Cartagena to Bogota: Colonial Cities & Trekking

Resort: Cartagena to Bogota: Colonial Cities & Trekking
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Colombia
Price From: £1699.15

Over View

Witness the transformation and resurgence of Colombia first-hand on a 21-day tour through bustling cities, ancient lands, and natural landscapes. Embark on a multi-day trek to the Lost City of Teyuna, passing farmland, steamy jungle, and rural communities along the way, take free time to explore the cities of Medelln, Cali, and Bogot, and relax in nature with mud baths and thermal waters.

Itineraries

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 get dirty with a mud bath and massage at Totuma Volcano.

Day 3
CartagenaSanta 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 MartaRicardito 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.

Day 5
Ricardito 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.

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.

Day 7
Paso 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.

Day 8
Ricardito CampTaganga

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
TagangaParque 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
TagangaMedelln

Wheels up! Fly inland today to Medelln. A once infamous city, vibrant Medelln 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.

Day 11
Medelln

Explore Medelln today with a visit to the Comuna 13 neighbourhood, complete with a walking tour and delicious lunch provided by community organization Berracas de la 13. After, tour a local park filled with statues from Colombia’s favourite sculptor, Fernando Botero.

Day 12
Medelln

Make the most of a free day in Medellin and start exploring. Opt to visit the nearby town of Guatap, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Ride the metrocablea cable car part of Medellns public transportationfor sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

Day 13
MedellnManizales

Say Adios! to Medelln and hop on a bus to Manizales. Known as The City of Open Doors for its welcoming residents, you will fall in love with this mountainside city. And if you’re a coffee lover you won’t want to leave. Spend the day exploring and learning about coffee cultivation, or visit a nature reserve.

Day 14
ManizalesSalento

Soak in the therapeutic waters of the Tierra Viva thermal baths for a relaxing start to your morning. Later, take the scenic route to Salento, admiring the beautiful landscapes along the way.

Day 15
Salento

Venture out on a morning hike through the towering palms of the Cocora Valley. This afternoon, choose from a variety of optional activities in the coffee region of Quindo.

Day 16
SalentoArmenia

Climb aboard a local bus to Armenia for a coffee farm tour. Learn about coffee production before enjoying lunch on the farm. Don’t worry, there will be an opportunity to shop so you can bring one of Colombia’s most important exports home with you. The perfect souvenir!)

Day 17
ArmeniaCali

Travel to the bustling city of Cali by bus. Admire the 26m high Cristo Rey monument on a guided tour. Later, learn (or attempt) to dance like a local with a salsa class.

Day 18
Cali

Choose your own Cali adventure today. For aerial views of the city, you can ride the MIO cable car, or get active and hike to Cerro de las tres Cruces. Or stroll along the Cali River and visit the wonderfully weird Cat Park along the banks. Meander through the colourful neighbourhood of San Antonio and sample some tasty local delicacies.

Day 19
CaliBogot

Fly to Bogot this morning. Take an orientation walk of the Candelaria neighbourhood led by your CEO, and visit the Gold Museum to admire thousands of gold artifacts. The afternoon is yours to wander through the streets of Candelaria at your own pace.

Day 20
Bogot

Explore the capital of Colombia with a free day. You can ride the funicular up for stunning views of the city, check out the street art, or explore the underground tunnels and caves of Zipaquir Salt Cathedral.

Day 21
Bogot

Depart at any time.

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