03/24/2011 02:54 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tourists Barred From Visiting Nazareth, Colombia

While most vacation hot spots are doing backflips to attract tourists, Nazareth, Colombia, a lush village near the Amazon River, has yanked the welcome mat from under would-be visitors.

Not only are tourists not encouraged to traipse through the jungle Amazon village, known for its astonishing species of flora and fauna, but tribal guards are on hand to bar the entrance to all but invited guests, reports the Daily Mail newspaper.

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