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Lost City, Santa Marta District
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Trek to Lost City, a pre-Columbian abandoned city dating from 800 CE. The fairly straining hike takes about four days and brings you across the jungles and rivers of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Hiking with a native guide can help you learn more about the landscape, culture, and history of the area. Climb 1,200 stone stairs to reach the base point of Teyuna (the indigenous name of the ancient city). Explore the ruins of what is thought to have been the capital of the Tayrona civilization, abandoned when the Spanish colonialists came to the area. Put Lost City on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santa Marta tour planner.
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Th Expotur to the CiudadPerdida with Ariel Callego as guide was exhausting, but worth it!! Wonderful and breathtaking nature during the entire trek an at the end of the day it was always nice and cosy... read more »
Excellent tour with Sergio! A must do trip if you're visiting Colombia. Excellent value, beautiful views and fantastic tour guides.
My daughters and I did the trek to the Lost City with Expotur's guide Jose. It was a tough few days but worth it. As Northern Europeans the worst part for us was the heat and humidity and it took time... read more »
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