Lost City Trek (Ciudad Perdida) - 4 days - From Santa Marta or Taganga

Lost City Trek (Ciudad Perdida) - 4 days - From Santa Marta or Taganga

The Lost City Trek Colombia is one of the Colombian highlights for backpackers and outdoor lovers and travelers' top choices. This ​tour is operated in collaboration with Sierra Nevada native communities, so you will support the local economy while enjoying this amazing hike.

At Howlanders we are travelers as you do, so we really know how to make the most of this experience: good guides, a good atmosphere, good vibes, and fellow travelers, so we all together enjoy it to the fullest.

Be aware that this tour is not demanding when thinking about altitude or distances, but the conditions of the jungle make it a little harder. This effort is worthy and you will experience it once you get to the Lost City, which has remained virtually untouched for centuries.

Itinerary

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:


Accommodation included: “Campamento 1 (Camp 1)”

Day 2: Camp 1 - Sierra Nevada - Mutanzi - Camp 3

Stop At: Parque Nacional Natural 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:



Accommodation included: “Campamento 3 (Camp 3)”

Day 3: Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2

Stop At: Expotur - Operador autorizado a Ciudad Perdida, Centro Comercial Rex, Cra. 3 #17-27, 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:



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:


No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"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"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"Proof of vaccination (at least one dose) or negative test 72 hours in advance"



Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 4 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Between 7:00 and 9:00 am at your accommodation in Santa Marta or Taganga


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Transportation
  • Entrance to La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City)
  • Indigenous communities fee
  • Lodging in camps
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Marta
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • Entry/Admission - Expotur - Operador autorizado a Ciudad Perdida

Not Included

  • Day 1 breakfast
  • Alcoholic drinks

Facilities


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