Cost: 5,400,000 pesos per person (1,800 USD)
-PARQUE NACIONAL LOS NEVADOS
Day 1: Medellin - Jericó. We leave Medellin 6 am for a 2 hour 45 minute drive to this beautiful town up in the Andes which is most famous for being birth place to Saint Mother Laura and the beauty of the town and views. From Jericó we then drive 2 hours to arrive for dinner and to spend the night in the town of Jardín, Antioquia.
Day 2: All day Jardín to do activities such as trekking to a cave called La Cueva del Esplendor and visit its historical sites. We leave Jardin 4 pm for a 2 hour 15 minute drive on dirt road to the town of Riosucio to spend the evening.
Day 3: We explore the town of Riosucio's landmarks like its salt water well and zip trekking. Riosucio is best known for its biennial carnaval Los Carnavales del Diablo, the devil's carnival, which happens every other year (on odd years) during first week of January and is an elaborate affair rich in tradition and symbolism along with Barranquilla's carnival, Feria de Manizales and Carnaval de Negros y Blancos of Pasto. After Lunch in Riosucio we part to Salento, 3 hours drive, we sleep in Salento.
Day 4: All day Salento exploring its natural wonders like the Valley of Cócora with its emblematic wax palms that can live up to 100 years and grow 45 meters (148 feet), coffee farm tours and bird watching, plus enjoying the town itself that has conserved its traditional colonial architecture seemingly stopped in time.
Day 5: Salento 6 am departure to Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados to drive 3 hours into the highest snow peaked mountain region to visit peaks such as Nevado del Ruiz, Nevado de Santa Isabel and Nevado del Tolima, the experience in this high mountain terrain in all its inhospitable beauty is an experience of a lifetime. We end up back in Salento to spend the night.
Day 6: Salento - Manizales airport, end of tour.