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From Bogotá: Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall With Meals

1. From Bogotá: Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall With Meals

Travel deep into the Andean jungle on a 3-hour trek to see the great sights of El Chiflón and La Chorrera waterfalls. Meet your experienced bilingual guide in Bogotá and start the day with a traditional Columbian breakfast at an authentic hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Then, set off by private van to La Chorrera. Drive past the East Hills on the way and stop to take pictures of the paramo of Cruz Verde. Arrive at the park and begin the approximately 3-hour round-trip hike through the lush, green Andean forest, learning about the native life and plants of the area. Continue your trek to reach the 1,936-foot (590-meter) wall of cascading water that is La Chorrera. Take in the breathtaking sight of Colombia's mightiest waterfall amid a wonderland of natural beauty.     Throughout the hike, see and learn about the colorful birds hidden at the top of the trees and breathe in the clean air in this spectacular landscape.   Refuel with lunch at a beautiful restaurant and marvel at the spectacular views here before heading back to Bogotá.

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From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

2. From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

The tour begins at 7:00 AM in the reception of your hotel or accommodation. Then, go to Calera town and taste the sweet water of panela with an arepa de maiz. Then head to Chingaza National Park, located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes, northeast of Bogotá. At the entrance of the natural reserve, you will pick up your local guide.  The guide will take you through the trails and paths of this paradise. The tour lasts between 3 and 6 hours, depending on your resistance. You will see the lagoon of Buitrago or the lagoon of Siecha. If you are lucky, you may see spectacled bears and deer. The tour will end with an incredible view of the mountain before returning to the city of Bogotá.

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Chicaque Full-Day Trip from Bogotá

3. Chicaque Full-Day Trip from Bogotá

Head out of Bogotá into the great outdoors on this 8-hour excursion to the Chicaque cloud forest. You’ll be picked up at your hotel for the drive to the natural park. Enjoy walks along the ecological trails and take part in other activities that interest you, while the driver waits. At the end of the designated time you’ll be transferred back to your hotel. The park’s 9 trails are quite well marked, so a guide isn’t necessary to enjoy a day of hiking. Horseback riding and bird watching are also available at additional cost. There’s a restaurant where you can stop for a meal and take in great mountain views. You’ll find a variety of birds, some of which are endangered. In particular, 15 species of hummingbirds have been spotted. Twenty species of mammals have been recorded and to date, 630 plant species have been identified.

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Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

4. Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

Join us on our Coffee Farm experience as we set out from the center of the city and head an hour and a half deeper into the mountains of Bogotá! We will start the day by enjoying a traditional Colombian breakfast together and then go to meet our local farmers. We will discuss what it means to be an organic coffee farm and what the daily tasks of a farmer look like. Walk around the farm and take in the more than 8,000 coffee plants. We’ll learn how to hand-pick coffee and process it, and then afterward we will enjoy a delicious cup of coffee prepared in a unique way. If the weather and season permit, we will even get to plant our own coffee! We wrap up the tour with local cuisine for lunch and began the trip back to the city, making brief stops to take pictures of the Paramos ecosystems and the picturesque Bogotá city skyline. Total duration: 7-8 hours.

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Bogotá: Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

5. Bogotá: Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

Explore the eastern hills of Bogotá on horseback. Among these hills, the twins Guadalupe and Monserrate are most well known and visited. Enjoy the views of the bustling city below as you embark on a journey between these two hills.  Start with pickup from your hotel, and travel to Guadalupe, where you’ll enjoy a delicious local breakfast. Begin your horseback ride on the trail that connects the two hills. Mount your horse and follow the trail that will take you back in time to Colombia’s colonial period. Ride through the mountains and forests and learn of the various indigenous and rural traditions and their connection to the hills. You will then reach Monserrate with its beautiful church and magnificent views over the entire city. Rest awhile and take in the amazing views. Then, you are welcome to explore Monserrate, with its myths and legends still alive today. Before heading back down to the city, enjoy a traditional lunch, at your own expense, and visit the local artisanal market. Finally, descend back to Bogotá in the cable car or funicular, before being returned to your hotel.

