The Mountain of water: Chingaza National Park
  • The Mountain of water: Chingaza National Park

    Make a day trip to Chingaza National Park, one of the biggest natural reserves in Colombia with exuberant nature and breathtaking views. Admire the natural richness of the park on its more than 1000 plant species and 187 species of birds and learn about the Paramo ecosystem and its relevance in the global water system.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Chingaza National Park, Fomeque Colombia

    The trip starts at 7:00 am from your hotel in Bogota where the driver and guide will meet you to begin a 1.5 hours drive towards the east of the Capital. In the half of the way, you will make a stop at La Calera, and have a taste of the nationally acclaimed arepas (a corn flatbread) with tinto (softer version of Americano coffee). After clearing the national park entrance, you will be introduced to the local guide who will be with you along the hike. The guides, native to this region and with an in-depth knowledge of flora and fauna, will highlight fascinating aspects of the route and will tell you anecdotes related to the native cultures and traditional farming communities of the area.

    The hike lasts about 3 hours and reaches a lagoon called Laguna de Buitrago. After the walk, you will return to the cabin and have a comforting agua de panela (a hot beverage made with sugar cane jaggery). Here you will have the chance of using restrooms and change to warm and dry clothes and shoes (bring a spare change of clothes because the chances of getting wet are very high).

    After having close contact with nature’s vital water source, the guide and driver will take you back to your hotel or any other part of the city just in time for lunch.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "We are visiting one of the biggest water factories on earth, so the chances of rain are high. Bring a rain jacket, hiking shoes and a complete change of cloths (including shoes)"
    "Passport name, number, expiration date and country is required at time of booking for all participants"
    "Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
    "Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Availability depends on the park’s carrying capacity."
    "Maximum altitude of this hike is 4000 MASL."
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "Please Note: No plastic is allowed in the national park"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"

    • Hora de Inicio7:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

      * Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Chía, Cota, Funza, Mosquera, La Calera). Please contact us to arrange it.

    • Duración: 6 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Permit paperwork and entrance fees to the national park.
    • Snacks
    • Local guide
    • English Speaking guide (if option selected)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Chingaza National Park

    No Incluye

    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 2 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Grace C
      Publicado el Martes, 12 de julio del 2016

      Chingaza was worth seeing and the guide was excellent!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Quentin B
      Publicado el Viernes, 04 de marzo del 2016

      Gorgeous nature, and easy day trip outside Bogota. High altitude, and a little strenuous for the non-aclimated. But worth it.

        Calificación General: 10/10

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