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Private: The Lost City of Colombia

Discover the lost city of Colombia – Ciudad Perdida

If you’re looking to add a great chapter to your book of adventures, you must include the lost city of Colombia. Ciudad Perdida was rediscovered in 1972 by a group of local treasure hunters. These looters found a series of stone steps that lead up a mountain pass and eventually to an abandon ancient Pre-Colombian city. The looters found among the ruins many gold statues and items. Some years later, these Pre-Colombian items started showing up in different black markets around the world. A team from the Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia was able to tell the artifacts were from the northern region of Colombia. In 1976 a team from ICA discovered the site themselves and started conducting an archeological investigation and preservation of the site, which was completed in 1986. It became well known during the excavation that local tribes knew of the site for centuries but kept it a secret from the modern world. The local tribes called the lost city Teyuna and said that it was once the center of a network of villages of up to 8,000 people and inhabited by their ancestors the Tairona. It was determined that the lost city was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest of Colombia in the 1500s.

 

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Group Size: 2
  • Trip Type: Active
  • Duration:
    6 days
  • Group Size:
    2
  • Trip Type:
    Active

From: $1341

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Next Departure: Anytime

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Overview

The lost city consists of 169 terraces, tiled roads, and small circular plazas all carved into the mountainside. To access the city, you must trek through dense jungle, cross rivers, tackle steep ascents and descents, and climb up 1,200 ancient stone steps over 26 miles. If you are ready for the challenge to reach the lost city, FFX Adventures is there to assist and guide you along the way!

 

Highlights

  • Venture off to South America on this quick escape! Discover as if you are Indian Jones or Lara Croft, a lost city in dense Jungles of Colombia. Test your endurance and challenge yourself as you make the journey to reach the ancient city. Explore a site that is 600 years older than Machu Picchu and is not overcrowded with tourists. To get to the lost city of Colombia, you have to be a true adventurer.
  • Explore a site that is 600 years older than Machu Picchu and is not overcrowded with tourists. To get to the lost city of Colombia, you have to be a true adventurer.
  • Our guides are some of the best in the industry. They are licensed professional guides with a deep love for their country and a willingness to show what makes their homeland great.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Santa Marta

Welcome to Santa Marta, Colombia!! This city was founded by Spanish conquistador and explorer Rodrigo de Bastidas in 1525. You will notice upon arrival that this beautiful city is next to the tallest coastal mountain in the world Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. In addition to the jungle-covered mountains near the city, you will find some of Colombia’s best beaches! Upon arrival, an FFX Adventures driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.

Accommodation Hotel Casa de Isabella

Day 2 The Start of a Great Adventure

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 9 am, and you will join a group of adventurers for this epic experience. The transfer time is about 2 hours to El Mamey Village (also known as Machete Pelao). At this point, you will have lunch and begin trekking to Camp 1. The total distance is around 5 miles, and the time to walk this is about 3 hours, depending on your fitness level.

Day 3 Approaching the Lost City

On the second day of the trek, you will walk to Camp 2, where you will have lunch and have time to swim in the river if you fancy. In the afternoon you will walk to El Paraiso Camp, which is the one closer to The Lost City!! The total distance of trekking today is around 8 1/2 miles.

Day 4 The Lost City of Colombia

On Day 3, in the morning, you will venture into the Lost City and explore this magnificent Pre-Colombian site. In the afternoon, you will trek back to El Paraiso Campsite to have lunch and then trek to Campsite #2. The total distance is approximately 9 miles.

Day 5 Out of the Jungle and off the Mountain

Today is the last day on the mountain. You will trek back to El Mamey. A total distance of 8 miles. After lunch, you will transfer back to Santa Marta, where a well-deserved shower and rest are waiting!!!

Day 6 Final day in Colombia

After a good night’s sleep, today you transfer out and go to back to the States or extend for more adventures in Colombia. At the appropriate time, your driver will pick you up to take you to Santa Marta´s Airport.

If you’re interested in an extension in Colombia or any other part of South or Central America, call our office. We have endless options in the Americas as well as across the world.

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Info

Included Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
3 Dinners

Accommodations
2 Nights at Hotel
3 Nights at Camping

Trekking Crew 
1 Private professional licensed English-speaking guide with Porters and Cook

Amenities 
• Welcome greeting at airport.
• Private transfers to and from the airport.

Activities

Guided and escorted trek.

Exclusions

• International airport departure tax

• Any visas required

• Services not mentioned in the itinerary

• Late check out at hotels

• Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

• Drinks with included lunches and dinners

• Tips for leaders, guide and driver

• Expenditure of personal nature

• Personal Insurance

• Optional activities

Additional Notes
You’ll need a good level of fitness for this trip. The distances may not be long, but the altitude makes it much harder than your average uphill hike. The going will be slow as your body adjusts.

Your safety comes first. Our experienced guides will monitor you for any signs of acute mountain sickness. If you show any signs, you’ll descend immediately with a guide.

Although no mountaineering experience is required a good level of physical fitness is necessary. You must be comfortable walking 3-5 hours uphill a day. The better prepared you are, the more you should enjoy it.

We recommend that before your trek  you increase your physical fitness.  Walking, running and stair-climbing will all strengthen your legs and improve your stamina.

Passport and Visas requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

All U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. passport to enter and leave Colombia. U.S. citizens do not need a Colombian visa for a tourist or business stay of 90 days or less. Before the visa expires, you may request an extension of up to 90 days from the Colombian immigration authority

Vaccinations
Please check with the CDC for information on vaccinations at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/colombia or consult your physician.

Personal Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is mandatory for every traveler on an FFX Adventure. Travelers will have to present to the adventure tour leader during the welcome meeting their travel insurance credentials. If a traveler does not have proper travel insurance unfortunately, they will not be allowed to continue on the adventure.

You must have travel insurance with a minimum medical, evacuation, and repatriation coverage of at least USD $200,000 covering all applicable dates of travel with FFX Adventures. This insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expensive. You are strongly recommended to extend your coverage to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of the loss, damage, injury , delay, or inconvenience while traveling. FFX Adventures does not sell travel insurance directly, but we can provide a list of travel insurance providers.

Please call us at or email at 1-833-924-1096 or info@ffxadventures.com for further information

If you need help acquiring flights, please contact our partner Air Treks at https://www.airtreks.com/about/contact/

If you have any questions, feel free to call Air Treks at
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