• Visit the Gold Museum in Bogota
• Enjoy whale watching on the remote Pacific Coast
• Learn about coffee production at a coffee plantation
• Visit a traditional colorful Andean market
• Explore the mysterious, ancient stone statues of San Agustin
• See the colonial gems of Villa de Leyva, Popoyan, and Barichara
• Explore Cartagena - arguably the most beautiful colonial city in the Americas
• 19 land days
• Start in Bogota and finish in Cartagena
• Includes all meals
• Includes 4 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2
Colombia is now ready to welcome adventure travelers! This beautiful country is primed to share its ancient and colonial heritage, its abundant natural beauty and a sincere warmth that makes everyone feel genuinely welcome.
ElderTreks' 19 day Colombia adventure takes you from the Colonial gems of the Andes to coffee plantations, mysterious ancient statues and pristine coastal regions. We spend a few days in the remote Pacific Coast region of El Almejal where we will have the opportunity to search for whales.
A trip to Colombia would not be complete without a visit to a coffee plantation and hacienda. Savor the beautiful surroundings of Pereira, one of the premier coffee regions in the world. Enjoy a day of hiking (or optional horseback riding) in the spectacular Cocora Valley. Visit a traditional Andean market in Silvia, and be impressed by superb sites and colonial architecture in the Andean towns of Villa de Leyva, Bogota (including the Gold Museum), Popoyan, and Barichara. The crown jewel is Cartagena on the coast, which is arguably the most beautiful colonial city in the Americas.
The ancient statues of San Agustin are numerous (over 600 in total) and mysterious. No one knows who created them or why. Dating from 1000 to 5000 years, the statues depict people, animals, pregnant women, monsters and even combines people and animals. The tallest is 21' high and there are many burial sites.
Enjoy meeting the friendly local people and relax in beautiful and tranquil settings on your adventure through Colombia.