Cerro Kennedy 2 days

Magdalena, Colombia

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Kennedy Hill is a mountain that is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, its highest point has an altitude of 3100 meters, above sea level, covered by a forest of fog in which hundreds are housed of endemic and migratory birds.

From the top of this important mountain you can get an excellent view of the snowy peaks Bolívar and Colon, Santa Marta and the entire mountainous system that makes up the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, you can also see many of the endemic bird species that are found in the sub Andean mountainous forests of this area. If you are a lover of nature, tranquility and mountains, Kennedy Hill is a destination that you can not miss.


Duration time: 2 days.


Start time and place: Departure: Accommodation place in Santa Marta Pick up time: 7:30 am


Time and place where it ends: Accommodation place in Santa Marta. 5:00 pm


Day 1

Departure from your hostel in the city of Santa Marta, taking the road that connects with Minca, a picturesque town located 650 meters above sea level. Visit to the coffee farm where you will learnabout the organic coffee process. Once the tour in the coffee farm is finished, we continue the journey in our jeep along a rugged and uncapped road to the farm La María, in the la Tagua village, where the car would leave us.

Once there and ready from the farm, La María, a walk,  of approximately two hours, begins to the eco-tourist farm Santa Elena; we will install there, walk the surroundings and visit the sunset over the mountains, the Ciénaga grande and the Caribbean Sea.

Day 2

You must get up very early to watch the sunrise in the Sierra Nevada and observe the snowy peaks while having a delicious cup of organic coffee from the Sierra Nevada. Traditional breakfast is served at 06:00 am, the 3-hour hike begins on the ascent through private paths until we reach La Cima, Eco-touristic viewpoint of the Sierra Nevada, located at an approximate height of 3100 meters above sea level. During the whole tour you will have an excellent view of the mountains, mainly on the snow-capped peaks Bolívar and Colón, crossing streams, rising from water, in the same way we will have the opportunity to observe a variety of endemic birds that inhabit this region.

Return to the Eco-touristic farm Santa Elena to have lunch, then travel to the road to return to Santa Marta.

  • 1 night stay at the eco-tourist farm Santa Elena in multiple room.
  • Transport in 4 × 4 camper vans.
  • Entrance and tour in the coffee farm.
  • Food during the tour, fruits during the walks, hot drink.
  • Local guide.
  • Assistance assurance.

  • Additional nights.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Non-specific expenses.
  • Water bottle.
  • Beers or liquor, cold drinks.
  • Horse rental.

For this tour you must take:

  • Comfortable and lightweight tennis or hiking boots for walking.
  • Clothes for cold weather.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Long pants.
  • Hat or cap
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Items for personal use.
  • Small backpack
  • A raincoat for rain.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Binoculars (optional).
  • Flashlight with batteries.

Note: It is important to have good physical condition and good health. This tour is recommended for all kinds of people who love nature, walkers, students, children, young  and everyone who want to live and enjoy an experience in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Take care and respect of what you find. Do not damage or mark natural or cultural assets. If you have any suggestions regarding food let them know. Stay tuned for the guide's recommendations.

 

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