4-Day Lost City Trek in Santa Marta

4-Day Lost City Trek in Santa Marta

Venture deep into the jungle in search of the Lost City on an intrepid trek where you will hike through indigenous villages, cross the Buritaca River, sleep in hammocks and climb 1,200 mossy steps to reach one of the largest Tayrona cities in Latin America.

HIGHLIGHTS
Trek deep into the jungle to the famous Lost City
Pass through indigenous villages and discover the local life
Experience the adventure of crossing the Buritaca River

Itinerary

Day 1: Trek to Camp 1 (L/D)

Stop At: El Mamey, El Mamey, Sucre Department
On the first day, make your way to the meeting point to start an adventurous 2 1/2 hour drive by 4x4 to the small countryside town of Mamey. After having lunch, we’ll set off for a hike taking about 3 hours to reach our first sleeping area. The overall climb on the first day is about 520 meters with regular snack breaks and a hearty meal by candlelight when you reach your destination.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Ciudad Perdida Teyuna - Lost City Trek, Cra. 1c #18-23, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Teyuna is a sacred place for Native people, please remember to respect the past and the customs of the town: Respect the privacy of farmers and Indians, do not come into their houses or take pictures without asking them first. Take into account that this is a raining, humid and temperate zone with cold nights between 18° and 22°. Please take just the essential stuff; the weight of your backpack is an important factor for your comfort. Bring all the garbage back to Santa Marta; the Park and the zone don't have garbage recollection service. Inside the park there is no signal for mobile phones, so let your family and friends know that you will have communication once you get back to Santa Marta. Please follow the guide’s recommendation.
(7-kilometer trek; 4 hours approx)
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight in hammocks with mosquito net and blanket.

Day 2: Trek to Camp 3 (B/L/D)

Stop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470007 Colombia
Wake up for an early breakfast before starting climbing up 1.200 steps to our main destination, a trail constructed by Tayrona people to reach the beautiful Lost City. Once we get there, the guide will show us everything related to this magic place full of relics and ancestral stories. We’ll spend the morning enjoying the landscapes and having enough time to rest and take pictures. Nestled on the slopes of the Rio Buritaca river valley, the site overlooks the region from 1,300 meters above sea level. Here you will have magnificent views overlooking the dense jungle and rugged terrain. After the site visit, we’ll have lunch at Camp 3 and then go back to Camp 2, where we'll have dinner and spend the night.
(6-kilometer trek; 7 hours approx.)

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight in hammocks with mosquito net and blanket.

Day 3: Visit to the Lost City (B/L/D)

Stop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470007 Colombia
Wake up for an early breakfast before starting climbing up 1.200 steps to our main destination, a trail constructed by Tayrona people to reach the beautiful Lost City. Once we get there, the guide will show us everything related to this magic place full of relics and ancestral stories.
We’ll spend the morning enjoying the landscapes and having enough time to rest and take pictures. Nestled on the slopes of the Rio Buritaca river valley, the site overlooks the region from 1,300 meters above sea level. Here you will have magnificent views overlooking the dense jungle and rugged terrain.
After the site visit, we’ll have lunch at Camp 3 and then go back to Camp 2, where we'll have dinner and spend the night.
(6-kilometer trek; 7 hours approx.)
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight in hammocks with mosquito net and blanket.

Day 4: Trek back to Camp 1 (B/L)

Stop At: El Mamey, El Mamey, Sucre Department
The final day of this experience begins with an early breakfast at the camp, followed by a trek back to the place where it all began, stopping at rivers and waterfalls for refreshing breaks (If the weather allows it).
Finally, we arrive at El Mamey, where we'll have lunch before being picked up by our 4WD car to return to Santa Marta, where we'll arrive between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. (depending on weather conditions and your group) Tired and amazed at the new life experience we've had in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. This will take 7-8 hours.
(16.5 km, some uphill, mostly downhill).
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:


No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"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"
"If you exercise regularly and enjoy nature, then the path to the Lost City is an exceptional experience that you should add to your list of adventures. For those concerned about their physical condition, most days consist of about 7-8 kilometers trekking through challenging trails that are often steep, slippery and muddy, including forging the Buritaca River. During the dry season, the water may be knee high while water levels may increase to chest-height with strong currents during the rainy season. We recommend bringing a reliable pair of trekking shoes."
"Avoid carrying a heavy and uncomfortable backpack; each trekker is responsible for their own load."
"Keep your body hydrated by drinking water constantly."
"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."
"Minimize your plastic garbage and dispose waste properly."
"Leave what you find and respect wildlife and local customs."
"During the day the weather is hot and humid, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothing, shirts and shorts for walking; at night the temperature is about 16°C and there is a high proportion of mosquitoes and other insects, so it is important to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts for sleeping and use insect repellent."
"Small or Medium Backpack (pack as lightly as possible)"
"Trekking boots and Sandals/Tennis Shoes"
"Hiking poles (optional)"
"Personal medication & toiletries"
"Swimsuit"
"Sunscreen & Insect repellent"
"Warm layers for night"
"Torch / Headlamp / Flashlight"
"Rain poncho"
"Waterproof bags for clothes & camera"
"Basic first aid supplies"
"Water bottle / Water purification tablets"
"Camera"
"Please note that the region has a humid and rainy temperate climate with cold nights of 16 - 18° C."
"Note: We have more than 20 guides for the Lost City tour of which 3 are bilingual. In the rest of cases we include a translator as long as there is a minimum of 6 people for the day they wish to register. In general (90%) we send translators every day."
"t. As a preventive measure for the Lost City Trek, getting the yellow fever vaccine is recommended."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"



Horário de Início: 08:30 AM
Duração: 4 Days
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Incluído

  • Local Spanish Speaking guide
  • Transfers to/from Santa Marta
  • Round trip 4WD transportation Santa Marta - starting point of trek (El Mamey) - Santa Marta
  • 3N in hammocks with mosquito net and blanket
  • 3B/4L/4D
  • Snacks, meals, purified water
  • Entrance fees to Archeological Park
  • Rural Communities contribution
  • Travel insurance
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights

Não Incluído

  • Other activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights

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