Nous avons fait le trek avec wiwa tour c'était superbe on avait un guide indigène, il parlait pas anglais ni espagnole, mais on se comprenait au delà des mot! Le confort est vétuste mais on a toujours dormi dans des lit sauf à la première...Plus
Off course, sr. Firstly we have to be clear with few things, The Lost City isn't a town or a territory under the control of the government, the indigenas control that place, and it's impossible to get better a way to visit... Plus
Off course, sr. Firstly we have to be clear with few things, The Lost City isn't a town or a territory under the control of the government, the indigenas control that place, and it's impossible to get better a way to visit the place in less time, cause it still being jungle thanks to the indigenas, you have to take 4 days to do the trek, so it means more costs for you and for the people who have to prepare your visit, it means beds, food for everyday, fruits and free water for the stops in the way, the access to the lost city, the pay for the translator, the guie and the transport from the city to the low part of the mountain, cause you have to rememb the cost "850" refer to all those things that i'm talking about, you can't contrast with Bolivia, it's a different weather, and different economy. In my second argument i have to rememb to you the effects of the inflation in Colombia, and how the wage grows each year, to visit the Lost City you need a Guie, it's not an option, it's an obligation, and most of the guies there are farmers and including indigenas, and that's very important cause you'll receive the information from the people who live or lived there, so for that reason we have to remember the last thing, you need a translator, cause farmers and indigenas don't speak english, and that translator will be with you for 4 days. Those things that i was talking about are very important but the last one and the cornerstone of this is the city of Santa Marta works specially with tourism same to cartagena, those are the more important incomes for them, i'm not making excuses for high prices, i'm remembering to you the rules in the economy, offer and demand, if many people buy a specific product or take a specific service, it will be expensive, and if the service or product is scarce it have to be expensive, it's not my think but it's the way of the capitalism. Any question, my e-mail is cultureandturism@gmailcom, i hope i've helped u.