Overview

Flight - 1 night
Bogotá - 1 night
Leticia - 3 nights
Medellín - 1 night
Nuquí - 3 nights
Medellín - 1 night
Flight - 1 night

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WILD COLOMBIA

Explore the undiscovered Colombian Amazon and enjoy observing the varied wildlife, birdlife and marine life including humpback whales at the deserted beaches on the Pacific coast

Colombia is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. The natural regions of the country are home to practically every type of ecosystem on earth, from tropical rainforest and Andean cloud forest to open savannahs and high-altitude moorland.

There is something special about the allure of visiting the Amazon. The lesser known town of Leticia lies along the Amazon river where the borders of Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet. It offers more of an authentic experience than the better known destinations in Brazil and the nearby lakes are a protected wildlife sanctuary. There are opportunities to spot jaguars, the grey and pink river dolphins and the giant water lilies.

The Colombian Pacific coast boasts undiscovered jungles, pristine beaches and exotic fauna and flora. The kind hospitality and rich cultural background hark back to simpler times. The area offers many attractions such as bird-watching and hikes along indescribably beautiful trails as well as the humpback whales arriving in July from the south in search of warmer waters and along with them migratory birds and the golfito marine turtles.

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
New Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Local Expert Guides
Small Group Size: 4  8

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow overnight to Bogotá.

Day 2 Early morning arrival in Bogotá and transfer to the 4-star NH Pavillon Royal Hotel for early check-in and overnight. Afternoon tour of Bogotá including the historical centre (La Candelaria), the Botero art collection and Gold museum. (B)

Day 3 Fly to Leticia, at the triple border and transfer to 3-star Waira Suites Hotel for three nights. Tour the centre including the Parque Santander and a taste of ‘chuchuhuaza’. Cross the border to Tabatinga, in Brazil, visit the view point ‘La Comarca’. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Travel by boat upstream on the Amazon to Marasha Natural Reserve in Peru. Enjoy an educational hike (3 hrs) to the centre of the reserve with its malokas, traditional huts, followed by a canoe trip on the reserve’s lake to see the Victoria Regia, the largest water lilies in the world and pirarucu, one of the largest freshwater fish in the world and with some luck even a jaguar. (B, L, D)

Day 5 By boat on the Amazon to Isla de los Micos Nature Reserve to observe the giant lotus plants and the squirrel monkeys in their natural habitat. Visit the Tikuna community in the small village of Macedonia and continue on to Puerto Nariño, considered to be the cradle of the Amazon. Travel up river to the jungle lake, Lago Tarapoto, to spot the grey and pink river dolphins. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit to local Ethnographic Museum. Fly to Medellín via Bogotá and transfer to 4-star Poblado Plaza Hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 7 Fly to Nuquí on the Pacific coast and transfer by boat to Ecolodge El Cantil for three nights. Hike in the jungle to Cascada del Amor and Mellizas waterfalls to spot parrots and hummingbirds. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Enjoy a hike to Rio Terco and into the jungle to admire the contrasts in vegetation and fauna and pools with crystal clear water. Afternoon humpback whale watching experience. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Take a leisurely walk to admire the exotic birds including pelicans and toucans. Enjoy the thermal springs. Afternoon humpback whale watching experience. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Transfer to Nuquí. Fly to Medellín for overnight at the 4-star Poblado Plaza Hotel. (B)

Day 11 Tour of Medellín to appreciate the social transformation which has taken place since the 1980’s, when the city was one of the most dangerous places in the world. Fly to Bogotá for your connecting overnight flight. (B)

Day 12 Arrive London Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

This is an active itinerary and a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Accommodation in Nuquí is in simple but charming bungalows. No electricity or hot water in the rooms.
Luggage is limited to a soft bag of 15kgs including hand luggage but remaining luggage can be left at the hotel in Medellín.

2021

Fridays
per person in a twin/double room
Avianca from Heathrow

Date Price
July 2 £2845
August 6 £2795
September 17 £2795
Prices Reduced

Save up to £850
(all 2021 dates)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £275 (Jul £365)

Flight Options

London/Bogotá/London
Avianca Business Class from £1995

Extension Options

Extension - Cartagena 
3 nights £595
Single supplement £285

Extra Nights - Bogotá
NH Pavillon Royal Hotel (per night) £35
Single supplement £35

Extra Nights – Medellín
Poblado Plaza Hotel (per night) £35 
Single supplement £35

Independent Arrival

Save £600
Arrival transfer add £35
Departure transfer add £45

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes (excluding airport tax in Leticia approx. USD 13), transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 6 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Not Included
Travel insurance, overseas departure taxes, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
Notes
A tourist tax is payable in Nuquí at currently USD 9 per person. 

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