Lost City Trek 4 day tour


Lost City Trek 4 day tour

The Lost City Trek 4 day tour is the best option if it is about walk and adventure, ideal for those who do not have much time, are in good physical condition and have fun with intense walks immersed in the abundant nature offered by the path to the lost city of the Tayrona.

If you enjoy walking and you feel in very good physical condition to walk with rain or heat for 7 hours a day, you will get the best out of the 4 day tour to Lost City.



The tour starts at our office around 9:30 am, where a 4WD truck will pick us up to leave for the Mamey, this trip takes about 2½ hours. In this place we will take our lunch and then start our walk to the Sacred Place of the Ancient Tayrona (former inhabitants of the Lost City). The walk to camp 1 takes about 4 hours, in the surroundings you will probably find natural pools, waterfalls and rivers. Then we will have dinner and the accommodation in hammocks will be ready to offer you a well-deserved rest.

DAY 2. CAMP 1 – CAMP 3

The sun rises and we are ready to have a delicious breakfast and then start our second day of hiking through the Buritaca river basin, on this tour we can probably see some homes of the Kogui Indians, these houses are part of a settlement called Mutanshi. For this day we will have a tour of approximately 7 hours, entering the jungle of the Sierra Nevada and appreciating the natural diversity that exists on this path to finally reach camp 3 where we will have dinner, we can share with our group mates and rest .


Very early we have breakfast to start our ascent towards the Lost City, our adventure begins crossing the Buritaca River and starting up the 1,200 steps, a path that was built by the Tayronas, at the end of these stairs we will find the first part of the lost city once we arrive there, the guide will give us information about the sightseeing in this ancestral place full of stories, natural and spiritual wealth. We will stay for 3 hours in this archeological wonder and we will have enough time to take pictures and rest.

We will return to the camp where we have spent last night to have lunch. After lunch we prepare to make our way back to camp 2 where we will have dinner and spend the night.


The last day of our trip begins with breakfast to follow the path back to Mamey. It will be approximately 6 hours back where we can find rivers and waterfalls where we can cool off. We will arrive at Mamey around noon to have lunch, there the 4WD will be waiting for us to start the return to Santa Marta, where we will be back around 5:00 p.m. After fully enjoying our wonderful trip we will have a new adventure to tell about the Lost City and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Traveler Responsibilities

One of the most important things you must be aware of is that you have to respect the indigenous and farmer’s privacy, it means, not trespassing their houses, taking any pictures of them, or taking their belongings without their permission.

With respect to your own belongings, try to pack light, as less as you pack you will have a better experience.

You need to be conscious of having a good health.

Since you are visiting an archeological destination, you must take care of everything you find along the way. Do not harm any natural or cultural property.

Think of this tour as an opportunity to connect yourself with the nature because there is no signal for mobile phones, you need to tell both your family and friends that you will be out of reach for period of four or five days.

Clothing and Equipment

The weather you can expect is hot and humid, that’s why it is really important to take with you comfortable clothes, that is: t-shirts and shorts for walking; on the other hand, temperature tends to go down at night, in this case we recommend you to bring a change of long pants and long sleeves shirts, they will help you to be protected against mosquitoes and also from the cold.

Do not forget to take a water bottle (1 ½ liter is enough) once you get to the camps you can refill with filtered water or just buy a new bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen, comfortable clothes, walking shoes or trekking boots, swimsuit, 2 plastic bags( to separate wet and dry clothes) and last but not least, a camera.

You will not find toiletries at the camps, so those are important items (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, and deodorant, among others).

Even though our tour guides have preparation in first aid, they are not allowed to give you any medicine, you need to bring it with you.

The camp sites are equipped with hammocks and beds, they also provide blankets and mosquito nets. Taking a sleeping bag is optional.


You must show your original passport (foreigners) and ID (Colombians) in our Expotur offices in order to book your tour. Taking a photocopy on the tour is enough. We do not recommend to take the original document just to avoid they get lost or damaged on the tour.


Having the yellow fever vaccination is a preventive measure since you are going to visit a tropical forest.

$1.750.000 COP/PP.

The Lost City Trek leaves every day from the main Expotur office in Santa Marta.*

*All rates are in Colombian Pesos.



Our 4×4 vehicles are ready for the route, they are drove by experienced staff, who is been working for almost 20 years on the trail to the Lost City (Teyuna). This is why we can assure a pleasant, comfortable and safe ride.


Delicious food awaits for you in every single camp side where you will be staying, you will also find: typical dishes as a representative sample of the tasty Colombian gastronomy, tropical and exotic fruits native to the region, snacks, among others. In fact, if you have any food preference, it would not be a problem; our team of cooks will provide you meals that match them.


We will find places where we can spend the night along the way, these are basic lodges that will give us a calm and nice stay; they are also built by local residents. The lodging is equipped with hammocks and beds that will protect you from the weathering; blankets and mosquito nets are included.


We have a very skilled staff, which is certified by public and private entities. Our guides are trained and suitable to develop different activities during the tour taking into account social and environmental responsibility. Their priority is to make your tour to the Lost City to run in a safely and reliance way, being distinguished by providing the best service during the trek.a.

Travel Insurance

Doing the tour with us is to travel safely. Go to know the Lost City of the Tayronas quiet. Our sales advisors will explain everything that the travel insurance includes.

Contribution to the Communities

We work hand by hand with the indigenous and peasant communities. We are committed to support the development of the region through contributions that helps to have a better quality of life for the locals.

Entrance to the Archaeological Park

The Teyuna Archaeological Park is managed by the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History (ICANH); an institution assigned the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Colombia. The entrance fee to the archaeological park is included in the tour.

Payment methods

You must pay a deposit to complete your booking, you can do it through Paypal or PayU. You can find the links in our official web sites.

In case you want to pay in cash, it is possible to do it in our sale offices, our staff is willing to help you. We also accept payments by any Visa or MasterCard debit/credit cards.

Payment policies

As we mentioned above, you must pay a deposit, which corresponds to a 15% of the total tour. The balance can be paid on the day of the tour. We recommend to do it at least one day in advance though, so the departure can be faster.

Cancellation policies – Right to retrace

You can cancel or postpone your tour, once it is confirmed, however there are some terms you must take into account: any cancellation or changes made at least the day before in working hours (until 6:00 PM local time) will have no penalty. On the other hand, changes made after this range of time, will cost a 20% of the total amount of the tour.


You have no right to reimbursements once the tour has started, neither is applicable a reimbursement due to services that the traveler do not take.

Before making a deposit for the Lost City Trek 4 day tour, ask about the availability of places for the date of your trip, by contacting us through our official mailbox: [email protected]

Once you have confirmed the availability, you can proceed with your deposit through any payment method published here. Bank deposits are only enabled for payments or payments from bank accounts in Colombia.

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