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The Lost City, or Ciudad Perdida, is the archaeological site of an ancient indigenous city in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Thought to have been a commercial center for trade around 700 A.D., its population probably ranged between 1,400 and 3,000 inhabitants. Hidden in the jungle for over a thousand years, the Lost City was found in 1972 when treasure hunters followed a series of stone steps leading up to an abandoned city.

The Lost City is open to visitors, but the trip is not for the faint of heart. The nearly 30 mile trek takes visitors through farmland and jungle on an unforgettable six-day journey. Part of the adventure includes trekking over mountains filled with exotic plants and animals, climbing stone paths through dense jungle, bathing in waterfalls and sleeping in indigenous villages.

Upon arriving at Lost City, climb more than 1,000 stone steps to the top of the site for incredible views of the surrounding mountains and jungle. Take time to explore the more than 250 stone terraces that were carved out of the mountainside, each of which was a space for living and working. The different areas of the city were joined to the fields by a network of cobbled paths and stairs, and an irrigation system channels rainwater downhill to avoid damage and erosion.

Members of local tribes, including the Arhuacos, Koguis, and others, continue to maintain many of their ancestral beliefs and customs. They visited the site regularly before it was widely discovered, and gave it the name Teyuna. This trek takes you through some of their villages where life has remained unchanged for centuries.

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4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

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Trekking through the jungle to Colombia's Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) can be challenging for even experienced hikers. Journey in confidence on this small group guided tour (limited to 12 people) that takes you on an adventure—hiking for four days across varied terrain and through striking scenery—to a 9th-century indigenous archaeological site. Includes round-trip transportation from Santa Marta, accommodation, meals, and entrance fees.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.00
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$400.00
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Walk for 4 days to Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta

Walk for 4 days to Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta

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We have guides from the region trained by SENA, with years of experience. Trained to provide cultural, historical and anthropological information of the indigenous communities and the area. We work hand in hand with the indigenous and peasant communities. We are committed to supporting the development of the region through contributions that contribute to improving the quality of life of the locals.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$386.00
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$386.00
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Ciudad Perdida: 4 or 5 Day Trek to the Lost City from Santa Marta

Ciudad Perdida: 4 or 5 Day Trek to the Lost City from Santa Marta

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Challenge yourself on a 4- or 5-day hiking adventure through the Colombian jungle as you trek to the mythical Ciudad Perdida, or “Lost City,” hidden in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This vigorous trekking experience traverses the unspoiled terrain of the Colombian wilderness, culminating in a visit to an impressive indigenous archaeological site dating to the 9th century. Your small-group tour, limited to just 11 participants, also includes a guide, campsite accommodations, entrance fees, round-trip transport from hotels in Santa Marta and included meals as per the itinerary.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$589.00
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$589.00
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4-Day Walking Tour to Lost City of Sierra Nevada

4-Day Walking Tour to Lost City of Sierra Nevada

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It is the archaeological territory of an ancient Tayrona city located in the Sierra Nevada whose foundation is attributed to the year 800, many years before Machu Picchu. Tayrona paradise is made up of a series of terraces dug into the mountainside made up of a network of tiled paths and small circular squares. Access to Ciudad Perdida is made by ascending some 1,200 stone steps through the vast jungle of the region.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$390.00
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$390.00
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Lost City Trek 3 days - 2 nights

Lost City Trek 3 days - 2 nights

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Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) is the archaeological territory of an ancient Tayrona city located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta whose construction is attributed to the year 800 A.D. many years before Machu Picchu. The Tayrona paradise is made up of a series of terraces dug into the mountainside formed by a network of tiled roads and small circular squares. Get to Ciudad Perdida is done by climbing some 1200 stone steps through the vast jungle of the region, an adventure that begins in the city of Santa Marta and forces you to cross kilometers of mountain between rivers and jungle, an unforgettable experience that will allow you to meet the natives of the area, have an experience amid nature and live an extreme journey between the mountain and the sea.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$700.00
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$700.00

