Tropical Dry Forest: The Monkey Howling Trail
Prepare for an extraordinary journey as you venture into the Tropical Dry Forest near Cartagena, where an immersive and unforgettable adventure awaits.
During your expedition, you'll be presented with the opportunity to come across two fascinating creatures. The enchanting Cotton Top Tamarin, a lively primate known for its mischievous behavior, is certain to capture your affection with its playful antics.
Alternatively, the charismatic Howler monkey, with its resonant calls reverberating through the foliage. Join us in embarking on an off-the-beaten-path trip, where you can revel in the enchanting plant and animal life of the Tropical Dry Forest. Immerse yourself in the pleasure of acquiring knowledge and embracing an invigorating adventure.
Through this unique off-the-beaten-path trip will make you enjoy the flora and fauna of this forest while you are learning of it, having fun and exercising yourself. With a maximum of 8 people in the group expect a warm, friendly and personal atmosphere that will make you feel you're with a close friend who has a great travel experience to share with you.
Discover by yourself why this hike is called “the howling trail”.
Minimum two people required
What's included :
Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off
Breakfast is Scrambled Eggs, Arepas and Coffee or hot Chocolate
Traditional meal (Fish, Chicken or Beef) A liter and fruit juice for the lunch
English / Spanish Trip leader and Local guides
One liter bottled water
What's not included
Tips (Optional but always appreciated)
At 6:00 a.m. we drive north of the Bolivar´s department, one hour away from the walled city, we find a natural area where we hike, here there is a trail in the Tropical Dry Forest, we discover the flora, the fauna of this incredible and little-known ecosystem.
At 12:00 p.m. approx. typical lunch
At 1:00 p.m. approx. start the trip back to Cartagena
Approximate Driving Time: 2,0 Hours in total.
Approximate Hiking Time: 3,5 Hours.
Trail Distance: 4 – 6 Miles Approx.
Duration: 8 hours (Approx.)
Children under 10 years old are not allowed.
Children who are 10 years old will be charged the regular price.
Extra water. (We provide one liter bottled water for the hike).
Sunscreen (No sweet smell) and a cap (Recommended).
A day pack for you to carry your personal items.
Long pants and closed-toe shoes are mandatory. Keep in mind that we’ll be walking in the forest, thus clothing items constitute elements of protection (i.e. in case of thorns, spikes, bugs).
If needed, an extra change of clothes and shoe wear for after the hike (comfy clothes and sandals or flip- flops), as our clothes/shoes may get wet and/or muddy.
A light rain jacket. Let us know if you don´t have one, to bring a poncho for you.
Cash for souvenirs and gratuities (tips).
Physicality, Travel Style & Cultural Shock: This adventure involves hiking for up to 3,5 hours in 3,5 miles approx. on uneven terrain with a rocky part (not for climbing). The path requires steep leg work (15 min approx.), demands very good balance, being focused on the trail and some experience in hiking.
Humidity could be an important issue to be aware of. The itinerary takes place in remote areas with basic facilities. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions. (Rain: May - November).
To do this hike it’s required reasonable fitness and health, a moderately active lifestyle and a positive attitude.
Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this trip, pregnant women, children under 10 years old and minors unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.
Bring your personal medication