A Glimpse of Transformation: Colombia’s Journey to Peace
Colombia has come a long way from its violent past, marred by armed conflicts and, sadly, instances of kidnapping. However, since the historic peace agreement between the Colombian Government and FARC guerrilla groups in 2016, the country has made remarkable progress in ensuring safety for travelers. Today, Colombia stands as a testament to transformation and has significantly improved its travel security.
Safety Over the Years: A Brief Look Back at Ciudad Perdida
The last reported kidnapping incident in Ciudad Perdida dates back to 2003, nearly two decades ago. Since then, significant efforts have been made to enhance security measures in the region, resulting in a much safer environment for visitors. Reports on the incident are available in various international media outlets. It’s crucial to acknowledge the impact on the indigenous communities in the area, highlighting the need for continuous efforts to ensure their safety and well-being.
Embark on an Adventure: Exploring Lost City Today
Today, Ciudad Perdida attracts over 30,000 visitors annually, from around the globe, with 30% being Colombian travelers. The tour spans four days and three nights, requiring careful itinerary planning. Travelers should arrive in Santa Marta, the starting point of the tour, a day in advance. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary trek, covering approximately 60 kilometers round trip over 8 to 10 hours of daily hiking. Adequate physical fitness is essential to endure the demanding journey.
The climate in the region fluctuates between 25 to 35 degrees Celsius with humidity levels reaching 80%. Carrying an ample supply of water in your backpack is imperative for a successful trip.
- Summer Season: December to May
- Winter Season: June to November
Ensure you reserve your spot well in advance to secure your spot on this incredible adventure. Explore the Lost City, immerse yourself in nature, and be part of a journey that showcases the resilience and beauty of Colombia.
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