La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Santa Marta Snow-Capped Mountain Range) is the highest coastal mountain range in the world. It rises up to 5.775m meters at Bolívar peak and is only 50km, as the crow flies, away from the sea. At this reserve covering 383.000 hectares one can find a humid jungle of slopes and foothills, tropical rain forest and rainy tundra as well as peaks that are covered by snow all year round. In addition to its immense wealth in bio-diversity, in flora and animal life, this reserve is also the home of diverse indigenous groups such as the Arhuacos and the Koguis. It also represents one of the most outstanding and impressive archaeological sites of the continent: The Lost City or “Ciudad Perdida” is situated at an altitude of between 900 and 1300 meters above sea-level in the middle of the jungle. The Tayrona Indians, who flourished between the 13th and 14th century, probably constructed this archaeological wonder. The Lost City, with its terraced complexes, bridges, paths and aqueducts, is extraordinary, as is the track that leads us there, taking us through diverse and spectacular landscapes and climatic zones.

*The Lost City is usually closed in September!*

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Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Landscape

DAY 1: SANTA MARTA – MAMEY – CAMP ADÀN

After pick up at your hotel in Santa Marta, you drive by 4×4 vehicle for about 3 hours to Mamey (about 120m a.s.l). After lunch and a brief introduction, you start your hike from Mamey to the Camp Adan (about 450m a.s.l). Upon arrival you get to enjoy the refreshing natural pools.

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 3-4h / 9km / ▲600m ▼300m
Accommodation: Hammocks or bunk beds

Highlights:

• Pure nature in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
• Refreshing natural pools

Our Insider Tip:

There will be various stopps where they provide you with some fresh fruit.

Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, River

DAY 2: CAMP ADÀN – CAMP 2 – CAMP 3

After breakfast you start your hike towards the camp 2 (about 470m a.s.l), where you have lunch and get the chance to cool off in the pleasant waters of Rio (river) Buritaca. You continue your hike uphill and pass an indigenous village, where you learn about the culture of the Sierra Nevada. Afterwards you hike to camp 3 (about 900m a.s.l) where you spend the second night. This camp is located just about 1 hour from Ciudad Perdida, the Lost City.

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 7-8h / 14km / ▲800m ▼400m
Accommodation: Hammocks or bunk beds

Highlights:

• Indigenous cultur (Wiwa, Arhuaco or Kogui) up close
• Refreshing bath in the river Buritaca

Our Insider Tip:

Bring some cash. The indigenous handicrafts, cocoa and coffe make the perfect souvenir.

Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Terraces

DAY 3: CAMP 3 – CIUDAD PERDIDA – CAMP 2

Climbing up 1200 steps you see terraces built over a thousand years ago, until you finally get to the archaeological rings that were the foundations of the main settlement of the vanished Tayrona culture. During this guided tour you learn about the Lost City and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. You also get the chance to take a bath in the Pozo de Juventud, the well of youth, that, according to the legend, has magical properties. You finish the tour by descending down to camp 3 where you have lunch before continuing to camp 2 where you spend your last night. Here you will experience a cultural exchange, which gives you an inside into the inidgenous cosmic vision, lifestyle and art.

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 6-7h / 13km / ▲500m ▼700m
Accommodation: Hammocks or bunk beds

Highlights:

• Climbing up the last steps to Ciudad Perdida
• All about the culture and history of the Tayrona

Our Insider Tip:

With some luck, you meet the Mamo, their spiritual chieftain.

Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Landscape 2

DAY 4: CAMP 2 – MAMEY – SANTA MARTA

Your days in contact with nature come to an end and it’s time to return to the city. Early in the morning you hike from camp 2 to El Mamey. Here you have lunch, before getting on the Jeeps that take you back to Santa Marta in the early afternoon.

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 5-6h / 11km / ▲400m ▼600m

Highlights:

• Breathtaking views
• Charming alleys of Santa Martas

Our Insider Tip:

One of the gourmet-arepas at Café Lulo for dinner.

