© 2011 William Neuheisel
If you ask tourists about the Lost City in South America, many will mention Machu Picchu, the famous Inca ruins in Peru. However, another beautiful ancient city is hidden in the north of Colombia: Teyuna. A visit to this archeological treasure can included as part of an amazing multiple day hike through the upper jungle, called the Lost City Trek. Here, travelers have the unique opportunity to visit Teyuna while passing valleys, traditional villages, and stunning landscapes. This beautiful trail combines the best of indigenous culture and pristine nature.
Located in central Colombia, south of Bogota, you can find an off-the-beaten-path-destination and, at the same time, a very appealing one because of its stunning natural beauty: Caño Cristales. The Colombian explorer Andres Hurtado Garcia first introduced this natural beauty to the world with his photographs some years ago, but it remained unvisited because of Colombia’s political situation. Nowadays, tourists from all over the world want to explore this ecological wonder because of its purity, its charming landscapes, and its wildlife.
Located on the Northern Coast of Colombia by the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena was founded in 1533 and rapidly became an important city for the Spanish Empire during the colony. Its nickname “La Heroica” demonstrates that the city remained an important site for the independence of Venezuela and Colombia, as Simon Bolivar used it as headquarters for the independence movement. The city has maintained its importance since then. Nowadays, it is Colombia’s fifth largest city and the country’s most important tourist attraction.