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Bogota, Amazon and Cartagena Experience

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Bogota, Cartagena, Colombia

7 Days, 6 Nights

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Bogota, Amazon and Cartagena Experience

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What You'll Do

This incredible tour in Colombia will take you from Bogota into the heart of the Amazon where you will take river trips to visit remote Amazonian tribes, explore spectacular natural destinations and search for monkeys, caimans, anacondas, birds and pink dolphins.

You'll visit a natural reserve and sleep in an eco-lodge in Peru to immerse yourself in the spectacular Amazonian landscape. The Amazon region is not only one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world, it is also rich in terms of ancient wisdom and traditions, which are maintained by its indigenous communities inhabiting the area. These indigenous communities live in perfect harmony with the nature around them.

You will also visit the famous Cartagena, a city with a tropical atmosphere and vibrant colours around every corner. Learn more about this romantic city along the Caribbean Sea, canoe to a traditional fishing village and fall in love with its colonial charm.

Experience
Highlights

Visit Plaza de Paloquemao, one of the largest and most popular markets in Bogota

Take in the most iconic places of Bogota and Cartagena

Get to know the towns and locals on the Amazon

Your Local Host:

Nidia Penagos

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born and raised in Bogota when I was studying I actually didn;t didn’t study anything to do with tourism. My career began in engineering and I worked in this industry for many years, but I always maintained a passion for travel, discovery and exploring and did plenty in my spare time. Both Read More

Experience Itinerary

Traditional markets and historic tour in Bogota

Today, we will visit Plaza de Paloquemao, one of the largest and most popular markets in Bogota. You will be amazed by the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables found there. At the market, you will have the opportunity to try some fruits, fruits juices and various Colombian snacks.

After the market, we will visit some of the most iconic places in Bogota’s historic centre. We will have the chance to admire the world’s largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold at the Gold Museum, and check the artistic work of Fernando Botero, Colombia’s most famous painter and sculptor at the Museo Botero. We will glimpse the diversity of architectural styles on display at the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria and we will capture spectacular panoramic views of the city from the top of Cerro de Monserrate.

Note: Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and Botero Museum is closed on TuesdaysOvernight: Bogota

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel to Marasha Natural Reserve and Search for Black Caimans

In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Leticia. Upon arrival to Leticia, we will pick you up at the airport and begin our journey to Marasha Natural Reserve in Peru, located 45 minutes by boat and about 1.5 hours walking from the shore of the Amazon River.

During the walk from the river to the natural reserve, you will observe the great landscape of the jungle with its huge trees, monkeys, butterflies and multi-coloured birds. The reserve in peaceful and offers a variety of activities for guests to enjoy such as fishing and canoeing. At night we will take a tour to see the black caimans and we will learn more about these reptiles.

Overnight: Marasha Natural Reserve

Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Trip along the Amazon River and Puerto Narino

During our trip we will visit various places along the Amazon River, as follows:

  • The Victoria Regia Natural Reserve, where you will see some of the typical fauna and flora found in thisregion of Colombia, including the beautiful victoria regia flower
  • The local indigenous communities of the Ticunas and Yaguas
  • We will then show you Puerto Nariño, where you will stay for the night. It’s the second-largest urbanizationin the Amazonas department and mainly populated by the indigenous Yaguas and Ticunas. The town is bordering the Republic of Peru on the banks of the River Loretoyaco. Its population is approximately 5,500 inhabitants. Puerto Nariño is located in an area that has incredible biodiversity. The charm comes from the peace and fresh air in the municipality where it is forbidden to use motor vehicles, by order of the city council. We will show you the most interesting parts of the town during a short tour.
  • You will stay in a quaint hotel in Puerto Nariño.Overnight: Puerto NariñoMeal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to Leticia and City Tour

After breakfast, you will have a little more time to explore Puerto Nariño on your own. Then we will transfer you to Leticia by boat and take you to your hotel in Leticia. Late in the afternoon, we will take a short tour around Leticia. Leticia is a small town of approximately 37,000 inhabitants situated on the north bank of the Amazon River. It is the capital city of the department of Amazonas in Colombia and the only major port on the river. At sunset during our tour in Leticia, we will visit Parque Santander to see thousands of small parrots darting through the air in search of a place to sleep.

Meal plan: Breakfast, LunchOvernight: Leticia

Travel to Cartagena

After breakfast, you will have some time on your own to explore more of Leticia. At the necessary time, we will transfer you to the Leticia airport for your flight to Cartagena, you will connect in Bogota.Meal plan: Breakfast

Overnight: Cartagena

A Day to explore Cartagena

After breakfast, we will start our city tour covering the Castillo de San Felipe and the old city surrounded by its impressive walls, built during the Spanish rule to protect the city against enemies and looters.
The Castle of San Felipe is the greatest and strongest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in any of their colonies. It was built on top of the San Lazaro hill and defended the city from many attacks including a British siege in 1741. The old city is the historic heart and soul of Cartagena. We will walk around its cobbled streets while visiting or passing by the main historical sites. The afternoon is at leisure. You will have time to relax at the hotel or carry on exploring the old city. Admire its architecture and immerse yourself into its romantic atmosphere.

Overnight: CartagenaMeal Plan: Breakfast

La Boquilla Fishing Village

In the morning, we will go to La Boquilla, a small fishing village located 7 km north of Cartagena. La Boquilla sits on the northern tip of a narrow peninsula, bordered by the sea on one side and the Ciénaga de Tesca on the other.

At La Boquilla, we will take a trip in a wooden canoe through the mangrove forest in La Cienga de Tesca. During this trip, you will see some native and migratory birds and learn about the flora and other fauna found in this ecosystem. You will learn local fishing techniques like how to cast a net and set crab traps.

After learning to fish in the mangrove forest, we will eat lunch in a local home by the water. This is where you will learn more about the locals’ day-to-day lives, their fishing tools and their culture. The lunch will be adelicious meal consisting of seafood, which is popular along Colombia’s Caribbean coast. We will finish this tourafter lunch around 2 pm and drop you back off at your hotel in Cartagena.

Overnight: CartagenaMeal Plan: Breakfast

Reviews (3)

Marrgerita

Thursday 4th April, 2019

We had such a wonderful experience! Everyone was very welcoming and helpful. Definitely will recommend to friends.

We had such a wonderful experience! Everyone was very welcoming and helpful. Definitely will recommend to friends.

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Roxanne

Sunday 17th February, 2019

We toured in and around Bogota our first trip and for the last 2 years we have been going to Cartagena. The hotel reservations, the transfers, and the tours are always done in a flawless manner. The tour guides that they employ are always friendly an...

We toured in and around Bogota our first trip and for the last 2 years we have been going to Cartagena. The hotel reservations, the transfers, and the tours are always done in a flawless manner. The tour guides that they employ are always friendly and enthusiastic: and it does not matter whether you are visiting a coffee plantation or Old Town Cartagena. We would never use any other agency when travelling in Colombia. We are very satisfied clients who keep coming back because o the excellent service.

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Mark

Tuesday 22nd January, 2019

The experience provided by was a holiday of a lifetime, easy to arrange and professionally organised. The entire trip from hotel to life experience and back to Hotel was seamless and great fun.

The experience provided by was a holiday of a lifetime, easy to arrange and professionally organised. The entire trip from hotel to life experience and back to Hotel was seamless and great fun.

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  •  Domestic flights
  •  Airport transfers in Leticia
  •  8 nights' accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Meals as defined in the itinerary
  • Local tour guide
  •  Ground and river transportation
  • Entry tickets and activities mentioned in the itinerary