Welcome to San Agustín

Five thousand years ago, two indigenous cultures lived in the adjacent river valleys of the Magdalena and the Cauca. Divided by uncrossable peaks, the rivers were their highways, and here, near San Agustín, those two civilizations met to trade, to worship and to bury their dead.

The volcanic rocks thrown great distances by the now-extinct nearby volcanoes proved irresistible to the local sculptors, who transformed them into more than 500 fantastic statues, scattered over the surrounding green hills.

Little else is known about the peoples of San Agustín. They didn't have a written language and had disappeared many centuries before the Europeans arrived. But their legacy is a mystical place in a spectacular landscape that is well worth making a detour for.

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$270.08 Day Trips & Excursions

Day trip to San Agustin

At 6am you are picked up from your hotel in our comfortable SUV and from here we drive over the mountain pass - heading through the Paramo area at 3,200m altitude and dropping back down into the valley of the river Magdelena.  If the weather conditions are good in the mountain we should be arriving into San Agustin at around lunchtime. The driver can drop you at a restaurant in San Agustin for you to have some lunch (not included) or alternatively he can drop you at the main archaeological site (10USD entrance fee and optional guiding fee is not included).  The main site usually requires between 2 to 2.5 hours to look around.Upon returning to the car, you will then be taken to the Village of Isnos to see the second Archaelogical site (Alto de los Idolos) which has no additional fee.  After an hour in the Alto de los Idolos we then begin the return journey to Popayan - arriving anywhere between 4pm and 7pm depending on the road condions.   An optional overnight is also available for those who wish to divide the journey over two days.

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Cordoba Patios Festival Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Patios de Cordoba, Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, AndaluciaThe Cordoba Patios Festival takes place every year in May during 2 weeks and is a long standing tradition in Córdoba. Private "Patios" translates to "courtyards" are decorated with hundred of colourful flowers and plants. During our guided tour, we will go inside 10 to 15 particular houses to visit the most beautiful "Patios" of this Festival.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Santa Marina de Aguas Santas Church, Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, AndaluciaSanta Marina is one of the so-called "Fernandinean Churches", edificated in the City after Ferdinand III of Castile conquered it from the Moors in the 13th Century. The structure combines proto-gothic, Mudéjar and, to a lesser degree, late-Romanesque elements. Our meeting point is in the square in front of this church, if you come before our guided tour, maybe you can have a look inside if the church is open.Pass By: Iglesia de San Agustin, Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, AndaluciaChurch of St. Augustine, it´s construction started in 1328 in Gothic Style, we will stop a few minutes in San Agustin Square and will visit more patios of this area.Pass By: Iglesia de San Lorenzo, Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, AndaluciaOne of the most beautiful churches of the city, the church of San Lorenzo is one of the denominated fernandinas churches of Córdoba. This church was founded on an old mosque that replaced an older Visigothic church propably built between 1244 and 1300. We will see the outside of this church and visit some more particular patios of this area. After that and near this place, we will stop in a typical local tavern to have a D.O. Montilla-Moriles wine and a tapa.