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The Lost City

| Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta 470001, Colombia
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Incredible experience!

Ciudad Perdida is a tough trek, but it's a true once in a lifetime experience. Together with our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tom D
Amazing trek, fantastic views from and of the city

The Lost City trek is a physically demanding, but incredibly rewarding experience. I read so many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca W
London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta 470001, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ciudad Perdida is a tough trek, but it's a true once in a lifetime experience. Together with our awesome, cool, (extremely) helpful, funny guide Ciser - we had an awesome 4 days. If you can book a tour with him via Expotur, I'd definitely recommend...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lost City trek is a physically demanding, but incredibly rewarding experience. I read so many reviews about how gruelling it was, and yes, there are parts of it that were physically draining, but if you put your mind to it you can definitely do...More

1  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing few days doing this trek. We went with Macario from Expotur: everything was arranged well and we liked the extra information about the indigenous people and their habits

Thank xkinga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So the trek to Ciudad Perdida itself is absolutely stunning and is accompanied by the sounds of beautiful birdcalls. There isn't much that I can add to the description of the hike itself (at some point, words fail), so I'll focus on my experience with...More

Thank SPOR2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 4 day hike with Magic Tours as tour operater, which was a good choice: nice, very helpful and caring guide (Saul), very sympathic English translator (Thomas) and a good cook (Alexandra) We must have been there duirung a peek time. All tour...More

Thank ALH384
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time with our guide Christian Carvajalino from Expotur. He speaks exceptional good english and even Dutch. For the experienced hiker this walk shouldn't be to hard but if you never hiked before than you might want to prepare yourself. Get some...More

Thank JonasVorwerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the trek even if I did it with crappy sneakers, don't get me wrong. I left home for adventure and booked this flight as a 18 years old girl travelling alone from Canada to the Sierra Nevada which is absolutly breathtaking ! BUT...More

2  Thank Meggy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must to do trek. This is the best way to see the spectacular Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. We did it with Expotour, which was perfectly organized. The food is surprisingly good and more than enough. The beds are ok and have...More

Thank KellyFend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to go to this place for years , but was more as a challenge . When I got there it was amazing , the city has a very estrange energy , me and my friend almost cry when we step the first steps...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very tough journey to make, especially during the rained months of July and August. Much of the route through the forest becomes heavily churned up mud. Be aware of your limits. Despite being on a five-day trip, 2 days involved almost 9...More

Thank angusmallorca
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Sal T
17 May 2017|
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Response from Christian K | Reviewed this property |
No, but the trail isn't easy, you have to be in good physical conditions
21 July 2016|
Response from Michelle I | Reviewed this property |
Hola muchb85 :) sí, es posible hacerlo en 6 días y también puedes cambiar tu decisión durante la excursión. Con nosotros caminaban dos personas de 70 años pero por ellos también fue posible hacerlo en 4 días :) con 6 días... More
25 May 2016|
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Response from LanceAF | Reviewed this property |
During my 4 day trek (in December), the Colombian guide brought his nephew for 3 days of hiking... (The nephew was a little guy, probably 10 or 11 years old...)... no problem at all... (For other suggestions/tips, read my... More