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4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

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    What to Expect
    "Teyuna" is the name Kogis gave to The Lost City, the name that represents the wind whispering between the mountains of 'la Sierra'. While a mysterious mist opens a glorious path showing off a sacred land, marvelous landscapes bloom with their glorious and natural beauty and where waterfalls and rivers bathe and custody the history of this magical place.

    Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the trek:

    1st day - Beginning of an adventure right in the middle of mother nature

    The tour begins at the meeting point or pickup from your accommodation. From there, depart on a 4WD vehicle for 3 hours approximately towards 'El Mamey', a place where you will begin the trekking for about 6 km to get to the first cabins, Adan or Alfredo, for accommodation to spend the night. During the trekking journey, you'll enjoy a variety of natural pools flowing directly from "la Sierra Nevada" where you will be able to swim and refresh yourself, to make out your adventure an extraordinary experience.

    2nd day - Closer to Teyuna

    Group will depart at 8:00 am from “'Adan' or 'Alfredo'” to resume the trip towards a third camping site “'Paraíso Teyuna'”, site where you will spend the second night which is 1 hour away from 'The Lost City', venturing for 8 to 9 hours approximately . Throughout this walk, you will border “'Mutanyi'”, an indigenous settlement inhabited by a Kogui tribe, where the scouting guide will provide local information and details.

    3rd day - The Lost City

    Finally, you will reach 'Teyuna'. It will take about 1 hour from 'Paraiso Teyuna' to The Lost City 1. Climb 1200 stair steps and as you ascend, you will find ancient terraces built thousands of years ago until reaching those archaeological rings, which were the main settlements of the extinct Tayrona culture. Along with this guided trip, you'll learn more about the ancient city and enjoy beautiful landscapes provided by mother nature. Thus, it is highly possible to enjoy a bath inside the "Pozo de la Juventud" (youth well), a magical place that, according to the legend, has miraculous advantages. Once the walk finishes, descend back to 'Paraiso Teyuna' to initiate the trek back towards the first cabin, where you will be spending the night “'Mumake ó Tezumake'”.

    4th day - Adventure ends here

    The days in contact with nature draw to an end, so it's the time to return to the city. The departure will be early from the second cabin “'Mumake ó Tezumake'” towards 'El Mamey' traveling back to Santa Marta for 8 to 9 hours approximately. Once you reach 'El Mamey', enjoy a scrumptious homemade lunch before riding the 4WD vehicle heading towards the city. There'll be some spare time to enjoy the company of your new travel mates, which made your trip an unforgettable adventure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pickup from Santa Marta hotels or meeting point at Calle 10C street
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    4 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • Local taxes
    • National Park fees
    • Light refreshments
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
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    • English speaking guide or an English translator with the guide.
    • Driver
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Ciudad Perdida
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • indigenous crafts
    • Souvenirs
    • Services not described in the plan.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Passport name, number, expiry date, and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Hiking boots are recommended
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Don’t get me wrong this trek is tough.. But every moment is worth it! The route is beautiful and has a lot of interesting history behind the area!! The tour is a must and going with Magic Tours is even more of a must!! We...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Caroline H
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This trip was really good! The hike is hard, but really do able. Next to that the tourgide, Luis, was amazing. He gave a lot of information and did everything possible to make you feel comfortable. Also our chef, José, made delicious dinner. We had...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank meikekerklaam
    baquianostravel, Marketing at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hi meikekerklaam! Your opinion is very important for us, thanks for your nice words. The trek to the Lost City is very hard, but enjoy the magical Lost City is pretty exciting. We hope you have had a remarcable experience during your hike. Kind Regards,...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We really enjoyed our trek with Baquianos. To start with they are easy to contact and reply to emails quickly. As well, I liked the mixture between a calm guide “Mono” and an enthusiastic translator (Pedro/“Maduro”). All the food we had was tasty and I...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Erik S
    baquianostravel, Marketing at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Erik S! We try to offer an excellent service for our customers enjoy always . We hope you have had a great trek to the fantastic Lost City. Thanks for choosing us! Kind regards, Baquianos Team.

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We were a small group of 6 (three non Spanish speakers) and had a guide (Yeison, great guy, very knowledgable and friendly) and translator (Karina, super friendly and caring). Well organised so we always felt accommodated and safe. Thumbs up for Baquianos!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank felixjulius
    baquianostravel, Marketing at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Hi felixjulius! For us ir pretty important that you have had a remarcable experience during the hiking to the Lost City. Thanks for your nice words and choosing us! Kind regards, Baquianos Team.

    Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

    Better late than never ;) 6 weeks ago we did the Ciudad Perdida Tour in 4 days with this awesome company. Yeison, our guide, gave us many good information and motivation for the hard trekking. Our lovely translator Karina was always really encouraged and she...More

    Thank laraaa96
    baquianostravel, Marketing at Baquianos Travel & Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

    Hi laraaa96! Thanks a lot for your nice words, we hope that you have had a remarcable experience during the trekk to the Lost City. Thanks for choosing us!. Kind Regards, Baquianos Team.

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    Response from Jo L | Reviewed this property |
    I could also recommend to go with baquianos. In their office you can leave your luggage that you don't need for the trip. And during the tour, security is not a big problem I would say
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    7 February 2019|
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    Response from baquianostravel | Property representative |
    Hi MissNoddy, thanks for contacting us. Yes, you can do shorter treks to the Lost City, we have a 3-day option. This tour is private, I mean it has a private transportation and guide just for you or your group. In this case... More
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    Response from baquianostravel | Property representative |
    Hi, the accommodation is in a big Cabin, it's dormitory style, many beds together, every one with a mosquitos net. There is the option of sleep in hammock too.
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