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Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City

Colombia

Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City

Hiking
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Start: Cartagena
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End: Santa Marta

Colombia is mysterious. Come figure out the riddle.

Activity
Hiking
LocationColombia
Duration14 days
Start / EndCartagena / Santa Marta
Tour operatorG Adventures

Colombia

Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City

Hiking·
14 days·G Adventures
Start: Cartagena
·
End: Santa Marta

Description

Colombia has a certain kind of magic that you won’t find anywhere else in the Caribbean. On this trip, you’ll experience it first-hand via visits to rural villages, treks through Tayrona National Park’s picturesque trails and (of course), downtime on the beach. Later, head deep into the jungle to Teyuna — the fabled Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) older than Machu Picchu — a place crowded with histo...

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Itinerary

Day 1Cartagena
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Cartagena
Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach.
Day 3Cartagena/Minca
Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.
Day 4Minca/Taganga
Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm, learn about chocolate preparation and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park.
Day 5Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Enjoy a free morning to explore Taganga. After lunch, drive to Tayrona National Park and settle into the lodge. Relax in the evening and go to the beach or take a walk around the lodge.
Day 6Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park.
Day 7Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta
Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.
Day 8Santa Marta
Relax on the beautiful Caribbean coast in Santa Marta or go further afield to explore. Use the day to soak up some sun or make any last minute purchases before starting the big trek.
Day 9Santa Marta/ Wiwa Camp
Transfer to Machete Pelao, where the trek to the Lost City of Teyuna begins. Trek through farmland, steamy jungle, and rural Kogi communities. Get a glimpse into the local way of life in the remote river valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Day 10 Wiwa Camp /Teyuna Paraiso Camp
Continue trekking along the route to Ciudad Perdida. Today is a tough portion of the trek with a lot of steep inclines, make sure to rest and take in the beautiful views. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon and relax by the river.
Day 11Teyuna Paraiso Camp/ Wiwa Camp
Get started early to climb the 1,200 steps up to the Lost City. The view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains makes it well worth the hike. Explore the Lost City and learn what is known of its origins from the indigenous guide, before making the descent back to Wiwa Camp for the night.
Day 12 Wiwa Camp /Ricardito Camp
Follow the path back through the deep jungle, wind through banana trees, cacao plants and small Kogi communities on the way to Ricardito Camp. The nickname for this camp is vista hermosa or beautiful views, sit back and soak them in.
Day 13Gotsezhi Village/Santa Marta
Head across grassy hills and gentle streams to reach the Gotsezhi Wiwa indigenous community. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported lunch prepared by women from the community. Learn about Wiwa customs on a village visit and then lounge in a hammock by the river or opt to explore nearby waterfalls. In the afternoon, return to Santa Marta for a well deserved night in a hotel.
Day 14Santa Marta
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (9 nts), camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks)

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotsezhi Village. City tour in Cartagena. Hike to Pozo Azul (2hrs). Tayrona NP (excluding February departures). Hike with local guide (5hrs). Trek to the Lost City with indigenous guide (5 days). Guided tour of the Lost City. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners

What to Take

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Remember that although near the Equator, the higher altitude on some parts of the trip make for cool evenings and you will need a warm sweater or pullover. It’s best to layer clothes rather than bring a heavy parka so ... Read more
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