Gesher School Colombia 'The Lost City' Trek January 2023

19th - 29th January 2023

Colombia Trek – A 5-day trekking challenge to discover ‘The Lost City’

On this 5-day adventure we experience trekking in the heart of Colombia to reach our goal ‘The Lost City’. Ciudad Perdida or Teyuna is located at the base of Pico Bolívar and Pico Colón within the national park and is surrounded by exuberant nature, a perfect habitat for various bird species. Ciudad Perdida was the most important urban centre of the ancient Tayrona culture. The city, a true feat of engineering, was built on a system of terraces connected by stone paths and supported by a canal circuit. At the time, the population was of between 1,400 and 3,000 who lived in circular stone houses with thatched roofs on about 250 terraces. Today’s inhabitants, such as the Kogui, Arhuaca and Wiwa, are descendants of the Tayrona and continue to preserve their traditions. This is something to tick off your bucket list!

What is Included:

  • Return international flights from London to Bogotá in Economy*
  • Return internal flights from Bogotá to Santa Marta
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and local transfers
  • All accommodation based on twin share (hotels at start/end of trek, camping on trek)
  • All meals (unless stated)
  • Celebratory dinner at the end of the trip
  • Professional qualified local guides
  • UK Expedition Leader
  • UK Doctor

*Please note there is an option to extend or upgrade your flight to Business Class at an additional cost (subject to availability). Please contact Ultimate Challenges directly. 

What is not Included:

  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities for local staff
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch and dinner on day 3, 9 and 10
  • Anything relating to COVID-19

*We ask you to raise £1,750 for Gesher School*

Please note trips costs are based on 20+ participants.  

Gesher School provides a unique learning environment for children with special needs. We have a specialism in autism spectrum challenges (ASC). This trek will raise much needed funds for our school, enabling us to buy specialist equipment for the children that attend, and enabling us to expand the school us so that we can offer more places to children who desperately need a special educational setting in order to meet their needs. Rates of autism and SEN amongst children in the UK are at an all-time high yet the specialist provision they require to access an education is woefully inadequate and unable to meet demand. Gesher plans to grow significantly over the next few years so that we can give a group of vulnerable children the best start in life. Our school can totally transform the trajectory of a child’s life by providing them with the therapeutic early intervention and life skills that they need, and we need your help to make a big difference. 

Further information on the trek such as a kit list, what to expect on the trek and training advice will be sent once you have signed up for the challenge.

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