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Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

1. Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

After gathering at either of the meeting points or being collected from your accommodation, your combination experience in Bogota will begin. First visit the Guatavita Lagoon, which was a source of inspiration for the Legend of El Dorado and the movie with the same name. The beauty of this place is sure to overwhelm you, and after some time there cross the savannah. In the afternoon, reach the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which was the First Wonder of Colombia due to its imposing architecture. In a single day, enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature, and the grandeur of the architecture. At the end of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest Waterfall

2. 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

3. 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.

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: Páramo de Sumapaz Day Trip

5. 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

6. 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.

Chicaque Full-Day Trip from Bogotá

7. 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.

Paragliding Activity with Transfers from Bogota

8. 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.

Bogota: Zipaquira, Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavitá Tour

9. Bogota: Zipaquira, Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavitá Tour

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bogota and travels north into the savanna. Arrive at Zipaquira, a vibrant town with a history dating back to the 1600s. Visit Zipaquia's famous Salt Cathedral, an impressive subterranean building that stands on an old salt mine. Wander through the halls and marvel at the cathedral's stunning architecture while you learn about its rich-history. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch overlooking the Tomine Reservoir, before continuing onto the spectacular Guatavita National Park. Upon arrival, learn about the cultural significance of Lake Guatavitá, as well as the characteristics of this peculiar ecosystem. After the park, make one final stop at a nearby village, and soak up the quaint and charming atmosphere of this traditional location. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Bogota.

Bogotá: Guided Walking Tour of Monserrate Hill

10. Bogotá: Guided Walking Tour of Monserrate Hill

Meet your guide at the base of the mountain. Begin making your way up the mountain. Listen as your guide tells you about how Monserrate became a place of pilgrimage. Uncover how it became a tourist destination due to its exceptional viewpoints of the city. Walk along the Stations of the Cross Path on Via Crucis. See religious artwork as you learn about local flora and fauna. Flip a coin in a wishing well and be a part of a local tradition that has been going for decades. Stop at a viewpoint to take photos of sweeping views of the city. Hear about local superstitions, sayings, and interesting facts about the hill. Visit the Basilica of the Fallen Lord of Monserrate at the top of the hill. Admire the architecture of this 17th-century neocolonial church. Find out about the importance of Catholicism to the Colombian identity. Return to your meeting point at the end of the tour.

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4.4 / 5

based on 68 reviews

I did this hike with Lorena. We were a small group of two people. Lorena speaks very well English. She picked us up at the hostel and we went to a nice place for breakfast just around the corner. There we met with the driver. He was also very kind. After a short stop at Paramo we continued our way to the park. Lorena has big knowledge about plants and animals. We even got some water and snacks. The walk was well maintained and the waterfalls are stunning. We first went to La Chorrera, had a big lunch and went to El Chiflon. It was a great day. At half past 4 we arrived at the hostel. Altogether a very well-managed and informative day with a beautiful landscape. Thank you, Lorena!

Pros: - the guide was excellent, helpful and could speak in English - the waterfalls and the nature were amazing and speechless - the food was delicious (the breakfast and the lunch also) - the transportation was extremely comfortable (the route has many turns) - the driver was experienced and drove safely - you will get a small package with poncho, water and snacks Cons: - nothing, everything was perfect, it was a good value for money, you must do this trip if you love nature

This was a wonderful experience. So educational, I learned more in the hrs on this tour then I know l knew in the 5.5 yrs I worked for Starbucks. Marcella was fantastic host, the breakfast & lunch she provided was superb. Definitely, recommended.

Lovely day hike. Definitely get that mojito! Amazing views! Amazing guide (Andrea)!

Very good experience. A thing to do once in a lifetime