Trekking for Five Days to a Remote Lost City in Colombia
La Ciudad Perdida, as it is known in the cloud forests of the Sierra Nevadas near Santa Marta, is a Lost City that was built by the Tayrona Indians and used as a place of refuge between the 11th and 14th centuries. Discovered by pirates less than 30 years ago, the city is reachable only by foot or helicopter. Its remote locale requires a five-day trek through overgrown and dense tropical rainforest and high jungle. En route, you will pass through Kogui villages, where chewing on coca leaves is a pastime. Climbing the several hundred steps to the summit is like passing through a portal. Only butterflies, toucans, and other wildlife await you in this ruined and forgotten city.