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4-Day Lost City Trek and Camp Tour from Santa Marta Tour Code: 822-9548

From USD$595
Santa Marta, co
4 3
Travel to El Mamey, hike through the jungle, passing by several natural pools. Walk through indigenous villages and forge the Buritaca river. Reach the Lost City along 1,200 steep, mossy steps.
  • Trek deep into the jungle to the famous Lost City
  • Pass through indigenous villages & see the local life
  • Experience sleeping beneath the stars in a hammock
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $595
    Double $595
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Day 1: Santa Marta - El Mamey - Adan's Camp

A 4WD car will take us in a 2.5-hour trip to reach El Mamey. Here we will have a light lunch before trek into one of the largest pre-Columbian towns in Latin America, once inhabited by the Tayrona civilization around the 11th to 14th century. We will have a 7-kilometer trek through the jungle passing by several natural pools where you can take a refreshing swim before reaching the first camp.
Standard Hotel: Adan's Camp
Lunch: Included|Dinner: Included

Day 2: Adan's Camp - El Paraiso Camp

The day begins and we have breakfast early in the morning, then we start to walk by the riverside of Buritaca River where we'll find plenty of houses which make part of a Kogi indigenous village called Mutanshi. Our trek during the day will take about 7 hours going through the jungle of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and enjoying the biodiversity to finally reach the third camp (equipped with hammocks, beds and tents) where we´ll have a delicious dinner and rest after an adventurous day.(14.7-kilometer trek; 7 hours approx.)
Standard Hotel: El Paraiso Camp
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included|Dinner: Included

Day 3: El Paraiso Camp - Lost City - Second Overnight Camp

Wake up for an early breakfast before starting climbing up 1.200 steps to our main destination, a trail constructed by Tayrona people to reach the beautiful Lost City. Once we get there, the guide will show us everything related to this magic place full of relics and ancestral stories. We'll spend the morning enjoying the landscapes and having enough time to rest and take pictures. Nestled on the slopes of the Rio Buritaca river valley, the site overlooks the region from 1,300 meters above sea level. Here you will have magnificent views overlooking the dense jungle and rugged terrain. After the site visit, we'll have lunch at Camp 3 and then go back to Camp 2, where we'll have dinner and spend the night. (6-kilometer trek; 7 hours approx.)
  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    The first Spanish settlement in Colombia, a prime tourist destination in the Caribbean region.

    Ciudad Perdida

    Ciudad Perdida
    An archaeological site of an ancient city in Colombia which is believed to have been founded about 800 CE. Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas. The entrance can only be accessed by a climb up some 1,200 stone steps through dense jungle.
Standard Hotel: Second Overnight Camp
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included|Dinner: Included

Day 4: Adan's Camp - El Mamey - Santa Marta

After breakfast at the camp 1, we will continue the way back to the point where all started. Finally we will reach El Mamey, where we will have lunch and our 4WD car will pick us up to go back to Santa Marta arriving from 3:00 to 6:00p.m.
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included|Dinner: Included
  • Please note that transfers between Cartagena and Santa Marta can be organized at an extra cost, please contact us for more information.
  • Departure: 8:00 accommodation pick-up in Santa Marta
  • Return: city center drop-Off in Santa Marta

Price Includes

  • Round trip 4WD transportation Santa Marta - starting point of trek (El Mamey) - Santa Marta
  • 3 nights lodging in hammocks and/or bunk beds with mosquito nets and blankets
  • Meals listed in itinerary, fruits and snacks on breaks
  • Spanish spoken local guides
  • Entry to the Archeological Park
  • Travel insurance(during the hike)
  • Rural Communities contribution

Price Excludes

  • Translator for groups of 6 or less people (extra fee required)
  • Meals not specified in this itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides & porters

Additional Note

  • An English Translator is available for an extra $150 USD (per group, during the whole trek).
  • This tour does not operate during September due to Spiritual Cleansing Rituals in the indigenous communities.
  • Physical Requirements: If you exercise regularly and enjoy nature, then the path to the Lost City is an exceptional experience that you should add to your list of adventures. For those concerned about their physical condition, most days consist of about 7-8 kilometers trekking through challenging trails that are often steep, slippery and muddy, including forging the Buritaca River. During the dry season, the water may be knee high while water levels may increase to chest-height with strong currents during the rainy season. We recommend bringing a reliable pair of trekking shoes.
  • Essential Tips:
    • Avoid carrying a heavy and uncomfortable backpack. During the trek, everyone carry what they want to take.
    • Keep your body hydrated by drinking water constantly.
    • During walks, always stay with your group and avoid getting away the paths.
    • Protect your skin by reapplying sunscreen regularly and wearing protective clothing and a hat.
    • Minimize your plastic garbage and dispose waste properly.
    • Leave what you find and respect wildlife and local customs.
    • During the day the weather is hot and humid, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothing, shirts and shorts for walking; at night the temperature is about 16癈 and there is a high proportion of mosquitoes and other insects, so it is important to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts for sleeping and use insect repellent.
    • It is recommended to have the yellow fever vaccine as a preventive measure for the Lost City Trek.
  • What to Bring:
    • Small or Medium Backpack (pack as lightly as possible)
    • Trekking boots and Sandals/Tennis Shoes
    • Hiking poles (optional)
    • Personal medication & toiletries
    • Swimsuit
    • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
    • Warm layers for night
    • Torch / Headlamp / Flashlight
    • Rain poncho
    • Waterproof bags for clothes & camera
    • Basic first aid supplies
    • Water bottle / Water purification tablets
    • Camera
  • Please note that the region has a humid and rainy temperate climate with cold nights of 16 - 18� C.


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