F.A.Q’s – Facts and Questions Over 50 High-End Shared Group Tour 15-Day Colombian History

F.A.Q’s – Facts and Questions Over 50 High-End Shared Group Tour 15-Day Colombian History

All of the following facts and questions apply to the 15-Day Colombian History, Over 50 High-End Shared Group Tours. If you still have any questions please book a chat with one of our destination experts by clicking here!

  • What clothes should I bring?

Colombia has an incredible variety of weather conditions in relatively short distances, mostly due to altitude. (This is a great link for weather details for the cities you will visit)

    • Bogotá, where you will start your trip, is very high at nearly 9,000 ́, so it is generally cooler than many other places. A light jacket or sweater is good to have but at night you certainly need warmer clothing as it gets very chilly. Rain is never far away so an umbrella or a waterproof coat is advisable. A hat is useful as when the sun shines it is very intense since the air is very thin at altitude. You will notice the locals are well-equipped for every eventuality!  Once outside the capital, in pueblos like Zipaquía and Raquíra, light clothing is best for walking tours, but keep an additional jacket to hand. Villa de Leyva is much warmer and drier.
    • The climate in San José del Guaviare is warm, heavy, and overcast much of the time. So be sure to pack plenty loose fitting cotton clothes. You will need good hiking boots for trekking (several pairs of socks) and be sure to have swimwear.
    • Neiva is similar, a little less hot and humid, again this means very light clothing. Imperative to have a good hat to cover your face and the back of your neck as the sun penetrates deeply, even if it is overcast.
      At all times and in all places a good high-factor sunscreen.
  • What are the activity levels in this package?

All our shared group tours for the over 50 are rated easy or moderate, based on the level of activity you can expect. This is noted on every itinerary page, next to the tour name.  In general, where tours include more than a mile of walking per day you will need the ability to remain on your feet for extended periods of time. You can see the specific activity level details for each tour under the itinerary details

    • For Bogotá you will be moving around quite a bit, so comfortable walking shoes are in order especially as some of the streets are cobbled. Those who are energetic can scale the steps up to Monserrate (2,000 ́) for a glorious view of the city or otherwise take the teléferico. Remember that you are at an altitude of 9,000´/2,743m, so take it easy until you become accustomed to the thin air. Drink plenty of fluids to aid you. The altitude will have an impact on the level of activity you feel.
    • The surrounding pueblos of Záquira, Ráquira, and Villa de Leyva all require a reasonable amount of walking, but nothing too strenuous. It is much warmer in Villa de Leyva, so bear that in mind, although the evenings are fresh.
    • The hikes in La Gaviare would be of moderate intensity. The important thing is to have good hiking boots and remember to hydrate as you go along.
    • Likewise, for the Tatacoa Desert, this would be of moderate intensity. It can get quite cool hiking at night under the starry sky.
    • The San Agustín Archaeological Park involves considerable walking, but nothing to take your breath away.
      In general, where tours include more than a mile of walking per day you will need the ability to remain on your feet for extended periods of time. If you are not accustomed to the heat and higher humidity go along at a pace that suits you.
  • Will I have any free time?

Each itinerary offers the perfect balance of downtime and discoveries. Evenings are often yours to explore or just relax. If you wish to opt out of a particular excursion let us know. Remember however that this is an inclusive tour, so there is no refund available if you decide to miss something on the itinerary. In this itinerary, you have a free afternoon in Bogotá and a free afternoon in the Tatacoa Desert

  • How do I know the hotels are up to standard?

BnB Colombia Tours has a wealth of options to choose from and the focus is on quality rather than quantity. You can rest assured that we carefully select accommodations for consistently high standards of cleanliness and service.
This tour has Comfort standard accommodation, so should you wish to upgrade your lodging (such as a single room), let us know in advance. In this way, you can be assured to have your request confirmed.

    • The capital city of Bogotá has a great variety of places to stay, as you would expect. We mainly place our guests on the north side, areas like Chapinero, Usaquen, and Santa Barbara. Here you will be able to best enjoy the vibrant city as well as have green areas to explore. Big as Bogotá is, in these barrios, you will be able to live like a local.
    • In San José del Guaviare and Neiva, we use boutique hotels, often family-run. Amenities may air conditioning which is not found everywhere, free Wi-Fi, and a pool. Many hotels do not have hot water, so be prepared! The location has you close to everything in town.
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