The Lost City Adventure

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The Lost City Adventure

Duration

9 Days / 8 Nights

Package Type

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Adventure

Activity Level

Activity Level

High

Wildlife expectation

Physical Difficulty

Wildlife expectation

Cultural rating

Wildlife expectation

Wildlife expectation

Specialist

Travel specialist

Claire
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The incredible Lost City Reserve is one of the most remote experiences in Colombia. Hidden deep in the Sierra Nevada jungle, the Lost City was built by the Tairona people over 1000 years ago. The only way to arrive at this city is to hike, making it perfect for adventurous nature lovers, winding through banana plantations, dangling vines and through the coffee-growing region. Once a cocaine-producing region, the discovery of the Lost City in 1970, has given the local communities a more legitimate source of income, with tourism to the area on the increase. By travelling to this remote jungle region, you are helping local indigenous people thrive, while you get totally off the beaten track!

Special features of our Lost City Adventure tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Adventure, Activities, Trekking, Off the beaten track.

Places to Visit:  Santa Marta, Ciudad Perdida, Tayrona, Cartagena

Duration:  9 Days and 8 Nights. 

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation:  3 star hotels wherever available and sleeping in hammocks in the Lost City area. There is no hot water in this remote area and bathrooms are shared. This is an ecological destination, so services are basic yet comfortable, clean and safe.

DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE

Today is arrival day from Bogota or another Colombian airport to Santa Marta. We will collect you from the airport and take you to the hotel in Santa Marta.

    Today we will leave the city of Santa Marta, at 9:00 am to take the shuttle service to the town of Machete, to begin our hike to the Lost City. We will hike for approx. 3.5 hours along the spectacular route of the Sierra, the longest in Colombia and one of the most beautiful in the world. After a light lunch beside the River Mamey and then an optional dip in the river to cool off, we will continue on our hike. In the afternoon we will arrive at the first campsite where we will spend t...

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      Today we will wake up at 7:30 am and after breakfast, we will continue on our way through the Sierra, passing through some native communities inhabited by The Mutanyi and Koguis indigenous people. We can swim in the rivers of the Sierra and then head to the 2nd campsite at Mamo Rumualdo.  In the afternoon, we will visit the village of Koskuguenga for an authentic local experience. We will have dinner and learn more about the indigenous Tayrona Culture in Mamo Rumualdo. Tonight, w...

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        After breakfast, we will cross the river to one of the most mystical, mysterious, and ancient places on the planet, climbing the 1,183 stairs to the Lost City. We will have a guided tour of this incredible ancient citadel where we will visit its terraces, roads and water channels. We will then return to the campsite at Mamo Rumualdo for the evening. 

          Today we will head out to explore more of the spectacular Lost City. After lunch, we will hike back towards the first campsite for the return journey. We will then be taken by car to Tayrona, where we will spend the evening.

            After breakfast we will head by road to the amazing city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. 

              Today you can enjoy a free day to explore this amazing port and see it's many historical attractions.

                Today, we will visit Cartagena's colonial district, starting in The Parque Bolívar, which is surrounded by large trees and four impressive fountains, with a statue of El Libertador as the centrepiece. Around the square, the Gold Museum exhibits pre-Hispanic objects, and the Palace of the Inquisition, with its impressive baroque entrance. This building housed the prison and torture chambers for the alleged opponents of the Catholic Church. The visit continues to the Santo Doming...

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                  After breakfast, we will take you to the airport for your flight home or onto your next exciting destination!


                    WHAT'S INCLUDED

                    • Private transport according chosen option, Santa Marta- Mamey or Machete Pelao -Tayrona
                    • Accommodation in carp or hammocks or bunk beds with mosquito nets. 
                    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and fruit. 
                    • Entrance to the Archaeological Park of the Lost City. 
                    • Contributions to the farming and indigenous community.  
                    • Expert local guide in the area, cook and porters.  
                    • Mule for luggage between camp 1 and camp 2. 3 must carry a small charge each passenger baggage.
                    • Travel insurance.  

                     

                    WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                    • Extra expenses not indicated in description.
                    • Internal Flights
                    • Airport Tax
                    • Tips and gratuities.
                    • Medical Insurance

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