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  • Explore the ruins of an ancient Prehispanic City known as the Lost City Teyuna, in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve of Man and Humanity.
  • Enjoy a fantastic 5/6 days trekking through the forest in the world’s highest mountain on the shores of the sea.

Tour details:

  • Duration of the trip: 6, 7 or 8 days (4, 5 or 6 trekking days), you decide, the price is the same. Keep in mind that you have to arrive the day before to the expedition and that you surely want to stay another day in the fascinating Taganga town, and also it depends on your fitness!!
  • Trekking time: Up to 6 hours crossing the jungle
  • Distance: 9 to 18 kms each day
  • Ecosystem: Rain forest
  • Climate: Warm and humid with an average temperature of 26°C
  • Elevation above sea level: 100 – 1.122 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l)

The Archaeological Park Teyuna, also known as “Lost City”, home of the Tayrona people, the most monumental pre-Columbian civilization of the country, is located in this sierra.

This magnificent sierra, with its snow-covered summits, is the tallest coastal mountain in the world. It also has the two highest peaks in Colombia. At present, nearly 30.000 Indians from the Kogi, Arhuaco, Kakuamo and Wiwa cultures live here. The Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta was declared by Unesco as a Reserve of Biosphere, Man and Humankind in 1979.

Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for “Lost City”) is the archaeological site of an ancient city. It is believed to have been founded about 800 AD, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu. This location is also known as Buritaca and the Native Americans call it Teyuna.

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” or “Wide Set”. When gold figurines and ceramic urns from this city began to appear in the local black market, authorities revealed the site in 1975.

Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas. The entrance can only be accessed by a climb up some 1,200 stone steps through dense jungle.


This trip departs each day throughout the year.


COP $1.190.0000,00 per person

How to book

This expedition is classified as a “Solo Adventure” (read here all the information about this type of expeditions). You can book it any date of the year. For bookings, please email us to

What’s included
  • Transfer Taganga – Machete Pelao – Taganga / 4×4 / Truck
  • 3, 4 or 5 nights accommodation (according to the selected plan) in hammocks or beds at Cottage  (Indian huts) (includes hammocks /  does not include sleeping bag)
  • 2 Hotel nights at Taganga
  • National Park Permit
  • All meals and Snacks, except lunch and dinner first day and dinner last trekking day
  • Medical insurance
  • Guidance and logistics during the expedition. The guidance is made by local guides who know the territory like no one! The guides prepare all meals during the expedition, the food is basic, if you have special requirements as regard to food please let us know.
What's not included
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips
  • Porters or mules
  • Additional drinks
  • Local, national or international calls
  • Activities not included in the itinerary


*For 5 days and 4 nights program, remove day 4 for previous itinerary.

*The following itinerary is for the purpose of general information and may change without notice according to weather conditions or contingencies that may arise.

*This is a typical itinerary for 5 trekking days expeditions.

*For the 4 trekking days expedition, day 4th is removed in the following itinerary.

*For the 6 trekking days expeditions, we divide day 6th in two days

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7


Travel tips
  • Be previously vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus.
  • Don’t bring items that are typically used by the military (i.e. camouflage clothing).
  • Don’t bring or take toxic, psychoactive or hallucinogenic and alcoholic substances.
  • Bring the least amount of wrappers, cans or glass.
  • Don’t bring jewelry or valuables – Rolex watches and Cartier earrings; please leave them at home!
  • During the trek, don’t separate from the group and don’t remain alone at any time.
  • Bear in mind that we will be staying in a very remote place and our hosts will do everything for us as best as they can, given the local conditions and culture.

Personal equipment list:

  • Day pack – 30 / 40 lt.
  • Back packing / Trekking boots
  • Seeping bag (optional)
  • Head lamp and extra batteries
  • 1 lt Water containers (Nalgene type) or Camel Back
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Small towel
  • Sun block # 60/100
  • Hat/Cap
  • Camera
  • Identity documents (passport)
  • Personal medicine
  • Sandals
  • Swimming suit
  • Rain coat /plastic poncho
  • Insect Repellent

Note: Keep all your clothing and equipment in plastic bags