Lost City Trek - 4 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 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 :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Transportation
    • Entrance to La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City)
    • Indigenous communities fee;
    • In short: Everything that is needed to make this a well enjoyable and memorable experience
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Marta
    • Entry/Admission - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
    • Entry/Admission - Lost City
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Santa Marta - Mamey - Camp 1

      Stop At: Santa Marta, Magdalena, 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 - Sierra Nevada - Mutanzi - Camp 3

      Stop At: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca, 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: 15 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      • Lunch
      Accommodation included: “Campamento 3 (Camp 3)”

      Day 3: Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2

      Stop At: Lost City, Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
      10 Km - 06 h
      Initial elevation: 900 m
      Highest altitude: 1200 mslm
      Difficulty: Moderate
      Rest: Camp 2
      We will have breakfast early and start the trek up the famous 1200 steps that lead up to the amazing Ciudad Perdida. There we will have a professional guided tour and learn about the history and secrets of this magical place. At the end of the tour, we will have free time to explore the Lost City on our own for the rest of the morning. After we stayed at the lost city for a little while longer, we will return to “Campamento 2 (Camp 2)” where we are going to eat dinner and spend the night, before we embark on the last stretch to Santa Marta on the next day.
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: “Campamento 2 (Camp 2)”

      Day 4: Camp 2 - Mamey - Santa Marta

      Stop At: Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
      14.8 Km - 07 h
      Initial elevation: 470 m
      Highest altitude: 470 m
      Difficulty: Moderate
      After breakfast, you will start the last, 7-hour trip, during which you will flow waterfalls and rivers on your way to Mamey. Van will wait for you on the spot which after a meal will take you back to Santa Marta. After arriving at the coastal city, you will say goodbye to the guide and the group of travelers who accompanied you during these four days.
      Duration: 8 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-120233P11

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