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Colombia The Lost City

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Discover the ancient culture of Colombia! On this 8 day hiking trip, you will experience the ancient and sacred "Lost City" of the Tayrona community. Beginning in Cartagena, you will enjoy the walled city center, the colorful colonial houses and the craft shops. Then, you will get to Santa Marta by car and start the adventurous trek to the Lost City! Uncover the mysteries and secret...

Discover the ancient culture of Colombia! On this 8 day hiking trip, you will experience 

the ancient and sacred "Lost City" of the Tayrona community. Beginning in Cartagena, you will enjoy the walled city center, the colorful colonial houses and the craft shops. Then, you will get to Santa Marta by car and start the adventurous trek to the Lost City! Uncover the mysteries and secrets of the city alongside your guide, and listen to the story's of the El Mamo: the spiritual indigenous leader!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • City
    City

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Colombia ! 

Transfer to your hotel upon arrival.

• Take  some time to relax and unpack!

• Why not start exploring the city center? 

Visited:
Cartagena
Accommodation
Night at Bantu  (Cartagena)

Day 2: Walking Tour of Cartagena

The pearl of the Caribbean...

• Discover the colorful streets and beautiful plazas on a walking tour!

• See the Bolivar Park, the Gold Museum, the Santa Teresa Square and other historical sports.

• Join Gilles and his wife in the afternoon at his restaurant for a cooking class!

• Enjoy a welcome cocktail before the class begins. 

• Discover the delicious Caribbean gastronomy, and of course enjoy what you made for dinner!

Visited:
Cartagena
Accommodation
Night at Bantu  (Cartagena)

Day 3: From Cartagena to Santa Marta

Enjoy the amazing surroundings!

• Transfer from Cartagena to Santa Marta!

• Enjoy some free time and discover this gorgeous bay.

• Why not enjoy a swim in the amazingly blue water? 

Accommodation
Don Pepe (Santa Marta)

Day 4: Hike to the Lost City

Lets go off the beaten track...

Transfer at 8.30 am  to the Mamey region, where you will have lunch. 

• Start the trek in the afternoon, and hike 7.6 km to your camp for the evening. 

• Make a quick stop at a crystalline water river for a refreshing swim!

Hike: Approximately 3-5 h 

Bed or hammock depending on availability.

Visited:
Mamey

Day 5: The Mutanzhi Indigenous Community

• Begin the second day of hiking, and head to Tayroran’s sacred city! 

• Visit the Mutanzhi indigenous community where you will be able to interact with the locals. 

• Arrive at the third hut, located 830 m above sea level!

• Take a cooling swim in the afternoon in the river.

• Listen to your guide in the evening, and discover the importance and the stories of the Lost City!

Hike: Approximately 8 h

Bed or hammock depending on availability.

Visited:
Mamey

Day 6: Welcome to the Lost City!

A trek with an amazing finish

• Depart at 7 am after breakfast, and climb the 1200 steps to the Lost City!

• Go for a tour through the sacred places of the city.

• There, El Mamo, the spiritual indigenous leader,  will share stories with you about the city. 

• Return to the third hut for lunch around 11 am. 

• Begin the hike to the second camp (Mumake hut, indigenous community), to spend the night.

Steps to Lost City: Approximately 1 h

Hike to Second Camp: Approximately 5-6 h

Visited:
Mamey

Day 7: Hike to Machete Pelao

Hike to Machete Pelao, then return to you hotel in Santa by car.

• Head to El Mamey in the morning, and visit a small waterfall for a dip en-route!

• Enjoy lunch upon arrival, then transfer to the La Aguacatera’s region before returning to the hotel. 

Visited:
Santa MartaMachete Pelao
Accommodation
Don Pepe (Santa Marta)

Day 8: The Adventure Ends...

... or begins?

Transfer to the airport in time for your flight. 

• Perhaps you would like to stay with us for a while longer and extend you trip?

• Otherwise, we wish you a safe trip wherever your next adventure brings you! 

Visited:
Santa Marta

Cartagena Santa Marta Mamey Machete Pelao

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,480 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Price per person in double room during low season (Frebruary, March, April [except holy week], May, June, September, October, November)$1,450$1,340$530
Price per person in double room during high season (January, July, August, December)$1,600$1,480$670

Included in price:

  • Customization of the Itinerary with the Local Agency in Colombia
  • Transportation to the places indicated on the program
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Activities and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local professional guides, specialists of each region
  • Free Time between many of the Activities
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure
  • 24 Hour Agency Support
  • Breakfast Except Arrival Day
  • Lunch: Days 4-7
  • Dinner: Days 2, 4-6

Not included in price:

  • International Flights
  • Domestics flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specified in the Itinerary
  • Gratuities for Guides and Drivers
  • Additional expenses not indicated in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, individual tourism taxes (airports of San Andres, Leticia, Nuqui, Bahia Solano, La Macarena and Cartagena piers) and also the San Agustín and Tierradentro Archaeological Parks (about 70.000 pesos per person)

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