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Off the beaten track Colombia: San Agustin and the Amazon

12 days from £2,930pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Colombia / The Amazon

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Overview & Highlights

An innovative holiday to southern Colombia with the mysterious pre-Columbian statues of San Agustin, colonial city Popáyan and the remote communities of Amazonia. 

This inspiring holiday plunges you into the unique cultures of historical and modern day Colombia, travelling by road through exquisite natural landscapes. From the 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 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.

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  • Villa Vieja: Tatacoa Desert walk
  • Villa Vieja: Magdalena River boat trip
  • San Agustín: tour of archaeological park
  • Popayán: Guambiano communities
  • Popayán: Walking tour
  • Bogotá: Walking tour with Gold Museum
  • Amazon: Guided jungle hikes
  • Amazon: Visit to Mocagua indiigenous community
  • Amazon: Puerto Narino & Tarapoto Lake

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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