Tucked into the hills of the Colombian Highlands, Barichara is an impossibly beautiful Andean town. Adobe buildings with red-tiled roofs line the tranquil cobblestone streets, and a heady art scene entices a range of collectors and creatives.
Stay at the Casa del Presidente, a stunning private villa once the residence of the late president Belisario Betancur. The office still has the original writing desk beneath the bookshelves, and the gardens and small pool provide refreshing shade in the heat of the day.
Trek along ancient paths to the colonial town of Guane for lunch, followed by a late afternoon horseback ride or mountain bike ride into the Andes. Stop at freshwater river pools for a wild swim and visit traditional coffee plantations. Take a trip to Chicamocha Canyon, the second largest in the world, with the option to white water raft on level three rapids. Paragliding and rock climbing can also be arranged.