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Your trip to Colombia Your travel agent Name Sylvain Ghirardotto Mail sylvain aventurecolombia com Phone Skype Your trip to Colombia Name Cielo Alto Vida Travellers Number of people Arrival date 6 14 PAX 2017 Number of days 10 Days Price quote creation date Validity date of the price quote www aventurecolombia com
Your trip to Colombia  Your travel agent Name  Sylvain Ghirardotto Mail  sylvain aventurecolombia.com Phone  Skype   Your ...
The time is now WHY Not the most touristic place Colombia is doing very well Travelers confirm it it is a well kept secret and now is the time to take the opportunity to visit The famous Rough Guide selected it as the top second country to visit this year COLOMBIA Breaking down Stereotypes Colombia in pictures After many years of suffering caused by conflicts the country is reborn Past the Escobaryears Colombia can be visited in full safety and its invaluable treasures can be appreciated To dare to adventure into Colombia is to face the risk of falling in love with it We love Colombia because Its warmth its welcoming people always enthusiastic and willing to welcome foreign visitors Its exceptional ecosystem and weather diversity which offer tourists numerous experiences Its culture music and dancing are everywhere Cumbia salsa vallenato The same goes for fairs handcrafts food delicacies coffee tropical fruits And you why do you love Colombia Did you know Colombia is the only country in Latin America where you can enjoy the Pacific Ocean the Caribbean Sea the Andes the flatness of Los Llanos and the Amazon Rainforest A preview From the Caribbean Blissful tropical beaches rainforest Sierra Nevada mountain with 5 77m of altitude Christopher Columbus peak coral islands Cartagena and Mompox colonial cities indigenous people Wiwas and Koguis from the Lost City and Wayus from Guajira From the Pacific A totally preserved coast with wild charm unexplored beaches tropical rainforest humpback whale migration afro descendant culture sailing From the Andes Unique Paramo ecosystem coffee growing region Cocora Valley and its emblematic wax palm trees glaciers volcanoes hiking trails extreme sports archeological sites like San Agustin colonial towns like Villa de Leyva and Barichara From Los Llanos Vast plains covered with Colombian Savannah vegetation horse rides and typical dishes From the Amazons Preserved rainforest gem indigenous peoples with ancestral heritage natural parks and innumerable fascinating rivers
The time is now   WHY  Not the most touristic place, Colombia is doing very well. Travelers confirm it,    it is a well ke...
WHY CHOISIR AVENTURE COLOMBIA What Aventure Colombia has to offer you A quality trip close to Colombians based on mutual respect and social engagement Guidance throughout the duration of the trip Available around the country with its agencies in Bogot Cartagena Santa Marta Medellin Cali and San Agust n The Agency s features The first local French speaking agency specialized in Colombia A pioneer one of the first to bet on Colombia when the country was isolated because of its internal conflicts Specialized in adventure travel community tourism and ecotourism A renown travel agency of human scale that has kept its values over 10 years of experience of proven expertise and knowledgeable of the surrounding environment Values that make a difference Promotion of ecotourism and adventure travel respecting the environment the people and their traditions Working with local communities and with Colombian structures of human scale Creation of long lasting and fair relationships with these communities to support them in improving their offers favoring the authentic and quality welcome of future visitors A dynamic and passionate team 30 Colombian and European professionals passionate about the country amongst them 12 trilingual advisors specialized in personalized trips They will listen to you and every day will make their best to make your wishes come true Your personalized trip You can choose the duration and type of trip that best suites you hikes meetings with communities charming little hotels rafting beach diving With your partner your family in small groups in traveling back toyour roots trips for families with adopted children that want to visit their country of origin Thirsty for unexplored regions venture with full confidence into established trails far from typical touristic places Willing to visit emblematic and must see destinies discover Cartagena or the coffee growing region Your advisor will listen to you guide you and together with you design a trip that suits your wishes needs and terms We are proud to take you away from the clich s and to take you to magical places They trust Aventure Colombia
WHY CHOISIR AVENTURE COLOMBIA   What Aventure Colombia has to offer you   - A quality trip, close to Colombians, based on ...
