The Daily Beast
Leave Machu Picchu to the Tourists. Go See Colombia’s Pristine Lost Cities.
GettyWhen you think of epic ancient ruins in South America, what comes to mind? Let me guess: Machu Picchu. You didn’t even need to answer that because I already know that’s what you’re thinking. Peru’s claim to fame is, indeed, epic, but the famously crowded Incan masterpiece is far from the only ancient ruins on the continent. Colombia, which tends to be more often associated with sand, cycling, and salsa music, is home to, not one, but two ancient lost cities, both of which have very low prof