14 days Adventure and Trek tour of Colombia Summer Special
Combine the Nightlife of Bogota the Adventure of San Gil, The Lost City Trek and the Beach Vibe of Santa Marta in two amazing weeks with a difference!
Amazing 2 week tour of Colombia
Get ready for an action packed non-stop adventure in Colombia, starting with a night out in the vibrant city of Bogota, transferring to the Adventure capital of the country, San Gil in the Santander region, days will be packed with Paragliding, Mountain-Bikling, White water rafting and much more, this great value package will give you the real feel of Colombia with top professional guides and vendors hand picked by our experienced group leader finishing with a 4 day hike to the Lost City a Pre-Hispanic jewel hidden among the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Fitness Level required - Intermediate
You will be staying in the almost legendary Fatima Hostel in the heart of La Candaleria district, Bogota for your first night, convenient for your guided tour of the city day and night, on transferring to San Gil you will be staying at the Hostel Nirvana right in the city centre in either private or dorm rooms, in Santa Marta you will stay in The Casa Grande Surf camp with accommodation in either dorms or private rooms depending on which package you purchase.
ITENARY WEEK 1
You will arrive on Saturday 18th Aug in Bogota Colombia, the vibrant Capital city of the country, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation in the historic La Candaleria area, known for its lively pub and entertainment scene.
Saturday night is the first party night of the trip, we have guided tour of the renowned nightlife in Bogota most the bars and clubs are close together and its a very safe environment, we are usually back at the Hostel by 2AM.
Sunday daytime we have a 2 hour cultural tour of the city highlights including Plaza Bolivar, Carrera 7th, Museo National, and the Park El Chorro, Sunday night we catch the over-night coach to San Gil.
Monday after our welcome meeting tour where you will learn about our region, the community and the Colombian people we start with our Bungee jump!
A 15 minute drive takes us to the bungee jump site, a 70 m jump overt the Rio Fonce. We begin with a briefing and any necessary training before its time to pump up the music, take the leap and embrace life and this program to the maximum. We will help you through this big step!!
Tuesday Paragliding over Chicamocha Canyon
We drive straight up the canyon to the very peak of the jagged mountain range. Our launch site, a point in the mountains crest where we are surrounded by the immense canyon on either-side of us, as it u-turns ahead and comes back on the other side. You will fly in a tandem flight with a qualified and experienced pilot lasting 40 minutes in the peace up-above, like birds in the sky. Before which we are are well prepared and briefed by the guides and pilots on the entire activity. We have a 1/12 hour Spanish lesson in the afternoon.
Wednesday Trekking - we have created seven varied and specially designed treks. All seven treks are totally unique from one another but all falling into our Jakera Trek consistent, tried and tested, formula.
What do all the treks have in common? We mix stunning and genuine hiking experiences with real life insights into local Colombian Culture, guided and introduced by the locals themselves.
We will trek to one of our remote and ‘out of this world’ sites and sights, such as canyons, mountains, valleys, waterfall, tropical forests, savannas and more - where we will take you off the beaten track and show you spots the guide books don’t know about. We have a 1/12 hour Spanish lesson in the afternoon and a fun Latin Dance class in the evening to finish off this outstanding day!
Thursday Mountain Biking
The day before our programmed mountain bike excursion, we host a training exercise. The training exercise is designed to introduce you to and familiarize you with the top quality double suspension bikes and full-body safety equipment, which we provide. After trying the bikes and safety equipment you will feel more comfortable and prepared for the coming days world-class activity.
The tour begins with an early jeep drive to the surrounding hills of Suarez canyon, from here we will begin and continue the day on bike. We set-off on the bike on easy wide-track off road, slowly and gently getting used to the equipment and the bike itself. Before too long you’ll be feeling more comfortable and ready to begin the first gentle downhill section.
After fruit at a spectacular view point it’s onto our second downhill section, we descend 23km to the very bottom of the Suarez canyon before a picnic lunch by the River Suarez. The afternoon sees us traverse a cross country section. By 3 pm we are done, legs are drained and we are ready to celebrate. We have a 1/12 hour Spanish lesson in the evening.
Friday White Water Rafting Rio Fonce
Depending on the height of the river, the class of white water across the 9 km route will range from 1-3 of 5, making it is ideal for beginners.
Add that to the deep wilderness setting and we have a perfect first rafting experience for any beginner. We have a 1 1/2 Spanish lesson after the Expedition.
Your first free day!! An opportunity for individual downtime or if your up for it, visit any of the local adventure sport outlets for more outdoor experiences.
......but don’t go far as later in the evening, we head the bus station and travel North to the Caribbean coast by Colombia’s favorite mode of cross country travel - the overnight sleeper coach.
Upon our early morning arrival in Santa Marta you’ll be met by our Jakera representative, who will take you, by bus 37km down the coast, to our Beach Surf Camp, where you can spend the entire day chilling on the beach, before an evening final debrief on the coming days expedition to the Lost City.
ITINERARY WEEK 2
Monday to Thursday 4 days 3 nights Ancient ruins Lost City Trekking expedition.
The Lost City trek gives us the opportunity to go on a terrific journey through the path of the “Tayronas” on an adventure through the thick tropical rainforest and full with invaluable biological wealth; in Lost City Trek Colombia we will know about the customs of the locals and indigenous communities (descendants of the “Tayronas”) who still inhabit the territory.
A choice of archaeological tourism in Santa Marta, Colombia, with mountain hiking to explore this pre-Hispanic jewel where harmony and balance with nature practiced and professed by the ancient inhabitants of this land is evident, where today Kogi people maintains its legacy.
The Trek begins Monday morning with a 1 hr 4x4 ride to the start point, before an inspirational and breathtaking hike through the sacred Sierra Nevada valley.
The one-and-a-half-day climb to the site is all through holy terrain to the indigenous people who populate the area, we learn from them and their customs as we overnight in their shelters. The site itself is both awe inspiring and spectacular.
By early afternoon on the fourth day we have traded deep wilderness for the famous Tyrona National Park where we will relax for last leg of our tour.
Friday is beach chill day and closing party, we are located just 5km up the coast from the Tyrona National park for a relaxing beach day followed by Beach fire closing party on our last full day of our program, unless you decide to spend the rest of your summer in beautiful Colombia, we dare you not to! if not your are back on the Saturday night bus to Bogota International Airport.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
HOW TO GET THERE
Please book your flight to arrive at Bogota International Airport (BOG), transfer to and from the airport is included in the price.