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From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest Waterfall

1. From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest Waterfall

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.

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.

Bogotá: Páramo de Sumapaz Day Trip

3. Bogotá: Páramo de Sumapaz Day Trip

Visit Bogotá's best-kept secret and explore the diverse region and ecosystem that is Sumapaz. Páramo de Sumapaz is one of the highest plateaus in the world, full of unique species and breathtaking views. On your adventure learn about the importance of water, wild animals, endemic plants, and mountains to this region. Hear about how the ideology behind the oldest guerilla FARC was born here and the history of the Muisca civilization. Meet your guide in the early morning and prepare for an exciting adventure. While spending time in Sumapaz enjoy outdoor activities such as trekking, a swim under a cold water fall, or flora and fauna observation. Enjoy a tasty lunch of local, traditional food and leave with a unique souvenir from your guide.

Bogotá: La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike

4. Bogotá: 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.

Bogota: La Chorrera Waterfall Private Hike

5. Bogota: La Chorrera Waterfall Private Hike

This amazing trip will start at 08:00 with a pick-up from your hotel or accommodation. After around an hour, you will arrive to the highest waterfall at 590 meters. On the way to La Chorrera, you will see another waterfall known as El Chiflon, smaller but not less beautiful, it will allow you to go under its mantle to observe an incredible rainbow that forms from its drop. Then, you will enter through stone paths which you can climb, providing you with a touch of adventure to your journey. You will go through a fog forest, see palms and even, the wish tree. Finally in La Chorrera, experience the certainty of being small under the imposing fall of the 6th highest waterfall in South America.

Bogotá: Sumapaz National Park Hike Tour with Lunch

6. Bogotá: Sumapaz National Park Hike Tour with Lunch

Explore the unique and diverse ecosystem of the Andean Páramo landscape on a hiking trip through Sumapaz National Park. Trek the muddy trails and marvel at the amazing sights along the way. After a pickup from your hotel in Bogotá, travel to the Sumapaz region, reach heights between 3,500 and 4,000 MSLA (13.000 feet approximately). Be warmly invited into the guide’s family home and pick some local produce at a nearby market for lunch, which will be cooked by the family while you venture into the Sumapaz Páramo. Start with a walk up through the slopes of the 178 thousand hectare haven. Learn the environmental importance of this rare ecosystem and its amazing flora. Be mesmerized by the water wells and the misty landscape. Hear stories from your guide about the indigenous traditions that were practiced before colonization. Understand the importance of preserving the Páramos for the stability of the region and the social and political challenges it has faced. After hiking, rest your weary feet and savor a delicious homecooked meal in the Sumapaz Páramo, before heading back to your hotel in Bogotá.

Bogota: East Hills Mountain Hike

7. Bogota: East Hills Mountain Hike

Hike the mountains near the city of Bogota. Although the majority of Bogota is quite 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. Start your day early, just 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. Then refuel with breakfast at a local bakery where you will try different kinds of bread and hot beverages that make up the typical Bogotan breakfast. Finally, your driver will drive you back to your hotel or preferred destination address. 

Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

8. Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

Combine nature with industry on this 7-hour guided excursion from Bogotà to visit Lake Guatavita and the salt mine of Nemocón. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with this relaxing small-group tour of up to 11 people. After pickup at around 8:00 AM at your hotel, start the 2-hour drive through the savanna towards Lake Guatavita, a lagoon that is part of a protected natural area. Likely formed by the impact of a crater, the lake is almost perfectly circular. A native park guide will join the group for a 75-minute tour, during which he’ll explain the culture of the Muisca Indians, the legend of El Dorado, and the biological importance of the lagoon. During the tour, you’ll also take a half hour walk along a path at the edge of the crater to admire different views of the lagoon.   Next, visit the town of Guatavita to explore its architecture and environment. Enjoy a lunch typical of the region before heading out for Nemocón. On the way there, see the beautiful Tominé reservoir, a 9-kilometer-long body of water. When you arrive at Nemocón, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a salt miner: walk 60 meters below the surface of the Earth into an authentic salt mine and discover the history of the Colombian salt industry.

