Ciudad Perdida (Lost City)
The Lost City or Ciudad Perdida is an ancient village in ruins, thought to have been built in 800 AD, over 650 years before the famous Machu Picchu. It was discovered only in 1972 by a small group of treasure seekers who were searching in the forest. This hike is over 28 miles (45 kilometres) long, and is usually undertaken over a period of four to six days. The hike should be done with a tour guide; indigenous individuals from the Arhuaco, Koguis, and Wiwas communities often lead the tours. This hike goes through the rainforests and up mountains, streams and rivers.