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Bogota: East Hills Mountain Hike

6. Bogota: East Hills Mountain Hike

Bogotá sits on a vast savannah formed by the east-Andean mountain range at an altitude of 2600 meters. Although the majority of the city is rather flat, the city limits to the east include an incredible mountain range that follows Bogota’s territory lines from south to north. This mountain range is what is locally known as the East Hills. The mountainous landscape not only provides a profound visual, but has a huge impact on Bogota’s climate. Although these hills are always present, they are completely unknown for many locals and visitors.  After a big push made by the residents of some bordering neighborhoods, the local administration has made available and connected several hiking trails in order to offer Bogotans the option to discover one of Bogotá's greatest natural treasures. On this tour you will start the day early, after sunrise. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the starting point, right at the edge of the city. There you will hike up for about one hour until you reach a perfect lookout with a privileged view overlooking the city.  Along the hike you will learn from your expert guide about the struggle between native and foreign species, the environmental issues that Bogotá is facing, and much more. After 2 hours approximately you will return to the city. We will take you for breakfast at a local bakery where you will try different kinds of breads and hot beverages that make up the typical Bogotan breakfast. Finally, your driver will drive you safely back to your hotel or preferred destination address. 

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From Bogotá: San Agustín 3-Day Trip

7. From Bogotá: San Agustín 3-Day Trip

Discover San Agustín, Colombia’s most recognized archaeological destination, on this memorable 3-day adventure. Known for its impressive natural richness and stunning mountainous landscapes, San Agustín is the location of a mysterious indigenous group that built hundreds of gigantic stone sculptures before disappearing.   Night 1: You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Bogotá at 8:00 PM and taken to the bus terminal, where you’ll continue your journey to San Agustín in a 10 to 12-hour overnight coach ride to the south of the country.   Day 1: When you arrive, a local guide will take you to your hotel to settle in and have breakfast. At 1:00 PM, you’ll be taken to San Agustín’s main archaeological park. Visit Luis Duque Gómez Museum, Fuente del Lavapatas, and Alto del Lavapatas. You’ll be amazed by the enigmatic stone sculptures and learn in detail about their possible meanings from an expert guide. Afterwards, you’ll head back to your hotel.   Day 2: After breakfast, head out at 8:00 AM to tour through San Agustín’s Touristic Peripheral Zone, where you’ll be amazed by archaeological wonders, impressive waterfalls, and stunning mountainscapes. Go to Alto de los Idolos Park, known for having the largest monolith in San Agustín. Visit a natural park, Obando Museum, and two beautiful waterfalls. When the day is over, you can choose to stay in town for dinner or head back to your hotel.   Day 3: After breakfast, you’ll be picked up at 8:00 AM for a horseback ride through 4 important archaeological sites: El Tablón, La Chaquira, Purutal, and La Pelota. This ride by horseback requires no experience; however, if you prefer, you may take a Jeep along the same route instead. After 1:00 PM, have the rest of the afternoon to yourself before departing for Bogotá at 6:00 PM. You’ll arrive in the city and be taken back to your hotel at around 6:00 AM the next day.

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Bogotá: Pendulum Jump in the Mountains with Private Guide

8. Bogotá: Pendulum Jump in the Mountains with Private Guide

Less than 2 hours' drive from the Colombian capital of Bogotá, Tobia features dramatic, tree-covered peaks. This is the perfect location to experience a pendulum jump and explore the stunning scenery from above. You bilingual private guide will pick you up from your chosen location at 9 am, then take you to Tobia. There, a certified instructor will take you through some basic instructions before you try out the the exhilarating jump. Rising 100 feet into the air, you are then safely released to free fall through the air before swinging backwards and forwards like a pendulum. The sensation is incomparable.  This activity is available any day of the week for groups of 6 or more people and on the weekends for groups of less than 6. All of the safety gear is provided and your private guide will ensure that you understand all of the instructions, translating wherever necessary. The drive to Tobia gives you the opportunity to experience the beautiful Colombian countryside with its spectacular forests and canyons. Once the activity is finished, your guide will drop you back off at your hotel or any other central destination of your choice.

