Lost City

Lost City, also known as Teyuna

It is located in Santa Marta, Colombia, is one of the most important lost cities to visit in South America with a medium level of demand because the walk of this excursion has a duration of 4 days and 3 nights. It is advisable to have a good physical condition because you will hike from 7 to 8 hours a day, covering a total of 60 kilometers in which you will face a very humid hot climate that ranges between 24°C and 30°C and you will reach a maximum altitude of approximately 1,300 meters above sea level.

It is important to remember that you can not enter on your own, the only way to visit Ciudad Perdida is by hiring a tour with one of the authorized agencies, its approximate value is $1.400.000 Colombian pesos per person.

All agencies will provide you with the following services:
Transportation • Travel insurance • Food • Permits to enter Ciudad Perdida • Local guide of the area and if necessary English translator • Lodging with mosquito nets and blankets • Snacks and fruit.

Detail map of Ciudad Perdida (In spanish)

Points of sale in Santa Marta

This map shows in detail the most important sites of the route to Ciudad Perdida, the beaches and tourist attractions of the Tayrona Park from the city of Santa Marta.
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Magic Tour Colombia

Calle 17 No. 3-69 Local 1
(+57) (5) 421 5820
(+57) 317 679 2441

Ecosierra Tours

Troncal del Caribe Km 43, Guachaca
(+57) 318 891 0741
(+57) 310 520 9556

Masaya Santa Marta

Calle 14 No 4 – 80, Centro Histórico
+(57) 3115338348
+57 (5) 439 5236

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What you will live in Ciudad Perdida…

Day 1

8 kilometers, 4 hours of walking

A vehicle will pick you up at the door of your lodging in Santa Marta at 8 a.m. and take you to Machete Pelao, where you will have lunch with a typical meal of the region and begin your hike. Around 4 p.m. you will arrive at the first camp, Cabaña de Adán, where you can bathe in a creek, have dinner and spend the night in a bed or hammock with mosquito netting.

Day 2

16 kilometers, 8 hours of walking

This day you will start walking around 6 in the morning, after a few hours you will arrive at a Wiwa hut, here a leader of the community will tell you a little about the history of their culture.

You will continue walking until you reach the Mutanyi indigenous village, where you will see a small village built by a couple of round houses very representative of the Tayrona people.

Around noon you will arrive at the Mumake camp, where you can take a swim in the refreshing Buricata River, have lunch and recharge your energy and then continue to Cabaña Paraíso, where you will spend the night of this second day. You will arrive at this cabin around 4 p.m.

Day 3

14 kilometers, 7 hours of walking.
You start walking at 6 a.m. and after a little more than an hour you will begin the ascent up the 1,200 steps that will take you to the beautiful Ciudad Perdida.

When you arrive, for 2 or 3 hours, you will be able to walk, take pictures, get to know the place accompanied by your guide, who will tell you the history, curious facts and his own experiences in this imposing place. If you are lucky, you will be able to meet the Mamo, spiritual leader of the Koguis, a tribe native to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

After touring this unforgettable place, you will descend the steps, arrive back at Cabaña Paraíso, have lunch and continue walking until 5:00 p.m. when you arrive at Mumake, where you will have dinner and sleep.

Day 4

16 kilometers, 6 hours of walking

You will start walking at approximately 7 a.m. towards the village of Machete Pelao, arriving between 12 noon and 5 p.m., depending on the pace of your walk, there you will enjoy the last lunch of the tour and share with friends you made during the tour. Finally your agency will take you back to Santa Marta.