02.10.2012 - 04.10.2012 26 °C
Colombia - San Agustin the most significant archeological sites in Colombia...can´t pass that by! We arrived after a 5 hour bus ride on a winding unsealed road...we won't go into detail about the number of people vomiting out of the bus windows.
Not only are there numerous sites of carved stone statues dating back thousands of years, the setting is beautiful, very much worth the trip. San Agustin really is another piece of paradice; lush vegetation, surrounded by coffee plantations and fruit/veg farms. We enjoyed some stunning, (and sweaty) walks through the countryside, taking in the views and statues along the way.
The carved stone statues were placed over toombs and have been discovered and restored over recent years. Our favourite was La Chaquira, which is the only stone not to have been moved from its original place, and sits facing out across a breath-taking valley. We stayed in eco-friendly buildings at Casa de la Francois, which was a short walk from town and felt like a retreat, complete with hammocks we were surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful views.