Lost City Trek 4 days - 3 nights

Lost City Trek 4 days - 3 nights

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Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) is the archaeological territory of an ancient Tayrona city located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta whose construction is attributed to the year 800 A.D. many years before Machu Picchu. The Tayrona paradise is made up of a series of terraces dug into the mountainside formed by a network of tiled roads and small circular squares. Get to Ciudad Perdida is done by climbing some 1200 stone steps through the vast jungle of the region, an adventure that begins in the city of Santa Marta and forces you to cross kilometers of mountain between rivers and jungle, an unforgettable experience that will allow you to meet the natives of the area, have an experience amid nature and live an extreme journey between the mountain and the sea.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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Lost City Trek 4 days 3 nights from Santa Marta

Lost City Trek 4 days 3 nights from Santa Marta

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A perfect combination between nature, adventure and culture. A tour where you will walk trails of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, with opportunities to swim in the natural pools, contemplate the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and learn about the indigenous culture of the area. A unique experience to visit the sacred city of the Tayrona Indians, a great civilization that inhabited the Sierra Nevada. IMPORTANT: By order of the peasant and indigenous communities, it is an essential requirement to perform the Covid-19 test. In case of not presenting this proof, the traveler will not be able to take the tour
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$515.00
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$515.00

Semiprivate Lost City Tour with Shared Transportation (4-5 Days)

Semiprivate Lost City Tour with Shared Transportation (4-5 Days)

The Lost City was built by the Tayrona indigenous culture around 700 A.D. and it was the most important urban center among the 250 indigenous settlements discovered in the area. Its population ranged between 1,400 and 3,000 inhabitants, and the city was made up of more than 250 terraces distributed in eight “neighborhoods” whose space was used to live, work and perform religious ceremonies. Engage in an amazing experience during 5 days in which you will be connected with nature and with local communities of Colombia, and will walk through a beautiful scenery to arrive to The Lost City.This is an active tour where you will be walking and hiking most of the time, and you must be in healthy conditions to do so. You will be Picked up and droped off at your accommodation with Shared transportation, and will have a private bilingual guide for your group.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$760.00
Price varies by group size
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$760.00
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5-Day Lost City Trek in Santa Marta

5-Day Lost City Trek in Santa Marta

Knowing the best hiking trails for insight into Colombia’s cultural heritage can be tricky. Eliminate the need for advance planning and discover Colombia’s Lost City on a 5-day trek from Santa Marta, passing traditional villages and natural landmarks along the way. Transfer to the rural start point in El Mamey with ease by 4-wheel drive, and avoid hidden costs with meals, accommodation, and entrance fees included as per itinerary.
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  • 5 days
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$629.00
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Lost City Trek - 5 days / 4 nights

Lost City Trek - 5 days / 4 nights

Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) is the archaeological territory of an ancient Tayrona city located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta whose construction is attributed to the year 800 A.D. many years before Machu Picchu. The Tayrona paradise is made up of a series of terraces dug into the mountainside formed by a network of tiled roads and small circular squares. Get to Ciudad Perdida is done by climbing some 1200 stone steps through the vast jungle of the region, an adventure that begins in the city of Santa Marta and forces you to cross kilometers of mountain between rivers and jungle, an unforgettable experience that will allow you to meet the natives of the area, have an experience amid nature and live an extreme journey between the mountain and the sea.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00

Lost city 4 days 3 nights in Santa Marta Colombia.

