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Tour to San Agustin and Tatacoa Desert

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Colombia  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 866 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 866 US Dollar (USD)

Visit the rolling hills of San Agustin that tells the stories of the profound and cryptic civilization that once roamed this land and buried their dead with extraordinary carved symbolic statues and burial tombs, before mysteriously disappearing. In this tour you will visit a lush mountain region, where mist rolls through impressive canyons and past stunning waterfalls, a magical pre-Colombian civilization has left its footprint, with impressive 1,500 year old tombs and stone sculptures to spend hours exploring.

You will visit these extensive parks and scattered sites either by foot or by horse, you will fully enjoy entering a rich archeological destination. As well you will visit Tatacoa Desert – near the city of Neiva, a stunning earthly landscape of reds and greys, abundant with cactuses and desert flora and fauna; the locals say here that the desert waters contain special powers that if used for a blessing or baptism you will have a long life. Here you will also enjoy the Astronomical Observatory where you can star gaze with a high tech telescope up into the large open skies.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Departure from Bogota airport to Neiva.

Settle into your accommodations at the Hostal Matamundo. Drive with private transportation to Villavieja town, the entryway to the Tatacoa Desert. Hike through the desert ending with a night time astronomical observation of the stars.

Day 2: Morning transportation from Neiva to San Agustin (around 4 hours) After accommodation and lunch in the Anacaona Hotel you will go to visit the Parque Arqueologico San Agustin, a UNESCO world historical and cultural heritage site. Walk through the 78 hectares of the park with a guide to discover more about the statues which are measured between 1 – 7 meters high and discover more about the enigmatic culture that made them, stopping into the museum at the base of the park to see artifacts and smaller statues within.

Day 3: Take a spectacular morning horseback ride to the impressive archaeological finding of La Chaquira where you will be surrounded by the magnificence of the Andes. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to select from a rafting trip in the Magdalena or to go see some more archaeological findings at the Parque Aqueologico Alto De Los Idolos which has the largest statue in the San Agustin area.

Day 4: Morning drive back to Neiva to take the plane back to Bogota.

- Starting from $866 USD *
- Availability: Daily
- Duration: 3 nights/4 days
- Departure: Bogotá Airport
- Departure time: around 10:30 am on Day 1
- Return: Bogotá Airport
- Return time: around 5:00 pm on Day 4

- (*) Price based on land package (ask for current domestic flight prices)
- Price per person for the whole package
– Price based on 2 passengers.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Visit to the mentioned destinations
- Entrance to the Parque Arqueologico, San Agustin
- Horseback riding tour to the archaeological finding of La Chaquira
- All breakfasts
- Accommodation in Neiva at the Hacienda Matamundo (1 night) in San Agustin at Anacaona Hotel (2 nights)
- Guided tour to the Tatacoa Desert
- Astronomical observation in the Tatacoa Desert
- English or Spanish speaking guide
- Flights: Bogota – Neiva – Bogota
- All transfers.

Price Excludes:
- Gratuities.

About This Supplier
Location: Colombia
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2010

We work with highly experienced professional guides trained to North American standards for eco-tourism, hiking, first aid and food handling and cooking. All of our staff is bilingual (English/Spanish) and we also work with multilingual guides fluent in: English, German, Japanese, Chinese, French and Russian among...

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