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Day 1:  Bogotá

Arrive in Bogotá, where a OneSeed staff member will greet you and take you to our partner B&B. Take the afternoon to explore the city on your own. Be sure to visit the gold museum if you have time!

Peak Altitude: 8,612 ft (2625 m)

Inclusions: Airport transfer, accommodations  


Day 2:  Bogotá

Head out for a locals tour of Bogotá! Visit a market and try traditional Colombian foods and exotic fruits, check out the city's famous plazas, and tour La Candelaria, Bogotá's historic district. End the tour with a visit to a local Tejo bar. That afternoon join your fellow OneSeeders for a late welcome lunch, where you will get the chance to try some of the local cuisine.

Peak Altitude: 8,612ft (2625 m)

Inclusions: Day tour with local guide, breakfast, welcome dinner and accommodations 


Day 3: Bogotá to Camp 1

The adventure begins! Wake up early to catch the first flight (~7:30am) for the 1.5 hour flight to Santa Marta, a beautiful Caribbean beach town and the oldest city in Colombia. You’ll be greeted by your Lost City guide at the airport then drive three hours to el Mamey, the small town where the trailhead for the Lost City begins. Enjoy the first sights and sounds of the jungle as you hike through this lush area before setting up camp for the night.

Peak Altitude: 787 ft (240 m)

Total Hiking: 5 miles (7.6 km) / Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking

Inclusions: Airport transfer, domestic flight, ground transportation, full board, camping accommodations


Day 4: Camp 1 to Camp 2

Continue your trek through the jungle. Pass by the indigenous town of Mutanshi and marvel at the well-constructed jungle huts that make up the town. There are plenty of opportunities to take a dip in a cool, clear stream along the way before having the evening to relax and rest your legs.

Peak Altitude: 1,673 ft (510 m)

Total Hiking: 5 miles (7.6 km) / Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations


Day 5: Camp 2 > THE LOST CITY > Camp 3

After a hearty breakfast, follow along the ancient trail that leads to the Lost City. Cross the Buritaca river nine times as you continue the ascent. Weather permitting, head to the Lost City in the afternoon after dropping your things at Camp 3. End the day with a leg burner as you climb the 1,200 steps that lead to the Lost City. Learn about the history of the ruins as your guide shows you around. Enjoy solitude and stunning views as you try to imagine what the city would have been like when it was built in 800 AD. Return to Camp 3 for the night. ** If afternoon weather is not great, plan to hike to The Lost City the morning of Day 6.

Peak Altitude: 3,773 ft (1150 m)

Total Distance: 6 miles (3.7 km) / Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations


Day 6: Camp 3 to Camp 2

Return the way you came. Cross multiple suspension bridges, wade in the cool water, and listen to the parakeets chirping. Stay at Camp 2 for the night.

Peak Altitude: 2,723 ft (830 m)

Total distance: 5 miles (7.6 km) / Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations


Day 7: Camp 2 to Santa Marta

Continue the descent toward Mamey and enjoy a final day under the lush canopy. Pick up the van that will take you back to Santa Marta. Join your fellow OneSeeders for a final dinner (~6pm) to celebrate your accomplishments.

Peak Altitude: 1,673 ft (510 m)

Total distance: 9 miles (5.6 km) / Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals, ground transportation; accommodations


Day 8: Santa Marta to Bogotá

Catch a mid-morning flight and return to Bogotá (BOG) airport by 1pm and conclude your expedition.

Peak Altitude: 8,612ft (2625 m)

Inclusions: breakfast; domestic flight - no ground transportation included.


  • personal items

  • trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)

  • international airfare and meals during travel

  • snacks during trek

  • beverages outside of designated meals



  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to expedition start date

  • airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8

  • 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 services

  • all ground transportation to/from trail


*All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.