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The tour to the Lost City of Santa Marta is an experience that combines nature, hiking, and archeology in a unique natural location; such as, the Colombian jungle, which is inhabited by the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada, and still retains its traditional lifestyle. This is a tour where you walk an average of 6 hours a day through the jungle crossing rivers, enjoying unique landscapes, and taking time for yourself and to share your adventures with the rest of the group. The nights are spent in camps in the jungle where we will meet other groups and will have time to share our experiences with each other. This adventure culminates with the arrival in Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City), where you still feel the energy and mysticism of another time since it has remained practically intact for centuries, making this tour one of the best experiences you can have in Colombia.
Santa Marta - Mamey - Camp 1
Camp 1 - Mutanzi - Rio Buritaca...
Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2
Camp 2 - Camp 1
Camp 1 - Mamey - Santa Marta
- Entrance to La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City)
- Indigenous communities fee
- Everything that is needed to enjoy this experience
- Entry/Admission - Catedral de Santa Marta
- Entry/Admission - Buritaca
- Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
- Entry/Admission - Lost City
- Entry/Admission - Santa Marta
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travellers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travellers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Time of year
Hiking- strenuous, the heat and humidity make this technically easy trekking a real challenge Accommodation- the hygiene standards are unspeakably low, not only the bathrooms and showers are disgusting, the worst things are the dogs which are walking freely and sleeping in the…
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from howlanders, Public Relations Manager at Lost City Trek - 5 days
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Hola, We are very sorry to hear that your experience to the Lost City was not to your liking. On top of that, our apologies for the delay in replying, we wanted to investigate thoroughly what happened in order to give you a good answer. Regarding the trek's difficulty level, it might seem like a simple excursion with a medium to low level of requirement since the maximum altitude reached is only 1,200 meters above sea level with very little accumulated unevenness. However, heat and humidity have a strong influence so the difficulty changes according to the season and its weather conditions. The tour is more demanding from July to October, since during these 4 months the rains increase on the road and this makes the vegetation and weeds denser because of the high temperatures, mud and humidity. Thanks to your opinion we are already better informing our travelers about the weather conditions so that they can also take them into account. On the other hand, during the high season the camps, roads and the archaeological zone might be a little saturated and the hygiene conditions might be slightly affected especially in the accommodations. However, it must be kept in mind that the accommodation is owned by the native community, used by all the operators and that work is already being done to improve the quality. As for the dogs in the lodgings, it is true that there are present, and it is somewhat difficult to control. We must put into context that it is a sustainable rural community tourism tour where local communities, both indigenous and not, are directly involved and it is the travelers who visit their home, and therefore must adjust to their way of life. The accommodations are large cabins, an open space with beds where it is difficult to control the entry of dogs. We want to apologize again for the experience you had and hope that when you decide to travel to Latin America again, we will be among your options to live your new adventure.
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- Catedral de Santa Marta, Buritaca, and 3 more
- Duration: 5 days
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- Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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