Values of Adventure to Trekking Sierra Nevada 4 days
Declared by the UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage in 1979, it is considered unique place in the world due to isolation to the Andes Mountain Range and its highest peak (5775 masl) stand just 42 km from the sea. In it are all the thermal floors from Colombian territory, as well as different biomes that make up the forest, the Forest Mountains and Andean paramos.
The Cerro Kennedy is part of this important mountain system, have an elevation of 3.100 meters above sea level, covered by a fog forest in which is home to hundreds of endemic and migratory birds.
Throughout this travel in the middle of mountain, get an excellent view unto the two snowy peaks Cristobal Colón and Simon Bolivar, and whole the mountain system that make up the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, also it can see a lot of endemic birds from the 77 species that has Colombia, beside 105 almost endemic which are founded in the sub-Andine mountain forest of this area, all these riches make it a privileged place for anyone who wants to visit.
The extraordinary experience begin in the Santa Marta city, riding in a vehicle 4×4 type camper, passing by the Minca population. The adventure become more interesting as we ascend the mountain, the travel through this difficult road becomes a fascination adventure. After we arrive to La Tagua, a village located to 1.650 meters above sea level, afterwards a trek up through the mountain to Santa Elena estate, located to 2.200 meters above sea level, throughout this travel it gets stunning views of green and magic mountains, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Start from oldest city of Colombia, Santa Marta at 8:30 am in a vehicle acclimatized type van, to sector called La Aguacatera, here we will do transshipment to a vehicle 4×4 type camper which will drive us to sector called Mamey (Machete Pelao), in this place we will take the lunch. Later of take lunch, we start a hike of 7,6km to first camp (Adan’s cottage, peasant community) where we will spend the night. Also we’ll do a stop in a river of crystalline waters to take a shower.
For some people, the hike last 3 hours, for another 5 hours, it all depends on your physical conditions. In the evening, the indigenous guide talks about the history and customs of him community and region.
This day we’ll do a hike of approximately 8 hours, in the middle tour we’ll visit the indigenous community Kogui Mutanzhi, where we can interact with indigenous from place, then we’ll arrive to the cottage 3 (cottage Paraiso Teyuna, Indigenous community). It’s located to 830 meters high above sea level, here we’ll be in feet of Teizhuna (Teyuna), the sacred city of Tayronas. In this travel we’ll appreciate a large part of Fauna and Flora of our Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. In afternoon time, we’ll can relax and take a bath in Buritaca river. In the evening, the guide talks you about Ciudad Perdida and its sacred meaning to the Sierra’s indigenous.
After breakfast we’ll do a hike of 7,2 Km to arrive camp 3 (cottage Paraiso Teyuna, indigenous community). We’ll be around feet of Teizhuna, the sacred city from Tayronas. In this travel we’ll watch a lot of part of Fauna and Flora of our Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. In the afternoon hours, we can be relaxed a take a bath in the river. In the evening, the indigenous guides talk to you about Ciudad Perdida and its sacred meaning for Sierra’s Indigenous.
In the morning hours, we’ll depart to Mamey path (Machete pelao) where we take lunch, then a vehicle type 4×4 pick up us and it will carry us to Aguacatera sector, here we take a van acclimated whose take us back to Santa Marta.
Before to land to Machete pelao we will visit a little natural waterfall to refresh and take a bath. Arrive to Santa Marta approximately at 4:00 p.m.
- Visit the Ciudad Perdida (Lost City)
- All the foods (Lunches 4 + Dinner 3 + Breakfast 3)
- Three nights’ accommodation in hammocks or beds
- Activities mentioned
- Fruits and water for the road
- Entrance to the archaeological park
- Contribution to indigenous and peasant communities
- Transportation: Santa Marta – Machete Pelado – Santa Marta.
- Indigenous local guide Kogui.
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A deposit per person equivalent to 5% of the total value of the tour is required, which must be paid in advance to confirm the reservation.
The total price of the tour must be paid the day before, just before leaving, at the office of Wimake Tour Colombia.
Cancellation and right of withdrawal
Confirmed reservations must be canceled or modified at least one day before, during working hours.
Reservations canceled the same day will have a penalty of 20% on the total value of the tour.
Once the reservation process has started, no refund of the 5% equivalent deposit will be made
- Important to be in good physical conditions (Hiking to Cerro Kennedy require physical exigency)
- This tour is recommended for people that love the nature, hikers, students; children, young and everyone who wants enjoy an experience in Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta.
- The tour Cerro Kennedy can be performed by all type of people, as long as count on good health.
- Take care and respect what you find
- Do NOT forget any object in the mountain
- Do NOT scream or make strange noises during the walk
- Do NOT damage or scratch the natural or cultural goods
- If you have any suggestion related with the food communicate it
- Make the reservations at least one day before the trip
- Pay attention to the guide and follow the recommendations
- It’s a personalized plan and the price vary according to quantity of persons by your group
- Use eco-friendly repellents preferably
What to bring
- To do the hiking to the Cerro Kennedy, you must wear comfortable or lightweight tennis or sports boots for walking.
- Clothing for cold weather
- Jacket for the cold
- Long pants
- Mosquito repellent
- Articles of personal use
- Small backpack
- Photographic camera
- Binoculars (If you have one)
- Flashlight with batteries