will use rivers as a means of discovering Colombia. Our first trips will take you to explore mostly easy rivers in the central-west highlands of Antioquia (ant-ee-OH-kee-ah) Province, hike through a wax palm forest, taste the coffee that Juan Valdez (and his ubiquitous donkey Conchita) made famous, ride horses up to 3600 meters (11,600 ft) into the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes, paddle and paraglide the 2000 meter deep Chicamocha Canyon, visit Spanish colonial pueblos, view amazing wildlife in the eastern Los Llanos region, soak in hot springs, stand beneath waterfalls and much more! Plus anyone who knows our trips know there are always exciting impromptu stops along our journey. We travel in a comfortable bus with a/c, and sleep each night in clean, comfortable lodging ranging from tropical rustic to eco-lodge simple to hacienda chic. There are several nights of camping (Andes, Rios Ariporo and Chicamocha).