Duration: 2 days
This is a unique excursion that takes us to the first National Natural Park of Colombia, which is part of an extensive biological corridor connected with other protected areas which seek to conserve the transition ecosystems from the Andes to the Amazon.
We will leave San Agustín in the morning in private vehicle to Palestina in a journey of about 2.5 hours, continuing towards the Vereda La Mensura at 2,000 m.a.s.l. From here we will start a walk that passes by the Alto del Oso and La Cascajosa Creek (1,650 m.a.s.l. / 4 Km. / 1.5 hours of walking approx.) where the protected area of the Park begins. We will continue towards the Mirador sector (1,950 m.a.s.l / +1.2 km / +1 hour of walking) from where we will walk the last section of 2.3 km (1 hour of walking approx.) to the Los Cedros sector, where the parks visitors´ center is located.
In the afternoon, we will take a tour of 8.5 km on the Roble Negro trail where we can see the Oak trees, the Natural Viewpoint, the peaks of the Fragua and the Cerro Punta mountains.
Return to the visitors’ center, dinner and accommodation.
In the morning, we will hike along the 3 km of the Camino de los Gigantes trail and also explore the Cueva del Indio cave where we can see limestone formations. We will explore the Cueva de los Guácharos in search of these nocturnal birds, as well as the El Lápiz geological fault and its interpretive trails. We will continue along the 3.4 km Lluvia de Cristales trail, where we will see fauna and flora characteristic of the Andean and high Andean forests, and at the end of the tour we will have the opportunity to bathe in the Cristales Waterfall.
Box lunch, return to the visitors’ center and return to San Agustín.
- Local bilingual guide
- Private transportation.
- Entrance fees to the park
- Accident insurance
- Lodging in the park visitor's center in multiple accommodation
- Dinner (1)
- Breakfast (1)
- Box lunch (1)
- Personal expenses
- Activities or expenses not specified in the plan.
- Average temperature: 8- 18°C
- Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, a raincoat or "poncho" and wear sunscreen.
- Suggested schedule: In the morning at 6:00 am. The return to San Agustín the next day is estimated in the afternoon, around 6:00 pm.
This 2-day tour has hikes of medium difficulty through bridle and marshy paths, especially in the rainy seasons, so it is recommended to wear plastic boots (we have boots available for rent, or you can buy some in San Agustín before leaving), bring shoes to rest, clothing for cold weather (4 - 10ºC), flashlight, batteries, energy snacks and water for walks, trekking poles, swimsuit, sunscreen, bags for inorganic waste (you must take all waste with you when leaving the Park ) and personal precautions deemed necessary.
Please bear in mind that in the Park area there is no Wi-Fi connection nor telephone signal, and the electricity supply is available for 3 hours at night. The accommodation is in standard category - Local Inn and the Difficulty Level is Trek Level 2.