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Overview

Highlights:

  • We will explore one of the geological Colombian wonders; wonderful formations and “moonscapes” with amazing colors.
  • Spectacular sights from the “Snake Canyon”, “Xilopal Valley” and “The Holes” with its “ghosts”, also the Martian “Cuzco” and the Natural Pool.

Tour details:

  • Duration of the trip: 3 days and 2 nights
  • Trekking time: 2 and 4 hours daily
  • Distance: 3 to 8 kms each day
  • Ecosystem: Desert, very dry tropical forest
  • Climate: Warm and dry
  • Elevation above sea level: 500 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l)

We will explore, doing short walks between 2 to 3 hours, the Tatacoa Desert; one of the geological wonders of Colombia – a must to see place, where we will find formations and “moonscapes” with amazing colors. We will trek across the “Snake Canyon” and the “Xilopal Valley” (fossilized tree trunks). In addition, we will explore “The Holes” with their “ghosts” and also “El Cuzco” with its red Martian-like landscape. During this day we will also take a swim in a natural pool in the middle of the desert. Lastly, we will watch through powerful telescopes, under a professional astronomer’s direction, the astonishing Milky Way; our sister planets and nebulas deep in the depths of the galaxy.

Ubication
Dates
  • November 10th (leaving at night) to 13rd November, 2017
Price

COP$695.000.oo per person

How to book

For bookings, please email us at info@ecoglobalexpeditions.com

What's included
  • Express transportation
  • Accommodation in cabins – two (2) nights with multiple accommodation options (rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people)
  • All meals
  • Two (2) entrance fees for swimming in the mineralized natural pool.
  • Admission to the Paleontological Museum in “Villavieja”.
  • Professionally presented experience explaining the stars, guided by a professional astronomer.
  • Expert guides
  • Local guides (EcoGlobal Expeditions supports green initiatives and eco-tourism in the regions we visit)
  • Insurance
What's not included
  • Food on road
  • Hydration
  • Personal expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Expenses not stipulated
  • Tips
Itinerary
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Day 2
Day 3

Note:
*The following itinerary is for the purpose of general information and may change without notice according to weather conditions or contingences that may arise.

Travel tips
  • Be previously vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus.
  • Don’t bring items that are typically used by the military (i.e. camouflage clothing).
  • Don’t bring or take toxic, psychoactive or hallucinogenic and alcoholic substances.
  • Bring the least amount of wrappers, cans or glass.
  • Don’t bring jewelry or valuables – Rolex watches and Cartier earrings; please leave them at home!
  • During the trek, don’t separate from the group and don’t remain alone at any time.
  • Bear in mind that we will be staying in a very remote place and our hosts will do everything for us as best as they can, given the local conditions and culture.

Each participant should bring:

  • Cotton clothes for warm weather, light colors, shirts with long-sleeves
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes with good grip
  • Additional tennis shoes or sandals
  • Cap or hat
  • Water bottle or Camelback
  • Torch and extra batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • A small backpack for use while trekking
  • Poncho (rain cape) – waterproof
  • Personal hygiene items in small quantities
  • First aid kit (personal medicines)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Cash for tips, souvenirs and personal expenses
  • Personal documents (identity papers, ID cards, health cards)
  • Camera