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Your itinerary DAY 1 AEROPUERTO BOGOTA BOGOT Landing in Bogota and you will meet your local guide waiting for you You will head to the historical center to stay in a lovely colonial hotel Auto 40min 14 8km Diner at your hotel Meals included Diner Accomodation La Opera Jr Suite DAY 2 BOGOT Today enjoy the favorite activity of Bogotanos Cultural and historical bicycle tour through the center of Bogota The ride will lead you through the Candelaria the Bolivar Plaza the markets and plazas of San Victorino the park of independence the central graveyard the neighborhood of Teusaquillo the National Museum the national park The university of Los Andes and the plaza of los toros Visits 4h Local English speaking Guide Lunch within the historical center In the afternoon you will visit the famous Gold Museum closed on Mondays and Botero Museum where you will be able to admire the masterpieces of the renown Colombian painter and sculptor closed on Tuesdays Visit 3h English speaking guide Lunch close to your hotel Meals included Breakfast Lunch Diner Accomodation La Opera DAY 3 VILLA DE LEYVA Breakfast at your hotel and road to the beautiful colonial town of Villa de Leyva Auto 180min 161 0km Lunch within the historical center Walking tour through the historical center with the Plaza Mayor his coffees and handicraft shops weaver s workshop the Mesopotamia windmill the Carmelitas covent and more Tour 3h English speaking guide Meals included Breakfast Lunch Diner Accomodation Casa Terra
Your itinerary DAY 1 - AEROPUERTO BOGOTA - BOGOT   Landing in Bogota and you will meet your local guide waiting for you. Y...
Your itinerary DAY 4 LAGOON OF IGUAQUE One day hiking uphill will take you to the heart of Iguaque Fauna and Flora sanctuary It is a perfect combination of nature Muisca legends and physical effort The hike begins at the visitor centre at an altitude of 2900 m The landscape changes a lot during the hike You will start in a rainforest Epiphytes orchids ferns and a variety of birds and then discover a typical mountainous scenery of Paramo Espeletia lakes streams to finally reach the legendary lake of Iguaque at 3700 m According to the Muisca Indians this is where the cradle of humanity lies This trek requires a good physical condition Tour Iguaque 6h Local English speaking guide Meals included Breakfast Lunch Diner Accomodation Casa Terra DAY 5 HORSEBACK RIDING BARICHARA Breakfast and departure in the morning to do do horseback riding along the surroundings of Villa de Leyva We will pass by Pozo Azul possibility of swimming the fossil and the archaeological site El Infiernto Return to the town for the lunch Visits 4h English speaking guide This afternoon head north to the romantic colonial town of Barichara Auto 240min 197 0km Diner close to your hotel Meals included Breakfast Lunch Diner Accomodation Oniri Superior and or Jr Suite DAY 6 PARAGLIDING In the Chicamocha National Park in the municipality of Aratoca 50 minutes from San Gil with breath taking views of the Canyon 20 to 25 minutes tandem paragliding flight with a certified pilot It starts at the top of the majestic Canyon where the flight conditions are excellent to climb in hot air currents enjoying a unique scenery in Colombia Activity from 7am to 9am depending on weather conditions Flight time 25 to 30 minutes depending on wind conditions Difficulty intermediate Paragliding 30min Local Spanish or English speaking guide according to availability PARAGLIDING OVER THE CHICAMOCHA CANYON Meals included Breakfast Lunch Diner Accomodation Oniri
Your itinerary DAY 4     LAGOON OF IGUAQUE One day hiking uphill will take you to the heart of Iguaque Fauna and Flora san...
Your itinerary DAY 7 MOUNTAIN BIKING This tour is an amazing mix of adrenaline and full downhill A support 4x4 car is provided all along the way We start the day at 2000 meters above sea level above the colonial village of Barichara 25 km bike ride down to the base of the majestic Suarez Canyon during which we cross beautiful rural landscapes of the region We visit the famous village of Barichara and its streets of stones carved by hand Visit of the cathedral spectacular panoramas and colonial architecture You will understand why Barichara is considered to be the most beautiful village of Colombia Lunch is served in a beautiful spot with incredible view over the Canyon and waterfalls After lunch we will go down a little more than 25 km through the spectacular Colombian countryside We end with a swim and a well deserved beer after a day full of adventures Return to Barichara in the afternoon Time 4 5h Difficulty Local Spanish speaking Information Distance 25km Max altitude 2000m Min 1000m Difficulty Medium MOUNTAIN BIKING RIO SUAREZ Meals included Breakfast Lunch Snack Lunch Diner Accomodation Oniri DAY 8 BARICHARA CARTAGENA This morning you will hit back the road to Bucaramanga airport and your flight to Cartagena Auto 240min 120 0km Lunch on the road and once in Cartagena head to a luxury colonial hotel within the historical center Auto 20min 5 0km Dinner within the historical center Meals included Breakfast Lunch Diner Accomodation Pestagua Lujo or Gran Lujo
Your itinerary DAY 7     MOUNTAIN BIKING This tour is an amazing mix of adrenaline and full downhill. A support 4x4 car is...
