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Lost City Trek - 5 days

The tour to the Lost City of Santa Marta is an experience that combines nature, hiking, and archeology in a unique natural location; such as, the Colombian jungle, which is inhabited by the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada, and still retains its traditional lifestyle. This is a tour where you walk an average of 6 hours a day through the jungle crossing rivers, enjoying unique landscapes, and taking time for yourself and to share your adventures with the rest of the group. The nights are spent in camps in the jungle where we will meet other groups and will have time to share our experiences with each other. This adventure culminates with the arrival in Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City), where you still feel the energy and mysticism of another time since it has remained practically intact for centuries, making this tour one of the best experiences you can have in Colombia.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Transportation
    • Lodging
    • Entrance to La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City)
    • Indigenous communities fee
    • Everything that is needed to enjoy this experience
    • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Santa Marta
    • Entry/Admission - Buritaca
    • Entry/Admission - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
    • Entry/Admission - Lost City
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Marta
    What's excluded :

  • Day 1: Santa Marta - Mamey - Camp 1

    Stop At: Catedral de Santa Marta, Carrera 17 14, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470004 Colombia
    7.6 Km - 04 h
    Initial elevation: 140 m
    Highest altitude: 450 mslm
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Rest: Camp 1
    Transport will pick you up from your accommodation in Santa Marta between 7:00 and 9:00 in the morning to start your journey to the Colombian jungle. Once you have gathered the whole group, you will begin your 2.5-hour car trip to Mamey in a 4x4 off-road vehicle. Upon arrival, you will eat a meal to gather some strength for the beginning of your journey. In the next 4 hours, you will go on a trip through rivers and waterfalls where you will be able to swim, enjoy wildlife and amazing nature. Around 6:30 pm you will reach “Camp 1”, where you will have lunch and spend the night in hammocks or beds with mosquito nets.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campamento 1 (Camp 1)

    Day 2: Camp 1 - Mutanzi - Rio Buritaca - Camp 3

    Stop At: Buritaca, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
    15.2 Km - 07 h
    Initial elevation: 500 m
    Highest altitude: 900 mslm
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Rest: Camp 3
    On this day at dawn, the whole group will have breakfast and will start hiking early in the morning to avoid the hottest hours and comfortably get to the next place. The second-day trek lasts 7 hours through the picturesque Sierra Nevada jungle and the Buritaca Valley. Along the way, you’ll stop for lunch at “Camp 2” and pass the local village of Mutanzi, where you’ll have the chance to know the lifestyle of the Kogui community with whom you will spend some time and learn about their culture. The hike ends when you arrive at “Camp 3”, where you will eat dinner and spend the night in comfy camps.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camp 2

    Day 3: Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2

    Stop At: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
    10 Km - 06 h
    Initial elevation: 900 m
    Highest altitude: 1200 mslm
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Rest: Camp 2
    On the third day, we will offer you the most impressive path - a trip to the Lost City. After breakfast, the whole group will begin their journey to the village of Tayrona. Being in Lost City, the guide will take you on a trip around the area and explain the history and secrets of this magical place. At the end of the guided tour, you will have free time all morning to enjoy the surroundings and nice areas of this place. After this intense day, you and your group will return to Camp 2, where you will have dinner and spend the night.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camp 3

    Day 4: Camp 2 - Camp 1

    Stop At: Lost City, Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
    4 h
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Test: Camp 1
    After breakfast, you will start trekking to "Camp 1". After 4 hours of trekking you will have lunch with your group and you will be able to enjoy the natural swimming pools of the surroundings. After a fun afternoon in the Colombian jungle you will have dinner with the whole group and spend the last night in the camp.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campamento 1 (Camp 1)

    Day 5: Camp 1 - Mamey - Santa Marta

    Stop At: Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
    Camp 2 - Mamey - Santa Marta
    This last day of the tour will be dedicated to returning to Santa Marta. After breakfast, you will make one last trek from "Camp 1" to Mamey, lasting 3 hours. There you will eat the whole group together and after the meal you will be picked up by a 4x4 to make a journey of about 3 hours to Santa Marta. Once arrived you will say goodbye to the guide and adventure companions, ending this experience in the incredible Colombian jungle.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Between 7:00 and 9:00 am at your accommodation in Santa Marta or Taganga
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Howlanders

Activity ID: V-120233P12

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