Simple camps with hammocks or bunk beds and simple, shared bathrooms. Due to climate and occupancy at the camps, the exact location of your accommodation might change.
• Transfers from/to Santa Marta
• Spanish speaking guide
• English speaking interpreter
• Accommodation in hammocks or bunkbeds in simple camps
• Full board
• Luggage carriers (not for personal luggage, solely for food, etc)
• Entrance fees
• Mosquito nets
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses and tips
• Flights to/from Santa Marta, airport fees
• Services not mentioned in the program

Participants must be in good physical condition!

The trekking can be done in 5 or 6 days, too.

Due to climate and/or occupancy, the exact routing and accommodation might be subject to change.

Luggage:
Travel with light luggage, that contains only the very necessary items! It might rain, so make sure to bring some plastic bags to keeo your stuff dry.
During the day you carry your own luggage. For a surcharge you can hire mules that carry heavier luggage, so you yourself carry only a light daypack.
Your excessive luggage is stored safely in Santa Marta or at the starting point of the trekking.
We recommend bringing the following:
2 pants, 4 cotton shirts, 2 short- or long-sleeved shirts, 1 light rain cover, 2 pairs comfortable hiking-/running shoes, toiletries, sun block, hat

Climate:
Temperature during the trekking depends highly on altitude. In the lower regions (e.g. Camp Adán) there are between 25 – 35°C, in the higher ones depending on sunlight between 22 – 38°C. At night it usually cools down to about 13 – 20°C.
The rainiest months are April and May, October and November. Weather forecast in this region is not very accurate, so there won´t be continuous rain during rainy season, nor continuous sunshine during dry season. It usually is an alternation of sun and some rain.
Apart from the heat, please keep in mind the high humidity and mosquitos and other insects, that are simply inevitable in tropical regions.

La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Santa Marta Snow-Capped Mountain Range) is the highest coastal mountain range in the world. It rises up to 5.775m meters at Bolívar peak and is only 50km, as the crow flies, away from the sea. At this reserve covering 383.000 hectares one can find a humid jungle of slopes and foothills, tropical rain forest and rainy tundra as well as peaks that are covered by snow all year round. In addition to its immense wealth in bio-diversity, in flora and animal life, this reserve is also the home of diverse indigenous groups such as the Arhuacos and the Koguis. It also represents one of the most outstanding and impressive archaeological sites of the continent: The Lost City or “Ciudad Perdida” is situated at an altitude of between 900 and 1300 meters above sea-level in the middle of the jungle. The Tayrona Indians, who flourished between the 13th and 14th century, probably constructed this archaeological wonder. The Lost City, with its terraced complexes, bridges, paths and aqueducts, is extraordinary, as is the track that leads us there, taking us through diverse and spectacular landscapes and climatic zones.

*The Lost City is usually closed in September!*

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Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Landscape

DAY 1: SANTA MARTA – MAMEY – CAMP ADÀN

After pick up at your hotel in Santa Marta, you drive by 4×4 vehicle for about 3 hours to Mamey (about 120m a.s.l). After lunch and a brief introduction, you start your hike from Mamey to the Camp Adan (about 450m a.s.l). Upon arrival you get to enjoy the refreshing natural pools.

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 3-4h / 9km / ▲600m ▼300m
Accommodation: Hammocks or bunk beds

Highlights:

• Pure nature in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
• Refreshing natural pools

Our Insider Tip:

There will be various stopps where they provide you with some fresh fruit.

Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Kogui Village

DAY 2: CAMP ADÀN – CAMP 2 – CAMP 3

After breakfast you start your hike towards camp 2. The journey takes you to Mutanzi, an indigenous Kogui village, where you learn about their culture and way of life. In camp 2 you have lunch and get the chance to cool off in the pleasant waters of Rio (river) Buritaca. You continue your hike uphill and pass another indigenous village, where your guide provides some more information about the culture of the Sierra Nevada. Afterwards you hike to camp 3 where you spend the second night. This camp is located just about 1 hour from Ciudad Perdida, the Lost City.

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 7-8h / 14km / ▲800m ▼400m
Accommodation: Hammocks or bunk beds

Highlights:

• Indigenous cultur (Wiwa, Arhuaco or Kogui) up close
• Refreshing bath in the river Buritaca

Our Insider Tip:

Bring some cash. The indigenous handicrafts, cocoa and coffe make the perfect souvenir.

Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Terraces

DAY 3: CAMP 3 – CIUDAD PERDIDA – CAMP 3

You start your hike after an energizing breakfast and head to the the Lost City. Climbing up the 1200 ancient steps takes about 1 hour and once you arrive, you are shown around the archaeological area. Walking through the cultural site, you learn about the culture of the Tayrona indians. After finishing the tour, you descend to camp 3 for lunch and to spend another night

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 3-4h / 11 km / ▲400m ▼400m
Accommodation: Hammocks or bunk beds

Highlights:

• Climbing up the last steps to Ciudad Perdida
• All about the culture and history of the Tayrona

Our Insider Tip:

With some luck, you meet the Mamo, their spiritual chieftain.

Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, River

DAY 4: CAMP 3 – CAMP ADÀN

Today you hike back to camp Adan, where you spend your fourth and last night. While here, enjoy a refreshing bath in the natural pools.

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 7-8h / 14km / ▲400m ▼800m
Accommodation: Hammocks or bunk beds

Highlights:

• Breathtaking views
• Refreshing natural pools

Our Insider Tip:

Take advantage of your free afternoon and explore the surrounding flora and fauna.

Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Landscape 2

DAY 5: CAMP ADÀN – MAMEY – SANTA MARTA

You start our way back towards Santa Marta with stop over in Mamey, where you have lunch with your group before heading back to Santa Marta in the early afternoon.

Duration/Distance/Elevation: 3h / 9km / ▲300m ▼600m

Highlights:

• Great views over the Sierra Nevada and the caribbean sea
• Charming alleys of Santa Martas

Our Insider Tip:

One of the gourmet-arepas at Café Lulo for dinner.

Simple camps with hammocks or bunk beds and simple, shared bathrooms. Due to climate and occupancy at the camps, the exact location of your accommodation might change.
• Transfers from/to Santa Marta
• Spanish speaking guide
• English speaking interpreter
• Accommodation in hammocks or bunkbeds in simple camps
• Full board
• Luggage carriers (not for personal luggage, solely for food, etc)
• Entrance fees
• Mosquito nets
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses and tips
• Flights to/from Santa Marta, airport fees
• Services not mentioned in the program

Participants must be in good physical condition!

The trekking can be done in 5 or 6 days, too.

Due to climate and/or occupancy, the exact routing and accommodation might be subject to change.

Luggage:
Travel with light luggage, that contains only the very necessary items! It might rain, so make sure to bring some plastic bags to keeo your stuff dry.
During the day you carry your own luggage. For a surcharge you can hire mules that carry heavier luggage, so you yourself carry only a light daypack.
Your excessive luggage is stored safely in Santa Marta or at the starting point of the trekking.
We recommend bringing the following:
2 pants, 4 cotton shirts, 2 short- or long-sleeved shirts, 1 light rain cover, 2 pairs comfortable hiking-/running shoes, toiletries, sun block, hat

Climate:
Temperature during the trekking depends highly on altitude. In the lower regions (e.g. Camp Adán) there are between 25 – 35°C, in the higher ones depending on sunlight between 22 – 38°C. At night it usually cools down to about 13 – 20°C.
The rainiest months are April and May, October and November. Weather forecast in this region is not very accurate, so there won´t be continuous rain during rainy season, nor continuous sunshine during dry season. It usually is an alternation of sun and some rain.
Apart from the heat, please keep in mind the high humidity and mosquitos and other insects, that are simply inevitable in tropical regions.

Explore the Amazon region the adventurous way! Hike along jungle trails, camp in the rainforest and and stay at an indigenous village.

Important: The itinerary is subject to change due to climate conditions. During low level water the daily trekking time is around 4 hours. During high level water the daily trekking time is around 2 hours as some distances are covered by boat.

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DAY 1: LETICIA – PUERTO NARIÑO

Reception at Vasquez Cobo International Airport, transfer to the dock to board the boat in shared service to Puerto Nariño. The flight must arrive before noon. Lunch and visit of the market place where you can see Amazonian fruits and products from the river and the chagra. Around 2 pm. navigation on the Amazon River for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to Puerto Nariño. Reception and installation at the selected hotel. During a small city tour you visit a viewpoint and sculptures. Meeting with the guide and local expert to review the itinerary and logistics of the trip to the jungle. Dinner and accommodation.

