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Duration
9 days
Cost
£3495
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 15 May 2021 - Sunday 23 May 20219 days£3495€3795$4625
Saturday 5 June 2021 - Sunday 13 June 20219 days£3495€3795$4625
Saturday 19 June 2021 - Sunday 27 June 20219 days£3495€3795$4625
Saturday 3 July 2021 - Sunday 11 July 20219 days£3495€3795$4625
Saturday 17 July 2021 - Sunday 25 July 20219 days£3495€3795$4625
Saturday 31 July 2021 - Sunday 8 August 20219 days£3495€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 £750 per person (USD$1000 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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Current COVID Travel Status To Colombia


Travelling from the US

Entry and Exit Requirements 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes 
  • Limited international flights have resumed to eight of Colombia’s busiest airports:  Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin (Rionegro), Cali, Barranquilla, Armenia, Pereira, and Bucaramanga.  Colombia’s land and water borders remain closed until at least June 1, and flights are currently suspended between Colombia and Brazil. Further details can be found in the PDF file on this page. 
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes 
  • The Ministry of Health announced that all inbound international passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result.  Travelers arriving to Colombia must present negative results from a COVID-19 PCR test administered no more than 96 hours prior to departure.  Airlines may allow the boarding of Colombian citizens, foreign diplomats, and holders of Colombian M, R, or courtesy visas who do not have this test, provided they state under oath that they were unable to take a test or obtain the result within the required timeframe.  In these cases, the Colombian government will require testing and/or isolation upon arrival in Colombia.  For more information please see official guidance from the Colombian Ministry of Health 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes 

 Movement Restrictions 

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes 
  • As of April 5, various cities in Colombia are instituting curfews, based on ICU capacity. Depending on reported ICU capacity data, curfews can start as early as 6 PM or as late as midnight, and end at 5 AM. Please see here about specific curfew information in your locale, under “Resources by Major City.” 
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No 

 Quarantine Information  

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes 
  • The Ministry of Health has announced that all inbound international passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result.  Travelers arriving to Colombia must present negative results from a COVID-19 PCR test administered no more than 96 hours prior to departure.  However, airlines may allow the boarding of  Colombian citizens, foreign diplomats, and holders of Colombian M, R, or courtesy visas who do not have this test, provided they state under oath that they were unable to take a test or obtain the result within the required timeframe. Such travelers permitted to enter without a test would need to obtain a PCR test in Colombia and self-quarantine until receiving a negative result, or self-quarantine for fourteen days without a test.  
  • The Ministry of Health contacts many travelers by phone after their arrival in Colombia to confirm that they are quarantining as per the above rules. They sometimes request home visits to confirm in person. 

Travelling from the UK

Currently Colombia is on the Governments ‘Red List’ meaning visitors who have been in or transited through Colombia in the previous 10 days cannot enter the UK. British and Irish nationals, and third country nationals with residence rights in the UK arriving in England from Colombia will be required to quarantine in a hotel  at your own expense.

Travelling from elsewhere then contact us to find out the latest.

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Awesome Multi-Active Adventure

Rated 5 out of 5
14th May 2019

Amazing arrival and exploration of Medellin. We even took in some pretty spectacular paragliding. There is quite a lot of hiking , during the trip, but very scenic views which makes you appreciate the ‘majesty’ of nature and exactly where we/you are in the world. I loved the people in Colombia.
Great rapids at start of day then eased off a little so we could view the wildlife including a sloth! I loved the Rio Samana, but the rio Negro was just as spectacular. The adventure maintained an even balance of rafting/adventure and the sights/experiences of the country !!
Guides and crew as per usual were very accommodating and provided a brilliant experience. Thanks.

Richard Dutton

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