Aug 17, 2008
Aug 16, 2009
Nobody said it was going to be easy but we never thought it was going to be that hard. After missing out on jungle trips in several countries for different reasons we had to settle for tropical rainforest in the north of Colombia. We signed up for the six day trek to Ciudad Perdida (the lost city) without fully realizing what we were getting ourselves in for. It was definitely the toughest trek we have ever attempted and also probably the most rewarding and best. The heat and humidity were overwhelming, the trail slippery muddy and dangerous, the route was always steep uphill or downhill never flat, the mosquitos were rampant and the accomodations were very basic with overcrowded sleeping in hammocks and washing in rivers. On the upside the scenery was breathtaking, our family of guides were great, the lost city itself was amazing, we swam in some really refreshing river pools, and we got to see some cool wildlife. The trek is the only way to get to the lost city and when you are there you are at least two days from the nearest anything so if something goes wrong...well nothing went too wrong. It is relatively untouched with about 20-30 tourists per day seeing the lost city. There are countless river crossings; some that you can hop across and others you have to wade across waist deep in raging currents. We met plenty of the friendly indiginous Kogi tribe along the way and managed to complete the trek in only 5 days making 2 half days of walking into 1 murderous day. We took over 200 pictures which donīt really do it justice.