Highlights:

• Contrast between point of origin of your journey and the Amazon region
• Indigenous commune de los Chagra
• Boat ride on the Amazon River

Our Insider Tip:

Looking out for the many exotic and unknown fruits.

Amazone, Monkey

DAY 2: PUERTO NARIÑO – JUNGLE CAMP

Breakfast. According to the time of the year, low or high water, the tour will be done in a native boat on the local rivers. After lunch you start the jungle walk. After installation of the jungle camp you do different activities such as animal observation, photography and survival training. Preparation of dinner and overnight in the jungle.

Highlights:

• Boat ride on the local rivers
• Jungle trekking

Our Insider Tip:

Long sleeved, preferably dark clothes to keep away the mosquitos.

Amazone, Indios

Day 3: JUNGLE CAMP

After breakfast go on another walk in the jungle, observation of animal tracks, with some luck you might observe some primates. Fishing and preparation of lunch and in the evening walk in search of fauna. Dinner and overnight.

Highlights:

• Jungle trekking
• Walk at dawn

Our Insider Tip:

Who finds the hidden dens of the tarantulas?

Amazone, Fruits

DAY 4: JUNGLE CAMP – TICUNA COMMUNITY – PUERTO NARIÑO

Walk to a Tikuna community, there you will have breakfast and a small artisan workshop. After lunch return to Puerto Nariño by the Ecovía (a walk of approximately 7 kilometers) or by native boat on the Amacayacu and Amazon rivers. Afterwards visit of the Tarapoto Lakes, where you can fish, swim and observe pink dolphins. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel at Puerto Nariño.

Highlights:

• Encounter with the Ticuna tribe
• Fishing on Tarapoto lake
• Pink dolphins

Our Insider Tip:

Dinner at restaurant “Tres Fronteras” in Tabatinga (Brasilia) or “Tierra Amazonica” (Colombia).

Amazone, Sunrise

DAY 5: PUERTO NARIÑO – LETICIA

After breakfast shared speedboat transfer to Leticia. Time for shopping and transfer to the airport.

Highlights:

• Local handicraft
• Canopy in Tanimboca

Our Insider Tip:

In case the return flight is in the afternoon, spent the morning doing canopy in Tanimboca.

Day 1 – 3: Very basic accomodations, in hammocks with mosquito nets.
Puerto Nariño: Basic hostel with private rooms
• The overland and water transports needed (motor boats are commonly used, not private)
• Professional English speaking guide in the jungle
• Local guides
• 2 nights in a jungle hammock camp, 1 night in an Indigenous community, 1 night at the hostel Maloca Napu in Puerto Nariño
• Full board from the lunch on the first day till breakfast on the last day
• Trekking through the jungle
• Observation of animals and plants

• Flights
• Entrance fees in Leticia (32.00 COP) and Puerto Nariño (10.000 COP) * Subject to change
• Personal expenses and tips
• Services not mentioned in the program

Rainy Season:
High water level: December till March
Low water level: June till November

For all the adventurous clients, who prefer travelling in groups, we have just the right thing to offer: our 22 days SIB tour “Action and Adventure”. The tour takes you through impressive mountain landscapes and terminates in the beautiful colonial town of Cartagena.

Tourstops: Bogota – Villa de Leyva – National Park Los Nevados – Manizales – Santa Marta – Lost City “Ciudad Perdida” – Cartagena

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DAY 1: BOGOTÀ ARRIVAL

Arrival in Bogotá, where we are welcome by the tour guide. Transfer to the hotel in the colonial city center of Bogotá. 2 nights, breakfast included. During dinner (not included) we review the itinerary with the guide.

Highlights:

• Stroll through the surroundings of the hotel

Our Insider Tip:

The popular sweet wafers with Arequipe, which also Mick Jagger seems to like a lot (available during the day).

