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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.

Bogotá: Ghost Tour in La Candelaria

2. Bogotá: Ghost Tour in La Candelaria

Experience a fun and unusual walking tour as you spend the night exploring the historic city center of Bogotá. Listen to scary stories of ghosts and real characters that inhabited the Candelaria at different times and that still roam the sector to this day. To steady your nerves, enjoy a beer or a hot drink as you prepare to embark on the most gruesome journey of your life. You will get a lot of great laughs with a little chill up your spine. Meet your group at the meeting point in the city center in the Candelaria neighborhood and begin your stroll through the historic streets. Learn about the history of Bogotá while visiting many places such as Plaza Del Chorro Del Quevedo, Natural Science Museum, La Salle University, Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá Museum, Santuario Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Teatro Colon Bogota, Plaza de Bolivar and Prudencia. Between laughs and scares, this exceptional night includes a visit to a real haunted house.

Bogotá: Walking Tour in La Candelaria with Refreshments

3. Bogotá: Walking Tour in La Candelaria with Refreshments

Walk through Bogotá’s electric downtown neighborhood of La Candelaria with a local guide. Have your camera ready for the unique mix of architectural styles and historic sites that make the district a renowned cultural melting pot. Savor the local culinary culture with fresh fruit and coffee. Discover how the old mixes with the new and explore the Baroque, Art Deco, and colonial houses of La Candelaria. Walk through historic alleys filled with street art before heading over to the vibrant La Concordia market to mingle with the locals.  Taste refreshing traditional fruits and see the less touristy side of the area. Follow your guide past the Gold Museum and head through to Bolivar Square to learn about Colombia’s complex and resilient history. Finish the tour with some of the best coffee around and learn about how it's produced.

Bogotá: Páramo de Sumapaz Day Trip

4. 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.

From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

5. 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: Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

6. 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.

Bogotá: La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike

7. 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: East Hills Mountain Hike

8. 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. 

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What people are saying about Cundinamarca

Tremendous experience, but it took longer than estimated. This was partially due to stopping to take in the beautiful scenery and take pictures and partially due to the age of the older participants (ourselves!). The guide (Nick) was great - he didn't pressure anyone to pick up the pace. It was truly at a pace you are comfortable with. Due to the amount of time it took to complete the hike, lunch was delayed. This wasn't a big issue, The food seemed to have been prepared for our originally estimated arrival time and "kept warm" until we arrived. If there was a negative to the tour - this was it.

This was a great day trip from Bogota! We LOVED our tour guide Julie - she was informative and sweet and very patient with our lack of Spanish (her English was excellent). She was patient as we needed some extra time for breaks along the way and kept a reasonable pace. The waterfall was stunning and so worth the hike, but know that this is challenging! A lot of rock stairs and steep uphill climbs. Incredibly challenging and incredibly rewarding.

Excellent tour to appreciate the beauty of waterfalls and mountain landscapes just 1.5 hours from the city of Bogotá. Congratulations to Alejandro Rojas, our guide for his high level of knowledge and empathy with the group. I only suggest correcting the duration of the tour since it is not 6 hours but 8 to 9 hours actually.

Yvonne was super nice and engaging, knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommended for any Bogota tourist who is only in the country for a short time and wants to get an impression of Colombia outside of the capital.

Great experience if you want to „escape“ the city for a day and see the nature near Bogotá.