Turcol is a privately owned company that specialises in rural tourism. It is based in Santa Marta. They have been doing tours to La Ciudad Perdida the longest and once held the exclusive rights to take people into the area.


You can also book your tour with Turcol through some hotels such as Hotel Miramar and Casa Familiar.

Phone: +57 5 421 2256 / 310 640 1875

Website: Turcol

Email: Turcol

Facebook: Turcol

Calle 13 #3-13, Centro Comercial San Francisco Plaza, Local 115 in the Historic Centre, Santa Marta, Colombia

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Typical Turcol Itinerary:
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5 nights 6 days

Day 1
Santa Marta- El Mamey – First Campsite
9 am start from Santa Marta- El Mamey in a jeep, three hours. From El Mamey, Walk uphill until first campsite. Swim in natural pools.

Day 2
Second Camp site
Breakfast at 7 then leave at 9. Descend into Buritaca valley. Indigenous village of Mutanyi. Three hour walk to campsite. Swim to cool off.

Day 3
Walk to the City
Breakfast at 6:30. Leave at 7, through sections of the indigenous reservation of the Kogui – Arsario people and the Sierra Nevada national park. Cross Buritaca river to arrive at La Ciudad Perdida. Approximately six hours of walking.

Day 4
Explore the Lost City
Breakfast at 8. Leave at 9. Learn about how the pre-Hispanic Tayronas adapted to their environment. Opportunity to see the ceremonial houses of the present day descendants of the Tayronas. Bathe in the fountain of youth. Guide will explain archaeological significance of the region.

Day 5
Back down the mountain
Breakfast at 6.30. Depart at 7. Lunch at Mutanyi cabin then continue to first camp site.

Day 6
El Mamey-Santa Marta
Final breakfast at 7. Leave at 8. Walk for around 3 hours. One hour rest at El Mamey. Drive to entrance of park, have a snack then continue to Santa Marta, arriving at approximately 4pm.

Lodging in hammocks with mosquito nets
Meals and snacks
Expert service of local guides
Hazard Insurance

Price: 600,000 COP / Approximately USD$310

Check out other La Ciudad Perdida tour companies.