The Lost City, Colombia

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The Lost City is located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta coastal range, a unique nature sanctuary. It rises from the Caribbean Sea and is crowned with snow peaks at 5,775 meters high, making it the tallest coastal mountain range in the world. Four Tayrona indigenous communities reside in the mountain (Kankuamo, Kogui, Wiwa y Arhuaco), each representing different cultural constructions, traditions and dialects.

It’s believed The Lost City was founded around 800 CE, about 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu. In 1979 it was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. This incredible place is surrounded by crystalline rivers with fresh and powerful currents. Not only do thousands of species inhabit the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, but they do so in a complex landscape of buildings, cobbled paths, stairs and walls interconnected by a series of terraces and platforms that make up the Lost City. This ancient settlement is where ceremonial centers, homes and food storage sites were built.

There are no hotels or internet in the indigenous communities, and electricity is scarce, sometimes there is none. The Lost City is the ideal place to reconnect with nature, stemming from the heart of Colombia. The traditions, customs and stories of its ancestors will leave you in awe

Access to Lost City

To access this scenic place, take the Troncal del Caribe highway from Santa Marta. This will be followed by a 3-hour road trip to a small town called El Mamey. After the road trip, the real journey begins by trekking deep into the jungle. This is a challenging route, and you will have to walk 4 - 6 hours a day. It is advisable that you are in good physical condition.

However, the final destination is worth the journey. In the Lost City you can walk along stone paths towards the circular terraces that characterize the Tayrona architecture. Dare to practice your trekking, connect with nature and learn about the culture and history of the indigenous communities inside a stone city that sprouts like a miracle in the middle of the jungle.

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