Day 1 Cartagena Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Cartagena (1B) 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.
Please note hot water is uncommon in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Showers are likely to only have cold water while visiting this area.
Cartagena City Tour
Day 3 Cartagena/Minca (1B) Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.
Please note that if the group is full, we may be required to use multi-share rooms in Minca due to the small size of this unique hotel.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Minca/Taganga (1B, 1L) Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm, learn about chocolate preparation and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park.
Head downhill in a 4x4 on a jungle road, take in the scenery and hold on tight, it can be a bumpy ride.
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 5 Taganga (1B) Spend the day exploring Taganga. Opt for more active options like snorkelling or hiking or hit one of the beaches and relax in a hammock.
Day 6 Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L, 1D) 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.
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 Taironaka Park, to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices.
Tayrona National Park Excursion
Hiking (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 7 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta (1B) Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 8 Santa Marta (1B) Use the day to soak up some sun or make any last minute purchases before starting the big trek.
Day 9 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.
Lost City Trek - Day 1
Day 10 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.
Lost City Trek - Day 2
Day 11 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.
Lost City Trek - Day 3
Day 12 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.
Lost City Trek - Day 4
Day 13 Gotsezhi Village/Santa Marta (1B, 1L) Head across grassy hills and gentle streams to reach the Gotsezhi Wiwa 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. In the afternoon, return to Santa Marta for a well deserved night in a hotel.
Lost City Trek - Day 5
Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch
4x4 (2.00-2.50 hours)
Day 14 Santa Marta (1B) Depart at any time.