30 April 2017
Not for the faint of heart, this trip to Ciudad Perdida, the Lost City in Colombia's Sierra Nevada, is six days of trekking through jungle, wading through rivers and climbing the 1,200 steps to the City. It's all worth it when you get to experience this astonishing place and learn about the history of the Tayrona people who built it over 1,000 years ago.
The adventure begins as you take a private transfer from Santa Marta airport to your hotel in Taganga.
Today you'll pull on your walking boots for your first taste of trekking. This morning you'll make the three-hour walk to el Mamey farm, where you'll stop for lunch before a further two-and-a-half-hour trek along the valley of the Rio Buritaca. There'll be a chance to relax and enjoy a refreshing swim before dinner at the farm where you'll stay overnight in a hammock.
Today you'll enjoy five hours of walking along the trails used by indigenous tribes. Along the way, you'll visit a local village and have many opportunities to stop for a river dip. You'll have dinner and stay overnight in hammocks in Kogi Mamo farm.
Today you'll make the final ascent up hundreds of stone steps to the Lost City. You'll have plenty of time to explore, relax and enjoy lunch before heading back to Kogi Mamo for the night.
You'll continue the trek back today, heading along the valley of the Rio Buritaca.
You'll start the day with a dip in the freshwater pools and waterfalls, before the three-hour walk to Machete Pelao, where you'll stop for lunch before returning to Santa Marta by 4x4.
Today you'll transfer to Santa Marta Airport for your onward journey.
Standard fr £2434pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated