18-to-Thirtysomethings: Caribbean, the Lost City & Medellin Adventure (SMCT)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
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
Youve seen it on TV and in the movies, and nows 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 youll get opportunities to do just that with a challenging hike through farmlands, jungles, and along steep inclines to the Lost City of Teyuna, where youre rewarded with an incredible view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Youll get time before and after to explore Cartagena and Medellin for a multi-faceted tour that checks off all the boxes.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Cartagena||Day 1 Cartagena|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day
|Day 2||Cartagena||Day 2 Cartagena (1B)|
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.
|Day 3||Santa Marta||Day 3 Cartagena/Santa Marta (1B)|
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. 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. Transport: Local bus (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Wiwa Camp||Day 4 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 5||Teyuna Paraiso Camp||Day 5 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 6||Wiwa Camp||Day 6 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 7||Ricardito Camp||Day 7 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 8||Taganga||Day 8 Ricardito Camp/Taganga (1B, 1L)|
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. Included Activities: Lost City Trek - Day 5 Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch
|Day 9||Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona||Day 9 Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L)|
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. 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 the laid-back town of Minca. Enjoy a visit to a coffee plantation, a hike to a waterfall and learn about local cacao production. Included Activities: Tayrona National Park Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 10||Medellin||Day 10 Taganga/Medellin (1B)|
Fly inland to infamous Medellin, now one of Latin Americas safest cities. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival and an optional night out with the group. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 11||Medellin||Day 11 Medellin|
Opt to go paragliding over the city or catch a ride on the cable car.
|Day 12||Medellin||Day 12 Medellin|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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.
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