- Indigenous Village
- The Lost City Tayrona
- The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
HIKING THE LOST CITY COLOMBIA
This new Hike to the Lost City Colombia, is a 6-day all-inclusive tour, trekking through the jungle and mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, accompanied by Indigenous Guides that will make you feel an unforgettable adventure.
In this new VIP Excursion to the Lost City of Colombia, you will have a mix of Indigenous Tourism and Trekking, you will enjoy a unique and fascinating adventure, living 2 days and 2 nights in a native indigenous community of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and 4 days and 3 nights trekking through the jungle in search of the Lost City Colombia, you will be part of an ancestral journey through indigenous territories and natural trails full of vegetation.
You will have the opportunity to feel an ancestral experience that can be breathed throughout this journey with Indigenous Guides, for us, it is extremely important the wisdom of our ancestors, we strive to keep their territories and archaeological ruins intact, and we care about preserving the environment in peace and harmony, sustainability is what will ensure that future generations can come to enjoy this wonderful place.
|DEPARTURE PLACE||Wiwa Tours Main Office in Santa Marta|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive early at the indicated meeting point for a prompt departure at approximately 7:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||At approximately 4:30 PM on the last day of the tour.|
|TOUR DURATION||6 Days / 5 Nights.|
|TOTAL VALUE||The price of the Lost City Hike Colombia is 630 USD per person.|
|THE TOUR INCLUDES||
|IMPORTANT||This new 6-day tour to the Lost City can only be booked with a deposit of $63 USD, which corresponds to 10% of the total value of the tour ($630 USD).
The Trek to the Lost City Colombia 4 days It is the other option that you can know.
The Camps, which are the places where they will have lodging and food, belong to the peasant and indigenous communities of the region, it must be taken into account that they are robust and geographically difficult places to access, without the comforts that we have daily.
Accommodation in the Community of Gotsezhy is in Beds, but the route that segments the Lost City Hiking is 70% Hammocks – 30% Beds, the accommodation depends directly on the season and the demand of tourists who occupy that camp.
Keep in mind that the Lost City Hike Colombia is an adventure walk through trails surrounded by jungle, typical of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which involves risks and constant physical activity.
Each traveler is responsible for their belongings, Wiwa Tours It is not responsible for clothing or items lost in the campgrounds or on the trail.
All NATIONAL and FOREIGN travelers who wish to book the Lost City Colombia Hike in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, you must first present in our office, the Vaccination Card or Certificate against COVID-19 before starting the tour.
TREKKING FOR DAYS TO THE LOST CITY COLOMBIA
This new plan to the Lost City of Colombia begins at 7:00 am, from the main office of Wiwa Tours in Santa Marta, after all travelers are gathered, they leave in a van or 4×4 vehicle from Santa Marta to the sector of Guachaca (Peasant Community) where the first hike begins, the route to Gotsezhy.
This trekking type hike lasts approximately 4 hours through peasant territories, the indigenous guide leads the group and establishes a special connection with all members, establishing a bond of trust.
Fulfilling the day’s hiking to the Wiwa Community, travelers enter the indigenous reservation of Gotsezhy, where the villagers will give them a warm welcome with a special lunch, typical of the indigenous gastronomy.
This indigenous Wiwa village is located at 450 meters above sea level, and it is here in this village where tourists will spend two nights and two days, learning about the cultural traditions of their ancestors.
During the tour, you will enjoy natural scenery, where you will be able to observe the great wealth of flora and fauna of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Some tourists complete this trek in 3 hours, others in 5 hours, it all depends on your physical condition and the climatic conditions of the trail.
The second day in Gotsezhy begins with the cultural activities that this community has designed to show the traveler, among which are the spiritual talk with the Mamo, the exhibition of handicrafts and the visit to the Matuna Waterfall.
The cultural exchange between the visitor (national and foreign) and the community make this destination one of the most representative of indigenous tourism in Santa Marta.
At night before going to sleep, the indigenous guide will tell you more about the ancestral culture of the place and the sacred meaning that the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has for the Wiwa Indigenous.
The day starts early, they have breakfast and say goodbye to the Wiwa indigenous community, just after they are picked up in the vehicle to transport them to Mamey, the point where the Hike to the Lost City of Colombia begins.
The route of this section consists of 9 Km approximately, until arriving at the second camp, crossing by trails typical of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, at the beginning will be roads, where many peasants are observed, at the end will be many indigenous people who will appreciate.
In this camp you will have lodging, food and most importantly there is a small store where hikers can buy drinks and snacks.
