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SMCS - Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City

Colombia has a certain kind of magic that you won't find anywhere else in the Caribbean. On this trip, you'll experience it first-hand via visits to rural villages, treks through Tayrona National Park's picturesque trails and (of course), downtime on the beach. Later, head deep into the jungle to Teyuna the fabled Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) older than Machu Picchu a place crowded with history and free of crowds. Colombia is mysterious. Come figure out the riddle.

Inclusions

Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotsezhi Village
City tour in Cartagena
Hike to Pozo Azul (2hrs)
Tayrona NP (excluding February departures)
Hike with local guide (5hrs)
Trek to the Lost City with indigenous guide (5 days)
Guided tour of the Lost City
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $2,249
Start Location
Cartagena, Colombia
End Location
Santa Marta, Colombia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
20 Jan 201902 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
27 Jan 201909 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
03 Feb 201916 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
10 Feb 201923 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
17 Feb 201902 Mar 20191AUD $2,559
24 Feb 201909 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
03 Mar 201916 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
10 Mar 201923 Mar 20191AUD $2,619
17 Mar 201930 Mar 20192AUD $2,619
24 Mar 201906 Apr 20197AUD $2,619
31 Mar 201913 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
07 Apr 201920 Apr 20196AUD $2,559
14 Apr 201927 Apr 201913AUD $2,559
21 Apr 201904 May 201913AUD $2,559
28 Apr 201911 May 201913AUD $2,559
05 May 201918 May 201912AUD $2,249
12 May 201925 May 201910AUD $2,249
19 May 201901 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
26 May 201908 Jun 201913AUD $2,249
02 Jun 201915 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
09 Jun 201922 Jun 20196AUD $2,249
23 Jun 201906 Jul 201914AUD $2,249
30 Jun 201913 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
07 Jul 201920 Jul 201913AUD $2,249
14 Jul 201927 Jul 201916AUD $2,249
21 Jul 201903 Aug 201915AUD $2,249
28 Jul 201910 Aug 201916AUD $2,249
04 Aug 201917 Aug 201910AUD $2,499
11 Aug 201924 Aug 201914AUD $2,499
15 Sep 201928 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
22 Sep 201905 Oct 201915AUD $2,399
29 Sep 201912 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
06 Oct 201919 Oct 201913AUD $2,399
13 Oct 201926 Oct 201915AUD $2,399
20 Oct 201902 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
27 Oct 201909 Nov 201915AUD $2,399
03 Nov 201916 Nov 201916AUD $2,399
10 Nov 201923 Nov 201913AUD $2,399
17 Nov 201930 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
24 Nov 201907 Dec 201915AUD $2,399
01 Dec 201914 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
08 Dec 201921 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
15 Dec 201928 Dec 201916AUD $2,619
22 Dec 201904 Jan 202014AUD $2,619
29 Dec 201911 Jan 202014AUD $2,619
05 Jan 202018 Jan 202016AUD $2,559
12 Jan 202025 Jan 202016AUD $2,559
19 Jan 202001 Feb 202016AUD $2,559
26 Jan 202008 Feb 202015AUD $2,559
02 Feb 202015 Feb 202016AUD $2,559
09 Feb 202022 Feb 202015AUD $2,559
16 Feb 202029 Feb 202016AUD $2,559
23 Feb 202007 Mar 202016AUD $2,559
01 Mar 202014 Mar 202016AUD $2,619
08 Mar 202021 Mar 202016AUD $2,619
15 Mar 202028 Mar 202016AUD $2,619
22 Mar 202004 Apr 202016AUD $2,619
29 Mar 202011 Apr 202016AUD $2,619
05 Apr 202018 Apr 202016AUD $2,559
12 Apr 202025 Apr 202016AUD $2,559
19 Apr 202002 May 202016AUD $2,559
26 Apr 202009 May 202016AUD $2,559
03 May 202016 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
10 May 202023 May 202016AUD $2,499
17 May 202030 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
24 May 202006 Jun 202016AUD $2,499
31 May 202013 Jun 202016AUD $2,499
07 Jun 202020 Jun 202016AUD $2,499
14 Jun 202027 Jun 202016AUD $2,499
21 Jun 202004 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
28 Jun 202011 Jul 202016AUD $2,499
05 Jul 202018 Jul 202016AUD $2,499
12 Jul 202025 Jul 202016AUD $2,499
19 Jul 202001 Aug 202016AUD $2,499
26 Jul 202008 Aug 202016AUD $2,499
02 Aug 202015 Aug 202016AUD $2,499
09 Aug 202022 Aug 202016AUD $2,499
13 Sep 202026 Sep 202016AUD $2,399
20 Sep 202003 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,249 
27 Sep 202010 Oct 202016AUD $2,399
04 Oct 202017 Oct 202016AUD $2,399
11 Oct 202024 Oct 202016AUD $2,399
18 Oct 202031 Oct 202016AUD $2,399
25 Oct 202007 Nov 202016AUD $2,399
01 Nov 202014 Nov 202016AUD $2,399
08 Nov 202021 Nov 202016AUD $2,399
15 Nov 202028 Nov 202016AUD $2,399
22 Nov 202005 Dec 202016AUD $2,399
29 Nov 202012 Dec 202016AUD $2,399
06 Dec 202019 Dec 202016AUD $2,619
13 Dec 202026 Dec 202016AUD $2,619
20 Dec 202002 Jan 202116AUD $2,619
27 Dec 202009 Jan 202116AUD $2,619
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Cartagena
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Cartagena
Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach.
Day 3 - Cartagena/Minca
Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.
Day 4 - Minca/Taganga
Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm, learn about chocolate preparation and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park.
Day 5 - Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Enjoy a free morning to explore Taganga. After lunch, drive to Tayrona National Park and settle into the lodge. Relax in the evening and go to the beach or take a walk around the lodge.
Day 6 - Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park.
Day 7 - Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta
Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.
Day 8 - Santa Marta
Relax on the beautiful Caribbean coast in Santa Marta or go further afield to explore.
Day 9 - Santa Marta/ Wiwa Camp
Transfer to Machete Pelao, where the trek to the Lost City of Teyuna begins. Trek through farmland, steamy jungle, and rural Kogi communities. Get a glimpse into the local way of life in the remote river valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Day 10 - Wiwa Camp /Teyuna Paraiso Camp
Continue trekking along the route to Ciudad Perdida. Today is a tough portion of the trek with a lot of steep inclines, make sure to rest and take in the beautiful views. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon and relax by the river.
Day 11 - Teyuna Paraiso Camp/ Wiwa Camp
Get started early to climb the 1,200 steps up to the Lost City. The view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains makes it well worth the hike. Explore the Lost City and learn what is known of its origins from the indigenous guide, before making the descent back to Wiwa Camp for the night.
Day 12 - Wiwa Camp /Ricardito Camp
Follow the path back through the deep jungle, wind through banana trees, cacao plants and small Kogi communities on the way to Ricardito Camp. The nickname for this camp is vista hermosa or beautiful views, sit back and soak them in.
Day 13 - Gotsezhi Village/Santa Marta
Head across grassy hills and gentle streams to reach the Gotsezhi Wiwa indigenous community. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported lunch prepared by women from the community. Learn about Wiwa customs on a village visit and then lounge in a hammock by the river or opt to explore nearby waterfalls. In the afternoon, return to Santa Marta for a well deserved night in a hotel.
Day 14 - Santa Marta
Depart at any time.