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Hike for 4 days to the Lost City, Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia

From $488.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Lunch (4)
    • Dinner (3)
    • Breakfast (3)

      Meeting And Pickup

      You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

      Meeting point

      • Edificio Rex
        Edificio Rex, Cl. 17 #3-27, Centro Historico, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

        Travelers can be found at the Expotur facilities.

      Pickup points

      Select a pickup point

      Start time

      08:30 AM

      End point

      This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      Pickup details

      We pick up at all hotels in the historic center of Santa Marta, rodadero and Taganga. However, you must consult in advance about the place of collection and wait for confirmation via email.

      What To Expect

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • It is recommended to have the yellow fever vaccine as a preventive measure for the tour
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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      1,453 reviews
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      Almost as good as Macchu Pichu
      Paul_F, Oct 2022
      Great experience with our guide José Miguel and our translator Aldair! The lost city is bigger and better than the pictures show. There are indigenous villages on the way and you can see many walking along on the road. This was a tough trek though, mostly because of the heat and humidity. Do pack your clothes in zip lock bags instead of standard plastic, that will help a lot. Note : some camps (shared between the companies) have bedbugs in some beds. I recommend wearing repellent to sleep on all exposed skin. The nopikex brand that this company recommends works. Do try to keep your shoes as dry as possible because once wet, up there, that's something you can't come back from.
      Caroline_N, Apr 2022
      Our guide was knowledgeable and cheerful, the food and snacks were excellent, and the accommodations overnight were better than expected (real mattresses). It is a difficult hike, and faster-paced, so if you work an office job like I do, I’d recommend doing lots of stairs and cardio before you go. 😅 The views along the way, including the Lost City, were stunning.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Colombia's best kept secret
      Tim_D, Mar 2022
      El paseo a Ciudad Perdida is an absolute must-see if you're in Colombia and can spare 4 days trekking, don't mind hot and humid conditions and are reasonably fit. Stunning vistas the whole way, amazing final location and you are well-looked after by the guides, translators and cooks. Our group had Camacho (guide), Herbert (translator) and Pollo (cook) and had a brilliant experience - comes highly recommended.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Highlights of Colombia
      Jeroen_R, Mar 2022
      Amazing tour, one of the highlights of my vacation in Colombia. During 4 days, hiking through the jungle, with occasional stories by the guide and the translator. Small group, but everyone could go at their own pace. Fruits were provided every few kilometres, and the meals were delicious, even more so after a dive in the river after a day of walking. It’s exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time.
      Ciudad Perdida, a great adventure. My advice, just do it.
      Michael_D, Dec 2020
      First off. The people. Mostly late teens to thirty something. Me a very young eightythree, but with a trekking/climbing history. Total acceptance by that crowd, various nations. But it was impossible for them hide the care they showed about me. As young aspirants to see and do the 'so much' of our planet they seemed to love spending time chatting with me about places on Earth that had felt my feet and known my tears at the sheer beauty we have around us. Name a plaace and I had done it, mostly. But those young people, and rightly so, would leave me standing when it came to the trek/climb. My age was showed for all to see. Camps were more than adequate, company good and reasonable food. Somehow the fear of a mixed dormitory life was just a part of what we were doing. The trek had its wicked way with me. Hot and tiring I wondered why I was there. However the lead guide on that trip was a gem and always had an eye on me. So when, at a drinks stop I trundled in last of the group we both would receive applause. The day of actually 'finding' the lost city, a trying combat with the roaring and cold waters of a river crossing, were done early. The guide had seen me, alone, before all the others, to ensure I climbed those thousand plus rocky steps. Having had a poor sleep the night before the final climb and suffering a nasty tummy I put all I had into the last kilometres which were mostly vertical. But i made it. It was worth it. Another beautiful site on this planet of remarkable things to see and do. Approaching the camp, some twenty minutes away I slipped and fell on some wet and dangerous ground. I twisted my ankle. It could have happened to anyone, but why me. With the lead guide by my side it took nearly an hour to reach camp. A very cold swim and some dinner, plus a good nights sleep in a double bed could not help me down the last three hour trek. I paid to do that last three hours by mule, an experience like no other and one I will never do again.. Withg a few days in the hostel at Santa Marta and almost a week in beautiful Cartagena, my ankle was made good and the tough parts of the trek were forgotten. The young had had no problems.My trip of three months, the first in Colombia, was a great adventure of so many I have had. A great country, lovely people, wherever I went. It fortified me for the rest of 2020, Covid 19 and the terrors and problems it would bring. To anyone considering the Ciudad Perdida, just go.....
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