Lost City Trek in La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta 4-Day Tour

Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta

4 days

Tour Type





Español, Inglés


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 Perú. 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.

What to expect on this tour in the Lost City Trek in La Sierra Nevada Natural Park?

If you are an adventurer by nature let us introduce you to a place that you wouldn’t believe 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 what you are capable of. It is worth mentioning the importance of being in good physical condition, due to the tough and intense hike you will have to accomplish.

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. If your thing is to learn history immersed in beach landscapes with crystal clear waters, we are sure that you’ll be interested in knowing the 3 reasons to visit Tayrona Park, you cannot miss it!


On the first day you will be picked up by the guide in your hotel in Santa Marta and 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 have time to rest and spend the night in the campsite.

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. Along the way, you will see why the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta is the highest coastal mountain in the world with snowcapped summits. It is the ancestral territory of the Kogi, Arhuaco, Kankuamo, and Wiwa native communities.

On the third day, you will walk up striking trails to reach the 1,200-step staircase to the destination, a trail constructed by the Tayrona community to get to the Lost City. 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. 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. This is an experience full of adventure, history, and discoveries that will leave you satisfied.


  • 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


  • Local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to the Lost City
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • All risk insurance
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Be aware this tour requires several hours of walking per day
  • Bring comfortable waterproof hiking footwear and a cane if you need it
  • Keep in mind you will spend the 3 nights in campsites
  • It’s imperative to be in good physical condition to accomplish the hike
  • Keep in mind this tour does not offer vegan options
  • Tour in alliance with a local operator

Tour's Location

Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta



Member Since 2023

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