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Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) - Best Tours & Trips 2019

9 trips to Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) tours from 4 tour companies. 105 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.
Situated high in the Sierra Nevada region of Colombia, Ciudad Perdida (meaning "The Lost City" in Spanish) is believed to have been founded in the 800s CE - roughly 600 years prior to it's more famous cousin Machu Picchu. Today only a few treks heading to Ciudad Perdida, but it's on the way to becoming just as popular as Machu Picchu. Hurry and reserve your trip now!
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Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City

G Adventures
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
22 days
$ 144 / day
$ 3,554
From : $ 4,265
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Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover the different neighbourhoods of bogotá
  • Savour the tastes and aromas of colombian coffee
  • Learn the history of medellín
  • Relax on the beach in santa marta
  • Hike to the lost city
  • Spend time with the gotsezhi wiwa indigenous community
  • Discover the beauty in tayrona national park
Visits:
Caribbean, Cartagena, Teyuna, Sierra Nevada, Colombia
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The Lost City of Choquequirao

Exodus Travels
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15 days
$ 163 / day
$ 2,449
From : $ 3,306
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Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Quiet trekking trails (without the permit and other restrictions that are imposed on the Inca Trail)
  • Choquequirao - larger than, and one of the best-preserved Inca ruins after Machu Picchu
  • Diversity of scenery; from cloud forests and canyons to high passes and 6000m peaks of the Vilcabamba Range
  • Guided tours of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
  • Time to explore historic Cuzco
Visits:
Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City

G Adventures
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 137 / day
$ 2,039
From : $ 2,581
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Wander the old walled city of cartagena
  • Sip a cold beverage by the caribbean sea
  • Learn about wiwa customs on a village visit
  • Hike through the lush jungle to the lost city
Visits:
Caribbean, Cartagena, Teyuna, Machu Picchu, Sierra Nevada, Colombia
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Colombia - Lost City Trekking

G Adventures
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7 days
$ 114 / day
$ 639
From : $ 1,119
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Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Climb 1
  • 200 steps to reach the lost city of teyuna
  • Enjoy spectacular jungle scenery along the trek
  • Swim in the cool buritaca river
  • Watch hummingbirds in the trees from the comfort of a hammock
Visits:
Teyuna, Sierra Nevada, Colombia
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Lost City Trek 6 Days

6 days
$ 142 / day
$ 850
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Visit El Mamey and Santa Marta
  • Discover Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • Visit Columbia’s Natural park Tayrona National Natural Park
Visits:
Colombia
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Lost City Trekking 5 days

5 days
$ 170 / day
$ 850
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Visit Santa Marta
  • Enjoy the nature view near Buritaca River
  • Discover Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • Explore El Mamey
Visits:
Colombia
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Trekking to Ciudad Perdida 4 Days

4 days
$ 213 / day
$ 850
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • Visit El Mamey and Santa Marta
  • Discover Tayrona National Natural Park
  • Have lifetime experience in the magic Sierra Nevada
  • Experience the Trek in Ciudad Perdida
Visits:
Colombia
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Lost City 5 days

5 days
$ 63 / day
$ 313
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Visit Santa Marta
  • Discover lost city Teizhuna
  • Explore Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • Visit Buritaca River
Visits:
Colombia
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Lost City 4 Days

4 days
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Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Visit Santa Marta
  • Discover Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • Explore Tayrona
Visits:
Colombia
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Walking through the Colombian jungle, feeling like an explorer and learning about the areas natural and human history

Exploring the archaeological ruins of Ciudad Perdida

Meeting members of the local indigenous communities and learning about their culture

Discovering the unique biodiversity of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, declared an UNESCO biosphere reserve in the 1970s

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Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) Trip Reviews

105 Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) Tour Reviews - Summary 100% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 63
Great 42
Average 0
Disappointing 0
Terrible 0
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4.6
Guide
4.6
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.6
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.6

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The Lost City of Chocquequiaro

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

This is a challenging hike. The altitude makes the steep ascents and descents
very demanding. But the scenery and the access to Inca sites that aren't
crawling in tourists makes it worth it. After having Choquequiaro to
ourselves for a full day the hordes of tourists at Machu Pichu were
definitely frustrating.
The full day that we got to spend at Choquequiro exploring the site.


Tomas has lots of experience, and a great sense of humour. Our sense was that
he might be bored with the guide routine, and the constant questions of
clients. Didn't get the sense of personal connection that we have had with
other guides on previous trips.
Assistant guide Jhonny still has lots of work to do on his knowledge, but was
very enthusiastic and I think the group felt a closer connection with him.


Really do need to respect the altitude! Slowly, Slowly is the way to approach
the hiking or you will crash and burn. Also learn to love cocoa tea! The sand
flies were a huge problem (don't know if this is seasonal or constant). Take
LOTS of bug repellant and protective clothing.


Crew (Guides, cooks, wranglers) looked after us really well. In fact, some
days it seemed too well. It is hard to do a step climb right after a very
heavy breakfast or lunch. There was always a several course meal prepared
and waiting.. even on the summit of a major pass.


