Josep Casanovas

Colombia, a place to explore

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Overall Rating: 
5
Value for money: 
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Relationship with your advisor: 
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Accommodations: 
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food and Restaurants: 
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Local transport: 
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Guides and Activities: 
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Punctuality of services: 
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Our Commitment towards sustainable tourism: 
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Cerro Kennedy is a good site for hiking enthusiasts, with good landscapes and an excellent view on the snow peaks of Santa Marta. In Palmarí we fell in love with the Amazon, undoubtedly the best trip that I have done so far in Colombia.
It has been our third trip with Aventure Colombia. Very professional. The selected destinations have always been very satisfactory. The excellent guides. The coordination with the transport, guides and hotels have never failed us. With them we travel carefree and peacefully.
Main destinations visited by Josep Casanovas
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The Tayrona Park
Located between Santa Marta and Ríohacha on the Caribbean Coast, the Tayrona National Park is one of the most visited natural parks in Colombia. This place hosts a wide variety of animal and plant species. The altitude varies from 0 to 900 meters inside the park. Of the 15,000 acres of the park, 3000 acres are marine areas. Many activities can be done in this region: hiking, enjoying the many beautiful beaches, museum visits, archeological ruins such as the "Pueblito Chairama" or scuba diving... The region offers a landscape of tropical jungle and lush vegetation. The residents are mostly mixed race and make a living on tourism and fishing. Also, the park has numerous sacred places belonging to the Indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Amongst the different animal species to be found there are: Mammals such as the lynx, and different species of monkey (howler, titi, cappuccino) Birds (toucan, eagle...) and more than 70 species of butterfly... Reptiles (alligators...) Underwater species: sea sponges, crustaceans, mollusks, coral, colorful fish, etc.

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La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
The highest coastal mountain in the world. 22 km only separate the vertices of the Caribbean Sea. Its highest peak is the Colon peak, which rises up to 5775 meters

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Santa Marta
This city is the capital of the department of Magdalena; Santa Marta is located on the Caribbean coast of the North of Colombia, between Barranquilla and Riohacha. The city is a good connection if you are making a circuit in the country thanks to its airport and its location in the Caribbean coast. It is one of the most touristic cities of the coast. Its location, between the Sierra Nevada and the Caribbean coast, makes this city very attractive, especially when you consider the wide variety of fauna and flora represented there. Do not forget the historical and cultural heritage of Santa Marta, for example the colonial architecture and monuments such as the Basilica of Santa Marta, which is a one of the most important tourist destination on the Caribbean coast. As a Caribbean city, Santa Marta has suffered from repetitive British, French and Dutch attacks for a long time. The city is steeped in history and legends. Among them, one says that the Santa Marta´s Cathedral contains the heart of the famous Simón Bolívar, hidden somewhere.

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Listen to other travelers of Aventure Colombia
Mirjam Beck
13 May 2015
I felt welcome from the very first moment
5
Marie, Anne, Paul, Jean-Yves
Many thanks to the whole team who allowed us to have a wonderful journey
5
Margaux
14 May 2015
I highly recommend this journey to anyone who wants to be in a new world
5