DAY 1 | Bogotá

Arrival to El Dorado airport in Bogotá on an intercontinental flight. Reception, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Overnight stay.

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DAY 2 | Bogotá – Half Day City Tour

After breakfast, half day visit to the historic centre known as La Candelaria. This antiquated barrio is of great architectural and cultural heritage and is made up of old “stately homes” or large Spanish colonial buildings with iron windows, thick and sturdy wooden doors, balconies and internal patios with beautiful yet hidden gardens. Visit the Plaza de Bolivar, where a statue of the great liberator Simon Bolivar is located. This Plaza, originally called the Plaza Mayor, was used for civil and military purposes, as a marketplace, a bullring and a gallows. The Cathedral, on the eastern side of the plaza, is constructed on the remains of the first church built in Bogotá in 1539 and houses an important collection of religious artefacts such as textiles and artwork that has built over four centuries. The Capitol, built between 1847 and 1926, shows its renaissance and neoclassical influences with its carved stonework and tall columns and, it is the first republican piece of civil architecture. Around the Plaza de Bolivar are the Palacio de Justicia, the Mayor of Bogotá’s offices called the Edificio Liévano, the oldest school in the county called San Bartolome and the Casa de los Comuneros who participated towards the end of the XVII Century in some of the first movements towards independence from Spain and the formation of the Republic.

The visit continues with the Museo Botero, a colonial house filled with works of art done by and donated by Fernando Botero in addition to artwork from his own personal collection that includes pieces by Picasso, Renoir, Dalí Matisse, Monet and Giacometti. Next is the Museo del Oro which has a permanent exhibition of some 32,000 pieces of gold, 20,000 stones, ceramics and textiles all precious to the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Sinu, Muisca, Tolima, Tumaco and Magdalena cultures. The Museo del Oro is considered as one of the most important museums of its type internationally and it has been functioning since 1939. In 2007 it underwent a complete overhaul to make this an interactive museum that would awake ones senses to the objects on display and it belongs to the International Network of Museums (ICOM). Free afternoon for individual activities (we recommend visiting the city’s various museums). Overnight stay. 

MEALS: B / – / –

Note: The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and the Botero Museum is closed on Tuesday.

DAY 3 | Bogotá – Leticia

Private transfer from the hotel to Eldorado Airport for flight to Leticia. Upon arrival in Leticia, transfer to the hotel and check-in.

In the afternoon, approximately 2 hours walking city tour of the small city centre of Leticia, the capital of Colombian Amazonas department.

The visit starts in the Museo Etnográfico del Hombre Amazónico where there is a collection of objects and utensils used by the indigenous cultures from this region. Continuing to the city’s parks and wander its streets with plenty of time to browse handicrafts shops and pick up a local brew of “chuchuhuaza”, an Amazonian aphrodisiac made from an endemic species of tree. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.

MEALS: B / – / D

DAY 4 | Leticia – Calanoa

After breakfast, transfer to the pier for shared boat transfer to Calanoa which takes about 30 minutes. Visit the Mocagua community, lunch and tour around the village and their painted houses. Return to Calanoa for a walking tour through the jungle and then return by canoe along Matamata stream, which has limits with the Amacayacu Natural National Park. Dinner. Overnight stay. 

MEALS: B / L / D

DAY 5 | Calanoa – Puerto Nariño – Calanoa

Depart in the morning for a trip along the Amazon River. Visit to Puerto Nariño, the second largest town in the department of Amazonas after Leticia. The town is a curious mix of colonists and native people. It is considered as the cradle of the Amazon given its unequalled natural, cultural and harmonious setting. Later, travel on up the river to Tarapoto Lake where, it might be possible to see a great deal of interesting species such as the grey and pink river dolphins. Return to Calanoa and dinner. Overnight stay. 

MEALS: B / L / D

DAY 6 | Calanoa – Leticia – Medellín

After breakfast depart to Leticia by boat. Visit Omagua Reserve to experience canopy activities within the jungle. Return to Leticia and private transport to airport for flight to Medellín (via Bogotá). Upon arrival in Medellín, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Overnight stay.

MEALS: B / – / –

DAY 7 | Medellín – La Miel Eco-hike

The city of Medellín is surrounded by green hills and easily you can experience the Andean nature a few minutes ride away from the city. Just 45 minutes from the city, in Envigado, this activity begins with an eco-trail that will take you to “La Miel” waterfall. The hike takes about 90 minutes following a small river to reach this waterfall (20 m) through the dense Andean cloud forest. During the journey, you will cross the river several times and at the end you can bathe in the waterfall if desired. Enjoy this natural activity, admiring the Andean flora and fauna offered by the nature reserve “La Miel”. Free afternoon. Overnight stay.

MEALS: B / – / –

DAY 8 | Medellín – Nuquí

After breakfast, transfer to the local airport for flight to Nuquí. Reception at Nuquí Airport and transfer to the dock for an approximately 45-minute boat transfer to Ecolodge El Cantil and check-in.

In the afternoon, walk to the waterfall Cascada del Amor. It is 400m from El Cantil, a stroll in the jungle, until you arrive at a paradise where crystalline waters tumble over a 4m high waterfall. Walk a few minutes further on into the jungle to see the Mellizas Waterfall. Lastly, enjoy empty beaches near to the river. Return to the hotel and dinner. Overnight stay.

MEALS: B / – / D

Note:  The flights from Medellin to Nuqui or Bahia Solano have a luggage restriction of 1 carry-on bag of 5 kg and 1 checked bag of 10 kg.

DAY 9 | Nuquí

In the morning take a leisurely walk over level terrain for 3km admiring the pelicans and other birds found here and walk past streams that splice the beaches in order to reach the ocean. Arrive at the thermal springs and take a bathe in waters that reach a comfortable 32 ºC temperature.

In the afternoon, head out for some whale watching for two hours all depending on where the whales are.

MEALS: B / L / D

Note: Whale watching is possible from July to October. The order of excursions may vary.

DAY 10 | Nuquí

In the morning walk to Rio Terco following it into the jungle, this hike is a true adventure. Marvel as the contrasts in the vegetation and fauna become more apparent and enjoy the sounds of the jungle and

pure nature. For this tour a good level of fitness is required.

In the afternoon, head out for some whale watching for two hours all depending on where the whales are.

MEALS: B / L / D

Note: Whale watching is possible from July to October. The order of excursions may vary.

DAY 11 | Nuquí – Bogotá

Morning departure after breakfast by boat to Nuquí and transfer to the airport. Departure by flight to Bogotá (via Medellín).

MEALS: B / – / –