Colonial Colombia Getaway Ride

Andean Colombia: (IT-COL01)
URL: http://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
This is a progressive ride, so nights are spent in different locations.

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

Night 1: 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.

Night 2: 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.

Night 3-7: El Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas
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- subject to changes

Day 1
Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel. You will stay Bogota.
Accommodation at Hacienda La Cabaña in Bogota
**Dinner included


Day 2
8:00 Breakfast
9:00-4:00 All day horseback riding in Ubaté valley
17:00-1900 Enjoy some coffee or tea at the hotel
Accommodation in La Casona Hotel Boutique in Ubaté
Riding 7 hours

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

Day 4
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30- 16:00 All day horseback riding
17:00 Back to hotel
19:00 Dinner
Accommodation in el Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas
Riding 7.5 hours

Day 5
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Transfer to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve
8:30- 16:00 All day horseback riding
17:00 Return to hotel
19:00 Dinner
Accommodation in el Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas
Riding 7.5 hours

Day 6
7:00 Breakfast
7:30- 9:30 Transfer to La Miel River and Nature Reserve
9:30-10:00 Transfer by boat to hotel
10:00-13:00 Traveling through the river in big tires 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
Accommodation in el Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas

Day 7
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 Pool and rest time
16:00-18:00 City tour at Honda- an antique Colonial city
20:00 Dinner and wine (1 per person)
Accommodation in el Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas
Riding 3.5 hours

Day 8
8:00 Breakfast
9:00-13:00 Transfer to Bogota
**Breakfast and lunch included

-- Itineraries subject to changes --


Rates and Dates for Colonial Colombia Getaway Ride

Rates include:

Accommodations, activities, all meals, 5 days riding

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20198-day trip (5 riding days), AP$2500

* 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

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
-Pants (jeans preferred)
-Bathing suit
-Socks
-Closed-toed shoes (walking and riding shoes)
-Sunblock
-Insect repellent
-Binoculars
-Flashlight
-Towels
-Jacket and raincoat
-Hat
-Backpack
-Water bottle 500mL or larger
-Updated Yellow Fever vaccine