Bogotá Goldmuseum

DAY 2: BOGOTÀ

In the morning we explore the city by bike, taking advantage of the empty streets – due to “ciclo via”, an event that takes place every Sunday. In the afternoon we continue our city tour and visit the points of interest such as Plaza Bolivar, beautiful churches and the Gold Museum. To finish the day, we take the cable car up to Monserrate and enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

Highlights:

• Historic Centre La Candelaria
• View from Monserrate
• Historic artefarcts at the Gold Museum
• Versatile, gastronomic offer

Our Insider Tip:

Looking closely, on Avenida Jimenez, one can see people trading emeralds in small paper bags.

Villa de Leyva

DAY 3: BOGOTÀ – VILLA DE LEYVA

After breakfast we leave Bogotá northbound, heading to Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful colonial villages of Colombia. On the way we stop in Zipaquirá and visit the unique salt cathedral, opened in 1995. The cathedral is 120 m under ground and was built inside a salt mine. We arrive in Villa de Leyva in the early afternoon and check in to a colonial hotel located in the city center. 3 nights, breakfast included. In the afternoon we stroll through the village.

Highlights:

• Underground Salt-cathedral of Zipaquirá
• Elaborate handicraft in Raquirá
• Basilica de la Virgen de Chiquinquirá
• Colonial architecture of Villa de Leyva

Our Insider Tip:

The restaurant Colfrance, located at the shores of the lagoon Fúquene, is the perfect lunch-stop.

<Villa de Leyva, Ecce Homo

DAY 4: VILLA DE LEYVA

Whole day bike tour to explore the impressive landscape around Villa de Leyva. We pass the archeological site “Observatorio Muisca”, the monastery “Ecce Homo” and afterwards a 150 year old fossil, which is displayed right where it was found.

Bike tour: ca. 45 km / Ascent: ca. 500 m / Descent: ca. 500 m

Highlights:

• Bike ride through the surroundings of Villa de Leyva
• Monastery Ecce Homo
• Gigantic fossils in El Fosil
• Observatory

Our Insider Tip:

There are plenty of little art shops and galleries to discover in Villa de Leyva.

Villa de Leyva, Iguaque

DAY 5: VILLA DE LEYVA

After breakfast we drive up to the visitors´center of Iguaque National Park, the starting point for our trekking that takes us up to a lagoon situated at 3.600 m known as cradle of mankind to the Muisca Indians. Expect great paramo landscapes with Frailijones and wide views. In the late afternoon we ride back to Villa de Leyva by bike.

Trekking: Ascent: 800 m / Descent: 800 m / 5 hours
Bike tour: ca. 20 km / Ascent: 100 m / Descent: 600 m

Highlights:

• Hike in the National Park Iguaque
• Scenery of the paramo

Our Insider Tip:

Pack various layers of clothes due to the rapidly changing climate in the paramo.

Salento

DAY 6: VILLA DE LEYVA – SALENTO

Drive back to Bogotá and in the afternoon flight to the coffee region (Armenia or Pereira). Transfer to the village Salento, where we go for a walk in the evening. Salento has kept its traditional architecture and is situated in the lush green hills of the coffee region.

Highlights:

• Lushgreen mountainous landscape of the coffee region
• Mild climate
• Colourfull vollage Salento

Our Insider Tip:

The view from the Mirador in Salento.

Los Nevados Landscape

DAY 7- 12: LOS NEVADOS

Start of the 6 days/5 nights crossing of the volcanic chain Los Nevados, the highest elevation in the central mountain chain. The region includes four departments: Tolima, Quindio, Riseralda and Caldas. The two highest spots are Nevado del Tolima (5.125 m) and Nevado del Ruiz (5.311 m). Inbetween there are various volcanoes of about 5.000 m, great paramo landscapes with lots of typical Frailejones and beautiful lagoons. This tour includes the optional climb of Nevado Santa Isabel (5.000 m). We spend the nights in shelters or very good tents, that can easily keep up with international standards.
Included:
Full board, local guides with lots of climbing experience and mules to carry our luggage. The tour is programmed as follows, might be changed however due to climate and local conditions:

Highlights:

• National Park Los Nevados
• Diverse landscapes and climate zones

Our Insider Tip:

Waterproof cover for your camera, and have it at hand at any time for some beautiful snapshots.

