Whale watching at Juanchaco, Bahía Malaga, Colombia

WHALE WATCHING & MAGUIPI PARK, TWO DAYS TOUR

from $660,000
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
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  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
    12
All about the WHALE WATCHING & MAGUIPI PARK, TWO DAYS TOUR.

We’ll start the day by picking you up upon the list of the picking up areas; give you some history on Cali and the places that we see on the “way to the sea” route, and then, after 40 minutes and a different ambient temperature we’ll stop for 25-30 minutes to have our breakfast.

We’ll drive down through the western cordillera for two more hours until the parking area in Buenaventura City, the most important port of Colombia. We’ll walk the pier to board the fast boat that will take 30 minutes to arrive at Maguipi Hotel. A beautiful place located at the top of  a cliff, with a astonishing view, amazing sunset and very kind people at our service.

We’ll have our lunch between 1:00pm and 2:00pm in the hotel. We  recomend taking some snacks and bottled water to have before lunch time. We have included a Maguipi tour that departs at 2:30pm and comes back around 5:00pm when we will get ready for a spectacular sunset.

Day 2 begins very early, between 5:30 and 6:00 am, if you want to see the dolphins swimming in front of our view heading north. If that is not the case the hotel begins breakfast time at 7:30am to 9:00am.

Day 2 begins with breakfast from 7:30am to 9:00am. After breakfast we’ll be leaving in a speedboat to watch the magnificent whales that come to visit us during this time of the year. We will be back to have our lunch in the Maguipi Hotel between 12:30 to 1:00pm. After lunch we’ll have some time to rest at the pool area or take a walk to a close beach.

We’ll be leaving Maguipi Hotel at 4:30pm riding the fast boat until Buenaventura, our van will be waiting for us and we’ll be taking off to Cali, “the branch of heaven”, close to 5:30pm.

Additional Information

Two Day Tour: We depart Cali at 6:00am and return about 8:00pm of the next day.

We use transport for groups from 6 to 12 people: Please make sure you are comfortable traveling in our vehicles. They are not customised.

Refunds: Cancellations within 48 hours are not eligible for refunds.

Group sizes: Please make sure that small group tours are conducive to your travel needs and you are willing in making new friends.

Food note: Day 1: We provide a Continental breakfast at the top of the mountain KM33,5 and our lunch and dinner will be held at Maguipi Hotel.

                      Day 2: Breakfast and lunch at Maguipi Hotel.

Hiker Rating:  We may have 30 minutes walks at Maguipi park, but we also could be taken on a fast boat to visit the private beaches of the Hotel. It will be humid and sunny with isolated rains.

CHILD PRICING: Child pricing is for ages 10-16, children under 10 please call or email us if you have a few children over ten and one slightly under we can make an exception for you. NO INFANTS! WE WILL REFUSE SERVICE UPON PICKUP TO ANYONE WHO BOOKS A CHILD UNDER 10 WITHOUT CONFIRMING IT WITH OUR OFFICE FIRST!

HOTEL PICKUP INFO: We will pick up in your hotel in Cali.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Our Price includes

  • sales tax,
  • All ground transportation,
  • All over water transportation
  • Whale Watching tour
  • Mangrove tour
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Additional beverages or snacks
  • Purchase of souvenirs
  1. Day One: 6:00 am Leaving Cali

    Ready for the adventure?

  2. 6:30 am Breakfast

    The menu is eggs to taste, a cup of coffee or hot chocolate or hot “aguadepanela”, an arepa or bread toasted and fresh orange juice.

  3. 9:30 am Arriving at Buenaventura

    Buenaventura City, the most important port of Colombia.

  4. 10:30 am Speed boat to Maguipi Hotel

    Fasten your sit belts!

  5. 11:00 am Arriving at Maguipi Hotel

    Where we will be staying the night.

  6. 11:30 am Settling into our accomodations

    With a choice of 2, 3 and 4 beds accommodation.

  7. 12:30 pm Lunch at Maguipi Hotel

    We’ll enjoy the rich local gastronomy of the Colombian Pacific.

    If you require an special food, please let us know two days before the tour day. We’ll do our best effort to help you with that.

  8. 2:30 pm Maguipi Tour to the mangroves

    We will take you to an extraordinary tour of the mangroves at Maguipi Park right there in the Pacific ocean. A great moment for bird spotting.

     

  9. 5:00 pm Return to Maguipi Hotel

    Time to relax!

  10. 5:30 pm Pool & Sunset

    Enjoy the hotel swimming pool and marvel at the natural spectacle from a privileged vista.

