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Medellin to Quito Adventure

Warning: your social channels will incite much envy and jealousy from your friends and family after you post your pics from this 12-day journey through Colombia and Ecuador. Among the incredible sights and experiences you'll have along the way are adventures through coffee plantations, the colourful houses of Guatapé, rocky canyons in the Tatacoa Desert, and the neo-Gothic church and bridge of the Lajas Sanctuary. Your followers won't know what's coming for them.

Latin America
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SMMQ/243531
  • Starts: Medellín, Colombia
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Medellín
  • Salento
  • Bogotá
  • Tatacoa Desert
  • Popayán
  • Pasto
  • San Clemente
  • Quito

Itinerary

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Day 1: Medellín

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Medellín

Choose what to explore today on a free day. Opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or, ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medellín's public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

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Day 3: Medellín/Salento

Drive through beautiful landscapes to Salento.
Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town.

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Day 4: Salento

Opt to take a morning hike through the towering palms of the Cocora Valley, or choose from a variety of other optional activities in the coffee region of Quindío.

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Day 5: Salento/Bogotá

Enjoy the ride to Colombia's capital, Bogotá.

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Day 6: Bogotá

Enjoy a free day to explore the capital of Colombia. Opt to ride the funicular up for a stunning view, visit the impressive gold museum, or check out the street art.

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Day 7: Bogotá/Tatacoa Desert

Enjoy the ride to the Tatacoa Desert to spend the night under the stars.

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Day 8: Tatacoa Desert/Popayán

Head out into the impressive Tatacoa desert and explore the rocky canyons. The morning is free to choose how you wish to explore, opt to go for a hike or go horseback riding. After, travel to Popayán.

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Day 9: Popayán/Pasto

Head further south to Pasto, wander around and keep an eye out for local ice cream makers out in the streets.

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Day 10: Pasto/San Clemente

Visit the striking Lajas Sanctuary, built on a bridge in a lush gorge, this neo-Gothic church is sure to impress. After, cross the border into Ecuador and continue on to the indigenous community of San Clemente for the night.

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Day 11: San Clemente/Quito

Enjoy the morning in the indigenous community of San Clemente. Interact with the locals and learn about their traditional ways. Later, travel to Otavalo market before heading on to Quito for the night.

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Day 12: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Local Living Moment: Indigenous Community Homestay, San Clemente
    • Overnight desert excursion (Tatacoa)
    • Visit to Otavalo Market
    • San Clemente homestay
    • Orientation walks in Medellín and Quito
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (9 nts), camping (1 nt), homestay (1 nt)
    • 7 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Local bus, private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit coffee plantations in Salento
  • Camp under the stars in the Tatacoa Desert
  • Homestay in an Ecuadorian community
  • Venture off the beaten path to colonial towns
  • Visit a handicrafts market in San Clemente to learn about indigenous cultures