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I'm hoping to either do the 6 day circuit in PNN El Cocuy probably starting this Sunday 26th May. I'm looking at hiring a guide since I'm not that experienced a trekker, but I'd like to lower costs. Is anyone interested in joining me in this hike?
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I want to travel from Ecuador to Leticia by land. Any suggestions?
I'm planning a trip to Caño Cristales next week and I'm trying to work out the comparative prices of going independently or with a tour, taking into account that I'm travelling alone. I'd rather go independently to have flexibility, but not if it ends up costing a lot more!
Having looked at some of the other threads on this site, it seems like it's fairly straightforward to find a guide, but it seems like might be expensive once you include transport around the park. Does anyone know how much it would cost? I've read elsewhere that another otion is it to tag onto another tour group, but considering I'll be going midweek and not in peak season, is this realistic?
The tour I have seen includes flights, hotel, transport, guides and food for 4 days for about 1,.240,000 pesos, which seems pretty reasonable considering the flights alone are 328,000 pesos.
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We fly into Medellin Thursday night and have to catch an onward flight the following morning to San Andres. We'd like to avoid having to travel into the city as taxi fares seem to be quite expensive and in any case it would barely be worth our while. Does anybody know of any budget accommodation near the airport or in Rio Negro? All we've been able to find so far are a couple of really expensive hotels. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
I’m coming to Bogotá in June for a week, before I make my up to Mexico. Being a cycle fan, I would love to explore the city by bike, preferably on a tour as I would have no idea where to go. Does anyone know a good tour operator for that, preferably with local guides? Also, if anyone know sth. about mountain biking anywhere around Bogotá, would be amazing as well.
Thanks in advance!
I plan to go from Salamina, a town about 40 miles north of Manizales, west through La Merced and across the river to Hwy 25 to a junction called Ed Rodeo, then Hwy 25 through Supia to Riosucio, and on to Jardin. Does anyone have any information about road conditions and buses along this route, especially the first part from Salamina to Hwy 25. Are the roads paved? I assume there will be some sort of a bus stop shortly after the junction with Hwy 25.
I recently moved to Cartagena and I wish I knew about this site earlier.
If you have anymore recommendations on this lovely city I'd love to hear them, especially good restaurants to try!
I am going to be visiting Mompos for three days in August and have made a reservation with Richard at La Casa Armarilla.
I will be travelling from Tayrona and Richard has suggested I leave from Santa Marta using this guy Omaira who drives a ten seater van. He has said I should be absolutely fine but just as I'm a female solo traveller I wondered if anyone else had used this service and could clarify that it is safe?
Any reassurance is much appreciated!
I know Cartagena-San Blas-Panama is a popular sailing trip, but has anyone been on or know of boats that sail to any Carribean countries? I recall seeing an ad on a noticeboard in Cartagena last year for a boat to Jamaica, but what about Puerto Rico or the Dom Republic? Would Cartagena be the only north coast Colombian port boats would embark from?
Attending the World Games in Cali in Late July and then have a few days free, What should I not miss? The coast?
Do they still make the Bogota Carrera 7 a pedestrian street on Friday nights?
Where do the Bogota street entertainers hang out, Plaza Bolivar?
Thanks y buen viaje!
I am thinking about going to the Caribbean coast in Colombia at the end of June to early July. Tayrona National Park sounds beautiful, but I've read that it can be fairly crowded during that time of year. Are there any parts of the park that are less busy and/or more remote? Are there other places in Northern Colombia that may be a better choice as far as scenic beaches? What about Rosario Islands, Gulf of Morrosquillo, or San Bernardo Islands? Thanks.
I spent 3 months traveling Colombia two years ago and really loved the country. I hit most of the spots on the standard tourist trail: Pasto, Popayan, Salento and surroundings, Manizales, Medellin, Bogota, Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Bucaramanga, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Tayrona.
I have about a month to travel, and I'm wondering if there are worthwhile places to visit that I haven't already. I'm not real interested in San Agustin, Cali, or the Amazon (already been). Are there other places or a region that you'd recommend to me?
Is there a tourist information office, booth, kiosk, or whatever in the Medellin Plazoleta de las Ensculturas? My LP notes the tourisml as being pretty far south of La Candalaria.
Do the Medellin north and south bus stations have ATMs?
I read that one can buy a ticket thart is good for both architectural sites in San Agustin. Is it good only for consecutive days?
Thanks for any help you may have.
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So I'm going to be visiting Colombia for the first time in June for 10 days. It's short and sweet, but I'd like to pack as much as possible, within reason.
Here is my general itinerary so far, but I'd LOVE suggestions on accommodations, towns or sights worth a visit, things to skip, etc!
I'm super flexible and would totally value your opinions. I also realize this is a bit of a tight schedule, but if I'm ready to do it as long as it seems within reason.
- Arrive in Cartagena at 12pm, enjoy the city for a few hours
- Fly Catragena -> Pereira at 4pm and head to my accomodations in Zona Cafetera area (I'd like to stay on a Finca)
- Tour Finca
- Have an afternoon trip to a Thermal Bath
- Do a little hiking, maybe ziplining in Zona Cafetera in the morning
- Take a bus to Medellin in the late afternoon and check into a hotel b... more »
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