But I think it's one of those things that is worth it.
You might remember when we did a four day hike in Guatemala where we did 60 kms (24 miles) in the highlands. That was a fantastic experience, but it was also very inexpensive.
This hike in Colombia costs 700,000 COP (Colombian Pesos) which is the equivalent of about $340 CAD. And of course there's two of us, so we can double that.
But, it looks like a once in a lifetime thing.
There are only four tour operators that do hiking trips to Colombia's Lost City (Ciudad Perdida). And, you have to use one of those tour operators to get to the Lost City. It's not something you're allowed to do on your own.
This hike is a little shorter than the one we did in Guatemala, at 44 kms (27 miles). And you can choose to do it in 4, 5, or 6 days. Oddly, the longer trips are not that much more expensive than the 4 day one which is strange because the prices include your meals and basic overnight accommodation.
Colombia's Lost City.
The area was only discovered in 1972, although the local indigenous groups were aware of it.
The hike looks tough, and if it rains that trail gets muddy and some of the river crossings are chest deep. But on the bright side, you don't have to carry any of your food or sleeping equipment. So our packs won't be nearly as heavy as they were on our hike in Guatemala.
One of the tour companies is owned by one of the indigenous groups. I think that's the one we would probably use, although who knows at this point. I'll have to do some research and see which one has the best reviews.
I can't figure why it's so expensive, however maybe it has something to do with the government not letting very many people into the site, and it's possible that entry fees to do so are very high.
Looks like a fantastic experience and we can't wait to tell you about it ourselves. The more we research Colombia, the more we're looking forward to it!
And, a very happy Father's Day wish goes out to Ruth's dad Tony who is celebrating with his great grandchildren today. And Happy Father's Day to all of the fantastic dads out there!