Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City

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Overview

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Bogotá

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2: Bogotá/Armenia

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

Includes: Breakfast

Day 3: Armenia

Enjoy a tour of a coffee farm in the Calarcá area to learn more about the coffee culture here.

Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Armenia/Salento

Take a morning hike through the Cocora Valley before an afternoon arrival to Salento. Continue the full coffee experience in the region of Quindío.

Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5: Salento/Medellín

Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medellín. Opt to explore the city in the evening.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 6: Medellín

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.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 7: Medellín

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.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: Medellín/Cartagena

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.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 9: Cartagena

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

Includes: Breakfast

Day 10: 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.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 11: Cartagena/Minca

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

Includes: Breakfast

Day 12: Minca/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. Stay in a lodge close to the park.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Taganga

In the afternoon, travel from Tayrona to Taganga. Orientation walk with CEO upon arrival.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 15: Taganga/Santa Marta

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.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 16: 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.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 17: Santa Marta/Ricardito Camp

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.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Ricardito Camp/ Wiwa Camp

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.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Wiwa Camp /Paso Lorenzo Camp

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.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: Paso Lorenzo Camp/ Wiwa Camp

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.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Santa Marta

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.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 22: Santa Marta

Depart at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

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