The Tayronas inhabited the region of Santa Marta, when the conquistadores built Colombia’s first Spanish city. To save their heritage from the Spaniards and from pirate attacks, they moved to the higher parts of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Nowadays their descendants are still living there, in the highest coast mountains of the world. You can witness these cultures when visiting Ciudad Antigua, an archeological finding of an ancient settlement. You can still find indigenous families living here, as if the Spaniards never arrived to their country. It is assumed that over 5,000 people used to live in this settlement in over 800 houses.
Find out yourself what it feels like to sleep in this special place and in absolute harmony with nature. Similar to the classic Ciudad Perdida hike you will reach the settlement after three days, full of adventure, unbelievable nature and welcoming “campesinos” open their doors for you.
We consider this multiday tour a secret alternative to the Ciudad Perdida hike. It is less known and therefore less crowded, but the same beauty.