Many people told us that if we were visiting Colombia we HAD to do the multi-day trek to Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City) telling us it was the best trek in South America.
They definitely were right!
Four days trekking in the Colombian jungle and reaching the archaeological site of the ancient city has been one of the best things we have ever done and by far our best trek. It rained a lot, was incredibly hot, had millions of mosquitoes and at times was physically demanding, but already I want to go back and do it all over again.
Ciudad Perdida, discovered in 1972, is believed to have been founded in 800 CE (650 years earlier than Machu Picchu). Reached only by a climb of 1,200 stone steps deep within the Sierra Nevada jungle, it used to be the home of the Tairona who abanded the city during the Spanish conquest.
Following the expression, ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’ and a video – well so many more, I decided to create a photo diary sharing our adventure and 4-day trek to this amazing place…
Final leg of the journey…a bit bumpy!
And here is why…Bambi living up to her name and being bambiesque
6am river crossing. The current was very strong and the water very cold
One of our best moments, crossing the river in this…