60 days in Brazil & Colombia Itinerary

60 days in Brazil & Colombia Itinerary

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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly to Salvador, Ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo
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Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Shuttle to Salvador, Fly to Sao Luiz, Bus to Barreirinhas
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Barreirinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Bus to Sao Luis, Fly to Brasilia, Bus to Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly to Belo Horizonte Confins, Bus to Cachoeira do Campo
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Ouro Preto, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tiradentes, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Campos Do Jordao, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aparecida, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive to Angra dos Reis, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Conceição de Jacareí, Bus to Rodoviaria, Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bento Goncalves, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly to Campo Grande, Shuttle to Bonito
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Bonito, Brazil
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Campo Grande, Fly to Manaus
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Manaus, Brazil
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

— 4 nights

Emerald of the Atlantic

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baia dos Porcos and Baia dos Golfinhos. Get a sense of the local culture at Shark Museum and Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachorro, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza N S dos Remedios, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Forte Sao Pedro do Boldro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fernando de Noronha road trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Fernando de Noronha Standard Time (FNT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fernando de Noronha, with lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 3 nights
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach, then kick back and relax at Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto), then visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Garapua Beach, then kick back and relax at Terceira Praia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Quarta Praia, and finally kick back and relax at Segunda Praia.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Morro de Sao Paulo trip maker website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Morro de Sao Paulo is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Barreirinhas, Brazil

— 3 nights
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): stop by Centro de Artesanato, then explore the activities along Rio Preguicas, and then explore the activities along Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barreirinhas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Barreirinhas takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Morro de Sao Paulo in July: highs in Barreirinhas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Alto Paraiso de Goias, Brazil

— 3 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Explore hidden gems such as Catarata dos Couros and Cachoeira dos Cristais. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Loquinhas, explore the striking landscape at Vale da Lua, and take an unorthodox tour of Jardim de Maytreia.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

Getting from Barreirinhas to Alto Paraiso de Goias by combination of bus and flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature

Brasilia, Brazil

— 3 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parque Nacional de Brasilia and Lago Paranoa. Explore hidden gems such as Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Ermida Dom Bosco. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Brasilia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Dom Bosco, explore the galleries of Memorial JK, and snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brasilia holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Brasilia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 5 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Centro Historico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda and Quadrado. Take a break from Porto Seguro with a short trip to Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Reserva Pataxo da Jaqueira, kick back and relax at Rio da Barra Beach, examine the collection at Museu do Descobrimento - Porto Seguro, and look for all kinds of wild species at Recife de Fora.

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You can fly from Brasilia to Porto Seguro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Porto Seguro, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ouro Preto, Brazil

— 5 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Visit Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar and Church of Sao Francisco de Assis for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas and Mina Du Veloso. Explore Ouro Preto's surroundings by going to Congonhas (Museu da Imagem e da Memoria, Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Passo de Antonio Dias, examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), and go deep underground at Minas da Passagem.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ouro Preto journey maker website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Porto Seguro to Ouro Preto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July in Ouro Preto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tiradentes, Brazil

— 2 nights
Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Bernardo David Atelie, examine the collection at Museu de Sant'Ana, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio, and finally go for a walk through Tiradentes Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Senhor Bom Jesus dos Montes, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia do Senhor Bom Jesus de Matozinhos, trek along Sao Jose Ridge, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Liturgia, and finally make a trip to Ponte das Forras.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiradentes road trip tool.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Tiradentes in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouro Preto in July, expect Tiradentes to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Campos Do Jordao, Brazil

— 2 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
On the 30th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, wander the streets of Vila Capivari, then examine the collection at Museu Felicia Leirner, and finally admire the striking features of Boa Vista Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Pedra do Bau, don't miss a visit to Portico da cidade, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Benedito, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Agudo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim dos Pinhais Ecco Parque.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Campos Do Jordao trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Campos Do Jordao takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aparecida.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aparecida, Brazil

— 1 night
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Passarela da Fe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, then don't miss a visit to Sala das Promessas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Antonio Church.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aparecida road trip website.

You can drive from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Aparecida. In July, daytime highs in Aparecida are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 3 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Caxadaco Beach, stroll through Abraaozinho Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lopes Mendes Beach, then explore the activities along Lagoa Verde, Ilha Grande, and finally stroll through Praia Preta. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Aventureiro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa Azul, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ilha Grande day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Aparecida to Ilha Grande takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Aparecida in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Ilha Grande. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Gramado.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Gramado, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple and Parque da Ferradura. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parque Aldeia do Imigrante and Casa do Colono. Get out of town with these interesting Gramado side-trips: Porto Alegre (Parque Farroupilha, Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, &more) and Nova Petropolis (Labirinto Verde & Cervejaria Edelbrau). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ecoparque Sperry, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Caracol, appreciate the history behind Praca Major Nicoletti, and find something for the whole family at Parque Terra Magica Florybal.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gramado online route planner.

Getting from Ilha Grande to Gramado by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Brazil

— 4 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
Sao Pellegrino Church and Praca Dante Alighieri will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Vale dos Vinhedos and Lidio Carraro Vinicola Boutique. Step out of Bento Goncalves to go to Flores Da Cunha and see Vinicola Salvattore, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Vinicola Torcello, don't miss a visit to Erva-Mate Ferrari, indulge your taste buds at Cave De Pedra Winery, and experience rural life at Parque da Ovelha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bento Goncalves online travel planner.

You can drive from Gramado to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bonito.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Bonito, Brazil

— 5 nights

Ecotourism Capital

A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagoa Misteriosa and Parque Ecologico Rio Formoso. When in Bonito, make a side trip to see Cachoeira Boca da Onca in Bodoquena, approximately Bodoquena away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Estancia Mimosa Ecoturismo - Cachoeiras em Bonito, MS, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio da Prata, Head underground at Grutas de Sao Miguel, and relax and rejuvenate at Espaco Nomade De Massagem E Terapia Holistica.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bonito trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bento Goncalves to Bonito in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bento Goncalves to Bonito. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Manaus.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manaus, Brazil

— 3 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Sao Sebastiao e Sao Francisco de Assis and Museu da Amazonia (MUSA). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, make a trip to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao, kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Centre of the Peoples of the Amazon.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manaus vacation planning site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bonito to Manaus in 13.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Manaus

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 2 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Hoyo Soplador, discover the deep blue sea with Aquanautas, then identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, then look for all kinds of wild species at West View, and finally stroll through Playa de San Luis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Cayo El Acuario, then make a trip to Rocky Cay, and then stroll through Playa de Spratt Bight.

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You can fly from Manaus to San Andres Island in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Cartagena, Colombia

— 6 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Get some historical perspective at Baluarte de Santiago Apostol and Torre del Reloj. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, try your luck at Masters Royale Casino, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Cruz de Manga.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena online journey planner.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. August in Cartagena sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.