Von Quito nach Cartagena Ecuador · Kolumbien

Von Quito nach Cartagena

  • Erkunden der historischen Plätze von Quito
  • Entspannung am See der malerischen Stadt Guatape
  • Dramatische Vulkanlandschaften im Purace Nationalpark
  • Kaffeeplantagen im Los Nevados Nationalpark
  • Kolumbiens bewegte Vergangenheit in Medellin
  • Erholung am ruhigen Strand von Tolu
  • Verschiedene Landschaften der San Bernardo Islands
  • Koloniale Architekturen in Cartagena
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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19 Tage Ecuador · Kolumbien

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Seien Sie Teil von Kolumbiens Wiedererwachen auf dieser spannenden Overland Tour. Unsere Abenteuertour startet in der Hauptstadt Ecuadors, in Quito, und führt einmal quer von Süd nach Nord durch Kolumbiens bis nach Cartagena. Entdecken Sie liebenswerte Städte, riesige Kaffeeplantagen, verschlafene Küstenorte und weitläufige vulkanische Landschaften. Auf der Rundreise haben Sie viele Möglichkeiten, mit den netten und offenen Einheimischen in Kontakt zu treten. Erleben Sie die besten Orte und Attraktionen dieses faszinierenden Landes und erhalten einen einmaligen Einblick in eine Nation, die sich rasant entwickelt. Besuchen Sie Kolumbien und lassen Sie sich von der Authentizität dieses florierenden Landes verzaubern.

1. Tag: Quito
2. Tag: Otavalo
3. Tag: Ipiales
4. Tag: Popayan
5.-6. Tag: Cali
7.-9. Tag: Manizales
10.-11. Tag: Guatapé
12.-13. Tag: Medellin
14. Tag: Lorica
15.-16. Tag: Mompos
17.-19. Tag: Cartagena

Leistungen enthalten

Ecuador & Kolumbien Rundreise wie angegeben, Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm, Aktivitäten und Ausflüge gemäß Reiseverlauf

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, Flughafentransfers, Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern, Reiseversicherung, persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgeld, Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, optionale Ausflüge/Aktivitäten

Unterbringung

9x Hotels
6x Hostels
3x Camping (mit sanitärer Ausstattung)

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppel- bzw. Mehrbettzimmern und geräumigen Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden zusammen mit Mitreisenden des gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer ist auf dieser Tour nicht möglich.

Verpflegung

Alle Mahlzeiten während des Campings inklusive.

Es sind keine weiteren Mahlzeiten enthalten. Dies soll Ihnen die größtmögliche Flexibilität bei der Wahl der Mahlzeiten und die Möglichkeit geben die einheimische Küche des bereisten Landes kennenzulernen. Bitte planen Sie ca. USD250 für zusätzliche Mahlzeiten und Getränke mit ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung und Fahrer und örtliche Guides.

Ihre Reiseleitung ist das Salz in der Suppe. Ausgefallene und ausgefeilte Reiseprogramme allein nützen nichts - es sind die Reiseleiter, die der Reise den besonderen "WOW"-Faktor verleihen. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie für Sie da und gewähren Einblicke, die in keinem Reiseführer stehen.

Transportart

LKW / Truck

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.
Day 1 Quito
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Ecuador.
The trip begins with a group meeting at 6pm.
You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting; please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If your flight arrives too late, we recommend that you consider arriving a day early and book a night's accommodation prior to the trip so you are able to attend. If you are going to be late please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your kitty, insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting so please ensure you have all details on hand to provide to your leader.
Sitting at an altitude of 2,850 m under the gaze of Volcan Pichincha, Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America. Long and incredibly thin, the city stretches along a central valley formed by the east and west ranges of the Andes. Although compact, Quito's Old Town is full of historic buildings - there are more than 30 churches to explore, not to mention the fascinating museums.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS:
Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!
Before your trip: Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor. We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatising to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.
During your trip: While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly. Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience:
http://d3oxn90f3yphmd.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file_attach/52735_product_altitude-sickness.pdf

