5 days
50 Km
Physical Effort
15 +

Lost City Trek Colombia

Lost City Trek of 5 days ✅ This Trek consists of an excursion through jungle and mountain trails typical of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, will be accompanied at all times by Native Indigenous Guides, which will make them enjoy one of the best Trek for adventurers or athletes who enjoy long walks on ecological trails.

The Lost City Colombia has been compared many times with the archeological ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, for being a city built by the natives before the time of the conquest (that is, it is a pre-Hispanic work), but It should be noted that the architecture of the Lost City Tayrona has never been restored and its terraces, roads and architecture are intact over the centuries.

The Wiwa Tours Travel Agency is an indigenous company committed to sustainable tourism, that is why we operate with native indigenous guides who practice tourism, but at the same time protect nature and mother earth over all things.

Our indigenous guides are fully qualified to guide you on this excursion through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, also teach them the indigenous culture and the balance that everyone should have with the environment (Mother Earth).

What is the Trek to the Lost City Colombia?

On this Lost City Hike you can explore the most beautiful tourist trails of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. From the hand of the indigenous guides of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta they will know a magnificent work created by the ancient Tayrona Indians, who will show you their great culture, natural and ancestral wealth that this magical place possesses.

The Lost City Trek Colombia was an ancient indigenous civilization called Teyuna where the ancient Tayronas Indians lived. This civilization disappeared at the time of the conquest, however, they left us one of the greatest archaeological heritage we have here in Colombia.

Upon arriving at this ancestral place you must follow the instructions of the indigenous guide and respect the traditions and payments they will make before entering the Teyuna Archaeological Park,

You will have the opportunity to feel a special energy that can be breathed and felt only in the Lost City Teyuna; Without a doubt, it is one of the best Trek in South America because it mixes Adventure, Culture and Trek.

PLACE OF DEPARTUREMain Office of Wiwa Tours, Santa Marta, Colombia.
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at 8:30 AM to the indicated meeting point for an early departure.
RETURN TIMEApproximately at 4:00 PM in the last day of the tour.
Indigenous Guide.Travel insurance.
Food during the Tour.Snacks and fruits.
Lost City Trek.An Interaction with the indigenous culture.
Transport in a 4×4 Jeep.A Contribution to indigenous communities.
Accommodation in bed or hammock.A Contribution to peasant communities.

Itinerary: Lost City Trek Colombia


Day 1

We will start our trip at 8:30 am, in a 4 × 4 vehicle from Santa Marta to the Mamey sector (Machete Pelao), where we will have a delicious lunch, then start the Trekking, cataloged as one of the best Trek in the South America, we start a walk along ecological paths, which consists of approximately 7.6 km until we reach the first camp (Adan’s cabin or Alfredo’s cabin), in this rural community we will be 450 meters above sea level, here we will spend our first night, we will rest from this First day of walking that is demanding and we recommend receiving the guide’s instructions carefully, during the tour we will enjoy a river of crystalline waters where we will take a refreshing bath and we will be able to observe the great wealth of the flora and fauna of the place.

Some tourists complete the Trekking in 3 hours, others in 5 hours, it all depends on your physical condition and weather conditions.


Day 2

We start the day with a 5.0 km Trek (approximately 4 hours), from the first camp to the second camp (Wiwa Cabin), Wiwa Indigenous Community, located at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level, in this camp we set out to Rest a little, after the guide will show us part of the culture and traditions of this Indigenous community, here we will appreciate much of the fauna and flora, typical of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. In the afternoon we can relax and take a bath in the magical river of crystalline waters. In the night before bed, the Indigenous guide will tell you more about the place and the sacred meaning for the natives.


Day 3

We will take breakfast early, and then continue with the walk from the Wiwa Cabin until we reach the third camp (Lorenzo Pass Cabin or Teyuna Paradise Cabin), the route consists of approximately 9.6 km, this third camp is located about 830 masl, here we will be very close to the Lost City Teyuna, the sacred city of the Tayronas. During this tour we will observe much of the fauna and flora of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. In the afternoon we can relax and enjoy a swim in the river with crystal clear waters, then at night we will camp, and the Indigenous Guide will tell you in more detail about the Lost City Colombia and the sacred meaning for the native indigenous communities.


Day 4

From very early we will have breakfast, and immediately we will start the 1.2km Trek until we reach the first terrace of the Lost City Colombia, after having walked the 1,200 steps to climb to the top, we will rest and hope that we are all together to follow the entrance protocol to this magical and sacred place for us, the tour will last approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, during the time we are here we can enjoy the landscape and take excellent photographs, after the tour, we will descend to the third camp, where we will take lunch, we will rest a little and then continue with the descent to the second camp the Wiwa Cabin.


Day 5

On the last day of the adventure they will start having breakfast very early, and then continue the way back to the first camp, we rest a little and immediately we will continue our walk back to the mamey (Machete Pelao), place where we will have lunch to immediately leave in the 4 * 4 truck that awaits us to return them to the city of Santa Marta where we will arrive around 4:00 pm, having totally enjoyed an enriching and new experience in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Note : The Itinerary of Lost City Trek Colombia varies depending on the weather conditions and land transportation means.

Important Information for the Lost City Trek

During this Lost City Trek 5 days you must respect the privacy of the Indigenous. We must not enter into their rooms or take pictures of them or their belongings without first asking them permission or talking with the guide to indicate what the protocol to follow is.Carry only the essentials, since weight is a determining factor when walking, make sure you are in good physical condition, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages the day before and take back with you all trash to Santa Marta.Do not damage natural or cultural assets. In the Lost City Tayrona and during the tour there is no mobile phone signal, so notify your family and friends that you can only get in touch with them once you return from your trekking experience.During the day the weather is hot and humid, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothes, shirts and walking shorts; during the night the temperature drops to 14 C approximately and there are a lot of mosquitoes and other insects, it is important to wear long pants and long sleeves shirts to sleep and to use insect repellent.

What to take to Lost City Trek Colombia

A small backpack.Photographic camera.
Comfortable clothes for walking.Resistant Sandals.
Walking shoes.Hat or cap.
Biodegradable Toilet Tools.A flashlight.
Swimsuit.Plastic bags for moisture.
Personal medicines.Vaccine against yellow fever.

Reservation Policy.

To book this tour per person, a deposit of 10% of the total value of the tour is required, through our web payment gateway, the remaining 90% must be canceled at our Wiwa Tours office, the same day we leave for The Lost City.
As a fundamental requirement to book The Tour to Lost City, you must present your personal ID and passport in case of being a foreigner at our Wiwa Tour main office. It is not necessary to carry the identity document the day we leave for the tour. Just take at copy of it.
To cancel or modify a confirmed reservation, you must contact us 24 hours before the starting date of the Tour, during working hours.
Once The Lost City Tour begins, no refund of any kind will be made.
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
January 13, 2018

We had a great experience with Jose Maria and Wiwa Tours. I recommend Wiwa Tours because the company is run by the local Wiwa people. Jose Maria gave us a great insight into the culture , nature and history. The guides speak Spanish, for English speakers you might be fortunate to have an English and Spanish speaker in your group, we were glad we took a translator organised by Columbia 57, thanks Junior! Tour was very well organised and food was very good. Pack as light as you can. Trek is not long but quite tough with steep terrain and often very wet. We took five days , which meant a bit of hanging around, four days probably best if you have reasonable walking stamina. The Lost City is a fascinating site. We were really fortunate to meet the local shaman.

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