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Tour Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta & Lost City Trek Colombia (4 Days)

Hike along scenic trails towards the famous Lost City with a local guide to take you through multiple rural villages and experience for yourself the wonderment of the famed Lost City!

USD $489.00

Per Person

Tour Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta & Lost City Trek Colombia (4 Days)


  • Perfect for the adventeruous and well-experienced hiker; discover and explore the ancient ruins of the famous Lost City
  • Take a dive into nature and immerse yourself into your surroundings over a span of multiple days
  • Go for a swim in crystal clear rivers and visit the various indigenous villages of the Sierra Nevada


The Lost City was discovered in 1976 by a group of archaeologists from the Colombian Institute of Anthropology. Recent archaeological research in 2006 indicate that this city was founded around 660 A.D. and was abandoned between 1550 to 1600 A.D. It is one of the most important cities of the 250 Tayrona villages discovered on the north part of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. In the surrounding areas, 26 villages were found, and in some of these sites archaeological excavations were carried out. It is located between 900 to 1200 meters above sea level on the heights of the Cerro Correa in the northern part of the Sierra Nevada. The city has construction systems, cobbled roads, stairs and walls linked by a series of terraces and platforms where they built ceremonial centres and homes. Experience this unique adventure and hike up to the Lost City with professional guides: Cross tropical rivers, enjoy nature, sleep in traditional hammocks and explore this trail, which is far more interesting than the Machu Pichu trek.


4 Days / 3 Nights


Day 1

The day will start by picking you up at 8:30am at your hotel and you will be transported to the entrance of the Sierra Nevada in the Santa Marta National Park by jeep.

Lunch and dinner will be provided on this day.

Once you reach the entrance point you will then drive along for three hours to reach a small town called Machete Pelao. At the town you will have a light lunch in the village and then walk for 30 minutes to a natural pool.

From the natural pool you will then walk on and reach a small Alfredo Hut where you will spend the night in hammocks (mosquito nets and wool blankets will be provided at this point.)

A full meal will be provided and prepared by the locals and before going to sleep, your guide will give a briefing about how the following day will proceed.

Day 2

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are provided.

You will wake up early and prepare to walk towards your next destination which will be another hut. Your guide will take you to visit the town of Kogui Muntanzi where the people live a traditional lifestyle and deeply believe in their classic culture and beliefs. Once you tour around the town for a bit you will walk along a trail to reach a river called Buritaca and take a swim in the area where you will also have lunch.

You will then continue hiking for about 4 hours and arrive at another small village called Mamo Romualdo where you will have dinner.

Day 3

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served on this day.

On the third day you will finally reach the famous Lost City.

After climbing with your guide for about 1200 steps you will see the Lost City culture for yourself and take a tour around the area with your local guide.

After the tour you will walk back to the village and spend the night there.

Day 4

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The final day will start with a hike to return to the original village of Mamey, the hike will last for about 6 to 7 hours.

From there you will have a special lunch and say goodbye to the village and your fellow travelers.

A jeep will be waiting to take you back to Santa Marta between 3pm and 5pm.

What’s Included

  • Transport and pick up service
  • Travel insurance
  • Local guide
  • Accomadation at all villages
  • Entrance fee
  • Contribution to indigenous communities
  • Mules for luggage


National Park Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

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National Park Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia 10.829241, -73.692344

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