Discovering the Lost City in Santa Marta is an unforgettable experience. It is visited annually by thousands of tourists, mostly foreigners, who admire the aboriginal architecture of the ancient Tayrona, which in its time was the best example of urban planning among the ancestral peoples.
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the Ciudad Perdida Tayrona, archaeological ruins of an ancient indigenous civilization built around the year 700 and in it you can find circular squares, terraces, stairways, roads and canals made of stone that were the foundations of the Tayrona’s houses made of straw and mud.
The Lost City, also known as Teyuna, is a sacred territory for indigenous peoples, therefore, it has a special energy that makes this destination a magnificent place to purify the soul and recharge clean energies that help us to renew our being.
This excursion to Ciudad Perdida stands out as the ultimate trekking experience in South America and consists of a guided trek through the jungles of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
You can only visit the Ciudad Perdida Tayrona by hiring a tour from one of the tour operators, of which those that work with local and indigenous guides stand out.
The hike is divided into campsites with a rustic cabin feel. At these points, well-deserved rest and lodging is offered, and the appetite is satisfied with meals designed according to the needs of each brave adventurer.
Throughout each day’s excursion, tourists embark on daily hikes of approximately 5 to 7 hours, traversing trails through the jungle and into the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Every year for the month of September, the route to Ciudad Perdida Tayrona is temporarily closed so that this destination can recover and continue to be very sustainable; this decision is made in conjunction with the native indigenous authorities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
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