G Adventures - 21 Night Moderate Tour Package21-Nights Colombian Culture Caribbean and Lost City-Classic

Tours offered from October 6th, 2018 - December 7th, 2019

Starting from only $3,879.00 (USD)


Tour Overview

Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City 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 Bogot? and Medell?n, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe of Cartagena, explore Tayrona National Park, 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.HighlightsDiscover the different neighbourhoods of Bogot?, Savour the tastes and aromas of Colombian coffee, Learn the history of Medell?n, Relax on the beach in Santa Marta, Hike to the Lost City, Discover the beauty in Tayrona NPAccommodationHotels/guesthouses (15 nts), hacienda (2 nts), camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks)Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 16, avg 12Meals Included21 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinnersWhat's IncludedG Adventures for Good: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotsezhi Village Hands-On: Coffee Farm Tour, Calarc?. Hacienda stay. Valle de Cocora hike. Medell?n city tour. City tour in Cartagena. Hike to Pozo Azul (2hrs). Tayrona NP (excluding February itineraries). Hike with local guide (5hrs). Trek to the Lost City with an indigenous guide (5 days). Guided tour of the Lost City. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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G Adventures: Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City

Day 1 Bogot?
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Meals:

Day 2 Bogot?/Armenia
Visit Paloquemao market before an afternoon flight to Armenia, in Colombia's coffee region. Spend two nights outside Armenia in a traditional hacienda.Included Activities: Paloquemao Market Visit Hacienda Stay
Meals: (1B)

Day 3 Armenia
Visit Armenia town before heading out for a tour of a coffee farm in the area and learn more about this important export.Included Activities: Coffee Farm Tour Hacienda Stay
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 4 Armenia/Salento
Enjoy exploring Salento and getting a feel for the town.Included Activities: Cocora Valley HikeTransport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 5 Salento/Medell?n
Drive through beautiful landscapes to Medell?n. Opt to explore the city in the evening.Transport: Local bus
Meals: (1B)

Day 6 Medell?n
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.Included Activities: Medell?n City Tour
Meals: (1B)

Day 7 Medell?n
Enjoy another free day, opt to visit the nearby town of Guatap?, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or, ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medell?n?s public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.
Meals: (1B)

Day 8 Medell?n/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.Included Activities: Orientation WalkTransport: Plane
Meals: (1B)

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.
Meals: (1B)

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.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.Included Activities: Cartagena City Tour
Meals: (1B)

Day 11 Cartagena/Minca
Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.Additional Notes: 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.Transport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 12 Minca/Taganga
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.Included Activities: Minca ExcursionTransport: 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
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 13 Taganga
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.
Meals: (1B)

Day 14 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. Stay in a lodge close to the park.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 Taironaka Park, to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices.Included Activities: Tayrona National Park ExcursionTransport: Hiking
Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 15 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta
Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.Transport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1B)

Day 16 Santa Marta
Use the day to soak up some sun or make any last minute purchases before starting the big trek.
Meals: (1B)

Day 17 Santa Marta/Ricardito Camp
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 1Transport: 4x4
Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 18 Ricardito Camp/ Wiwa Camp
Head further into the vivid green jungle past small villages en route to the camp for the evening. After a long day of trekking, enjoy a refreshing dip in one of the natural swimming pools.Included Activities: Lost City Trek Day 2
Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 19 Wiwa Camp /Teyuna Paraiso Camp
Continue trekking along the route to the 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.Included Activities: Lost City Trek Day 3
Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 20 Teyuna Paraiso Camp/ Wiwa Camp
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 4
Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 21 Wiwa Camp /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.Included Activities: Lost City Trek Day 5Transport: 4x4
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 22 Santa Marta
Depart at any time.Included Activities: Departure Day
Meals: (1B)

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Saturday October 6th, 2018 - Saturday November 17th, 2018
    from $3,879.00
  • Saturday December 8th, 2018 - Saturday December 29th, 2018
    from $4,199.00
  • Saturday January 5th, 2019 - Saturday February 23rd, 2019
    from $4,079.00
  • Saturday March 2nd, 2019 - Saturday March 30th, 2019
    from $4,199.00
  • Saturday April 6th, 2019 - Saturday April 27th, 2019
    from $4,149.00
  • Saturday May 4th, 2019 - Saturday May 25th, 2019
    from $3,929.00
  • Saturday June 1st, 2019 - Saturday August 3rd, 2019
    from $3,979.00
  • Saturday September 14th, 2019 - Saturday November 30th, 2019
    from $3,879.00
  • Saturday December 7th, 2019 - Saturday December 28th, 2019
    from $4,199.00