- 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.
- 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.