Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) Adventure Tour

Only since 1976 Ciudad Perdida (The “lost city), like many remote regions of Colombia, remained undiscovered and off-limits to all but the region's indigenous peoples. Before this time this spectacular archaeological site near Colombia’s Northern Caribbean Coast all but vanished into inaccessible regions of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains, a place the indigenous Kogi, Asario, and countless species of flora and fauna call home. The area is replete with lush jungles, spectacular waterfalls and crystal clear mountain streams. Now, the terraces, 1000s of stone stairs, aqueducts and pathways shine through the rainforest like green grassy beacons.

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Ciudad Perdida

Ciudad Perdida was made up of over 250 flat terraces distributed in eight distinct sections of the mountain top, each of which was a space for living, working, storage, and performing religious celebrations. The various sections of Ciudad Perdida were joined by a network of cobbled paths and stairs located on the slopes. Roads, stairs and stone bridges also connected to the cultivation fields. Their wooded huts were built on tiered stone terraces that had a circular shape of five to eight meters in diameter.

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Day1

 

Suggested Itinerary:

When your flight arrives a private van will pick you up at Santa Marta's Simón Bolívar International Airport and take you to your hotel so you can check-in.

 

The rest of the afternoon and evening is up to you. We recommend taking a short trip over to Taganga for a swim in the warm waters of the bay, grab some fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants and in the evening, head up to El Mirador, a great bar and night club with fantastic views of Taganga Bay. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

 

If instead you choose the Santa Marta City Tour, it includes visiting Plaza de Bolivar and Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

 

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Santa Marta - Macheté

Day2

 

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Our Ciudad Perdida AdvenTours are available in several "flavors;" 4-day, 5-day and 6-day options. Since the distance to Ciudad Perdida is the same whichever version you choose, necessarily you will need to hike further and longer in 5 days, and even further per day if you choose the 4 day option. Additionally, the more condensed the journey is, the less time to spot wildlife, enjoy the scenery and interact with the indigenous people of the region. But if you don't have much time and you are in good physical condition, you will have an amazing experience whichever option you choose. ciudad perdiada trail map

 

4, 5 and 6-day options:  On the first day we will pick you up at your hotel and set out on a scenic 2 1/2 hour drive through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to the small rural village of Macheté (the starting point of the trek). After lunch, we’ll begin the first leg of our journey - a 3 hour hike to the first camping area. The vertical accent the first day is about 520 m above sea level. Throughout the entire trek we'll be providing snack and hydration breaks. Upon arrival at our camp sites each night, we'll prepare "bandeja paisa" - a tasty and nutritious typical Colombian dish consisting of rice, beans, meat, fried eggs and plantains, all served with fresh fruit. Beer is available for sale at the first camp site.

Level 3 effort



Trek to Lost City

Day3

 

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meal (B,L,D)

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4-day Option:  The second day will be the longest and most difficult day for the 4-day option. After breakfast we set out on a 7 hour trek to reach our next camping area - passing an indigenous village and crossing the clear and cold waters of the Buritaca river. Fresh fruit and plenty of water, juice and coffee are supplied along the way. This destination will be the third and last camp before getting to Ciudad Perdida. There will be plenty of time to relax and get acquainted with fellow trekkers.

Level 5 effort

 

5 and 6-day Option:  The second day we trek 4 hours to our next camping area, passing an indigenous Kogi village along the way. Fresh fruit and plenty of water, juice and coffee will be provided. There will be plenty of time to relax and get acquainted with fellow trekkers and take a swim in clean waters of the nearby river.

Level 4 effort



Trek to Lost City

Day4

 

Included:

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meal (B,L,D)

drink Soft drinks, water, juice, coffee

 

 

4 Day Option:  Starting early in the morning, we will begin climbing an estimated 660 m . The final push to Ciudad Perdida will be one step at a time, climbing up 1200 unevenly shaped steps. Upon reaching the summit, we will have magnificent views overlooking beautiful lush jungles, rugged mountainous terrain and the awe-inspiring mossy green beacon of Ciudad Perdida. You will have about 3 1/2 hours to explore the impressive ruins before heading back to camp for the night.

Level 4 effort

 

5 and 6-day Option:  This is one of the most challenging days of the trek crossing the Buritaca River, finishing the 4 1/2 hours hike when we reach the third camp where we will spend the night.

Level 3 effort



Trek to Lost City

Day5

 

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meal (B,L,D)

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4 Day Option:  We will be heading home on the fourth day after making it back to the small town of Machaté after (5-6) hours of trekking, then returning back to Santa Marta.

Level 4 effort

 

5 and 6-day Option:  Starting early in the morning we will begin climbing an estimated 660 meters higher than the start. The final push to Ciudad Perdida will be one step at a time, climbing up 1200 unevenly shaped steps. Upon reaching the summit, we will have magnificent views overlooking beautiful lush jungles, rugged mist covered mountainous terrain and the awe inspiring mossy green beacon of Ciudad Perdida. You will have about 3 1/2 hours to explore the magnificent ruins before heading back to camp for the night.