Los Nevados Landscape

DAY7: SALENTO – FINCA LA ARGENTINA

At around 8 am the typical Willy jeeps take us to the Cocora Valley. Be impressed by the huge wax palmtrees, that can reach up to 70 m. We start our trekking at 2.450 m, that takes us past the nature reserve Acaime until we reach our first shelter “Finca La Argentina” (3.450 m).

Ascent: 1000 m / Descent: 0 m / 6-7 hours

Highlights:

• Waxpalms
• Scenery of the paramo

Los Nevados Freilejones

DAY 8: FINCA LA ARGENTINA – FINCA BERLIN

On day 2 of our trekking we hike through Andean forest and typical paramo landscapes that are characterized by Frailejones until we reach our destination for the day, the shelter “Finca Berlin” (3.680 m).

Ascent: 850 m / Descent: 490 m / 6 hours

Highlights:

• Scenery of the paramo

Los Nevados Lagoon

DAY 9: FINCA BERLIN – LAGUNA DEL OTUN

We continue with another ascent through the paramo landscapes with a wide view of the lush green landscape and crytal clear lakes. During the last 2 hours of hour hike, you get to enjoy an incredible view of the glacier Nevado Santa Isabel until. Today´s final destination is Laguna del Otún, where you spend the night in tents.

Ascent: 250 m / Descent: 150 m / 6 hours

Highlights:

• Scenery of the paramo
• View of the snow capped peaks
• Laguna de Otun

Los Nevados Landscape

DAY 10: LAGUNA DEL OTUN – POTOSÍ – MANIZALES

Take in the amazing views of Laguna del Otún in the morning and recharge your batteries during breakfast before you head towards Potosí. Here you are picked up and transferred to Manizales. The afternoon is free to relax at the hotel.
Ascent: 250 m / Descent: 250 m / 3 hours

Highlights:

• Laguna de Otun
• Finca close to Manizales

Manizales, Hacienda Venecia

DAY 11: MANIZALES

In the morning you learn all about coffee and its processing. In the afternoon you are free to explore the surroundings of the finca, with its coffee and cacao plantations on one of the many signposted routes.

Highlights:

• All about coffee
• Exploring the grounds of the finca

Our Insider Tip:

Look out for the gorgeous peacocks.

Santa Marta

DAY 12: MANIZALES – BOGOTÀ – SANTA MARTA

Transfer to the airport and flight to Santa Marta (connection in Bogotá). After arrival transfer to Taganga, a little fisher village, where we spend one night at a hotel on the beach.

Highlights:

• Contrast between the Andean region and the Caribbean coast
• Oldest town of Colombia
• Spectacular sunsets in Santa Marta

Our Insider Tip:

One of the gourmet-arepas at the restaurant Café Lulo.

Ciudad Perdida

DAY 13: SANTA MARTA – TREKKING CIUDAD PERDIDA

Start of the 4 days/3 nights trekking to the Lost City. La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Santa Marta Snow-Capped Mountain Range) is the highest coastal mountain range in the world. It rises up to 5.775m meters at Bolívar peak and is only 50km, as the crow flies, away from the sea. At this reserve covering 383.000 hectares one can find a humid jungle of slopes and foothills, tropical rain forest and rainy tundra as well as peaks that are covered by snow all year round. In addition to its immense wealth in bio-diversity, in flora and animal life, this reserve is also the home of diverse indigenous groups such as the Arhuacos and the Koguis. It also represents one of the most outstanding and impressive archaeological sites of the continent: The Lost City or “Ciudad Perdida” is situated at an altitude of between 900 and 1300 meters above sea-level in the middle of the jungle. The Tayrona Indians, who flourished between the 13th and 14th century, probably constructed this archaeological wonder. The Lost City, with its terraced complexes, bridges, paths and aqueducts, is extraordinary, as is the track that leads us there, taking us through diverse and spectacular landscapes and climatic zones.
Accommodation in simple camps with hammocks or beds and simple, shared bathrooms. Due to the given conditions up in the mountains, these are the only accommodations available.
The tour is programmed as follows, as there are various camps though, the exact location of our accommodation might change.

