Sacred Lakes and Paramo of Chingaza

Bogota, Colombia

Experience hosted by Jerome

10.5 hours, Hosted in French, English and Spanish
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Up to 7 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

It is a full day trip, we will leave Bogota at 7:30 in the morning from my dental clinic Armonia Dental (meeting place). We will drive for about two hours until entering Chingaza National Park.
At the entrance of the park we will have a discussion of 10/15 minutes with the rangers (advices / security)
We will walk a little over 5 km and will go through 3 lagoons in the middle of the paramo (Laguna Fausto, America y Siecha)
Throughout the walk we will talk about the importance of these lakes, ecosystems of the park (paramo / subparamo / High Andean forest) as well as its fauna ( Spectacled bear, condor, cougar, white-tailed deer, ...)
We will have a picnic on the spot and then return quietly to Bogota in the afternoon.

Price of the entrance and insurance is not included in the experience price
51,500 pesos for foreigners + 4000 pesos insurance.
19 000 pesos for Colombians or foreign residents+ 4000 pesos insurance
There is a limited number of people per day in the park so it is better to book in advance to be sure to get in. The walk is between 3200 and 3800 m altitude, a good physical condition is recommended.

CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING TO BE SURE OF AVAILABILITY OR TO CREATE A GROUP WITH OTHER PEOPLE IF YOU ARE NOT 3 PEOPLE.
Other things to note
Each participant will have to pay park entrance and obligatory insurance (not include in the price of the experience)
PLEASE CONTACT ME BY MESSAGE BEFORE BOOKING FOR AVAILABILITY !!!
Tour: minimum 3 people and maximum 7 people
There is a limited access of number of people per day in the park so it is better to book in advance.
It is a full day trip, we will leave Bogota at 7:30 in the morning from my dental clinic Armonia Dental (meeting place). We will drive for about two hours until entering Chingaza National Park.
At the entrance of the park we will have a discussion of 10/15 minutes with the rangers (advices / security)
We will walk a little over 5 km and will go through 3 lagoons in the middle of the paramo (Laguna Fausto, America y Siecha)
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What's included

  • Food
    Roasted Chicken / Crisps / Fruits / Cookies
  • Drinks
    Fresh Juice
  • Transport
    Private car (chevrolet captive 4 people or chevrolet traverse / people)

Meet your host, Jerome

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 8 Reviews
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I live in Colombia in bogota for almost 3 years. I am French, my wife is Colombian.
I love walking and discovering the surroundings of Bogota. We have a dental clinic with my wife (armonia dental), we offer sightseeing tours of incredible places combined with dental treatments.
I am setting up my company as a tour operator in Bogota (Paramo Adventure)
During this exerience we will visit an extraordinary place where I often come to reconnect with nature just 2 hours from Bogota by car.
I have traveled to many countries of our planet and am delighted by the beauty that Colombia offers us. I wish to discover these wonders to travelers from all over the world.
I speak french, english and spanish and I m always happy to meet new people.
I live in Colombia in bogota for almost 3 years. I am French, my wife is Colombian.
I love walking and discovering the surroundings of Bogota. We have a dental clinic with my wife (armonia dental), we offer sightseeing tours of incredible places combined with dental treatments.
I am setting up my company as a tour operator in Bogota (Paramo Adventure)
During this exerience we will visit an extraordinary place where I often come to reconnect with nature just 2 hours from Bogota by…
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Where you'll be

The Siecha lagoons are in the Chingaza National Park ubicated more than 3000 meters above sea level. The landscapes are typical of the Colombian paramos, ecosystems of the region which represent 3% of the Colombian territory and essential to its equilibrium (collect 70% of the fresh water)
These lagoons were sacred places of pilgrimage and celebration of the Muiscas, Siecha meaning "man of water" or "male house" in Muisca. They used to do offerings in those lagoons.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Jeremy
November 2020
I couldn't recommend this tour enought Jerome was so thoughtful and well versed in the local history it really made the difference. He also provided lunch in which was delicious as well. Do your self a favor and book with this guy if you're in town you wont be disappointed!
I couldn't recommend this tour enought Jerome was so thoughtful and well versed in the local history it really made the difference. He also provided lunch in which was delicious as…
May
November 2019
10/10 experience, I highly recommend! If you are a nature enthusiast you will enjoy this adventure very much. In addition to the beautiful location, Jerome is a very wonderful guide who is energetic, passionate, considerate and optimistic. Very open-minded and easy to talk to. Gracias Jerome por la experiencia, saludos! ☺️
10/10 experience, I highly recommend! If you are a nature enthusiast you will enjoy this adventure very much. In addition to the beautiful location, Jerome is a very wonderful guid…
Sarah
November 2019
Le paramo de Chingaza est tout simplement magnifique! Jérôme a été un hôte parfait pour nous accompagner dans cette activité. Il est très dynamique et généreux. Il nous a donné plusieurs informations pertinentes sur le paramo et sur la fondation de la culture colombienne, tout en nous racontant son expérience de vie en Colombie. L'activité était très bien organisée. Nous recommandons avec plaisir cette expérience!
Le paramo de Chingaza est tout simplement magnifique! Jérôme a été un hôte parfait pour nous accompagner dans cette activité. Il est très dynamique et généreux. Il nous a donné plu…
Julia
October 2019
The experience was really impressive. We walked through stunning nature. Jerome organised everything really well. He is friendly and knows a lot about the nature. He took good care. Thank you!
Jan
October 2019
I can only greatly recommend this "experience" - not only is the "paramo de Chingaza" a unique and impressive natural reserve to explore; Jerome made this exploration possible and moreover a very enjoyable experience. Transport to and from the remote entrance "Laguna Siecha", roasted chicken lunch, and explanations of the environment were provided with great enthusiasm. Recommended.
I can only greatly recommend this "experience" - not only is the "paramo de Chingaza" a unique and impressive natural reserve to explore; Jerome made this exploration possible and…
Ericka
September 2019
Jerome was fantastic! The trip to Chingaza was fun, comfortable, and beautiful! Jerome is funny and easy to get along with. He knew a lot about the area, the history, the nature, and Colombia. I appreciate his adventurous and nature-loving spirit. Would highly recommend Jerome and his experiences!!
Jerome was fantastic! The trip to Chingaza was fun, comfortable, and beautiful! Jerome is funny and easy to get along with. He knew a lot about the area, the history, the nature, a…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Suncream

Water