Explore the Lost City and discover the indigenous traditions with local guides
Experience a new culture when visiting the local communities in Sierra Nevada
Visit the amazing city of Tayrona and be amazed by its beautiful landscapes
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All year round except September
5 days/4 nights
Santa Marta hotel and hostel pick up
Wiwa Tour's Office
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DAY 1: DEPARTURE
You’ll start from the oldest city in Colombia - the romantic Santa Marta - leaving at around 8:30am in a temperature-controlled van to La Aguacatera. From there, it’s a 4x4 car driving you to the village of Mamey (also known as Machete Pelao), where you’ll enjoy lunch.
Once your energy levels are boosted, it will be time to start the 7.6 km hike to the first camp, where you’ll be spending the night. The time taken to complete this trek will depend on your physical condition, but it could be between 3 to 5 hours.
In the evening, your indigenous guide will spend some time with you and the group, talking about the next day’s trek. Take this unique opportunity to speak to the guide and learn more about his culture and the Sierra Nevada. Later, get some rest in your comfy hammock.
DAY 2: WIWA CAMP
After breakfast, it’s a 7.3 km trek from Wiwa camp 1 to Wiwa camp 2, a walk of 3 to 5 hours. At the second campsite, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of the indigenous community. You’ll enjoy lunch, before going to the Buritacas River, which is just a 5-minute trek away.
On the second evening, there’ll be wood fires, and the guide will talk about the traditions of the Wiwa community. You’ll sleep in a hammock tonight.
DAY 3: PARAISO CAMP
Following breakfast, you’ll begin the 7.2 km trek to reach camp 3 (Paraíso Teyuna), the sacred Tayronas city. On this journey, you’ll appreciate the wildlife, flora and fauna of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta (an impressive mountain range).
This evening, you’ll be able to relax and take a dip in the Buritacas river, before re-grouping with your guide, who will give a talk. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep in your hammock before the big day!
DAY 4: VISIT TO THE LOST CITY
Fill up at breakfast time, as today you’ll be going to the beautiful Lost City. It’s an ascent of 1,200 stairs - built by the Tayrona Indians – to reach the Ciudad Perdida. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to explore the site and its sacred places. You’ll see La Casa del Mamo: this is a “ceremonial house” for the spiritual indigenous leader.
At around 11:00am, you’ll return to camp 3 for lunch, and after lunch it’s a descent of 5 to 6 hours to Wiwa camp 2. Later, you’ll have one last opportunity to spend the evening with your guide, and ask any questions you may have about the Wiwa culture.
DAY 5: RETURN TO SANTA MARTA
On the final morning after breakfast, you’ll go back to the village of Mamey for lunch. You’ll then return in a 4x4 car to Aguacatera, from where you’ll take the temperature-controlled van back to Santa Marta at 4:00pm approx.
DAY 1: 08:15 - 08:30
Pick up from your hotel or hostel
DAY 1: 08:30 - 12:00
Go to Mamey
DAY 1: 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch in Mamey; Start the hike to the sacred place of the Tayronas
DAY 1: 16:00 - 18:00
Stop at the first camp
DAY 1: 18:00 - 19:00
Dinner and overnight in hammocks
DAY 2: 06:00 - 07:00
Breakfast; start hiking
DAY 2: 08:00 - 14:00
Go to the Cabaña Mumake community
DAY 2: 14:00 - 15:00
Stop at the second camp
DAY 3: 07:00 - 14:00
Breakfast; start hiking
DAY 3: 14:00 - 18:00
See the flora and fauna of the Sierra Nevada
DAY 3: 18:00 - 19:00
Dinner and overnight in hammocks
DAY 4: 07:00 - 12:00
Trek to the Lost City
DAY 4: 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch at the third camp
DAY 4: 18:00 - 19:00
Dinner and overnight in hammocks at the second camp
DAY 5: 06:00 - 07:00
DAY 5: 07:00 - 14:00
Return to Mamey; lunch
DAY 5: 16:30
Back to Santa Marta
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Transport (round trip)
- Accommodation for 3 nights in hammocks
- A mule to carry the food
- An indigenous “Wiwa” guide
- A cook during tour
- Payment of entry permit to Teyuna (the “Lost City”)
- Payment of entry to the Indian Reservation
- Payment of income to the Rural Community Corridor
- Alcoholic beverages
- Expenses not specified in the tour
- A small backpack
- A one litre bottle of water
- Comfortable walking clothes
- Water resistant sandals
- Walking shoes
- Hat or cap
- Personal medication
- At least 4 pairs of socks
Note: Remember, the lighter your luggage is, the more you’ll enjoy the trip
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date need to be done before 4:00 pm (Bogota time) 5 days before the tour begins
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 5 days prior to the tour before 4:00 pm (Bogota time), a 10% administration fee will apply. After this time there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.
For cancellations or changes to your tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodations listed. This list covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. If you cannot find your hotel on the list, please select an alternative pick up location close by and be ready for pick-up at the time shown on your booking confirmation.
Do I need any camping equipment?
You do not need to bring any camping equipment with you, the operator will provide you with the equipment.