Overview & Highlights
An innovative holiday to southern Colombia with the mysterious pre-Columbian statues of San Agustin, the painted burial chambers at Tierradentro, colonial city Popáyan and the remote communities of Amazonia.
- Villa Vieja: excursion to Tatacoa desert
- Villa Vieja: boat trip on the Magdalena river
- San Agustín: tour of archaeological park
- Tierradentro:tour of archaeological park
- Popayán: Guambiano indian territory
- Popayán: guided city tour
- Bogotá: Walking city tour with gold museum
- Leticia: guided city tour
- Guided jungle hike
- Visit to Mocagua indian community
- Guided day trip to Puerto Narino
This inspiring holiday plunges you into the unique cultures of historical and modern day Colombia, travelling by road through exquisite natural landscapes only recently made easily accessible to visitors. From the typically quirky little town of Villa Vieja on the banks of Rio Magdalena admire the star-speckled skies of the Tatacoa desert and travel on through spectacular mountain scenery to San Agustín where fascinating pre-Columbian statues dot the fertile countryside of coffee and cattle farms.
Continue through valleys and passes defined by ever sharpening peaks into Nasa indian territory to discover and explore the painted burial chambers of a little-known pre-Columbian culture.
From this bucolic idyll you’ll continue by road to Popayán, a restored Spanish colonial city of graceful white colonnaded buildings, from where you can visit the villages of the Guambiano indians, a community with a proud heritage.
Then fly to Leticia in the Colombian Amazon. While sharing a common culture with the Amazon region in the neighbouring countries, life here has a personality of its own. As well as looking out for monkeys, parrots and pink dolphins, you will visit charming and welcoming indigenous communities, with a chance to admire of even buy some of the work of their talented artisans.
Arrive in Bogotá and continue to Villa Vieja.
Boat trip on Rio Magdalena, continue by road to San Agustin.
Explore San Agustín archaeological site.
At leisure in San Agustín.
By road to Tierradentro.
Guided tour of Tierradentro Archaeological Park; drive on to Popayán.
Visit Guambiano communities; guided city tour of Popayán.
Fly to Bogotá.
Guided walking city tour of Bogotá and Gold Museum.
Fly to Leticia in the Amazon.
Along the Amazon to Calanoa Lodge; jungle hike and indian community visit.
Day trip to Puerto Narino.
Fly to Bogotá and connect with international flight.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
This was a holiday I have wanted to do for many years and it did not fail to deliver. Our tour leader was professional,knowledgeable, understanding and integrated with the local guides to ensure received the best service and information.The recommendations we were given for restaurants, optional tours, tango evenings,sorting money etc were spot on. And finally, the visits to various ice cream parlours for dessert after group meals was most welcome!GM, Fairford
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Discover three Amazon countries in one day
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Spot wildlife in the Colombian Amazon
Visit an indian community in the Colombian Amazon
Visit eco-village Puerto Narino in Colombia’s Amazon
Visit Guambiano territory
Visit the Bogota Gold Museum
Visit the Colombian Amazon from Leticia
Walking tour of Popayán
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