Trip Type : Group Tour
Stunning view of Nature, Colombia

Lost City Trek 6 Days

Expotur
By Expotur
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
6 days
From: $ 850 $ 142 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit El Mamey and Santa Marta
  • Discover Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • Visit Columbia’s Natural park Tayrona National Natural Park

Short Description

The Lost City Trek (6 days) is ideal for people who want to enjoy the most of the contact with nature and want to do less strenuous hikes with extra time to rest and relax.

The physical demands for this option less than the other, perfect for people unaccustomed to physical activity and seniors.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Santa Marta
End City Santa Marta

Trip Includes

  • Round trip transfers from the hotel or where you stay to the starting point of the tour (El Mamey) in 4WD vehicles.
  • Meals: Five (5) breakfasts,  Six (6) lunches, Five (5) dinners, Typical food prepared by local chefs and Fruits and snacks during walks.
  • Guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fee to the Archaeological Park

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Itinerary

Day 1: Santa Marta – El Mamey – Camp 1

This adventure starts around 9:30 at Expotur’s office where a 4 WD car will take you in a 2 ½ drive to El Mamey, the place where we have lunch and then begin the search for the sacred place of Tayronas (antique Lost City residents). At the end of the afternoon we arrive at the first camp, and in its surroundings we´ll find rivers, natural pools and waterfalls to have a relaxation moment, and then we have dinner and spend the night in hammocks.

Day 2: Camp 1 – Camp 2

We got up early, having breakfast and then start to walk by the riverside of the Buritaca River, finding some indigenous homes that make a small town known as Mutanshi (indigenous Kogi town), then continue walking toward the camp where we spend the night accommodated in hammocks with mosquito nets or bunk beds.

Day 3: Camp 2 – Camp 3

Begin the tour for about 4 ½ hours, taking breaks for indigenous paths in the Parque Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, to some sectors where traces left by the ancient inhabitants of the region are crossing the Buritaca river to reach third cabin where we spend the third night.

Day 4: Camp 3 – Lost City – Camp 2

Very early we have breakfast to start the climb to our destination, we start climbing 1,200 steps, road built by the Tayrona, at the end we find amazing Lost City, once there the guide will show us and give us information about the magical place full relics and ancient stories, we will spend the morning enjoying the scenery, having enough time to rest and take pictures, finally we will have lunch and continue the same way back to get to Camp 2 where we had dinner and spent the night.

Day 5: Camp 2 – Camp 1

We will have breakfast at 6:30 am taking the way back at 7:00 a.m., and then we will enjoy lunch at the cabin near Mutanshi continuing the journey through the mountains to reach Camp 1 where we will stay that night.

Day 6: Camp 1 – El Mamey – Santa Marta

The last day of adventure begins with breakfast to continue the way back to the point where it all began, on the way we will find rivers and waterfalls to refresh, finally reaching El Mamey for lunch and the 4WD will be waiting for us to return us the city of Santa Marta where we arrive around 5:00 pm. We will be happy of had enjoy an enriching totally new experience in the magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

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Lost City Trek 6 Days

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Highly Recommended!

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Our Guide, Miguel was absolutely incredible which made the trek fun and enjoyable. We were always first up in the morning, first to arrive in the evening, first to get food, and usually the first to the swimming and break spots.
Miguel also shared with us tons of knowledge about the area and his life, and answered all of the questions we had about the area.
The trek itself was a good adventure and highly recommended!
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Every bit as amazing

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My trek was amazing. Josa was awesome and very knowledgeable. Hanging out with her was every bit as amazing as the lost city itself.

Expotur provided an excellent service.

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We did the Ciudad Perdida trek - one of the best treks I have ever done through the most stunning jungle scenery! The staff at Expotur are helpful and accommodating. Our guide, Jorge was perfect - he was friendly, knowledgeable and highly professional under unexpected circumstances. The food and accommodation provided is basic but pretty good quality given the remoteness of where you stay. Expotur provided an excellent service.
I would strongly recommend the Ciudad Perdida tour to anyone. It is important to be in reasonable shape, but by no means a fitness fanatic as log as you go at your own pace
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We did the 4 days tour to List City and was one of the best experiences in south america. The walk is not too challenging, if you are well trained, per se but the heat and humidity are, just take your time. It was really rewarding to jump in the river in the evening after long trekking hours. Our guides were great and gave us a lot of info on the indigenous population and the Lost City could be nice to have seen more animals. Be aware the accommodations are really basic and toilets as well but there are always showers.
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I loved the experience!

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To my tour team starting March 20 with Bayron. I loved the experience! Mula on the way back was the way to go. Our guides were fantastic. Hiking 10 miles daily up and down the mountains should be the expectation. It was nice making friends from all over the world. K.I.T.
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Good service and we received pretty much all that was offered.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Accomodations

The accommodation during the tour is in hammocks, beds or tents, depending on availability. We provide mosquito nets and blankets every night.

Guides

Our guides are from the region trained by SENA, with years of experience. They are trained to provide cultural, historical and anthropological information of the indigenous communities and the area.

Cancellation Policy:

Confirmed bookings will have a cancellation policy in the following terms:

  • Cancellations or changes will have a 20% penalty of the total of the package.

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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