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Mystical Colombia

Amazing Tour

Mystical Colombia

USD 2134 per person

Around the Colombian territory, vast pre columbian history, and indigenous traditions remain. From San Agustin (South) to the Caribbean (North), you find magical stories related to all the gold found in the region, an entire tribe that disappeared living no other sign than giant stone sculptures, and the biggest indigenous tribe of Colombia who survived the spanish colonization, maintaining ancestral traditions and developing and entire social system based on life in the desert.  

What’s included?
Transfer in – out in every city
Private transportation in every destination
4 nights of accommodation superior hotel
2 nights of accommodation hotel San Agustín.
2 nights of accommodation in Riohacha
2 nights of accommodation in Palomino
Meals: 10 breakfast, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners.
All the activities mentioned in the itinerary
Private bilingual tour guides.
Travel assistance card

What’s excluded?
Tips and Personal expenses
Activities and other expenses not mentioned in the program.
Internal flight (Ask your travel agent) Optional from USD 280*

  • Departure
    Main Bus Station / Airport
  • Departure Time
    Meeting time is coordinated according to arrival time
  • Return Time
    Meeting time is coordinated according to return flight schedule
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Mystical Colombia
    Tours
    Meals, according to itinerary
    Accomadation
  • Not Included
    Non specified expenses, and tips
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Day 1: Arrival
Arrival to Bogotá. Transfer to the Hotel
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Day 2: Adventure Beggins
Transfer to the Airport and fly to Neiva (Huila Department) Then transfer for about 4 hours, to San Agustín, following the Magdalena river. Transfer to the hotel and in the afternoon visit of the archeological park. San Agustin town is located right in the foot of the Andes range and the flatlands of the Amazon, this location allows the town to have a variety of climates that were perfect for a densely populated center in the pre- colombian times. A high standing culture was developed in this region, which has left to the current times monumental grave sides and hundreds of stone sculptures. Even nowadays, little is known about this mysterious community, that left an entire heritage of tall statues representing the duality of life between sun and moon, and between death and birth.   Since 2005 this park was included in the world historic heritage sites by UNESCO.  
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Day 3: Historical Tour
After breakfast visit the narrowest point of the Magdalena river, the biggest and main river in Colombia that helped spaniards to the colonization of Colombia’s inlands. This place is known as “El estrecho”, a 2 meters wide canyon where the river passes through. Later in the day  you visit the archeological sites "El Alto de los Ídolos" and "Alto de las Piedras" where the major archeological sites are located. Duration 8 hs. Approx.
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Day 4:
In the morning, visit to the archeological sites of El Tablon and La Chaquira where other sculptures and symbols of the Augustinian tribes are located. Have a horseback riding experience in the countryside, where you can appreciate green beautiful mountains and valleys.  In the Afternoon, transfer to the Airport and fly back to Bogotá. Duration 4 hs. Approx
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Day 5: Zipaquira’s Salt Cathedral
This is a must see near Bogotá, you will visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, an architectural structure built within a salt mine that is considered as the first marvel of Colombia. Inside the mine you will find a series of architectural and artistic designs that combined with the effects of light create beautiful images of symbols on the walls and ceiling of the cavernous spaces. Also, inside the mine you will learn about the process of salt formation, part of the mining process and witness an incredible light show that will make your day truly magical. Transfer to the Hotel.  Duration 6 hs. Approx.
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Day 6 : City Tour Bogotá
In the morning visit to La Candelaria, the historic city center where you will be in touch with the traditional colonial architecture of the city,  and the historical places where this nation fought for its independence and other events. This visit gets a better and complete experience when visiting  the icon of the city, the sanctuary of the fallen Lord at Monserrate Hill, one of the things to do in Bogotá, You’ll have fun- filled and informative walks where you will also discover how Colombian society is set, and its cultural offers. Approach Bogotá through the eyes of locals: Perceive how people live in Bogotá, customs, old buildings, gastronomy, the social sides and, of course have some fun. Duration 4 hs. Approx
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Day 7 :
In the morning fly to Riohacha, La Guajira’s capital city. Pick up and tour around the Flora and Fauna Sanctuary of Flamingos, a place where thousands of pink flamingos arrive the whole year, looking for food and nutrients in mangrove ecosystem. This strategical point has among its landscapes the snowy mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the desert, and the Caribbean Sea. After the birdwatching activity, an indigenous tour guide will explain all the ancestral secrets found in the medicinal plants of area. Lunch is included in a local ranchería with traditional seafood. In the afternoon transfer to the hotel and rest.  Duration 6 hs Approx. Transfer by 4WD to Waya Hotel for about 1 hour.
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Day 8
After breakfast you will experience the desert for the first time in this land, going to El Cabo de la Vela, a place where you find mystic stories about Wayuu death beliefs, strong winds, and two beautiful beaches called el Ojo de Agua (Water’s eye) and el Pilon de Azucar (Brown sugar pile), both of them with unique tan sands and clear waters. In the afternoon visit to Mayapo and  a traditional ranchería (Indigenous house) where you will learn about all the wayuu believes, dancings and gastronomy. Transfer back to the hotel. Duration 10 hs. Approx.
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Day 9
Visita a otras comunidades indígenas en el área, como Serhviaka y Tunhquenka, ambos descendientes de la gran comunidad de Tayronas, han vivido en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta incluso antes de la colonización española y tienen muchos conocimientos ancestrales para compartir. Por la tarde, un paseo en neumático por el Palomino se convierte en una aventura, el paisaje está rodeado de naturaleza exuberante, hasta llegar al Mar Caribe. Quédate aquí una noche y disfruta del pueblo.
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Day 10
Disfrute de las instalaciones del hotel, los hoteles aquí tienen un estilo de alojamiento ecológico, ubicado en medio de palmeras y la playa. La idea de visitar esta ciudad es relajarse y descansar con el sonido de las olas, los jardines y un río de aguas cristalinas que se encuentra con el océano en este lugar.
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Day 11
Traslado al aeropuerto. Fin de nuestros servicios.

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For the cancellation or modification of each of the reserved rooms, there is a period of 90 calendar days before the arrival of the passengers, exempting them from any penalty. For reservations cancelled between 89 to 30 calendar days before the arrival of the passengers, 50% of the value of the booked package is charged, according to the number of people and the chosen plan. Any cancellations of the booked rooms, which are made during the last 29 calendar days before the arrival of the passengers, will be charged for the entire amount of the cancelled reservation, according to the number of people and the booked plan. No reservation is refundable. If you comply with the cancellation dates you can reactivate your plan within the next 12 months, taking into account that it will be subjected to availability and rates. After the start of the trip there might be changes in the accommodation. Hotels reserve the right to make changes according to their own policies. Any force majeure will be treated according to medical services (emergency events, incapacities, or hospitalization). These documents have to be issued by legal institutions for healthcare. In case of death of one of the passengers or a family member in the first degree of consanguinity, a death certificate has to be presented. Any certification that is presented must match the travel dates. CHECK IN:  The time for the guest to get access to the hotel room, which will be specified in the details of the reservation. CHECK OUT:  The maximum time for the room delivery on the departure day, which will be specified in the details of the reservation. EARLY CHECK IN: It is understood as the possibility to receive access to the room earlier than the stipulated time, this service is subject to availability and may have an additional cost. LATE CHECK OUT: It is understood as the room deivering later than the stipulated time, this service is subject to availability and, may have an additional cost.