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What date and why is the Lost City closed?

The route to Ciudad Perdida is one of the most fascinating and exciting destinations for all those travelers who like hiking. It is located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the north of Colombia next to the Caribbean Sea. Sacred and historical place for various indigenous peoples who still inhabit the Sierra Nevada.

Since 2012 it has been closed every month of September, from September 1 to 30.

The closure for the year 2023, will be from September 1 to September 30, trips to Ciudad Perdida begin from October 1, 2023. It is the only closure date, not to be confused with the closures of Tayrona Park, there are two different destinations.

The reason for the closure of the route to Ciudad Perdida?

The indigenous authorities request this date to be able to carry out a traditional ceremony of cleaning, organization and care of the route and the archaeological site, since for the communities of the area, this place is an important site.

Generally the last group travels from August 28 to August 31, a 4-day tour, since from September 1, there should not be any travelers on the route to Ciudad Perdida. The tour starts again from October 1st. It is advisable to reserve your quota in advance since after the closure, many travelers will wait the first day to travel and there will be a lot of reservation requests.

What is done within that date in Ciudad Perdida?

Generally, the spiritual leaders of the indigenous communities meet, pay tribute to Mother Earth, release bad energy to protect travelers, and allow nature to recover its space. Animals like jaguars, tukans and howler monkeys come out so that nature can rest.

All the companies that operate on the route to Ciudad Perdida respect and support this initiative of care and rest for the route.

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