down into the Canyon of Rio Suarez, the ride will be mostly downhill into nature with a mix of dirt roads with very light traffic and single track, we will go across a bridge and the ride to el Galan town, there we will have some delicious lunch and later depending on the group we can ride longer and then go back to the hotel. Overnight: Casa Barichara or similar Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Day 7

WATERFALLS AND TRAVEL TO SANTANDER

In the morning we will go by car to San Gil, and then to Juan Curi Waterfalls, we will walk for hike for about one hour and have some time to refresh ourselves at this sacred waters, later we set up all our ropes gear and the rappel down the waterfalls. In the afternoon we will go to Bucaramanga and at night we will have a traditional farewell dinner. Overnight: Hotel Dan Carlton or similar Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 8

DEPARTURE

After breakfast you are free to explore or to take a flight to Bogota for your international connection. Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Top Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide

  • Private Transport

  • Accommodation for seven nights

  • Meals according to the Itinerary

  • Water and snacks at all time

  • Water bottle

  • Biking gear: Quality hybrid bikes, certified helmets and gloves

  • Rafting Gear including helmets and lifejackets

  • Ropes, helmets and harnesses for rappel

  • All fees to reserves and museums

  • International flights

  • Airport transfers

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Tips for guides and drivers

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)

  • Optional activities

  • Itinerary Disclaimer: Even though we have a detailed itinerary, changes can be made by your guides, due to weather or safety reasons. Please also note that none of the wildlife sightings mentioned on the itinerary are guaranteed.

  • Visas and Passports: Make sure you check your visa and passport validity and requirements per country. It is important your passport is valid for at least 6 months before your travel.

  • Accommodation: We strive to use small and charming places that are unique and provide stellar service.

  • Single Supplement Costs: Generally this fee is not incurred as we match you with another person of the same gender in a twin room, but if you prefer not to share and have your own room, then there will be an associated fee

  • Transportation: Driving time can take more than expected in Colombia, as it is a country with roads meandering through the Andes mountains. We assure your comfort during transit no matter the size of the group.

  • Gear: We always make sure our guests have top of the line gear from well-known and reputable international brands as we understand that the best gear gives extra confidence to our guests.

  • Level of Activity: This trip is considered as 3 out of 5. No prior experience is required, and your guides will always brief you about safety and proper use of gear on every leg of the trip. Trekking will take place on varying terrain of dirt and rock; biking on a gravel, dirt and single tracks with very light traffic and paved roads with light traffic; there will be a transport support for the majority of the activities in the case that someone wants to take a break or just wants to relax.

  • Weather and Elevation: The Climate of Colombia is characterized for being tropical and isothermal as a result of its geographical location near the Equator presenting variations within five natural regions and depending on the altitude, temperature, humidity, winds and rainfall. Each region maintains an average temperature throughout the year only presenting variables determined by precipitation during a rainy season caused by the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The climates in Colombia are characterized for having tropical rainforests, savannas, steppes, deserts and mountain climate, mountain climate further divided into tierra caliente (hot land) tierra templada (temperate land) tierra fría (cold land), tierra helada (frozen land) and Páramo. Sometimes the weather of Colombia is altered by the seasons in northern hemisphere, for example, from March to June, the weather is mild Spring, from June to August the weather is hot Summer, From September to December the weather is cool Autumn, and from December to March the weather is cold Winter. This happens very rarely, and it is usually a slight difference.

  • Sustainability: We do our best to not produce any trash; we believe that recycling is not enough, so we try to avoid using any plastic or materials that pollute our environment. Every day we work towards being a zero-waste tour operator and our staff is well trained to leave the least impact possible in our service areas. We also work with local indigenous communities in the different regions. By doing so we are able to teach our guests about the rich culture Colombia, all the while helping the people preserve their traditions and lands. By working directly with local peoples, we are able to create a sustainable touristic income for the community.

  • Guides: All our guides have a professional background from the Tourism University; this means they have a degree in guiding, so their knowledge and skills when leading a group are top-notch. Each guide has many years of experience and they all have taken additional courses for other outdoor activities as well as have International First-Aid certifications. On top of all of this, they are all extremely personable and strive to deliver travel experiences of a lifetime.

  • Heath advices: no vaccinations needed for this trip; anyways during this pandemic, you need your vaccine certification or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of your arrival.

We do recommend travelling light for this expedition.  A duffel bag of 50 litters for your luggage and a backpack of 20 litters for daily activities should be sufficient. In Colombia, the weather can change every day.

  • Passport

  • Credit card

  • Two pairs of lightweight hiking pants

  • Two pairs of shorts

  • One bathing suit

  • Four non-cotton T-shirts

  • One cotton T-shirts

  • One water T-shirt

  • One rain jacket

  • One pair of rain pants

  • Two buffs

  • One pair of hiking shoes

  • One pair of tennis or trail shoes

  • One pair of water sandals

  • One- or two-night outfits

  • One cap or hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Camera

  • Head lamp

  • Optional binoculars

NOTE: Laundry is available almost at every location, this helps traveling light too.

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