From the Mountains to the Caribbean Coast

Trip Level

The trip is Level 2, Easy to Moderate. It features hikes and hotel accommodations. We have five hiking days, varying from 3-6 hours of hiking. Although you carry only a daypack, there are a few steep ascents and descents and there are some sections that cross rocky trails. Some of the hikes are on stone stairs and trails that can be muddy, so we recommend bringing hiking poles.

We will have a few long drives on curving mountain roads (the longest drive is 5 hours). Snacks and water will be available in our vehicle and you’ll stop to stretch your legs at points of interest en route. For your own enjoyment, we recommend you make a special effort to be in good physical condition for the trip. Daily walking and/or regular hiking (or using a stair-climbing machine at your gym) are excellent preparatory exercises. You should wear sturdy, well-broken-in hiking boots for maximum comfort on the trail.

Weather

Because of its geographical proximity to the equator, Colombia doesn’t have typical seasons. The weather is generally warm and tropical along the coast, and cooler in the mountain areas, with possible rain at any time. Daytime temperatures in Bogotá are in the mid-60s year-round, with nights falling to the mid-40s, while Cartagena ranges from the high 80s during the day to the high 70s at night.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

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