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Discover Cuidad Perdida - The Lost City

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Colombia  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 650 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 650 US Dollar (USD)

Take a magical trip to the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida), an impressive, majestic and enchanting site of the Tayrona Indians, who once lived here and whom built an advanced community for pre-Colombian civilization which is still evident to this day. The lost city, discovered in 1975 by treasure hunters after being abandoned during the long war with the Spanish Conquers, is thought to have been the capital of the Tayrona district, built between the 11th or 14th centuries although its roots go back as far as the 7th century (years before Machu Picchu the ancient city in Peru was built). Here you can see the incredible remains of the community with its highly advanced terraces, irrigation systems and roadways and paths which are surrounded by lush mystical jungle.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Leave the city of Santa Marta at 9:00 am for a 2.5 hour journey to the beginning of our hike at the town of Machete. Here we will begin the first leg of our hike of 3.5 hours through the spectacular Sierra Mountains, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the World! We will stop for a Light lunch along side the River Mamey where we can also bathe in the refreshing waters and relax before continuing. In the afternoon we will arrive to Camp 1 of our journey where we will install hammocks and spend the night here with a dinner and rest.

Day 2: At 7:30 am we will have breakfast, and continue hiking the Sierra for approximately 4.5 hours during which we will visit some indigenous villages of the Koguis and Mutanyi. Later we can enjoy bathing in the river before arriving to Camp 2, where we will install hammocks, eat lunch and enjoy the river Buritaca. Here we will chat about the Tayrona Culture before dinner and rest.

Day 3: Arise at 6:30 am for breakfast and continue the journey of approximately 5.5 hours. We will visit along the way the indigenous town of Koskuguena and later continue along the river facing one of the most magical, mysterious and mystical, thousand year old locations where we will ascend up to 1.183 meters until we encounter the Lost City (arriving approximately at 3:00 pm). Once we arrive we will settle ourselves and eat dinner and rest.

Day 4: After breakfast, we will take a circuit of the historical city. After lunch we can bathe in the lost city’s creeks and rest for the afternoon to contemplate and enjoy the tropical jungle around us.

Day 5: After breakfast we will begin our journey at 7:00 am to Camp 2. Once we arrive we will lunch and afterwards continue a journey of approximately 7 hours to arrive to Camp 1 (arriving at approximately 4:30 pm) where we will eat and rest.

Day 6: Breakfast and leave for the town of Machete, bathing in the River Mamey before heading back to Santa Marta where the journey ends.

- Starting from $650 USD*
- Availability: Daily
- Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
- Departure: Santa Marta City
- Departure time: 9:00 am on Day 1
- Return: Santa Marta City
- Return time: 3:00 pm on Day 6

Note: Price per person for the whole package (*).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Visit to the mentioned destinations
- Mentioned activities
- Snacks and water
- Park entrance fee
- Meals
- Transfer: Santa Marta – Machete Pelado – Santa Marta
- Accommodation in hammocks at the peasant’s houses
- Spanish or English speaking guide.

Price Excludes:
- Gratuities
- Flights.

Note: Extra Special Tour available.

Includes additional features to regular tour:
- Specialized guide
- Horse transport for the bags for Days 1 and 2
- Tents
- Welcome wine for the first night
- Price starts at: $1.100 US (Price per person for the whole package).

About This Supplier
Location: Colombia
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2010

We work with highly experienced professional guides trained to North American standards for eco-tourism, hiking, first aid and food handling and cooking. All of our staff is bilingual (English/Spanish) and we also work with multilingual guides fluent in: English, German, Japanese, Chinese, French and Russian among...

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