Colonial Colombia Getaway Ride

Andean Colombia: (IT-COL01)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/colonial_colombia_getaways.aspx

Introduction
Andean Colombia
Discover the untouched wonders of Colombia- a place you surely should visit in your lifetime! The country is characterized by its variation in climates and spectacular biodiversity; two oceans, forests, mountains, rivers, deserts, and growing cities. Meet Colombia's people, famous for their hospitality. Ecotourism is a growing industry in Colombia and its potential only just being tapped. Our nature programs include horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, and more.

Our private natural reserve covers over 7,400 hectares of tropical dry forest and hosts over 150 species of birds (4 of them endemic), monkeys, deer, wild pigs, and even leopards; a paradise just waiting to be visited. The boutique hotel located in the Colonial area is a beautifully restored colonial house, preserving culture while ensuring modern comforts are available.

From horseback, you'll be able to discover the wondrous beauty of Colombia with minimal impaction on the environment. Enjoy the scenic mountains and valleys of the Hacienda on a Creole Horse. Ride through the beautiful landscapes of the Tropical Dry Forest surrounded by majestic trees and unforgettable paths. With so few areas left in the world offering such vast and untouched wilderness, this will be an experience you won't want to forget!

Accomodation

Accommodations
These are progressive rides, so nights are spent in different locations.

Description
All hotels are comfortable twin/ double and single rooms. WIFI is available at all locations.

Accommodation Itinerary for Regular Program - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel la Cabana in Bogota or La Casona Hotel Boutique in Ubatè
Night 2: La Casona Hotel Boutique in Ubatè
Night 3-7: Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas in Honda

Accommodation Itinerary for Program based in El Triunfo - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel la Cabana in Bogota or Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas in Honda
Night 2-7: Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas in Honda

Hotel Hacienda la Cabana in Bogota
This cozy accommodation (max 14 occupancy) offers the basic necessities. Private bathrooms are located in most rooms. There is no air conditioning or TV.

La Casona Hotel Boutique in Ubatè
La Casona Hotel Boutique is housed in a colonial house dating from the beginning of the 19th century. The interior has been completely modernized and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. This accommodation offers 17 rooms, all equipped with air conditioning, heating, LCD cable TV and a private bathroom.

Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas in Honda
Posada las Trampas Boutique Hotel was built in 1780 when Honda was one of the most important municipalities in Colombia. Nowadays it is part of national heritage. The house was restored in 2010. The rooms are simply decorated and all feature a TV, Wi-Fi access, a safety box, air conditioning and a private bathroom. Feel free to relax and enjoy the spa, pool, and bar. Laundry is available for $5 per piece.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we cannot find another rider to share.


Meals
All meals are included from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 8. You'll get to indulge on locally grown and traditional food.
Alcohol is not included, but can be purchased during the trip.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions given prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Horses
We have 15 horses total of Criollo breed. All of our horses were born, raised, and trained at our ranch with much love and care. The Criollos average about 14.3 hands high and are a stocky, sturdy breed. They have a soft temperament and are easy to ride, making them a great companion for less experienced riders, but their intelligence and endurance also makes them great for the cowboys and more experienced riders.

Riding
Mainly walking (5-8 hours). For very experienced riders we can offer faster paces and cattle work.

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary: regular program - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will stay in either Ubate or Bogota.
Meals included: Dinner
Accommodation at Hacienda La Cabaña in Bogota OR La Casona Hotel Boutique in Ubaté


Day 2: Ride in Ubaté valley
8:00 Breakfast
9:00-16:00 All day horseback riding in Ubaté valley
17:00-19:00 Enjoy some coffee or tea at the hotel
20:00 Dinner
Riding 7 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation in La Casona Hotel Boutique in Ubaté

Day 3: Half Day Ride & Transfer to Honda
8:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Horseback riding
13:00 Lunch
14:00-17:30 Transfer to Honda
20:00 Dinner at hotel
Riding 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas


Day 4: First Ride in El Triunfo Nature Reserve
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30- 16:00 All day horseback riding (lunch at the hacienda)
17:00 Back to hotel
19:00 Dinner
Riding 7.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas


Day 5: Full Day Ride in El Triunfo Nature Reserve
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30- 16:00 All day horseback riding (lunch at the hacienda)
17:00 Return to hotel
19:00 Dinner
Riding 7.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas


Day 6: Excursion to La Miel River (no riding)
7:00 Breakfast
7:30- 9:30 Transfer to La Miel River and Nature Reserve
9:30-10:00 Transfer by boat
10:00-13:00 Traveling through the river to see monkeys and other native river species
13:30-14:30 Lunch at Cachaza hotel
15:00- 16:00 Boat back to the car
16:00- 18:00 Transfer back to Honda
20:00 Dinner
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas


Day 7: Half Day Ride at El Triunfo Nature Reserve
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30-12:00 Midday horseback riding
13:00 Lunch at Hotel Posada Las Trampas
14:00-16:00 Rest time
16:00-18:00 City tour of Honda
20:00 Dinner
Riding 3.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas


Day 8: Departure
8:00 Breakfast
9:00-13:00 Transfer to Bogota
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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Sample Itinerary: program based in El Triunfo Nature Reserve - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will stay in either Honda or Bogota.
Meals included: Dinner
Accommodation at Hacienda La Cabaña in Bogota OR Posada Las Trampas in Honda


Day 2: Full Day Ride in El Triunfo Nature Reserve
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30- 16:00 All day horseback riding (lunch at the hacienda)
17:00 Return to hotel
19:00 Dinner
Riding 7.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas

Day 3: Full Day Ride in El Triunfo Nature Reserve
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30- 16:00 All day horseback riding (lunch at the hacienda)
17:00 Return to hotel
19:00 Dinner
Riding 7.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas


Day 4: Full Day Ride in El Triunfo Nature Reserve
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30- 16:00 All day horseback riding (lunch at the hacienda)
17:00 Return to hotel
19:00 Dinner
Riding 7.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas


Day 5: Full Day Ride in El Triunfo Nature Reserve
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30- 16:00 All day horseback riding (lunch at the hacienda)
17:00 Return to hotel
19:00 Dinner
Riding 7.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas


Day 6: Excursion to La Miel River (no riding)
7:00 Breakfast
7:30- 9:30 Transfer to La Miel River and Nature Reserve
9:30-10:00 Transfer by boat
10:00-13:00 Traveling through the river to see monkeys and other native river species
13:30-14:30 Lunch at Cachaza hotel
15:00- 16:00 Boat back to the car
16:00- 18:00 Transfer back to El Triunfo
20:00 Dinner
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas

Day 7: Half Day Ride at El Triunfo Nature Reserve
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30-12:00 Midday horseback riding
13:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Rest time
16:00-18:00 City tour of Honda
20:00 Dinner
Riding 3.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation in el Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas


Day 8: Departure
8:00 Breakfast
9:00-13:00 Transfer to Bogota
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch


Rates and Dates for Colonial Colombia Getaway Ride

Rates include:

Accommodations, activities, all meals, 5 days riding

Packages and Options




* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2019 Transfer from Bogota Airport included $0
2019 Single supplement $300

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8-day trip (5 riding days), ... 2 /15 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Taxes, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, airplane tickets

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Colonial Colombia Getaway Ride (IT-COL01):

We already have all the protocols according to government guidelines and for travel agencies, as well the ones  from ATTA . We are already open with the hotel and could operate tours , but national flights will be open in August and international flights in September.

We can offer disposable masks or clients can bring their own.


For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Honda
Airport: Bogota
Transfer: Bogota

Climate:
                                                Bogotá area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

68

68

68

67

67

66

65

66

66

67

67

67

Average Low Temperature (°F)

43

45

47

49

49

48

47

46

46

47

47

45

Average High Temperature (°C)

20

20

20

20

19

19

18

19

19

19

19

20

Average Low Temperature (°C)

6

7

8

9

9

9

8

8

8

8

8

7

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

3

6

9

11

12

9

7

7

8

11

10

7

Source: NOAA


Seasons

Bogota has a tropical rainforest climate, which means there is no dry season - all months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm (2.36 in). Tropical rainforest climates have no pronounced summer or winter; it is typically hot and wet throughout the year and rainfall is frequent. One day in an equatorial climate can be very similar to the next, while the change in temperature between day and night may be larger than the average change in temperature between "summer" and "winter".

The climate in Honda is hot all year round (25-35 °C), with plenty of rainfall. The temperatures are highest on average in August and lowest on average in October.
The least amount of rainfall occurs in January. The average in this month is 42 mm. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in October, with an average of 278 mm.

What To Bring:
What to Bring

-Long-sleeve shirts & T-shirts
-Pants (jeans preferred)
-Bathing suit
-Socks
-Closed-toed shoes (walking and riding shoes)
-Sunblock
-Insect repellent
-Binoculars
-Flashlight
-Towels
-Jacket and raincoat
-Hat
-Water bottle 500mL or larger
-Updated Yellow Fever vaccine
-Small day-bag
-Necessary medicine if needed