THE LOST CITY

This world-renowned trek will take you deep into the jungle-clad mountains of the mystical and sacred Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains, declared the most important concentration of biodiversity for preservation on Earth. Deep in its jungles, you will discover one of the world’s most important archaeological ruins, ‘The Lost City’ or ‘Ciudad Perdida’. Re-live the moment when explorers followed rumors of an ancient ruin – long forgotten and hidden deep in the depths of the Sierra’s folds and valleys – to embark on a search from the searing heat of the Caribbean coast to the cooler, mountain airs of the Sierra.

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 natural pools, surrounded by the towering green mountains of the Sierra Nevada are just some of the highlights on this adventure. Most important, however, is the fascinating cultural context that you’ll experience, passing through indigenous settlements of the indigenous people that now inhabit the Sierra, among them the Kogis, direct descendants of the Tayronas.

Entrance staircase, Lost City
Carved stone, Lost City
Staircase, Lost City

WHY BOOK

ESSENTIAL INFO ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE

The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) is one of the most important pre-Hispanic archaeological sites in South America

TREKKING ADVENTURE

A real-deal trek into the jungles and valleys of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains – the highest coastal range on Earth

EXTRAS FOR ADDED COMFORT

We offer our clients full porterage, fresh water throughout, translators where necessary and new bedspreads for each night of the trek

CULTURAL INSIGHTS

Learn about the fascinating peoples of the Sierra Nevada, direct descendants of the Tayrona culture

NATURAL WONDERS

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 over four or five days, depending on the client’s preferences

An iconic trek