Highlights
  • Discover the different neighbourhoods of bogotá
  • Savour the tastes and aromas of colombian coffee
  • Learn the history of medellín
  • Relax on the beach in santa marta
  • Hike to the lost city
  • Discover the beauty in tayrona national park

Embracing nature in Colombia and the Caribbean is like nowhere else on Earth. Imagine picturesque beaches, busy cities, and the freshest coffee you’ve ever had. And you’re only scratching the surface of what’s in store for you on this 22-day trip. Check out the resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogotá and Medellín, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe of Cartagena, explore Tayrona National Park, get back to nature in Minca, and trek to ancient Ciudad Perdida (Lost City), known to the locals as Teyuna. Colombia will change you. All you have to do is let it.

Trip Description
Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City
 
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Cities & Attractions
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  • Only ground transport

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Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City

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Colombia definitely is a great country to visit, and this tour will give you a definite sense of the place June 2016

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Colombia definitely is a great country to visit, and this tour will give you a definite sense of the place. I loved Medellin and Cartagena and might have liked an extension in Cali for salsa dancing. The Lost City is great, but some aspects need worked out(the accomodations were shared with other tour companies, and I found the behavior of some of these folks not really respectful of the experience). I also think five days was the ideal length of time for the trek.
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Colombia is a great place to visit June 2016

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Colombia is a great place to visit. The people are warm, friendly and very welcoming. It's safe, colourful and enchanting. Go now before it becomes a well trodden tourist route!

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Colombia is an incredible country on the verge of becoming a tourist hot spot June 2016

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Colombia is an incredible country on the verge of becoming a tourist hot spot. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to visit Colombia now while it still seems like there are not as many tourists as in other South American destinations. I wanted to see as much of Colombia as possible during the short three weeks I had, and this trip allowed me to do that. As important as seeing the places, I felt like our CEO, Mark, was well positioned to bring the country to life. With his vast knowledge and his love for leading tours, he was able to connect us with many different aspects of the culture. I am grateful to Mark for making this trip an experience I will never forget!
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It was a great trip May 2016

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It was a great trip. Awesome tour leaders. Amazing adventure. Amazing country.

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Colombia has truly impressed me with its diversity, beauty and passion which is seen in the people I saw and interacted with April 2016

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Colombia has truly impressed me with its diversity, beauty and passion which is seen in the people I saw and interacted with. This is definately not a country to miss (or be scared of)!

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Experience the real Colombia April 2016

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Experience the real Colombia. From city to jungle, the Colombia Culture, Caribbean and the Lost City itinerary highlights nearly all this stunning beautiful country has to offer.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Bogotá

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Bogotá/Armenia (1B)

Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda. Included Activities: Paloquemao Market Visit Hacienda Stay

Day 3 Armenia (1B, 1L)

Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export. Included Activities: Coffee Farm Tour Hacienda Stay

Day 4 Armenia/Salento (1B)

Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town. Included Activities: Cocora Valley Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

Day 5 Salento/Medellín (1B)

Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening. Transport: Local bus (8.00-9.00 hours)

Day 6 Medellín (1B)

Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the city and learn the fascinating recent history of the city's ongoing transformation. Spend the rest of the day with free time to explore this vibrant city. Included Activities: Medellín City Tour

Day 7 Medellín (1B)

Enjoy another free day and opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medellín’s public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

Day 8 Medellín/Cartagena (1B)

Hop on a morning flight to Cartagena and arrive in time to spend the afternoon exploring the old walled city. Opt for dinner and a night out in this lively town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)

Day 9 Cartagena (1B)

Enjoy a free day exploring all Cartagena has to offer. Opt to enjoy the beautiful coast or explore the charming colonial city.

Day 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B)

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. Transport: Settle in for a quick ride to Tayrona National Park. Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 20km)

Day 14 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 15 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 16 Santa Marta (1B)

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

Day 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 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 21 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 22 Santa Marta (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Trip Includes
  • Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch
  • Gotsezhi Village Your Foodie Moment: Coffee Farm Tour
  • Calarcá Your Discover Moment: Cartagena
  • Hacienda stay
  • Valle de Cocora hike
  • Medellín city tour
  • City tour in Cartagena
  • Hike to Pozo Azul (2hrs)
  • Tayrona NP (excluding February itineraries)
  • Hike with local guide (5hrs)
  • Trek to the Lost City with an indigenous guide (5 days)
  • Guided tour of the Lost City
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 21 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPlane, private van, public bus, 4x4, walking
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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 (15 nts), hacienda (2 nts), camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks)
Start City
Bogotá
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.

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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