4 Days
Santa Marta


Lost City Trek – Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (4 days – 3 nights) 

Book now a unique experience with the indigenous communities and surrounded by the most fascinating landscapes of Colombia. The Lost City Trek 4-day tour is one of the most adventurous excursions at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Lost City is an archeological site that s believed to have been founded around 800 A.D., which is around 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu.


This tour offers you a medium-to-high level walk which shows you a series of landscapes and the opportunity to interact with the indigenous communities in the region.  


  • Best option for those who enjoy adventure and are used to exercise and play sports
  • Enjoy the company of friendly and cheerful guides who will make of this an unforgettable experience
  • Amazing photo opportunities in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Colombia
  • You can hire a personal translator in your native language: English, French, German or Dutch
  • Digital tickets will be accepted
  • Show your personal ID along with your ticket
  • Available on request
  • Duration: 4 days – 3 nights
  • Times: Departure time will be approx. at 9:00 a.m.; Return between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Multilingual guide (EN/ES/NL/DE)

Entrance to the archaeological zone

Certified local guide

Contribution to the indigenous community

Meals every day


Mules to carry food

Accomodation in hammocks/beds/tents (wit mosquito nets and blankets)

Travel insurance

Medical assistance

Pick-up service at your hotel/accomodation

Breakfast on the first day

Alcoholic drinks

Vehicles to carry baggages

  • Show your ticket and ID at the starting point or upon ick-up at your hotel/accomodation (more instructions on your confirmation and ticket). 
  • Cancellation: Up to 5 days in advance
  • Hiking boots, short pants, sandals, insect repellent, sunscreen, trousers, sweaters, flashlight, swimsuit, personal toiletries, a towel, a comfortable backpack, toilet paper, plastic bag, bottle of water (for the first day), socks, prescribed medicines, personal ID.


Day 1: Santa Marta - El Mamey - Camp 1

 This adventure starts around 9:30 when you’re picked up at your hotel/accommodation. IN about 2.5 hours, the driver will take you in a 4WD car to El Mamey. At El Mamey you will have lunch and start the search for the sacred place of Tayronas (antique Lost City residents). By the end of the afternoon, the group will arrive at the first camp, and in its surroundings, you will find rivers, natural pools, and waterfalls. Enjoy a relaxation moment, and then a delicious dinner while you spend the night in hammocks.


Day 2: Camp 1 - Camp 3

The first day starts with a healthy breakfast early in the morning. Walk by the riverside of Buritaca River to find plenty of houses that make part of a Kogui indigenous village called Mutanshi. The trek during the day will take about 7 hours, going through the jungle of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and enjoying the biodiversity to finally reach the third camp (equipped with hammocks, beds, and tents). At this camp, the group will have a delicious dinner and take some rest after an adventurous day.


Day 3: Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2

 Early in the morning, enjoy breakfast and get ready to start climbing up 1.200 steps to the main destination. This trail was constructed by Tayrona people to reach the beautiful Lost City. Once you get there, the guide will show you this magic place full of relics and ancestral stories. You will spend the morning enjoying the landscapes and having enough time to rest and take pictures. Have lunch at the third camp and then go back to the camp 2 for dinner and a magical night.


Day 4: Camp 2 - El Mamey

 The last day of this adventure begins with the breakfast at the camp to then continue the way back to the point where it all started. During the walk, you will find rivers and waterfalls to have refreshing breaks. Finally, you will reach El Mamey. Enjoy lunch before the driver picks you up on a 4WD car to go back to Santa Marta. You will arrive around 5:00 p.m. completely delighted by a lifetime experience in the magical Sierra Nevada.




  • Plan ahead and book in advance
  • Consider your physical conditions and time availability
  • Avoid carrying heavy and uncomfortable backpacks.
  • Drink enough water along the tour
  • During walks, always stay with your group and avoid getting away the paths
  • Protect your skin by reapplying sunscreen regularly and wearing protective clothing and a hat
  • Dispose of all waste properly
  • Leave what you find and respect wildlife and local customs.

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