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Ciudad Perdida (5-day Trek)

Ciudad Perdida (5-day Trek)

Hike Columbia

  • Author: mike2013
  • Date Posted: December 18, 2009
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Colombian Army

Me with one of my protectors

Ciudad Perdida was a 5-day hike through the deep jungle of Colombia. “What’s wrong with you?!” asked my Mother when I told her about this Indiana Jones-like trek. It wasn’t that she felt  it was somehow too adventurous and challenging. It was the fact that on this exact same trek, not long ago regular tourists like myself were taken hostage and held captive for several weeks. Eventually they were all let go unharmed. But now the Colombian military has one guy at the front of the tour group (about ten trekkers) and one at the rear—packed with machine guns and ammo out the rear. I guess no one wanted to mess with us, as we didn’t encounter any rebels or cartel groups.

Stairs to Lost City

Finally, we begin the climb to Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City)

Into the Lagoon

Jumping into this lagoon was much needed after being so exhausted and sweaty.

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