10 Days Colombia Nature Tour Package from Amazon Adventures $ $1718/- (Posted on Jul 1 2011)

10 Days Colombia Nature Tour Package from Amazon Adventures $ $1718/-

Colombia Nature:
Bogotá | The Amazon | Nuquí

Day 1 | Bogotá
Arrival to El Dorado airport in Bogotá with an intercontinental flight. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Meals: – / – / –

The Amazon

The Amazon

Day 2 | Bogotá – City T our
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 Capilla del Sagrario is located just beside the Cathedral and is a gem of religious architecture and which houses valuable pieces of colonial religious art by Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos. 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. The central area of the Capitol, known as the Salon Eliptico, is where congress meets and is the actual chamber for politicians and the Senate. In the internal plazas are busts of former presidents such as General Tomás Cipriano Mosquera, president on four occasions, and Rafael Núñez, the composer of the Colombian national anthem. 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 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 / – / –

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 and overnight stay. Meals: B / – / –

Day 4 | Leticia – Amacayacu National Park
Morning transfer to the docks to take a boat to the Amacayacu National Park. After approximately 2 hours boat transfer through the Amazon River, check-in at Amacayacu Hotel. Amacayacu, translated from the local language means, “River of Hammocks”. The National Park is located in the southern section of the Amazonian belt between the Amazon River and the river Cotuhe. Created in 1975 in order to protect this fragile ecosystem, the park spans roughly 293,500 hectares and it is home to 468 species of birds, including 11 types of egret, 150 species of aquatic mammals and some six species of crocodile. In the afternoon, walk along the Nainekumaw and Ceiba Centenaria pathway. Return and overnight stay. Meals: B / – / –

Day 5 | Amacayacu National Park
Free day for individual activities in Amacayacu National Park. Visit to local communities, night time caiman spotting or walking around with an indigenous local guide, can be organized locally. Overnight stay. Meals: B / – / –

Day 6 | Amacayacu National Park – Leticia – Medellín
After breakfast, leave Amacayacu Nationa Park by boat. After about approximately 1.30 hours boat transfer through the Amazon River, arrival in Leticia and transfer to the local airport for flight to Medellín (via Bogotá). Upon arrival in Medellín, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Overnight stay.
Meals: – / – / D



Day 7 | Medellín – Nuquí
After breakfast, transfer to the local airport for flight to Nuquí (depending on the day and airline, could be via Quibdo). Reception at Nuquí Airport and transfer to the dock for approximately 45 minutes 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, stroll in the jungle, until 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, dinner and overnight stay. Meals: – / – / D

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 bath in waters that reach a comfortable 32 ºC temperature. In the afternoon, head out for a whale watching on a 3 hours trip all depending on where the whales are. Meals: B / L / D
Note: Whale watching is possible from July to October.

Day 9 | Nuquí
In the morning walk to Rio Terco following it into the jungle, this hike is a true adventure. Notice as the contrasts in the vegetation and fauna become more apparent and enjoy the sounds of the jungle and pure nature. For this tour is important to be fit. In the afternoon, head out for a whale watching on a 3 hours trip all depending on where the whales are. Meals: B / L / D

Day 10 | Nuquí – Bogotá
Morning departure after breakfast by boat to Nuquí and transfer to the airport. Departure by flight to Bogotá (via Medellín). Meals: B / – / –

2011 Price per person in US$:

  single double triple
5* hotels in Bogota & Cartagena (Cite & Ananda Boutique) $3035 $1910
4* hotels in Bogota & Cartagena (Boheme Royal and Monterrey) $2994 $1903 $1782
3* hotels in Bogota & Cartagena ( Chico Imperial & Don Pedro de Heredia) $2855 $1824 $1718

(priced with weekends in Bogota – price will be higher for weekdays. Also prices for low season at Nuqui. High season = Apr. 15-24, June 3-Oct. 17 & Dec. 15-Jan. 15) . Prices subject to change.

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Posted by on Jul 1 2011. Filed under Bogota, Cartagena, Colombia, Leticia, Medellin, South America.

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10 Days Colombia Nature Tour Package from Amazon Adventures $ $1718/-

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