Epic Colombia Adventure is a fascinating and bold expedition that will create incomparable memories for years to come. This self-drive trip will take you from Cali, Colombia´s Salsa Capital via colonial Popayan and Indian town Silvia to the magical Valley of Sibundoy, where you will have interaction with local Indians. From there you will drive down the “trampoline of death” road to Mocoa and visit amazing waterfalls. Driving where the Andean mountains meet the Amazon jungle you will cross to Florencia and continue along the Caquetá River in comfortable motor boats until we enter the Amazon jungle, where we will have the opportunity to do our Famous Sport Angling to capture the great Amazon Monsters Fish and take ecological walks inside the jungle to discover a true Universe of Wildlife. On this tour we will sail until we reach the famous Caguán River and will be camping on the banks of the Caqueta River, where we will have the unique opportunity to share with the local’s people and indigenous native of the region. At the end we will take the plane back to Bogotá.

START TIME 15 JUNE
END TIME 30 AUGUST
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
  • SUNSCREEN AND PROTECTIVE GEAR
  • INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE
  • INSECT REPELLENT
  • APPLY MANDATORY AND RECOMMENDED VACCINES
  • TEMPREATURE RANGE: 10°C-35°C
  • ALTITUDE RANGE: 150m-3.500m
INCLUDED
ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM ACCOMODATION.
ALL MENTIONED ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING OPTIONALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. FOOD AND NON ACOHOLIC BEVERAGES WITH THE FOOD ARE INCLUDED. OTHER BEVERAGES ARE EXTRA.
FUEL AND TOLLS ONE WAY DRIVE/PICK UP
INCLUDED FOR THE CARS ARE THE TENTS AND THE COMPREHENSIVE COVER (USD 350 DEDUCTIBLE). MEDICAL INSURANCE IS INCLUDED.
LIFE VESTS FOR BOATS ARE INCLUDED. DURING THE RIVER TRIP ACCOMODATION WILL BE IN TENTS OR SIMPLE HOSTELS. SATENA FLIGHT (15kg LUGGAGE) FROM PUERTO LEGUIZAMO TO BOGOTA.
HOTEL IN BOGOTA FOR NIGHT 13 AND 14. BOGOTÁ EXCURSIONS.
THE TWO FINAL DAYS IN BOGOTÁ ARE NECESSARY IN CASE THE FLIGHT FROM PUERTO LEGUIZAMO IS DELAYED (PLANES EVERY TWO DAYS). IN CASE THE FLIGHT IS CANCELLED, THE STAY, FOOD AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN PUERTO LEGUIZAMO/LA TAGUA ARE INCLUDED.
NOT INCLUDED
FISHING GEAR
BIRDWATCHING GEAR
CARBON OFFSET AVAILABLE FOR USD 19,95 PER PERSON. A NATIVE TREE WILL BE PLANTED IN A PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE NEAR BOGOTÁ

 

1

DAY 0:

Arrival at Alfonso Bonilla Aragon airport in Cali, pickup by the Karakoles team and dinner with local food. Sleeping in a hotel. Welcome reception with traditional “agua’elulo” juice.
Optional: Salsa Disco that night.
2

Day 1:

  • 7:00 am: breakfast.
  • 8:00 am: Introduction to the Karakoles 4×4 cars and drive to Silvia Indian Reserve of the Misak Tribe.
  • 11:00am: arrival in Silvia and visit of the Misak National Museum and medicinal orchard.
  • 12:30pm: lunch (trout) in Silvia.
  • 2:00pm: drive to Popayan (UNESCO Heritage City)
  • 3:30pm: arrival in Popayan and visit of the colonial/republican architecture in the old town.
  • 6:00pm: early dinner in Popayan (high class restaurant, local food).
  • 7:30pm: camping in a finca near Popayan.
3

Day 2:

  • 7:00am: breakfast.
  • 7:30am: drive to El Encano.
  • 1:00pm: lunch (trout) in El Encano, a small Hamlet at the shore of la La Cocha, Colombias most famous lake. 2:30pm drive with a boat to La Corota National Park, the only island in the lake. Short hike (60´).
  • Optional: relax at the lakeshore or take a roundtrip by boat.
  • 4:00pm: drive to Colon in the Sibundoy Valley.
  • 6:00pm: arrive in Colon and set up the tents in a campsite.
  • 7:00pm dinner in the village of Colon (Pizza).
4

Day 3:

  • 7:00am Breakfast
  • 8:00am: hiking into the forest
  • Optional: thermal mud baths in a natural setting or in town.
  • Optional: meeting with local shamans (taitas) of the local Khamsá Tribe.
  • Optional: shop for local handicraft (masks and ponchos).
  • 12:30pm lunch in town or during the hike.
  • 6:00pm: meeting at the plaza and dinner (local dish or pizza).
5

Day 4:

