Where Will You Trek in 2023?World's Best Mountain RangesView Top 10

10 Days$1999USD

  • 4 day trek
  • 6 nights hotel
  • 3 nights jungle camp
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 9 Breakfasts
Introductory to Moderate

Traveller Rating



Trip highlights

  • See the sights of cosmopolitan Bogotá and its historic La Candelaria District
  • Be enchanted by the colonial architecture and cobbled alleys of Cartagena
  • Climb the 1200 steps to reach the Lost City
  • Journey through spectacular jungle scenery on the four day trek
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Felipe Fortress at sunset

Immerse yourself in the highlights of Colombia and discover a destination teeming with historical insights and natural wonders. Our adventure begins in the capital city of Bogota where we take in the colonial and baroque architecture found in La Candelaria and visit Bolivar Square. Climb the 1,200 steps to reach the Lost City of Teyuna, enjoying spectacular jungle scenery on a four day trek. Colombia’s Lost City, ancient ruins high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, is a breath-taking treasure that was once home to a thriving civilisation. Still considered hallowed ground by the indigenous tribes nearby. Our journey ends in the Caribbean beach resort city, Cartagena of the West Indies, with its colourful districts and wonderful beaches. Discover historically rich Cartagena and walk its meandering cobblestone streets of the walled city and take in the sights of centuries-old fortresses and churches, a fitting end to our time in Colombia.

Trip Code: CLK

You will be met on arrival in Bogotá and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Hotel Casa Deco or similar.

Meals:  Nil

We start our visit with a cable mounted on the 'Cerro Monserrate' (3,150m). We discover the Basilica of Santa María la Cruz Monserrate built in 1650. The panoramic views of the valley and the city are unique. We continue walking and discovering the heart of the city and the neighborhood of La Candelaria with its wonderfuly preserved colonial streets. We visit the 'Plaza Bolivar', where we can find the National Capitol, the Palace of Justice, the City of Bogotá, 'Primada' Cathedral, the Chapel 'Del Sagrario' and the Archbishop's Palace. We explore the neo-classical façade of the Colon Theater and the beautiful church of Santa Clara. We conclude with a visit to the Botero Foundation generously donated by the great Colombian painter, which contains, in addition to works by Botero, 85 paintings by the great Impressionist masters. Then Botero Foundation and Casa Moneda… A must see for its religious reliquary monstrance of the eighteenth century that weighs 5 kilos of gold and precious stones. Overnight: Hotel Casa Deco or similar.

Meals:  B

After the breakfast in the hotel, we go to the airport. Assistance to check in and fly to Santa Marta. The remainder of the day is free to relax and explore. Overnight: Hotel Tamaca Beach or similar.

Meals:  B

This morning at 8:30am depart Colombia's oldest city, Santa Marta for La Aguacatera’s sector, where we change the van for a 4WD that will take us to El Mamey where we have lunch. After lunch we set out for the first camp, and in its surroundings we´ll find rivers, natural pools and waterfalls to have a relaxation moment, and then we have dinner and spend the night in hammocks. This evening an indigenous guide will talk to you about the history and customs of his community. He will also be able to teach you some phrases in dumana language and give you information about the region. Overnight basic camp with hammocks Note: You'll be carrying everything you need for the trek in your small back pack and leaving your main luggage in Santa Marta. Your backpack should be fully adjustable to your body type, where in addition to water, you can carry your clothing and personal items. Horses will be used to transport some luggage. On the 3rd day on the way to the lost city you leave your belongings in the camp and go for one night with the basics (one long cotton pants, one long sleeved shirt, your camera and your insect repellent). Walking approx 5 hours.

Meals:  B,L,D

The day begins and we have an early breakfast, we start our trek to the Muteyzhi indigenous community. The trek takes from 5 to 6 hours. At Muteyzhi we will have the opportunity to interact with the indigenous people and discover the local way of life with our local guide. After another hour of trekking we will arrive at the second camp, where, among other activities, we will be able to enjoy a crystalline river. This evening the guide will narrate stories and traditions from his community. Overnight basic camp with hammocks Walking approx 5-6 hours.

Meals:  B,L,D

Early in the morning we have breakfast to start climbing up 1,200 steps to our main destination, a trail constructed by Tayrona people to reach the beautiful Lost City. Once we arrive our guide will show us everything related to this magical place full of relics and ancestral stories, we’ll spend the morning enjoying the scenery with enough time to relax, finally we’ll have lunch at the third camp and then return to the second camp for dinner and to spend the night. Overnight basic camp with hammocks Walking approx 6 hours.

Meals:  B,L,D

The last day of this adventure begins with the breakfast at the camp to then continue the way back to the point where it all started. During the walk we’ll find rivers and waterfalls to have refreshing breaks. Finally we reach El Mamey, where we’ll have lunch and our 4WD car will pick us up to go back to Aguacatera’s sector where we transfer to a van for the drive to Santa Marta arriving around 5:00 p.m. completely delighted of a lifetime experience in the magic Sierra Nevada. Overnight: Hotel Tamaca Beach or similar. Walking approx 4 hours.

Meals:  B,L

This morning we depart Santa Marta to Cartagena by road. Cartagena encapsulates all the charm of Spanish colonial architecture, the republic period and today, the attractions of intense night-life, cultural festivals, exotic scenery,superb beaches, and wonderful food. Walk the streets and discover the Spanish colonial buildings including the Palace of the Inquisition, the Clock-Tower and the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas. Eating out is another form of entertainment in Cartagena, with countless choices of new and exotic flavors in local and international styles. Overnight the Don Pedro de la Heredia or similar.

