5-Day Lost City Trek

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Santa Marta to null

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Venture deep into the jungle in search of the Lost City on an intrepid trek where you will hike through indigenous villages, forge 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 - Adan's Camp  (L/D)Depart between 9:00 and 10:00 am from the door of your accommodation by 4x4 vehicle for a 3-hour trip to reach El Mamey. Get ready for a 7-kilometer trek through the jungle passing by several natural pools where you can take a refreshing swim before reaching the first camp where you will set up your hammocks for the night, have dinner and get a good night’s sleep. (7-kilometer trek; 4 hours approx.) Day 2: Adan's Camp - El Paraiso Camp   (B/L/D) Wake up for an early breakfast before departing on your 15-kilometer trek at 8:00 am. Walk through the indigenous Kogi village of Mutanshi to learn about local life in the jungle and the native inhabitants who live here. During the day you will meet indigenous families in their native lands and cross the river Buritaca several times refreshing yourself in the cool waters.  Snack on fresh fruits during the trek before reaching the third camp. Get settled in, have dinner and sleep here overnight in your hammocks.(15-kilometer trek; 8 hours approx.) Day 3: El Paraiso Camp - Lost City - Second Overnight Camp  (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast listening to the sounds of the jungle come awake and be ready to depart at 7:00 am for a 6-kilometer trek en route to the mysterious site of Ciudad Perdida with its 1,200 steep and mossy steps, that take you uphill to reach this ancient site.  Walk among the 170 stone terraces and endless staircases that cover the approximately 2 square kilometers that was once the largest Tayrona city and major economic and political center. This will give you a better understanding on how large and spectacular this site really is. After the site visit we will return to the third camp for lunch. Then go back to the camp 2 and have dinner.  (6-kilometer trek; 7 hours approx.)  Day 4: Second Overnight Camp - Adan's Camp   (B/L/D)  Have an early breakfast today at 6:30am and hit the trail by 7:00am for a 10-kilometer return trek to camp 1 crossing back over the Buritaca River and passing through the indigenous community of Mutanshi along the way. (10-kilometer trek; 4 hours approx.)    Day 5: Adan's Camp - El Mamey - Santa Marta   (B/L)Trek back another 7 kilometers today as you make your way back to the starting point of your trek in El Mamey where you will have lunch. Then take a van back to the coastal town of Santa Marta arriving around 5:00pm to rest up from your challenging trek and enjoy the amenities of civilization. (7-kilometer trek; 4 hours approx.)   *Important Note: The itinerary may vary according to climatic conditions, river levels and availability at the campsites. 

What’s included

  • Round Trip 4WD Transportation Santa Marta - Starting Point of Trek (El Mamey) - Santa Marta
  • Transfers Cartagena - Santa Marta can be organized at an extra cost (contact us for more information)
  • Typical Meals prepared by local chefs during Lost City Trek: 4B/5L/4D (Vegetarian option available)
  • Fruits and snacks during walks
  • 4-nights Accommodation in hammocks with mosquito net and blanket
  • Porters to carry hammocks and food on Lost City Trek
  • Local Guide (Non-English Guide Service)
  • Translator included for groups of 6 or more people at no extra charge
  • Translator is available for additional fee for groups less than 6 people
  • Medical Assistance Card (Assist Card)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Translator for groups of 6 or less people (extra fee required)
  • Accommodation in Santa Marta
  • Meals not specified in this itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips for guides & porters

Itinerary

Day 1: Santa Marta - El Mamey - Adan's Camp  (L/D) Depart between 9:00 and 10:00 am from the door of your accommodation by 4x4 vehicle for a 3-hour trip to reach El Mamey. Get ready for a 7-kilometer trek through the jungle passing by several natural pools where you can take a refreshing swim before reaching the first camp where you will set up your hammocks for the night, have dinner and get a good night’s sleep.  (7-kilometer trek; 4 hours approx.) 
Day 2: Adan's Camp - El Paraiso Camp   (B/L/D)  Wake up for an early breakfast before departing on your 15-kilometer trek at 8:00 am. Walk through the indigenous Kogi village of Mutanshi to learn about local life in the jungle and the native inhabitants who live here. During the day you will meet indigenous families in their native lands and cross the river Buritaca several times refreshing yourself in the cool waters.  Snack on fresh fruits during the trek before reaching the third camp. Get settled in, have dinner and sleep here overnight in your hammocks. (15-kilometer trek; 8 hours approx.) 
Day 3: El Paraiso Camp - Lost City - Second Overnight Camp  (B/L/D)  Enjoy breakfast listening to the sounds of the jungle come awake and be ready to depart at 7:00 am for a 6-kilometer trek en route to the mysterious site of Ciudad Perdida with its 1,200 steep and mossy steps, that take you uphill to reach this ancient site.  Walk among the 170 stone terraces and endless staircases that cover the approximately 2 square kilometers that was once the largest Tayrona city and major economic and political center. This will give you a better understanding on how large and spectacular this site really is. After the site visit we will return to the third camp for lunch. Then go back to the camp 2 and have dinner.   (6-kilometer trek; 7 hours approx.)  
Day 4: Second Overnight Camp - Adan's Camp   (B/L/D)   Have an early breakfast today at 6:30am and hit the trail by 7:00am for a 10-kilometer return trek to camp 1 crossing back over the Buritaca River and passing through the indigenous community of Mutanshi along the way.  (10-kilometer trek; 4 hours approx.)   
Day 5: Adan's Camp - El Mamey - Santa Marta   (B/L) Trek back another 7 kilometers today as you make your way back to the starting point of your trek in El Mamey where you will have lunch. Then take a van back to the coastal town of Santa Marta arriving around 5:00pm to rest up from your challenging trek and enjoy the amenities of civilization.  (7-kilometer trek; 4 hours approx.)    *Important Note: The itinerary may vary according to climatic conditions, river levels and availability at the campsites.
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