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

By Baquianos Travel
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Hike to the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) for an adventurous trip that goes deep into a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Securing guides, transport, and other logistics in advance ensures access to the fascinating trail and archeological site, while booking online offers you added security and peace of mind. Fit hikers will enjoy provided meals, accommodations, and round-trip transfers from Santa Marta in groups limited to 12 people.
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Ages 8-70, max of 12 per group
Duration: 4 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Follow a trail to the Lost City through dense jungle
  • Hike with experienced guides who know the way
  • Included entrance fees, meals, and other logistics
  • Leave directly from your accommodations in Santa Marta

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Light refreshments
  • All activities
  • English speaking guide or an English translator with the guide.
  • Driver
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Ciudad Perdida
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • indigenous crafts
  • Souvenirs
  • Services not described in the plan.

Start:Traveller pickup offered.
  • Cra. 1c #18-23, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31830P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Not recommended for travellers 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
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31830P1

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      Day 1
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      Closer to Teyuna
      Day 3
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      Day 4
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      About the operator
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      • Baquianos Travel
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        Santa Marta, Colombia
      • Quest815823
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        EVITAR PARA TOUR A GUAJIRA EN FIN DE SEMANA
        PESIMA EXPERIENCIA GUAJIRA / BAD ALTERNATIVE TO GUAJIRA TRIPS Lack of information, lack of attention, lack of coordination between sites, lack of customer service. First, they said that they would pick me up at the terminal; however, once there they told me if it was possible to take a taxi and get to the starting point. I did not see a problem, without realizing that the signs of disorganization would begin there. I took the taxi and arrive at the starting point, where they told me they had made the wrong pick-up point for the people of Santa Marta and that we would now leave an hour later. Before leaving, they asked us to say what we were going to have lunch, however, when we arrived at the lunch site it took a long time for them to locate us and they did not know what we had ordered, so lunch took more than an hour to arrive. With these accumulated delays, the time in the points was limited and I could not fully enjoy the landscapes. At night, there was not even a mosquito net in the hammocks, and although we were told that at 6 am we should be ready to go, the accommodation site does not manage those times for breakfast. As it was impossible to go up to Punta Gallinas, they offered some alternatives, and we opted to go back and get our money back. However, at the time of making the claim, we saw BAQUIANOS is only an intermediary and that the "operator" is another company, so it is not clear who to claim. According to the "operator", Baquianos is the company that has the money, but they do not know if they work on weekends. In other words, they are partners, but they do not know their working hours, and BAQUIANOS since Sunday has not given an answer via WhatsApp, subject to returning what they consider and when they consider it. In summary, the tour activity to Cabo de la Vela with this agency is a terrible option, if something happens during the weekend there is only one left and no backup, between the operator and the agency they do not even know the working hours, They do not have coordination with the accommodation, food, or transportation sites.
        Written 19 October 2021
      • Philipp_Wien83
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Never again Baquianos
        I booked a trip to Parque Tyrona through Baquianos. The organization was absolutely chaotic. There was not a single English-speaking guide with. Included in the price was a pick up and drop off from the hotel. On the way home I was suddenly taken out of the bus and into a cab. Then the taxi driver drove with me for another 20 minutes to refuel. This provider I can definitely not recommend
        Written 18 August 2021
      • diazdita
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Onemustplacetovisit
        Excellent attention, the landscapes are surrealist inside and in the middle absolutely nothing makes you deel you really leave the city and can really enjot the adveture
        Written 8 March 2020
      • Fearless680684
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        AMAZING TOUR
        I found Baquianos through a partner company and didn't regret its choice. The tour was organised thoroughly. Plenty of preliminary information was given, the guide Carlos and interpreter Enrique were knowledgeable, available at any time and we have had a lot of fun. The accommodation, food /cooked for us at any place we were stopping/, the care of the environment and the respect to the local indigenous people lifestyle and beliefs, deserve emphasis as well.
