Tatacoa and San Agustin Desert

tatacoa desert and san agustín

An encounter with the stars and millenary legacies

The Tatacoa Desert is the second largest arid zone in Colombia, it is one of the most attractive natural scenery, occupying 330 square kilometers of ochre-colored land in the Cuzco sector and gray in the area of Los Hoyos. 

This plan includes two of the most beautiful and interesting destinations in the department of Huila: the Tatacoa Desert and the San Agustin Archaeological Park.

5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS PLAN

PRICES PER PERSON WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM NEIVA ROUND TRIP

Prices per person in private group:

1 person $2.376

2 persons $1,355

3  persons $1,105

4 persons: $942

5 persons: $868

6 persons: $799

7 persons: $707

8 persons: $636

9  a 10 persons: $597

PRICES PER PERSON WITHOUT TRANSPORTATION (YOU GO IN YOUR OWN CAR)

Prices per person in private group:

1 person $1,507

2 persons $1,052

3  persons $840

4 persons: $697

5 persons: $603

6 persons: $522

7 persons: $468

8 persons: $397

9  a 10 persons: $351

itinerary

DAY 1 

- Transfer from Neiva Airport to Villavieja 

- Arrival to the municipality 

- Historical tour in the municipality, entrance to the paleontology museum. 

- Boat ride on the Magdalena river 

- Executive lunch 

- Accommodation at the TATACO STAR hotel.

- Departure to visit a rugged landscape in the heart of the desert where we will find a guided hike along the rainbow trail. Cardon-Cusco, one of the most representative landscapes and geomorphology where we will appreciate the formations caused by water and wind and come into contact with the flora representative of this ecosystem that has special characteristics, visiting the cathedrals, the tower, the wishing tree and the labyrinths. 

- Tour in the sector known as Los Hoyos (gray earth area where we will find figures in compacted sandstone as the valley of the ghosts). 

- Sunset at the viewpoint

- Dinner at the viewpoint 

- Astronomy talk 

- Free night 

- Rest at the hotel

DAY

- Breakfast 

- Departure at 08:00 am for a tour in the area known as Xilópalos (this tour takes approximately 3 hours). 

- Swimming pool 

- Lunch typical dish of the region 

- Private transfer to the municipality of San Agustín 

- Accommodation at the ANDAQUIES hotel.

 - Dinner at the hotel ANDAQUIES.

DAY 3

-Breakfast at the hotel 

- Tourist ring in San Agustin.

- Strait of the Magdalena River 

- Entrance to the museum in Ovando 

- Visit to Isnos 

- Lunch during the tour 

- Return to the hotel ANDAQUIES.

- Dinner at the hotel 

- Rest

DAY 4

- Breakfast at the hotel 

- Entrance to the archaeological park 

- Lunch at the archaeological park 

- Visit to the town of San Agustin 

- Dinner at the hotel 

- Rest at ANDAQUIES hotel.

DAY 5

- Breakfast at the hotel 

- Private transfer from San Agustin to the city of Neiva.

- Return home 

- End of service


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want another type of hotel please inform us to check availability and prices.


It is important to understand that the food included in the plan is prepared by the people of the community and the menu is based on typical products of the region, avoiding the use of products from other regions. If you wish you can ask for details of this menu and in case you need or want food that is not from the area, we ask for your understanding and suggest that you bring it as part of your luggage.

includes

Accompaniment of a local guide in the different sectors of San Agustin, the Tatacoa Desert.

 Talk about astronomy.

Entrance to the Crystal Bridge in Mortiño. 

Lodging in Villavieja 1 night.

Lodging in San Agustín 3 nights.

 Food and lodging.

Boat ride on the Magdalena River.

 Entrance to the Archaeological Park in San Agustin.

 Tourist ring in San Agustin. 

Entrance to museums.

 Travel insurance from the moment of arrival to the municipality.

Internal tours in San Agustin.

Admission to paleontology museum.

Transportation for internal tours.

 Private transportation from Neiva - Villavieja - San Agustín - Neiva.

does not include

- Unspecified food 

- Telephone calls

- Laundry

- medicines

- Other charges not specified in the purchased plan

GENERAL recommendations

You will be hiking in the desert, so you must be in good physical condition and have good resistance to high temperatures (average 30 degrees Celsius). The difficulty is moderate and the treks last between 1 and 4 hours. It is necessary to bring appropriate clothing for the desert (long-sleeved shirt and pants, preferably in waterproof and cool fibers, hat, comfortable walking shoes or half-boots), sunscreen for skin and lips, water bottle, camera, personal documents and plenty of hydrating beverages.

In San Agustín the weather is temperate, so bring cool clothes. However, it is advisable to bring a jacket, as it can be cold at times.

hotels offered in the desert of la tatacoa and san agustin

ECOHOTEL 

TATACOA STAR

Villavieja

hotel convencional

oasis de la tatacoa

Villavieja

hotel convencional

Andaquies

 San Agustín 

hotel nivel 3

Casa del Ángel

Villavieja

hotel nivel 3

Hotel Monasterio

San Agustín 

IF YOU ARE GOING TO CANCEL YOUR TRIP:

1. Cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the departure date and 90% of the reservation deposit will be refunded, apart from any deductions or penalties previously established by the suppliers, when the services are not used. This refund will be made within 30 calendar days from the date the claim is made. If the cancellation is not made 5 days in advance, the money will not be refunded. 

2. If the client does not show up for the trip, no refund will be made.

3. In the event that the user of the tourist services, fails to use the agreed services, whatever the cause, the Agency may require at its option the payment of 20% of the total price or rate established or retain the deposit or advance previously received from the user.

4. In fortuitous cases (climatic changes, natural disasters, landslides, mishaps in air, land or river transportation) in which the trip has to be cancelled, Colombia Oculta will return 90% of the deposit of the reservation. 

See Terms and Conditions of Colombia Oculta SAS

BOOKING AND PAYMENT PROCESSES

Reserve at least 5 days in advance.

Contact us to start the Pre-Reservation process: reservas@colombiaoculta.org

Tell us if you need air tickets and the dates of your trip.

Once the Pre-Reservation is assigned choose the METHOD OF PAYMENT:


Option 1:

International bank transfer consignment:

Bancolombia. Savings account # 33600026475

SWIFT BIC: COLOCOBM

To the name of Colombia Oculta SAS NIT 900207968

Send via mail (reservas@colombiaoculta.org) the proof of payment with name, ID number or passport copy of the passengers and age.


Option 2:

Credit Card (To do this you must already have a pre-booking assigned).

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