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From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest Waterfall

From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest Waterfall

From US$ 84.78 per person

Leave bustling Bogotá for a day of trekking through the Andean forest. Witness the natural wonders of El Chiflón and La Chorrera, Colombia’s tallest waterfall.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Trek through the lush, green Andean forest on a 3-hour round-trip hike
  • Experience the natural wonders of El Chiflón and La Chorrera waterfalls
  • Learn about the native flora and fauna with your bilingual guide
  • Enjoy local Colombian breakfast and lunch
Full description

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.

  • Guided hike to La Chorrera Waterfall
  • Private transportation
  • Local bilingual guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to the park
  • Bottled water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Cranky Croc Hostel Cl. 12d #3-56, Bogotá, Colombia. Once you arrive, head inside the hostel and go to the reception desk and say that you are there for the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • Dress appropriately for hiking in nature and rainy conditions
  • The length of the tour depends on how long it takes to arrive at the waterfalls
  • You’ll be hiking at elevations ranging from 6,309 to 8,530 feet (1,923 to 2,600 meters) above sea level
  • You should be able to handle uneven terrain to go on this hike
  • Vegetarian food options are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 171 reviews

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Marcela Was an amazing guide, so friendly and fun. The hike and drive there were beautiful but I think what surprised me was how good all the included good was. Don’t miss out on this trip! Also, bring a dry set of clothing for after the hike. You can leave them in the car while hiking but it was so nice to put on a dry shirt post hike. Also, shout out to our driver, Omar. He kept us safe on some very narrow roads and played amazing Colombian music too!

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November 26, 2022

I went in mid/late November. Marcela was an excellent guide and the park was fantastic. The views of the Andes are great, the waterfalls are beautiful, and I highly recommend this experience. We started our day with breakfast, then we drove up the mountain and stopped briefly to see the paramo, which was mind-blowing. Then we drove out to the park. The weather was sunny and hot, so the spray from the waterfalls was divine. We had a brief rain shower before lunch which I personally enjoyed.

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November 23, 2022

This was such an amazing tour. I always get worried on group tours that we spend too much time doing things that just waste time. I felt this was straight to the point with facts and places we visited. Our tour guide Marcela was absolutely amazing anf such a sweetheart. I felt like she was a friend I was traveling with she was full of smiles and made our small group feel like a family. I asked her endless questions that she always had a answer for. Highly recommend and Marcela made all the difference. Would love to do more tours with her!

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November 12, 2022

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