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Roundtrip DE UNA  - 20 days

The roundtrip DE UNA is one of our best sold roundtrips because in a period of only 19 days you are presented many highlights. We start in Bogotá and will besides a city tour also make a spectacular trip to Tobia to go white water rafting.

Then we will go to the Nature Reserve of Rio Claro where the the riverbed and the walls of an incredible cave are from marble. The next highlight is Medellin, the city of eternal spring, their friendly people, beautiful woman and a vibrant nightlife. From here we visit the colonial village of Santa Fe de Antioquía and we´ll make a tour to a steal hanging bridge over the Cauca River.

The tour ends at the Caribbean coast where we besides the colonial cities of Santa Marta and Cartagena also visit the Nature Park Tayrona and make a 5 day trekking to the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida). The most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean coast of Colombia and an unforgettable adventure with archaeological sites and native Indian communities.

A Roundtrip ideal for young and old, to book as a group tours by choosing one of the planned starting dates or as a private tour on any given date by a group of 2 or more people.

Rafting in Tobia

Ciudad Perdida


Day 1: Arrival at the El Dorado airport in Bogota and transport to the hotel in the historical center for the first night.

Day 2
: At 08:30 the city tour starts with a short walk to the cable car that will bring us to Cerro Monserate (3150m) for an amazing view over the city. When we get back down we will make a walk through the historical center and we will visit Plaza de Bolivar, the Gold and the Botero museum. Free afternoon and second night in Bogota.

Day 3
: Day tour to Tobia, which lies approximately +/- 2 to 3 hours from Bogota. This little village has a nice tropical climate and is the base for a number of extreme sports. In Tobia we will go white water rafting on the Rio Negro. At the end of the day we will take the bus to Honda at the Magdalena river where we will stay the night in the center.

Day 4
: In the morning we will leave by bus to the Nature Reserve Rio Claro (+/- 3 hours) where we will stay in semi open cabañas with view on the clear Rio Claro river. Rest of the day free to enjoy the surrounding, the flora and fauna and to swim in the river.

Day 5:
In the morning we will make an ecological walk alongside the Rio Claro and we visit a cave with marble walls and the special night birds Guacharos. These birds look for shelter from light and leave around dusk to look for food, this spectacle we will be able to watch at the end of the day. Second night in the cabañas at the Nature Reserve Rio Claro.

Day 6
: In the morning with the bus to Medellin (+/- 3 hours) where we will stay in a hotel in the hectic center close to the Botero square. In the afternoon we will have a city tour in which we will visit various squares and monuments and visit the neighborhood Santa Domingo in the mountains of Medellin with the MetroCable for an excellent view over the city.

Day 7
: Bus to Santa Fe de Antioquia (+/- 2 hours) where we have the time to visit the colonial village and visit the ´Puente de Occidente´ a steal hanging bride over the Cauca river by motor taxi. We will spend the night in a hotel with swimming pool at the square.

Day 8
: Free morning to walk through the village, in the afternoon back with the bus to Medellin. In the evening we will visit the famous disco mango´s (only in the weekend) and second night in Medellin.

Day 9
: Transport to the airport of Medellin in Rio Negro with a direct flight to Santa Marta. From the airport our transport will bring is to Taironaka at the Don Diego river. We will stay at cabañas located at the river in this beautiful area.

Day 10
: In the morning the possibility to see the snow topped mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (with clear weather) and to go down the Don Diego river with an inner tube. After lunch we will go to National Park Tayrona where we will arrive at the sector Arrecifes after a walk of approximately 45 minutes. Here we will stay the night in hammocks at the beach.

Day 11
: You have the whole day in National Park Tayrona to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the surrounding jungle. We will walk through the jungle, over beaches and we will visit the beaches ‘la Piscina’ and ‘el Cabo de San Juan’. For the real passionate walkers there is the possibility to visit ´Pueblito´ an archaeological site of the prior Tayrona civilization. It is a beautiful walk of approximately 3 to 4 hours that will bring you deep into the jungle of the Tayrona park. Later that day back to Arrecifes for our second nights in the hammocks.

