Lost City Trek 4D/3N

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39682
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Ends Santa Marta, Colombia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek deep into the jungle to the famous Lost City
  • Pass through indigenous villages and discover the local life
  • Experience the adventure of crossing the Buritaca River
The "Lost City Trek 4D/3N" tour starts and ends in Santa Marta. It is an adventure tour that takes 4 days taking you through Lost City, Nazareth, Colombia and Santa Marta in Colombia. "Lost City Trek 4D/3N" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Venture deep into the jungle in search of the Lost City on an intrepid trek where you will hike through indigenous villages, cross the Buritaca River, sleep in hammocks and climb 1,200 mossy steps to reach one of the largest Tayrona cities in Latin America.
  • Day 1: Santa Marta - El Mamey - Camp 1, Colombia
  • Day 2: Camp 1 - Camp 3, Colombia
  • Day 3: Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2, Colombia
  • Day 4: Camp 2 - El Mamey - Santa Marta, Colombia
  • 3N in hammocks with mosquito net and blanket
  • 3 Breakfast(s), 4 Lunch(es), 4 Dinner(s),
  • Transfers to/from Santa Marta
  • Round trip 4WD transportation Santa Marta - starting point of trek (El Mamey) - Santa Marta
  • Local Spanish Speaking guide
Included Activities
  • Active adventure
  • Walk through the indigenous Kogi village
  • Cross the Buritaca river refreshing yourself in the cool waters
  • Trek to the mysterious site of Ciudad Perdida
  • Snacks, meals, purified water
  • Entrance fees to Archeological Park
  • Rural Communities contribution
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Other activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • All the tips to the guides are optional and not included
  • Optional gratuities
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Lost City Trek 4D/3N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 April 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lost City Trek 4D/3N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lost City Trek 4D/3N tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


Physical Requirements: If you exercise regularly and enjoy nature, then the path to the Lost City is an exceptional experience that you should add to your list of adventures. For those concerned about their physical condition, most days consist of about 7-8 kilometers trekking through challenging trails that are often steep, slippery and muddy, including forging the Buritaca River. During the dry season, the water may be knee high while water levels may increase to chest-height with strong currents during the rainy season. We recommend bringing a reliable pair of trekking shoes.

Essential Tips:

  • Avoid carrying a heavy and uncomfortable backpack. During the trek, everyone carry what they want to take.
  • Keep your body hydrated by drinking water constantly.
  • During walks, always stay with your group and avoid getting away the paths.
  • Protect your skin by reapplying sunscreen regularly and wearing protective clothing and a hat.
  • Minimize your plastic garbage and dispose waste properly.
  • Leave what you find and respect wildlife and local customs.
  • During the day the weather is hot and humid, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothing, shirts and shorts for walking; at night the temperature is about 18°C and there is a high proportion of mosquitoes and other insects, so it is important to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts for sleeping and use insect repellent.
  • It is recommended to have the yellow fever vaccine as a preventive measure for the Lost City Trek.

What to bring:

  • Small or Medium size backpack, please make your luggage as light and comfortable as possible.
  • Footwear: Boots or tennis shoes to walk, and sandals to rest in the camps.
  • Clothing: T-shirts and shorts, if possible, quick drying, also wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants for the night (minimum temperature 18 °C); stockings or socks.
  • Personal care: Sunscreen, insect repellent, personal hygiene items, prescribed medications.
  • Hydration: Bottle of water (1.5 - 2 liters), take it full of water the first day.
  • Others: Towel (preferably traveler), plastic bags, flashlight.
  • Cash: In case you want to tip or buy something not included in the tour such as drinks, snacks and crafts.
  • Photographic camera
  • Optional: Disinfecting gel for hands, portable charger for cell phone, battery to charge cameras or cell phone, hiking poles, swimsuit, rain poncho.

Please note that the region has a humid and rainy temperate climate with cold nights of 16 - 18° C.


Guides: We have more than 20 guides for the Lost City tour of which 3 are bilingual. In the rest of cases we include a translator as long as there is a minimum of 6 people for the day they wish to register. In general (90%) we send translators every day.

Note: This tour does not operate during September due to Spiritual Cleansing Rituals in the indigenous communities.

Transfers: Please note that transfers from Cartagena to Santa Marta (and back) can be organized at an extra cost, please contact us for more information. 
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
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