La Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City) is not only Colombia’s but one of South America’s most iconic treks. And unlike some of the more famous alternatives (the Inca Trail, for example) there is no altitude to contend with! So while it’s a challenging hike, you don’t need to worry about acclimatising. But there are a few things you need to know: it’s hot, it’s humid and the overnight camps are basic. There is no luxury accommodation along the trail! Instead, enjoy the luxury of spectacular scenery, authentic indigenous villages and of course the fabled Lost City itself.
La Ciudad Perdida trek is a fascinating hike through the dense green foliage of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It will take you into remote river valleys to reach isolated indigenous communities. And along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to cool down in crystal clear mountain streams (and you’ll need them, believe us!).
The Lost City can be done as a four-, five- or six-day hike but we recommend five so you can relax the pace and enjoy the beauty of the Colombian jungle. This is a trek that is as much about the journey as it the destination. When you do reach the remote Lost City, you’ll rarely have to share it with more than a dozen others. Perched high on a plateau and with stunning views of the surrounding valleys, Teyuna archaeological park was the heart of the Tayrona civilisation.