  • 7:00am: breakfast.
  • 8:00am: drive down the “trampoline of death” road towards Mocoa.
  • 12:30pm lunch in a roadside restaurant.
  • 3:00pm: arrival in Mocoa and setting up tents in a campsite.
  • 4:00pm short hike (20´) to a Private nature reserve.
  • 6:00pm: early dinner in the Private nature reserve.
6

Day 5:

  • 8:00am breakfast.
  • 9:00am: hike (120´) to the “end of the World” Waterfall.
  •                Optional: waterfall climbing/bouldering.
  • 11:00am: arrival at the waterfall. Swimming, relaxing.
  • 12:30pm: lunch in a restaurant behind a waterfall.
  • 2:00pm: hike back (70´).
  • 3:10pm: relaxing at the pool.
  •                Optional: visit the Mandiyaco river Canyon.
  • 5:30pm hike to the private nature reserve.
  • 6:00pm Dinner
7

Day 6:

  • 7:00am: breakfast
  • 8:00am:  drive to Belen de los Andaquíes, bordering the Andean mountains and Amazon basin.
  • 12:00m: arrival in Belen.
  • 12:30pm: lunch (local food) in Belen.
  • 2pm: setting up tents in a Campsite.
  • 2:30pm: relaxing.
  •                Optional: visiting Waterfalls.
  • 6:00pm dinner (local food).
8

Day 7:

  • 7:00am: breakfast.
  • 8am: hiking (120-180´) to waterfalls.
  • 12:30pm: lunch (local food).
  • 2pm: drive to Florencia.
  • 4:00pm: check in at the hotel.
  • 6pm: welcome reception and dinner (local food).
9

Day 8:

  • 6:00am Continental Breakfast
  • 6:30am Transfer to PUERTO ARANGO / PUERTO RIO ORTEGUAZA.
  • 7:00am start of the river expedition on the Orteguaza river.
  • 8:30am Arrival at MILAN / RIO ORTEGUAZA, para desayunar.
  • 10:30am break on the shore of the Orteguaza river.
  • 12:00m arrival at the TRES ESQUINAS military base on the Caquetá river. Mandatory registration.
  • 1:00pm arrival at the Hamlet of Solano for lunch.
  • 4:00pm arrival at the Puerto Boy Finca on the Caquetá river where we spend the night.
  • 7:00pm dinner and rest.
10

Day 9:

  • 7:00am Breakfast.
  • 8:00am start with the boats from Puerto Boy.
  • 9:00am stop at the town of La Tagua for fuel.
  • 11:00am arrival at the Peneya river camp.
  • 12:00m lunch at the camp.
  • 2:00pm Outdoor activities:
  • Jungle hike
  • Sport fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Game watching
  • 7:00pm dinner.
11

Day 10:

  • 7:00am Breakfast.
  • 8:00am Outdoor activities:
  • Jungle hike
  • Sport fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Game watching
  • 12:00m Lunch at the Peneya river camp or during the activities.
  • 7:00pm dinner.
12

Day 11:

  • 7:00am Breakfast.
  • 8:00am start of the tour to the Omancia indigenous tribe.
  • 10:00am visito f the hamlet of the Omancia tribe.
  • 12:00m start of the tour to the CAguan river and its lakes.
  • 1:00pm lunch at the banks of the CAguan river.
  • 5:00pm return to the camp.
  • 7:00pm dinner.
13

Day 12:

  • 7:00am Breakfast.
  • 8:00am boat drive to the town of La Tagua on the Caquetá river.
  • 9:30am arrival at La Tagua.
  • 10:00am Transfer with van to Puerto Leguizamo.
  • 10:30am arrival at Puerto Leguizamo, Putumayo.
  • 11:00am checkin at the local airport Puerto Lequizamo.
  • 1:00pm typical lunch in a local restaurant.
  • 3:50pm flight with Satena from Puerto Leguizamo to Bogotá.
  • 6:30pm arrival in Bogotá El Dorado International Airport.
  • 7:30pm transfer to an upper class hotel in the City.
  • 8:00pm dinner.
14

Day 13:

  • 8:00am Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 9:00am Visit to the Gold Museum and historical center of Bogotá.
  • 12:00m lunch in the city center.
  • 2:00pm Afternoon options:
  • Rest in the Hotel
  • Shopping for handicrafts in town
  • Visit the Salt Catherdral in Zipaquirá.
  • 6:00pm Return to the hotel.
  • 8:00pm Dinner and closing ceremony of the epic Colombia Adventure.
15

Day 14:

  • Transfer to the airport and flight back home.

CAGUAN RIVER
 

 

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
agosto 21, 2015

Pulvinar nascetur sociis, parturient nunc mus. Viverra ac hendrerit eros vivamus Senectus molestie class nascetur consequat dignissim id condimentum duis.

Leave a Review

Rating