Colombia - Lost City Trekking

Active, Santa Marta to Santa Marta
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Information from G Adventures

Tour description

Everyone wants to visit an undiscovered region before it becomes a hotbed of tourism. Trek the Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) at Teyuna, and have that wish come true. Get firsthand knowledge of the area’s unique culture with an Indigenous guide and an English-speaking CEO accompanying you the entire way. Trek through lush jungles and across streams. Arrive at Teyuna and explore the uncrowded ruins at leisure, marvelling at what would have been here in years gone by. Say you got here first and had the Lost City all to yourself.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group, Santa Marta
  • Trek to the Lost City with an Indigenous guide (5 days)
  • Guided tour of the Lost City
  • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Climb 1200 steps to reach the lost city of teyuna
  • Enjoy spectacular jungle scenery along the trek
  • Swim in the cool buritaca river
  • Watch hummingbirds in the trees from the comfort of a hammock.

Itinerary

Day 1: Santa Marta Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Santa Marta/Ricardito Camp Wake up and hit the road to Machete Pelao where your trek to the Lost City of Teyuna begins. Trek through farmland, steamy jungle, and rural Kogi communities. Enjoy and let it all soak in – this is your opportunity to get a glimpse into the local way of life in the remote river valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Day 3: Ricardito Camp/ Wiwa Camp Venture further into the lush jungle en route to Ciudad Perdida. Be prepared – today is a tough portion of the trek with a lot of steep views. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon for some much needed relaxation by the river.

Day 4: Wiwa Camp /Paso Lorenzo Camp Wake up early feeling refreshed, recharged (hopefully!) and start your trek to Paso Lorenzo Camp. Settle in at the campsite around noon and eat some lunch. If the weather is nice, take a dip in the Buritaca River. Learn about Wiwa customs in the afternoon and then kick back and relax in a hammock.

Day 5: Paso Lorenzo Camp/ Wiwa Camp Today is the day to discover the wonders of La Ciudad Perdida. Climb the 1200 ancient steps and explore the different sacred sites of Lost City. Later, continue trekking through the deep jungle today on winding paths through banana trees and cacao plants as you make your way to Wiwa Camp.

Day 6: Santa Marta In the morning, take in your last views of the jungle as you trek back to Machete Pelao. Transfer to Santa Marta where the rest of the day is yours to relax.

Day 7: Santa Marta Depart at any time.