Caribbean Adventure: the Lost City trek & Medellín

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Cartagena to Medellín

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotshezhy Village Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • 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

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

Itinerary

Cartagena Arrive at any time. Tonight, check out the local flavor of bustling Plaza Trinidad and head to a local bar to get to know your fellow travellers. Get to know the group over a few drinks and get excited for the adventure of a lifetime.
Cartagena The day is yours to explore this coastal colonial city. Wander through the streets of historic old town, check out the San Felipe fortress, or get dirty with a mud bath and massage at Totuma Volcano.
Cartagena/Santa Marta Travel like a local by hopping on a public bus to the port town of Santa Marta. Take advantage of your free time with a visit to the Gold Museum, go shopping for any last minute necessities (You probably forgot something, right?) or chill out on the beach.
Santa Marta/ Wiwa 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.
Wiwa Camp /Teyuna Paraiso 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.
Teyuna Paraiso Camp/ Wiwa Camp Wake up early feeling refreshed, recharged (hopefully!) and ready to climb the 1,200 steps up to the Lost City. The view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains is well worth the hike. Explore the Lost City and learn its origins from the indigenous guide before descending back to Wiwa Camp for the night.
Wiwa Camp /Ricardito Camp Continue exploring the deep jungle today on winding path through banana trees, cacao plants, and small Kogi communities as you make your way to Ricardito Camp. The nickname for this camp is "vista hermosa" (beautiful views)...so sit back and enjoy it.
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.
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.
Taganga/Medellín Wheels up! Fly inland today to Medellín. A once infamous city, vibrant Medellín has transformed into one of Latin America's safest destinations. Get to know your surroundings with an orientation walk and an optional night out with the group.
Medellín Opt to go paragliding over the city or catch a ride on the cable car.
Medellín Depart at any time.
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