The real way to discover the National Park Tayrona : BEACH HIKING

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Day 1: Taganga – Neguanje – Playa Cristal – Playa Cinto – Playa Guachaquita

Our 4WD Jeep brings you to the starting point for this tour: Neguanje (1 hour by car). From there we walk along the stone beach for ½ hour to Playa Cristal, where you will find an amazing Caribbean beach with coral reefs. You have the chance to snorkelling with our own equipment and to be lazy lying in a hammock at the beach. After having a typical lunch, we continue our walk for 1 hour to Playa Cinto for having a short rest at the beach. From there we hike another 1 ½ hours through the jungle to Playa Guachaquita, where we have dinner and stay over night in hammocks at the beach.

Walking hours: aprox. 3

Day 2: Playa Guachaquita – Playa Palmarito – Playa Brava

After breakfast we start the day with a 2 hours hike through jungle and up to the coastal mountains of the National Park Tayrona over the mountainous peaks to Playa Palmarito, where we have lunch. In the afternoon we walk for 2 more hours up and down the jungle to Playa Brava. There we have dinner and stay over night in hammocks.

Walking hours: aprox. 4

Day 3: Playa Brava – Pueblito – Playa Cabo San Juán del Guía – Playa Piscina – Playa La Arenilla – Arrecifes – Cañaveral – Taganga

After having our breakfast, we continue the hike for 1 ½ hours going up through the jungle to Pueblito, a pre-colombian archeological site. You will be taken around and the Kogis, the descendants of the Tayrona, who still live in this area, explain the historical and present background. After our historical stop in Pueblito, we walk down for 1 hour to Playa Cabo San Juán del Guía. Enjoy the wonderful beach with its huge rock formations! After having lunch and resting at the beach, we walk for 40 minutes along the beaches Piscina and La Arenilla to Arrecifes, where we rest a moment to have a refreshing drink at the powerful beach of Arrecifes. Then we continue for the last part of the tour and hike through the jungle to Cañaveral for 45 minutes. If you are lucky and silent hikers, you see monkeys there! In Cañaveral the Jeep will be waiting for us to bring us back to Taganga (45 minutes by car).

Walking hours: aprox. 4

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Explore LOST CITY

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Day 1: Taganga – Machete Pelaos– Dondé Adán

At 9:00 a.m. we leave from Taganga to Machete Pelaos in our 4WD Toyota (2 hours). There we start the trek until we get to the farm “Donde Adán”, an airy place where we stay over night. Don´t miss the chance to have a refreshing bath in the natural waterfall!

Walking hours: 3

Day 2: Dondé Adán– Cabana of Elio (Sierra Tours)

At 8:00 a.m. we continue the hike ascending the valley formed by the river Buritaca, where we find some indigenous houses. This is the small village Mutanshi. We follow the path until the cabana of ELIO, where we stay over night.

Walking hours: 4

Day 3: Cabana of Elio – Lost City

At 7:30 a.m. we start hiking discovering the indigenous paths and cabanas and we pass places where we find archaeological fingerprints of the ancient habitants of the region. This day we cross the the river Buritaca many times until we arrive the Lost City, sacred site for the indigenous tribes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. We discover this place, to get to know the archaeological sites and many terraces. Your guide explains the history of the Tayronas. During the inspection, you can take a bath in the basin of youth, according to the legend!

Walking hours: 6

Day 4: Lost City – Cabana of Elio (Sierra Tours)

After having our breakfast, we walk back to the cabana de Elio to have our lunch. In the afternoon we relax and take a refreshing bath in the river Buritaca, just behind the cabana.

Walking hours: 5

Day 5: Cabana of Elio – Machete Pelaos – Taganga

At 8:00 a.m. we hike the last part until Machete Pelaos, where we have lunch. The transport of SIERRA TOURS brings us back to Taganga, where we arrive aprox. at 5:00 p.m.

Walking hours: 5

Equipment list

• Hiking boots

• Sandals or resting shoes

• T-shirts and shorts pants

• Long pants (insect protection)

• Towel and socks

• Swimming suit

• Sleeping bag

• Bottle of water 1 l

• Purification pills (available in our office)

• Flash light

• Sun protection

• Insect repellent

• Personal hygienic items

• Toilet paper

• Personal medicine

• Small or medium trekking bag pack ( available for rent in our office)

• Minimum of 2 plastic bags (garbage size) to protect personal items from moisture

The tour operator is not responsible for personal equipment (cameras, bags, sleeping bags etc.). Please take care of your personal equipment. Extra costs for personal needs or extra transport (e.g. in case you decide to going back earlier than planned) are not covered.

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