At a glance

Duration
9 days
Cost
£3295
Arrival Airport
Medellin (MDE)
Grade
river grade
Air Temp
23 °C (73 °F)
Water Temp
19 °C (66 °F)
Camping
3 nights
Hotel
6 nights

Overview


Take a journey with us into the spectacular country of Colombia. We’ve had a fascination with this wonderful country for years and we are now pleased to offer a world class white water rafting and multi-active adventure to this fascinating land. Colombia is now on the ‘bucket list’ of many international adventurers to see it in an unspoiled state. This multi-active adventure takes in the Rio Verde and the threatened Rio Samana where we get to run the best whitewater in the country. You’ll overnight on the river in unique hanging hammocks on the banks of the river, where our team of local and international guides will prepare you a feast from the coolers. After your river trip, you’ll get to visit the Rio Clara Nature Reserve with its huge array of unique flora and fauna. The start and finish points for our Colombian adventure is Medellin, a wonderful city embracing the change from its fascinating history.

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What you will be up to


1

Fly to Medellin’s José Maria Córdova International Airport. Stay at your stunning hotel and explore this wonderful city.
Included: Dinner.

2

After breakfast, we begin a tour of Medellin and visiting the stunning Botanical Gardens. An option exists to tandem paraglide today for an even better perspective on this wonderful city. We visit many of this
cities great sites. We dine in the city’s award-winning restaurant, and stay at a luxurious hotel in the heart of Medellin.
Included: All meals

3 & 4

Depart for the Rio Verde. Access the canyon by hiking for an hour while mules transport our gear. We run this pristine river in a tropical jungle paradise. Enjoy a captivating two-day descent on exhilarating class IV whitewater. Visit waterfalls, lagoons, and secluded beaches ideal for wildlife and birds. Camp in sheltered hammocks and savor gourmet meals cooked by the river. At the end of the second day, arrive at Puente Samana, the only road access over the river. Drive to spend the night at Rio Claro Nature Reserve, where you rest in a gorgeous room overlooking the river canyon and rainforest canopy. Included: All meals

5

Return to the same take-out and put-in for the Samana canyon. Experience countless big-water class IV+ rapids. Arrive to our secluded jungle camp and enjoy a relaxing ambiance at our secret swimming hole before resting in sheltered hammocks.
Included: All meals.

7

Paddle and take out at Narrises, a Colombian village proud of its waterfall. Drive out on a 4 x 4 Road to the village of San Rafael. Overnight in your private cabana on an eco-resort and permaculture farm.
Included: All meals.

8

Enjoy an array of options for your day: on-site yoga, horseback riding through a coffee farm, or crosscountry mountain biking through orchards. We’ll visit an informative coffee museum, and coffee tours on site. Return to Medellin and stay at our hotel. Final meal and party.
Included: All meals.

9

The next morning, enjoy your last moments in Colombia before departing Medellin from José Maria Córdova International Airport.
Included: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Saturday 19 January 2019 - Sunday 27 January 20199 days£3295€3795$4625
Saturday 23 February 2019 - Sunday 3 March 20199 days£3295€3795$4625
Saturday 20 April 2019 - Sunday 28 April 20199 days£3295€3795$4625
Saturday 8 June 2019 - Sunday 16 June 20199 days£3295€3795$4625
Saturday 6 July 2019 - Sunday 14 July 20199 days£3295€3795$4625

In order to give you increased flexibility for your holiday please call our UK or US office’s for advice on who to book your flights with. Alternatively, why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure. Many airlines offer flights to Medellin (MDE), such as Iberia from the UK or contact Trailfinders for your best flight options. Your trip starts and finishes in Lima. We also recommend contacting the excellent and competitive folks at Exito Travel. Many operators also offer flights from the US, but we suggest for the best deals check out Skyscanner.  If you need any help with flights, please dont hesitate to contact us.

Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.

We have price and departure information about the following trips in Colombia (river prices only – flights not included).

In order to secure your place pay your deposit  of £500 per person (USD$700 for U.S. customers). See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.

Please note that prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.

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What you should bring


We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

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