DAY 1: Arrival at El Dorado Airport / Olaya Herrera Airport to take the flight to Nuquí. The Xplora Colombia team will be waiting to welcome you with pipe water accompanied by a fish pie. We’ll take the luggage at Vientos de Yubarta ecolodge, while we’ll prepare us to visit the houses of the artisans of Nuquí. There, we’ll share with them and see how they work their handicrafts made in coconut, wood, beadsa and anvil blades, we can buy directly to the local community because they must be the really beneficiaries.
After setting up at Vientos de Yubarta ecolodge, we’ll walk to Olímpica Beach, where we will enjoy the sea until sunset, accompanied by a refreshing fruit in totumo. Already in the evening we will take a cooking lesson with one of the best cooks in the town, wash your hands well because you’ll end up licking your fingers!
DAY 2: After breakfast, we’ll leave the hotel and go to Guachalito. Once there we’ll go at La Joviseña Ecolodge. We’ll be ready to enjoy whale watching activity (July-October) in Cabo Corriente, an appropriate place for fishing and scuba diving, with a rich landscape, where the whales arrive to mate, give birth to their offspring and teach them to swim. During the whale whatching we’ll have a snack. On the way back, we’ll visit the community of Arusí where we’ll enjoy a typical ancestral lunch and we’ll share a time of singing and dancing with the women of the community. We’ll continue to Thermals, where we’ll relax in its thermal wells and have the option of a bath of healing herbs bath and relaxing massage. Return to La Joviseña, where at night you can enter the water to activate with your hands and feet the wonderful plankton, which, if you are lucky for a dark night, you can see the sea light with every step you give. Dinner and Rest.
DAY 3: At morning, we’ll leave from Guachalito to Panguí, where we can taste a delicious cane juice, panela with coconut, buy cane honey, vinete, viche with aromatic herbs, eat a bread or a chorizo of fish, and where we’ll have the opportunity to learn about the development of each product. We’ll enjoy a moment of Cumbancha, the native music of this region.
We will go to Chachita Ecolodge, who with his joy and human warmth will receive us with a delicious lunch. In the afternoon we get ready to go on an ecological hike to the Arena Azul beach, during the tour we can enjoy a varied landscape between hills, beaches that meet the jungle, crabs, birds and corals. Perfect place for photography. We will also take advantage of the opportunity to bathe in the sea and relax on its beaches. We will do the tour to the fondeadero, where we can snorkel, swim in the waterfalls that flow into the sea, enjoy its crystalline clear waters and the beauty of the landscape of this place. On the way back to the ecolodge, we will enjoy a wooden tray of an ancient herbal bath from the Pacific. Dinner and rest.
DÍA 4: At morning (starting at 5 am.), we will go on an ecological hike to the Chicuí Creek, to listen and to observe bird diversity, the flora and the richness of the landscape of this place. We’ll rest for a while with the option of entering and bathing in the creek. We’ll go back to the ecolodge and have a delicious breakfast. Then, we will be able to enjoy the beach and the hammocks, just relax! Lunch and dinner.
DÍA 5: Breakfast and departure to the Utría Natural National Park, a wonderful bay and favorite place of the whales to teach to swim their calves. But before we’ll make a stop in Tribugá, a small town north of Nuquí that during the crudest period of the armed conflict had to migrate completely, its people were divided between towns of Chocó and Panamá. When it was safe to return, many did not and today are houses in total abandonment, only a few families have returned to rebuild their lives around fishing and ecotourism. Even shy with those who visit them, they will tell you about their history and receive you with warmth and hope. There we’ll take a kayak tour from the beach to the mangrove where we’ll have lunch the typical dish of the area; The Piangua, a delicious mollusk. Departure to the hotel, where we’ll receive a talk about the park. We’ll settle in the cabins and have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the trails that the park offers. Dinner and Rest.
DÍA 6: Breakfast and departure to a small island in front of the bay, where a nice private white beach is formed. Here we can snorkel and enjoy the sea. Lunch and in the afternoon, we’ll go by boat in the cove to look for whales (July – October). Return to the hotel to rest and at night you can enter the water to activate with your hands and feet the wonderful plankton, which, if you are lucky for a dark night, you can see the sea light with every step they give. Dinner and Rest.
DÍA 7: Breakfast and departure to Nuquí, where we’ll spend the day enjoying its beaches and its people. Lunch and dinner at Vientos de Yubarta ecolodge. At night, we’ll enjoy a bonfire in the kiosk of the ecolodge in front of the beach and the praised that a group of women of the community offers to rescue and not to lose an own tradition declared cultural heritage.
DÍA 8: Breakfast and departure to the airport. Now you know that the Pacific is different from everything.
- This program may have some modifications due to changes in flight schedules.
- The order of daily activities may change according to the high or low tide.
- Free time scheduled on the trip will be enjoyed without any tour guides.
- Due to availability issues, the hotels may be replaced with others of the same category.
- Whale watching activity is offered in the season from July to October. The rest of the year, the activities of the day will start around 11am. Morning will be free to enjoy the ecolodges.
- Plankton can be seen depending on the moon. It is essential a dark night to enjoy it.
- Each passenger is allowed a maximum weight of checked luggage of 10 kilos and carry on luggage 3 kilos.