Day 12 till day 16
: Walk back to the entrance of the National Park Tayrona. Here we will be picked up to start our 5 day trekking to Ciudad Perdida. An adventurous trekking through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta where we will need to cross several crystal clear rivers, will encounter Indian communities like Kogi and Arhuacos and will sleep in hammocks in the subtropical jungle. The goal is to reach Ciudad Perdida (the lost city), an archaeological site of the Tayrona civilization. During the trekking all meals are inclusive, besides a DE UNA guide a local guide will accompany us and a carrier. For the entire program go to the Ciudad Perdida page.

: This is the last day of the Ciudad Perdida trekking. We will need to walk a bit more today and then we will be picked up by transport that will bring us to Santa Marta. Usually the groups arrives around 17:00 or 18:00 o´clock in Santa Marta. We will stay in a hotel at the beach near the old city of Santa Marta.

Day 17
: In the morning we´ll take a bus to Cartagena, a journey of about 5 hours along the Caribbean coast. In Cartagena we will stay in a hotel in the colonial area Getsemani. At the end of the afternoon when the heat diminishes a bit we will take a walk through the historical part of Cartagena and we will visit some important squares and monuments of the city.

Day 18
: At 08:00 o’clock we will take a stroll to the tourist harbor, from there we leave for a day to the Nature Park Las Islas Rosarios. We will stay on one of the islands where we will have a typical lunch (included) and the possibility to snorkel. From there we will go to Playa Blanca. On this beautiful white sand beach with palm trees we will stay for the rest of the afternoon until around 16:00 o´clock to go back to Cartagena for our second night in this amazing city.

Day 19
: Free day to relax, walk through the city, go to the nearby beaches or buy the last souvenirs. Third night in Cartagena.

Day 20
: Transport to airport of Cartagena, end of the tour.




Rio Claro


Puente de Occidente

Howler monkey at Taironaka


Santa Marta

Ciudad Perdida

Ciudad Perdida


Islas del Rosario

- Accommodation in standard hotels based on double or multiple rooms without breakfast. (In Tayrona and during the tour to the Lost City we will spend the nights in hammocks with mosquito net)
- Transport mentioned in the program ( a combination of private and public transport)
- National flight Medellin – Santa Marta
- Mentioned tours and activities including entrance fees
- A DE UNA guide during the whole program
- Local guides where necessary
- Fully catered and equipped trekking to Ciudad Perdida, 3 meals a day and snacks
- Lunch included with the Islas del Rosario tour


- International flight
Food and drinks not mentioned in the program
Travel and health insurances
Personal expenses

Group or private tour

The planned dates are intended for individual subscriptions, these individual subscriptions will form a group. With at least 2 participants a group tour will be confirmed. Besides a group tour it is also possible to book this tour as a private tour, this way you are not bound to the above mentioned travel dates. In this case as well a tour will be confirmed with 2 participants

For vaccinations you are recommended to contact your physician. For areas outside the big cities a vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommendable. For both Park Tayrona and Ciudad Perdida you are obligated to have a Yellow fever vaccination and be able to show you are vaccinated.


For Ciudad Perdida we have prepared a special packing list. Look for the complete program and for the packing list on our Ciudad Perdida page

The trekking to Ciudad Perdida is quitetough. Therefore it is recommendable to be in good physical shape when you want to participate in this trekking. It is possible to book this tour without visiting Ciudad Perdida. If preferred we can offer a 5 day alternative in the form of a 5 day trip to la Guajira, Taironaka, other posadas ecoturisticas, or a trip to Nabusimaké. Ask us for the possibilities.

The tour will end in Cartagena. Please keep this in mind while booking your international flight. Off course it is possible to leave from a different city (Bogota for example) but then an additional flight needs to be booked.

Sleeping hights and average temperature



Rio Claro


Santa Fe de Antioquia

2600m / 10-20ºC

225m / 20-35ºC

350m / 20-30ºC

1500m / 15-28ºC

500m / 20-30ºC


Santa Marta


Ciudad Perdida


20m / 22 - 35ºC

sea level / 25-40ºC

sea level / 22-35ºC

500-1200m / 18-30ºC

sea level / 25-40ºC


DE UNA can provide international flight as well as national flights.
If necessary please ask us for the possibilities.

Furthermore it is easy to extend the tour with numerous packages to other interesting coastal places or with one of our packages inland. Some possibilities are:
- Extension with a trip to Golfo de Morrosquillo
- Extension with a trip to San Andres / Providencia
- Extension with a dive course in Cartagena/Islas de Rosarios


Look on our FAQ page for important information about our tours and over travelling in Colombia in general.