The Jaguar´s Footprint

Language Eng & Spa
Duration   10 hs
Physicality Active
 Group   2 – 8
Language Eng. & Spa.
Duration 10 hours
Physicality Active
Small Group 2 – 8 Pax

$159 USD

Overview:

 

Explore the nature of Colombia on this unique hike that explores the history of our indigenous people. We will see flora, fauna, petroglyphs, and more before learning about the vibrant culture of the region. Learn how to play La Gaita music and see why we love the region so much!

Itinerary:

 

At 6:00 am we drive out Cartagena to the Montes de Maria, here we hike to discover the flora, the fauna and some petroglyphs left by indigenous people from this region. At 12:30 p.m. approx., we have the traditional lunch of the area. At 2:00 p.m. approx., we visit San Jacinto to learn from this region its history, its culture and its amazing music through a traditional music workshop. At 3:00 p.m., we leave the region.

 

Approximate driving time: 4,5 hours. Approximate hiking time: 3,5 hours (4,5 miles).

Area Description

The Montes de María (MM) is a sub-region of the Colombian Caribbean. The MM is composed of mountains whose highest point is about 1,000 meters above sea level.

 

Los Colorados Wildlife Sanctuary is located within the Montes de Maria. This sanctuary is a protected area of great ecological importance because it is one of the last remaining dry forests still intact in the Montes de María. It has around 280 species of birds and 44 species of mammals among which is the red monkey.  The fauna and flora of this ecosystem (Dry Forest) is one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world.

 

The Montes de María also is a benchmark of artistic and cultural traditions of the Colombian Caribbean.

Map

Highlights:

 

  • Explore the Montes de Maria region.
  • Hike to Discover the flora, the fauna and petroglyphs left by the ancestral people of this region.
  • Feel the region´s culture, famous because of its gastronomy, its music and its history

Details:

 

  • Pick up time: 6:00 a.m.
  • Duration: 11 hours (Approx,)
  • Small and shared group trip.
  • Spots: 8
  • Language: English, Spanish

 Includes:

 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Breakfast
  • Typical lunch.
  • Trip leader.
  • Hiking tour with a local guide.
  • La Gaita Music workshop

Does not include:

 

  • Services and items not specified in the plan
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips

Physicality, Travel Style & Cultural Shock:

 

These trips involve hiking or walking for up to 3,5 Hours, 4,5 Miles approx. and 669 ft of Elevation Gain a day at a slow pace on undulating terrain, with small rocks and sometimes mud. We cross shallow streams.  The itinerary takes place in remote areas, involve various types of transport and rough roads. To enjoy these adventures we suggest reasonable fitness and health, a moderately active lifestyle and have a positive attitude. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions (Rain May-Nov).

 

 

Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this trip, pregnant women, children under 12 years old and minors unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.

What to Bring:

 

  • Your personal medication.
  • Extra water. (We provide one bottle of water for the hike).
  • Sunscreen (No sweet smell) and a cap.
  • Insect repellent.
  • A day pack for you to carry your personal items.
  • Close toe shoes and long pants are mandatory because our hike is in the forest, Mud, streams and rocks are on the path.
  • Sandals, Flip Flops, or something else to wear after the hike, due to the shoes may get wet and muddy
  • A light rain jacket or an umbrella. Rain (May – Nov).
  • An extra change of clothes in case if it’s needed
  • Cash for souvenirs

Overview:

 

Explore the nature of Colombia on this unique hike that explores the history of our indigenous people. We will see flora, fauna, petroglyphs, and more before learning about the vibrant culture of the region. Learn how to play La Gaita music and see why we love the region so much!

Itinerary:

 

At 6:00 am we drive out Cartagena to the Montes de Maria, here we hike to discover the flora, the fauna and some petroglyphs left by indigenous people from this region. At 12:30 p.m. approx., we have the traditional lunch of the area. At 2:00 p.m. approx., we visit San Jacinto to learn from this region its history, its culture and its amazing music through a traditional music workshop. At 3:00 p.m., we leave the region.

 

Approximate driving time: 4,5 hours. Approximate hiking time: 3,5 hours (4 miles).

Area Description

The Montes de María (MM) is a sub-region of the Colombian Caribbean. The MM is composed of mountains whose highest point is about 1,000 meters above sea level.

 

Los Colorados Wildlife Sanctuary is located within the Montes de Maria. This sanctuary is a protected area of great ecological importance because it is one of the last remaining dry forests still intact in the Montes de María. It has around 280 species of birds and 44 species of mammals among which is the red monkey.  The fauna and flora of this ecosystem (Dry Forest) is one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world.

 

The Montes de María also is a benchmark of artistic and cultural traditions of the Colombian Caribbean.

Map

Highlights:

 

  • Explore the Montes de Maria region.
  • Hiking to Discover the flora, the fauna and petroglyphs left by the ancestral people of this region.
  • Feel the region´s culture, famous because of its gastronomy, its music and its history

Details:

 

  • Pick up time: 6:00 a.m.
  • Duration: 11 hours (Approx,)
  • Small and shared group trip.
  • Spots: 8
  • Language: English, Spanish

 Includes:

 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Breakfast
  • Typical lunch.
  • Trip leader.
  • Hiking tour with a local guide.
  • La Gaita Music workshop

Does not include:

  • Services and items not specified in the plan
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips

Physicality, Travel Style & Cultural Shock:

 

These trips involve hiking or walking for up to 3,5 Hours, 4,5 Miles approx. and 669 ft of Elevation Gain a day at a slow pace on undulating terrain, with small rocks and sometimes mud. We cross shallow streams.  The itinerary takes place in remote areas, involve various types of transport and rough roads. To enjoy these adventures we suggest reasonable fitness and health, a moderately active lifestyle and have a positive attitude. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions (Rain May-Nov).

 

 

Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this trip, pregnant women, children under 12 years old and minors unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.

What to Bring:

 

  • Your personal medication.
  • Extra water. (We provide one bottle of water for the hike).
  • Sunscreen (No sweet smell) and a cap.
  • Insect repellent.
  • A day pack for you to carry your personal items.
  • Close toe shoes and long pants are mandatory because our hike is in the forest, Mud, streams and rocks are on the path.
  • Sandals, Flip Flops, or something else to wear after the hike, due to the shoes may get wet and muddy
  • A light rain jacket or an umbrella. Rain (May – Nov).
  • An extra change of clothes in case if it’s needed
  • Cash for souvenirs
  • Jimmy Matthews - USA

    An 'off the beaten path' adventure!

    We did the Foots of the Jaguar experience - you'll get an early wake up, a scenic drive to the jungle (with a stop for some scrambled eggs for breakfast), and walk through the Colombian jungle with the opportunity to see it's wildlife and hear it's ambient sounds (really cool). We crossed several streams, so be aware that your shoes will get wet (that's why you bring flip flops for afterwards). You'll need to wade across a deeper stream as well, about mid-thigh deep to see the petroglyphs in the stones (very cool). Then you'll head to an awesome lunch spot and watch some talented locals play authentic instruments (which they will teach you to play as well). It's a long day, but will leave you with a lot of memories. Highly recommended!

     

    Jimmy Matthews - USA