Best months of the year for the Lost City tour
The best time to do the tour to Ciudad Perdida depends on your preferences and availability. For example, if you like the rain and walk with lower temperatures and not suffer from summer heat, you should travel within the months of June, July, August, September, October, November and until mid-December. But if you prefer the dry months and you don’t like puddles, rain and slipping on the road, it is best to choose the driest months that go from January, February, March, April and May.
Date for the closing of the tour to Ciudad Perdida:
In addition, you must take into account that in September you cannot take the tour to Ciudad Perdida because the indigenous communities carry out a ritual of cleaning the mountain and the sacred site of Ciudad Perdida. Generally the closures go from September 1 to the 30. The last date to carry out before closing Ciudad Perdida is August 28 since on September 1 all travelers, guides and workers must leave the route closed.
Why does the Lost City tour close?
Since 2012, the indigenous authorities reached an agreement with all the unions of workers on the route to Ciudad Perdida to carry out the cleaning, healing, and tribute rituals in Ciudad Perdida. They are very cultural and traditional activities that are part of the indigenous cosmology, which is why traveling to the Lost City is prohibited on this date.