Lost City Trek (Ciudad Perdida) - 4 days - From Santa Marta or Taganga

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The Lost City Trek Colombia is one of the Colombian highlights for backpackers and outdoor lovers and travelers' top choices. This ​tour is operated in collaboration with Sierra Nevada native communities, so you will support the local economy while enjoying this amazing hike. At Howlanders we are travelers as you do, so we really know how to make the most of this experience: good guides, a good atmosphere, good vibes, and fellow travelers, so we all together enjoy it to the fullest. Be aware that this tour is not demanding when thinking about altitude or distances, but the conditions of the jungle make it a little harder. This effort is worthy and you will experience it once you get to the Lost City, which has remained virtually untouched for centuries.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Howlanders

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Santa Marta - Mamey - Camp 1

Stop At:

7.6 Km (4.7 mi) - 04 h. Initial elevation: 140 m. (460 feet) Highest altitude: 450 m. (1475 feet above sea level) Difficulty: Moderate. Rest: Camp 1 - The transportation will pick us up at our lodging in Santa Marta between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. to start the trip to the great Colombian jungle. Once the group is gathered, we will start the drive to Mamey in a 4x4 off-road vehicle for two and a half hours. Upon arrival, we will have lunch to regain strength and be ready for the start of the trek. During the next 4 hours, we will walk through rivers and waterfalls where we can bathe and enjoy the authentic nature in the jungle. Around 6:30 p.m. we will arrive at "Camp 1", where we will be served dinner and spend the night in hammocks or beds with mosquito nets.

Duration: 4 hour

Day 2 Camp 1 - Sierra Nevada - Mutanzi - Camp 3

Stop At: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

15.2 Km (9.44 mi) - 07 h. Initial elevation: 500 m. (1640 feet) Highest altitude: 900 m. (2950 feet above sea level) Difficulty: Moderate. Rest: Camp 3 - Our day starts early with a good breakfast, so we can make the most of the trekking day and avoid the hottest hours of the day. The second day's hike lasts 7 hours through the jungle of the Sierra Nevada and the Buritaca River valley. Along the way, we will stop for lunch at "Camp 2" and pass through the Mutanzi indigenous village, where we will learn about the lifestyle of the Kogui community. The second day of the Ciudad Perdida tour will end when we arrive at "Camp 3", where we will have dinner and spend the night in hammocks, tents, or beds.

Duration: 7 hour

Day 3 Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2

Stop At:

10 Km (6.2 mi) - 06 h. Initial elevation: 900 m. (1640 feet) Highest altitude: 1200 m. (3940 feet above sea level) Difficulty: Moderate. Rest: Camp 2 - The third day is the most spectacular route, the ascent to the Lost City. After breakfast, we will start the hike up the 1,200 steps that ascend to the Tayrona village. Once in the Lost City, the guide will give you a tour of the area and explain the history and secrets of this magical place. At the end of the guided tour, you will have free time throughout the morning to enjoy all the surroundings and corners that this place has to offer. After this intense day, we will return to "Camp 2", where we will have dinner and spend the night in hammocks or beds. Tomorrow will be the last day of our Lost City Trek in Colombia.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 4 Camp 2 - Mamey - Santa Marta

Stop At:

14.8 Km (9.2 mi) - 07 h. Initial elevation: 470 m. (1540 feet) Highest altitude: 470 m. (1540 feet) Difficulty: Moderate - After enjoying breakfast, we will start the last day of the Lost City trek. During this 7-hour journey, we will pass by waterfalls and rivers until we return to Mamey. There, the van will be waiting for us to have lunch and return to Santa Marta. Once in the coastal city, we will say goodbye to the guide and to those who have been our adventure companions during these 4 days.

Duration: 7 hour
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