Trek to Ciudad Perdida: 4 or 5 Days from Santa Marta

Trek to Ciudad Perdida: 4 or 5 Days from Santa Marta

Trek through the jungle to the ruins of Teyuna - Colombia’s ‘Lost City’ in the Sierra Nevada, the mountain range outside Santa Marta. This ‘into the wild’ experience will have you trekking over rivers and alongside waterfalls for four, five or six days as you make your way to the ancient archaeological site, founded by the Tayrona people around the 9th century. This outdoor adventure can be tough — you’ll walk up to several hours each day — but worth it for the amazing experience of getting ‘lost’ in the jungle and finally arriving at the extraordinary Ciudad Perdida, surrounded by lush mountain foliage.

Itinerary

Day 1: Santa Marta - Ciudad Perdida

Stop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470007 Colombia
Explore the scenic backcountry of Colombia on a 4-day trek to Colombia’s legendary Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) hidden deep in the dense jungle. Have an adventure as you hike through the beautiful hinterlands, passing through unspoiled waterfalls and rivers along the way, eventually reaching this amazing archaeological site. Depending on the length of the trek you choose, you’ll have time to visit local indigenous villages along the way, swim in natural pools and camp each night among the lush wilderness of the Colombian Jungle.

Your first day begins meeting between 7:30 am and 8:30 am to go on a 3-hour road trip to a small town called El Mamey, where you’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant serving typical Colombian Food. After lunch, the first trek begins. You will have a 4-hour hike to the first campsite. When you arrive, you will have dinner and then the whole night to rest from your long day of trekking.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Camp Accomodation

Day 2: 1st Camp – Mutanzi – 3rd Camp

Stop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470007 Colombia
You will wake up early and eat a quick breakfast before departing around 6 am for a 2-hour trek to an indigenous village called Mutanzi. You will then walk for about 40 minutes from Mutanzi to the 2nd Campsite where a delicious lunch will be served for you. Finally, rest for a while and get ready for one last 4-hour trek to the 3rd camp where you will dine and rest for the night.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Camp accomodation

Day 3: 3rd Camp – Ciudad Perdida – 2nd Camp

Stop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470007 Colombia
After breakfast, leave camp around 6 am to hike to Ciudad Perdida, which you’ll reach around 7 am. You'll enter climbing its 1,200 stone stairs, and will have two hours to explore the ancient city set in the dense jungle. Our guide will give you a quick tour and be present to answer all of your questions.

After, you will return to the 3rd campsite where you’ll have lunch and will be able to rest for a while. In the afternoon, get ready for a 4-hour trek back to the 2nd camp, where you’ll have dinner and stay for the night.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Camp Accommodation

Day 4: 2nd camp – 1st camp – Ecological Hike

Stop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470007 Colombia
Wake up early and eat a quick breakfast before departing around 6am for your 4-hour trek to the 1st camp. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the camp and then have a wonderful ecological hike to a natural pool and a coffee farm. You’ll have diner at the camp where you’ll spend the night.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Camp or Hammock accommodation

Day 5: 1st Camp – Mamey – Santa Marta

Stop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470007 Colombia
After breakfast, the longest hike will take place. You will trek for 7-hours, mostly downhill, to El Mamey, where you’ll have lunch, as on Day 1. Our guide will then take you back to Santa Marta where you'll arrive in mid-afternoon.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:


No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"
"PLEASE NOTE: To access Ciudad Perdida, you need a negative PCR COVID test at least 72 hours in advance. Failure to comply with this requirement, will result in cancellation of the tour."
"PLEASE NOTE: If the PCR COVID test is positive, you will have a full refund."
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking"
"We recommended you bring good hiking shoes, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, a hat and a refillable water bottle. You may also want to pack a flashlight, a roll of toilet paper, small snacks and hand sanitizer."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"We recommended you bring a comfortable backpack and/or luggage that is easy to carry and ideally, waterproof."
"Quick dry clothes and towel are highly recommended but not mandatory."
"Lodging information: There will be both beds and/or hammocks available on all three campsites, all with mosquito nets. You will be assigned one or the other depending on availability. We will also provide blankets upon request since it can get chilly at night at the base of a snow-peak. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from sleeping in a hammock, please let us know in advance."
"Pick up time at your hotel or accommodation will happen between 8:00am and 9:00am"
"Please Note: No plastic is allowed in the national park."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"We comply with Colombian's Health Resolution (resolution 666 from April 24th, 2020)"



Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 5 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service from Santa Marta Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.
Let us know if your hotel/accommodation is not listed so we can arrange your pick-up (including zones like Pozos Colorados).

* Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Taganga). Please contact us to arrange it.

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

Included

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Santa Marta
  • Bilingual guide
  • Accommodation at the camps
  • Entry tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Ciudad Perdida

Not Included

  • Unspecified food and drinks
  • Optional tips and gratuities

Facilities


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