Meals:  B

Today we will undertake a walking tour of Cartagena and discover the history of the main harbour of the Spanish empire on the American continent, its colourful districts, and the San Felipe Fortress at sunset. Built in 1536, the fortress holds a commanding position on the Hill of San Lázaro and was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. Take advantage of the possibility to buy handmade 'mochilas', traditional bags made in cotton and virgin wool, traditional shirts in cotton called 'guayaberas', jewellery and emeralds. This evening is free to further explore Cartagena and soak in the history of this masterpiece of colonial architecture. Overnight the Don Pedro de la Heredia or similar.

Meals:  B

The journey concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals:  B


  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Experienced local guides, English speaking tour leader for groups of 8 or more people
  • Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed
  • Comfortable hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Porterage on trek

  • International flights & airport taxes
  • Flight Bogota to Santa Marta
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Visas
  • Medical treatment
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, phone calls, bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages etc
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Departure dates

Departs daily year round (exceptions apply when trek is closed for maintenance)

* Guaranteed status denotes minimum trip numbers have been met, however the trips operation will be subject to there being no COVID-19 restrictions or other government travel advisories. Please contact us for further information.


Flight Bogota to Santa Marta not included.
Surcharges apply over Easter, Christmas and New Year.
The Lost City Trek is usually closed in February and September and certain other times throughout the year.

Dates or itinerary don't fit?

Create a custom made itinerary for the perfect adventure. Choose when you travel, what you see and where you go.

Total Priceper person from


Options & Supplements*
  • Single Supplement Lost City TrekUSD$360
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Colombia's Lost City Trek trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.

Trip reviews

Other trip reviews

Why travel with us

Award Winning Adventures

Enhancing your journey with authentic experiences, genuine cultural exchange and real exploration are the focal points on all of our adventures. In 2019, we were crowned by our peers as the best in adventure travel at The Travel Awards in Sydney.

Thoughtful Travel

Our vision is to leave the world a better place by following our sustainable active outdoor travel charter. All our adventures are 100% carbon offset and our Regenerative 2030 Project aims to integrate ‘regenerative’ projects into every one of our global operations by 2030.

Ultimate Value

 When you book one of our adventures, you will receive quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions. There are no hidden costs, single travellers don’t pay more and you’ll enjoy many ‘extra touches’ that ensure your holiday is excellent value for money.

Join Newsletter
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ADS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Adventures South"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Adventure South</div>
Adventure South NZ is unrivalled in their geographic coverage, originality and overall quality of adventures holidays in New Zealand. Choose from walking, cycling, winter or multi-activity holidays, on either the North or South Island.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/AWH.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Walking Holidays"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Walking Holidays</div>
Australian Walking Holidays specialises in small group guided walking adventures. Since 1982 we have been guiding small groups of travellers on Australia's finest walks across our tropical, coastal or red centre landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GCT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Canadian Trails"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Canadian Trails</div>
Great Canadian Trails specialises in active holidays in Canada. With both guided and supported self-guided options available, our unique itineraries draw upon some of Canada's most inspiring parks, trails and landscapes from coast to coast.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/HUM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Humac Challenge"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Huma Charity Challenge</div>
Huma enables those with adventurous spirits to challenge themselves and make a difference for a cause close to their heart. Travel, fundraise and meet life-long friends on one of Huma's meaningful and unique challenges around the world.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TAS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Tasmania Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Tasmanian Expeditions</div>
Tasmanian Expeditions is the most experienced operator of treks and adventure travel holidays in Tasmania. We own and operate the most comprehensive range of adventure holidays available across Tasmania's varied landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/UTX-new.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Utracks"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>UTracks</div>
UTracks are the active European holiday specialists. Whether you prefer cycling or walking, 2-star or 4-star, small groups or self guided, land, river or sea – UTracks can help you to explore Europe exactly the way you want.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WYA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions Schools"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions Schools</div>
World Expeditions Schools is our specialist division dedicated to organising tailor made overseas school group adventures. Specialists in Service Learning projects, choose from more destinations than any other school group provider.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/YOM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Yomads"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Yomads</div>
Yomads offers adventures for the 20s and 30s on six continents. Designed as a way to bring young and likeminded travellers together, Yomads caters to those interested in lightly structured and active trips that allow freedom to roam and explore.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ACT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Cycle Tours"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Cycle Tours</div>
Australian Cycle Tours specialises in high quality self guided and guided cycling experiences in a selection of the most beautiful regions in Australia.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WEX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions</div>
The pioneers of original, worldwide adventure travel holidays since 1975
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TJX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Trail Journeys"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Trail Journeys</div>
Self-guided cycling experts on New Zealand's Otago Rail Trail and more
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/BMAC.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Blue Mountains Adventure Company"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Blue Mountains Adventure Company</div>
The original Blue Mountains canyoning, hiking, climbing and abseiling experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GWNZ.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Walks of New Zealand"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Walks of New Zealand</div>
Explore New Zealand's most spectacular wilderness regions with the self-guided hiking experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/NAA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="North America Active"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>North America Active</div>
USA Canada hiking & cycling tour specialists, choose from self-guided or guided trips