Lost City Trek – 6 DAYS
COL-80a-LT / 6 day trip / Grade: T2
La Ciudad Perdida of the Tayronas, known in English as The Lost City, is one of the best-restored and preserved archeological sites in the country. It is located in the Buritaca valley in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest costal range in the world. There are only two ways to visit the citadel; one is trekking or the other a helicopter’s flight. The trek implies not only a challenge, but also an additional experience that enriches the trip. The trek to the Lost City is an adventure in itself with its beautiful and varied landscapes, fauna and flora. Trekking in a tropical rain forest is hot and with high levels of humidity, which can be challenging for some. One of the main rewards of this program is getting an insight into the traditional way of living of the indigenous groups of the Sierra.
|Day 1||Arrival in Santa Marta|
|Day 2||Lost City – Trekking: “Donde Adan” lodge (480 m)|
|Day 3||Trekking: “El Paraiso” lodge (870 m)|
|Day 4||Trekking: Lost City (1175 m)|
|Day 5||Trekking: El Mamey (150 m) – Santa Marta|
|Day 6||Departure from Santa Marta|
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE LOST CITY TREK:
Requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic:
In order to hike the Lost City trek, the local indigenous communities required a VACCINATION CERTIFICATE with at least the first dosis. Otherwise, for those not vaccinated or that have been previously infected, they must take present an ANTIGEN NEGATIVE COVID TEST taken less that 72 hours prior to the start of the trek. The certificate/test has to be send to us by mail, printed and shown to both your local guide and the control post at the trailhead. If fail to do so, no access will be granted.
– The Lost City trek closes once a year due to Indigenous religious ceremonies. It usually takes place in September and for a period of the whole month.
If you are planning your trip around this time of the year, please contact us to confirm the exact restricted dates, as they vary slightly from year to another.
– This itinerary is the regular program, but it can be altered due to climatic and/or force majeure factors.