Lost City Trek (4 days)

Operative tour

If you cancel your reservation up to 7 days before the start of the activity, we will refund you 100% of the reservation payment. No refunds will be issued on cancellation requests received after the indicated anticipation.

Free cancellation

You can reschedule your booking without any additional cost until 7 days before the beginning of the activiity.

Free rescheduling

The classic 4-day Lost City Trek, one of the main attractions of the Tayrona National Park to visit from Santa Marta. Transport, lodging and meals included.


Price for Lost City Trek (4 days):

  • From May 20 to August 30, 2024:
  • COP$ 1.775.000 per person.
  • From September 1 to December 31, 2024:
  • COP$ 1.800.000 per person.

How to book

  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click on "Add to cart".
  4. Pay the full price of the tour online.


  • Pickup in the hotel.
  • Shared transport.
  • Accommodations (in hammocks or beds with mosquito nets, according to availability):
  • 1st night in Adán cabins.
  • 2nd night in Paraíso cabins.
  • 3rd night in Mumake cabins..
  • Meals.
  • Mules to carrying the equipment and meals.
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Entrance fee to the park.

Not included

  • Breakfast on day one.
  • Mule carrying servicefor personal luggage.
  • Alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

  • A 40-liter backpack to bring all the things you will use during the circuit .
  • Waterproof clothing or raincape, only between April and November.
  • Short and long-sleeved t-shirts.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Plenty of batteries (there are no electrical sockets to charge batteries).
  • Earplugs.
  • Flip-flops (for showers and resting).
  • Towel.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Flashlight.
  • Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Ziploc bags (to store garbage).
  • Trekking poles.
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Cash money to buy water along the way
  • Travel insurance that covers accidents and cancellations because of reasons of force majeure.


  • Minimum age required of 14 years to make the activity.
  • Not allowed for pregnant women.


Start: day 1 at 9:00 am in your hotel in Santa Marta.

End: day 4 at 5:00 pm in downtown Santa Marta.

Day 1: Santa Marta – Mamey - Adán cabins (7,6 km-hike, 3 hours).

We will pick you up at your hotel to start this trip from Santa Marta towards the town of Mamey. We will make a 3-hour trip in a 4x4 vehicle. Once in Mamey, we will have our lunch and then we will rest for a bit before beginning the 4-hour hike to the first campsite on the excursion. We will spend our first night here in hammocks or beds with mosquito nets.

Day 2: Adán cabins – Mutanzi – Paraíso Cabins (15.7 km-hike, 6 hours).

We will get up early to eat breakfast and then begin a trek to the indigenous village of Mutanzi. From here, we will hike for 40 more minutes to reach the place where we will have lunch. After resting up a bit to restore our energy, we will continue until reaching the Paraíso cabins, where we will spend our second night in hammocks or beds.

Day 3: Paraíso cabins – Lost City – Mumake cabins (7.6 km-hike, 5 hours).

Today, just like the previous day, we will wake up very early for breakfast and to start the 1-hour hike to the Lost City. We will spend 3 hours there at the archaeological site, where our guide will give us some information about the place’s history, how it was discovered, and its importance in the lives of the people who lived in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta in the past. After enjoying the place and taking pictures, we will return to the campsite to have lunch. Then, we will hike for 4 more hours to reach our next resting site, where we will spend our last night camping.

Day 4: Mumake cabins – Mamey – Santa Marta (15 km-hike, 6 hours).

After breakfast, we will leave the campsite to hike for 7 hours to the town of Mamey that we already visited on the first day of the excursion. We will have lunch here and rest a bit before taking our 4x4 vehicle to start the 3-hour trip to Santa Marta to end the activity.

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel with a 7-day notice before the beginning of the tour, we will make a full refund.
  • If you cancel with less than a 7-day notice before the beginning of the tour, the payment will not be refunded.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many people travel with one guide?

    Every guide can manage maximum 8 people.

  • How difficult is this trekking?

    Because it is a several days activity, in which you will be walking several miles a day with an important slope, it is a medium to hard hike, so you need to be prepared. Always before a trek it is important to make preparation hikes to know your body and your equipment.

  • How is the weather in the Tayrona Park?

    From December to March is the dry season, while from April to November is the rainy season, being October the wettest month of the season. The temperature is stable during the whole year (minimum 25 °C o 77 °F and maximum 31 °C or 88 °F).

  • Which is the best time to make the Lost City Trek?

    From December to March is the best time to make the trek, because it’s the dry season.

  • How much water do I have to bring?

    You can bring a liter for the first day, because you can buy water, beer and Gatorade during the way. Remember bringing cash to buy these things.

  • Is there any recommended mosquito repellent?

    Yes, we recommend you Nopikex, which you can find in any store in Santa Marta.

  • Is there any luggage carrying service?

    You can add a mule carrying service for personal luggage for COP$ 500,000 to take four large bags or eight small bags.

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