Tourists who wish to visit the Lost City of the Tayronas, located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, wonder if this destination is closed or if they have to follow any biosecurity protocol to take the tour. That is why, in order to clarify the doubts of travelers who have booked or wish to book; we have created this blog to let you know everything you need to know about the Lost City trek and the COVID-19.
Request from the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in their communities
The indigenous and peasant communities that inhabit the Lost City trail have requested that travelers on this tour be tested for the COVID-19 before entering their territory. The test must be done no more than 72 hours prior to the start date of the tour; and must be sent via email to the agency. The required test is the antigen test and you can take it with the laboratory of your choice; as long as it is certified.
What tours to the Lost City are available during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The tours available to the Lost City during the COVID-19 pandemic are the 4-day and 5-day tours only.
Lost City Trek 4 days
This option, as it is the most intense tour of all. The 4 day trek to Ciudad Perdida is perfect for people who enjoy more intense experiences and have the physical conditions to do it.
Ciudad Perdida 5 day tour
This tour is ideal for those travelers who wish to spend more time in contact with nature. If after choosing this tour you wish to change to the 4 day tour you can do it.
What biosafety protocols should I follow to go to the Lost City?
Below, we share with you what you need to know about the biosafety protocols to go to the Lost City of Colombia:
Do I have to take the COVID test to go to the Lost City?
Yes, as we mentioned at the beginning of this blog, the COVID test is a request from the indigenous communities to allow entry to this area. The antigen test must be done with a maximum anticipation of 72 hours.
How many people can enter to the Lost City daily?
A maximum of 100 people per day can enter the trail.
Do I have to wear a mask to go to the Lost City?
No. You must wear a mask in the office; in the transportation vehicles; in the campsites and other common places during the tour.
Should there be social distancing?
Yes, tourists must keep a distance of 2 meters between them and 4 meters between groups.
Booking in advance
Due to the maximum capacity of people per day that has been established, it is best to book your tour to Ciudad Perdida in advance. This way you can guarantee your space on the date you wish to go.
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