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Caribbean, the Lost City & Medellin Adventure

You've seen it on TV and in the movies, and now's your chance to explore the real Colombia beyond the big screen. This 12-day tour is made for energetic travellers that know the best way to experience a destination is by getting closer to nature. And you'll get opportunities to do just that with a challenging hike through farmlands, jungles, and along steep inclines to the Lost City of Teyuna, where you're rewarded with an incredible view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You'll get time before and after to explore Cartagena and Medellin for a multi-faceted tour that checks off all the boxes.

Latin America
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SMCT/126633
  • Starts: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Finishes: Medellín, Colombia
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Cartagena
  • Santa Marta
  • Wiwa Camp
  • Teyuna Paraiso Camp
  • Ricardito Camp
  • Taganga
  • Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
  • Medellín

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cartagena

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Cartagena

Free day to explore this coastal colonial city. Wander the historic old town, check out the San Felipe fortress, or get dirty with a mud bath and massage at Totumo Volcano.

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Day 3: Cartagena/Santa Marta

Travel by public bus to this coastal port town. Free time to visit the Gold Museum with its collection of Lost City artifacts, chill out on the beach and pick up any last minute necessities for the upcoming trek.

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Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Ricardito Camp/Taganga

Head across grassy hills and gentle streams to reach the Gotsezhi Wiwa indigenous community. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported community lunch cooked by women from the community with local ingredients. Learn about Wiwa customs on a village visit and then lounge in a hammock by the river. In the afternoon, return to Taganga for a well deserved night in a hotel.

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Day 9: Taganga/Parque 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.

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Day 10: Taganga/Medellín

Fly inland to infamous Medellín, now one of Latin America's safest cities. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival and an optional night out with the group.

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Day 11: Medellín

Opt to go paragliding over the city or catch a ride on the cable car.

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Day 12: Medellín

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotsezhi Village
    • Trek to the Lost City with an Indigenous guide (5 days)
    • Guided tour of the Lost City
    • Internal flight
    • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (7 nts, some multi-share) , camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks)
    • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • 4x4, walking, plane, local bus
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Office (CEO) throughout, Indigenous local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hike through the jungle to the Lost City of Teyuna
  • Venture up steep inclines of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Stay overnight in jungle campsites
  • Explore the vibrant city of Medellin