Level 3 effort



Trek to Lost City

Day6

 

Included:

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meal (B,L,D)

drink Soft drinks, water, juice, coffee

 

5-day Option:  After breakfast, we will trek about 5 hours back to Macheté where our transportation is waiting to take us back to Santa Marta.

Level 4 effort

 

6-day Option:  On this day we will trek 3-4 hours through beautiful lush jungles back to the encampment where we stayed the first night .

Level 3 effort



Trek to Lost City

Day7

 

Included:

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meal (B,L,D)

drink Soft drinks, water, juice, coffee

 

6 day Option:  On this day we have a short but demanding 2-3 hour trek back to the starting point where transportation will be waiting to return you back to Santa Marta.

Level 3 effort



Asterisk The itinerary may change according to climate conditions.

 

Asterisk Aspects of the itinerary may change to accommodate country and city of origin.

 

 

Add activities: Make your Colombia Adventour even more interesting with these add-on activities. Simply choose the ones you like and we will automatically add them to your package.

Add extra days: As long as you are so close, consider adding one or more extra days to that part of the itinerary to accommodate the extra activities and short tours.

 
Santa Marta's El Rodadero Beach photo by Roj Ecco

Santa Marta/Taganga + day(s)

There are plenty of fun and interesting activities and short tours to do around Santa Marta. Check out what's available and consider adding another day to this part of the itinerary.


Included:

• Accommodations

• Breakfast(s)

• Transfers to locations & activities

 
Price is each way for a minimum of two people together
+ US$ 120
per person
Fishing sailfish the Caribbean Colombia

Santa Marta/Taganga

Sport Fishing

3.5 hours

There are a number of great spots near Santa Marta and Taganga where you can catch Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Black fin Tuna, Yellow-fin Tuna, Kingfish and Barracuda among others.

 

Included:

  • • Expert fishing guide
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
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  • Arrange to have your catch prepared for you any way you like it. FRESH Sushi or Ceviche anyone?
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 120
per person
Blue Tang

Santa Marta/Taganga

Snorkeling in the Caribbean

4 hours

The waters off the coast of Taganga and Tayrona National Park are ideal for snorkeling because they are clear, warm and filled with marine life. Since most of the reef's fauna is above 50 ft you will be able to see a plethora of marine life even from the safety of the surface.

 

Included:

  • • Expert instructor/guide
  • • Mask, fins and snorkel rental
  • • Snacks, Juices and water
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 45
per person
Hawksbill

Santa Marta/Taganga

Scuba Diving

4 hours

This part of the southern Caribbean is one of the most beautiful aquatic scenes in the world thanks to the multitude of wildlife that can be seen there including sea turtles, octopus, large schools of fish and a wide variety of corals.

 

Included:

  • • Expert diving instructor/guide
  • • Full scuba equipment package
  • • Snacks, Juices and water
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 65
per person
Cabo de la Vela

Santa Marta/Taganga

Mountain Biking the Sierra Nevadas

8 hours

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain area is world renowned as being one of the best places in the world to mountain bike. This tour includes a challenging 25 miles of pure downhill, crossing 3 different climatic zones and accompanied by jaw dropping beautiful views of the mountains and forests all the way to the Caribbean Sea. Not into the "challenging" part? Our mountain-bike tours come in three flavors – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

 

Included:

  • • Expert bilingual guide
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
  • • Full suspension mountain bike
  • • Helmet and pads
  • • Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water
  • • Entrance fees
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 45
per person
Don Diego River photo by Cedric Favero

Santa Marta

Tayronaka River Adventure

6-8 hours

Enjoy vivid natural green landscapes and with their unique secrets. The lands surrounding the Don Diego River are among the last places on earth that still retain their virgin forests. This activity provides a uniquely intimate experience with our natural world as you float down the river in kayaks or inner tubes (your choice) to the sea. On this journey, you can see howler monkeys, a huge variety of birds, butterflies, reptiles, and mammals as they come to the shores of the river to drink from the clean and refreshing waters.

 
Included:

• Expert bilingual guide

• Kayaks or inner tubes

• Transfers to locations & activities

• Entrance into all parks

• Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water

 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.

+ US$ 55
per person
Ciudad Perdida Lost City Colombia

Santa Marta

Lost City Adventure (Cuidad Perdida)

4-6 days

Our Lost City AdvenTour is the "pinnacle" of adventure tours for Colombia. Hiking trails meander through virgin rainforests, crossing rivers, streams, and waterfalls where you can take refreshing and invigorating swims. This is an unparalleled opportunity to behold the incredible biological diversity of Colombia’s coastal forests. This is a journey met for moderately in shape people, but efforts are rewarded upon your arrival at the magical and ancient site that is “Ciudad Perdida."

 

Included:

• Expert Spanish speaking guide

• 3 meals per day

• Fruit juices, coffee and water

• Lodging in tents and fincas

Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.
+ US$ 365
per person

See details of your trip:
Santa Marta and Trek to Ciudad Perdida - 4 - 6 days

Destinations

Santa Marta - Ciudad Perdida

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Total investment per person

US$ 475

Total Investment

US$ 475

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  • Hot and cold shower
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  • Work desk
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  • Wet sauna and steam room
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