        Written 5 February 2020
      • Katiecanada2013
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lost City Trek
        Our trek with Baquianos was great. We toured with a group of 15 and had a guide, assistant guide and interpreter. We were well fed and the guides were prepared and knew the trails well. Conditions are tough, especially with rain. So come well prepared to be wet!
        Written 2 February 2020
      • mepeca2020
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lost city
        It's an amazing place. And the guide people were excellent persons. Congratulations to Pedro, Duleidis Patricia y Enrique. Go Baquianos!
        Written 17 January 2020
      • lydiameinel
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Maracuja Tour
        Its was great, the Nature and really nice Guides. Only that my friend and i got sick at the mountain. But the guides took us directly to the Hospital and the insurance payed the price. So they helped out how much they could.
        Written 15 January 2020
      • mark67ML
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic trip
        The Ciudad Perdida hike was all that we expected. A strenuous hike, an informative and friendly guide (Luis) who kept us moving appropriately, good food, nice sleeping arrangements given the conditions, nice swimming holes, and a beautiful endgame. I would ask for Luis if arranging this trip for someone else. Addition to their list - bring a small camp towel.
        Written 14 January 2020
      • Charlotte T
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Five day trek to Lost City
        We were on the trek to the lost city and it was very beautiful. For us it was more the journey to the attraction than the attraction itself (since it was filled with tourists) We were a small group, a guide and a translator. We learned a lot about the culture and area and the pace was suitable for the whole group. Sleeping facilities were very basic but nice and food and snack stops were very good. Would highly recommend to all.
        Written 13 January 2020
      • 991beckyr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fab hike with breath taking sceneries
        Had a great time in this trek . Both Hernan and Sebastian were awesome guides and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants an adventure :)
        Written 11 January 2020
      • Dreamer67508688440
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ciudad Perdida trek
        Amazing trip and so well organised. Our guide was really knowledgeable and respectful and the scenery on this trek is a paradise. Thank you for a wonderful trip!
        Written 11 January 2020
      • KimL624
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Guides, Great food
        Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Ruth, Enrique, and Poncho were friendly and helpful guides, while Jonathan was an excellent cook. A great experience all around
        Written 7 January 2020
      • Julia V
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tour a Ciudad Perdida en 4 días
        Importante if ypu contact the list you have and send a better specificacion of cloths: For example: Trekking shoes, 3 Treking pants and 4-5 Treking Blouses would de enough Some people went withou the correct clothing ( Winter Boots - short sleeve shirts )
        Written 5 January 2020
      • Dave L
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing, challenging hike to the Lost City!
        Loved this opportunity to hike to the Ciudad Perdida! Just so you know, this is a challenging hike -- think 8-9 hours hiking each day, with many long uphill stretches. Know your limits! Definitely worth the value for those seeking this experience, food along the route was amazing, Don Carlos was an incredibly knowledgeable, physically fit guide, and accommodations were perfect. However, I would have liked to have a guide specialized in giving knowledge about the Lost City once we arrived. All in all, definitely worth it and would highly recommend!
        Written 3 January 2020
      • tmclck
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        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice trip, but beware of theft
        We did the Lost city trek. The overal trip was nice, and we cannot complain about the guide. For an adventuring type it might be a bit too luxurious (with a cook also trekking with us, the food was nice). However, in the third basecamp, we were told we could hang our clothes to dry during while we went up to the archeological site. When retrieving my clothes, my brand new hiking pants (100 euro value) was missing. Appearently (we were not told), I hung it just outside of the view of the camera. Because I don't think people do a five day hike to steal clothes they already have, I suspect someone from the basecamp to have stolen this. They were the only ones who know the item was just outside of camera reach, and also had the opportunity to do so. Furthermore, they were not helpfull, since we did not payed them directly (everything went via Baquianos). I was not heard when trying to fille a complaint to this camp (our guide said it was too bad, but nothing could be done), and when filling in a form to rate the trip at the end, we could not even rate the accomodations. I have mailed Baquianos about this, but after two weeks I am still awaiting a respons.
