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Colombia Lost City Trek: 6 Days from Cartagena

Hike along the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on this 6-day trek to the ancient Lost City of the Tayrona. Explore Colombia’s scenic back country, along breathtaking mountainside and dense jungle.

USD $772.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $772.00
2 - 8USD $703.00

6 day trip to the Lost City from Cartagena (Shared)

On this 6-day Colombia Lost City trek, hike to the ancient Tayrona Lost City archaeological site in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Adventure in Colombia’s picturesque back country, along breathtaking mountainside and dense jungle.


  • Discover the Lost City of the ancient Tayrona, and explore this stunning archaeological site with your expert guide guide
  • Trek with a professional cook and enjoy nightly accommodation at a campsite with a bed and/or hammock
  • Encounter the dense jungle, waterfalls, rivers, and abundant biodiversity of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Travel with a small group (under 11 travelers) for a personalized, in-depth experience
  • Enjoy hotel pick-up/drop-off in Cartagena

Tour Information

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Cartagena


Day 1: Begin your Cartagena Trek 
Begin your Colombia Lost City trek with 10:00 am hotel pick up and transfer 4 hours to Santa Marta. Here, you’ll spend the night at the El Habitante Hostel. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and get lunch and dinner on your own.

Day 2: Start Hiking in the Sierra Nevadas
Today, you’ll head to the small town of El Mamey. Here, enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant before hitting the trails for your first day of trekking. Today, hike 4-hours through breathtaking countryside to reach your campsite.

Day 3: Hike to the Indigenous Village of Mutanzi
Enjoy an early breakfast then hit the trails by 6:00 am. Reach the indigenous village of Mutanzi by midday. Here, you’ll have a delicious lunch and enjoy time to explore and relax under the breathtaking backdrop of the mountains.

From Mutanzi, then set out for a 4-hour trek to your next campsite. Enjoy dinner and clear skies before settling in to your bed/hammock for the night.

Day 4: Encounter the Lost City of the Tayrona

Today, wake up with the sun for an early breakfast and 6:00 am departure for the spectacular Lost City of the Tayrona! Climb 1,200 stone stairs to enter the ancient city, and enjoy a fascinating tour with your guide. You’ll have time to explore on your own, before setting out to your campsite for lunch. In the afternoon, continue onward to your next campsite for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Day 5: Say Goodbye to the Mountains

After one last breakfast in the mountains, and set out for your last day on the trails of the Colombia Lost City trek. Hike nearly 7 hours mostly down hill to reach the trailhead at El Mamey. From there, a car will be waiting to take you back to Santa Marta. You’ll arrive at El Habitante Hostel by mid-evening. You’ll have the opportunity to go out on the town for dinner, and will stay the night in Santa Marta.

Day 6:  Return to Cartagena
Today, enjoy breakfast at El Habitante before returning to Cartagena.

What’s Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Cartagena
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) trail guide
  • Archaeological park entry fee
  • Camp accommodation
  • Meals (as specified on the itinerary)

What to Bring 

  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes (x6)
  • Sandals
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Day pack

Important Notes

Meals: Colombia Lost City trek includes 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, and snacks. Meals will be prepared on-site at each camp site. Please contact us at if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, so that we may best accommodate you!

Lodging: Beds and/or hammocks + mosquito nets are available at all 3 campsites and will be assigned based upon availability. Blankets will be provided. Please contact us at if you have a medical condition that prevents you from sleeping in a hammock.


Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

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Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia 11.233109, -74.192919

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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