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Lost City Trek, 8 Days, Hiking in Colombia

4.50/5

From: CHF 2,170

 

Travel back 1,000 years to the Lost City of the Sierra Nevada in this Hiking in Colombia tour. Soak in the sights & the sounds of the untouched jungle & meet the locals as you travel to a remote corner of Colombia.

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All about the Lost City Trek, 8 Days, Hiking in Colombia.

Hiking in Colombia, Lost City Trek

 

Overview

  • 8 Days

  • Hike Back 1,000 Years to The Lost City

  • Discover Bogotá

  • English Speaking Guides

  • 10% of Tour Cost Re-Invested with Locals

  • Experience Indigenous Villages and Pristine Jungle

Why Do We Recommend It?

10% of the tour cost is re-invested back to local entrepreneurs, which we feel good about and makes your visit seem equitable. Our partner is experienced and fantastic to travel with.

This is a less crowded way of travel and extremely rewarding.

Fascinating discoveries to be made at this ancient site.

Is It Right for Me?

This is a backpacking expedition, so you’ll be carrying your personal gear. This means you should be fit enough to carry an average size pack for about five hours. The jungle will be warm and humid, though you’ll get plenty of chances to cool off in the river.

If you’re unsure, just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to talk it through with you.

What People Say About The Trip

What a test of self and feat of accomplishment. The last two days I would have to say were most meaningful to me walking through relatively untouched terrain with virtually no one else around, reveling in a true sense of solitude in nature. Meeting and having the opportunity to engage with the local shaman was incredible.

Can I Go Anytime?

The tour is scheduled for specific dates and you can find those while checking availability in the fields above. However, not all dates are guaranteed to run and some may already have filled. So, just enter the dates you’re interested in and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with confirmation of availability. We always do our best to get the trip that suits you best.

If you don’t see any dates that work for you, just select Get In Touch and send us a quick message about what would be ideal for you. We’ll do what we can and get back to you with options to make your dream trip a reality.

Itsy Bitsy Details

  • Where: Columbia
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Tour Starts: Bogotá, Columbia
  • Tour Ends: Bogotá, Columbia
  • Fly To: El Dorado International Airport, BOG
  • Fly From: El Dorado International Airport, BOG
  • Group Size: 1 to 12 people
  • Age: 16+ (unless accompanied)
  • Total Hiking Distance: 30 Miles
  • Longest HikingDay: 9 Miles
  • Season: November to August

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • Airport transfers
  • RT flight from Bogotá to Santa Marta
  • 2 nights accommodation in Bogotá
  • 1 night accommodation in Santa Marta
  • 4 nights camping
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guide & porter services
  • All ground transportation to/from trail
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals
Tour Details

Hiking in Colombia

An unforgettable Hiking in Colombia through lush jungles, crossing rivers and meeting locals in the small villages along the way. Then to be rewarded by reaching the Lost City in the lush green Colombian Jungle.

This Lost City Trek Colombia tour is run in a sustainable way by recruiting locals, adopting Leave No Trace standards and providing 10% of the cost to local entrepreneurs through micro-credit.

It´s suitable for most general fitness levels. If you´re not sure, join it and create unforgettable memories to cherish.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive in Bogotá
Day 2: City tour of Bogotá
Day 3: Fly to Santa Marta and hike to Camp 1
Day 4: Hike to Camp 2
Day 5: Hike to Camp 3
Day 6: Hike to the Lost City and return to Camp 2
Day 7: Complete trek and head to Santa Marta
Day 8: Return to Bogotá Airport (BOG) by 1 pm and conclude expedition

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

 

Packing System: This expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear in your own pack.

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months upon arrival
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Bogotá/Santa Marta – to be kept in storage during the expedition
  • Synthetic shorts (zip-away pants are a great option)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear or fleece top
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2-3)
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (3)
  • Water sandals (for river crossings walking around the camp in the evening)
  • Swimsuit
  • Synthetic pants for evenings and bug protection
  • Backpack
  • Water bottles – 2
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (basic showers are available on trail)
  • Sleeping bag liner (blankets are available for cooler nights)
  • Backpack cover
  • Insect repellent (long sleeves also provide protection)
  • Hat
  • Toilet paper in a ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock bags for toilet paper waste on the trail

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
  • Collapsible hiking poles
  • Hotel reservations for an extended time in Bogotá (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Colombia is one of the most diverse countries when it comes to climate. Ranging in elevation from sea level to nearly 19,000 ft, the weather can change quickly depending on where you go. On the Hidden Colombia Expedition, you will be doing the Lost City Trek, which is located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region.

The weather in this region is warm and wet year-round. It is the jungle! With the average highs in the upper 80s, having streams to jump into periodically will be a nice treat to cool you off during your trek. The lows in the evening tend to stay in the upper 60s, which is why a warm sleeping bag is not needed for this expedition.

HIDDEN COLOMBIA REVIEWS

“We went on the Colombia expedition to Ciudad Perdida. It was a tough trek…really looked forward to that beer and arepas at the end of the day. The trip was well executed and was the experience of a lifetime. Thank you!

 

“I was very leery of taking a group tour—I’m used to travelling on my own and doing exactly what I want to do. However, my Colombia trip totally changed my mind! It was amazing to just relax and enjoy the trip instead of stressing over the details. The trip was well organized, and the trek itself was a unique and lovely adventure. I would absolutely do another trip with them.

 

“What a test of self and feat of accomplishment. The last two days I would have to say was most meaningful to me walking through relatively untouched terrain with virtually no one else around, revelling in a true sense of solitude in nature. Meeting and having the opportunity to engage with the local shaman was incredible.

Activity Level: Challenging

These expeditions require that you are at the least at an average fitness level. These are great first treks and a perfect fit for people looking for a challenge without daily exhaustion. Typical days range from 3-6 hours of trekking.

Overall Rating
5/5
Anonymous
Reviewed On 04/08/2017
4/5

I was very leery of taking a group tour—I’m used to traveling on my own and doing exactly what I want to do. However, my Colombia trip totally changed my mind! It was amazing to just relax and enjoy the trip instead of stressing over the details. The trip was well organized, and the trek itself was a unique and lovely adventure. I would absolutely do another trip with them.

Jane
Reviewed On 25/07/2017
5/5

“We went on the Colombia expedition to Ciudad Perdida. It was a tough trek…really looked forward to that beer and arepas at the end of the day. The trip was well executed and was the experience of a lifetime. Thank you!

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