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Caribbean Adventure: the Lost City trek & Medellín

12 days, Cartagena to Medellín

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Please note that Tayrona NP is normally closed during the month of February and Minca will be visited instead. See day 9 in the full itinerary for more information.

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.

12 days

Cartagena to Medellín

From$11743HKD
was $14679
Valid on Jul 24 2022
Trip Code: SMCT

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Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

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.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

12 days

Cartagena to Medellín

From$11743HKD
was $14679
Valid on Jul 24 2022
Trip Code: SMCT

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

Creating ripples that change lives

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit. Learn more

Ripple Score

98

Map of the route for Caribbean Adventure: the Lost City trek & Medellín

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Cartagena

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your First Night Out Moment Connect With New Friends

Day 2Cartagena

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Cartagena/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Santa Marta/Ricardito 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Ricardito Camp/ Wiwa 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Wiwa Camp /Paso Lorenzo Camp

Wake up early feeling refreshed, recharged (hopefully!) and start your trek to Paso Lorenzo Camp. Settle in at the campsite around noon and eat some lunch. If the weather is nice, take a dip in the Buritaca River. Learn about Wiwa customs in the afternoon and then kick back and relax in a hammock.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Paso Lorenzo Camp/ Wiwa Camp

Today is the day to discover the wonders of 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 Wiwa Camp.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Ricardito Camp/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!)

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9Taganga/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 10Taganga/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Medellín

Explore Medellín 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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Berracas de la 13 Visit with Lunch

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 12Medellín

Depart at any time.

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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Berracas de la 13 Visit with Lunch, Medellín
  • 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

Accommodations

Simple hotels (7 nts, some multi-share) , camping (4 nts in hammocks or rustic bunks).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners

Transportation

4x4, walking, plane, local bus.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, Indigenous local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

My Own Room - From $1399.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Caribbean Adventure: the Lost City trek & Medellín

| 12 days - Cartagena to Medellín - from $11743 HKD