Caribbean, the Lost City & Medellin Adventure

12 Day Small Group Tour from Cartagena to Medellin with G Adventures

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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Cartagena
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Medellin
Trip Budget
Budget
Affordable
16
Max Group Size
16
18 - 30's
Trip Style
18 - 30's
Challenging
Trip Pace
Challenging
Countries Explored:
Colombia
Trip Operated By:
G Adventures
G Adventures
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Cartagena
Arrive at any time. Stay: Hotel Villa Colonial
2 Cartagena
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. Stay: Hotel Villa Colonial (B)
3 Cartagena - Santa Marta
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. Stay: Hotel Tayromar (B)
4 Santa Marta - Wiwa 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. (B/L/D)
5 Wiwa Camp - Teyuna Paraiso Camp
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. (B/L/D)
6 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. (B/L/D)
7 Wiwa Camp - Ricardito Camp
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. (B/L/D)
8 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. Stay: Ocean Taganga (B/L)
9 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: Ocean Taganga (B/L)
10 Taganga - Medellín
Fly inland to infamous Medellín, now one of Latin America's safest cities. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival and an optional night out with the group. Stay: Selina Medellin (B)
11 Medellín
Opt to go paragliding over the city or catch a ride on the cable car. Stay: Selina Medellin
12 Medellín
Depart at any time.

G Adventures Inclusions

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Journey 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.
Trip Inclusions
  • Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotsezhi Village
  • 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
Accommodation
  • Simple hotels (7 nights, some multi-share) , camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks)
  • Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Latin America (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
  • A variety of styles of hotels/guesthouses are used on this trip. In many instances, they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary.
  • Lost City Trek: In the campsites, the majority of the accommodation is in hammocks or bunks, with a mosquito net for cover. In the campsites, there are cold showers, flushing toilets and seating areas. Some of the campsites have lighting and power sockets, although these are not always guaranteed to be available. Because of the humidity, we do not suggest bringing a sleeping bag, as it would be too hot. Recommended is a sleeping sheet or a sleeping bag liner that can provide a level of comfort at higher temperatures.
Your Tour Guides
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Meals Included
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners included throughout this tour
Transport
  • 4x4, walking, plane, local bus
Read Trip Notes
  • Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your accommodation, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions. View Trip Notes

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