Explore the scenic backcountry of Colombia on a 4-day trek to Colombia’s legendary Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) hidden deep in the dense jungle. Have an adventure as you hike through the beautiful hinterlands, passing through unspoiled waterfalls and rivers along the way, eventually reaching this amazing archaeological site. Depending on the length of the trek you choose, you’ll have time to visit local indigenous villages along the way, swim in natural pools and camp each night among the lush wilderness of the Colombian Jungle.
Day 1: Santa Marta – Mamey – 1st Camp (Lunch, Dinner)
Your first day begins meeting between 7:30 am and 8:30 am to go on a 3-hour road trip to a small town called El Mamey, where you’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant serving typical Colombian Food. After lunch, the first trek begins. You will have a 4-hour hike to the first campsite. When you arrive, you will have dinner and then the whole night to rest from your long day of trekking.
Day 2: 1st Camp – Mutanzi – 3rd Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
You will wake up early and eat a quick breakfast before departing around 6 am for a 2-hour trek to an indigenous village called Mutanzi. You will then walk for about 40 minutes from Mutanzi to the 2nd Campsite where a delicious lunch will be served for you. Finally, rest for a while and get ready for one last 4-hour trek to the 3rd camp where you will dine and rest for the night.
Day 3: 3rd Camp – Ciudad Perdida – 2nd Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, leave camp around 6 am to hike to Ciudad Perdida, which you’ll reach around 7 am. You'll enter climbing its 1,200 stone stairs, and will have two hours to explore the ancient city set in the dense jungle. Our guide will give you a quick tour and be present to answer all of your questions.
After, you will return to the 3rd campsite where you’ll have lunch and will be able to rest for a while. In the afternoon, get ready for a 4-hour trek back to the 2nd camp, where you’ll have dinner and stay for the night.
Day 4: 2nd camp – 1st camp – Ecological Hike (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Wake up early and eat a quick breakfast before departing around 6am for your 4-hour trek to the 1st camp. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the camp and then have a wonderful ecological hike to a natural pool and a coffee farm. You’ll have diner at the camp where you’ll spend the night.
Day 5: 1st Camp – Mamey – Santa Marta (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, the longest hike will take place. You will trek for 7-hours, mostly downhill, to El Mamey, where you’ll have lunch, as on Day 1. Our guide will then take you back to Santa Marta where you'll arrive in mid-afternoon.
How do inclusions work?
4 Breakfasts 5 lunches, 4 dinners, and snacks during the hikes. Food will be prepared locally at the camping spots and snacks will be fruits.
To and From Santa Marta–Hiking start point
There will be beds and/or hammocks available at all campsites. Each with a mosquito net. You will be given either a bed or hammock depending on availability. We also offer bed sheets by request, because as you get up on the mountain it will get colder. If you have a medical condition that prohibits you from sleeping in a hammock, please let us know.
Check out our other trips to Ciudad Perdida:
Read about what travel bloggers wrote about their trip to Ciudad Perdida:
Things to bring:
This experience can be cancelled up to 7 days in advance to receive a full refund