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4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta provided by Baquianos Travel

4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta
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Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Follow a trail to the Lost City through dense jungle
Duration:
4 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Hike to the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) for an adventurous trip that goes deep into a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Securing guides, transport, and other logistics in advance ensures access to the fascinating trail and archeological site, while booking online offers you added security and peace of mind. Fit hikers will enjoy provided meals, accommodations, and round-trip transfers from Santa Marta in groups limited to 12 people.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Hike with experienced guides who know the way
  • Included entrance fees, meals, and other logistics
  • Leave directly from your accommodations in Santa Marta
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hike with experienced guides who know the way
  • Included entrance fees, meals, and other logistics
  • Leave directly from your accommodations in Santa Marta
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31830P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Light refreshments
  • All activities
  • English speaking guide or an English translator with the guide.
  • Driver
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Ciudad Perdida
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • indigenous crafts
  • Souvenirs
  • Services not described in the plan.
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Cra. 1c #18-23, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry date, and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Hiking boots are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Light refreshments
  • All activities
  • English speaking guide or an English translator with the guide.
  • Driver
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Ciudad Perdida
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • indigenous crafts
  • Souvenirs
  • Services not described in the plan.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Cra. 1c #18-23, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry date, and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Hiking boots are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Mar 16, 2021
A note from 4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta
Is required a test covid 72 hours maximun before the tour, could be the PCR or Antigen test. I your last test has more than 72 hours you have to make other test again. We have an special agree with a farmacy for the test in a good price.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
5 stops
Day 1
Beginning of an adventure right...
Day 2
Closer to Teyuna
Day 3
The Lost City
Day 4
Adventure ends here
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
242 reviews
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Hally M
1 contribution
Solo
Important to know: bring extra high protein foods. There is not enough food given on this trek and the food that is given is heavy in carbohydrates and sugar, which is not great for hiking 50kms. Also, if you are prone to getting car sick, get ready because the drive there and back is very bumpy and nauseating. Many people threw up. Don’t eat the lettuce and tomatoes they give you because many people got sick and I’m assuming it’s from these things. Bring a light, warm jacket because there are moments when it is cold out.

Overall, I really enjoyed the trek and am very happy I did it. It is extremely physically challenging but totally worth it. As far as comparing this company to others, it seems that all companies give people the same amount of food, and all companies have bumpy car rides. I’d still recommend this company over the others because our guide, Miller, was extremely assertive in advocating for our needs. He made sure we were the first ones to arrive at the lost city so that we could take the best photos, he made sure we ALWAYS had beds to sleep in rather than hammocks and was clearly respected within this trekking community. I did not see the same level of respect with other guides.

This trek is HARD! Your feet, knees and digestive system will not thank you, but it is totally worth it. If you are a solo traveler I especially recommend it because this trek tends to attract many solo travelers who are eager to make friends and connect. This so far has been my best experience in Colombia.
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hello Z592SOhallym, we are very sorry for your experience with food, we always strive to ensure that the food has the necessary nutrients for the demanding walk. Regarding the road, it is difficult, we know, and we can not do much because of the conditions of the road, but we deeply appreciate your comments and sincerity, that helps us to improve the quality of our services and place us above the other companies, as you could see with our guide Miller. Really, we are happy that you are taking an unforgettable experience of Colombia, and that our company has been a little responsible for that. Finally, we invite you to tell us more about your experience and recommendations about the food at calidad@guiasybaquianos.com to give you a better follow-up and attention. For everything, we wish you many congratulations. Greetings!
Written March 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jay N
Sandy, UT599 contributions
The Lost city trail was a wonderful trek with beautiful views, lush green forest with other good trekkers, and made better by the services of Baquianos Travel.
Baquianos was a great agency to lead us
through this unforgettable experience. The friendly staff made sure to make us feel comfortable from the start. The staff made sure all of us doing well along the trek,
but also gave us space to enjoy each step at our own pace. The itinerary for each day was laid out extremely well at the start of each day so we were never kept guessing
or asking what we were doing next. the trek was strenuous and physical taxing, but the staff kept us well fed so we were always energized to start the next leg of the trek.
It would have been even more enjoyable if we could communicate better with some of the staff to have a conversation while we were hiking along side them in Spanish.
