Lost City Trek 4 day tour The Lost City Trek 4 day tour is the […]
Lost City Trek 6 Day Tour, in addition to being one of the best options for those who wish to be in contact with nature for more time, this tour is the best option for those who wish to make a slower trek. Either for specific health conditions, for age or because they want a quieter option instead of an intense adventure.
This tour starts in Santa Marta, starting at 9:30 a.m., at which time we leave our main office in 4×4 vehicles to head towards the Mamey. This trip lasts two and a half hours.
In the Mamey we will have lunch and start the trek to the first camp in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This walk will be approximately 4 hours and will require some effort, since most of the journey will be up hill.
In this camp we will have dinner and rest (in beds or hammocks, according to the provision).
On this day you should get up very early for breakfast and start the walk to camp 2.
Along the way we will find beautiful landscapes and we will have the possibility to see some indigenous houses. Also, if we are lucky, we can find Kogui Indigenous along the way.
All this tour through the Buritaca River Valley will take us to camp 2, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
On day 3 of the trek, we will make a tour of approximately 4 and a half hours, through the indigenous trails in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta Natural Park. On this day we will also cross the Buritaca River to reach Camp 3 where we will spend the rest of the day and night.
This is one of the most anticipated days for those who make the tour, since it is here where the ascent begins by the 1200 steps to the Lost City of the Tayronas. Being there the guide will give information about the place and everything that is part of it; It will also give some time for you to take good photos of this adventure.
Just remember that you should not enter the houses of the natives or take photos without their prior authorization.
Then you must descend the steps to return to Camp 3, where you will have lunch and then continue the walk to Camp 2.
On this day we must have breakfast at 6:30 a.m., in order to start the walk back to Camp 1 at 07:00 a.m. On this day we will make a stop at a cabin near the Village of the Kogui Indigenous (Mutanshi), for lunch and continue the journey to Camp 1, where we will have dinner and rest that night.
This is our last day of adventure. After having breakfast, we will begin the walk back to the Mamey region. In this place we will have lunch and take the 4×4 vehicles back to Santa Marta. The estimated return time is 5:00 p.m.
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.
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.
If you have any concerns, you can check our Frequently Asked Questions
The same price it applies for 4, 5 or 6 days. The Lost City Trek leaves every day from the main Expotur office in Santa Marta.*
*All rates are in Colombian Pesos. Price per person valid until 12.31.2020.
IF YOU GET A LOWER PRICE WITH ANOTHER COMPANY, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US. WE WILL OFFER YOU A PRICE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE OTHER AGENCY. (Subject to conditions, do not hesitate to ask us for more).
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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, ask about the availability for your departure’s date to [email protected]
If the availability is confirmed you can proceed to make a deposit through these any payment platforms here, deposits to our Bancolombia account are able only through colombian banks accounts.