Optional Activities

    El Teleferico cable car - USD4
    Museo de la Ciudad - USD2

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Day 2 Otavalo
In the morning we will drive 140 km to the Indian market town of Otavalo where we stay in a friendly hotel. En route we will stop at the Equator for the must-have photos.
Nestled in beautiful surroundings a short distance north of Quito, Otavalo is a small town famous for its market - one of the most important indigenous markets in Ecuador. Villagers from the surrounding countryside descend on the town once a week to sell everything from handmade goods to livestock, fruit and vegetables. Many of the local indigenous communities in this area still wear their traditional clothing made from intricately woven and decorated fabrics, and the men tend to wear their hair in long ponytails.

Included Activities

    Mitad del Mundo
    Village Tour Otavalo

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Day 3 Ipiales
Today we cross the border into Colombia to the town of Ipiales where we stay in a local hotel.
Ipiales is the border town on the Colombian side of the Colombia/Ecuador frontier. The town has some pleasant plazas and the sight of locals using a horse and cart gives it a quaint, countryside feel.
The star attraction of Ipiales, 7 km outside of town, is the famous Santuario de Las Lajas, the site of many a miracle and apparition over the years. Set amid breathtaking scenery, El Santuario is a spectacular gothic style church straddling a dramatic gorge with rushing river below. It is one of the most impressive churches on the continent and its fantastic setting and quirky museum make it a highlight of any visit to Colombia.

Included Activities

    Visit to Santuario la Lajas

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Day 4 Popayan
An early morning start leads for a 315 km drive to the beautiful town of Popayan where we stay the night in dorm accommodation in a hostel.

About Popayan
Nicknamed the White City, Popayan is a beautiful colonial town of white-washed houses and grand churches encircled by rolling green hills. Although the capital of the Cauca region and the former capital of Southern Colombia, Popayan somehow retains it's relaxed small town feel. The friendly locals can often be found sipping coffee in one of the city's excellent cafes or relaxing in one of the shaded parks, catching up with friends and watching the world go by.
The cool and sunny climate of the lower Andes makes Popayan a very comfortable place to stay and as the main university town of the region, there's a young, sociable feel to the city. The leafy parks marked with elegant church towers provide a sociable and relaxed location where you could easily spend an afternoon, while an evenings entertainment could be chatting with the friendly locals in a classy cafe bar or salsa club.
Whilst staying in the town there are some lovely walks offering excellent views of the Historic Centre, several worthwhile museums and galleries and many good cafes, bars and restaurants to make the most of.
Another highlight of this area is the Silvia Indigenous Market. This beautiful Andean market town is absolutely bursting with colour and energy when the market opens on Tuesdays. Guambiano Indians from the surrounding communities make their way into Silvia to sell their produce and socialise with friends from neighbouring towns.
Next day we head out for a full day's guided tour of the stunning Parque Purace, returning late in the day to Popayan for a second night in the same hostel.

About Parque Puracé
Only an hour and a half from Popayan, the spectacular Puracé National Park allows travellers a real opportunity to get off the beaten track and enjoy one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the region.
Covering a massive 214,000 acres, most of which lies over 3000 m above sea level, the park is home to a wide range of plants and animals as well as several indigenous, Guambiano and Paez communities.
The Volcán Puracé from which the park takes its name is a popular climb to the 4760 metre peak but there are also many waterfalls, lakes, trails and multi-coloured sulphur pools to visit around the base. This is also one of the only places in Colombia where it's possible to see the Andean condor in t

