From Bogota: 2-Day Tour to the Tatacoa Desert
During this 2-day trip from Bogotá, discover the unique wildlife and scenery of Colombia’s Tatacoa Desert, the country’s second largest arid zone. Visit the astronomical observatory and spend a night in Villavieja before going back to Bogotá the next day.
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- Discover the unique wildlife in the desert
- Swim in a natural swimming pool in the middle of the desert
- Visit of the astronomical observatory
- Enjoy a night in Villavieja before going back to Bogotá the next day
DescriptionStart your trip at 6:00AM with a pick-up from your accommodation. Leave Bogota and travel in the direction of Neiva and the Tatacoa Desert on a drive of approximately 5 hours. On the way, pass through the department of Tolima and its scenic paddy fields. Also get to try some suckling pig or local Tolimese Tamales. Then continue to Villavieja, visit the city's paleontology museum before spending time exploring the Tatacoa desert with a guide. This dry region is the second largest arid zone in Colombia after the Guajira peninsula and is characterized by two type of rocks with distinct colors: red rocks in the sector near Cuzco and grey in the area near Los Hoyos. While discovering the desert, take a look for local wildlife including birds, snakes, spiders and ocelots. Even if you don’t spot any creatures, you’re sure to enjoy the spectacular landscape of the desert. Finish the trip with a unique chance to swim in a natural swimming pool in the middle of the desert. End the day with a visit to the astronomical observatory and discover the beautiful starry sky far away from any light pollution. Enjoy a night in Villavieja before going back to Bogotá the next day.
IncludesProfessional guide in the desert Hotel pick-up and drop off Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle Food and drinks Gratuities (optional) Overnight accommodation
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Please make sure to have sun protection with you
- At the time of booking, please provide your hotel details as well as the name and date of birth of each customer
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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