It’s possible to travel to Lost City with children. We all have an inner desire to travel and get to know every corner of the world. Many have succeeded, have stepped out of their comfort zone in different ways, and have turned that wish into reality.
When you have a child, people think trips should stop or even those who have not dared to travel yet, they will say that with a baby they won’t be able to do it. However, the truth is that everything can be achieved if you have the courage to do it.
Traveling with children is not the same as traveling alone. It can be a fun adventure but at the same time chaotic since many times you cannot control the emotions of the little ones. In moments you will feel that you are losing control but in the end, you will know that it is one of the best decisions you have been able to make since it will be one of the most enriching ways of teaching your children what it means to live. Keep in mind that one of the best ways for a child to learn is by experimenting.
Is it possible to travel to Lost City with children?
Lost City is one of the destinations that many travelers want to know and it becomes a great challenge due to the conditions and the level of difficulty.
People wonder if it is possible to travel with children to the lost city and in this way we have known different travel stories that have inspired us that it is possible to continue traveling even when you have a baby. You just have to follow some basic rules, read a lot about where you want to go, be prepared, and make the decision.
In the shared tours offered by Magic Tour Colombia for Ciudad Perdida, they admit children from 7 years old. Parents should know that it is their responsibility to take them on the tour and they must be clear about all the conditions of the tour. Would you be interested in reading How to trek and succeed the amazing Colombian Lost City
The tour can also be done with children under 7 years old but on a private tour for 5 or 6 days and before that the agency must verify the physical condition of the children. If you are interested contact us
Recommendations for traveling with children to Ciudad Perdida
Our guides leave you the following recommendations if you want to travel with children to this beautiful place.
Check the physical condition of the children.
All children are different. You must verify and be aware of the physical condition of your child. We had a family that traveled with a 4-year-old baby and a 6-year-old girl and they were used to hiking in Canada. Despite the fact that the boy was 4 years old, he did 95% of the way without being carried. The family did the tour for 6 days. We had another tour with another 7 year old boy and we had to slow down during the tour because he got very tired.
To take a private tour is better, because the attention is focused only on them and the support and help becomes easier. Additionally, the tour takes place at the rhythm of the children.
Do not waste unnecessary energy.
Advise children to keep energy and spend it only on the road. When children have breaks, it is important that they rest and do not play.
Give children rewards along the way.
An interesting dynamic applied by parents is to give children rewards along the way. For this, you must verify that it would be a reward for your child and place small challenges along the way. Example: If we walk 20 minutes more I give you a sweet.
Bring some games for the camps.
When you arrive at the camps it is important to have some games or activities for the children to entertain themselves before going to sleep.
Bring special medicine for children.
It is important to know that during the tour there are natural risks from the environment, so it is necessary to take some basic medicine authorized by your doctors.
Bring suitable clothes and shoes for children.
It is important that children feel comfortable during the tour so they should wear comfortable hiking clothes and suitable trekking shoes. Wear a sweatshirt or long jumpsuit. The climate is quite varied. There may be rain, sun, humidity.
Bring special water for children
Despite the fact that agencies provide water in the camps through filters, it is better to take enough water or buy it for children during the way. It is important to note that children often do not assimilate things in the same way as adults.
Carry a list of basic supplies.
Due to the environment, climate and local conditions, it is better to bring repellent and sunscreen for children.
Do you still have doubts about going to the lost city? We tell you the story of an inspiring family.
A few months ago we had the opportunity to go to Ciudad Perdida with a special family. They traveled around the world many years ago and their lives did not change after having their babies. They kept traveling and have a travel blog where they manage to inspire many families to travel with their children. The blog is called family can travel.
This family of travelers went to Ciudad Perdida with their two children, a 4-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. They are a family of Canadians. They mission is to encourage their children to love the outdoors and love travel.
At the beginning they had many doubts about going to Lost City with their children, we managed to solve them all. In the end, they did it and it was one of the best experiences they have ever done. If you want to know more about them, visit their blog and social networks.
Author: Carolina Zabala Campos