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Days 5-6 Cali
A short 140 km drive brings us to Cali, Colombia’s most lively city. In the evening you may have the chance to head out for a tour of the city in a traditional chiva bus and there is the chance for optional salsa classes and plenty to keep you entertained during the daytime too. We stay in Cali for 2 nights in a lovely hostel.
Cali is a big and bustling city with a warm climate and pleasant atmosphere, which has made its reputation in traveller circles thanks to its nightlife and social scene. The salsa capital of Colombia provides great opportunities to test out those dance moves in its many fashionable bars and restaurants.
For party seekers and those who enjoy the faster paced city life, Cali shouldn't disappoint. Avenida Sexta, is Cali's party street. With rows of bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes, this is where to head for a night on the town. For others, after a slower pace, the old neighbourhood of San Antonio is a lovely spot with arty, Bohemian cafes, shops and restaurants lining picturesque Colonial streets. Alternatively why not head to Las Tres Cruces which is a great point from which to catch the best views over Cali. It’s quite a hike up there but it's a peaceful spot and a nice break from the rush of the city.

Optional Activities

    Evening chiva bus tour - USD10
    Museo Arqueológico la Merced - USD2
    Salsa lesson - USD20
    Museo del Oro - USD1
    Cali zoo - USD5
    Cali Water Park - USD5

Accommodation
Hostel (2 nts)

Days 7-9 Manizales
We head out early to overland 270 km to Manizales where we stay for 3 nights on a coffee plantation, camping in the grounds of a traditional finca. During the next 2 days we will enjoy a night of music and dancing, a city tour of Manizales and a coffee plantation tour.
Manizales is a relaxed and friendly city right in the heart of Colombia's coffee region with a comfortable climate and plenty to see and do. Although still opening up to international tourism, Manizales has a lot to offer in the way of outdoor activities and ecological attractions.
Venturing a little further, you will find coffee haciendas and plantations in the surrounding area as well as some beautiful country landscapes perfect for trekking or just taking a relaxing break in the great outdoors.
In Manizales we stay on one of these working coffee plantations covering approximately 480 acres which provides people from around the world a taste of the finest Manizales fair trade coffee. The plantation employs around 100 people all throughout the year and about 400 people during the peak picking season.

Included Activities

    Coffee Plantation Tour, Manizales
    City tour

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (3 nts)

Days 10-11 Guatapé
We head north some 200 km to the small town of Guatapé which is beautifully located aside a lake in rolling countryside. The town is famous for the towering El Peñón de Guatapé which will will visit before enjoying two days in dorm accommodation by the lake and various activities in the local area.
Guatapé is a picturesque town surrounded by the Embalse del Penon, an artificial lake built in the early 1960s and wonderful countryside yet with a colourful and historic centre. On weekends, the waterfront malecón (boardwalk) fills up with local vendors selling beautiful Paisa art, food, and souvenirs. The area is great for activities but one of the main reasons to visit is to see El Peñón de Guatapé, a 650 foot tall granite monolith that divides the countryside and offers amazing views from the top. El Peñón is very similar to Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro and has 644 steps which you need to climb to get to the top, but it is well worth it.

Included Activities

    El Penon de Guatape

Optional Activities

    Horse riding - USD6
    Mountain bike hire - USD3
    Kayak hire - USD6
    Trek to waterfalls - USD6

Accommodation
Hostel (2 nts)

Days 12-13 Medellin
A short drive of a couple of hours takes us to Colombia’s second city, Medellin, where stay in dorm accommodation for 2 nights in a centrally located hostel within the Zona Rosa allowing you to enjoy the vibrant nightlife.
The rapid transformation that has taken place in Colombia's second largest city is one like no other. Having spent the 1980s and 90s with an international reputation as one of the world's most dangerous cities thanks to Pablo Escobar's infamous drug cartel, Medellin has turned itself around to become one of the most exciting cities in South America. And with some of the country's finest museums, parks and architecture as well as a much safer and comfortable atmosphere, it's easy to see why more and more travellers have flocked to the city in the past few years.
A great side trip from Medellin is Santa Fe de Antioquia. Set in a lush low lying hot and sultry valley on the banks of the Rio Cauca, Santa Fe de Antioquia is the oldest settlement in the region. Founded in 1541 it served as the capital of the department until 1826 when the state capital moved to Medellin. The town has kept much of its Colonial charm, the narrow streets and whitewashed colonial style buildings many of which with large central courtyard in which to relax away from the midday heat. The central plaza is dominated by the principal church of the town. The plaza is also home to a daily market where vendors sell various varieties of Tamarind product that grow locally, take a tour of the stalls and try a few samples of this local delicacy. There are several other churches and important colonial buildings to visit but the greatest pleasure is simply exploring the narrow streets infused with history of the region.

