Venture into the Tatacoa Desert to experience amazing landscapes. Then, marvel at ancient burial mounds and stone figures at San Agustin.
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On this 4-day tour, explore the Tatacoa Desert, Colombia’s second-largest desert, and see the San Agustin Archaeological Park. Appreciate a variety of majestic desert landscapes, impressive rock formations, and the beautiful banks of the Magdalena River. Immerse yourself in pre-Colombian culture as you learn about the San Agustin stone burial figures. Enjoy a Jeep tour for additional unique perspectives of the scenery. Join us for an unforgettable experience in gorgeous landscapes, encountering one-of-a-kind treasures of cultural heritage!
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Start and end location: Neiva
Day 1 – Admire Gorgeous Rock Formations on a Tatacoa Desert Walk
Your adventure begins in Neiva, in southern Colombia. Once you arrive there, you will be transported to your hotel close to the Tatacoa Desert.
In the afternoon, experience the unparalleled landscapes of the Tatacoa Desert, the second-largest desert in Colombia, on a desert walk. You will be amazed by its breathtaking, colorful rock formations. This majestic scenery formed over hundreds of years as the rock eroded. Finally, you will go back to stay the night at GHL Hotel Neiva.
Day 2 – See Ancient Grave Mounds and Archaeological Figures near San Agustin
On the second day of your tour, experience the beautiful town of San Agustin, one of the most culturally significant places in the Colombian Andes. You’ll enjoy a scenic drive through the magnificent Andes mountains to get there.
Next, get to know pre-Colombian culture as you explore an archaeological park. There, you’ll find fascinating man-made grave mounds connected to each other with raised paths. Hear from your knowledgeable guide about the native communities of the region and their death rituals. When chiefs or warriors died, their communities buried them with their belongings behind archaeological figures, each with symbolic stone carvings. In particular, you’ll enjoy seeing the figures by the banks of the Magdalena River and the “lavapatas” ceremonial well. In the evening, you will stay at Hotel Akawanka.
Day 3 – Enjoy an Adventurous Jeep Ride
After a delicious breakfast, you will embark on a jeep trip to experience the landscapes around San Agustin. At Isnos Village, you’ll get to visit two additional interesting archaeological parks. After that, you will visit the stunning waterfalls of Bordones and Mortino, along the Magdalena River. In the afternoon, you will return to San Agustin and stay again in Hotel Akawanka.
Day 4 – Return to the Neiva Airport
After breakfast, you will be dropped off at the Neiva airport for your departing flight.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.