THE LOST CITY
This world-renowned trek will take you deep into the mystical jungle-laden mountains of the mystical and sacred Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, declared the most important concentration of biodiversity for preservation on Earth. Here you will discover one of the world’s most important archaeological ruins – “The Lost City” or ‘Ciudad Perdida’ as it’s known locally. Re-live the moment when archaeological explorers acted upon rumours of an ancient ruin – long forgotten and hidden deep in the depths of the Sierra’s folds and valleys – by embarking on a search from the searing sea-level heat of the Caribbean to the cooler, mountain airs high above.
The site was abandoned by the Tayronas some 350 years ago, not long after the arrival of the Spanish. Giant stone structures and staircases, jungle paths, stunning waterfalls and amazing natural pools, all amidst a towering green mountain landscape are just some of the highlights of this adventure. Most important however, is the cultural context that you’ll experience, passing through indigenous settlements of the people that now inhabit the Sierra, among them the Kogis who are the direct descendants of the Tayronas.
The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) is one of the most important pre-Hispanic archaeological sites in South America
A real-deal trek into the jungles and valleys of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains – the highest coastal range on Earth
ADDED EXTRAS FOR ADDED COMFORT
We offer our clients full porterage, fresh water throughout, translator if necessary and new bed spreads for each night of the trek
TRUE CULTURAL INSIGHT
Begin to understand the peoples of the Sierra Nevada, direct descendants of the Tayrona culture
Natural pools, waterfalls and rivers to bathe in, surrounded by lush jungle and scenery
4 OR 5 DAYS ON TREK
This trek can be done in 4 or 5 days depending on the client’s preferences
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