Lost City Trek in La Sierra Nevada Natural Park 4 Days Tour

Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta


4 days

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




Warning: this tour is designed for bold travelers who enjoy intense walking surrounded by lush nature. This is a 4-day challenging but rewarding hike with ancient ruins, jungle, river crossings, native villages, waterfalls and much more. Visit the site of this ancient city that is older than Machu Picchu in Peru. A sacred and heritage land for indigenous with whom you will have the chance to share and learn. Taste traditional flavors, meet more travelers and discover the hidden story of Colombia.


  • 4-day getting lost in nature
  • A tough but worth hiking path to the incredible Lost City
  • The chance to interact and share with the indigenous in their sacred terrain
  • Traditional local food in the campsites
  • The best memories of a wild Colombian experience

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If you are and adventurer by nature let us introduce you a place that you wouldn’t believe it exists and have a lifetime experience with us.

In this 4-day journey you will have the chance to fully connect with nature and prove yourself what you are capable of. It is worth mentioning the importance of being on good physical condition, due to the tough and intense hike you will have to accomplish.

The first day you will be taken to El Mamey, the starting point of the trek. After hiking for a while, you will get to the first campsite. This is how the journey begins. You will spend the second day hiking by the riverside of Buritaca river and then through the greenery of the Sierra Nevada until getting to the other campsite. On the third day you will walk up striking trails to reach the 1,200-step staircase to the destination, a trail constructed by Tayrona community to get to the Lost City. Once you arrive, there will be several circular platforms, which are the last remnants of the homes inhabited by the Tayrona people thousands of years ago. Finish the fourth day by going back to El Mamey and then to your hotel.

The Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta is the highest coastal mountain in the world with snowcapped summits. It is the ancestral territory for the Kogi, Arhuaco, Kankuamo and Wiwa native communities. Deep in its forest, the Lost City can be found. This place was so well hidden that although it is almost 400 years it was recently found in the 20th century.

Along the trek you will have the opportunity to interact and share with the Kogi community and learn about their incredible ancestral legacy.

Live one of South America’s most exciting hikes. We guarantee you it will be breathtaking in all senses.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Entry to Lost City
  • Indigenous guide
  • 3 breakfast
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 dinner
  • All-risk insurance
  • Extra purchases

Additional Information

🟡 Be aware this tour requires several hours walking per day

🟡 Bring comfortable waterproof hiking footwear and a cane if you need it

🟡 Bring a light bag with comfortable clothes. Remember you will be walking with it

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

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