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.
ESSENTIAL INFO ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE
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
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
Learn about the fascinating 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 over four or five days, depending on the client’s preferences
An iconic trek