5 days
Physical Effort
50 km
Daily Departures


Lost City Trek 5 days It is a trekking type excursion through the jungle and the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta They will be accompanied by Native Indigenous Guides.

In this Hiking to the Lost City of Colombia, They will enjoy a unique and fascinating adventure, they will be part of an ancestral journey through natural trails full of jungle and vegetation.

Our indigenous guides are fully qualified to guide you in the Lost City 5 days Trek and also teach them their culture and the balance that everyone should have with mother earth.

For Hiking to Lost City they will have to travel the paths of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta before reaching the magnificent work created by the ancients Tayronas Indians .

The Lost City Tayrona It has been compared many times with the archaeological ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, as it is a city built by the indigenous people before the time of the conquest (that is, it is a pre-Hispanic work).

It should be noted that the architecture of the Lost City of Colombia It has never been restored and its terraces, paths and architecture are intact over the centuries.

You will have the opportunity to feel a magic and ancient energy that you can breathe in this destination.

For us the wisdom of our ancestors , we strive to maintain your archeological ruins intact, and we care about preserving the environment in peace and harmony, sustainability is what will guarantee that future generations can get to enjoy this wonderful place.

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 Lost City Trek Colombia is 340 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 this trek to the Lost City, you must make a deposit of 34 USD that corresponds to 10% of the total value of the tour (340 USD).
The Hike 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 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 Lost City Trek is an adventure walk 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 Trek 5 days 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 Trek to the Lost City, 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

Our Trek to Lost City Colombia starts at 8:30 am, from Wiwa Tours main office In Santa Marta, after all the travelers are gathered, we leave in a 4 × 4 vehicle from Santa Marta to the sector of the Mamey (Peasant Community) where we will have a delicious lunch.
After lunch the indigenous guide gives the instructions to start the Trekking to Lost City , listed as one of the best South America Trek .
We start a walk through ecological trails, which consists of approximately 7.6 km until we reach the first camp.
In this rural community we will be at 450 meters above sea level, here in this cabin we will spend our first night, we will rest from this first day of hiking that is not demanding.
We recommend carefully receiving the instructions from the indigenous guide During the tour we will enjoy a river with crystal clear waters where we will take a refreshing bath and we will be able to observe the great richness of the flora and fauna of the place.

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


Day 2

We start the second day of adventure with a Trek of 5.0 km (approximately 4 hours), from the first camp to the second camp (Cabaña Wiwa), Wiwa Indigenous Community , located at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level.
In this indigenous camp We settle down to rest and relax, then the guide will teach us part of the culture and traditions of this Indigenous community, here we will appreciate a good part 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 crystal clear river .

At night before sleeping, the Indigenous guide will tell you more about the culture of the place and the sacred meaning that the Sierra has for the indigenous people.


Day 3

The day starts early, we have breakfast, and then continue with the walk from the Wiwa hut until reaching the third camp.
The route consists of 9.6 km, approximately, this indigenous camp is located at about 830 meters above sea level, here we will be very close to the Lost City Colombia , the sacred city of the Tayronas.
During this trip of the excursion, we will observe a large part of the jungle and the vegetation of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta .
This part of the route to Lost City It is the steepest, we have to hydrate and be vigilant during this adventure. At night, while at the camp, the Indigenous Guide will talk to us in more detail about the Lost City Tayrona and the sacred meaning for native indigenous communities.


Day 4

From very early we will have breakfast, and immediately we start the Trek of approximately 1.2 km until we reach the first terrace of the Lost City 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 protocol of entry 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 wonderful landscape and take great pictures After the tour, we will descend to the camp again, where we will have lunch, we will rest a little and then continue with the descent to the Wiwa camp .


Day 5: Return

In it last day of the adventure We will start having breakfast, 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 , place where we will have lunch to immediately leave in the 4 * 4 truck that awaits us to return to the city of Santa Marta where we will arrive around 4:30 pm, having enjoyed a unique experience in La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

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

Important Information for the Lost City Trek Colombia

During this 5-day Trek to the Lost City They must respect the privacy and culture of 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 Teyuna . 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.

What to take on the Lost City 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

To book this tour, a 34 USD deposit , per person, equivalent to 10% of total value of the tour (340 USD) , through our web payment gateway, the 90% remaining (306 USD) must be paid at the office of Wiwa Tours , the same day we left for Ciudad Perdida.
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 excursion to Lost City , no refund of any kind is made.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
8 de April de 2021

Where do I start? This is by far the most difficult trek I have ever done in my life and so rewarding to the end. The first time I read on a blog about this trek, I was really fascinated by the indigenous community experience, the wilderness jungle trek, the breathtaking landscapes and the mystical cultural vibe that comes with it. Wiwa tour was recommended to offer such a unique experience so I didn’t think twice and chose them. Was the best choice! Why? Lovely tour guides Jose Luis, Alberto and Victor…these guys are amazing people…fun, down to earth and they hiking super powers!!! Have to mention the sweet, humble, friendly and the best cooks we had in the tour: Sandra and José Luis (no. 2 😆). We did the 4 days tour and it was challenging but doable. Early morning rises at 4.30 in the first 2 days and last day lucky us…5.30:))). The group was so diverse but we were all like a community and having lots of fun!!! We were lucky to have the camping place for ourselves!!!whereas with other tours you get to sleep with other hundreds of people so, it felt like a family with our group!!! At the end I was so exhausted, but so happy to have done it!!! Thanks once again wiwa people for doing this!!!

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