Lost city 4 days 3 nights in Santa Marta Colombia.

because you enter a true trek where you will know different cultures including the most native of the Sierra Nevada, the Kogui culture, you will also be surrounded by a lot of vegetation, rivers and people doing this tour before you. Remember that you will be in a humid forest where there will be a lot of fauna and flora and you should not leave your camera or you will miss some authentic shots !!!  It is necessary to have a good physical condition since the walks are 7 to 8 hours a day
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$556.61
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City lost 4 days

City lost 4 days

Enjoy 3 nights - 4 days of one of the most famous trekking in Colombia. A magical and demanding experience where you will lose your breath discovering a city with 1000 years of history that was only discovered until 1973. This is an experience reserved for adventurous travelers willing to leave the comforts aside for a couple of days in exchange of a unique experience.
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  • 4 days
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$370.00
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$370.00

Lost City Trek in La Sierra Nevada Natural Park 4 Days Tour

Lost City Trek in La Sierra Nevada Natural Park 4 Days Tour

Warning: this tour is designed for bold travelers who enjoy intense walking surrounded by lush nature. This is a 4-day challenging but rewarding hike with ancient ruins, jungle, river crossings, native villages, waterfalls, and much more. Visit the site of this ancient city that is older than Machu Picchu in Peru. A sacred and heritage land for indigenous with whom you will have the chance to share and learn. Taste traditional flavors, meet more travelers, and discover the hidden story of Colombia. • 4-day getting lost in nature • A tough but worth hiking path to the incredible Lost City • The chance to interact and share with the indigenous in their sacred terrain • Traditional local food in the campsites • The best memories of a wild Colombian experience
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$587.00
Price varies by group size
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$587.00
Price varies by group size
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Semiprivate Lost City Tour with Private Transportation (4-5 Days)

Semiprivate Lost City Tour with Private Transportation (4-5 Days)

The Lost City was built by the Tayrona indigenous culture around 700 A.D. and it was the most important urban center among the 250 indigenous settlements discovered in the area. Its population ranged between 1,400 and 3,000 inhabitants, and the city was made up of more than 250 terraces distributed in eight “neighborhoods” whose space was used to live, work and perform religious ceremonies. Engage in an amazing experience during 5 days in which you will be connected with nature and with local communities of Colombia, and will walk through a beautiful scenery to arrive to The Lost City. At the end of the tour, visit an inidgenous wiwa community and immerse in their culture. This is an active tour where you will be walking and hiking most of the time, and you must be in healthy conditions to do so. You will be Picked up and droped off at your accommodation with Private transportation, and will have a private bilingual guide for your group.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$962.06
Price varies by group size
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$962.06
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Semiprivate Lost City Tour & Native Village with Private Transportation (5 Days)

Semiprivate Lost City Tour & Native Village with Private Transportation (5 Days)

The Lost City was built by the Tayrona indigenous culture around 700 A.D. and it was the most important urban center among the 250 indigenous settlements discovered in the area. Its population ranged between 1,400 and 3,000 inhabitants, and the city was made up of more than 250 terraces distributed in eight “neighborhoods” whose space was used to live, work and perform religious ceremonies. Engage in an amazing experience during 5 days in which you will be connected with nature and with local communities of Colombia, and will walk through a beautiful scenery to arrive to The Lost City. At the end of the tour, visit an inidgenous wiwa community and immerse in their culture. This is an active tour where you will be walking and hiking most of the time, and you must be in healthy conditions to do so. You will be Picked up and droped off at your accommodation with Private transportation, and will have a private bilingual guide for your group.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,099.49
Price varies by group size
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$1,099.49
Price varies by group size
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Shared Lost City Tour (4-5 Days)

Shared Lost City Tour (4-5 Days)

The Lost City was built by the Tayrona indigenous culture around 700 A.D. and it was the most important urban center among the 250 indigenous settlements discovered in the area. Its population ranged between 1,400 and 3,000 inhabitants, and the city was made up of more than 250 terraces distributed in eight “neighborhoods” whose space was used to live, work and perform religious ceremonies. Engage in an amazing experience during 5 days in which you will be connected with nature and with local communities of Colombia, and will walk through a beautiful scenery to arrive to The Lost City.This is an active tour where you will be walking and hiking most of the time, and you must be in healthy conditions to do so. You must arrive at the meeting point in Santa Marta to start the tour.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$540.52
Price varies by group size
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$540.52
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 16 Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) costs USD 370.00. Guided Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) tours start around USD 370.00 per person. See all 16 Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) tickets and tours on Viator.
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