Colombia is the richest country in diversity of orchids in the world, with more than 4,270 species of orchids. Of them 1,572 are endemic. The sighting of orchids proposed in this tour will be made in botanic gardens, natural parks, university campus, private crops, nurseries and protected zones. These places that can be found in deferent thermal floors and therefore, they have climates differentiated by altitude, solar light availability, geomorphology and biogeographic region.
- Orchids of this tour
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In this magnificent program of nature tourism, we will have sighting, specially of the following genders of orchids with its respective species: Ada, Acineta, Acronia, Acianthera, Anguloa, Arundia, Brassia, Brasavola, Bulbophyum, Calanthe, Catleya (both specias and hybrids), Cochiloda, Comparettia, Cymbidium, Cyrtochilum, Dendrobium, Dendrochilum, Dracula, Elleanthus, Encyclia,Gongora,Ida, Lycase, Masdevallia, Maxilaria, Miltonia, Miltoniopsis (both species and hybrids), Nanodes, Oncidium, Odontoglossum (both species and hibrids , Osmoglossum, Pescatoria, Pleruothallis, Plaphiopedium, Pityphyllum, Restrepia, Rodriguezia, Rossioglossum, Sobralias, Stellis, Stanhopea, Sternorrynchus, Vandacea, Zootrophygon, Zygopetalum.
Further, we can observe a great variety of species of Colombian Bromelia, Tillandsia and trees and native Colombian bushes. We will have the possibility of visit a garden of butterflies and sight birds. It’s good to warn that the species bloom according to the season and probably not all of them bloom at the same time.
During the tour, we will have the opportunity to get to know Colombia’s own sites that have a great cultural wealth and show the variety of the country in gastronomy. We will contact. The base communities and all its magic in traditions and ways of life. This program starts in Bogota, capital city of the country and will have displacements to places of floristic interest at Cundinamarca Department, close to the capital. Then, will visit the Departments of Tolima, Quindío, Risaralda and Caldas.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
This tour has a level of difficulty that oscillates between 3 and 4 in the scale of 1 to 6 (the source of this way of measuring is the Guide of good tourism of nature practices, Productive Transformation Program 2014).
WHAT WE ARE GOING TO FIND
The route drawn runs from 1,000 msnm, to 3,000, are temperatures that oscillate between 10°C and 29°C. This tour is designed to visit zone geographically interesting, influenced by the regions of the Planes Piedmont, Amazonia and the Andean Highland, that represent a great biological diversity of flora and of fauna. It is considered the possibility of finding in this route a potential of sighting orchids, that incite to discover the magic of our natural environment.
Este será el itinerario de su viaje
ActivitiesArrival to Bogota. Reception at El Dorado Airport and transfer to the hotel. Hotel Bogotá Plaza
ActivitiesBogota: National University of Colombia (UN), Natural History Museum of the Natural Sciences Institute UN. Afternoon: Jose Celestino Mutis Botanic Garden and Monserrate Mountain. Hotel Bogotá Plaza
ActivitiesChoconta Municipality: Suchequincha Natural Reserve. Afternoon: Tabio Municipality. Tygua and Mague Ecopark. EcoHub Hotel
ActivitiesSupata Town. Andes orchids Reserve. Afternoon: San Francisco Town: Enchanted Garden. EcoHub Hotel
ActivitiesFiusagasuga Town: zone La Aguita Nursery. Afternoon: Chinauta Town: culture and nurseries in the Plaza of the Orchids. Hotel La Casona
ActivitiesIbague Municipality, San Jorge Park. Afternoon: Culture and orchids nursery Noche: Tour nocturno en chiva por el valle de Aburra. EcoHub Hotel
ActividadesMedellín: Parque Arvi y zoológico de Santa Fe. Tarde: Club Campestre Hacienda Fizebad. Hotel Fizebad
ActivitiesArmenia: Orchid cultures and nurseries. Afternoon: Salento Municipality. Café Park Tarde: Municipio de Salento: Parque del Café. Armenia Hotel
ActivitiesArmenia: visit to the Quindean Society of Orchideology Afternoon:: Cocora Valley Armenia Hotel
ActivitiesPereira Municipality. Visit to Risaralda Societyof Orchids. Afternoon: culture and nursery of orchids Bogota: Air transportation to from Pereira to Bogota Hotel Bogotá Plaza
ActivitiesEnd of the tour. Escort to El Dorado Airport abd farewell. Trips their original countries.
Vest (indicate size), cap, tula, water container, map, whistle, lantern, rain protector checklist for sighting in every tour.
- Terrestrial at every route of the Program: by automobile, vans and/or 4×4 according to conditions of the road.
