Hello! Thanks for visiting Colombia Eco-Tours.
A little bit about me (the founder): I split time between Washington, DC and Colombia & have been traveling to rarely visited locations within both Colombia and The Amazon for more than a decade.
I have developed a love for this country and it's people over the years and I've now decided to allow others into this world who probably wouldn't have the opportunity otherwise....
I'm fortunate to have family in these regions, many of whom own large farms and are open to sharing their property with people in my tour group.
...Most tourists to Colombia and The Amazon are limited to, well, the tourist areas.
What can you expect on an Eco-Tour of Colombia? An unforgettable experience in some of the most incredible, untouched natural areas of Colombia.
The best, authentic (farm raised/grown) food you'll ever have the pleasure of consuming. Music. Dancing. And warm and friendly people ready to share their time and experience with you---these are truly some of the kindest individuals you'll come across.
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." - Marcus Aurelius
That quote encompasses how I feel when I travel to these regions in Colombia (and the Amazon).
The air is different here. You become part of the landscape, living in the present moment and leave feeling rejuvenated and with a better outlook on life.
Experiences may vary of course, but it truly is a great way to commune with nature and experience a simple way of life so many of us have forgotten in this modern world.
So, if you're looking for a one of a kind adventure on your next vacation you've come to the right place!
As of January 2019, we are now offering group excursions--please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and other information.
Food, drink (adult and otherwise), lodging and all the music and dancing you can handle will be included.....more info coming soon!
If you're thinking of going to Colombia on you're next vacation and are seeking an adventure in nature, as opposed to the normal tourist paths (Bogota & The Coast) then you've come to the right place.
Currently our main locations are in the Departments (States) of Tolima, Cundinamarca, and areas in Meta as well. Although we are primarily offering tours in Tolima Department.
Tolima is located in the Andean region of Colombia and has a rich history dating back to the 1500's. The Spanish colonized the region in 1537 and you can still see the influence in the architecture throughout the state among many of the haciendas.
There are three specific regions in Tolima: a mountainous region, a plain (valley of rivers), and a region to the southeast which forms the western slope of Cordillera Oreintal, which contains the source of the Cabrera river (and the fish are delicious). We travel all over Tolima but will be staying in one central location as far as lodging is concerned.
Safety is always a priority on ALL of our excursions and we will never place ourselves or any of our guests in a compromising position. Many people ask about this and I can assure you that we know enough about the regions in which we will go to make certain everyone is 100% safe (and has a great time!). In fact, you are more likely to encounter potential "trouble" in Bogota (or any city in the United States for that matter) than in the areas we travel.
We travel ALL throughout the Amazon. However, one of the main areas you will be staying is Leticia, which is the southernmost city in Colombia and one of the major ports on the Amazon river.
Leticia is an incredibly beautiful part of the Amazon and is located at the point where Colombia, Brazil and Peru come together in an area called Tres Fronteras.
Legend has it that a Colombian soldier fell in love with an Amerindian woman named Leticia and decided to name the settlement after her. Women from the Amazon are kind and beautiful (if I may add) so much so that I married one! : )
Tourism today in Leticia is a major source of income for the city and many international students travel here to learn Spanish.
Per our usual, we offer a truly unique experience in The Amazon, where you can explore many local customs and traditions and areas of The Amazon very few tourists get to experience....
More on The Amazon adventure coming soon!