The Lost City is a holy temple, a land of spiritual charm that our elder brothers left us, to explore, contemplate and enjoy this majestic place. Upon arriving at this place you must keep supreme respect and thus you will have the opportunity to feel the magic and energy that is breathed there. For us the wisdom of our ancestors is supremely important, we strive to keep its archeological ruins intact and we care to preserve the environment in peace and harmony, sustainability is what will ensure that future generations can get to enjoy this wonderful place.
Duration time: 4 days.
Start time and place: Departure: Hotel pickup Pickup time: 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Time and place where it ends: 4:00 pm Return to most hotels and hostels. Last point the office of Baquianos Travel & Adventure. Consult for transport to places outside the urban perimeter.
Approximate time: Santa Marta - Mamey (3 hours by car); Mamey to Camp 1 (4 hs.)
Lost City tour starts from the moment we pick you up or that you arrive to our office, from here we start an approximate 3 hour journey by jeep to El Mamey, where we will
start our walk of around 7.6 km (4.7 miles). Halfway along the trekking we will make our first stop at the 3 Cruces viewpoint, there we will enjoy delicious fruits and continue to the first cabin "Adan" or "Alfredo" a few minutes later, where we will spend our first night. During this journey we will enjoy a refreshing bath at the natural pools that the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta offers us.
Camp facilities: Electricity, bathrooms including showers.
Approximate time: Camp 1 to Camp 2 (3 hours); Camp 2 to Mutanyi (20 min.); Mutanyi to Camp 3 "Paradise Teyuna" (5 hours).
After breakfast another adventure awaits for us, beginning our journey walking from the first camp to the second "Cabaña Wiwa"; where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in the Buritaca River while we wait for lunch. After a short rest, our adventure continues into the Sierra Nevada, bordering ?Mutanyi?, an indigenous Kogui village. Then we will head towards the third camp ?Paraíso Teyuna? where we will spend our second day.
Camp facilities: Bathrooms and showers, electricity powered by a generator (from 6 pm / 9pm.)
Approximate time: Camp 3 to Ciudad Perdida (1 hs.); Tour in the Archaeological Park (3 hours); Camp 3 to Camp 2 (4 hours)
Very early in the morning we will have breakfast and begin our 2 km (1.24 miles) journey, initiating the ascent towards our goal, Teyuna ? Ciudad Perdida. Climbing
1.200 steps that will lead us to this majestic stone settlement in which we find interconnected roads, retaining walls and circle-shape terraces where the dwellings of
the ancient Tayronas rested, all surrounded by a magical forest with its unique flora and fauna. This offers us different views and landscapes that go from fantastic sunny gaps in the middle of the jungle to cloud forest covered by stunning vegetation. Here we could meet the Mamo, leader and protector of Mother Nature. After our tour we
begin our descent to the third camp.
Camp facilities: Electricity, bathrooms, and showers (limited).
Approximate time: Camp 2 to El Mamey (6 hours)
Our adventure in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is coming to an end. After having breakfast you will begin a 2 hours hike towards Adán or Alfredo camp (where you slept the first night). Once there you will have a quick break (snacks with fruits and water), continuing for another 4 hours all the way back to El Mamey where you will have lunch and board a 4x4 truck that will bring you back to Santa Marta.
*Note: Some camps have wifi service (extra charge)