        Written 2 January 2020
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      Gloria B
      Colombia11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I had an amazing trek to the lost city, the guide the translator and the cooker are amazing people they take care of us all the time, they know how to do their job, have a lot of knowledge about everything in the trek and about the food and they are very friendly. I recommend baquianos to do the trip, they are experts in that trek.
      The lost city is one of the trip that you can’t loose. Since you star until you finish everything is wonderful, and you make amazing new friends.
      Written 12 February 2020
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      Hey Globedo, thanks for this kind review. We are happy to know it was a amazing trip for you, and of course, we are experts in this. We was the first company 33 years ago to take travelers to the Lost City, thus, we have a huge experience doing this. And, as you said, this is an unique trip that nobody can miss, in fact, some years ago, Lonely Planet ranked Lost City as the best trekking in South America. Take care and we hope to see ypu again. Best regards.
      Written 11 March 2020
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      Martsva
      Trondheim, Norway14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We recently went to Ciudad Perdida with this tour company and we were very satisfied. The cook Carlos made delicious meals and was very flexible with regards to allergies. Our guides Miguel and Andres were super knowledgeable about everything along the way, and if you kept on asking they could go on forever explaining things. The infrastructure along the trek is really good with well-equipped camp sites. But do remember mosquito repellant and remember that this hike can be extremely hot at times.
      Written 9 February 2020
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      Hello Martsva, thank you very much for taking the time and leaving this such a kind review. All our whole team works hardly to offer the best to you and that you take beautiful memories from Colombia. Greetings!
      Written 9 March 2020
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      365connie536
      San Jose, CA13 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020
      The Lost City trek far surpassed my expectations. This is definitely a trip that should not be missed! The lush, dense jungle is beautiful with many birds and plants that are unfamiliar to us in the USA. The trail passes several indigenous villages and the guides are able to provide information as to how they live. The Lost City itself is much more vast than I expected and, with the guides' help, the trekker is able to envision what it was like to live there 700 years ago. The trek itself is challenging, but doable for anyone that is in reasonable fitness condition.
      Written 26 January 2020
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      Hello 365connie536, we are delighted that the Lost City tour has exceeded your expectations. Our mission is to do things very well so that you will take away the best memories of this magnificent experience. Greetings thousands!
      Written 6 March 2020
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      Aleja W.
      Munich, Germany4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      After 4 days of walking, ups&downs, 60 km and lots of sweat, we arrived in the lost city. We are very proud to see that indigenous panomara. we left with the agency baquianos - very good decision. Our guide pedro was our motivator. He told us the whole history of the natives and of how the Sierra de Santa Marta has gone through drastic changes to become a protected sector. Thanks also to Enrique who translated us and helped us in everything and patri the assistant who became a friend.
      the food was very good, I did not have high expectations because I thought that as we were going to be walking through the jungle it would be very basic. but they surprised me, it was delicious the best was the fried fish of the first day, the cook Pipe was very aware of our wishes, he prepared coffee or chocolate in the afternoon and at night, the amounts of food were perfect for energy that we need for the Trekking
      Written 15 January 2020
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      Hi 958alejaa! Is important for us provide an excellent service and all our staff knows it. We hope you have had a wonderful adventure in your Lost City trek. Thanks for your nice words, for choosing and recommend us! Kind Regards, Baquianos Team.
      Written 15 January 2020
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      Harry D
      Manchester, UK2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Myself and two friends had an amazing time on this trek. It was 100% worth doing. Our guide Miller was a great guy; very knowledgeable, seemed to know everyone on the trail, and made sure we were the first group to the top of the lost city. As a result we had amazing photos and had the place to ourselves for a while! Miller also took us to the best camps to make sure we had the option to swim after each day - something that other tour companies didn’t do. We were also very surprised at how good the food.
