Acandi to Capurgana
Multi Activities along the Caribbean coastline.
Ride and hike from Acandi to Capurgana.
6 days 5 nights adventure
We will take you on an incredible journey.
Join us on our next trip 6th April 2019.
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This five night, six days package is a multi-activity, get up close with nature lovers dream. We will travel by horse across outstanding landscapes, walk through jungle and the chance to try diving in pristine clear warm waters of the Caribbean ocean.
For the more experienced divers you will have the chance to go deeper and to a couple of locations. We will go via boat across the border into Panama and hike back into Colombia. You will have the chance to go snorkeling on both sides of the border and get to see a wide variety of fish and if you are really lucky Manta rays!
Our tour tries to take us back to basics and up close with nature. We will travel like the locals and use local routes. We will have the chance to sleep in hammocks in a finca all whilst enjoying the natural sounds and sights.
The package is great for the enthusiastic photographer or wildlife lover, and of course those that love
adventure. This tour is suitable for all adults. Family groups, female groups.
A mild level of fitness is suggested due to the nature of the activities and the distances covered whilst horse riding.
All accommodation in regards to the tour.
Transportation from and to Medellin.
All Meals during the tour.
All entrance Fees.
First Aid resources.
Tips & Gifts.
Any costs accrued due to additional activities requested or program changes.
- Day 1 Medellin to Acandi
We will leave Medellin via the city airport and fly to Acandi. From here we will get on our horses and ride the short distance to our accommodation for the night. Here you will have the chance to settle in and go explore the beach and the local area.
In the evening we will go into Acandi for our evening meal and a chance for you to walk around. This is the chance for you to get a quick introduction to your horse ready for tomorrows ride.
If your tour takes place during the turtle season we will go see these in the early hours of the morning or see the newly hatched turtles making their way from the nest to he ocean during the day.
- Day 2 Acandi
We will have breakfast and then we will be met by our guide and our horses. From here we will ride through the town of Acandi and to the finca through beautiful landscape, farmsteads and across streams and bordering untouched jungle. This will take us about three hours depending on the group.
When we arrive at our location you will be shown your hammocks and get settled in. For those that requested at time of booking you’ll be shown your tent. You’ll have the options to go for a swim in the river in front of the finca or explore around the local area or just sit and relax.
We will also ensure everyone is happy with their horse and then discuss the following day.
- Day 3 Acandi to Capurgana
Again after a typical breakfast we will leave at 8am from the Finca to Capurgana. We will take the mountain pass up and over and through the jungle. You will get to hear the howler monkeys echoing through the valley as well as various other wildlife. The route is also used by people trying to cross the borders and do not want to go the traditional route.
Once we come down and towards the area of El Cielo we will head off to the pools and
waterfalls and then afterwards continue the short distance into Capurgana and our hotel for the night. Here you can relax in the swimming pool or take a walk to the beach or explore the small town.
- Day 4 Capurgana
After breakfast we will again set off from our hotel to the pier where we will board the boat and take a ride for about 30 minutes to Panama and the place of El Miel. This is the closest pueblo to Colombia on this side of the land mass. From here you can go for a swim or snorkel before we take a walk back into Colombia and the pueblo of Sapzurro.
Here we will go to our accommodation for the night and give you a chance to drop off your belongings before you head off to the beach for a swim or snorkel or a wander around.
- Day 5 Capurgana
Breakfast will be our first order of the day then we will head down to the beach where we will be met by our boat and go off to do our dive of the day. Depending on your experience will depend on the depth and locations for your dive. There is a chance to try in the pool before you go to the ocean.
For those that do not wish to dive you have the options to relax on the beach or to explore more of the local area.
- Day 6 Return to Medellin
Unfortunately the end of our great trip comes to a close and so after we have breakfast we will move to the jetty where we will board our boat and head off back to Acandi and the airport. Also to take a final look at the magnificent coastline and we can get a true reflection of the journey that we had under taken. We will then fly back to Medellin and your onward journey.
All accommodation for the trip varies greatly due to the locations. We will have access to very basic amenities. Showers are climate temperature. Electricity normally runs from 5pm till 11pm so bear this in mind for charging your electrical items! At the finca it runs totally on solar power so not all items may charge fully. We are traveling in an area that is only just starting on the tourist trail. All locations have bedding and some have fans.
In Capurgana there is air conditioning as well as a swimming pool. Most of the lodges will not have wifi or televisions, air-conditioning etc. they are designed to be a relaxing place with minimal impact on the environment. All run on solar power. Sleeping accommodation on all nights during the tour is shared. Unless requested at time of booking (an extra fee will be charged for private rooms).
All necessary equipment during your tour is provided.
Each participant is responsible for their own equipment loaned to them.
• Small day sack with a maximum weight of 5 kilos total is suggested due to you carrying everything on your back and on the horse or mule. Remember it will be on
your back for five days and around four to five hours a time.
• Camel pac for water or you can store the packs of water in your rucksack.
• Long sleeve shirt for use during riding sessions.
• 1 x pair of jeans (for horse riding if you find walking trousers too uncomfortable).
• 2 x shirts/ t-shirts for evening wear.
• 2 x pair of quick drying trousers (zip off type).
• 1 x pair of shorts/ swimming costume.
• 3 x pair of socks.
• 2 x sets of footwear (1 x for daily use on horse, 1 x for night use) (1 x pair trainers, 1 x pair flip flops) Will get wet daily!
• Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Waterproof bag.
• Sunblock (factor 30 minimum) and Insect Repellent.
• Camera & spare batteries and/or Smart Phone if you needed (best providers are Claro and Advantel – internet is very bad to none, also bring protector case).
(additional items may be available on request – please ask if there is a particular item of clothing or equipment you require)
Due to the remoteness of some of the places you will have difficulty with phone signals and wifi. We find that Claro and Avantel work best for the areas we are visiting.
Cameras we suggest should have something to protect them from the water and humidity.
Insect repellent and sun screen is suggested.
Yes we do. We suggest you inform us of any dietary requirements so we can be best prepared for your visit,
A small daysack with a maximum weight of 5 kilos total is suggested due to you carrying everything on your back and on the horse or mule. Remember it will be on your back for five days of around four to five hours a time.
It is suggested that you have a basic experience of horse riding. We are travelling for up to five hours a day so be prepared for long stretches sat in a saddle.
You should have a general good level of fitness and enjoy the outdoors. You should also be comfortable living in close proximity with others. Minimum age 10.
Horseback riding can be physically demanding therefore it is advised to have some form of horse riding experience beforehand as the horse you will be using is a working farm animal and not your run of the mill follow the horse in front animal.
It is advised to have your yellow fever jab up to date and remember it is suggested that you receive this 10 days or more before you travel to insure of its effectiveness.
Bring all medicines required for personal use to cover the length of your trip as most locations we will be staying at are remote and do not have access to local shops.
There will be times of heavy rains but the areas we are in will still feel warm and this at times could lead to mosquito’s. On the coastline there are plenty of small biting flies.
Remember you are in a tropical environment and also the heat and humidity will affect each person differently and you may be susceptible to tropical diseases.