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San Gil & surroundings

San Gil is a little in colonial village in the department Santander. It is more than just a nice little village in a beautiful area as it is also the ideal starting point for several extreme sports like white water rafting, abseiling, cave tours, parasailing, trekking etc. Even if you are not so adventurous San Gil and the Chicamocha Canyon area are worth a visit. The colonial villages like Barichara and Guane, the amazing views during a walk or a when riding a bike and the many hotels outside the village make San Gil a perfect place for everyone that is looking for a special destination.

There is so much to do in the area of San Gil that you can spend easily a week or 2 weeks in the area without getting bored. For this program we choose a 5 day program starting in Bogota and a big dose of adventure. That is what San Gil and the area is famous for and that is why we choose for this program. But of course it also possible to organize any custom made program where the client decides how much adventure will be included in the program, with more natural and cultural activities.

Important: White water rafting might be the most well known activity in San Gil and this is an activity you can´t miss. The white water rafting in this program is suitable for young and old and you don´t need any special experience to participate. It is possible to choose for white water rafting for more advanced. Also the activity parasailing is suitable for young and old as you always do a tandem flight with an experienced professional. All mentioned activities are done with professional equipment and guided by experienced professional guides. Always listen very well to the instructions before engaging in any adventurous activity.

Kerk in San Gil

Raftin op Río Fonce

Uitzicht op Barichara

Parque gallineral in San Gil

Day 1:
Private transport from Bogota to San Gil (+/- 6 hours). You will be picked up at your designated address or hotel in Bogota and brought to Hotel Camino Real just outside of San Gil. Rest of the day free to enjoy the little village of San Gil or stay at the hotel to relax and enjoy the pool.

Day 2:
Early morning transport to the Chicamocha Canyon. Here starts the first adventure, a tandem flight with instructor over the Chicamocha Canyon with a difference in height of over 1000m. In the afternoon back to San Gil for the next activity: a tour through one of the many caves in the area of San Gil. After exciting day back to the hotel.

Day 3:
After breakfast an ecological walk to the waterfalls of Juan Curi. For the real adrenaline junkies it is possible (not inclusive) to participate in the activity ´torrentismo´. This is an activity where you go down the waterfall in harness and rope, like rappelling but then including the water from the waterfall. After a short break in the nice little village San Jose where they make delicious typical sausages prepared in guarapo, time for the next activity: white water rafting over the Rio Fonce with water rapids up to level 3. After another exciting day back to the hotel.

Day 4:
Today we will go to Barichara with private transport, a little village that lies only a 45minute drive away from San Gil. This village is well known to be the most beautiful village of Colombia. Enjoy the delusion of going back in time while walking the small colonial streets of Barichara. There is enough time to walk to Guane over 'el Camino Real', during the walk you will be rewarded with many amazing views and colorful birds. At the end of the afternoon back to San Gil for the last night.

Dag 5:
After breakfast back to Bogota (to your designated address) with private transport.

- Private transport Bogota-San Gil-Bogota
- Private transport during mentioned activities
- 4 nights in Hotel Camino Real including breakfast
- All mentioned activities with entrance fees
- Professional equipment for mentioned activities
- Professional local guides

Not inclusive:
- Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities

- Program with extra or different activities
- Program with extra nights
- Program with national flights from and to Bucaramanga
- Program with other hotel
- Combination with other destinations
- Guide in an other language (English, German, French, Dutch)

Kerk in Barichara

Waterval bij Juan Curi

Paragliding in Chicamocha vallei

Rafting op Río Suarez

Grottentocht door Cueva el Indio

Rappel bij Juan Curi waterval