Everyone wants to visit an undiscovered region before it becomes a hotbed of tourism. Trek the Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) at Teyuna, and have that wish come true. Get firsthand knowledge of the area’s unique culture with an Indigenous guide and an English-speaking travel designer accompanying you the entire way. Together, trek through lush jungles and across streams before stopping at an Indigenous village for a Good-supported community lunch. Arrive at Teyuna and explore the uncrowded ruins at leisure, marvelling at what would have been here in years gone by. Say you got here first and had the Lost City all to yourself.
Max 16- Average 12 travelers
Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. This evening, meet the group and your travel designer for a welcome meeting and set your intention for the trip ahead.
Transfer to Machete Pelao, where the trek to the Lost City of Teyuna begins. Trek through farmland, steamy jungle, and rural Kogi communities. Get a glimpse into the local way of life in the remote river valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Continue trekking along the route to Ciudad Perdida. Today is a tough portion of the trek with a lot of steep inclines, make sure to rest and take in the beautiful views. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon and relax by the river.
Get started early to climb the 1,200 steps up to the Lost City. The view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains makes it well worth the hike. Explore the Lost City and learn what is known of its origins from the indigenous guide, before making the descent back to Wiwa Camp for the night.
Follow the path back through the deep jungle, wind through banana trees, cacao plants and small Kogi communities on the way to Ricardito Camp. The nickname for this camp is vista hermosa or beautiful views, sit back and soak them in.
Head across grassy hills and gentle streams to reach the Gotsezhi Wiwa indigenous community. Enjoy an amazing lunch prepared by women from the community. Learn about Wiwa customs on a village visit and then lounge in a hammock by the river or opt to explore nearby waterfalls. In the afternoon, return to Santa Marta for a well deserved night in a hotel.
Take your flight home at any time. You can also extend your time in Colombia by asking us about options or book in advance another whole journey option.
BASIC – Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transportation; plenty of optional activities.
Hotels (2 nights), Camping (4 nights in hammocks/rustic bunks)
6 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 4 Dinner
Local guides, Travel Designers
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