This fourth day of excursion is somewhat demanding, during the trip you will pass through several camps until you reach the Paso Lorenzo cabin, located at 830 meters above sea level, here you will be very close to the Lost City of Teyuna, the sacred city of the Tayrona natives.
During this part of the excursion, you will walk more than 10 km, observing a large part of the jungle and vegetation of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
This part of the route to Lost City Hike Colombia is the steepest part, so it is recommended to be well hydrated and attentive throughout this adventure.
During the night at the camp, the Indigenous Guide will talk to you in more detail about the Lost City of Tayrona and its sacred meaning for the native indigenous communities of Colombia.
Very early in the morning you will have breakfast, and immediately begin the 1.2 km trek to reach the first terrace of the Lost City Santa Marta, after having walked the 1,200 steps to climb to the top, you will take a short break and wait for the whole group to be reunited to continue with the protocol to enter this magical and sacred place for the natives.
The tour inside Lost City Colombia will last approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, during this time, you will enjoy the wonderful pre-Hispanic landscape and take excellent pictures, after the tour, you will descend to the camp again, where you will have lunch, a little rest, and then continue with the descent to the Wiwa camp where you will spend the night.
On the last day of the adventure, the travelers have breakfast, and then continue on their way back to the Mamey, where they will have lunch and immediately depart in the 4*4 van or pickup truck that awaits them to return the group to the city of Santa Marta, where we will arrive around 4:30 pm, having enjoyed a unique experience in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Note : The Itinerary of Lost City Hiking may vary depending on weather conditions or the means of land transportation.
Important Information for the Lost City Hike Colombia
During this 6-day Hiking to the Lost City Colombia They must respect the privacy and culture of indigenous people. We should not enter their huts, or take photographs of them or their belongings, without first informing the indigenous guide of the protocol to follow.
Carry only the essentials in your suitcase, since weight is a determining factor when walking long distances, make sure you are in good physical condition, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages the day before and try to return all garbage to Santa Marta.
Not damage natural or cultural assets in the Lost City Teyuna. During the tour, there is no mobile phone signal, so tell your family and friends that you will only be able to communicate with them once you return from your experience.
During the day the weather is hot and humid, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothes, T-shirts and shorts for walking; During the night the temperature drops to approximately 14 °C and there is a greater presence of mosquitoes and other insects, it is important to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts to sleep and use insect repellent.
What to take on the Lost City Hike
|A small backpack.||Photographic camera.|
|Comfortable clothes for walking.||Sturdy sandals.|
|Walking shoes.||Hat or cap.|
|Biodegradable Cleaning Tools.||A flashlight|
|Swimsuit.||Plastic bags for humidity.|
|Personal medicines.||Vaccine – Yellow Fever (optional).|
|You can only book this exclusive excursion to the Lost City by making a deposit of ($56 USD) which corresponds to 10% of the total value of the tour ($560 USD) through our web payment gateway, the remaining 90% ($504 USD) must be paid at the Wiwa Tours office, the same day we leave for the Lost City Tour|
|The identity document is a fundamental requirement to reserve the Lost City Hiking For nationals, a copy of the personal identification card or passport in case of being a foreigner. For the day we go out on the tour, it is not necessary to bring your identity document, at least bring a copy of it.|
|To cancel or modify a confirmed reservation, you must contact us 48 hours before the start of the Tour, during business hours.|
|Once the excursion to Lost City Santa Marta, no refund of any kind is made.|
Where do I start? This is by far the most difficult trek I have ever done in my life and so rewarding to the end. The first time I read on a blog about this trek, I was really fascinated by the indigenous community experience, the wilderness jungle trek, the breathtaking landscapes and the mystical cultural vibe that comes with it. Wiwa tour was recommended to offer such a unique experience so I didn’t think twice and chose them. Was the best choice! Why? Lovely tour guides Jose Luis, Alberto and Victor…these guys are amazing people…fun, down to earth and they hiking super powers!!! Have to mention the sweet, humble, friendly and the best cooks we had in the tour: Sandra and José Luis (no. 2 😆). We did the 4 days tour and it was challenging but doable. Early morning rises at 4.30 in the first 2 days and last day lucky us…5.30:))). The group was so diverse but we were all like a community and having lots of fun!!! We were lucky to have the camping place for ourselves!!!whereas with other tours you get to sleep with other hundreds of people so, it felt like a family with our group!!! At the end I was so exhausted, but so happy to have done it!!! Thanks once again wiwa people for doing this!!!
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