Ciudad Perdida: Finding Colombia’s Lost City

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Final Thoughts

To be honest, this is an extremely challenging trek. Almost 9 months into my trip, I have done numerous treks, including Torres del Paine in Patagonia and high-altitude treks in the Andean mountain ranges.

Yet, the trek to Ciudad Perdida still ranks as the toughest I have done. On the last day, I lagged behind my group, dragging my feet as I slogged my way up the hill. The sun was relentless and the climate just made the whole situation unbearable. I felt like giving up.

You have been warned.

All tour companies charge the same price; roughly US$300-350 (December 2017). They share the campsites and the food is almost identical, so it comes down to a personal choice. Wiwa tour is the only agency that has an indigenous guide.

I went with Expotur and was satisfied with the service. Even without an indigenous guide, our local guide still taught us about the cultures and even borrowed a poporo from an indigenous man.

A poporo is an object that every indigenous person carries around. I still have no idea what a poporo is exactly, except it is like an identification to them, and something very personal.

We had 12 people in the group but it was a mixture of nationalities and backgrounds, making it a very diverse and fun group.

You can choose to do a 4, 5 or 6-day trek and the price is the same. The longer the trek, the easier it is each day. Though I can’t imagine anyone who wants to stay in a hot and sweaty environment for more days.

And now, it’s your turn.

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