"The Lost City in the Jungle" Ciudad Perdida by jungles
Ciudad Perdida Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 203 photos
The trek to Ciudad Perdida is a wonderful adventure and is a highlight of Colombia that should not be missed by anyone who is fit enough to hike through the jungle for six days. The ruins, though known to the local Tayrona indians for hundreds of years, were not discovered by the rest of the world until 1972, when a group of grave robbers searching for treasure stumbled upon the 1200 moss-covered steps that lead to the ancient city, which they called Green Hell. Three years later, after items like gold figurines and ceramic urns had turned up on the black market, the Colombian government announced the discovery of what it called Ciudad Perdida: the Lost City.
Throughout the trek the scenery is beautiful, and there are also plenty of opportunities to experience the local culture, whether it's a visit to a Tayrona village or a makeshift cocaine factory. If you are lucky with the group you join, you may also make some great friends along the way. There are so many great aspects of the trek that it would be worthwhile even without the ruins, though they are certainly beautiful.
- Pros:Beautiful ruins, scenery, and local culture
- Cons:The terrible mosquitoes. Getting lost on my own was no fun either.
- In a nutshell:A fantastic adventure for anyone who fancies they have a bit of Indiana Jones in them.
On the way to the ruins you will have to cross back and forth across the river several times. The guides will be there... more travel advice
What is perhaps even more impressive than the ruins themselves is the amazing landscape that surrounds them. The city... more travel advice
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