View of the town, showcasing Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción

Barichara – A mountain town gem

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Declared a National Monument in 1975, Barichara is often described as one of the “prettiest towns in Colombia”, and this sleepy, mountain town certainly lives up to the hype. The cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings, brightly painted doors and red tiled rooves combine to make it the most picturesque colonial town we have ever seen. Perched […]

Trip Report from our trek to La Cuidad Perdida (the Lost City)

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This Trip Report provides a detailed breakdown of our 4-day trek from El Mamey (Machete) to the lost city and back again, including our top tips, information about the camps and river crossings. It is predominantly written for the benefit of those considering trekking this route, but if you are happy taking an armchair tour of the trek then you should take a peek at Bambi’s photo diary of our jungle adventure to La Cuidad Perdida

The start of the Camino Real trail from the North-Western edge of Barichara

Trek from Barichara to Guane, along the stunning Camino Real trail

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Originally built by the Guane indigenous people hundreds of years ago, the ‘Camino Real’ trail is part of a vast ~1,000km ancient cobblestone road network that runs throughout the Santander region of Colombia. The cobblestones, some of which are over 3 meters wide, served in the region to transport products such as anise, tobacco, cotton and fruits. […]