Caribbean Adventure: the Lost City trek & Medellín
Day 1 - 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.
Day 2 - 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 take a break from the heat in one of the city's many plazas to watch the world go by.
Day 3 - 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.
Day 4 - Santa Marta/Ricardito Camp
Wake up and hit the road to the village of El Mamey 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. The group will have lunch at the village and hike about 4 hours to the first basecamp.
Day 5 - Ricardito 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.
Day 6 - Paraiso Camp to Mumake Camp
Wake up early feeling refreshed, recharged (hopefully!) and start your trek to 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 Mumake Camp. The total hiking time today is 8 hours with about 3 hours to explore the Lost City.
Day 7 - Mumake Camp to Las Cascadas Camp
The group will have an early departure from Mumake Camp. Hike past the village of El Mamey and arrive to Las Cascadas Camp where you'll have lunch and rest for the remainder of the day.
Day 8 - Las Cascadas Camp to Taganga
Take in your last views of the jungle this morning as you trek back to Machete Pelao. Transfer to Tangaga where the rest for the day is yours to relax. (You've earned a few drinks after that trek!)
Day 9 - Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. Experience the incredible nature that surrounds you while learning more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia.
Day 10 - Taganga/Medellin
Wheels up! In the afternoon, fly inland to Medellin. A once infamous city, vibrant Medellin has transformed into one of Latin America's safest destinations. Upon arrival, enjoy an optional night out with the group.
Day 11 - Medellin
Explore Medellin today and visit the Comuna 13 neighbourhood??a community transformed. Embark on a walking tour and enjoy a delicious lunch provided by the community organization Berracas de la 13, a G Adventures–supported project. After, free time to visit museums or take a historical tour.
Day 12 - Medellin
Depart at any time.
Simple hotels (7 nts, some multi-share) , camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks).
- Gold Museum Visit (7000COP per person)
- Palace of Inquisition (Museum) Visit (30000COP per person)
- Naval Museum of the Caribbean Visit (6000COP per person)
- Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) Visit (5000COP per person)
- Islas del Rosario National Park (320000-350000COP per person)
- Night Exploration on Chiva (80000COP per person)
- Cartagena City Tour
- Gold Museum Santa Marta (Free)
- Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino (23000COP per person)
- Nutibara Hill (Cerro Nutibara) Visit
- Medellín City Tour (35USD per person)
- El Peñol Stone (La Piedra Del Peñol) Visit
- Modern Art Museum (10000COP per person)
- Explora Park (24500-37500COP per person)