Cultural Excursion

Andes Mountain Trek & Cultural Immersion

Bogota, Colombia

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Prices From: $1,828 per person

Soak up the cultural scene in the colonial old quarter, take part in a walking or bike tour around the capital city of Bogota. You will then journey on the tiny easy-going town of Cocuy, where you will prepare for your mountain adventure in the nearby national park. End your excursion in Barichara, fall in love with this beautiful laid back Spanish style town that is frozen in time. Highlights include activities such as paragliding, whitewater rafting, and cave walks.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Bogota

Take a breath after arriving and spend some time in the massive and cosmopolitan capital of Colombia. Spend your first night in Colombia recovering from your long flight and taking some time to adjust to the altitude (2600 meters high).

Overnight: Colonial House (Breakfast included)

Day 2 - Bogota

Soak up the cultural scene in the colonial old quarter, take part in a walking or bike tour around the city, visit museums and galleries.

Overnight: Colonial House (Breakfast included)

Day 3 - Zipaquira Cathedral

Today you will take a short care ride to visit the most popular tourist landmark in Colombia. The bizarre and massive salt cathedral of Zipaquira is a Roman Catholic Church that was constructed in an underground salt mine. Experience the incredible architectural details first hand and learn the history of this famous sacred place.

Overnight: Colonial House (Breakfast included)

Day 4 - Bogota - Cocuy Town

Today you will depart for Cocuy town. Upon your arrival take the opportunity to explore the tiny easy-going town up in the Colombian Andes and prepare for your mountain adventure.

Overnight: Mountain House (Breakfast included)

Day 5 - Cocuy National Park

Walk up to 4000 meters above sea level or get there by horse and just enjoy the scenery. You’ll feel like the king (or queen!) of the world overlooking this view over the clouds that meet with the Andes. Spend the night in a local mountain cabin, run as part of a community project that encourages eco-tourism to protect the local area. For extreme nature lovers, camp by rivers that flow into the Amazon surrounded by a surreal moonlike landscape and go horse riding through the mountains (camping equipment provided).

Overnight: Mountain House (Breakfast included)

Day 6 - Cocuy National Park

Enjoy a full day of free exploration in this incredible natural setting.

Overnight: Mountain House (Breakfast included)

Day 7 - Barichara

Today you will transfer to the quaint town of Barichara. Fall in love with this beautiful laid back Spanish style town that is frozen in time. Blessed with perfect warm weather, this town offers historical bush walks to the nearby town of Guane and heaps of adventure sports to keep you busy.

Overnight: Barichara (Breakfast included)

Day 8 - Barichara

Make the most out of your time in Barichara, activities availble include: paragliding, whitewater rafting, or cave walks.

Overnight: Barichara (Breakfast included)

Day 9 - Barichara - Bogota

Sadly, today ends your Colombian adventure. After breakfast you will be driven back to Bogota for your international departure.

(Breakfast included)

Accommodation Information

Colonial House

Strategically located inside the historic city center of the massive city, this colonial house built in the 1800s and refurbished in 2009, offers visitors a taste of history and comfort. Only a short walk from public transport, this comfortable accomodation allows you to easily explore the capital and visit the many museums, art galleries, restaurants and historic sites of this exciting city.

Mountain house - Cocuy

Support local efforts to preserve one of the most important water reserves of Colombia, lying at 4000m altitude in the mountains of the Cocuy National Park. This basic accomodation offers shelter to adventurers that dare to explore this moon- like natural scenery that captivates the soul of hiking lovers. Outdoor camping is also available for cold-weather and nature lovers at an additional cost.

Barichara

Step back in time and enjoy the simplicity and character of this cozy quaint hotel located in the small town awarded in 2008 as the most beautiful town of the country. This charming hotel offers a successful combination of excellent service, great food and environmental sustainability in a place blessed with fantastic weather all year round.

Location

Region: South America

Address:
Bogota
Colombia

Amenities/Activities

Horses Horses

Breakfast Breakfast

Day Tours Day Tours

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

General Information

The price includes:

  • All breakfasts
  • All national park entrances fees
  • Local guide in Cocuy national park
  • Horses to carry your bag in the mountain
  • All accommodations as indicated in itinerary
  • All land transfers as indicated in itinerary
  • Land transport on a 4 wheel drive Yopal – Reserve –Yopal

The price excludes:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Visas
  • Service tips and gratuities
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Meals not specified
  • Insurance