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From Bogota: Hike to Colombia´s Heightest Waterfall

1. From Bogota: Hike to Colombia´s Heightest 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.

Bogota: La Chorrera Waterfall Private Hike

2. 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: La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike

3. 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.

Bogotá: Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

4. 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.

Bogota: East Hills Mountain Hike

5. 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. 

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.

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5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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.

Beautiful hike with a view of the Bogota mountainside and waterfalls were breathtaking. Breakfast and lunch were amazing. Julie, our tour guide, was incredible. This was my first visit to Colombia and this hike reveals the the beauty of Bogota. Definitely worth recommending!

Nick was an amazing guide, really attentive and knowledgable. The waterfalls were breathtaking, likewise were the views through out the hike. I would really recommend taking this tour.

Beautiful scenery and experience! Overall a very nice tour and Youlie was a great tour guide eager to explain everything. Would highly recommend!

Julie was a great guide. She is knowledgeable and friendly. The trek itself is strenuous so wear good shoes and be prepared for wet conditions!