Treasures of Colombia
4 Nights / 5 Days
Day 1 Popayan
Arrive Popayan by bus or air. You will be transferred to the hotel.
Accommodation: La Plazuela Hotel
Day 2 Popayan (B)
Morning Walking Tour
This small colonial city is famous for its chalk-white facades (its nickname is La Ciudad Blanca, or 'the White City'), and is second only to Cartagena as Colombia's most impressive colonial settlement. It sits beneath towering mountains in the Valle de Pubenza, and for hundreds of years was the capital of southern Colombia, before Cali overtook it. The town was founded in 1537 by Sebastián de Belalcáza, and Popayán became an important stopping point on the road between Cartagena and Quito. Afternoon at leisure
Day 3 Popayan - San Agustin (B)
A scenic drive through the distinctive landscape of Páramo. Unique to Colombia, this landscape is characterized by lake-scattered highlands and glacier-formed valleys; a kind of alpine meadow environment found only in this small sliver between the permanent forest and snow lines. Words don't do it justice, but trust us that it will be hard to look away.
Accommodation: Hotel El Maco
Day 4 San Agustin (B)
Near San Agustin is one of South America's greatest, and most mysterious, archaeological sites, declared a world heritage by UNESCO.
Tour to the "Valley of the Statues" which has numerous huge stone carved statues that date back as far as 3000 B.C. The pre-Incan civilization that lived here is shrouded in mystery, even their actual name is still unknown. Archaeologists have uncovered a mere 10 percent of the statues and ruins, and it is theorised that huge mayan-like pyramids and other structures remain buried throughout the area
Day 5 San Agustin - Neiva (B)
Drive north to Villavieja. Today is your chance to get to know the Tatacoa desert. Visit the red and grey rock formations that make up this one-of-a-kind natural wonder. Continue on to Neiva Airport
Dates & Prices
Prices Per Person NZ$
2019 3 Star
Jan - Dec $1195
Single supplement available on request
Accommodation in hotel category of your choice – all rooms with private facilities, local service charges & hotel taxes, transfers and tours as specified in the itinerary on a seat in coach basis with local English speaking guides, breakfast daily plus other meals as specified in the itinerary.
Items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities, airport taxes, excess baggage charges, meals not specified in itinerary.