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Pickup info

We will pick you up at your accommodation in the city of Santa Marta, Taganga or Rodadero.

Booking notes

You will pay now 10% of the total booking value to confirm your reservation, and the remaining 90% can be paid directly in cash before the beginning of your tour.

The marvelous stone ruins of the Lost City of the mysterious Tayrona civilization are the focal point of this eco-tour, but you will also experience the breathtaking beauty of the tropical jungle and a bit of the culture of the indigenous people living there today, descendants of the Tayrona.

The trail to the Lost City cuts through mountain forests of ancient, towering trees, exotic flora and fauna, with springs, rivers, and waterfalls crossed by hanging bridges. The experience of Ciudad Perdida consists of the way, not only the end point..

The remains of the terraced Lost City, set in the incredible landscapes of the Sierra Nevada, will give you a real sense of the sophistication of the Tayrona culture and its integration with the natural surroundings.

Before you send us an enquiry, please have a look on the Lost City FAQS- Santa Marta (Preguntas frecuentes para el tour a CIudad Perdida):

  • Price/rate/tarifa: 500'00 pesos - book the Lost City Tour in Santa Marta
  • Whas does this cost include? Professional guide, alimentation and accommodation in camping beds or hammocks, contribution to indigenous community.
  • When can I start this tour? The departure is around 9 a.m and you can begin the tour the day you want if you book it previously with us. It is not important if you are 1,2 or more people. If you are more than 4, we can give you a group discount.
  • Duration of the tour to Ciudad Perdida? The best option is to do the trek in 6 days, so you have enough time to enjoy it and you can take it easy. But you can also do it in 5, 4 or even 3 days if you have an extreme time lack and don't want to miss this adventure. The price is always the same....and we also offer axclusive tours to visit the Lost City by helicopter ;-)
  • Why book this Lost City tour with our company? Because of all the advantages mentioned above and because we work with the tour operator which has 26 years of experience in this tour, Don Jairo Portillo, with the best ant most skilled guides to convert this adventure in an unforgettable experience in Santa Marta- Colombia!

You can get more information about treks and tours to the Lost City on our blog for the Lost City- Ciudad Perdida.

  • Physicality: Medium
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.


    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.


    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.


    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Low
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.


    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.


    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.


    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Pickup location: 

    We will pick you up at your accommodation in the city of Santa Marta, Taganga or Rodadero.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Same as pick-up location or as previously agreed.

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM)


  • You start the trip to the Lost City in the city of Santa Marta, where you will be picked up around 9 a.m and you will take the road via Riohacha
  • A few minutes after the Tayrona National Park begins the National Park of Sierra Nevada and you will turn to the right to start the trek. First, you will walk to El Mamey, where you will get a sandwich and a refreshment and then you will continue walking to Adan/Alfredo, where you will spend the first night
  • The other day, you continue the trek and you will get to know the first indigenous village Mutany and spend the night in Gabriel. The 3rd day you will arrive close from the Lost City and spend the night there because it is not allowed to sleep in the Lost City, and the 4th day you will visit Ciudad Perdida and be able to interact with the descendants of the Tayrona, the indigenous Kogui people
  • The 5th day, you start the way back to Santa Marta...


The rate of this tour to Ciudad Perdida includes:

  • Lost City Ticket = ICAN
  • Accommodation
  • Alimentation
  • Contributions to the indigenous community
  • Insurance
  • Indigenous offices
  • Carriers (only food)
  • Fuel


The Lost City and the beaches of Santa Marta

Children policy

Children older than 2 years pay the adult price.

Participant Guidelines

The tourist should take along the following things on his or her trip:

  • sneakers or boots
  • personal toilet articles
  • personal medicines
  • shorts or Bermuda cotton
  • t- shirts
  • swimsuit
  • sleeping bag
  • socks
  • sweater and trousers
  • sandals or other shoes to relax
  • insect repellants and sunscreen
  • a water bottle
  • toilet paper
  • 2 plastic bags
  • a camera
  • personal items.

Other Disclosures

  • Please let us know if you are vegetarian or if you are not able to sleep in a hammock, because there is also limited accommodation in tents and beds.