Nimaima / Tobia — Colombian Andean Region

A one-day journey west of the capital city, into a landscape of mountains where the Andean forests blend with sugar cane fields.

1 day / starting at 89 USD* / $338.000 COP*
*Minimum value per person for a group of 5 people
**We work with dynamic rates, this means that the cost will depend on the number of people and the dates of your trip

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Craft techniques and community

We will descend through canyons within a tropical dry ecosystem, witnessing a rich ethnic heritage around the basic food product of this population; the sugar cane panela.

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Aprendiendo a moler caña en un Viejo trapiche
Trapiche familiar, Tobia
©Fotografía por Lizzie Sandquist

What will you find?

At 1,800 meters above sea level, the warm Andean forests blend with sugar cane fields in a landscape of mountains. Its ancient trapiches speak to us about a unique panela tradition. At the heart of its canyons, lively and whirling rivers highlight a marvelous geography. Its people, entrepreneurial and hard-working, are part of this great Colombian experience.

This journey has a medium difficulty, since it spans 10 km amidst jungle and stream.

Tobia, Nimaima, Cundinamarca, Colombia, 5.12317, -74.45009600000003

In all our journeys you will be accompanied by a Shift Insider. Our Insiders are inspiring travelers and explorers whose love of nature, adventurous spirit, and profound knowledge of the flora, fauna, geology and culture of the places we visit, makes them belong to Shift. Meet our Insiders, who are able to reveal for you the very secrets of the places you visit.

Fernando Arciniegas

Professional adventurer, anthropologist, high seas mariner, diving instructor and outdoor educator. "Lobo" (wolf), as he is known in the scene, has taken part in numerous high mountain expeditions and is strongly involved in educational and awareness programs for emergencies in harsh terrains. He is a rock climbing instructor and high mountain guide. If you see him, he'll say, “What are you waiting for to put a new stamp on your passport?”

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Socio-economic Impact


When you travel with us, you make a difference, as you encourage those who welcome you into their homes and communities to become more passionate each day about their role as hosts of Colombia's unfolding to the world.
Below you will find percentages detailing how your money will be invested:

Food and lodging7%
Local labor36%
Operation and administration17%
Sales and marketing14%
Contribution to a local cause2%
Fees and taxes17%

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