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Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City

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22 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
21 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
Transport
Plane, private van, public bus, 4x4, walking
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels/guesthouses (15 nts), hacienda (2 nts), camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks)
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

You will visit

BogotáAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Santa Marta

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
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, learn about Indigenous culture from the Wiwa people of Gotshezhy, 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.
Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City
Starts
Bogotá
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22 Days
Ends
Santa Marta

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a tour of a coffee farm in the Calarcá area to learn more about the coffee culture here.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Take a morning hike through the Cocora Valley before an afternoon arrival to Salento. Continue the full coffee experience in the region of Quindío.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a free day exploring all Cartagena has to offer. Opt to enjoy the beautiful coast or explore the charming colonial city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Spend the day with the Gotshezhy 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • In the afternoon, travel from Tayrona to Taganga. Orientation walk with CEO upon arrival.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • With a free day at leisure, tour Taganga by foot or don a snorkel and mask and explore the water. This evening, travel to Santa Marta and join your group for an optional evening out on the town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Relax on the beautiful Caribbean coast in Santa Marta or go further afield to explore.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Wake up and hit the road to Machete Pelao where your trek to the Lost City of Teyuna begins. Trek through farmland, steamy jungle, and rural Kogi communities. Enjoy and let it all soak in – this is your opportunity to get a glimpse into the local way of life in the remote river valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Venture further into the lush jungle en route to Ciudad Perdida. Be prepared – today is a tough portion of the trek with a lot of steep views. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon for some much needed relaxation by the river.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Wake up early feeling refreshed, recharged (hopefully!) and start your trek to Paso Lorenzo Camp. Settle in at the campsite around noon and eat some lunch. If the weather is nice, take a dip in the Buritaca River. Learn about Wiwa customs in the afternoon and then kick back and relax in a hammock.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Today is the day to discover the wonders of La Ciudad Perdida. Climb the 1200 ancient steps and explore the different sacred sites of Lost City. Later, continue trekking through the deep jungle today on winding paths through banana trees and cacao plants as you make your way to Wiwa Camp.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • In the morning, take in your last views of the jungle as you trek back to Machete Pelao. Transfer to Santa Marta where the rest of the day is yours to relax.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
Trip ID: smbs