Warning: this tour is designed for bold travelers who enjoy intense walking surrounded by lush nature. This is a 4-day challenging but rewarding trek to the Lost City in la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with ancient ruins, jungle, river crossings, native villages, waterfalls, and much more. Visit the site of this ancient city that is older than Machu Picchu in Perú. A sacred and heritage land for indigenous with whom you will have the chance to share and learn. Taste traditional flavors, meet more travelers, and discover the hidden story of Colombia.
If you are an adventurer by nature let us introduce you to a place that you wouldn’t believe it exists and have a lifetime experience with us.
In this 4-day journey to the Lost City Trek, you will have the chance to fully connect with nature and prove yourself what you are capable of. It is worth mentioning the importance of being in good physical condition, due to the tough and intense hike you will have to accomplish.
The first day you will be taken to El Mamey, the starting point of the trek. After hiking for a while, you will get to the first campsite. This is how the journey begins. You will spend the second-day hiking by the riverside of Buritaca river and then through the greenery of the Sierra Nevada until getting to the other campsite. On the third day, you will walk up striking trails to reach the 1,200-step staircase to the destination, a trail constructed by the Tayrona community to get to the Lost City also known as Ciudad Perdida. Once you arrive, there will be several circular platforms, which are the last remnants of the homes inhabited by the Tayrona people thousands of years ago. Finish the fourth day by going back to El Mamey and then to your hotel.
The Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta is the highest coastal mountain in the world with snowcapped summits. It is the ancestral territory for the Kogi, Arhuaco, Kankuamo, and Wiwa native communities. Deep in its forest, the Lost City Trek can be found. This place was so well hidden that although it is almost 400 years it was recently found in the 20th century.
Along the Lost City Trek, you will have the opportunity to interact and share with the Kogui community and learn about their incredible ancestral legacy.
Live one of South America’s most exciting hikes. We guarantee you it will be breathtaking in all senses.
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