Trekking in Colombia
The trek to Colombia's Lost City or Ciudad Perdida is one of South America's classic trips. The Lost City is made up of terraced complexes, bridges, paths and aqueducts. It's believed to have been built by the Tayrona people around 800 AD. It's a tough five day trek through steamy jungle ascending the slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
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The trek to Colombia's Lost City is one of South America's classic trips. Trek through nature-filled jungles, hills and river valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and visit colonial towns and secluded beaches. See indigenous ruins and explore the beautifully wild Tayrona National Park, and the colourful streets of Bogota and Cartagena. Stay in picturesque villages including Salento and La Florida.
"One of the best tour leaders we have had. His experience, knowledge, contacts and fun outlook made the trip all the more enjoyable - he even arranged for us to meet a member of the indigenous community." James Harvey, The Lost City and Beyond
Trekking conditions are usually straightforward, on good linking paths with several ascents and descents. The Lost City trek can be muddy with crossings of streams. To get the most out of this trip you should be in good physical condition. Accommodation is a mix of simple but comfortable hotels, lodges, refuges and hammocks.
The best time of year to visit Colombia is from November to February as these are the driest months and the track to the Lost City will be less muddy. Climate varies significantly from place to place and the country?s proximity to the equator keeps temperatures stable throughout the year.
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