ColOmbia DisCovery

Discover the meaning of legacy as you travel back 1000 years to the Lost City of the Sierra Nevada. Reignite your personal creativity through the sights and the sounds of the untouched jungle as you travel to a remote corner of Colombia.

Dates: May 27-Jun 3, 2017

Cost: $3300 per person + Airfare

*$1000 non-refundable/transferable deposit due at registration.  Remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

The tour and trekking itinerary is below.  Additionally, each day is bookended with content and conversation based on our Identity Driven Leadership Course and the Clifton StrengthsFinder. Certificates of Completion are available for continuing education credit as requested.


Day 1: Bogotá (8,612ft/2625m) 

Arrive to Bogotá, where a OneSeed staff member will greet you and take you to our B&B. Take the afternoon to explore the city on your own before joining your fellow trekkers for a welcome dinner, where you will get the chance to try some of the local cuisine. 

Inclusions: Airport transfer, welcome dinner and accommodations

Day 2: Bogotá (8,612ft/2625m) 

Head out for a city tour! Visit the old city, learn about Bogota’s extensive graffiti scene, check out the city's famous plazas, and tour La Candelaria, Bogotá's historic district. 

Inclusions: Day tour with local guide, breakfast, and accommodations

Day 3: Bogotá to Camp 1 (787ft/240m). 

The adventure begins! Wake up early to catch the first flight to Santa Marta, a beautiful caribbean beach town and the oldest city in Colombia. Drive three hours to the trailhead and begin the trek to the Lost City. Enjoy the first sights and sounds of the jungle as you hike through this lush area before setting up camp for the night. 

Total distance: 5 miles. Approximately 4-5 hours of trekking

Inclusions: Airport transfer, domestic flight, ground transportation, full board, camping accommodations

Day 4: Camp 1 to Camp 2 (1,673ft/510m) 

Continue your trek through the jungle. Pass by the indigenous town of Mutanshi and marvel at the well-constructed jungle huts that make up the town. There are plenty of opportunities to take a dip in a cool, clear stream along the way before having the evening to relax and rest your legs. 

Total distance: 5 miles. Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking

Inclusions: Full board and camping accommodations

Day 5: Camp 2 to Camp 3 (2,723ft/830m) 

After a hearty breakfast, follow along the ancient trail that leads to the Lost City. Cross the Buritaca river nine times as you continue the ascent! Weather permitting, head to the Lost City in the afternoon! End the day with a leg burner as you climb the 1,200 steps that lead to the Lost City. Learn about the history of the ruins as your guide shows you around. Enjoy solitude and stunning views as you try to imagine what the city would have been like when it was built in 800 AD! 

Total distance: 6 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Inclusions: Full board and camping accommodations

Day 6: Camp 3 to Camp 2 (1,673ft/510m) 

Return the way you came! Cross multiple suspension bridges, wade in the cool water, and listening to the parakeets chirping. Take rest at Camp 2 for the night. 

Total distance: 5 miles. Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking

Inclusions: Full board and camping accommodations

Day 7: Camp 2 to Santa Marta (20ft/6m) 

Continue the descent toward Mamey and enjoy a final day under the lush canopy. Pick up the 4WD vehicle that will take you back to Santa Marta for a final dinner to celebrate your accomplishments. 

Total distance: 9 miles. Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking

Inclusions: Full board, ground transportation and accommodations. 

Day 8: Santa Marta to Bogotá (8,612ft/2625m) 

Catch a mid-morning flight back to Bogotá and conclude your expedition by 12:30pm. 

Inclusions: Breakfast, domestic flight

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. 


●  medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date

●  airport transfers

●  RT flight from Bogotá to Santa Marta

●  2 nights accommodation in Bogotá 

●  1 night accommodation in Santa Marta

●  4 nights camping

●  breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek

●  trekking permits and entry fees

●  welcome and farewell dinners

●  guide & porter services

●  all ground transportation to/from trail


●  personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.) 

●  trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option) 

●  international airfare and meals during travel

●  snacks during trek

●  beverages outside of designated meals

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*NOTE: All registration should be considered pending until confirmed by TDG Adventures Staff and deposit has been tendered.

*Packing and support logistics information will be provided and managed by our partner Oneseed Expeditions following final registration.