Explore the Galapagos through the lens of your camera with famous photographer Jonathan R. Green.
Pirate legends & mysterious wilds. Discover why Columbus named Venezuela "The Land of Grace."
When it comes to the archaeological highlight of a tour of South America, most people might assume Peru's Machu Picchu is the best site on the continent. While certainly an awe-inspiring formation, Machu Picchu is predated by Colombia's Ciudad Perdida by at least six centuries, making it one of the oldest and most compelling locations in South America.
Ciudad Perdida is located in the northeast corner of Colombia and is nestled within the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Built by the Tairona civilization in 800 A.D., Ciudad Perdida was home to an estimated 10,000 people during its peak. Despite being more than 1,200 years old, today you can still see remnants of nearly 200 terraces and tiled roads.
The site itself is not the only appealing aspect of Ciudad Perdida. Much like Machu Picchu, you have to hike through the South American jungle to get there, which is an experience all its own.
The trip back and forth typically takes several days, but the payoff is well worth it. With the Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop, there are continually impressive views as you cross the Buritaca River.
(Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes)
Special Offer:Book this itinerary by April 30th and add an additional free hotel night in Cusco.
Discover Peru’s most dazzling highlights – Cusco, Machu Picchu & Lima at your own pace with expert private guide.
As you wake to greet a new day in paradise, stroll out onto the deck of your boutique yacht as it ever so carefully threads through hundreds of stunning volcanic islands enroute to one of the planet’s most magnificent natural environments.
Join the voyage of a lifetime along the earth’s mightiest river — the Amazon. Cruise, canoe, walk, and explore the creatures and the cultures of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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