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Off the Beaten Path
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As you finalize your payment in the office, be aware that there is 3% surcharge when paying by card. As also withdrawing money from ATM is not cheapest in Colombia (fees varying depending on the bank), it makes sense to quickly consider whether paying by card or in cash is more efficient for you.
Most importantly, do not pack more than 10% of your body weight in your backpack. Your shoulders will thank you later, as will your knees.
It is important to note that the Lost City is closed every September for a whole month. Ciudad Perdida is still a sacred place for the indigenous communities and although they allow travelers to enter their territory, they believe that the great traffic of people to this place can make our Mother Earth sick. This is why every year in September the communities meet in the Lost City to do a “spiritual cleansing” of the territory led by their spiritual leader “mamo”.