Lost City Trek

Explore the scenic backcountry of Colombia on a 4- or 5-day trek to this legendary site, hidden deep in the dense jungle. You’ll hike 29 miles (47 kilometers) passing unspoiled waterfalls and rivers along the way, eventually reaching this amazing archaeological treasure.


Lost City Colombia

Day 1.Santa Marta – Camp Site #1

Drive 45 mins from Santa Marta to Machete and hike a steep uphill grade for around 1 hours before a long descent into the valley where Adán, the first campsite, is located. Overnight in bunk beds. 

(L& D/½ day hiking to Adán–7.6 km (4.7 mi)
1,900 ft ascent, 900 ft descent)

Day 2.Adan- Camp site # 3

We will walk uphill and across some beautiful terrain, including some local farms. Today’s journey takes you through a varied landscape, deeper into the tropical jungle, across rivers and past a couple of Kogi villages. Overnight at Paraiso Camp, 1km downhill from the Lost City

(B,L,D/14.7 km -9.1 mi  
3500 ft ascent, 2000 ft descent)

Lost City Colombia

Day 3.The Lost City

We will wake up at about 430A.M so we can can set off at dawn and enjoy the Lost City in the softest light and coolest air possible. After a short walk from the campsite, we will reach the 1,200 stone stairs that ascend to the terraces of the city above. Climbing the steps, we will reach the lower chambers of Teyuna, also known as The Lost City. After visiting the Lost City, we’ll hike downhill to to Campsite #2 for overnight.

(B,L,D/12 km -7.5 miles,
 1800 ft ascent, 3500 ft descent)

Day 4.Camp Site # 2 – Santa Marta

We will start early again, After a stop for fruit at the first campsite and a jump in the swimming hole, we’ll find ourselves back where we began, in Machete, for lunch.    We will drive back to Santa Marta to end this exciting trek.

(B,L/½ day hiking to El Mamey,
Return to Santa Marta
12.7 km (7.9 mi) 2200 ft ascent, 3000 ft descent)

Lost City Colombia



  • Accommodation
    3 night(s) in rustic shelter camps with hammock/bunk beds


    Travel by Private vehicles, foot.


    As outlined in the itinerary (B,L,D)

    Entrance fee to Ciudad Perdida

    Luggage storage at our office in Santa Marta. 
    Indigenous Local Guide. 


  • Gratuities

    Hotel in Santa Marta or surroundings.

    Porter to carry your bags

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