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4 Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

From US$420.00
Highlights
  • Hike confidently in the jungle under the watchful eye of your guide
  • Small-group tour ensures an intimate experience
  • Get a deeper insight into the history and culture of the region from your guide
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4 Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta
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4 Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta
US$420.00
Overview
Trekking through the jungle to Colombia's Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) can be challenging for even experienced hikers. Journey in confidence on this small group guided tour (limited to 12 people) that takes you on an adventure—hiking for four days across varied terrain and through striking scenery—to a 9th-century indigenous archaeological site. Includes round-trip transportation from Santa Marta, accommodation, meals, and entrance fees.
What to Expect
"Teyuna" is the name Kogis gave to The Lost City, the name that represents the wind whispering between the mountains of 'la Sierra'. While a mysterious mist opens a glorious path showing off a sacred land, marvelous landscapes bloom with their glorious and natural beauty and where waterfalls and rivers bathe and custody the history of this magical place.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the trek:

1st day - Beginning of an adventure right in the middle of mother nature

The tour begins at the meeting point or pickup from your accommodation. From there, depart on a 4WD vehicle for 3 hours approximately towards 'El Mamey', a place where you will begin the trekking for about 6 km to get to the first cabins, Adan or Alfredo, for accommodation to spend the night. During the trekking journey, you'll enjoy a variety of natural pools flowing directly from "la Sierra Nevada" where you will be able to swim and refresh yourself, to make out your adventure an extraordinary experience.

2nd day - Closer to Teyuna

Group will depart at 8:00 am from “'Adan' or 'Alfredo'” to resume the trip towards a third camping site “'Paraíso Teyuna'”, site where you will spend the second night which is 1 hour away from 'The Lost City', venturing for 8 to 9 hours approximately . Throughout this walk, you will border “'Mutanyi'”, an indigenous settlement inhabited by a Kogui tribe, where the scouting guide will provide local information and details.

3rd day - The Lost City

Finally, you will reach 'Teyuna'. It will take about 1 hour from 'Paraiso Teyuna' to The Lost City 1. Climb 1200 stair steps and as you ascend, you will find ancient terraces built thousands of years ago until reaching those archaeological rings, which were the main settlements of the extinct Tayrona culture. Along with this guided trip, you'll learn more about the ancient city and enjoy beautiful landscapes provided by mother nature. Thus, it is highly possible to enjoy a bath inside the "Pozo de la Juventud" (youth well), a magical place that, according to the legend, has miraculous advantages. Once the walk finishes, descend back to 'Paraiso Teyuna' to initiate the trek back towards the first cabin, where you will be spending the night “'Mumake ó Tezumake'”.

4th day - Adventure ends here

The days in contact with nature draw to an end, so it's the time to return to the city. The departure will be early from the second cabin “'Mumake ó Tezumake'” towards 'El Mamey' traveling back to Santa Marta for 8 to 9 hours approximately. Once you reach 'El Mamey', enjoy a scrumptious homemade lunch before riding the 4WD vehicle heading towards the city. There'll be some spare time to enjoy the company of your new travel mates, which made your trip an unforgettable adventure.
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Beautiful Trek

Our trek was brilliant, the views are stunning and the walk itself challenging. We had brilliant food with lots of snack stops. It was really special to have a talk from one of the indigenous people and our guide Jason was very knowledgeable. We learnt...More

Thank CharGeen
Guias B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear CharGeen, Thanks for your opinion. It is so fulfilling for us to know that this challenge of hiking to Ciudad Perdida has reached your expectations. We will make sure that the guide, interpreter and the whole team that is part of the experience gets...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Great fun adventure

Had an amazing time. The hiking is very beautiful but not too difficult. 4 days is all you need to complete this hike, any longer and it will probably start to drag. We had a real mix of people, all ages and fitness levels so...More

Thank Ben C
Guias B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Ben C, Our team is glad that your experience has been good and you have enjoyed it to the fullest. The guides, translators and cooks will be happy to know your opinion. We hope your tips will be helpful for new travelers. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Excellent Adventure

Great tour with Baquianos and our guide Jose. Jose was very knowledgable of the local area and customs, and answering all of the groups many questions. Our guide was professional, making sure the group was safe throughout the trip and always well fed and coffeeed....More

Thank Finbar M
Guias B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Finbar M, We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with us. Our guides work daily to be better for you and the girls in the office will always be happy to help travelers. We appreciate your opinion and your tips about...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018
My favourite experience in Colombia

We had a great time completing this trek with Baquianos. The views you get throughout the 4 days are breathtaking and the city itself looks even more impressive than the pictures. The trek itself shouldn't be too difficult for those with a reasonable level of...More

Thank Elliot G
Guias B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Dear Elliot G, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with every person interested in doing this tour. Your comments about our service and staff are very valuable because it shows us that our efforts are worthwhile. Our guides...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile
Ciudad Perdida Experience

Our experience with Baquianos was incredible. Our guides went above and beyond to ensure that each of the people in our hiking group had an excellent experience. We had a great time hiking and seeing the beautiful scenery of the Sierra Nevada and the Lost...More

1  Thank HannahGouck
Guias B, Asesora at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Hannah thank you very much for your positive feedback. Our company strives everyday to improve our standards and the best result is knowing that our travelers enjoy the experience and that the trekking has reach your expectations. We will make sure that our team...More

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