4 days
Physical Effort
50 km
Daily Departures


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 320 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 32 USD that corresponds to 10% of the total value of the tour (320 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 travelers NATIONAL and FOREIGN who make the hike to the Lost City Colombia, must present the result of the COVID-19 test, NEGATIVE with a maximum of 72 hours of validity before starting the tour.

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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 32 USD deposit , per person, equivalent to 10% of total value of the tour (320 USD) , through our web payment gateway, the 90% remaining (288 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

5.00 based on 15 reviews
2 de January de 2019

Un viaje fenomenal, nuestro guia Jose Mojica un excelente guia.
nuestro Chef Luis alias (Chávez) preparando los mejores platillos que he probado. Sin duda volveria a realizar el recorrido.
Un saludo para los castores Wiwas!

18 de March de 2019

Excelente el guía indígena de Wiwa Tour, LORENZO era su nombre, fue muy atento con el grupo de excursionistas donde iba yo, nos explicó muy bien el significado de la Ciudad Perdida desde el punto de vista de las comunidades indígenas que habitan la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

11 de April de 2019

Nuestro guía José Mujica y la chef Ana, los mejores.
Genial haber podido hacer el tour con Wiwa, pues tienes una mayor conexión con la naturaleza y con la cultura indígena. Un tour más allá de todas las excursiones.

5 de May de 2019

Hola, una experiencia única nunca la olvidare.. Luntana y Víctor estuvieron tan pendientes de nosotros, siempre atentos y especiales Mil gracias 100% recomendados.

7 de August de 2019

Extraordinaria experiencia, el recorrido, a veces tortuoso, pero ahí estaba nuestro guía el super Eliseo…¡¡¡¡….nos explico mucho de su cultura y costumbres,,lo recomiendo ampliamente..¡¡¡

7 de January de 2021

Definitivamente Wiwa Tour es la única agencia con la que recomendaría hacer el tour hacia Ciudad Perdida! La experiencia no sólo se compone de paisajes naturales increíbles sino también de la valiosa historia y cultura indígena que es contada por sus propios partícipes, los guías de Wiwa Tour. Para poder valorar y preservar mejor el tesoro humano que son las culturas Wiwa, Kogui y demás, es necesario apoyar a esta empresa que se encarga de relacionar,de manera respetuosa, el mundo occidental con la cultura indígena de la sierra nevada de Santa Marta. Eliseo y Benjamín fueron nuestros guías y al mismo tiempo fueron nuestra familia durante esos cuatro días. Ellos cuidaron de nosotros y nos enseñaron sus costumbres y su historia. Muchas gracias a ellos dos por esta experiencia y a Wiwa Tour por mostrarnos a nosotros, los turistas, los tesoros escondidos que hubo durante muchos años en la sierra nevada de Santa Marta: la cultura indígena y esa maravillosa naturaleza. Ojalá sigamos respetando y cuidando esos tesoros entre todos! Por eso algunas recomendaciones tanto para los turistas como para la empresa: 1) hacerse cargo de su propia basura y recoger de vez en cuando la basura que se encuentre por el camino, 2) no sobreexplotar el turismo, evitando llevar cada vez más y más gente a hacer el tour en cortos lapsos de tiempo, 3) utilizar sólo elementos de aseo biodegradables incluyendo jabones, desodorantes, bloqueadores y repelentes. Con estas medidas, las generaciones actuales y futuras podrán seguir disfrutando de la misma calidad que tiene hoy en día esta experiencia única. Muchas gracias nuevamente y saludos!

15 de January de 2021

Hola Wiwa Tour. Hicimos el recorrido con ustedes y José Luis es el mejor guía indígena de todos…la experiencia a su lado fue espectacular, es una excelente persona que compartió todo su conocimiento con el grupo. Nos agradó la organización y la logística del viaje.

25 de January de 2021

Excelente Tour. Todo muy bien coordinado y organizado. Las explicaciones del guía son claras. La experiencia con un guía indígena te enriquece de conocimientos sobre su cultura. Los recomiendo.

1 de March de 2021

Juan fue el mejor guía que pudimos haber tenido, enriqueció nuestra expedición, sus palabras eran pocas, y más valiosas que el silencio que le caracterizaba.
Haría el tour anualmente con Wiwa Tours!

4 de April de 2021

Realicé el tour de 4 días desde el 27 de marzo hasta el 30 de marzo de 2021, solo puedo decir que la experiencia fué maravillosa, Rafael (Shemakú) y Juan Manuel (Kenkuemakú) fueron nuestros guías y no pudimos haber tenido mejores.

El recorrido es totalmente espectacular, los paisajes y enseñanzas que te dejan, es un lugar mágico en donde se pone en práctica aquello de “disfrutar el camino, antes de llegar al destino” que sin duda es un sitio histórico de Colombia que se debe conocer. Rafael y Juan Manuel se encargaron de darnos a entender un poco sobre la cultura indígena Wiwa, creencias, prácticas comunes y experiencias, además que siempre estuvieron atentos a nuestras necesidades y muy acoplados al grupo que orgánicamente se armó durante esos días.

Por otro lado, las comidas diarias y atención de la mano de Yonier es excelente, considerando que el esfuerzo físico diario es considerable, los desayunos, almuerzos y cenas son buenos y sustanciosos, además que durante la jornada llegar a los campamentos/paradas y siempre ser recibidos con frutas, meriendas, café, etc hace totalmente la diferencia.

Wiwa tour esta totalmente recomendado para todos los que quieran conocer Ciudad Perdida.

8 de April de 2021

Super voyage en quatre jours, un guide tres gentil et qui nous a beaucoup appris sur la jungle ainsi que sur les coutumes et croyances des indigenes actuels et de ceux ayant construit la cite perdue! Nous avons egalement tres bien mange et c’est important apres une journee de randonnee!! Rien a redire!!

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!

22 de June de 2021

De las mejores experiencias de la vida.

El paisaje verde, el estruendo de la naturaleza, el cantar de los ríos en la noche fue hermoso. También, fue una fortuna poder escuchar las historias de nuestro guía Shemaku llenas de sabiduría.

Todo el equipo estuvo muy pendiente del bienestar de todos. Se notaba el cariño de cada detalle desde el primer café en la mañana hasta la fruta en el camino.

26 de July de 2021

Excelente experiencia. Muy duras las caminatas. Nuestros guias Daniel y Victor maravillosos. Siempre preocupados por todos. Muy bien organizado.

24 de August de 2021

Una excelente experiencia!!!! Recomiendo totalmente la agencia, muy buen servicio. Daniel fue nuestro guía, el mejor!!!

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