4 days, 4 days, 4 days
8/10, 8/10, 8/10
Physical Effort
50 km, 50 km, 50 km
Daily Departures, Daily Departures, Daily Departures
15 +, 15 +, 15 +


Lost City Hike 4 days is the best excursion to do in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta , if you practice the Trekking and you enjoy the most demanding challenges of this discipline, you will enjoy this wonderful trip accompanied by Native Indigenous Guides , that will make you have a unique experience.

The Trekking to the Lost City Colombia , is considered by travelers as one of the best Treks in South America.

Listed like this by many adventurers who enjoy Hiking and who have had the experience of knowing this wonder of Santa Marta .

To be able to conquer the Trek to the Lost City Colombia In 4 days, they will have to take daily walks of approximately 5 to 7 hours, along trails marked by the footsteps of the Native Indians of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta , who still inhabit this wonderful place.

They will know natural scenery typical of the jungles of the Colombian Caribbean, where there is a great diversity of flora and fauna.

They will discover Ecological routes , indigenous villages, beautiful crystalline rivers and ancient mountains.

In some camps, at night they will have a talk with the indigenous guide to teach them the customs, traditions and ancestral culture of the native communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta .

The archaeological ruins of the Lost City , were formerly an ancient indigenous civilization called Teyuna, where the ancient Tayronas indigenous .

This civilization disappeared at the time of the conquest, however, they left us one of the greatest archaeological heritages that we have here in Colombia.

When you arrive at this ancestral place, you must follow the instructions of the indigenous guide and respect the traditions and payments that will be made before entering the Teyuna Archaeological Park.

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 9:00 AM.
RETURN TIME At approximately 4:30 PM on the last day of the tour.
TOUR DURATION 4 Days / 3 Nights.
TOTAL VALUE Lost City Trek Colombia price is 360 USD per person.
Transport in a 4 × 4 Jeep Native Indigenous Guide
Complete feeding Snack and Fruits on the Trek
Accommodation in hammocks English translator
Entrance to the Archaeological Park Travel insurance
Contribution to the Indigenous Community Contribution to the Peasant Community
IMPORTANT If you want to book a lost city tour, make a deposit of 36 USD that corresponds to 10% of the total value of the tour (360 USD).
The Lost City Trek 5 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 most of the cabins that segment the Trek to the Lost City of Colombia is 70% Hammocks – 30% Beds, so the accommodation depends directly on the season and the demand of tourists who occupy that camp.
Keep in mind that the tour to the Lost City is an adventure trek through trails surrounded by jungle, typical of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which involves risks and constant physical activity.

If you want to know more details about the walk to the Lost City visit the following link 👉🏾 how to get to the Lost City Colombia

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 Tour to the Lost City 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.
IMPORTANT: From September 1 to 17, the Lost City Colombia will be closed. This with the aim of carrying out spiritual work by the indigenous authorities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in order to regenerate ecosystems and ensure the conservation and maintenance of archaeological parks in Colombia.

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Day 1: Departure

Lost City Tour It is an excursion that starts early from the main office of Wiwa Tours At approximately 8:30 am, we meet all the travelers with the indigenous guide for their presentation.When all the logistics of the tour are in order, we will be transported in a 4 × 4 truck to the Mamey sector, approximately 2 hours we will delay to this place of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta .Here at the Mamey is where the Trek to Lost City , we will have lunch, then the indigenous guide will give the instructions to start the best trek in South America .We begin with a journey through peasant trails of approximately 7.6 km, until we reach the first camp, in this peasant community we will be at 450 meters above sea level.In this cabin we will spend the night in beds or hammocks and we will rest from this first day of hiking that is not so demanding, we recommend carefully receiving instructions from the native guide, during the tour we will enjoy beautiful natural settings, take photographs and observe the great wealth of flora and fauna of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta .Some travelers complete this journey in 3 hours, others in 5 hours, it all depends on your physical condition and the weather conditions of the journey.


Day 2

We start the day very early, have breakfast and then receive the instructions from our indigenous guide to start a demanding 14.7 km walk (approximately 10 hours), from the Vista Hermosa cabin to the Paso Lorenzo cabin .This camp is Indigenous, located at an altitude of 830 meters above sea level, here in this cabin we will be very close to the Lost City (Teyuna) , Sacred city for the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta .During the tour we will pass close to a Kogui Indigenous Community called Mutanzhi , here we will appreciate the harmony that indigenous peoples have with nature and mother earth. While we walk we will be able to take pictures and observe the mountainous landscapes typical of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta .While in the camp we can relax and if the guide allows it we can take a refreshing bath in the river Buritaca . At night the Indigenous guide will talk to us about the Lost City Teyuna and the sacred meaning for the indigenous people of The Sierra Nevada He will also share with us about the history and customs of native communities.


