AdventureWeek begins with your arrival and reception at the El Dorado airport in Bogotá, Colombia. A transfer will take you to the north part of town, where you will have dinner and rest from your trip.
February 15th 2021 Hike to Chorrera Waterfall / Mountain bike to Choachi village
After breakfast, the group will be driven 1 hour to Chorrera waterfall, the tallest in Colombia (590 meters). We will have a 2 hour hike to the base of the waterfall. After the hike, we will have an opportunity to lunch on the local cuisine. The afternoon brings more adventure, with a 45 minute downhill mountain bike experience on an unpaved road, enjoying the bucolic countryside. We will arrive in the small village of Choachi, where we will enjoy a typical Colombian game named “Tejo”: if you wish, you can play it with the locals! At the end of the day, we will be transferred to the hotel where we will have our dinner, drinks and rest.
February 16th 2021 Chingaza National Natural park
Today we will visit the National Natural Park of Chingaza, located at the eastern side of the Andres Mountains, at 4.050 meters altitude. This area is the home of the biggest water reservoir of the high Andean forest. We will hike for roughly 4 hours to the Siecha Lagoons, where the Muiscas tribes gather to perform rituals. This is the place where the Legend of El Dorado was born. The hike winds through the moorlands (high altitude grasslands) and back to the entrance. After the hike, the group will have some lunch and then be transferred to the hotel. After time to rest and freshen up, the group will head out to a special dinner at Casa Restaurant, located in Casa Bermúdez, considered a national architectural heritage, hence its name. From the music, to the furniture and selection of paintings, the ambience itself is a delight, but the food will surprise the participants even more.
February 17th 2021 Birdwatching Viscacha Trail / Bogota historic center
This day we will hike 2 km on the Vicachá trail. The hike goes through an ecological corridor which is in the process of recovery. This is a great place for birdwatching, and our group has the chance to spot endemic species of the high Andean forest such as the Clarinero (Anisognathus igniventris), the Pico conorufo (Conirostrum rufum), the Andean Guan (Penelope montagnii). After the hike, we will visit the “Virgen of Guadalupe”, located in the eastern hills of the city, at an altitude of 3,360-meters (11,020 ft). Here we will have a full view of Bogotá! We will then visit the historic center and try more delicious local food. At the end of the day, we will be transferred to the hotel to rest and freshen up before another special dinner.
February 18th 2021 Learning the “Panela” process / Canyoning / Rafting
This morning we will be transferred to the Village of Tobia, which will take around 2 hours. Upon arrival, we will board a small train that will take us to a Panela factory or “Trapiche” where we will see how this typical drink is made from unrefined whole cane sugar. Then we will start our canyoning experience, which will take around 4 hours, going down through waterfalls, jumping into streams, swimming and walking inside the Rio Negro. After lunch, the adventure continues with a great rafting experience. After this adventure, we return to our hotel for dinner and a well deserved rest.
February 19th 2021 Marketplace / Hike around the Guatavita Lagoon
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the Sesquile Lagoon, to the Nautic Club el Muña, where the marketplace will take place. After the meetings with local suppliers we will enjoy lunch at this beautiful venue. In the afternoon, we will hike for an hour to visit the sacred Lagoon of Guatavita. After discovering the “El Dorado” during this hike we will return to Bogotá to our hotel. Our last night will bring us a very special cocktail to celebrate the amazing Colombian experience.
February 20th 2021 Departure
Transfers to the airport will be scheduled according to the participants’ flights.
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