- Transportation to the airport – hotel – airport
- Airplane tickets, national according to the Program.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner at all locations.
- 2 snacks daily including water bottles.
- All the hotels included in the itinerary.
- Eco-lodges in the natural reserves.
- Towels and bedclothes provided in all the places.
- Tickets, taxes and permits in all national parks and natural reserves.
You will be accompanied by an expert Coordinate guide of the book at all times, besides:
- You will be accompanied for a guide expert on sighting of: birds and/or orchids and/or butterflies and/or a local guide expert on trekking all the time
- Automobile experienced drivers
Event insurance through everyday traveling in Colombia with the following coverages:
Maximum global amount USD 150.000
Medical assistance in case of accident*
Up to USD 150.000
Medical assistance in case of non-persistent disease*
Up to USD 150.00
First medical in case of pre-existent disease*
Up to USD 500
Emergency dentistry (Max. USD 300 by piece)
Up to USD 700
Ambulatory drugs Up to USD 2.000
Medication in case of hospitalization Included
Prosthesis and orthosis Up to USD 3.500
Sanitary transfers Included
Repatriations (sanitary or funeral) Up to USD 100.000
Return of the repatriated owner´s companion included
Transfer of a relative included
Stay of a relative for USD 100 per day Maximum USD 500
Hotel expenses for convalescence for USD 180 per day Maximum USD 1.100
Accompaniment of children or adults included
Reimbursement of expenses for delayed or cancelled flight Up to USD 300
Early return due to a serious accident at home included
Rate difference for delayed or anticipated return trip included
Sports practice up to USD 10.000
Pregnancy status up to USD 10.00
Legal assistance for liability in an accident Loan up to USD 8.000
Advance of funds for bails Loan up to USD 8.000
Transmission of urgent messages included
Assistance in case of theft or loss of documents etc.
Luggage location included
Accidental death as a passenger in public transport holder of 18 years or older USD 100.000
Under 18 years old USD 60.000
Total and permanent disability in case of accident under 70 y/old USD 40.000
Indemnification for loss of luggage supplementary up to USD 1.200
Compensation for delay in location of luggage Over 8 hs. up to USD 200
Over 10 days up to USD 1.000
Cancelation for any reason** under 70 y/old up to USD 500
Maximum validity per trip:
annual cards 30 to 60 days cards per day and long stay: 365 days
Territorial validity: international (5C) – International receptive (6)
limitations by age: valid for holders under 70 y/old
*Includes medical consults, attention by specialists, contact with the acting pediatrician, births and stages of pregnancy up to week 26, complementary medical exams, physical recovery therapy in , the case of traumatism, medication, emergency dentistry, hospitalization, surgical intervention, intensive therapy and coordinate unit.
**guaranty included in the international cards (no receptive), issued by blocks of days
IMPORTANT: All the international products allow the expansion of the amount or add this guarantee.
Important: the indicated insurance is protected by policies hired with insurance companies. The exclusions of habitual and/or legal use apply for this type of coverage and are approved by the insurance control agency of the country where the ASSIST CARD is issued.
The general conditions to which is limited ASSIST CARD are available to the public and can be consulted at any moment without any purchasing compromise in the sales stores, by phone or at www.assist-card.com.
Some products consider limitations by age. The pre-existing diseases have exclusions and limitations in the benefits. Consult those corresponding to the product elected by you. ASSIST-CARD reserves the right to introduce modifications to the reach and descriptions of the service. Consult at the time of the hiring.
- Medical transfers by accident (up to the limit of expenses) included
- Transfers and companion stay in case of accident up to $ 2.000.000
- Transfers and companion stay by accidental death up to $ 2.000.000
- Transfers of mortal remains up to $ 8.000.000
- Indemnity for accidental death 24 hours a day $50.000.000
- Indemnity for disability or accidental dismemberment up to $50.000.000
- Indemnity for accidental death in terrestrial, fluvial or maritime transport $12.000.000
- Indemnity for death with fire arm, punctured or blunt weapon $ 10.000.000
- Indemnity for luggage loss in air transport up to $ 2.500.000
- Expenses on first need articles in luggage loss under public terrestrial transportation up to $ 300.000
- Compensation assistance of funeral expenses in case of accident up to $ 4.000.000
- International flights and taxes
- Personal bathroom items
- Laundry service
- Room service
- Tips and gratuities
- Medical expenses not covered by the events policy
- Beer and alcoholic drinks
- Local, national or international calls
- Activities NOT included in the itinerary
- Days neither additional services by situations of greater force, fortuitous events or third party facts.
I accept all the general requirements previously described, at the time of performing the payment for the confirmation of the reserve of the selected program.
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