Lost City Tour: 8 frequently asked questions 

The Lost City Tour is a unique adventure that you must experience sometime in your life. This archaeological site in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is one of the most beautiful and magical. Besides this, the whole journey to get there is impressive. This is one of the most important treks in South America. 

In this blog we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this tour. 

How many days does the tour take?

The lost city tour can be done in 4 or 5 days. The tour is the same, but in 5 days the return hike is smoother. 


Is it possible to do it on your own?

No, to go to Ciudad Perdida it is necessary to do it with an authorized tour operator. 


How many hours do you hike per day?

The first day you walk for about 4 hours. The second day, about 7 hours. On the third day you walk up the steps to Ciudad Perdida for about 1 hour, then 1 hour back and about 4 hours in the afternoon. If you take the tour in 4 days, the fourth day you walk for 7 hours. If you take the tour in 5 days, the fourth day you walk 4 hours and the fifth day 3 hours. See the detailed itineraries here: Four days – Five days. 


How often does the tour to Ciudad Perdida depart?

At Magictour Colombia we have departures every day. So you can book on the date you want. 


What is the price of the tour?

Currently in 2021 the price of the tour is $1.150.000 COP per person. 


What is included? 

The price includes:

  • Transportation from Santa Marta, to the place where the hike starts. 
  • Accommodation
  • Food and snacks. 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guide
  • Ticket to the archaeological zone
  • Contribution to the indigenous and peasant communities. 


Are there toilets and electricity in the camps? 

Of course, in each camp where they spend the nights there are bathrooms and showers. In addition, there is also electricity to charge your cell phones, cameras, etc. 


What should I bring to the tour?

We recommend that you bring the following items: 

  • Trekking Boots
  • Trekking sandals – to cross the rivers
  • Two pair of shorts
  • Sandals to stay in the camps.
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Trousers
  • A Sweater
  • Flash Light
  • Three t- shirts
  • Swimsuit
  • Personal Toiletries (soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant among others)
  • A Towel
  • Backpack
  • Toilet Paper
  • Plastic Bag to keep dry clothing separate from wet clothing.
  • Socks
  • if take medicines don’t forget to bring them
  • Identification document
  • Camera.


Now that you know all this, do you dare to visit Lost City? Book with us through the website, the Whatsapp line (+57) 317 679 2441, the email reservas@magictourcolombia.com or visit us at our office located at Street 17 #3 – 69 – Santa Marta, Colombia. 

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