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Discover a rainforest as lush as the Amazon, beaches as clear as the Caribbean, and the warmest people in Colombia!

7 Days | 6 Nights

Tour highlights:

• Visit Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities on the beach and in the rainforest
• Hike through the jungle to discover secluded beaches
• Dive into waterfalls high up in tropical mountains
• Paddle through Colombia’s best preserved mangrove forests
• Spot rare species of tropical and endemic birds
• Spend a day at Utría National Natural Park
• Relax in natural hot springs
• Lay out on endless white sand beaches
• Sample rich, authentic, local cuisine
• Enjoy private, beachside accommodation 

Day 1: Flight Medellín – Nuquí
Arrive in the morning in Nuquí, where your guide will meet you and bring you by boat to your hotel, La Joviceña. The hotel is located at Guachalito, half an hour down the coast from Nuquí. On the way, enjoy the incredible landscapes where the mountains descend to the sea. After a fresh lunch, enjoy a free afternoon on the beach of Guachalito, where you can snorkel, swim or just relax in a hammock.

Day 2: Joví – Coquí
After breakfast, go by boat to the community of Joví, ten minutes from Guachalito. Here, meet a local guide, who will provide some information about the place, before boarding a chingo, an artisanal canoe. Travel by chingo up the Joví River, a shallow, slow moving river where you can see birds and other animals. After an hour, you arrive at a waterfall in the rainforest, where you can take a dip in the crystal-clear water in the middle of the jungle. Return by chingo to Joví.

After lunch, travel by boat to the neighboring community of Coquí, where another local guide will bring you by chingo though some of the best-preserved mangroves in Colombia. Here, you’ll spot rare birds and tropical plants. After the tour, return by boat to your hotel for another evening on the beach.

Day 3: Sendero Cuatro Encantos – Termales
After breakfast, travel by boat to Termales, a small community to the south of Guachalito. The boat ride takes about 20 minutes. Upon arriving in Termales, you guide will provide you with rubber boots for hiking in the rain forest. Depart from Termales on a trail through the Chocó jungle. During this hike, you will have the opportunity to see birds, monkeys, and poisonous frogs. As you make your way through the jungle, your guide will point out medicinal plants and explain their traditional uses. At the end of the trail, you arrive at a picturesque waterfall, which forms a wide, deep pool where you can swim. After relaxing in the waterfall, return to the community of Termales. At the bottom of the trail is a natural hot spring, after which the town is named. Here, you can relax in the hot springs and enjoy a cold drink.

Day 4: Guachalito – Jurubirá – Morromico
In the morning, travel by boat to visit the community of Jurubirá, a picturesque fishing community. Here, you can visit a typical Pacific Chocó village, where they cultivate “zoteas; gardens in old canoes raised up on stilts. Relax in the hot springs outside of town before heading back out on your boat for the 15-minute ride to your hotel, Morromico. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend the evening on your private beach or exploring the trails in the jungle around the hotel.

Day 5: Utría National Natural Park – Playa Blanca
Meet your guide at your hotel in the morning and board your lancha for the 10-minute boat ride to Utría National Natural Park. From July to November, this is where humpback whales migrate to give birth and raise their young. This protected bay is one of the best places in the world to watch whales. In Utría National Natural Park, hike the Cocalito trail through the jungle, arriving at a deserted beach on the other side of the park. On the trail, you’ll see dozens of bird species and many brightly colored frogs. The boat will pick you up on the beach and bring you to the small island of Playa Blanca, where you can snorkel over colorful coral before a fresh lunch of fish prepared Chocoaño style. In the evening return by boat to your hotel.

Day 6: Sendero Dos Bocas (Two Mouth Trail)
In the morning, take a boat to Jurubirá to start an hour-and-a-half hike to an indigenous Embrerá community in the rain forest. Along the way, see dozens of species of rare and tropical birds, monkeys and medicinal plants. Explore the community and see how the Embrerá live off the earth, far from the nearest towns. In the afternoon, return downriver to the sea by canoe. Return to your hotel by boat for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Day 7: Depart from Nuquí
After a lazy morning, depart your hotel for Nuquí by boat. Flights depart Nuquí to Medellín in the early afternoon.

Special offers and individual rates are available on request!

 

Tour Price Includes
• Daily activities & guided tours
• Three nights accommodation in private cabins on Guachalito Beach
• Three nights accommodation on the secluded Morromico Bay
• Entrance to Utría National Natural Park
• All meals, non-alcoholic drinks
• Private local transportation
• Spanish-speaking guide and driver

 

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