The translators, however, were always available to help if need be. Overall Baquianos travel was the perfect agency to lead us on one of Colombia's best treks.
Written March 25, 2020
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Hello Jay172. Thank you very much for your nice review. At Baquianos, we always work to gave you the best experiencie in Colombia and you take to your homes the most unforgettable memories in our trips and tours. Keep healthy, happy and we hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Baquianos Family
Written March 30, 2020
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Rouzanna A
Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
Incredible experience to walk this track with this team: The guides : El Tigre and Daniel, Deivis (el Cocinero), El Indio (Fabián), and Sergio- the two translators . This team were very punctual, attentive, committed and knowledgeable. They practiced safety at all times with attention to detail. This is the second time I have done the tour with Baquianos and it’s still an unforgettable experience. I would recommend this tour with this team to other tourists. The description of the package is exactly what you get. The camps are basic, the food is plenty, the walking is hard but totally worth it. It’s a hard track for 4 days which builds resilience and great team work.
Written August 11, 2022
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Lindsey D
1 contribution
Very smooth trip up to the Lost City. Excellent food (and a lot of it), comfortable and clean beds, convenient swimming holes, wonderful guides. These guys clearly read reviews and make regular changes, because this trip is run like a well oiled machine. Bravo to Baquinos, and a special shout out to our amazing guides Danielle, Andres, and Pepe. You guys brought the trip from great to unforgettable. I especially appreciated the respect and reverence our guides showed the Indigenous People of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Written March 2, 2022
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Amir P
Tel Aviv, Israel63 contributions
We; two friends old friends from Israel, made this four days trek in March 2020 few days before Covid19 made its impact on tourism. It was an excellent experience, the best thing we did in our almost four weeks in Colombia - all other activities were very good but this one is the top. Our guide Luis was kind, knowledgeable and after few hours he understood our priorities and made the four days into a paradise. The lodges were in the highest quality we ever had (and we have been in dozens of treks worldwide) the food was good, the local indigenous culture is interesting and certainly the "Ciudad Perdida" itself met our high expectations. The guides had constant radio communication and a member of another ‪Baquianos group had a knee problem which was solved by Luis and his colleague. So it is definitely safe.
It is not an easy trek, especially the combination of humidity and climbing. You
ascend and decend all the time, starting at 100m reaching 1200 but total ascent is around 3,000m.
All the logistic was smooth and efficient thanks to the adminstration team of ‪Baquianos and above all Luis.
At the moment we pray that things will soon returned to normal so many people will be able to enjoy this and other experiences in Colombia
Written May 12, 2020
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Gloria B
Colombia4 contributions
I had an amazing trek to the lost city, the guide the translator and the cooker are amazing people they take care of us all the time, they know how to do their job, have a lot of knowledge about everything in the trek and about the food and they are very friendly. I recommend baquianos to do the trip, they are experts in that trek.
The lost city is one of the trip that you can’t loose. Since you star until you finish everything is wonderful, and you make amazing new friends.
Written February 12, 2020
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Hey Globedo, thanks for this kind review. We are happy to know it was a amazing trip for you, and of course, we are experts in this. We was the first company 33 years ago to take travelers to the Lost City, thus, we have a huge experience doing this. And, as you said, this is an unique trip that nobody can miss, in fact, some years ago, Lonely Planet ranked Lost City as the best trekking in South America. Take care and we hope to see ypu again. Best regards.
Written March 11, 2020
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Martsva
Trondheim, Norway14 contributions
We recently went to Ciudad Perdida with this tour company and we were very satisfied. The cook Carlos made delicious meals and was very flexible with regards to allergies. Our guides Miguel and Andres were super knowledgeable about everything along the way, and if you kept on asking they could go on forever explaining things. The infrastructure along the trek is really good with well-equipped camp sites. But do remember mosquito repellant and remember that this hike can be extremely hot at times.
Written February 9, 2020
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Hello Martsva, thank you very much for taking the time and leaving this such a kind review. All our whole team works hardly to offer the best to you and that you take beautiful memories from Colombia. Greetings!
