4 Days/3 Nights: Enjoy this unique four day adventure in a tour of the beautiful Lost City, discovered in 1976 by a team of archeologists from the Instituto Colombiano de Antropología, led by Gilberto Cadavid and Luisa Fernanda Herrera.
Recent (2006) archeological investigations of the site indicate that the town was founded around 660 A. C. and was abandoned at some point between the years 1550 and 1600 A. C. It is one of the 250 Tayrona communities that have been discovered in the north and southwest side of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Come and live this wonderful experience, get to know our culture.
In the surroundings, another 26 communities have been discovered, and some places have even been used to perform archeological activities along the Cerro Correa, on the north side of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, on the border of the Buritaca River. It is known as Teyuna by the natives of the area, hence the name: Parque Arqueológico Ciudad Perdida –Teyuna (Teyuna Lost City Archeological Park). This beautiful place has impressive constructions, unbelievable stone paths, stairs and walls, linked by a series of terraces and platforms over which ceremonial centers were built.
The structures discovered so far occupy an area of approximately 35 acres. Since its discovery, it has been managed by the Instituto Colombiano de Antropología as a National Archeology Park.
Santa Marta • Mamey • Camp 1
On your first day, you will start a three hour trip on a comfortable 4×4 vehicle, enjoying our beautiful scenes in a small town called Mamey. Here you will have a delicious traditional Colombian lunch.
After enjoying lunch, you will go on a four hour walk with resting breaks, in order to reach the first camp, in which you will dine and rest in hammocks or beds.
Estimated time of walk: 6,5 km / 4-5 hours
Camp 1 • Mutanzi • Camp 3
On this second day, you must wake up early to have a healthy, quick breakfast and then leave for a two hour walk towards the native town of Mutanzi, from where we will have a 40 minute walk towards camp 2, where you will be able to enjoy a delicious hot lunch. After a short rest, there is a four hour walk scheduled to get to the camp in Mamo Romualdo (camp 3), where you will have an exquisite dinner and will spend the night in hammocks, beds or tents.
Estimated time of walk: 13 km / 7-8 hours
Camp 3 • Lost City • Camp 2
You will have a delicious breakfast before an early departure towards the beautiful Lost City, where you will enjoy a two hour tour of the archeological area, which includes some free time to enjoy the place and the healing energy of the mountain. After taking in all the beauty, you will return to camp 3, where you will have lunch and rest for a while before heading for a 4 hour walk in the afternoon towards camp 2, where you will finally have dinner and spend the night.
Estimated time of walk: 6,5 km / 4-5 hours
Camp 2 • Mamey • Santa Marta
On the last day you will have a nice breakfast to recover your strength for a seven hour walk back to Mamey, where you will have lunch and will be picked up by a 4x4 vehicle for the three hour return trip to the hotel, where this splendid adventure ends.
Estimated time of walk: 13 km / 7-8h hours
Meeting/pick-up point: In the hotel that you are staying.
Duration: 4 days and 3 night.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Languages: English - Spanish.
Dress code: Comfortable clothes for a humid climate, it is important to take a black pair of pants and long sleeve shirts for sleeping. Use insect repellent.
Medical restrictions: You must be in a good state of health to perform this trip.
Required documentation: For reservations for the Lost City tour, you must present your id (passport, DNI or cedula de ciudadanía). For the tour, it is sufficient to bring a copy of your id, you should not take the original to avoid its damage. Others: You must respect the privacy of the natives of the region. If you would like to take a picture with them, you must first ask for permission.
ck only what is necessary, the weight of your bag pack is something to have in mind during the walks.
Restrictions: Don´t do this activity if you are under the influence of alcohol or any hallucinogen drug. You are responsible for your medical prescriptions to prohibit activities of this type.