Day 016th December 2019
- Cartagena – Santa Marta
Upon arriving at Cartagena, we drive towards Santa Marta. (approx. 4-5hours drive)
Santa Marta is a city on the Caribbean Sea in the northern Colombian department of Magdalena. A busy port, it was also the first Spanish settlement in Colombia. It's the gateway for trips into the Tayrona National Natural Park, and for multiday guided trek to the Lost City (Teyuna) archaeological site in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains.
Check-in to the hotel and rest of evening at your own leisure.
Overnight stay at Santa Marta.
Accommodation: Casa del Farol or similar
Day 027th December, 2019
- Santa Marta – Ciudad Perdida (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, we take a transfer to the starting point of trekking and hiking to Mamey. We will hike to Cabana Adan, where we sleep in bunk beds or hammock with mosquito nets. On the way, we rest at the natural river basin of Buritaca.
Hiking: approx 4h / Distance: 7,6km
Day 038th December, 2019
- Ciudad Perdida (B,L,D)
Today you will hike through rivers and across huge stones to the indigenous village Mutanyi, below the Ciudad Perdida.
After arrival, sightseeing tour in the village and overnight stay at the farm of a Kogi shaman (Mamo).
Hiking: approx 8-9h / Distance: 14,7km
Day 049th December 2019
- Ciudad Perdida (B, L, D)
Climb of the 1183 steps up to the Ciudad Perdida. We will explore the extensive archeological site of the Ciudad Perdida and learn a lot about the Tayrona Culture that built this ancient village as their political and spiritual centre, until the Spanish arrived.
Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for "Lost City") is the archaeological site of an ancient city in Colombia's Sierra Nevada. 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.
In the afternoon, return towards the camp.
Hiking: approx 7h /Distance: 12km
Day 0510th December 2019
- Ciudad Perdida – Santa Marta (B, L)
Approx 5 hours hiking, along the river Buritaca back to Machete, where you will have lunch and then be driven back to your hotel in Santa Marta.
Overnight stay in Santa Marta.
Accommodation: Casa del Farol or similar.
Day 0611th December 2019
- Santa Marta (B)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and depending on your flight time transfer to Santa Marta airport for your flight back to home.