Written March 9, 2020
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365connie536
San Jose, CA13 contributions
The Lost City trek far surpassed my expectations. This is definitely a trip that should not be missed! The lush, dense jungle is beautiful with many birds and plants that are unfamiliar to us in the USA. The trail passes several indigenous villages and the guides are able to provide information as to how they live. The Lost City itself is much more vast than I expected and, with the guides' help, the trekker is able to envision what it was like to live there 700 years ago. The trek itself is challenging, but doable for anyone that is in reasonable fitness condition.
Written January 26, 2020
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Hello 365connie536, we are delighted that the Lost City tour has exceeded your expectations. Our mission is to do things very well so that you will take away the best memories of this magnificent experience. Greetings thousands!
Written March 6, 2020
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Aleja W.
Munich, Germany4 contributions
Couples
After 4 days of walking, ups&downs, 60 km and lots of sweat, we arrived in the lost city. We are very proud to see that indigenous panomara. we left with the agency baquianos - very good decision. Our guide pedro was our motivator. He told us the whole history of the natives and of how the Sierra de Santa Marta has gone through drastic changes to become a protected sector. Thanks also to Enrique who translated us and helped us in everything and patri the assistant who became a friend.
the food was very good, I did not have high expectations because I thought that as we were going to be walking through the jungle it would be very basic. but they surprised me, it was delicious the best was the fried fish of the first day, the cook Pipe was very aware of our wishes, he prepared coffee or chocolate in the afternoon and at night, the amounts of food were perfect for energy that we need for the Trekking
Written January 15, 2020
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Hi 958alejaa! Is important for us provide an excellent service and all our staff knows it. We hope you have had a wonderful adventure in your Lost City trek. Thanks for your nice words, for choosing and recommend us! Kind Regards, Baquianos Team.
Written January 15, 2020
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Anthe K
2 contributions
This adventure was definitely a trip of a lifetime. It had been on my "bucket list" and I was so grateful to be able to travel here in 2021. The Teyuna guides who escorted our group were no less than heroic! The travel agency itself was instrumental in setting up my trip and accommodations (and answering all my questions and supportive and attentive to any need I had). I could not have made the trip work so well without them and they were impeccably reliable!! The actual trek was an amazing experience, and though, yes, very arduous, the people, the places, were all so truly hospitable and eye-opening and beautiful. An incredibly unique combination of supported and unconditioned at the same time. I can't recommend this trip or Baquianos and Teyuna more highly!! I hope you get to enjoy this experience in this lifetime!!
Written May 16, 2021
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Never again Baquianos
I booked a trip to Parque Tyrona through Baquianos. The organization was absolutely chaotic. There was not a single
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Excellent attention, the landscapes are surrealist inside and in the middle absolutely nothing makes you deel you r
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AMAZING TOUR
I found Baquianos through a partner company and didn't regret its choice. The tour was organised thoroughly. Plenty
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Lost City Trek
Our trek with Baquianos was great. We toured with a group of 15 and had a guide, assistant guide and interpreter. W
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Lost city
It's an amazing place. And the guide people were excellent persons. Congratulations to Pedro, Duleidis Patricia y E
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Maracuja Tour
Its was great, the Nature and really nice Guides. Only that my friend and i got sick at the mountain. But the guide
mark67ML
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Fantastic trip
The Ciudad Perdida hike was all that we expected. A strenuous hike, an informative and friendly guide (Luis) who k
Charlotte T
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Five day trek to Lost City
We were on the trek to the lost city and it was very beautiful. For us it was more the journey to the attraction th
991beckyr
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Fab hike with breath taking sceneries
Had a great time in this trek . Both Hernan and Sebastian were awesome guides and would definitely recommend to any
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Ciudad Perdida trek
Amazing trip and so well organised. Our guide was really knowledgeable and respectful and the scenery on this trek
KimL624
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Great Guides, Great food
Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Ruth, Enrique, and Poncho were friendly and helpful guides, while Jona
Julia V
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Tour a Ciudad Perdida en 4 días
Importante if ypu contact the list you have and send a better specificacion of cloths: For example: Trekking shoes,
Dave L
Dave L
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Amazing, challenging hike to the Lost City!
Loved this opportunity to hike to the Ciudad Perdida! Just so you know, this is a challenging hike -- think 8-9 ho
tmclck
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Nice trip, but beware of theft
We did the Lost city trek. The overal trip was nice, and we cannot complain about the guide. For an adventuring typ
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