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Lost City Trek

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 15 people
Destination(s): Colombia  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 795 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1495 Pound Sterling (GBP)

The famous Lost City trek is the highlight of many people’s Colombian adventure. Six days of trekking through jungle, wading through rivers and finally climbing the thousand steps to the magical Lost City or “Ciudad Perdida” makes for an incredible experience. Learn about the history of the Tayrona people who in the 11th to 14th century built this city - which vanished off all maps for hundreds of years before being discovered by treasure hunters in 1975. This is an adventure for the truly intrepid.

Day 1: Fly from Bogota to Santa Marta. A our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Afternoon tour of the city. Overnight in Santa Marta. Meal plan: N/A.

Day 2: Breakfast, then 3 hour drive to El Mamey, a small village of people originating from inland Colombia. You will walk mostly uphill until we reach the first campsite (about 3 hours), where you will spend the night in hammocks (with mosquito nets). A natural pool and waterfall will serve as an ideal shower. Meal plan: B, L, D.

Day 3: Breakfast at 7am, then walk through a small valley formed by the Buritaca river where there are some indigenous constructions forming the small town of Mutanyi. You will have 3 more hours of walking before we reach the cabin where you will spend the night. On arrival you can cool off in the natural pools formed by the Buritaca river. Meal plan: B, L, D.

Day 4: Breakfast at 6:30 am, then you will walk through the indigenous reserve of Kogui - Arsario and the natural park Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, passing through indigenous settlements. You will cross the Buritaca river, climb the thousand steps to finally arrive at the legendary Ciudad Perdida (Lost City). Total walk is about 6 hours. Meal plan: B, L, D.

Day 5: Breakfast, then tour of the Lost City site. Learn about the pre-Hispanic Tayronas, their culture and customs, and how they adapted to their environment. You can also visit ceremonial houses of the present day Tayronas. En-route it is also possible to take a bath in the Pool of Youth, which, legend has it, has magical powers of preservation. Meal plan: B, L, D.

Day 6: Breakfast at 6:30 am. Then walk to the cabins at Mutanyi where lunch will be served. After lunch you will continue until we arrive at the first campsite where soft drinks and beer will be available. Meal plan: B, L, D.

Day 7: Breakfast at 7:00 am, then leave the campsite at 8am. We walk for approximately 3 hours, taking a rest for one hour at El Mamey where you meet the jeep. From there you will be driven to the entrance of the park and rest for a while and have a snack, continuing to Santa Marta where you will arrive mid-to-late afternoon. Take a deserved rest for the remainder of the evening. Overnight in Santa Marta. Meal plan: B, L.

Day 8: Breakfast, relax. Fly to Bogota. Transfer to city for half a day. Transfer back to airport for onward flight. Meal plan: B.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Tour Highlights:
- Meet remote tribal groups
- Hike through lush thick jungle
- Marvel at the beauty and ingenuity of the Lost City site
- Bathe in natural pools
- Fall asleep to the `jungle chorus'.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Excluding flight: £795
- Including flight: £1,495.

Note: Minimum group of 4 people, unless run as a private trip).

Price Includes:
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- All internal flights
- Ground transport
- Accommodation
- Entrance fees to sites
- All meals on the trek, elsewhere breakfasts (refer to itinerary for meal plan)
- Drivers and guides
- Climate Care contribution.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2009

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