Hidden Colombia: Trek to the 'Lost City' of the Sierra Nevadas

Travel back 1,000 years to the Lost City of the Sierra Nevada. Soak in the sights and the sounds of the remote jungle as you travel to a far corner of Colombia.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Explore Bogotá's historic district and check out the city's famous plazas. Jump off waterfalls and take a refreshing swim in the Buritaca River. Trek through indigenous villages and pristine jungle on your way to ancient ruins

per adult from

$3,057

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8
    • Round trip flight from Bogotá to Santa Marta
    • 2 nights accommodation in Bogotá
    • 1 night accommodation in Santa Marta
    • 4 nights camping accommodations on the trail
    • breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
    • trekking permits and entry fees
    • welcome and farewell dinners
    • guide services
    • all ground transportation to/from trail
    • Entry/Admission - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
    What's excluded :
    • personal items
    • trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)
    • international airfare and meals during travel
    • snacks during trek
    • beverages outside of designated meals
    • emergency medical & evacuation insurance (required)

  • Day 1: ARRIVE IN BOGOTÁ

    Stop At: Bogota, Bogota
    Arrive in Bogotá, where a OneSeed staff member will greet you and take you to our partner B&B. Take the afternoon to explore the city on your own. Be sure to visit the gold museum if you have time!
    Peak Altitude: 8,612 ft (2625 m)
    Inclusions: Airport transfer, accommodations
    Duration: 1 day

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3 star boutique hotel accommodations

    Day 2: BOGOTÁ

    Stop At: Bogota, Bogota
    Head out for a locals tour of Bogotá! Visit a market and try traditional Colombian foods and exotic fruits, check out the city's famous plazas, and tour La Candelaria, Bogotá's historic district. End the tour with a visit to a local Tejo bar. That afternoon join your fellow OneSeeders for a late welcome lunch, where you will get the chance to try some of the local cuisine.
    Peak Altitude: 8,612ft (2625 m)
    Inclusions: Day tour with local guide, breakfast, welcome dinner and accommodations
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Welcome Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3 star boutique hotel accommodations

    Day 3: BOGOTÁ TO CAMP 1

    Stop At: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
    The adventure begins! Wake up early to catch the first flight (~7:30am) for the 1.5 hour flight to Santa Marta, a beautiful Caribbean beach town and the oldest city in Colombia. You’ll be greeted by your Lost City guide at the airport then drive three hours to el Mamey, the small town where the trailhead for the Lost City begins. Enjoy the first sights and sounds of the jungle as you hike through this lush area before setting up camp for the night.
    Peak Altitude: 787 ft (240 m)
    Total Hiking: 5 miles (7.6 km) / Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking
    Inclusions: Airport transfer, domestic flight, ground transportation, full board, camping accommodations
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shared basic and rustic shelter accommodations - Bunkbeds

    Day 4: CAMP 1 TO CAMP 2

    Stop At: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
    Continue your trek through the jungle. Pass by the indigenous town of Mutanshi and marvel at the well-constructed jungle huts that make up the town. There are plenty of opportunities to take a dip in a cool, clear stream along the way before having the evening to relax and rest your legs.
    Peak Altitude: 1,673 ft (510 m)
    Total Hiking: 5 miles (7.6 km) / Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking
    Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shared basic and rustic shelter accommodations - Bunkbeds

    Day 5: CAMP 2 TO 'THE LOST CITY' TO CAMP 3

    Stop At: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
    After a hearty breakfast, follow along the ancient trail that leads to the Lost City. Cross the Buritaca river nine times as you continue the ascent. Weather permitting, head to the Lost City in the afternoon after dropping your things at Camp 3. End the day with a leg burner as you climb the 1,200 steps that lead to the Lost City. Learn about the history of the ruins as your guide shows you around. Enjoy solitude and stunning views as you try to imagine what the city would have been like when it was built in 800 AD. Return to Camp 3 for the night. ** If afternoon weather is not great, plan to hike to The Lost City the morning of Day 6.
    Peak Altitude: 3,773 ft (1150 m)
    Total Distance: 6 miles (3.7 km) / Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking
    Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shared basic and rustic shelter accommodations - Bunkbeds

    Day 6: CAMP 3 TO CAMP 2

    Stop At: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
    Return the way you came. Cross multiple suspension bridges, wade in the cool water, and listen to the parakeets chirping. Stay at Camp 2 for the night.
    Peak Altitude: 2,723 ft (830 m)
    Total distance: 5 miles (7.6 km) / Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking
    Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shared basic and rustic shelter accommodations - Bunkbeds

    Day 7: CAMP 2 TO SANTA MARTA

    Stop At: Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality, Magdalena Department
    Continue the descent toward Mamey and enjoy a final day under the lush canopy. Pick up the van that will take you back to Santa Marta. Join your fellow OneSeeders for a final dinner (~6pm) to celebrate your accomplishments.
    Peak Altitude: 1,673 ft (510 m)
    Total distance: 9 miles (5.6 km) / Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking
    Inclusions: all meals, ground transportation; accommodations
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3 star boutique hotel accommodations

    Day 8: SANTA MARTA TO BOGOTÁ

    Stop At: Bogota, Bogota
    Catch a mid-morning flight and return to Bogotá (BOG) airport by 1pm and conclude your expedition.
    Peak Altitude: 8,612ft (2625 m)
    Inclusions: breakfast; domestic flight - no ground transportation included.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You can plan your arrival to the Bogota International Airport at any time on Day 1 of the itinerary and plan your departure from the airport at anytime on Day 8, and we will pick you up. Airport transfer is included on Day 1 and Day 8. If you are arrive early or stay later than the itinerary airport transportation is NOT included. Airports
    • Eldorado Airport, Bogota Colombia
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by OneSeed Expeditions

Activity ID: V-192313P4

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