Colombia

Wildlife and cowboy culture in Colombia’s Eastern Plains

Colombia continues to be recognised abroad with the Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains) included in the ’52 Places to love in 2021′ covered in The New York Times. We want to inspire your next trips to our country with this wild and untraversed destination.

This region offers wide-open savannahs covered with flooded grasslands, lush forests, wild rivers that derive from the vast Orinoco basin, and a diversity of wildlife such as deers, capybaras, jaguars, pumas, howler monkeys, pygmy anteaters, and hundreds of bird species. The llaneros continue to preserve their traditional ranching culture, which includes horseback riding barefoot, singing to call and ease their cattle, cooking a tasty smoky barbecue, and playing the harp and the cuatro guitar. Declared an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage Site’ by UNESCO in 2017, llaneros songs are a means of vocal communication sung in a cappella style to include themes of herding, horses, adventures, and love.

Colombian Journey’s offer different packages to visit private nature reserves, home to all this biodiversity combined with cultural experiences to discover a wildlife paradise in Colombia. For more information, please email us at marketing@colombianjourneys.com

Rafting for peace in Colombia

San Vicente del Caguán, a city located in the department of Caquetá, was once a hotbed of clashes during the country’s armed conflict. At the start of this tour, you will meet a group of former guerrilla members from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who chose rafting as their path to social reintegration. These ex-combatants and community members are now athletes and certified rafting guides who will lead you on a life-changing experience that combines adventure, nature and peace teaching. The tour is an example of the inspiring projects that are making positive changes and improvements to many Colombians lives. The tour begins with an air transfer from Bogotá to San Vicente del Caguán (1 1/2hrs), and then a 2-hour road transfer past beautiful jungle scenery to the ETCR “Territorial training and reinstatement space”, where ex-combatants and their families reside.

During this day tour you will have the opportunity to meet locals and enjoy various activities like rafting on the Pato River, learn about the flora and fauna; enjoy a game of tejo (one of Colombia’s most traditional games), taste typical food of the region, visit the productive projects of the community and the local museum of memory. This museum is a space created by ex-combatant women, who have collected objects that the community has preserved since the time of the conflict. Participants will also enjoy a cultural evening, with talks about the history of the city, it’s people and music. Finally, you will return to the airport to go back to your hotel in Bogota.

For more information on this tour and trips to Colombia please contact Colombian Journeys – marketing@colombianjourneys.net

Retreat to Colombia’s secluded Punta Faro Hotel on Macura Island

Punta Faro beach

With its unique log cabin designed from mangroves and palms, and with direct access to the beach, Punta Faro stands out for its unique eco architecture and excellent service.

Bedroom at Punta Faro

The hotel has a remote and peaceful location on the beautiful Mucura Island, which is only 2 hours by boat from Cartagena de Indias. It’s the perfect place to retreat and relax by the tranquil warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and to disconnect from the world.

Guests can enjoy a range of nautical sports on Macura Island, including scuba diving, sea-kayaking, windsurfing and sailing a catamaran, among others. There’s also the options to hire a bike to explore, play tennis or totally relax with a massage on the beach.

Its a great spot for anyone looking to experience calm and serenity and experience the very best of Colombian hospitality.

For more information on Punta Faro or Macura Island please contact marketing@colombianjourneys.com or visit the Colombian Journeys website.

Celestino Boutique Hotel – A new 5* hotel in Meddelin

Celestino Boutique Hotel

Colombian Journeys are delighted to be working with Celestino Hotel Botanico, a brand-new five star boutique hotel with a unique design inspired by botany and with a focus on light and modern furnishings.

Celestino is located in the exclusive El Poblado neighborhood, 45 minutes by car from Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport. The hotel offers 22 rooms, equipped with desk, LCD TV with cable, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safe and a broad range of amenities. All the rooms have an open bathroom with a wall separating the bathroom from the bedroom cheap generic viagra 50mg area and the shower enclosures are transparent. The hotel has a solarium, elevator, 24-hour front desk, laundry service and luggage storage. People under 18 years old are not allowed in the hotel, making it a quiet and relaxing place to stay. The restaurant is not managed by the hotel and currently does not offer breakfast, but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants close by.

For more information on this unique hotel contact marketing@colombianjourneys.com or visit the Colombian Journeys website.

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