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
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.