Highlights
  • Wander the old walled city of cartagena
  • Sip a cold beverage by the caribbean sea
  • Hike through the lush jungle to the lost city

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 history and free of crowds. Colombia is mysterious. Come figure out the riddle.

Trip Description
Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City
 
Travel Theme
Destinations
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City

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Great destination, with much to offer!. A little bit of everything.. History, adventure, beach, and great food! September 2015

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Awesome!.. Great laughs and obviously great people.. Already started promoting Columbia!

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It was wonderful, I had the BEST July 2015

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It was wonderful, I had the BEST time. Maria is an excellent and caring CEO. Loved the small towns especially and the uniquely cultural hotels we stayed in. The caring and organization of the trip was noted and very appreciated. I am now an ambassador of Columbia as most folks have a very negative concept of this country which is very outdated. I tell them about today's Columbia. :)
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you are in capable hands when you travel with G tours June 2015

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It was a great introduction to Colombia.

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Because it really made the most of your time in a country and having a local to show you around gave the best insight. I went on to do solo travel in Brazil and I really felt that I got so much more from my time in Colombia as I was on the tour. May 2015

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Fantastic 12 days. Really felt like we saw the jewels of Colombia. So glad we had a Colombian guide too - having Carmen's mix of great organisation and wonderful local insight made it a truly unforgettable trip.
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Overall great experience. Itineray offered a excellent May 2015

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Overall great experience. Itineray offered a excellent sampling of the key areas of interest in the country. Maria did a great job at handling our group and of course both Denise & Jen were wonderful hosts throughout.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Cartagena

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Cartagena (1B)

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. Additional Notes: Please note hot water is uncommon in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Showers are likely to only have cold water while visiting this area. Included Activities: Cartagena City Tour

Day 3 Cartagena/Minca (1B)

Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore. Additional Notes: Please note that if the group is full, we may be required to use multi-share rooms in Minca due to the small size of this unique hotel. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 4 Minca/Taganga (1B, 1L)

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. Included Activities: Minca Excursion Transport: Head downhill in a 4x4 on a jungle road, take in the scenery and hold on tight, it can be a bumpy ride. Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 5 Taganga (1B)

Spend the day exploring Taganga. Opt for more active options like snorkelling or hiking or hit one of the beaches and relax in a hammock.

Day 6 Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Additional Notes: Please note that Tayrona National Park is usually closed during the month of February. The indigenous groups in the area believe that mother nature needs a month of rest, and maintenance to the park is done during this time. If your trip falls in February, you will visit Taironaka Park, to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices. Included Activities: Tayrona National Park Excursion Transport: Hiking (3.00-4.00 hours)

Day 7 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta (1B)

Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

Day 8 Santa Marta (1B)

Use the day to soak up some sun or make any last minute purchases before starting the big trek.

Day 9 Santa Marta/ Wiwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Included Activities: Lost City Trek - Day 1 Transport: 4x4

Day 10 Wiwa Camp /Teyuna Paraiso Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Included Activities: Lost City Trek - Day 2

Day 11 Teyuna Paraiso Camp/ Wiwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Included Activities: Lost City Trek - Day 3

Day 12 Wiwa Camp /Ricardito Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Included Activities: Lost City Trek - Day 4

Day 13 Gotsezhi Village/Santa Marta (1B, 1L)

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. Included Activities: Lost City Trek - Day 5 Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch Transport: 4x4 (2.00-2.50 hours)

Day 14 Santa Marta (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

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Price Per Day:

$ 175 per day
 
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Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: 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
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPrivate van, public bus, 4x4, walking
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Max 16, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels/guesthouses (9 nts), camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks)
Start City
Cartagena
End City
Santa Marta
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our leaders work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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