5 days
physical effort
60 Km
Daily Departures
15 +

The 5-day Lost City Tour is an adventure type excursion in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; the objective of this hike is to get to know a very beautiful stretch called the Cascadas, a natural scenery full of flora and fauna that you will see on the fourth day of the hike.

The trekking is somewhat demanding, not as demanding as the 4-day tour, but the important thing is that you will always be accompanied by 1 or 2 native indigenous guides who will facilitate the walk in the jungles and mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; embark on an exciting expedition to the Lost City and discover the authenticity of Indigenous Tourism in Colombia.

DEPARTURE PLACE Wiwa Tours Main Office in Santa Marta
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at 7:30 AM at the indicated meeting point for a prompt departure at approximately 8:00 AM.
RETURN TIME At approximately 4:30 PM on the last day of the tour.
TOUR DURATION 5 Days / 4 Nights.
TOTAL VALUE The price of the new 5-day Lost City Tour is $560 USD per person.
Transportation by Van or Jeep 4×4 Native Indigenous Guide
Complete feeding Snack and Fruits on the Trek
Accommodation in hammocks Lost City Trek Colombia
Entrance to the Archaeological Park Travel insurance
Contribution to the Indigenous Community Contribution to the Peasant Community
IMPORTANT You can only reserve this new 5-day trek to the Lost City by making a deposit of $56 USD, which corresponds to 10% of the total value of the tour ($560 USD).
To be able to do the trekking, we need at least two adventurers with a reservation for the date of the tour, please contact our advisors to check availability.
The Lost City Trek Colombia 4 Days is the most popular trekking option for travelers in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
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 to access, without the comforts that we have on a daily basis.
The lodging on the route that segment the cabins on the trail to the Lost City is 70% Hammocks – 30% Beds, the lodging depends directly on the season and the demand of tourists who occupy that camp.
Please note that this new 5-day excursion to the Lost City Colombia is an adventure trekking 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 of the Lost City Tour visit the following link 👉🏾 How to get to the Lost City Colombia

Each adventurer is responsible for their belongings, Wiwa Tours is not responsible for lost clothing or articles in the camps or on the trail.

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Day 1

The adventure begins in Santa Marta, tourists meet at the Wiwa Tours main office, where they are loaded into a van or pick-up truck to Mamey (approximately 3 hours).

Arriving at Mamey, you will be organized in the restaurant to eat a delicious peasant lunch, then the guide will start with the explanation of the tour to the Lost City Tayrona, then begins the trek of approximately 5 hours from Mamey to the first camp (beautiful view), during the tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy crystal clear rivers and scenery that the majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has to offer.

Get ready to live an unforgettable experience while exploring the ancestral treasures of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.


Day 2

We will start our second day very early with breakfast at 6 am to start trekking from the first camp to the second “Wiwa hut”, near the hut you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the Wiwa waterfall while waiting for lunch, after a short rest, you will be fed and continue the adventure to Paso Lorenzo camp.

During this second trek of the day, you will pass very close to a Kogui indigenous community where you can take pictures from outside the territory; the hike continues to Paso Lorenzo, this hut is located at 830 meters above sea level and is the closest to the Ciudad Perdida Tayrona, here you will spend the night, have lodging and dinner.


Day 3

We will leave Paso Lorenzo camp very early in the morning with a trekking of approximately 2 km towards our longed-for Lost City, where we will climb 1,200 steps that will lead us through intercommunicated paths, retaining walls, terraces with rings where the ancient Tayrona dwellings rested.

We will be surrounded by a magical diversity of fauna and flora that gives us different views and landscapes left by the ancient Tayrona empire. After our tour we will descend to our third camp (Paraíso Teyuna) for lunch and then return to the second camp (Cabaña Wiwa) where we will spend the night.


Day 4

After breakfast we will take a detour from the main trail that leads us to cross the Buriticá River, after a walk of about an hour, we will arrive at the Pablo Waterfall where we will enjoy this beautiful corner of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

At the end we will continue our journey down the orographic right side of the Buriticá River where we will cross some streams and find the second waterfall called El Abanico.

In the afternoon, we will be able to observe and learn about some of the organic crops of the region, such as yucca, malanga and banana; we will also be able to visit the third waterfall, Cascada de Tina, another beautiful waterfall that is only 5 minutes away from the camp where you will spend the night.


Day 5

Our magnificent experience in the middle of nature comes to an end, we will return on a journey where we will cross again the Buriticá river and the Honduras creek until we reach the Mamey, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch before returning in the vehicle to Santa Marta.

Note: The itinerary of the trek to the Lost City Colombia may vary depending on weather conditions or means of ground transportation.

Important Information on the Lost City Tour

During this 5-day tour to the Lost City Colombia, you must respect the privacy and culture of the indigenous people. We should not enter their huts, nor take photographs of them or their belongings, without first informing the indigenous guide of the protocol to be followed.

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 . There is no cell phone signal during the tour, so please advise 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 bring to the Ciudad Perdida Trek

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

Only this 5-day trek to Lost City Tour Colombia 5 Daysby performing a deposit of ($56 USD) corresponding 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 Trek.
The identity document is a fundamental requirement to reserve the Trekking to the Lost City Santa Marta, 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 trekking to the Lost City has started, no reimbursement of any kind will be made.

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