£526 3 Days
San Agustin Colombia Tour
An exploration trip to the south of Colombia
Our San Agustin Park Tour will take you to San Agustin Archaeological Park (San Agustin Parque Arqueologico), a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will see the largest group of megalithic sculptures and religious monuments in South America. The park is not only an archaeological treasure, but it is also located in spectacular, rugged terrain surrounded by the Magdalena Valley.
This Colombia tour and exploration trip gives you the opportunity to learn about the history and religious significance of the tombs and statues found in San Agustin. Enjoy Colombia's beautiful trails on horseback while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Colombian Andes. You will also get the chance to visit a real coffee farm in Pitalito. This is where you will learn about the whole coffee production process and even taste various samples. History buffs and archaeology lovers will really enjoy this fun tour in San Agustin!
EXPERIENCE TYPE Archaeology, Culture & Eco-tourism
In the morning, we will take a flight to Pitalito, the closest airport to San Agustin. Upon arrival in San Agustin, we will meet you at the airport to take you to the hacienda where you will have some time for lunch and get ready for our coffee experience tour in the afternoon. During the coffee experience in the hacienda's coffee plantation, we will learn the details of each step of the coffee production process, from planting the coffee beans all the way through the picking and roasting steps. We will learn how to select and pick only the ripe coffee cherries and also how to evaluate the coffee's quality, just like an expert coffee taster.
Overnight: San Agustin
Meal Plan: Lunch
After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel to travel to San Agustin Archaeological Park. At the park, you will visit the Alto de Lavapatas as well as the Fuente de Lavapata, a complex maze of pools and water channels hewn from bedrock, which is carved with figures of animals and humans. It was used for religious ceremonies and bathing. You will also have time to explore the Bosque de las Estatuas and the different Mesitas.
In the afternoon, we will take a horseback riding tour to visit El Tablon and La Chaquira. Here you will see various other anthropomorphic statues and the spectacular landscape of the Magdalena River.
Overnight: San Agustin
Meal Plan: Breakfast
In the morning, we will visit Alto de los Idolos, the second-most important archaeological site in the area. Located 25 km northeast of San Agustin, Alto de los Idolos is home of the tallest statute discovered (6 m). On the way to Alto de lo Idolos, we will see the Magdalena Canyon as well as extensive plantations of coffee and sugarcane. We will also visit to the spectacular waterfalls of Salto del Mortiño. After this short trip, we will go to the airport for a flight back to Bogota.
Meal plan: Breakfast
- Airport pick up and drop off
- 2 nights' accommodation (double occupancy)
- Domestic flights: Bogota - Pitalito - Bogota
- Private ground transport
- Meals as defined in the itinerary
- Local English-speaking tour guides
- Entry Tickets to all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- International flights
- Meals not listed in the itinerary
- Tips and other discretionary expenses
Hotel Terrazas de San Agustin: During your time in San Agustin, you will stay in at Hotel Terrazas de San Agustin, a comfortable hotel five blocks from San Agustin’s picturesque church and Simon Bolivar Park. This hotel has a restaurant and terrace with great views of the charming town. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen cable TVs, minibars and private bathrooms with bathtubs. An American-style breakfast with Colombian coffee and tropical fruit is served daily.