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Colombia & Ecuador - Culture & Nature

(13 Days)

Medellín | Cartagena | Bogotá | Quito | Sacha Lodge

Day Routing
01 Medellín

Arrival in Medellín and transfer to the hotel.

02 Medellín

Full day sightseeing tour to visit the tree most important sights in the histoy of drug baron Pablo Escobar. Afterwards visit the Botero Place with famous artworks, the spanish library and „Pueblito Paisa“, the replication of a village typical for this region.

03 Medellín - Cartagena

Flight to Cartagena and hotel transfer. Remaining day at leisure.

04 Cartagena

Explore the colorful and crooked streets of the historical Cartagenas on electric mopeds. Visit the convent La Popa and the fortress San Felipe. Stroll along the old paths and continue to monastery San Pedro Claver for a visit.

05 Cartagena

30 minutes drive to the fishing village La Boquilla. On roofed canoes guests will be transfered through mangrove swamps back to Cartagena. On the way many birds and can be observed.

06 Cartagena - Bogotá

Flight to Bogotá. After arrival guests will be brought to the  salt cathedral of Zipaquirá. The deepest point of the cathedral lies 80 meter underground and has a 16 meter high illuminated cross of salt. Transfer to the hotel.

07 Bogotá - Quito

City tour at Bogotá including the famous Paloquemao market, a flower market, the market hall, the colonial historical quarter of La Candelaria and the well-known Gold museum. Flight to Quito and Welcome dinner with spectacular view to Quito.

08 Quito - Sacha Lodge

Flight to Coca. Welcome by a guide of the lodge and transfer on motorized canoes across the river Napo to the Sacha lodge. On the way guests enjoy a lunch box. In the afternoon walking tour with two guides through the jungle to visit one of the biggest butterfly farms of Ecuador.

09 Sacha Lodge

The day starts at sunrise. Survey of the rain forest from treetops. This unique place gives our guests spectacular views of the rainforest and the many different species of birds. After sunset night walk with torches to listen the impressive nightly background noises.

10 Sacha Lodge

Canoe tour on black water rivers up to a 40m high tower, from which one  guests can watch again the fascinating wildlife. In the afternoon possibility to take a bath in the tranquil  lagoon or fishing piranhas. After dinner excursion on dugout canoes on the lake to sort caimans and night birds and to look at the at the starry sky.

11 Sacha Lodge - Quito

Transfer to the airport in Coca and flight back to Quito. Transfer to the hotel. A cozy dinner will wait for the guests.

12 Quito

The city tour of Quito will begin at the historical center and continues to a traditional sweet makers, who keeps the manufacture of these delicacies consisting of nuts, aniseed and other ingredients since 100 years in the traditional way. At least guests will visit the equatorial monument „Mitad del Mundo“ (Middle of the World) and the museum Intiñan. They will get an impression of the traditions and rituals of the natives.

13 Quito

Visit the home of the local artist Dolores Andrade. Her sculptures can be gazed at several parks and public places. Guests will meet the artist personally or a family member. Transfer to the airport of Quito. End of the roundtrip and homebound flight.