Columbia’s Lost City Trek will take you from the bustling streets of Bogota and deep into the jungle of the Tayrona National Park in the North of Colombia. Bogota is Colombia’s bustling capital city, at 2,600 meters. Discover the picturesque atmosphere of Paloquemao market and the bohemian lifestyle of La Candelaria, the colonial district. Afterwards, fly to Santa Marta, on the Caribbean coast, one of the oldest city in Colombia and final resting place of Simon Bolivar.
From here you will embark on a 5 days trek to ‘La Cuidad Perdida’, the Lost City of Kogis Indians. The Ciudad Perdida is the archaeological site of an ancient city in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada. It is believed to have been founded about 800 CE, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu. Ciudad Perdida was discovered in 1972 when a group of local treasure looters found a series of stone steps rising up the mountainside and followed them to an abandoned city which they named “Green Hell”. When gold figurines and ceramic urns from this city began to appear in the local black market, archaeologists reached the site in 1976 and completed reconstruction between 1976-1982.
Highlights: Bogota, Santa Marta, Tayrona NP, Ciudad Perdida.
Accommodation: Camp during the trek and 3* hotel in Bogota and Santa Marta.
Mandatory specialist Equipment: Travel Insurance, Sleeping bag comfort -5c, sleeping mat, High-Grade Trekking boots, Thermal underwears, Down Jacket, headlight, gloves, sun-cream, hat Mosquito repellent.