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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.

Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

2. 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.

Paragliding Activity with Transfers from Bogota

3. Paragliding Activity with Transfers from Bogota

Flying has always been one of mankind’s most sought-after dreams. It has been subject of fascination, passion and fantasy. On this 4-hour tour you’ll have the chance to experience firsthand the magnificent feeling of flying without the aid of an engine. Those who try it often find themselves hooked on the experience. Paragliding is a unique activity that makes the desire of flying real and provides the opportunity to appreciate spectacular landscapes while moving gently with the wind. The trip starts at 8 AM from your hotel in Bogota. You’ll drive to La Cabaña Alpina, in the nearby village of Sopo, where you’ll have a chance to try one of the many dairy products of the region. Meet your pilot and drive to the launching pad. When wind conditions permit, you will run in the tandem with your expert pilot, and gently rise up in the air. For 20 minutes you’ll enjoy an amazing ride, with the savannah and Andean landscapes at your feet, and the Guatavita lagoon in the distance. After the flight your driver will transfer you safely back to your hotel in Bogota.

From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

4. 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: La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike with Lunch

5. Bogotá: La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike with Lunch

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.

Chicaque Full-Day Trip from Bogotá

6. 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. From pick up to drop off is a total of 8 hours. 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.

Bogotá: Páramo de Sumapaz Day Trip

7. 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.

Bogota: La Chorrera Waterfall Private Hike

8. 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

9. 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). 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 traditional meal in the Sumapaz Páramo, before heading back to your hotel in Bogotá.

Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

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.

It was a beautiful hike, and the leader was excellent. A nice way to incorporate nature into my trip to Bogotá.

Nock is a great tour guide. Was absolutely awesome