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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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  • Absolutely phenomenal experience. Not to be missed! Expotur were fantastic! Full marks all round! Our guides Aris and Haddier were lovely and informative.  more »
  • Absolutely loved this trek! It's challenging for both body and mind and so worth every step. I was in a group of 10 persons with a guide and a translator (Joel and Alvaro from Expotur). I had such a g...  more »
  • My friend and I booked the trek through Expotur. Our guide Sixto was awesome and we had an equally awesome translator, Sergio! The trek was very hard, but it was extremely rewarding. Every time I star...  more »
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  • Trekked here back in 2014 with a small group. It was an excellent 4 day hike with plentiful time to swim in the rivers and relax along the way. We were lucky on the day we were in the lost city our group of 8 was the only one there. Highly recommended hike although not the 6 day options. 4 or 5 would be plenty.
  • Really loved this trip, it is truly a proper Indiana Jones jungle trek. Once you get off the beaten track the fun begins, its a trip where you have to go with a guide, I dont think its possible alone or without one, and even so you would end up hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere. A real adventure, really enjoyed it when I went, there was four of us altogether and the guide with a young guy helping with things. So its maybe more special than Machu Pichu which is more well known and people possibly would feel more confident to visit Peru. Needless to say the Colombian people I met throughout my short holiday time there, be it in hotels, guides, the airport or wherever, were all friendly and courteous.
  • crazy trek!