Pura Vida in San Gil

3-Day San Gil Adventure Experience – Colombia

Prices from £175 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationSan Gil

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San Gil is considered the adventure capital of Colombia with zip-lining, rafting, hiking, mountain biking and paragliding all available to help get the blood pumping. Choose the adventure that suits you the most or if you’re not an adrenaline junkie, take a detour to San Gil and visit the atmospheric village of Barichara, or a hike over the Camino Real.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • 2 x breakfast

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Private transfer from Villa de Leyva to San Gil

In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel in Villa de Leyva and your private driver will take you to San Gil in around four hours. The small town has a lively centre where you can make yourself comfortable on a park bench under the shade of a tree and watch the goings-on in the plaza. You will spend the next two nights in a small, family-run hotel, which is located near the Rio Fonce and the central square. The rooms are comfortable and the hosts are very warm and attentive with great knowledge of the local area.

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Adventure around San Gil

Today it is time to learn the kinds of activities and adventures that nature lovers and the adventurous can experience in San Gil.  In the area there are huge mountains, thundering waterfalls, numerous caves and rivers with strong currents. These features make San Gil a paradise for the adventurous whether its paragliding, mountain biking or hiking that takes our interest. There is no excursion included, so you can pick from one of the optional day trips below.

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Onward travel from San Gil or optional extension

It’s now time to continue your journey, unless you decide you want even more adventure around San Gil and extend your stay to include a trip to Barichara – one of the prettiest villages in the whole country. Depending on your next destination, we will take care of the transfers – by bus, domestic flight or with a private driver.

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Bike Tour – Barichara and Suarez Canyon

Your tour starts with a drive to Barichara, which is considered to be the most beautiful village in the whole country with its cobbled streets, a cathedral, colonial architecture and spectacular views. From there you cycle 28 kilometres down to the Suarez Canyon, which is surrounded by beautiful scenery. You’ll stop in Galan for lunch before continuing down the remaining 25 kilometres enjoying great views of the lush landscape.

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£128 - per person

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Speleology – Colombia Underworlds

It’s now time to delve deep into the Colombian underworld…luckily this is nothing to do with organised crime but literally what’s under your feet as you explore the network of cave systems that run through the hill surrounding San Gil. It is a half-day tour, starting at 8am with a small group and a guide that knows this underground world like the back of their hand.

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£30 - per person

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"Colombia is a fascinating country, full of of the most caring, friendly people you're likely to meet. As the country continues to come out of the shadow cast by the Medellin Cartel everyone wants to show off their stunning country to you. It's a very special place."

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