How to get to Lost City? – Plans, prices and recommendations 2024

The Lost City of the Tayronas is located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Due to its characteristics and ancestral structure, it is considered one of the most important archaeological parks in the country.

In this destination you will find landscapes full of exuberant nature, you will appreciate part of the fauna of the area and you will live unforgettable experiences full of adventure and fun.

To help you have one of the best trips, we have created this blog so you know how to get to Ciudad Perdida, including options, prices and recommendations for this 2024.

How to get to Lost City?

Before continuing, it is important for you to know 3 things:

  1. You can only enter Ciudad Perdida by booking with an authorized Tour Operator.
  2. There are only 7 agencies authorized to enter Teyuna, name with which this Archaeological Park is also known.
  3. The price to go to Ciudad Perdida is the same in all the agencies, since this is regulated and established by the indigenous and peasant communities of the area. To choose the agency that suits you best, you can consult the opinions of other travelers on the internet.

What are the options to get to Lost City?

At this moment there are 2 plans to get to the Lost City: The 4-day and the 5-day tour.

3 Steps to go to Lost City:

  1. Choose the tour of interest that suits you, either the 4 or 5 day tour.
  2. Make a reservation with an authorized Tour Operator to enter the Archaeological Park.
  3. Prepare what you need to go on the tour. In Expotur we advise you with everything you need to take to Ciudad Perdida and what not.

Trail to the Lost City

Below, we will share with you the information based on the experience that Expotur offers you:

The tours currently available start early in the morning at our office, after pick up at your place of accommodation. From there, we depart to El Mamey, where we will have lunch and begin our first day of trekking to the Lost City.

Throughout the tour we make stops at the campsites, either to spend the night or for lunch. Along the way we also make stops to rest and receive snakcs to recharge our body and continue the adventure to this sacred place of the Tayrona people. On the way we can also appreciate the Buritaca River; impressive waterfalls; we will see Mutanyi, an ancient village of the Koguis; among other majestic scenery.

Usually, on day 3 of the tour to Lost City, we will wake up very early to begin the ascent up a staircase of 1200 steps, built in stone by the indigenous people who inhabited the area hundreds of years ago.

After appreciating the main terraces of this destination we will start our return to our starting point.

Generally, travelers look for the experience that offers the most intense adventure, so they choose the 4-day option.

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What are the prices to go to the Lost City?

Currently, the price to get to the Lost City is $2,150,000 Colombian pesos. Same price for all authorized agencies.

Recommendations to go to the Lost City this 2024


Now that you know how to get to Ciudad Perdida and the most important recommendations to go to this ancestral place, it is necessary to keep in mind that you must also visit it:

  • Carry a light backpack.
  • Wear hiking boots or training shoes.
  • Adequate clothing, bathing suit and a change of clothes exclusively for the evenings.
  • Sunscreen and a hat or cap.
  • Environmentally friendly insect repellent.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Extra money

Closure of the lost city for the entire month of september

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