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4 Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

From $420.00
Highlights
  • Hike confidently in the jungle under the watchful eye of your guide
  • Small-group tour ensures an intimate experience
  • Get a deeper insight into the history and culture of the region from your guide
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4 Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta
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4 Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta
From $420.00
Overview
Trekking through the jungle to Colombia's Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) can be challenging for even experienced hikers. Journey in confidence on this small group guided tour (limited to 12 people) that takes you on an adventure—hiking for four days across varied terrain and through striking scenery—to a 9th-century indigenous archaeological site. Includes round-trip transportation from Santa Marta, accommodation, meals, and entrance fees.
What to Expect
"Teyuna" is the name Kogis gave to The Lost City, the name that represents the wind whispering between the mountains of 'la Sierra'. While a mysterious mist opens a glorious path showing off a sacred land, marvelous landscapes bloom with their glorious and natural beauty and where waterfalls and rivers bathe and custody the history of this magical place.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the trek:

1st day - Beginning of an adventure right in the middle of mother nature

The tour begins at the meeting point or pickup from your accommodation. From there, depart on a 4WD vehicle for 3 hours approximately towards 'El Mamey', a place where you will begin the trekking for about 6 km to get to the first cabins, Adan or Alfredo, for accommodation to spend the night. During the trekking journey, you'll enjoy a variety of natural pools flowing directly from "la Sierra Nevada" where you will be able to swim and refresh yourself, to make out your adventure an extraordinary experience.

2nd day - Closer to Teyuna

Group will depart at 8:00 am from “'Adan' or 'Alfredo'” to resume the trip towards a third camping site “'Paraíso Teyuna'”, site where you will spend the second night which is 1 hour away from 'The Lost City', venturing for 8 to 9 hours approximately . Throughout this walk, you will border “'Mutanyi'”, an indigenous settlement inhabited by a Kogui tribe, where the scouting guide will provide local information and details.

3rd day - The Lost City

Finally, you will reach 'Teyuna'. It will take about 1 hour from 'Paraiso Teyuna' to The Lost City 1. Climb 1200 stair steps and as you ascend, you will find ancient terraces built thousands of years ago until reaching those archaeological rings, which were the main settlements of the extinct Tayrona culture. Along with this guided trip, you'll learn more about the ancient city and enjoy beautiful landscapes provided by mother nature. Thus, it is highly possible to enjoy a bath inside the "Pozo de la Juventud" (youth well), a magical place that, according to the legend, has miraculous advantages. Once the walk finishes, descend back to 'Paraiso Teyuna' to initiate the trek back towards the first cabin, where you will be spending the night “'Mumake ó Tezumake'”.

4th day - Adventure ends here

The days in contact with nature draw to an end, so it's the time to return to the city. The departure will be early from the second cabin “'Mumake ó Tezumake'” towards 'El Mamey' traveling back to Santa Marta for 8 to 9 hours approximately. Once you reach 'El Mamey', enjoy a scrumptious homemade lunch before riding the 4WD vehicle heading towards the city. There'll be some spare time to enjoy the company of your new travel mates, which made your trip an unforgettable adventure.
Reviews (84)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A difficult but rewarding trek

Really enjoyed this trek although the group I had was not what you'd call ideal for a solo European traveller who speaks only basis Spanish (12 people, 10 Colombian - 2 of which were 70+ and one was a 10 year old child). In any...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank martynealy
baquianostravel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi martynealy, Thanks for taking the time to post this detailed comment. We see you could enjoy the tour even when it was challenging. This trail goes through the rainforest in the mountainous region, let the people have incredible landscapes of the valleys and vegetation,...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018
worthy challenge

this trek can be a bit difficult if you're not used to trekking, but it's defnitely worth the effort to get there. it's an absolutely incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank biancapereiragon2018
Guias B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hi biancapereiragon2018, Thank you for share us your opinion, we hope that you have enjoy this experience. Regards, Baquianos Team

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Heavy but worth it!

We did the trekking via Baquianos and is was very good. Food was good, guide was good and the translator also. The third day we had an interview by a mamo and that was very cool. The trekking itself is hard but it is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ewout H
Guias B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hi Ewout H, Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion with us. This trek is challenging but as you could prove it, it has many remarkable things, the cultural exchange with indigenous people, food, and in general the human quality of our team. We are...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Awesome 4-day trek

We had THE BEST time on this trek! Couldn't fault it. Felt very luck to have Carlos leading us with his years of experience of the area. Loved every minute.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julian L
Guias B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your opinion. In our agency we only have local guides that make the experience more enriching and with guides like Carlos the success is guaranteed ! Our main goal is that our travalers enjoy this unique experience so we are...More

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile
Beautiful Trek

Our trek was brilliant, the views are stunning and the walk itself challenging. We had brilliant food with lots of snack stops. It was really special to have a talk from one of the indigenous people and our guide Jason was very knowledgeable. We learnt...More

Thank CharGeen
Guias B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Dear CharGeen, Thanks for your opinion. It is so fulfilling for us to know that this challenge of hiking to Ciudad Perdida has reached your expectations. We will make sure that the guide, interpreter and the whole team that is part of the experience gets...More

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pipiLiew
October 16, 2018|
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Response from eric8668 |
No. This was as remote as one could imagine.
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Ken C
September 24, 2018|
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It starts on multiple days of the week.
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