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Medellín & the Pacific Coast - Nuquí

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Medellín & the Pacific Coast - Nuquí

Combine the kindness of the Paisa culture with the wildlife of the Pacific coast and its beautiful whales. Medellin is vibrant, contemporary and well worth a visit for its vast selection fine restaurants, bars and if nothing else its people. The Paisa, a person from this region, is well known for his or her sense of pride and also the way they look. To sit at a coffee shop or bar and watch the people of Medellin walk by can easily take up a morning!

DAY 1

Medellín - Arrival day

Arrival at the airport of Medellín, meet your English-speaking guide and transfer to the hotel Florencia Plaza, including breakfast.

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DAY 2

Medellín - City tour

Medellin is certainly a city with a colourful history; from the cities valiant founding fathers trekking across the Andes, through to the dark days of drug cartels and the city’s more recent rebirth as one of South Americas most vibrant & progressive. A tour of the central part of Medellin can really help to bring the city to life and to help you understand why Medellin is so important to Colombia in terms of both commerce and culture. The city tour will take in all principal sites and locations of this fascinating location. These sites will include the “Plaza Botero" the famous Botero sculpture park where many giant sculptures of Colombia most famous artist and Medellin born sculptor Fernando Botero are exhibited. A ride on the city’s famous metro and cable car system will not only provide great views of the city but will be a chance to understand a bit more about the geography and social make up of Colombia's second city. Read more

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DAY 3

Nuquí - Short walk and Whale watching

You will be met from your hotel by your guide and taken directly to the local airport for your flight to Nuquí. Nuquí is located in the department of Chocó in the Western part of Colombia between the mountainous area of Baudó and the Pacific Ocean. Nuquí has a great ethnic and cultural diversity as well as a big variety of flora and fauna. Nuquí has 8.096 inhabitants, 3095 of which living in the municipal capital. The majority of the population are Afro-Colombians, another part of the population is represented by members of indigenous tribes. On arrival you will be transferred by speed boat to the El Cantil Eco-lodge for 3 nights (all meals included). It is time to wear your swimsuit and comfortable shoes to start your experience through the jungle with a short walk to the "waterfall of love", where you can enjoy the biodiversity of the flora in the region and also will be time to take a dip! After having lunch and taking a short break you will then continue to venture whale watching in the Pacific ocean. Every year whales living in the waters in the Antarctic of the southern coast of Chile begin their 8000km migration up to the Colombian Pacific coast to give birth and raise their young. The whales are humpbacks often considered the most emblematic of the whale family, growing up to 18m and weighing over 25 tons. The season in Colombia runs from July through to October and this section of Colombian coast is some of the best in the world for spotting these amazing creatures. Read more

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DAY 4

Nuquí - Walk on beach and whale watching

After having a delicious breakfast prepared with the typical ingredients of the region, you will be accompanied by your local guide in a 1 hour hiking bordering the beach to the small village of "Termales" where you will enjoy the natural hot springs which are surrounded by the exotic jungle and flora that rises up in the region. After lunch you will take a trip out in to the water of the Pacific looking for the whales, often, due to the density of population they are encountered with considerable ease. You will have time to watch, observe and photograph these mammals. Of all the animal encounters the world has to offer few come close to the sight of a giant humpback breaching in the open water. Read more

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DAY 5

Nuquí - Time to relax!

You will have plenty to keep you occupied with a free day in the Pacific coast, you might want to arrange a boat trip, an expedition through the jungle, surfing, sport fishing, kayaking, paddle surf or just relax at the beautiful beaches in Nuquí.

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DAY 6

Medellín - Welcome back!

After breakfast you will be transferred by the speed boat to the airport to take your flight back to Medellín. On arrival you will be met by your English-speaking guide and transferred directly to the hotel Florencia Plaza for the last night. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

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DAY 7

Medellín - Departure day

You will be met by your English-speaking guide and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • All transfers and tours include a bottle of water and coffee break

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Tourism tax in Nuquí (COP$7,000 per person).

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  • Meal Plan:
  • 6 Breakfast
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners

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