Colombia Lost City Trek

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Duration: 7 days

Trip code: SMLC

Jet over to Colombia and complete a unique and spectacular trek! The Lost City (known as ‘Cuidad Perdida’) is an amazing and little known gem that has only recently become a feature on travel bucket lists. Head off the beaten track and trek through dense jungles and indigenous villages towards this ancient civilisation. You’ll sleep in hammocks and cool off in rivers, and follow an expert indigenous guide along the route. This is a truly magical and memorable experience that shouldn’t be missed!

Please note: This is an open-aged trip.

Trip highlights

  • Discover a unique side of Colombia’s history
  • Trek through a range of gorgeous landscapes with an indigenous guide
  • Wander around isolated Kogi villages
  • Explore the incredible Lost City of Teyuna
  • Stay in hammocks and bunks in rustic jungle campsites!
Further trip information

Please note: The following is the 2017 itinerary. If you plan to travel in 2018 you will follow a slightly different itinerary. Please see the end of this itinerary for more information.

Day 1: Santa Marta. Arrive at any time and meet the rest of your group. Nothing is planned for today so depending on what time you arrive you can head out and explore Santa Marta for yourself.

Day 2: Santa Marta/Adán Camp. Travel to Machete Pelao. The trek begins along the Buritaca River and is quite simple and easy to start off with. You’ll hike a combination of uphill and flat terrains and arrive at your first campsite this afternoon.

Day 3: Adán Camp/Wiwa Camp. A more challenging day today, as you pass through coffee and cattle farmlands and dense jungles. As you move through the forest you will discover Kogi villages with their unique circular huts. After a long day of trekking, you will arrive at camp where you can cool off in the river and wind down over dinner.

Day 4: Wiwa Camp/ TeyunaParaiso Camp. The trek continues along the river, following a steep incline towards the source. If you get hot along the way, jump in to the river to cool down! After overcoming some narrow ledges, you will arrive at camp in the mid-afternoon.

Day 5: TeyunaParaiso Camp/Wiwa Camp. You are just an hour away from the forgotten city but first you must conquer the 1200 steps built by ancient Tayrona people. The gorgeous views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains are well worth the effort. Learn about this incredible historical site from your guide.Return to camp for a swim and a bit of lunch. Then begin the return trek.

Day 6: Wiwa Camp/Santa Marta. Retrace your steps through the farmland, villages and jungles and return to Machete Pelao. Transfer to Santa Marta.

Day 7: Santa Marta. Trip ends. Depart at any time.


If you are travelling in 2018, you will follow a slightly different itinerary:

Day 1: Santa Marta. Arrive and meet your group.

Day 2: Santa Marta/Wiwa Camp. The trek begins.

Day 3: Wiwa Camp/Teyuna Paraiso Camp. The trek continues.

Day 4: Teyuna Paraiso Camp/Wiwa Camp. Arrive at the Lost City.

Day 5: Wiwa Camp/Ricardito Camp. Pass through banana groves and Kogi communities. Enjoy a rest stop at Adán Camp and then continue up the hill to Ricardito Camp.

Day 6: Gotsezhi Village/Santa Marta. Visit the GotsezhiWiwa indigenous village. Enjoy lunch prepared by the community and learn about local customs. Return to Santa Marta in the afternoon.

Day 7: Santa Marta. Trip ends. Depart at any time.

For more information, please speak to a travel advisor.

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