Travel Module: The Lost City

THE LOST CITY: A HIDDEN TREASURE

from EUR 298 p.P. (incl. FB) per Person:
 
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Itinerary Description

The Lost City was discovered in 1976 by a group of archaeologists from the Colombian Institute of Anthropology headed by Gilberto Cadavid and Luisa Fernanda Herrera. Recent archaeological research in 2006 on the site indicate that this city was founded around 660 A.D. and was abandoned between 1550 to 1600 A.D. It is one of the most important cities of the 250 Tayrona villages discovered on the north and northeast part of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. In the surrounding area, 26 villages were found, and in some of these sites archaeological excavations were carried out. It is located between 900 to 1200 meters high on the heights of the Cerro Correa in the northern region of the Sierra Nevada, on the right bank of the Rio Buritaca. This region is called Teyuna by the natives and, therefore, its full name is Archaeological Park of the Lost City – Teyuna. The site has complex construction systems, cobbled roads, stairs and walls linked by a series of terraces and platforms on which have been built ceremonial centers, homes and pantries. All structures discovered so far occupy an area of about 35 hectares. Since it has been discovered, all the area has been run by the Colombian Institute of Anthropology as a National Archaeological Park.

Estimated walking time per day: 6.5 – 8 km / 4 to 7 hrs. approx.
Important Requirements: Fitness, team spirit, and willingness to compromise on comfort are important prerequisites for this tour.
Available languages: English, and Spanish
Start: min. 1 Participant
Difficulty: Medium

 


Itinerary Summary

 

Day Program
1 Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 4 hrs., 500m↑↓
2 Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 4 hrs., 450m↑↓
3 Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 5 hrs., 550m↑↓
4 Visit to the Lost City, estimated walking time 7 hrs., 600 m↑1000m↓
5 Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 6 hrs., 500 m↓

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Accomodation

Place Guesthouse
Sierra Nevada Adáns Farm
Sierra Nevada Gabriels Farm
Sierra Nevada Rumaldos Farm
Sierra Nevada Adáns Farm

 

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B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Day 1 – Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 4h, 550 m↑↓

Departure in the morning from the hotel. If you have large bags or valuables, you can leave them in the office; we have a special place and a safe to keep them. Departure in jeep to the town called Machete Pelao. 12:00pm light Lunch in the village before the trek. Walk for 30 minutes to a natural pool where you can swim and enjoy nature. Then begins the walk for three hours to the first farm, where you will spend the first night. A full meal is prepared and before resting, the guide will find the whole group to make a briefing about the next day.

Includes: (-/L/D), Hotel Pick-up, all Transfers, spanisch Tour Guide und accomodation. Optional: Englisch Tour Guide.

Adáns Farm – Basic Camping
Accomodation in Hammocks with mosquito nets and wool blankets.

Day 2 – Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 4h, 450 m↑↓

Today  you will wake up early to eat a full breakfast and get ready to start the walk to the farm two. Depending on the time of year and the stars, we can visit the town Kogui Mutanyi. They still live in the traditional manner, protecting their culture and beliefs. You must respect the way they live. After a short break to meet them (if possible), you continue the walk for three hours to reach the river Buritaca,and the farm. Enjoy free time to swim and enjoy nature. Back at the farm, dinner will be ready and again, the guide will make a briefing and answer questions or concerns about the tour and the new environment you are discovering in those days.

Includes: (F/M/A), spanisch Tour Guide und accomodation.  Optional: English Tour Guide.

Gabriels Farm – Basic Camping
Accomodation in Hammocks with mosquito nets and wool blankets.

Day 3 – Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 5h, 550 m↑↓

On the third day you arrive the farm of Mamo Rumaldo, the highest religious authority from this region. If you are lucky you will have the opportunity to talk to him and learn more about their culture. During the tour you will be escorted by your guide who will report the permissible subjects and things that may come to disturb the natives. Today we cross the river on four occasions and of course you will have time to refresh. The information session will be very special that night.The tour guide will explain the course of the next day to reach the Lost City.

Includes: (F/M/A), spanisch Tour Guide und accomodation.  Optional: English Tour Guide.

Rumaldos Farm – Basic Camping
Accomodation in Hammocks with mosquito nets and wool blankets.

Day 4 – Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 7h, 600 m↑, 1000 m↓

Today you will visit the Lost City, located at 1200 meters above sea level and after climbing 1200 steps to get there. An incredible feeling will overwhelm you, all knowledge of a culture that is hid to survive Spanish invasion, an incredible place in the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. For about three hours, the guide will give information about the building, the way of life of indigenous people up there, the knowledge of that culture, and much more. Then a free time will be allowed to take pictures and enjoy the landscape. Leaving the site you will walk back to the farm two where you will spend the fourth and final night in the Sierra Nevada.

Includes: (F/M/A), spanisch Tour Guide und accomodation.  Optional: English Tour Guide.

Finca von Adán – Basic Camping
Accomodation in Hammocks with mosquito nets and wool blankets.

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Tag 5 – Lost City Trek, estimated walking time 6h, 500 m↑↓

The fifth and final day, rise early to return to Mamey by a walk of about 6 or 7 hours. From there, a special lunch will be prepared and will be a unique moment to enjoy and converse with your fellow walkers on the amazing experience you just live in the Sierra Nevada. The jeep will be waiting to bring you back again to Santa Marta or Taganga between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Includes: (F/L/-),  all Transfers and spanisch Tour Guide. Optional: English Tour Guide.

Price per person

from EUR 298 p.P. (incl. FB)

The price quoted above is an approximate price per person and can differ based on your actual date and month of visit.
(+ 15% high season. High Season: Easter + 15/12 to 15/01)

Start: daily from 1 participant

*On request we can book international flight tickets for you.

Services includes

  • Hotel Pick-up
  • 4 nights in Farms, accomodation in hammocks
  • All Meals included
  • Spanish guidance
  • All activities as shown in the detail itinerary
  • All Fees and taxes
  • Travel insurance

Not Included

  • × International Flights*
  • × As in program indicated optional services
  • × Personal expenses and tips
  • × Optional: English guidance (EUR 98 for all Days)
  • × Porter (EUR 85 for all Days)