The Lost City, Santa Marta

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Ruin Historic Site
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  • Well done Magic Tours for one of the most exercise filled, interesting, informative and fun four days. Nicolai (Spanish speaking local guide) and Arne (Translator - but also able to address most quest...  more »
  • This trek exceeded my expectations and it was the highlight of our holiday! We did the 4 day trek to the Lost City with Expotur together with our guide Rafael Abril and translator Marinela who were en...  more »
  • This trip exceeded my expectations. It is very dependent on your guide but my guide Simone was excelent. Turcol also provided the best price. The food was of a high standard with plenty and extras if ...  more »
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  • Doing the Lost City Trek was a great experience even in the rainy season. The scenery and experiences you get are unique. The guides and staff were kind and very helpful. Communication with the office was also smooth. There was something however that is hard to understand and I found it rather alarming: *** "Who is the cook?" *** Expotur has large groups - When I went it was roughly 10+10 people. Moreover, different companies seem to share the same accommodation and food (with some exceptions). That brought the number of guests roughly to 30-35. Now, add 10-15 support staff and guides. We are talking about around 50 to be fed! Cooking is thus done in mass production and the serving time is the same for all groups. If you go, take a careful notice that at the peak time of lunch/dinner you may have around 10+ people in the kitchen doing various jobs including preparing food and salad. Obviously, if 10+ people are handling the food the notion of the cook is lost. My impression was that in the kitchen "anything goes" really as long as some food is ready at a given time. Several people (if not all) got a stomach ache during the first few days - but the last night, it was "mayhem" at the toilets (from the pasta and chicken?). Also, a young man served me coffee in a dirty cup because he couldn't find a washed one. I do understand that during camping such events can happen, but the way I experienced it was a SYSTEMATIC LACK OF ROLES in the kitchen something which is a disaster waiting to happen and in fact, it did happen. Office staff was helpful to people that felt uncomfortable by offering doctor service (health cover included).
  • Trekked here back in 2014 with a small group. It was an excellent 4 day hike with plentiful time to swim in the rivers and relax along the way. We were lucky on the day we were in the lost city our group of 8 was the only one there. Highly recommended hike although not the 6 day options. 4 or 5 would be plenty.
  • Really loved this trip, it is truly a proper Indiana Jones jungle trek. Once you get off the beaten track the fun begins, its a trip where you have to go with a guide, I dont think its possible alone or without one, and even so you would end up hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere. A real adventure, really enjoyed it when I went, there was four of us altogether and the guide with a young guy helping with things. So its maybe more special than Machu Pichu which is more well known and people possibly would feel more confident to visit Peru. Needless to say the Colombian people I met throughout my short holiday time there, be it in hotels, guides, the airport or wherever, were all friendly and courteous.
  • crazy trek!
  • A spectacular paradise where you can see buildings in stones made by our ancestors Tayrona
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