• Macizo del Condoriri
    Macizo del Condoriri

    Cordillera Real, Bolivia.

  • Ascenso al Nevado Ishinca
    Ascenso al Nevado Ishinca

    A la izqierda, el Palcaraju (6.110m) y a la derecha Ishinca (5.530m), Cordillera Blanca, Perú.

  • Camino real Guaduas - Honda
    Camino real Guaduas - Honda

    Construido durante la Colonia por los españoles.

  • Laguna de la Isla
    Laguna de la Isla

    Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Colombia

  • Ascendiendo al San Pablín Norte (5.240m)

    Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Colombia.

  • Volcán Cotopaxi (5.897 m)

    Travesía del laberinto de grietas en el descenso del Cotopaxi, Ecuador.

  • Sierra Nevada del Cocuy
    Sierra Nevada del Cocuy

    De izq. a dcha. Ritacuba Blanco, Picacho, San Pablines, Cóncavo y Pan de Azúcar. (Colombia).

  • En la cumbre del Chimborazo
    En la cumbre del Chimborazo

    Los amigos Gabriel y Eduardo cubierto de hielo (Enero 2012, Ecuador).

  • Laguna Chinancocha
    Laguna Chinancocha

    Valle al norte del Huascarán, en la Cordillera Blanca, Perú.

  • Huayna Potosí
    Huayna Potosí

    Encima de La Paz, Bolivia.

  • Pan de Azúcar (5.180 m)
    Pan de Azúcar (5.180 m)

    Descendiendo de la cumbre. Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Colombia.

  • Frailejones debajo del Ritacuba Negro

    Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Colombia.

  • Valle de Ishinca
    Valle de Ishinca

    Guía quechuahablante con burro, que carga nuestros morrales (Cordillera Blanca, Perú).

  • Camino real Guaduas - Honda
    Camino real Guaduas - Honda

    Ensamblado de Piedras.

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Access and Accommodation

Colombia is accessible by air by a dozen international airlines with direct flights, among others, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Miami or New York.

By land you can enter from Venezuela or Ecuador. Europeans and Americans do not need visas, nor Venezuelans and Ecuadorians.

The hotel infrastructure is generally good, although many areas described here are not prepared for the tourist or mountaineer. In non-tourist areas are obtained from B $ 10, whereas in large cities and tourist attractions should be available rates between 40 and 100 dollars.

Natural Beauties

Two coasts and three mountain ranges and plains and woodlands offer a countless natural beauties, limited access currently only in situations of (dis) order.

Many places are zero or little tourist development and receive few visits a year. Others, because of its proximity to the cities, as the moors of the central Andean region, are easily visited by hikers and nature lovers. Moreover, the National Parks System offers basic tourist infrastructure in some sections of the natural settings.

The mountaineer, who walks besides day also aims to climb peaks, glaciers and rock walls, must however, unlike southern neighbors, organize tours and bring their own camping equipment for mountaineering.

Character of the recommended activities

Col-perdida_terraces_Luke-Mastin.jpgIn the above context, here the description will concentrate on three types of activity:

  • Day hikes to visit moors and lakes.
  • High altitudes that require physical exertion out especially good organization and planning, as well as proper care in terms of safety.
  • Snowy climbs to between 5,000 and 5,775 meters high, which also require acclimatization, glaciers and camping equipment.

 

Costs

The official currency of Colombia is the Colombian Peso. Only accepted in tourist dollars and a bad change, which is why we recommend changing cash on arrival at the airport. For others, supermarkets and hotels (not rural) accept credit cards.

Since 2005, Colombia has been a revaluation of its currency, which translates into increased costs for foreign visitors and a cheaper travel Colombians abroad. In international comparison, the traveler Colombia is a little more expensive than Ecuador and Peru, and a little cheaper than Costa Rica or Chile.

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 22:03

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