      Written 29 February 2020
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      Hello 198harryd. We are so glad to know you and your friends had a great experiencie in the Lost City trek and Miller was a excellent guide to you. We invite you to share with us on instagram those beautiful pics you made. We are on Instagram as @Baquianostravel.
      Written 12 March 2020
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      Jessica R
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An incredible 4 day adventure! It’s tough but so worth it and the amazing group of guides/translator/cook get you through it. Big shout out to Carlos - his positivity and constant giggles provide much needed entertainment during the trek. He’s such a sweetheart and he really helped us when we needed motivating. Sebastian aka Charlo - a wonderful translator who couldn’t have been more helpful and kind. He taught us so much about the Sierra Nevada and the indigenous communities who live there. Ferney was also really helpful, he carried my friend’s bag when she was unwell and was overall great company! Samuel was our incredible cook - the food/snacks were amazing, just what we needed after a day of hiking!
      Written 2 March 2023
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      thank you very much for your comment and for taking the time to leave it in these media ☺️ We hope to have the opportunity to accompany you again in a new experience in Colombia, many other destinations are waiting for you 😊
      Written 21 December 2023
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      Lindsey D
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2022
      Very smooth trip up to the Lost City. Excellent food (and a lot of it), comfortable and clean beds, convenient swimming holes, wonderful guides. These guys clearly read reviews and make regular changes, because this trip is run like a well oiled machine. Bravo to Baquinos, and a special shout out to our amazing guides Danielle, Andres, and Pepe. You guys brought the trip from great to unforgettable. I especially appreciated the respect and reverence our guides showed the Indigenous People of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
      Written 2 March 2022
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      Rouzanna A
      Melbourne, Australia50 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible experience to walk this track with this team: The guides : El Tigre and Daniel, Deivis (el Cocinero), El Indio (Fabián), and Sergio- the two translators . This team were very punctual, attentive, committed and knowledgeable. They practiced safety at all times with attention to detail. This is the second time I have done the tour with Baquianos and it’s still an unforgettable experience. I would recommend this tour with this team to other tourists. The description of the package is exactly what you get. The camps are basic, the food is plenty, the walking is hard but totally worth it. It’s a hard track for 4 days which builds resilience and great team work.
      Written 11 August 2022
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      thank you very much for your comment and for taking the time to leave it in these media ☺️ We hope to have the opportunity to accompany you again in a new experience in Colombia, many other destinations are waiting for you 😊
      Written 21 December 2023
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      Eimear
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019
      We did the 4-day trek with our three tour guides: Miller, Daniel and Samuel. They were lovely and friendly guys. Miller was the main guide, he was very experienced and knowledgeable and took great care of the group. He arranged for our group to be up the first up in Cuidad Perdida and we had the place to ourselves for the first hour and a half. It was so picturesque up there, it was absolutely spectacular. Our chef, Alberto, was a really good cook and the food was lovely for the four days. There was a coeliac and a vegetarian in our group and they were both accommodated for. I would highly recommend Baquianos for this trek. The trek was challenging at times with the heat and humidity so some level of fitness is required.
      Written 11 January 2020
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      Hi 86eimearl! We hope you have had an excellent service and all our whole staff knows it. We hope you have had a remarcable experience during your Lost City trek. Thanks for choosing and recommend us! Kind Regards, Baquianos Team.
      Written 13 January 2020
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      Anthe K
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2021
      This adventure was definitely a trip of a lifetime. It had been on my "bucket list" and I was so grateful to be able to travel here in 2021. The Teyuna guides who escorted our group were no less than heroic! The travel agency itself was instrumental in setting up my trip and accommodations (and answering all my questions and supportive and attentive to any need I had). I could not have made the trip work so well without them and they were impeccably reliable!! The actual trek was an amazing experience, and though, yes, very arduous, the people, the places, were all so truly hospitable and eye-opening and beautiful. An incredibly unique combination of supported and unconditioned at the same time. I can't recommend this trip or Baquianos and Teyuna more highly!! I hope you get to enjoy this experience in this lifetime!!
      Written 16 May 2021
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