Buritaca-200 or Lost City hike is one of the more of 250 ancient towns of the four groups of natives found in the northern and south-eastern sides of Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Magdalena department, northern Colombia. This site was discovered in 1976 by a team of archaeologists of Colombian Anthropology Institute, guided by Gilberto Cadavid and Luisa Fernanda Herrera, and almost completely restored.
FIRST DAY Lost City Hike
Departure from our office of SANTA MARTA at 9:00 AM. Car trip of approximately 2:30 hours to MAMEY area, place in which we will have lunch.
After an approximately 3:00 hours hike to the first stop at CABAÑA DE ADAN or further on at CABAÑA DE ALFREDO, it will be possible to enjoy the view of the so-called Quebrada de honduras, a wonderful natural pool.
Dinner will be served at 06:30 PM.
First day accomodation will be in dorms with hammocks and mosquito nets.
THIRD DAY Lost City Hike
Breakfast at 6:00 AM, departure at 7:00 AM, destination: Lost City. Approximately 1:00 hour hike, then the guide will accompany you in an instructive and photographic tour of the archaeological site during approximately 03:00 hours.
Return to CABAÑA DE ROMUALDO, estimated arrival time 12:00 PM and lunch. Afterwards, the discent towards the second stop (CABAÑA DE ADAN or CABAÑA DE ALFREDO) will begin, and estimated arrival time is 04:00 PM.
Dinner will be served at 06:00 PM.
Third day accomodation will be in beds or hammocks with mosquito nets.
SECOND DAY Lost City Hike
Breakfast at 7:00 AM, departure at 8:00 AM from CABAÑAS DE ADAN or CABAÑAS DE ALFREDO, approximately 4:00 hours hike to CABAÑA DE TURCOL or SIERRA TOUR, places in which it will be possible to enjoy a typical regional lunch.
During this hike, there will be a visit to native town MUTANYI, being it the perfect place to take pictures with natives and interact with their culture; in this same site it is possible to enjoy the view of the oustanding waters of BURITACA river.
After lunch, we will have an approximately 4:30 hours hike to the second stop, known as CABAÑA DE ROMUALDO, home of the respected MAMO (native priest), before crossing the calm waters of BURITACA river.
The guide will provide information regarding the native culture, in order to explain its peculiarities.
Dinner will be served at 06:00 PM.
Second day accomodation will be in beds or hammocks with mosquito nets.
FORTH DAY Lost City Hike
Breakfast at 6:30 AM, departure at 7:00 AM, destination: MAMEY area. Approximately 6:00 hours hike and estimated arrival time 01:00 PM. Lunch in MAMEY area, and then car trip to Santa Marta, place in which the tour will conclude at 05:00 PM.
NECESSARY EQUIPMENT: For Lost City Hike
- Small backpack
- Shoes or boots for hikes and sandals or flip flops (for crossing rivers)
- T-shirts and shorts
- Long sleeved shirt and long trousers for evenings in camp
- Bathing suit
- Insect repellent (Nopikex brand available in Colombia is excellent)
- Personal toiletries
- Torch or flashlight
- Bottle for water
- Personal medication
- Drysac or ziplock bags to keep your belongings dry
A deck of playing cards or a book
Sleeping bag or sleep sheet
- Expert service of local guides
- Entrance fees
- Lodging in hammocks (some camps have beds) with mosquito nets, blankets, showers and flush toilets
- All meals, purified water and snacks during the hike
- Transport from Santa Marta to trailhead and return
- Insurance against any type of accidents
4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS
PRICE COP $950.000 / USD $350