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Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City
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Until Dec 17 February Tayrona NP Closure Feb 18 to Feb 18 From Jan Jan 18 to Jan 18

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 to 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.

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  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SMCS.C/201875
  • Starts: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Finishes: Santa Marta, Colombia
You will Visit
  • Cartagena
  • Minca
  • Taganga
  • Taironaka Park
  • Santa Marta
  • Wiwa Camp
  • Teyuna Paraiso Camp
  • Ricardito Camp

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cartagena

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Cartagena

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.

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Day 3: Cartagena/Minca

Travel to the small town of Minca and enjoy free time to explore and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

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Day 4: Minca/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 the beach town of Taganga.

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Day 5: Taganga

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.

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Day 6: Taganga/Taironaka Park

Head to Taironaka Park, the perfect place to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices. Visit a small museum and relax by the banks of the Don Diego River.

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Day 7: Santa Marta

Head to Santa Marta for free time to explore and an optional evening out on the town.

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Day 8: Santa 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.

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Day 9: Santa 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.

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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.

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Day 11: Teyuna 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.

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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.

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Day 13: Gotsezhi Village/Santa Marta

Head across grassy hills and gentle streams to reach the Gotsezhi Wiwa indigenous community. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported community 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.

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Day 14: Santa Marta

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotsezhi Village
    • City tour in Cartagena
    • Hike to Pozo Azul (2hrs)
    • Coffee farm tour and chocolate preparation
    • Visit to Taironaka Park to learn about the Kogi people
    • Trek to the Lost City with indigenous guide (5 days)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (9 nts), hammocks/camping in the national park (4 nts)
    • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, public bus, 4x4, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Wander the old walled city of Cartagena
  • Soak in the Caribbean Sea in Santa Marta
  • Hike through the lush jungle to the Lost City
  • Spend a night in a remote area of Tayrona NP.