Amid the highest coastal mountain in the world, hidden by thick forests and rugged geography, there rests an ancient indigenous city of more than a thousand years. In this 5-day ecotourism and archaeological tour, you will trek across beautiful and remote mountain ranges, cross rivers, and camp along the way to one of the most unique places to visit in Colombia:  Ciudad Perdida, the lost city of the Tayrona Civilization, hidden in the midst of the mighty Sierra Nevada.

Your Itinerary

At a Glance

Highlights of this trip

Breathtaking landscapes
An unforgettable trek
Authentic meeting
Day by Day

Detailed Itinerary

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Mamey region

Trekking, Adventure, Communities, Archeology
A 4x4 will take you along dirt roads and beautiful mountainous sceneries to El Mamey, where you will have a nice lunch to prepare you for this trek along the Sierra Nevada. You will begin your walk to Camp 1, Cabaña de Adan, a peasant community living in the mountains.
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Mutanyi and Buritaca river

A visit to the Mutanyi indigenous community will be the first stop of an 8-hour walk through incredible natural sceneries. You will enjoy the sound of nature and observe a variety of animals in their natural environment. Your hike will end at Cabaña Paraiso, an indigenous emplacement at the foot of the sacred Tayrona city of Teyuna, the famous Ciudad Perdida, where you will bathe on the calm waters of Buritaca river.
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Ciudad Perdida

A hidden archaeological wonder built in 7 a.c by the Tayrona civilization, Ciudad Perdida is an urban structure that has lasted through the ce nturies. You will go back in time to experience another culture, walking through their stairs and houses and feeling the peaceful silence of their sacred centers. A Mamo (spiritual leader) will share the beliefs and knowledge of the Tayrona people, bringing you closer to their fascinating history.
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A whole day dedicated to exploring the lush nature of Sierra Nevada. You will bathe on crystalline waters that come straight from the tallest snowy peak in Colombia. Magnificent waterfalls hidden by a copious jungle attract a variety of animals that will surely amaze you. Just you and nature for an incredible hike.
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Machete Pelao

The final day of this trek. You will come down from the mountain ranges, calmly taking in the beauty of the landscape. You will finally get to Santa Marta for a deserved rest.
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Photo Galery

The Journey in Images

Terms of stay

What the Trip Includes


All Breakfasts, Lunches and DinnersAccommodation in maloka / hammockLocal transportationLocal guides specialist of the region

Not Included

Additional Information

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