- Indigenous Village
- The Lost City Tayrona
- The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Enjoy 5 days in an exclusive Lost City Tour Colombia, ideal for adventure-loving travelers who like to interact with a Wiwa Indigenous Community on their first day of excursion, learning about their culture, beliefs and sustainable customs with respect to the environment.
The Lost City Tour was designed with the purpose of allowing tourists to enjoy trekking in Colombia and also to get to know the indigenous culture, thus enjoying a unique experience with Indigenous Tourism.
During this trek, you will have to travel through mountain roads and jungle trails to get to know the Lost City of Tayrona and the most beautiful landscapes and scenery of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
In this adventure, throughout the trek, the indigenous guide has a close connection with nature, you will learn about the worldview of indigenous peoples and how they live in harmony with mother earth.
|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||5 Days / 4 Nights.|
|TOTAL VALUE||The price of the new Lost City Trekking is $470 USD per person.|
|IMPORTANT||You can only reserve this new 5-day trekking to Lost City by making a deposit of $47 USD, which corresponds to 10% of the total value of the tour ($470 USD).
In order to run this new route, at least two adventurers are needed for the tour date.
The Tour 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 to access, without the comforts that we have on a daily basis.
Accommodation in most of the cabins that segment the path to Ciudad Perdida 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 excursion to the Lost City is an adventure hike through trails surrounded by jungle, typical of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which involves risks and constant physical activity.
Each adventurer is responsible for their belongings, Wiwa Tours is not responsible for lost clothing or articles in the camps 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.
The tour begins in the city of Santa Marta, tourists travel in a van or Jeep 4×4 to the village of Guachaca, where it begins a new route by unpaved road for about an hour to reach Gotsezhy (Wiwa Indigenous Community), this journey consists of about an hour, 15 km uphill to the indigenous village.
This village is the starting point of a 20-minute ecological hike to the Gotsezhy Refuge, where you will observe the indigenous tourism in detail, you will spend the first day of your adventure in this place, here you will have accommodation with lunch, dinner and breakfast the next day.
The group will have a Chef, who will be a Wiwa indigenous woman, who will receive the group in the hut to provide a restaurant service typical of the indigenous people.
Travelers have the opportunity to discover a unique site in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, called the Matuna Waterfall, one of the hidden wonders that this place offers.
While at the camp they will have the opportunity to see, learn and listen to one of the most significant talks for them, which is the process of how they weave, how they paint and how they make the different handicrafts that they teach from generation to generation.
Therefore, the native guide of the village, will teach the plant called Maguey and its extraction process of fique, raw material to make their crafts.
The process is very simple, they use their own tools of their culture to be able to extract the fiber of the Maguey, this process is unique and is taught to each child in their process to adult in the evening, in a unique place they gather to share in front of a bonfire, the Wiwa indigenous guide will explain their culture, stories, customs and traditions of the indigenous community.
You will spend the first night in this community, something fascinating, and you will sleep peacefully in a bed or in a comfortable hammock with a mosquito net and blankets and pillow is provided.
In the morning after breakfast, travelers will be transferred from Gotsezhy in the vehicle that transported them from Santa Marta, this time heading to the village of Mamey.
The trip in the vehicle will take about 3 hours, leaving from approximately 9 am until arriving at Mamey, the point where the Lost City Tours begins.
The journey will be approximately 8.5 km, during this first day of walking, passing through some viewpoints where you can see the Caribbean Sea and the indigenous settlement, surrounded by a unique mix of fauna and flora, and then reach the camp Vista Hermosa Cabin.
This camp is 450 meters above sea level, and there will be lodging with dinner and breakfast the following day. The natural scenery in the afternoon is beautiful and a cup of coffee will be the best option. The indigenous guide will explain about the customs and cultural traditions of the area before the group rests.
After an early breakfast, the group continues with the trekking of approximately 24 km from the camp Vista Hermosa Cabin taking advantage of the freshness of the morning passing by the camp Wiwa Cabin where they will have lunch and continue on a great hike through jungle trails, river and mountains to finally reach the camp Paso Lorenzo Cabin, where they will have rest and accommodation, This indigenous hut is located about 830 meters above sea level, here they will be very close to the Lost City Colombia, sacred city of the ancient Tayrona people.
During this tour you will observe a good part of the nature and the great mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. In the afternoon there will be time to enjoy the place and a refreshing swim in the river, in the evening after lunch, the guide will explain in detail about the itinerary in the Lost City Trek Tour.
The trek, which is approximately one kilometer long, begins very early in the morning to reach the first stone steps of the Lost City Colombia, the explorers observe the architecture and the first terraces of these archaeological ruins of Teyuna. At this point, everyone waits for the rest of the group to join them before continuing.
The tour inside the Lost City of Teyuna will last approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, during which time, travelers will learn about the history and culture of this ancient indigenous civilization that inhabited for many years what is now known as the archaeological ruins of the Lost City of Tayrona.
During the time they are there, they will be able to enjoy the magnificent scenery and take excellent photographs. After the tour they will return to the Paso Lorenzo camp, a cabin where they will have lunch, rest and then continue with the descent to the Wiwa Cabin camp where they will spend the night.
On the last day of the trekking in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the group has an early breakfast, then continue with the descent from this camp to the peasant community of El Mamey, this trek back will be approximately 12 km.
In the Mamey, they have a delicious lunch typical of the region, then depart to the city of Santa Marta, in the vehicle that transported them, arriving where it all started at about 4:00 pm, approximately. The vehicle will drop you off at the Wiwa Tour main office, where you can say goodbye to the indigenous guide and the fantastic experience.
Note: The itinerary of the Tour to Ciudad Perdida Colombia may vary depending on weather conditions or means of ground transportation.
Important information for the Lost City Tour Santa Marta
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, 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 Tayrona. 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 Lost City Trek
|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).|
|This VIP Lost City Trekking can only be booked by making a deposit of ($47 USD) which corresponds to 10% of the total value of the tour ($470 USD) through our web payment gateway, the remaining 90% ($423 USD) must be paid at the Wiwa Tours office, the same day we leave for the Lost City Trek Colombia|
|The identity document is a fundamental requirement to reserve the Lost City Trek 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 tour to Lost City has started, no refunds of any kind will be made.|