Enjoy the exuberant jungle, its clear rivers, wells and waterfalls in the department of Putumayo. Additionally, get to know San Agustín, one of the most important archaeological sites in the country.
Putumayo and San Agustín
San Agustín is located in the department of Huila, at 1.730m on the foothills of the Colombian Massif. In this region, we can find the Archaeological Park San Agustin, one of the most important archaelogical places in Colombia, that was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.
El Putumayo is a department of Colombia located in the country’s southeast. Its strategic location over the Andes and the Amazonian region makes it a very especial place with a high biological and cultural diversity. Therefore, this region presents it self as an ideal place for nature and ancestral culture lovers.
This experience is a beautiful journey that starts at the department of Huila, visiting one of the most important archaeological sites in Colombia; this is a place with significant energy inputs due to its bearing of important ancestral cultures. We will, also, visit the Magdalena Strait and the impressive waterfalls of Bordones, where we will be able to contemplate the landscape and diversity that converges in this place. Afterwards, we will go to department of Putumayo where we will visit the Mandycaco Canyon, the city of Mocoa (Putumayos’s capital), and then, we will go into the jungle and get to know different rivers, falls and natural pools.
The journey starts at Neiva, Huila department’s capital. After breakfast, we will pick up our travelers at the hotel where they are staying, to start a four hours trip to the city of San Agustin. Once we reach the city of San Agustin, we will enjoy a typical lunch and then, we will visit the San Agustin Archaeological Park, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the most important archaeological places in Colombia. After a tour around the park, we will go to the hotel, have dinner and rest.
We will start our day meeting around breakfast. Afterward, we will make a trip by car to the main attractions of the region, among which, the most relevant is the Magdalena Strait, a natural passage where the river is forced to go through a rocky strait of 2.2 meters wide. Another beautiful place are the natural falls, including the Bordones falls, an amazing waterfall of more than 400 meters high; no doubt one of the most astonishing natural landscape in southern Colombia. After lunch we will carry on with our hike to some great sculptures made of carved stones by unknown cultures, thousands of years ago. These sculptures still are on the place they were found.
Dinner and rest at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will start our trip to Mocoa, capital of Putumayo region. The trip will take us about three hours and, on the road, we will be able to see the transition from the Andes ranges through the Amazonian jungle; a beautiful contrast that adds magic to these places. Once we are in Mocoa, we will check in at the hotel, have lunch and rest for a bit. In the afternoon we will go on a two hours hike through a beautiful forest until we arrive to Hornoyaco waterfall, where we will be able to swim in its waters and natural wells, perform a cleansing ritual and be thankful.
At the end of the afternoon, we will be back to the hotel, have dinner and rest.
On our fourth day, we will walk on the search for “the waterfall of the end of the world” (Cascada del Fin del Mundo). To reach there, we will cross the Mocoa River by cableway, and then, we will start a beautiful one-hour walk through the jungle. On our way, we will be able to swim and enjoy the landscape and the diversity around the waterfalls. We will visit the Danta, Almorzadero and Pozo Negro wells; a series of natural pools where we will be able to rest. Afterwards, we will be reaching “The End of the World Waterfall”, an amazing waterfall of more than 70 meters high. Here, we will be able to watch the majesty of the jungle and the mountains of the Parque Nacional Serrania de los Churumbelas, and thus, take in the magic that these places offer us. The access to the waterfall is from the top of it, from where we could attach ourselves to a harness and look to the edge to observe the impressive waterfall. We will dedicate this day to enjoy the jungle and waterfalls, we will have lunch on the way and dinner at a restaurant in Mocoa. We will spend the night at our hotel in Mocoa.
On our last day, we will be back to Neiva, capital of Huila region. On our way we will see the Mandiyaco canyon, which is located on the Caquetá River, between Cauca and Putumayo departments. Afterward, we will continue our trip through the mountains until we arrive to Neiva, where we will end this wonderful experience.
DATES OF DEPARTURE
Putumayo and San Agustín can be visited all year round.
+ This journey is suitable for people of any age, children included.
+ It is highly recommended to have the Yellow Fever shot at least 10 days prior traveling.
- + A small backpack for the hiking.
- + Cloths suitable for fresh weather that includes a pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt.
- + A light sweater or jacket
- + A raincoat poncho like
- + Bathing suit
- + Small towel
- + A pair of hiking shoes and a pair more to spare.
- + Hat
- + Sun glasses
- + Photographic camera
- + Non plastic water bottle (thermo)
- + A small personal hygiene kit and personal medicines
- + ID Card
DO NOT LEAVE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
• AVOID BUYING BOTTLED WATER
• DON’T USE STRAWS IN YOUR BEVERAGE
• USE AS LITTLE PLASTIC BAGS AS POSSIBLE
• USE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES FOR YOUR FLASHLIGHT
• PUT THE GARBAGE IN THE PROPER PLACE
• SEPARATE THE GARBAGE AND RECYCLE
• DON’T USE SOAP WHEN BATHING IN RIVERS
• DON’T TAKE ANY BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE PLACE
GROUP OF 5 PEOPLE MINIMUM
For smaller groups the price may increase
+ Guide during the whole trip.
+ Medical Assistance Insurance.
+ Privet ground transport service to all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
+ Accommodation for 4 nights: two night in San Agustín, two nights in Mocoa.
+ Meals: 4 breakfast, 5 lunch and 4 dinners.
+ Cable car to access to the “End of The World Waterfall” path.
+ All activities described in the itinerary.
+ First day breakfast.
+ Alcoholic drinks.
+ Expenses not specified in the plan.