DAY 13: Santa Marta – Mamey (120 m) – Camp Adán (450 m); (B/LP/D); ca. 3-4 h ( 9 km ▲600 m ▼300 m)

DAY 14: Camp Adán (450 m) – Camp 2 – Camp 3 (ca. 800 m); (B/LP/D); ca. 7-8 h (14 km ▲800 m ▼400 m)

DAY 15: Camp 3 – Lost City (ca. 1.200 m) – Camp 3 – Camp 2; (B/LP/D); ca. 8-9 h (18 km ▲600 m ▼900 m)

DAY 16: Camp 2 – Camp Adán (450 m) – Mamey (120 m) – beach hotel; (B/LP/-); ca. 7-8 h (16 km ▲500 m ▼900 m)

Highlights:

• Impressive flora and fauna
• Beautiful, green landscapes
• Encounter with the inidgenous people
• Well preserved plateaus of Ciudad Perdida

Our Insider Tip:

Even though the camps might seem a bit hectic some time: Relax, the guides have everything under control!

Tayrona Playa

DAY 18: TREKKING CIUDAD PERDIDA – TAYRONA AREA

Our trekking comes to an end and the Jeeps that take us to our hotel at the beach close to Nationalpark Tayrona.

Highlights:

• Remote beaches
• Views of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
• piece and quiet

Our Insider Tip:

The ocean is perfect for serving and there is a wave for every skill level.

Tayrona Cabo San Juan

DAY 19: TAYRONA PARK

After breakfast we start a full day hike through the tropical dry forest of Tayrona national park, that leads along to the beautiful beaches of San Juan del Cabo, La Piscina, Arrecife and Cañaveral. We have plenty of time to relax and go for a swim.

Highlights:

• Nationalpark Tayrona
• uniwue beaches
• Breathtaking flora and fauna

Our Insider Tip:

Bring plenty of potable water!

Cartagena, City Center

DAY 20: TAYRONA PARK – CARTAGENA

After breakfast we take the public bus via Santa Marta and Barranquilla to Cartagena, straight to our hotel in the old town. 2 nights, breakfast included.

Highlights:

• Charming alleys in Cartagena
• Great variety of culinary delights

Our Insider Tip:

Stop at Volcano Totumo or the village Galerazamba.

Cartagena Islas del Rosario

DAY 21: CARTAGENA

In the morning we explore the city by foot and visit the colonial treasures of Cartagena. In the afternoon we discover the corners of Cartagena, to many the most beautiful city in South America, on our own.

Highlights:

• Historic city centre with its romantic alleys
• View from the city wall (especially at sunset)
• Castillo San Felipe
• La Popa Convent

Our Insider Tip:

Enjoy the last sunset of this trip from the city wall or a rooftop bar.

Cartagena by night

Day 22: CARTAGENA DEPARTURE OR EXTENSION

Around midday/afternoon transfer to the airport and flight back home (connection in Bogotá).

Highlights:

Bogotá: Hotel Casa Platypus www.casaplatypus.com
Villa de Leyva: Hotel La Roca www.hospederialaroca.com
Salento:Hotel Salento Real www.hotelsalentoreal.com
Manizales: Hacienda Venecia Coffe Lodge www.haciendavenecia.com
Santa Marta: Hotel Aluna www.alunahotel.com
Ciudad Perdida Trekking: Matratzenlager keine Webseite
Tayrona Park: Ecohotel Playa La Roca www.playalarocaecohotel.com/en
Cartagena: Casa Villa Colonial www.casavillacolonial.co

• Local English speaking guides
• Accommodation in the middle class hotels mentioned (or eventually equal alternatives), shelters or tents
• During the trekking to Ciudad Perdida, lodging in hammocks
• Board as mentioned: B = breakfast / L = lunch/LP = lunchbox / D = dinner
• Local trekking- and climbing experts for the trekking in Los Nevados National Park
• Other excursions as described in the program
• Information material about the trip, entry fees and useful gift for the journey
• Domestic flights Bogotá – coffee region / coffee region – Santa Marta return flight from Cartagena – Bogota, airport fees included
• Excellent mountain bikes for the tours and support vehicle

• International flights and airport fees on departure
• Personal expenses and tips
• Services that are not mentiones in the programm