Santa Isabel Volcano

Code: COISAVOLCANO
6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS
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Description

Spending more time in Los Nevados Park will be the perfect opportunity to experience all the ecosystems that can be found in the park, Perpetual snow, Tropical Glacier, Páramo, Cloud Forest, volcanic Sand fields, Wet lands and more. In Santa Isabel Volcano you will also share with local farmers that provide shelter and food to the hikers and certainly make the way up this 4995 volcano much enjoyable

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pereira International airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Park Fees Certified guide
1 Night hotel at Salento 1 Night hotel at Pereira
All transfers in private vehicles Mules for carrying personal gear during trek
Accident Insurance All meals described
Camping equipment Climbing gear as helmet, harness
NOT INCLUDED
Tips for Guides & drivers Meals not described
Excursions, services not described Alcoholic beverages

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conquer the 4995 mt. summit of a Santa Isabel Volcano
  • Admire flora and fauna of the Colombian Andes
  • Share with Local farmer
  • Enjoy beautiful Salento & the Coffee region

TRIP DETAILS

  • Physical demand: 4
  • Travel Style: Active, Hiking
  • Trip type: Camping, Small group
  • Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory in order to enter colombia
  • Walks of around 5 – 9 hours daily
  • Price For Minimun 4 PAX

Itinerary

1

Day 1: SALENTO

Airport reception at Pereira International Airport and ground transfer to Salento. Check in at hotel and free time time to walk and enjoy the town (-/-/-)

2

Day 2: COCORA VALLEY – LA ARGENTINA FARM

After a nice breakfast in Salento we catch our private traditional vehicle to the Valley of Cocora. After an informative talk, we will start our adventure at the bottom of the Cardenas River. We will trek to the higher points of the valley to enjoy a lunch on the way, with the spectacular view of the hole cannon. We will reach the farm La Argentina and this will be our rest spot, also we will share the family traditions and way of life of the mountain people while enjoying a cup of coffee and some laughs. (B/L/D)

Average trekking time: 5 hours
Distance: 9 km
Initial altitude: 2400 m
Maximum altitude: 3400 m
Final Altitude: 3400 m
Ascent: 1200 m
Descent: 200m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)

3

Day 3: BERLIN FARM

We enjoy a powerful breakfast the prepare bags to continue to the Paramillo of Quindío approximation hills, this is a great mountain with sand and earth colors and a magical wet land that make the mountain colors brighter. There we will have a travel lunch and then meet the place where the river Cardenas is born, with some luck we will be able to see at the distance the Tolima Volcano. At the end of the day we will reach our next campsite with a magnificent view, we will spend the afternoon sharingwith the traditional mountain people. (B/L/D)

Average trekking time: 7 hours
Distance: 14 km
Initial altitude: 3400 m
Maximum altitude: 4200 m
Final Altitude: 3850 m
Ascent: 800 m
Descent: 350m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)

4

Day 4: CAMPO ALEGRE FARM

7am: We will start the trek to the next farm where we will spend the night. We will pass along the Otún lake, considered the most beautiful and biggest of the national park, also we will be walking inside the Paramo ecosystem, a unique place just found in 4 places of the world.

Average trekking time: 7 hours
Distance: 15 km
Initial altitude: 3850 m
Maximum altitude: 4100 m
Final Altitude: 3850 m
Ascent: 400 m
Descent: 400m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)

5

Day 5: OVER THE CLOUD, SUMMIT DAY

1:30am: very early we will drink a hot beverage and some energetic bars. The vehicle will take us along the road until the starting point of the attempt. (4100m), 50 minutes by car.
2:45am: We will start the trek along the path Conejeras that will take us to the center glacier.(4700m) 3.5km. Estimate time 3 hours.

6:30am: Arrival to Conejeras Center Glacier. We set up the equipment and start the summit attempt to the center summit. We will be glacier trekking to Santa Isabel summit. After a few celebration photos and some energy bars we begin descending until the vehicle that will take us back to camp to have some lunch and then back to the city. 3 hours descending in vehicle. Depending on time we can stop at some beautiful hot springs for a relaxing dip (extra charge)
Continue to Pereira Hotel. Check In (B/L/-)

Average trekking time: 7 hours
Distance: 8.4 km
Initial altitude: 4150 m
Maximum altitude: 4900 m
Final Altitude: 4150 m
Ascent: 750 m
Descent: 750m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)

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Day 6: GO HOME

Breakfast and transfer to Airport. End of services (B/-/-)

Location

Departures

All our Trips can be customized upon request and organized for the dates the best suits your time travel.
Price listed applies only for Groups, If you are a single traveler or small family group, please request a quote.
Travel Agencies can planning any dates and quantity of people interested.
Ask us for any special request or travel date.

Available Dates all months

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Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Santa Isabel Volcano

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andres Ramirez

    I took my 14 year old son Andres to attempt this summit. He had never been over 3500 mts, i was son anxious but the professional support of the guide and staff made it possible. We will never forget this summit together

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sebastián

    Thank you Akanan! Is my firts time on 4900m. The most unique experiencies in the mountain.

    Regards

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