  11. 7:00 pm Dinner

    We’ll enjoy the rich local gastronomy of the Colombian Pacific.

    If you require an special food, please let us know two days before the tour day. We’ll do our best effort to help you with that.

  12. 9:30 pm End of activities

    You’ll love to go to bed!

  13. Day Two 7:30 am Breakfast at Hotel

    Typical Colombian breakfast.

  14. 9:00 am Whale Watching

    Finally the moment that we all have been waiting has arrived! All aboard to search for the beautiful humpback whales and their calfs. A once in a lifetime experience!

  15. 12:30 Lunch at Maguipi Hotel

    Typical Pacific gastronomy

  16. 2:30 Pool and beach time

    Don’t forget your Sun protection.

  17. 4:30 Speed boat to Buenaventura

    Enjoy the ride!

  18. 5:30 am Leaving Buenaventura

    The end of a great Pacific Adventure

  19. 8:00 pm Arrive at Cali

    ”The Branch of Heaven”

Maguipi Hotel

A beautiful place, located on the top of a cliff, with the nicest views, amazing sunset and very kind people at our service.

LUNCH & DINNER AT MAGUIPI HOTEL

  • Traditional gastronomy from the Pacific coast.
  • Fish Stew “Sancocho de pescado”.
  • If you require an special food, please let us know two days before the tour day. We’ll do our best effort to help you with that.
  • Lemonade.

LOOKOUT POINTS

We will visit these lookout points during  your tour for MAGUIPI PARK tour.

  • Mangrove swamp
  • Morgan Cave
  • Golden Beach

TOUR BONUSES

1. TWO DAYS TOUR AT MAGUIPI PARK

BestPacificAdventures.com  will take you to an extraordinary tour place called Maguipi Park right there in the Pacific ocean. Our tours are designed to enhance your experience. We want to remind our guests to take some snacks to have during the morning before the lunch time. The tour guide will also help you to have your pictures taken,  and explain some history about the place.

2. SMALL GROUPS BETWEEN 6 AND 12

We specialize in small group tours that focus on quality, value, and service, knowing that small groups develop a higher personal experience for you. It also allows your tour guide to interact with you on a more personal level so that your experience of MAGUIPI PARK is as memorable as it should be. Our goal in this small group setting is to treat each of you like a friend visiting from out-of- town, not like a number with a name tag.

3. FULLY GUIDED AND BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH TOUR

Our Price includes a fully-guided and bilingual english/spanish tour. Our tour guides are with you all day to make sure that they maximise your experience. They’ll help you to get on and off the speed boat and stay with you the whole day. They’ll use all of their training and experience to show you the best spots and history at MAGUIPI PARK.

4. COMPLIMENTARY HOTEL PICKUP & DROP OFF SERVICE

Your tour includes complimentary pickup and drop off service in the West area of Cali. All transportation services and cost are included in your tour, including free pickup and drop off service at your hotel in the West area of Cali. Services are limited to customers of BestPacificAdventures.com

5. BREAKFAST AT THE HIGHER POINT OF THE ROUTE AT THE WESTERN CORDILLERA

We include, 40 minutes after our departure from Cali, a very special Breakfast to prepare you for the rest of the day in your tour. The menú is Eggs to taste, a cup of coffee or hot chocolate or hot “aguadepanela”, an arepa or bread toasted and orange juice.

This stop will have very different weather conditions since we’ll be with more altitude, it could be cold and foggy but it would be a nice change, however,  after breakfast we’ll start going down to find the sea level.

6. PHOTOS ALL OVER

We will have a lot of great moments and spots to take pictures and enjoy the environment and the local people.

7. EXQUISITE LOCAL GASTRONOMY

We’ll enjoy the rich local gastronomy of the Pacific area of Colombia. Fresh fried fish with rice and salad or stew cooked in firewood, also with rice and Green banana. Delight!

IMPORTANT

1.     SAFETY NOTE

Our tours are not recommended for anyone with a physical condition that might limit or restrict mobility or with a heart or respiratory condition.

2.     TRAVEL NOTE

We will be entering a very humid and rainy area, very close from the Pacific Ocean with unpredictable weather, please bring good tennis shoes to walk and sport shoes to get into the river.

3.     WALKING NOTE

We reserve the right to change or alter the walking route or tour at our discretion. We may not visit the lookout points above. The main reason for altering a course usually involves excessive rain. We’ll still spend 3-4 hours inside the park but visiting different lookout points. Please contact us immediately if you feel that your tour was cut short by the tour guide so that we can resolve this issue with you