Your itinerary DAY 9 VISIT OF CARTAGENA Follow the footsteps of famous pirates and discover the Pearl of the Caribbean a city rich in culture diversity exotic and heritage This tour throughout the beautiful city of Cartagena will bring you back to colonial times amidst colorful houses and lively squares Walking tour in the colonial neighborhoods of San Diego and Santo Domingo You will pass by Plaza de los Coches plaza de la Aduana parque Bol var el Museo del Oro plaza de Santa Teresa plaza de Santo Domingo las murallas y Las B vedas Tour 3h Local guide Discover the Bay of Cartagena and watch the city lights at sunset Sail in the late afternoon on the Bay of Cartagena and enjoy a delightful sunset surrounded by a unique scenery You have your own private sailboat for an unforgettable romantic experience of pleasure and luxury Sailing time 2 h Meals included Breakfast Lunch Diner Accomodation Pestagua DAY 10 CARTAGENA AEROPUERTO CARTAGENA Free morning until your time transfer to the airport for your flight back home Auto 20min 5 0km Meals included Breakfast
Your itinerary DAY 9     VISIT OF CARTAGENA Follow the footsteps of famous pirates and discover the  Pearl of the Caribbea...
Proposed hotels Bogot Hotel la Opera Hotel De La Opera is a luxurious colonial house located in a prestigous place in Bogot s downtown two blocks away from the Bolivar Square and the National Cathedral The hotel is also really close to the Museo del Oro el museo Casa de la Moneda the Colon Theater Facilities include a SPA with a great variety of health and beauty treatment an indoor pool a luminous and spacious public areas and a great mirador with a panoramic view The rooms are either decorated in a colonial way or in a more modern art deco style and all of them have a great view over Bogot historic center or the Monserrate mountains Wifi Spa Swimming pool Restaurant Villa de Leyva Casa Terra Casa Terra is a beautiful renovated house where you feel like at home Situated in the historic center in a quiet street this hotel has 7 spacious and comfortable rooms There is a beautiful terrace and garden where you can take your breakfeast listening the song of the birds a perfect place to relax Wifi www aventurecolombia com
Proposed hotels Bogot   Hotel la Opera  Hotel De La Opera is a luxurious colonial house located in a prestigous place in B...
Proposed hotels Barichara Casa Oniri Casa Oniri is a charming hotel in the heart of Barichara a few meters from the central square The hotel has a beautiful garden and a terrace with a stunning view of the village rooftops The rooms are spacious quiet and calm The hotel s decoration is refined and has kept the essence of Barichara Wifi Restaurant Spa Cartagena CASA PESTAGUA La Casa Pestagua is one of the most beautiful colonial style house in Cartagena from the 17th century This small palace with its somptuous colonial architecture is very close to the Santo Domingo Square la puerta del Reloj la Iglesia Convento San Pedro Claver and offers a great view over te sea La Casa Pestagua has really spacious rooms with luxurious hotel services It combines tradition and modernity with such a great refinement a clever mix of comfort and technology Wifi Restaurant Swimming pool Spa www aventurecolombia com
Proposed hotels Barichara Casa Oniri  Casa Oniri is a charming hotel in the heart of Barichara, a few meters from the cent...
Prices and Services Price per person in USD in Double rooms accommodation Pax 6 8 10 USD 2300 2200 2150 12 2100 14 2050 Supplement for Single Room 850 USD Price per person for domestic flight tickets 130 USD per person in Economic class Validity date of the price quote From 10 01 2017 to a leave before 20 12 2017 Fares established at given date in dollars at the official IATA exchange rate and are subject to change at the point of assessment depending on the evolution of the exchange rate and or the touristic season This program includes Transportation to the places indicated on the program Hotels indicated or similar ones Meals where indicated Activities and entrances specified on this program Local professional guides English speaking 24 7 Guide from Aventure Colombia during the whole trip Our assistance 24 24 This program does not include Additional fees not inidicated on this program International or domestic flights Meals where not inidicated count between 5 and 15 USD per person Personal expenses Additional entrances not specified on this program Medical Insurance or repatriation Tips Bank fees if paying with credit card 4 www aventurecolombia com
Prices and Services Price per person in USD, in Double rooms accommodation    Pax 6 8 10 USD 2300 2200 2150  12 2100  14 2...
GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE When you choose Aventure Colombia you contribute in reinforcing the agency s vision statements meaning To travel with Aventure Colombia is To travel with an agency engaged in focusing on responsible tourism true to the fundamental values the company has held since its foundation To employ local Colombian companies guides hotels drivers activities and of human scale SMEs family or community businesses so as to these incoming resources can really contribute to development To give priority to structures or establishments that are engaged in the preservation of their surrounding environment its traditions and diversities To support communities through programs that enable economic development and environmental conscience To promote activities that favor encounters and exchanges respect the environment and appreciate local cultures To execute actions for the continued sustained development every year The Aventure Colombia team is committed to promoting safe responsible and supportive tourism based on mutual respect and social engagement Aventure Colombia is absolutely against and does not promote sexual tourism and illegal exploitation of natural and cultural resources In Colombia Aventure Colombia participated in the foundation and is an active member of Acotur Colombian Association for Responsible Tourism In France Aventure Colombia is the receiving partner for several certified members of ATR Agir pour un Tourisme Responsable French association of tour operators committed to providing responsible tourism from the tour operator until the last partners of a trip Tips Do you wish to participate Do you wish your trip were the most responsible and beneficial for Colombians and their country Speak to your advisor who will provide a complete list of advice addresses and special good practices to keep in Colombia
GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE When you choose Aventure Colombia, you contribute in reinforcing the agency   s vision ...
USEFUL INFORMATION TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP Formalities You do not need a visa For short stays of less than 90 days the only requirement is to have a passport with minimum validity of 6 months after your return When entering the country you might be asked to show your return flight booking Health Vaccines it is mandatory to be vaccinated against yellow fever if you are travelling to tropical rainforest areas Amazons Los Llanos and Pacific Coast It has to be administered at least 3 weeks prior to the trip Anti Malaria Treatment it is advised to take it if you will stay for long periods in these regions Zika special attention for pregnant women consult your doctor Health there are high quality healthcare services in all the main cities Security Weather and visiting seasons Colombia can be visited all year round Truthfully there are no seasons in Colombia other than the rainy seasons April May and October November and the drier sunny seasons June to August and December to March As a general rule in Los Llanos and the coasts Caribbean and Pacific warm and humid weather all year round In the Andean mountains the weather is mild chill from an altitude of 2 500mt up and cold from 3 500mt up In Colombia all it takes is a few hours of travel to go from a glacier cold climate to a tropicalheat temperature It is recommended to bring clothing to accommodate for varied weathers Security has improved in Colombia over the past decade You can travel to and in the country What we do is to avoid certain border areas Your advisor will accompany you and listen to you throughout the trip You will find 6 Aventure Colombia offices around the country We also ask travelers to follow normal safety measures applicable to all countries Main international airlines that Fly to Colombia Iberia Avianca Air France KLM Lufthansa TAP Time Zone Colombia s standard time in GMT 05 00 The time difference between France and Colombia is 6 or 7hr depending on the season During the summer in France March to October Colombia is 7hr behind and during the winter Colombia is 6hr behind Currency International Airports Bogota El Dorado BOG located 20 30 minutes from downtown Bogota Cartagena Crespo CTG located in the city 10 minutes from the Historic Center Cali Palmaseca CLO located 18 km away from the city Medell n Rionegro MDE located 45 km away from the city Duration of Flights to Bogota From Paris 11hr Madrid 10hr Miami 3hr30 New York 7hr There are many ATM around the main cities Credit cards Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most hotels and restaurants Other useful information Your advisor will provide all the useful information you might need timely prior to your trip Also you will receive our road book a mini guide with the best addresses and places selected by Aventure Colombia especially for you In case of any questions please contact your advisor Schedule of Cultural Activities in Colombia http aventurecolombia com fr evenements
USEFUL INFORMATION TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP Formalities   You do not need a visa  For short stays of less than 90 days, th...
Come and meet us ON INTERNET www aventurecolombia com SOCIAL MEDIAS TRAVEL GUIDES BOOKS OUR AGENCIES Bogot 57 1 702 7069 Cartagena 57 5 660 9721 Santa Marta 57 5 430 5185 Cali 57 310 565 5171 San Agust n 57 322 217 2213 Medell n 57 313 203 2961
Come and meet us  ON INTERNET www.aventurecolombia.com  SOCIAL MEDIAS  TRAVEL GUIDES BOOKS  OUR AGENCIES Bogot      57  1 ...