Day 3

We started the day very excited to know the Lost City Tayrona , during this route of approximately 1 km at archaeological ruins of Teyuna , we will climb 1200 stone steps, built by the ancient Tayronas.Here we will be at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level, accompanied by the Indigenous Guide at all times, we will do a guided tour of the different terraces and sacred sites of this ancient city, we will take pictures of this beautiful experience, we will enjoy the magical tour.The natural settings of the Lost City of the Tayronas They are unique, sacred stones, monuments, panoramic landscapes and many more secrets that this indigenous city keeps.At approximately 11:00 AM, we return to the Paso Lorenzo Camp for lunch and immediately organize the suitcase and start the Trek back of 9.6 km (5 hours approximately) until the Wiwa hut , Indigenous Camp where we will rest and spend the night.


Day 4: Return

On the last day of adventure in the Sierra, we start early with breakfast, and then continue with the return journey of approximately 12.7 km, until we reach the point where it all began.During the descent we will find more places to take pictures, rivers to enjoy a quick bath, landscapes that were not appreciated when climbing, in short, this trip is a fascinating experience that will surely mark your life forever.Continuing with the Trek back, we will arrive at Mamey , we will rest a little, have lunch and leave in the 4 × 4 vehicle, which will return us to the city of Santa Marta where we will arrive around 4:30 pm, having totally enjoyed an enriching and new experience in the magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta .

Note : The Lost City Tour Itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions or the means of land transportation.

Important Information for the Lost City Hiking

During this Lost City Trek 4 days, they must respect the privacy and culture of the 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 . 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.

Lost City Trek Colombia What to Bring

A small backpack. Photographic camera.
Comfortable clothes for walking. Sturdy sandals.
Walking shoes. Hat or cap.
Bio-Repellent. Sunscreen.
Biodegradable Cleaning Tools. A flashlight
Swimsuit. Plastic bags for humidity.
Personal medicines. Vaccine – Yellow Fever (optional).

Reservation Policies

To book this tour, a 36 USD deposit, per person, equivalent to 10% of total value of the tour (360 USD), through our web payment gateway, the 90% remaining (324 USD) must be paid at the office of Wiwa Tours, the same day we left for The Lost City Santa Marta.
The identity document is a fundamental requirement to reserve the Lost City Tour 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 Lost City Tour , no refund of any kind is made.

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Tour Reviews

4.83 based on 3 reviews
8 de April de 2021

Just came back from a wonderful journey from ciudad perdida. Elíseo, our tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable. Erica, our translator was very energetic and nice. And last but not least, Chaves our cook was amazing! Every single meal was delicious, including vegetarian meals for couple of people in our group.
The landscape was superb, but very exhausting… glad we did it, highly recommend if you like nature and hiking! Definitely not a 5 stars hotel, but 5 stars experience!

8 de December de 2021

Es una experiencia excelente, nos permite conocer no solo Ciudad Pérdida sino también la forma como viven los indígenas y campesinos que habitan la región, este tipo de planes apoyan el turismo comunitario y todas las personas que se mueven alrededor del mismo. La comida es deliciosa y se amoldan a las dietas de cada una de las personas. Mi guia fue José Luis, una persona muy sabía y conocedor de su cultura y de la región, nuestra cocinera fue Ana, quien cocina delicioso y está pendiente de que nuestros refrigerios lleguen a tiempo a dónde los necesitamos. Si bien la caminata es exigente, la recompensa de llegar a Ciudad Pérdida y la satisfacción de lograr el descenso, hacen de esta experiencia algo inolvidable. Sin duda es un plan auténtico que nos permite conocer la Sierra Nevada en su verdadera dimensión. Súper recomendado el tour por esta agencia que es la única que tiene guías pertenecientes a la comunidad indígena.

31 de July de 2022

This experience was just magical. We had an amazing trip even though the hike was though. Our gudies Angel and Leandro were more than wonderful. They exlplained a lot about the different tribes, ther costumes and what a sacret and special places the lost city is to them.
Beides that, the Food was amazing and the kitchen staff (Sandra and Jose) was also very helpful and friendly.

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