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La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike

9. La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike

Just a short drive from Bogotá, the highest waterfall in Colombia lies waiting: La Chorrera de Choachí. Join this hike to the Mountains of the Moon and explore La Chorrera. Explore this amazing natural park and learn about the peculiarities of these cloud forests. Thick with vegetation and often mist, these forests are filled with an alluring mystique. First visit the smaller waterfall, the 55-meter tall El Chiflón, before delving deeper into the park. Learn about the park’s history, the local ecosystem, and recent challenges. Deeper inside the park, you’ll find La Chorrera: a tiered 590-meter tall waterfall. Take in the mighty sight and rest your feet before taking the trail back out of the park. The hike ends at the town of Choachí, where you’ll be able to join in with some of the locals for a fantastic local lunch before heading back to Bogotá.

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From Bogotá: Private Coffee Farm Full-Day Tour

10. From Bogotá: Private Coffee Farm Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the world of Colombian coffee production on this full-day tour from Bogotá. Meet your guide at your hotel and hop in the car that will take you straight to the farm, located just outside the town of La Vega. Enjoy breathtaking countryside views and warm weather along the way. Upon arrival at the farm, meet the coffee growers and learn all about the production process from germination to roasting. Start with an introduction to different coffee plants and learn about their characteristics. Next, enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds of the farm. Uncover the farm's microclimates, which vary from shadowed crops to humid and sunny, and discover how this alters the final taste of your coffee. Afterward, get the opportunity to hand-pick coffee beans from the plantation. Learn the best techniques from the farmers and discover the secrets to the perfect harvest. Continue to the “Beneficiadero” and “Secadero”, 2 extremely important parts in the coffeemaking process. Learn how to select the best coffee beans from the supermarket when you get home. Finally, head to the Coffee Lab. Learn some different brewing methods and uncover a variety of new flavors and aromas. Finish your tour with a traditional countryside lunch overlooking the plantation before heading back to your hotel in Bogotá.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

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based on 5 reviews

The tour was really cool, we managed to pick a date where only our group of 4 people were visiting this tour. I did not have any idea that producing organic coffee could be such a hustle, really appreciate work that coffee producers do more now and I definitely have more respect for good cup of coffee. Our guide Nick was awesome, he showed us some landscape on the way to the farm and explained how this part of nature ecosystem works in the mountains and introduced us to some cool plants. The coffee farm owner Marcela (apology if I miss-spelled) was so energetic, shows us her farm, made Us delicious breakfast and Lunch and gave us opportunity to work as a coffee picker and guided us through all processes Which includes growing organic coffee and processes after picking the coffee berries. Definitely recommend this tour, one of most memorable experiences in Colombia for me. Thanks Nick and Marcela and Marcelas young assistant :)

Approximately two hours drive from pick-up. It's not exactly short, but through an interesting landscape. Unfortunately the driver only spoke Spanish; but made an effort to speak slowly and clearly (which is not exactly common in Colombia). The coffee plantation tour (English) was very good and interesting, and we learned pretty much everything about coffee from first planting to drinking. At the end there was a small tasting of coffee and coffee liqueurs with a shop. The planned lunch (on your own account) was in order in terms of price and quality.

It was excellent, the tour was only for two. The car in which they took us very comfortable, the guide / driver was very good people and very committed and supported at all times. The farm is beautiful and the guide we had there, a man who had been working on the farm for 40 years, was very friendly and knew a lot about everything related to the farm and coffee. It is 100% recommended

I really liked the tour, entertaining and very educational, the guide of the farm was pleasant and his presentation of everything was clear and concise, just what is necessary

Small group, relaxed drive, interesting tour and great coffee :)