A pair of con men, Tulio and Miguel (Kline, Branagh) believe they have found their path
to fortune and glory when they win a map to El Dorado, the legendary City of Gold.
But to get there, they must face a world of problems. After they stow away on the Spanish
explorer ship Cortes, they end up locked in it's brig (prison cell).
After a daring escape, with the help of a clever war horse named Altivo, luck smiles on
the two swindlers, and they happen to find the land that holds the lost city of gold. However,
after finding El Dorado, Tulio and Migel are mistaken for gods, and the priest of the village
is determined to provide them with human sacrifices.
To save the skins of these unfortunate villagers while still becoming rich, Tulio and Miguel
must enlist the aid of the beautiful native Chel, who matches them con-for-con.
But time is running out, and even as they fulfill their dreams of gold,
their friendship and the very fate of El Dorado hang in the balance.