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Lost City Trek Colombia 5 Days

Lost City tour from Santa Marta in 5 days

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  • Lost City tour from Santa Marta in 5 days
  • Lost City tour from Santa Marta in 5 days
  • Lost City tour from Santa Marta in 5 days
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Santa Marta
5 days
English & Spanish
Starts: Between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. from Santa Marta or Taganga
Ends: Around 5:00 p.m. to Santa Marta or Taganga
Free cancellation!

The Lost City Trek Colombia 5 Day tour is an intense experience that mixes trekking, nature, and archaeology. We will walk in an area managed by the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada, which still preserve a traditional way of life. 

This is a tour in which you will walk an average of 6 hours a day through the jungle and spend the nights in camps. This adventure will take you to discover the Lost City, also known as Teyuna, where you can still feel the energy and mysticism of another time, making this tour one of the best experiences you can have in Colombia.

This trek is rated medium-high difficulty due to the climatic conditions in which it is done (heat and humidity) and the total number of hours you will walk each day.

Tour details


  • Transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • Food
  • Lodging
  • Entrance to La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City)
  • Indigenous communities fee

Not included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Alcoholic beverages

Important information

‚ĚĆ This tour is only available for reservations of two or more passengers.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 ‚ě° Santa Marta - Mamey - Camp 1 ‚õļ

7.6 Km - 04 h
Starting elevation: 140 m
Max. elevation: 450 m
Difficulty: Easy
Rest: Camp 1

9 : 00 AM

The adventure begins ūüéí

The guide will pick us up at our lodging in Santa Marta between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. to start the Lost City Trek Colombia 5 days. After a 2 and a half-hour drive in our jeep, we will arrive at Mamey, where we will have lunch. We will start our trek and during the next 4 hours, we will pass by rivers and waterfalls, enjoying this incredible jungle. Around 6:30 p.m. we will have arrived at Camp 1, where we will have dinner and spend the night in hammocks or beds with mosquito nets to sleep.

couple trekking from mamey to camp 1 lost city

DAY 2 ‚ě° Camp 1 ‚Äď Mutanzi - Buritaca River - Camp 3

15.2 Km - 07 h
Starting elevation: 500 m
Max elevation: 900 mslm
Difficulty: Moderate
Rest: Camp 3

7 : 00 AM

Visit the indigenous village 

We will get up early to have breakfast and thus make the most of the trekking day avoiding the hottest hours. We will walk through the jungle of the Sierra Nevada and the Buritaca river valley for 7 hours. On the way we will stop for lunch at "Camp 2" and visit Mutanzi, an indigenous village inhabited by the Kogui community. We will arrive at "Camp 3" to have dinner and spend the night.

group of koguis in their village in sierra nevada

DAY 3 ‚ě° Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2

10 Km - 05 h
Starting elevation: 900 m
Max elevation: 1200 mslm
Difficulty: Moderate
Rest: Camp 2

7 : 00 AM

Arrival at Lost City

We will start the day with breakfast and continue our hike up 1,200 steps to the Tayrona village. At the Lost City the guide will give us a tour and explain the history of this unique place. After this visit, we will have time to explore on our own. We will return to "Camp 2", where we will have dinner and spend the night.

traveler on his back admiring the lost city

DAY 4 ‚ě° Camp 2 - Camp 1

4 h
Maximum altitude: 140 masl
Difficulty: Moderate
Rest: Camp 1

7 : 00 AM

Natural pools in the Colombian jungle

After breakfast, we start our return to "Camp 1". After 4 hours of trekking we will have lunch and enjoy the surrounding natural pools. The afternoon has been fun in the Colombian jungle, it is time to have dinner and rest for our last night.

river in the jungle of sierra nevada colombia

DAY 5 ‚ě° Camp 1 - Mamey - Santa Marta

3 h
Difficulty: Moderate

8 : 00 AM


This last day of the Lost City Trek Colombia 5 days tour will be dedicated to returning to Santa Marta. After breakfast, we will make the last trek from "Camp 1" to Mamey, lasting 3 hours. There we will have lunch and we will be picked up by a 4x4 vehicle for a 3-hour drive to Santa Marta. We will say goodbye to the guide and companions, ending this experience in the incredible Colombian jungle.

jungle tour lost city 5 days

What to bring to Lost City Trek Colombia 5 Days

  • Backpack of 30 liters
  • Trekking boots (not new)
  • Sandals or booties to cross the rivers
  • Two shorts
  • 3 long pants
  • 3 short-sleeved T-shirts
  • 1 long-sleeved cotton T-shirt (thin fabric)
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • Sandals or flip-flops for changing at campsites
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Bathing suit
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel
  • Plastic bags (to keep dry clothes separate from wet clothes)
  • Camera

Where does the tour Lost City Trek Colombia 5 Days start

Most travelers usually arrive in Santa Marta by departing from Cartagena. It is a 4 ¬Ĺ hour trip, that also passes by Barranquilla. If you are taking the bus remember to wear warm clothes as the drivers usually run the air conditioning at full strength. Another option to get to Santa Marta is by plane, since the city has an airport with regular flights to and from all the main cities of Colombia. The full-service airlines that fly to Santa Marta are Avianca, LAN, and the low-cost airline Vivacolombia. If you are arriving at the airport, we also offer pickup and transfer service to your hotel.

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