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Lost City, Santa Marta District

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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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  • It was a lovely 4-day hike. First long trek I have done so far, hard but definitely rewarding. All under guidance by our guide Levi Lara! 
  • Me and my sister decided to do the hike to the Lost city.We got a recommendation to go with the Magic tour and we could have not been more satisfied with their service.From the beginning to the end th...  more »
  • If you are travelling through Colombia, this is a MUST EXPERIENCE. It was my first trek, pretty hard but very rewarding. An absolute disconnection with civilization and connection with the world.