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An adventure trek to The Lost City of Colombia & a Tayrona National Park tour!

This 8-day trip is perfect for anyone seeking a unique experience. The adventure starts in Santa Marta, then you will enjoy a tour of the beautiful Tayrona National Natural Park. Tayrona is home to amazing flora and fauna as well as spectacular beaches.

Next, you will have the chance to hike the jungle trails in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in pursuit of the Lost City, or Ciudad Perdida. The Lost City Colombia is of one of the most beautiful places and the Tairona people established the Lost City around 800 AD, more than half a century earlier than Machu Picchu in Peru. This Ciudad Perdida trek will allow you to see natives along the trail as well as learn about their customs and traditions from expert guides. No Colombia holiday is complete without exploring the steamy jungles near Santa Marta and seeing The Lost City and Tayrona National Park. Anyone who appreciates nature, fun and culture will love one of these adventure tours. 


EXPERIENCE TYPE Adventure, Trekking & Nature

Colombia Tayrona Park Tour

Tour Highlights

Tayrona Park Tour

Tayrona Natural Park

The Tayrona National Natural Park is one of the most popular natural parks in Colombia for its unspoiled natural beauty and biodiversity. The park contains some of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia, some bordered by coral reefs, providing good snorkelling and scuba-diving opportunities.

Colombia Lost city trek

Ciudad Perdida

The Lost City or Ciudad Perdida in Spanish consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas. It is the archaeological site of an ancient city in Colombia's Sierra Nevada. It is believed to have been founded about 800 CE, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu.

Colombia Lost city trek

Santa Marta

Santa Marta, founded by the Spanish conquistador Rodrigo de Bastidas in 1525, is the oldest city in South America. The city is rich in history and well-preserved colonial architecture. Santa Marta is also the home of the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, where the national hero Simon Bolivar died in 1830.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive in Santa Marta

Day 1

Arrive at any time. We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your Hotel in Santa Marta.

Overnight: Santa Marta
Meal plan: None

 

Day Trip to Tayrona Natural Park

Day 2

Today, we will spend the day at Tayrona National Natural Park one of the most popular natural parks in Colombia famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and biodiversity. The park contains some of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia, some bordered by coral reefs, providing good snorkelling and scuba-diving opportunities.

Overnight: Santa Marta
Meal plan: Breakfast
          
 

The Lost City Trip (Day 1)

Day 3

The trip to The Lost City will start at 8 am. We will travel by car to the Mamey region. From there, we will start the journey up to the Lost City. We will walk up to our first stop where you will spend the night. You can swim and refresh yourself in the natural pools in the area.

Overnight: Camp 1 
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Lost City Trip (Day 2)

Day 4

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Buritaca River where you will see a small indigenous village called Mutansh. You will spend the night at the Camp 3.

Overnight: Camp 3
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive to the Lost City (Day 3)

Day 5

Today, you will finally arrive to the Lost City, you will stay there for about 3 hours before starting your journey back to the Cabin No. 2 where you will spend the night.

Overnight: Camp 2
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

AM The Lost City Trip (Last day)

PM Trip Back to Santa Marta

Day 6

Today is your last day. Early in the morning, you will start your journey back the Mamey Region, have lunch there and then go back to Santa Marta. 

Overnight: Santa Marta
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

City Tour in Santa Marta

Day 7

You will have the morning to relax after the trip to Cuidad Perdida. After lunch, we will visit the historic centre of Santa Marta and the Quinta the San Pedro Alejandrino, the house where Simon Bolivar died in December, 1830. Bolivar was the commander-in-chief of the patriot army that liberated what today are the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Panama from Spanish rule.

Overnight: Santa Marta
Meal plan: Breakfast
   

End of Tour in Santa Marta

Day 8

The tour ends today, at the time required we will pick you up at the hotel for a transfer to the airport.

Meal plan: Breakfast
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Airport pick up and drop off in Santa Marta
  • 4 nights' accommodation in Santa Marta (Double occupancy)
  • 3 nights' accommodation in hammocks along the way up to the Lost City
  • Meals as defined in the itinerary
  • Private ground transport
  • Local English / Spanish speaking tour guides
  • Entry tickets to all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips and other discretionary expenses
  • Sleeping bags

Accommodations

Hotel in Santa Marta:  You will stay in a comfortable accommodation conveniently located either in the historic area of the city, where you can easily walk or travel to sites of interest, or by the pretty beach.

The Lost City Trip:  During your journey up to the Lost City of Colombia, you will sleep in hammocks and/or cabins, where you will need to bring sleeping bags.

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