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The Lost City Trek: 4 Days

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The Lost City Trek: 4 Days

435USD per person

The place where nature and history meets

What makes the Lost City a wonderful place is the particularity of its landscapes, scenery, ecosystems, biodiversity and especially its architecture, that remains along the time since the Tayrona Culture built it hundreds of years ago.

We would be beyond happy to take you to be part of this unique experience with us, the Trek of the Lost city will make anybody feel like in the past, immersed in a unique natural landscape where ancestral cultures were grown and few of their heirs still live and are your hosts.

Included:

  • 4×4 Transport (Santa Marta -Mamey- Santa Marta)
  • Meals during the tour
  • Accommodation in camps, (hammocks or beds with awning)
  • Entrance to the Teyuna,
  • Archaeological park (ICANH)
  • Travel insurance
  • Contributions to peasant and indigenous communities
  • Professional local guide
  • Snacks during the trekking
  • Hydratation

Not included:

  • Beers and drinks
  • Shopping tour and/or visits to other tourist attractions
  • Crafts and tips
  • Mules during the trek
  • Meeting the Mamo (local indigenous leader)   

Please note: When passing through indigenous communities, please respect their space and privacy. Do not take photos without their proper authorization. It is also very important that you follow the guide’s instructions and help us protecting and preserving the environment of this magical destination.

Minimum 2 people

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  • Dress Code
    Tourist must take: Snickers or mountain shoes, sandals, walking shorts or lycras, cotton shirt, swimming suit, socks, towel, pants or sweatpants, long sleeve shirt, mosquito repellent, sunblock, flashlight, personal hygiene elements, 1L of water and camera.
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Day 1
Lost City tour starts from the moment we pick you up or that you arrive to our office, from here we start an approximate 3-hour journey by jeep to El Mamey, where we will start our walk of around 7.6 km (4.7 miles). Halfway along the trekking we will make our first stop at the 3 Cruces viewpoint, there we will enjoy delicious fruits and continue to the first cabin "Adán" or "Alfredo" a few minutes later, where we will spend our first night. During this journey, we will enjoy a refreshing bath at the natural pools that the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta offers us.

Camp facilities: Electricity, bathrooms including showers.

 
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Day 2
After breakfast another adventure awaits for us, beginning our journey walking from the first camp to the second "Cabaña Wiwa" where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in the Buritaca River while we wait for lunch. After a short rest, our adventure continues into the Sierra Nevada, bordering “Mutanyi”, an indigenous Kogui village. Then we will head towards the third camp “Paraíso Teyuna” where we will spend our second day.

Camp facilities: Bathrooms and showers, electricity powered by a generator (from 6 pm / 9 pm.)

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Day 3
Very early in the morning we will have breakfast and begin our 2 km (1.24 miles) journey, initiating the ascent towards our goal, Teyuna – Ciudad Perdida. Climbing 1.200 steps that will lead us to this majestic stone settlement in which we find interconnected roads, retaining walls and circle-shape terraces where the dwellings of the ancient Tayronas rested, all surrounded by a magical forest with its unique flora and fauna. This offers us different views and landscapes that go from fantastic sunny gaps in the middle of the jungle to cloud forest covered by stunning vegetation. Here we could meet the Mamo, leader and protector of Mother Nature. After our tour, we begin our descent to the third camp.

Camp facilities: Electricity, bathrooms, and showers (limited).

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Day 4
Our adventure in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is coming to an end. After having breakfast you will begin a 2 hours hike towards Adán or Alfredo camp (where you slept the first night). Once there you will have a quick break (snacks with fruits and water), continuing for another 4 hours all the way back to El Mamey where you will have lunch and board a 4x4 truck that will bring you back to Santa Marta.