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Operator Exodus Travels

The Lost City of Choquequirao

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This trip challenges you physically, mentally and emotionally. It provides
breathtaking scenery, camping in cloud forests, visiting Inca sites in
beautiful and inaccessible places and the chance to observe how humbly people
live in the harsh landscape. It fulfilled all of my expectations and more,
spectacular scenery, challenging walking and indulging in the Indiana Jones
experience. There was great camaraderie and our guides, Michael and Vladimir
were just the best. They had infinite cheerfulness and patience and were
determined that we would understand as much as possible about Andean culture,
past and present. My only regret is that this trek may be 'it', the best
one!
One every day! Camping on Inca terrraces, learning about how the Incas viewed
the Mayu, the Milky Way, standing on the usnu, the ceremonial platform at
Choquequirao surrounded by mountains, ravines and sparkling rivers whilst
clouds swirled around, the cardio workout exploring the Llama terraces,
walking down to Yanoma amongst wild lavender with horses passing, sitting on
a rock edge at San Abra pass at 4200m, surreal bathing in hot springs at
Santa Teresa with bats flitting overhead.


Michael ensured we had the best time. He made everything as easy as possible
for us. He was so patient taking photos of us at iconic spots and being an
archaeologist, we were in the hands of an expert. He has a great approach to
life and was always conscientious. A very genuine man who worked extremely
hard on many levels to make sure our holiday was perfect, which it was.


For those who are not super fit, do some training, legs, core and walking of
course. Take extra clothes, it is hot and sticky and not easy to wash or dry
clothes or towels.


If you have any doubts, do some training and go.


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Operator Exodus Travels

Peru adventure

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

A challenging trek in Peru that managed to combine quiet trekking,
magnificent scenery, the remote city of Choquequirao and the spectacle of
Machu Picchu. Walking in remote areas of Peru, at times surrounded by
snow-capped mountaings, or maybe cloud forest, or then again coffee
plantations. Very varied and interesting at all times.

The guides and support staff added to the atmosphere, providing a friendly
and informative company. Helpful at all times, providing surprisingly good
food in very basic conditions and unexpected "extras" - like the very welcome
visit to the hot springs!

All-in-all and excellent trip.
Having a wild condor effortlessly flying past us at a distance of only 20m!


Excellent! Knowledgable about the Inca history, although sometimes a little
to mystical. Always in control and adaptable to changing situations. Always
felt safe with him, and the other support team around.


Walking poles essential. The bugs bite a lot so bug spray essential,
recommend always wearing long sleeves and long trousers.


Try the passion fruit smoothies!


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Operator Exodus Travels

Excellent trip

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This is one of the best trips I have done. This was my first visit to South
America - Peru is a beautiful country with fascinating history. The trekking
is hard but well worth the effort.
There were several, including Choquequirao where it was so quiet (only our
group plus 3 other people) and Machu Picchu, which although crowded is
spectacular. However, the most inspirational moment for me was the San Juan
pass; the conditions were perfect, the 360 degree views breath taking and
several Condors flying around when we arrived.


Frank was very passionate and knowledgeable about Peru and the Inca culture.
Jonnie was a great and enthusiastic co-leader on the trek.
The support team worked very hard to make sure we were comfortable on trek.


Prepare for the trek - it is hard with long ascents and descents but very
rewarding. Take plenty of insect repellent - mosquitos are prolific
particularly on the trek.
I was worried about arriving in Cusco and coping with the altitude, however,
the time spent in Cusco at the start of the trip was ideal to acclimatise.


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Operator Exodus Travels

Lost City of Choquequirao Trek

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

An incredible trek, away from the crowds and through the cloud forests and
passes of the Andes.
I loved being at Choquequirao - but it's only when you get to Machu Picchu do
you realise what a privilege it is to see Choquequirao with so few people
there. When we visited our group shared the entire site with only a dozen
other people - incredible. The comparison with the business of Machu Picchu
is startling!

For the trek itself, the San Juan pass was my favourite spot - a perfect 360
viewpoint over the Vilcabamba mountains. We went in May and were blessed with
glorious sunshine and the valley filled with wild lupins.


Rolando and Jonny were top notch, very funny and lovely to be around. Special
mention must go to our amazing team of cooks and horsemen who were incredible
and worked so, so hard to give us an amazing experience. We couldn't have
done it without them!


This is a fantastic trek which gives you an unusual insight to Peru, away
from the popular spots. It's so special to have somewhere like Choquequirao
to yourself. Go now before everyone else does!


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Operator Exodus Travels

Lost City of Choqueqeirou - Adventure in the Andes

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This trip was an adventure of a lifetime for me. In places it was hard and
very hard. The support from the trek staff team was superb making the effort
worthwhile. Choquequeiro itself is like something from an Indiana Jones film
in it's setting and to get there is hard.
This was the hardest physical achievement of my life and couldn't have
happened without the trek team.


Rolando (leader) and Jonny (assistant) worked hard to make the trip amazing.
If you go you will learn so much about the people, plants and animals of the
Andes


Prepare in advance with physical training. If possible, spend an extra day
in Cuzco at the start to help get over altitude sickness if you are flying
straight to Cuzco from Uk


This is an amazing trip - the sights are outstanding.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Situated high in the Sierra Nevada region of Colombia, Ciudad Perdida (meaning "The Lost City" in Spanish) is believed to have been founded in the 800s CE - roughly 600 years prior to it's more famous cousin Machu Picchu. Today only a few treks heading to Ciudad Perdida, but it's on the way to becoming just as popular as Machu Picchu. Hurry and reserve your trip now!

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