COLOMBIA – 8 Days Santa Marta to Cartagena with The Lost City Trek

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COLOMBIA – 8 Days Santa Marta to Cartagena with The Lost City Trek

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When and where

Date and time

Location

Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) Crespo Calle 70 Provincia de Cartagena, Bolivar 20009 Colombia

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Refund Policy

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About this event

  • 6 days 18 hours
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Check off from your bucket list this amazing 8 days adventure in Colombia taking you from Santa Marta to Tayrona Park, followed by The Lost City trek also called Ciudad Perdida is the archaeological site of an ancient city in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is believed to have been founded about 800 CE, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu. This location is also known as “Teyuna” and “Buritaca 200”. Learn Colombian Salsa dancing in Cartagena, enjoy the local culture and cuisine and more on this fun trip.

The Lost City trekking information:

Distance: About 44 km (28 miles) out and back, with 2,700 m (9,000 ft) of elevation gain and loss.

Duration: 4 days.

Highlights

Visited Places:

• Santa Marta

• Rodadero Beach

• Tayrona NP

• La Sierra Nevada mountain range

• The Lost City

• Cartagena

Travel Experience:

Adventure / Hiking The Lost City

Colombian cuisine & local culture

National Parks

Beach

Salsa lesson

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up

3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

5. Group Leader – Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes

Tour Start

CARTAGENA

Tour End

CARTAGENA

Destination

COLOMBIA

Flights

Arrival: Day01 arrive before 3pm

Airport: Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG)

Return: Day08 anytime after 9am (Flexible)

Airport: Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG)

Meeting Point

The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.

More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp

Itinerary

Day01 : CARTAGENA - SANTA MARTA

Description:

Arrival to Cartagena and get transferred to Santa Marta (4 hrs drive)

This is the arrival day for all participants in Santa Marta (the Colombian Caribbean Site), upon arrival you will check-in at the Hotel located in the heart of the city.

Then you will have a free afternoon to explore the city and its wide beautiful beach on your own pace or just relax and enjoy the sunset from the hotel rooftop.

Activities Included:

N/A – Free time

Accommodation:

Hotel in Santa Marta

Day02 : TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK

Description:

This will be a medium scale-hiking day (good training for the Lost City).

Tayrona Park is located at 45 minutes from Santa Marta by car.

The program includes a 2 hours hike to Cabo San Juan ( 6 km / 3.7miles), visit Arrecife, Arenillas, La Piscine and San Juan.

On arrival, you will have time to take pictures and enjoy the beach with some free time.

For the return, you can always get the easy way horse-back ride (USD 15 – one way).

Activities Included:

Guided sightseeing/walking/hiking

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Accommodation:

Hotel in Santa Marta

Day03 : LOST CITY TREK - ALFREDO CAMP

Description:

It is time to be ready for one of the most incredible and amazing hikes overall South America, it is a hidden place in the middle of La Sierra Nevada mountain range. This is an exciting hike, where you will visit remote areas surrounded by just primary forest and local communities.

On this day, we will drive you towards El Mamey Village where we will serve lunch and get the energy to start the first hike up to Alfredo ́s Camp Site. It will be 12 km approx. ( 6.5 miles ) upon arrival, you will get your bed (the type of Campsites in this area are very basic – bunk beds with mosquito nets. So get prepared to live this unique experience.

Activities Included:

Sightseeing/walking/hiking

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Accommodation:

Alfredo Camp

Day04 : LOST CITY TREK - PARAISO CAMP

Description:

We leave from Alfredo’s cabin to Paraíso’s cabin, the closest to the Lost City, is a 14.7- km (9 miles) journey, which will take approximately 8 hours. During the excursion, you will visit the MUTANYI indigenous people, where you can take pictures and interact with the population. Likewise, enjoy the fabulous waters of the BURITACA River. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. The bedrooms for this day will be in beds or hammocks with mosquito net.

Activities Included:

Guided sightseeing/walking/hiking

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

Paraiso Camp

Day05 : LOST CITY TREK - WIWA CAMP

the lost city

Description:

5:00 am starting with breakfast, but you won’t have to pack right away because on this day we will take you to visit the Lost City which is very close from the Campsite, so you only need the hiking gear, camera and more energy to climb over 1200 steps that are guarding this Archeological Complex!!!.

Admire the sacred place and enchanted by the Indian and their ancestors for more than 700 years. You will have time to take the best pictures, usually, in the morning the weather is very good and sunny.

Enjoy a guided tour around many sites at the complex and finally, you will return to the Camp for lunch, packing, shower and start your way back to a Wiwa Camp for the night.

Activities Included:

Guided sightseeing/walking/hiking

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

Wiwa Camp

Day06 : LOST CITY TREK - SANTA MARTA

Description:

Today with an early start, a final way back towards El Mamey village (15 Kms. or 10 miles), enjoy lunch before heading back to Santa Marta City for overnight (this day is a great combination between basic to comfort).

Activities Included:

Guided sightseeing/walking/hiking

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Accommodation:

Hotel in Santa Marta

Day07 : CARTAGENA CITY TOUR

Description:

This is a fantastic drive from Santa Marta along the coastal Colombian highway admiring the Caribbean Sea all the time. Along the way we will stop at Barranquilla for a snack, and then we will continue towards Cartagena City.

Upon arrival, we will start Cartagena’s Tour, where you will explore with our expert guide the highlights of the city such as; Castillo de San Felipe, Getsemani neighbourhood, the commercial area and the downtown, which still exist since XVI century. Finally, we will arrive at our hotel to enjoy the rest of the afternoon admiring the sunset. Later get ready to learn some salsa moves – Colombian style.

Activities Included:

Guided sightseeing/walking/hiking

Cartagena City Tour

Colombian Salsa lesson

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Accommodation:

Hotel in Cartagena

Day08 : CARTAGENA

Description:

Today is the last day, the tour ends after breakfast. Bid farewell to the group members

Activities Included:

Airport transfer

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Inclusions

Price Includes

8 Days / 7 Nights hotel accommodations (Double Occupancy)

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (for Camping option)

Professional Tour Guide – (Spanish/English speaking)

All ground transportation (SUV / VAN)

Fabulous National Park Hikes / Walks

Entrance to all national parks

Cartagena city tour

Tayrona Park guided hike

Price Excludes

Flights

Meals (other than mentioned above)

Personal Expenses

Tips for guide

Travel insurance

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