Southern Loop

via Tierradentro and San Agustin

The Southern loop is a great way to see the two main archeological sites in South Colombia without the hassle of public transport on these remote routes. Enjoy the freedom to stop on the way in Andean villages, admire the mountainous landscape from the comfort of a modern 4x4 and experience the adventure of getting off the beaten track and visiting some of the most important archaeological finds of the continent. Your experienced and knowledgeable driver will be happy to point out places of interest as well as help with recommendations and logistics at the destinations. The following is a typical itinerary although there is some flexibility with departure times and as some of the roads are unpaved and in poor condition, travel times can vary.

Day 1: Leave Popayan at 8am and travel to Tierradentro (5 hours)
Day 2: Leave Tierradentro at 1pm and travel to San Agustin (6 hours)
Day 3: Free day in San Agustin – no services included
Day 4: Leave San Agustin at 9am and travel to Popayan (5 hours)

2 pax: 1,800,000pesos (+200,000 pesos per extra person. Up to 4 people)

Private transport with all expenses for car and driver

Doesn't include
Accommodation, meals, entrance fees, guiding services and local transport at the destinations.

Bring: cash for local payments as there are few ATMs in the smaller towns. Any specialist items that might be difficult to find in small towns. Comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, waterproof jacket, sun protection.

Private Transport

Cali // Armenia // Salento // Pasto // Neiva

The South of Colombia is still a bit of an adventure! With long drives between destinations, over spectacular mountain passes, through Andean villages, National Parks and coffee plantations, sometimes it's nice to have the flexibility and reliability of a private transfer. We offer a door to door service to a variety of destinations throughout the region with the option of English speaking accompaniment if required. We use modern 4x4 vehicles, suitable for the varied terrains and prioritizing comfort, reliability and experience. 

If you don't see a destination mentioned that you would like to include in your visit to this region, feel free to send us an email with your requirements and we'll be happy to give you a quote and more information.

Bolt-on a bike!

Fancy riding your way around San Agustin, Tierradentro or Silvia?  For an extra 50,000 pesos (per person per day) we can throw a mountain bike and a helmet onto your trip!

Design your own Trip

We have been working in tourism in this region since 2007 and know the area well. If you have specific requests or interests and would like us to put together a personalized itinerary for you, we'll be more than happy to work together with you to make the trip that you want. We have worked with research groups, adventure travellers, families and individuals and we're sure that we can help you to have a great experience in the South of Colombia!

Contact Us

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Hostel Caracol & Hostel Trail
Registro Nacional de Turismo : 56121
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