Optional Activities

    Catedral Metropolitana - USD1
    Day trip to Santa Fe de Antioquia - USD1
    Medellin Botanical Gardens - USD1
    Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe - USD1

Accommodation
Hostel (2 nts)

Day 14 Lorica
Today is a full day's drive to Lorica where we spend the night in a simple hotel.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Days 15-16 Mompos
A drive and a ferry ride across Rio Magdalena take us to Mompos where we stay two nights in a lovely hotel. We have a free day to explore this colonial town where Colombian independence was first achieved. Wander the streets and soak up the atmosphere of the architecture and maybe visit the ancient cemetery.

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Days 17-19 Cartagena
Today we take the ferry back across Rio Magdalena and drive to Cartagena. We stay in a comfortable hotel in central Cartagena and enjoy a walking tour of the city. The next day is free to enjoy the many optional activities on offer.
Cartagena is one of the most historic cities in South America. It is legendary both for its history and beauty and tends to be a favourite of all travellers who visit it. Having been the centre of many battles, the city is heavily fortified and huge defensive walls surround its narrow cobbled streets and colonial buildings. The city is made up of various districts, the new town with its high rise hotels, apartments and nightspots; and the older colonial parts of the city. The old city is the main attraction particularly the inner walled town, packed with churches, monasteries, plazas and mansions. Wandering through the streets you get a real feel of the sense of history of this amazing city.
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Included Activities

    Guided tour of Cartagena

Optional Activities

    San Felipe de Barajas Castle - COP20000
    Volcan de Lodo Totumo, Cartagena - COP45000 - COP45000
    Snorkelling to Islas del Rosario - USD10

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)
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TRIP KITTY (Local Payment)
Bitte beachte, dass der angezeigte Tourpreis ein Trip Kitty in Höhe von USD 440 beinhaltet. Dieser Betrag ist vor Ort von jedem Teilnehmer in die Gemeinschaftskasse einzubezahlen, die von der Crew und der Gruppe gemeinsam verwaltet wird. Davon werden Campingplatzgebühren, die Mahlzeiten während des Campings und einige der eingeschlossenen Aktivitäten bezahlt. Der Betrag wird entweder am ersten Tag der Reise oder - wenn es sich um eine längere Reise handelt - phasenweise während der Tour eingesammelt. Das Trip Kitty ist Bestandteil des Gesamtreisepreises und muss vor Ort in bar entrichtet werden.

MITHILFE
Bei dieser Overlandtour bist du nicht nur Zuschauer, sondern aktives Mitglied der Gruppe. Alle Teilnehmer packen bei den täglich anfallenden Aufgaben mit an. Dazu gehören beispielsweise die Unterstützung bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeiten, Einkaufen, Geschirrspülen oder der Auf- und Abbau der Zelte. Jeder in der Gruppe beteiligt sich und man wechselt sich täglich mit den Aufgaben ab. Der Spaß steht dabei im Vordergrund!

TOURSTIL
Echtes Abenteuer für budgetbewusste Reisende, die Unabhängigkeit mit der Sicherheit einer Gruppe verbinden wollen oder ein Maximum an Flexibilität suchen. Du kannst alles erwarten, aber keine Extras, die du nicht in Anspruch nehmen willst. Das bedeutet in der Regel einfache landestypische Unterkünfte, einige inkludierte Mahlzeiten und viel Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen. So hast du unterwegs die Möglichkeit, dir aus zahlreichen optionalen Aktivitäten je nach Interessen, Reisebudget und Schwierigkeitsgrad dein persönliches Programm zusammenstellen.