Bogotá: Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

9. Bogotá: Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

Dear bold traveler: If you are up to exploring the wild side of a place, this was made just for you. The Eastern Hills are a staple of Bogotá’s outdoor activities. Great hikes, amazing views, and religious monuments look over the busy capital below. And among these hills, the twins Guadalupe and Monserrate are most well-known and visited. With us you will get to know them in a whole new way: riding! For a start our guide will pick you up at the hotel. The driver will head south through the mountains to the first destination: Guadalupe, where you’ll have the first views of the city while enjoying a typical snack. Then you will be taking the trails that connect the sister hills. The driver will drop you off right where horses will be waiting. Energized, mount your horse and ride the trail that will take you back to Colombia’s religious colonialism and the transformations it caused. Enjoy the horseback ride tour through mountain and forest into Monserrate, learn of the indigenous and rural traditions and their connection to the hills, before reaching the famous viewpoints and cathedral. Once at Monserrate you can rest your weary haunches after the ride and take in the amazing views: the whole plateau is yours to take in. Then, you are welcome to explore Monserrate with us, its myths and legends still alive today. Finally, seize the afternoon enjoying the views before descending back to Bogotá in cable car or funicular. Our team will make sure you end up this day by arriving safely and thrilled. Take the experience of visiting the most touristic spot in Bogotá to the next level, by transforming it into a memorable journey.

From Bogotá: San Agustín 3-Day Trip

10. From Bogotá: San Agustín 3-Day Trip

San Agustín is Colombia's most recognized archaeologic destination. The mysterious indigenous group that built hundreds of gigantic stone sculptures in this area disappeared years before the arrival of Spanish Conquistadores, leaving many questions open for contemporary archaeology. Moreover, San Agustín is located in the Macizo Colombiano Area, known for its impressive hydric richness, and stunning mountainous landscapes. Discover this magical place in Colombia's far south with this memorable 3-day adventure. Itinerary Overnight bus ride You will be picked up at your hotel in Bogotá at 8:00 PM to take you to Salitre's Bus Terminal to continue in a comfortable bus to San Agustín in a 10hour aprox overnight ride to the south of the country arriving early on next day's morning. Check in at hotel and this day is free for you do explore on your own. Day 1 We pick you up at the hotel to carry out the tour of the Archaeological Park of San Agustín, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1995. Here we will take a pleasant walk immersing ourselves in the magic and in the legacy that left the pre-Columbian culture that inhabited the Alto Magdalena, we will visit the Mesitas A, B, C, Fuente del Lavapatas, Alto del Lavapatas, Forest of Statues and Museum. The tour is done walking with the accompaniment of the professional guide. Duration of 4 hours, low level of demand. In the afternoon at 3:00 pm we pick you up at the hotel or meeting point that you establish with the driver assigned on his day. They will travel to the Strait of Magdalena where our river of the country meets reduced to 2.20 m in the middle of a canyon of amazing beauty. 2 hour tour. The tour takes place by car. Day 2 After breakfast we will enjoy a smooth bike ride through San Agustín, where we will see the murals of our graphic artists, the architecture of our churches, the traditional street of the crafts and we will delight an exquisite special coffee of our region. Duration 2 to 3 hours. Optional if you don't want to do the bike tour, we have the coffee tour in Certified farm with microlots of special coffee where they will learn the entire coffee process from sow up to the cup. Delivery of rooms at noon. The tour ends at approximately 1:00 PM, you can have your lunch at the town, and have the rest of the afternoon for yourself before departing to Bogotá at 6:00 PM. You will be arriving in Bogotá at 6:00 AM on the next day, and you will be taken to your hotel or any other place of your choice within Bogotá.

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Marcela Was an amazing guide, so friendly and fun. The hike and drive there were beautiful but I think what surprised me was how good all the included good was. Don’t miss out on this trip! Also, bring a dry set of clothing for after the hike. You can leave them in the car while hiking but it was so nice to put on a dry shirt post hike. Also, shout out to our driver, Omar. He kept us safe on some very narrow roads and played amazing Colombian music too!

Marcela was an amazing guide! She was very knowledgeable of the park and made the hike so fun! The drive into the mountains was absolutely beautiful and the trail to the waterfall had dozens of scenic overlooks. It’s a great escape from the city. Highly recommend!!

The trip was perfect! You don't have to worry about anything, just follow the guide and enjoy it! Rodrigo is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide, and he speaks perfect English! If you want to hike in a Bogota forest and see a waterfall, do choose this one!

Fantastic experience. Andrea was a great guide and the setting is truly stunning. We really bonded as a group during the time we spent together. It was an experience we will not forget.

Laura was a great! She taught us about the frailejones, wishing tree, and so much more besides guiding us to the two waterfalls in the area and taking photos for the group.