A Journey with the Vintage Douglas DC-3 in Colombia

Llanos

Highlights

  • Visit of an indigenous community
  • Flight with the Vintage DC-3 across the Amazon Rainforest

Day 1 Villavicencio ( L )
On the route from Bogotá to Villavicencio you will experience the transition from the Andean highlands to the flat and warmer plains of the Llanos. After arrival in Villavicencio you will visit the indigenous community of Huitoto, Bora and Tatuyo ethnic groups. They used to live in the Amazon rainforest but were displaced by the armed conflict. Enjoy a typical dish for lunch before they tell and show you about their customs and traditions while they tell you their myths and stories. You will be back in Villavicencio where you can relax in your hotel.

Day 2 Villavicencio ( B )
La Vanguardia Airport in Villavicencio is the basis of the largest commercially flying fleet of Douglas DC-3 in the world. Before departing for your flight you take a brief look at the installations. The subsequent flight takes you to one of the typical destinations in the Colombian Amazon. Enjoy the feeling, view and have a chat with the other passengers. Typically you will encounter a mix of traders, native indigeneous back from an errand in the city or even military personnel. After landing watch the unloading and loading of cargo for the journey back. Depending on day of week, business requests and weather the plane may land in another village before returning to Villavicencio. Time permitting you will stop at a typical restaurant with llanero cuisine for a late lunch / early dinner. The tender beef “Mamona” prepared over open fire is famous all over Colombia. In the evening you return to Bogotá. The detailed schedule depends on the day of week and weather conditions.

Services included:

  • Transfers in private car from/to Bogotá
  • Excursions on day one with English speaking local guide (incl. entrance fees) (guide service for the flight day and other languages on request)
  • Flight with DC 3
  • Meals like indicated
  • One night accommodation in double room

  • Services not included:

  • Tip and local taxes (e.g. airport or port taxes, none apply as of June 2018)