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South America's Hottest Ancient Trek: The Lost City

For some of you, a vacation means as much to relax as it is to get your muscles moving. Since South America is a continent where untouched nature still reigns supreme in many areas, it has really become a destination for hikers.


For some of you, a vacation means as much to relax as it is to get your muscles moving. Since South America is a continent where untouched nature still reigns supreme in many areas, it has really become a destination for hikers. But you might be saying, I've already completed the 6-day Roraima tablemountains trek in Venezuela, the W trek in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, and the legendary Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, what else is there to do? Well, the hike to the Lost City in Colombia is our resounding suggestion for those who want something new!

The Lost City trek takes 5 days and 4 nights, although very fit hikers may be able to do it in 4 days and 3 nights. Located on the Caribbean coast just a short drive from Cartagena and the renowned National Park Tayrona, the Lost City was once a bustling city for the Tayrona people over 800 years ago. That's right, the ruins are even older than the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu! After its height of existence, the old city laid in ruins for centuries, undisturbed until 1972 when it was discovered by a group of curious looters and treasure hunters.

Today, visitors are able to reach Ciudad Perdida only by foot, meaning access is as exclusive as it is rewarding. Shaded by the tropical forest along your path and warmed by the sun that peeks through the foliage, trekkers will also enjoy stops at indigenous villages and the various rivers along the way where we dare you to resist a refreshing dip! Accompanied by our expert guides, strong porters, good company of other hikers in your group, and your own set of durable hiking boots, the days will pass in no time. Every night, your crew will set up your hammocks and tents for you, and also cook you delicious meals that will make you wonder how it is possible so far from the rest of civilization.

As the trek to the Lost City is on mountanous terrain and through steamy, humid forest, we recommend you to be fairly fit and able to embark on this challenge. Once you reach the ancient site at the end, you will surely feel that the hard work was worth it!



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