How to get to Lost City? We tell you all the options

how to get to Lost City

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There is no doubt that Lost City is one of the most incredible tourist destinations in Colombia and you are probably thinking about visiting it. But how to get to Lost City?

Here we tell you about the best options so you can choose the one you like best and that fits your trip to Colombia. There are no excuses not to visit it!

Arriving on your own

We regret to inform you that visiting Lost City on your own is not an option. The truth is that it is a place full of paths, where it is easy to get lost and it takes several days to get there.

In addition, the access road to the ruins passes through areas that are owned by the indigenous communities and they limit the number of people who can visit them and you will even have to pay them for it.

This makes it a complicated and somewhat risky option if you don’t know the terrain well. The best way to get to the site is to go on a tour with a guide.

stairs in the nature with access to lost city

Getting there with a tour

To get to this incredible place, a good option is to take a 4-day excursion to Lost City, which combines nature, sport and archaeology and in which you will be accompanied by a professional guide.

There is also the possibility of a 5-day excursion to Lost City which is a more complete alternative and perfect if you have enough time during your trip.

And although they may seem to be the same, there are some differences between the two Lost City treks. So simply choose the one that best suits your Santa Marta travel plans.

people trekking in Lost City

What are the tours to Lost City like?

These tours, which usually depart from Santa Marta or Taganga, combine driving with trekking, crossing rivers and enjoying unique landscapes.

These excursions are of moderate difficulty but not at all demanding. The reason for this is that the weather conditions make them a bit more demanding. But there’s nothing that a drink of cold water and comfortable, cool clothes won’t fix, so don’t forget to pack your jungle suitcase!

Besides, you won’t have to worry about food, accommodation in the jungle camps or the entrance fee to Lost City are also part of the tour.

During the tour, you will visit the villages of Mamey, the Sierra Nevada jungle or the Buritaca River Valley, until you reach Lost City. Visiting Lost City is an adventure!

Accomodation in Lost City

Now you know how to get to Lost City, all you have to do is pack your suitcase and… enjoy the journey! Do you already know which is the best option?


Celia loves animals and traveling, and if she can combine both and escape anywhere with her dog, her happiness is assured.

She loves nature in general, and the mountains in particular, so it is normal to find her on her days off with her trekking poles on her back. In Howlanders blog he gives us tips and recommendations that he has learned in each of his trips.

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