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The Mountain of water: Chingaza National Park

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    Chingaza National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The trip starts at 7:00 am from your hotel in Bogota where the driver and guide will meet you to begin a 1.5 hours drive towards the east of the Capital. In the half of the way, you will make a stop at La Calera, and have a taste of the nationally acclaimed arepas (a corn flatbread) with tinto (softer version of Americano coffee). After clearing the national park entrance, you will be introduced to the local guide who will be with you along the hike. The guides, native to this region and with an in-depth knowledge of flora and fauna, will highlight fascinating aspects of the route and will tell you anecdotes related to the native cultures and traditional farming communities of the area. The hike lasts about 3 hours and reaches a lagoon called Laguna de Buitrago. After the walk, you will return to the cabin and have a comforting agua de panela (a hot beverage made with sugar cane jaggery). Here you will have the chance of using restrooms and change to warm and dry clothes and shoes (bring a spare change of clothes because the chances of getting wet are very high). After having close contact with nature’s vital water source, the guide and driver will take you back to your hotel or any other part of the city just in time for lunch.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

    * Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Chía, Cota, Funza, Mosquera, La Calera). Please contact us to arrange it.
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    • Permit paperwork and entrance fees to the national park.
    • Snacks
    • Local guide
    • English Speaking guide (if option selected)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Chingaza National Park
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We are visiting one of the biggest water factories on earth, so the chances of rain are high. Bring a rain jacket, hiking shoes and a complete change of cloths (including shoes)
    • Passport name, number, expiration date and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Availability depends on the park’s carrying capacity.
    • Maximum altitude of this hike is 4000 MASL.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please Note: No plastic is allowed in the national park
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were able to arrange this trip on very short notice. They picked us up exactly at the agreed hour and used the driving time to fill us in on local history and geography. It was a vacation day so lots of people were arriving at the park; the local guide Clara Ines (of
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    Response from IMPULSEstaff, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Mountain of water: Chingaza National Park
    Responded 2 Jul 2019
    Hi Laura. Thank you so much for your kind words! It is so nice to know you enjoyed your time with Clara Inés at Chingaza, which is definitely one of our favorite destinations for the variety of plants, flowers and overall, great landscapes! It is wonderful to have this kind of natural places to visit relatively close to a city like Bogotá. I hope you can return to explore more of our gorgeous country. Have an awesome day!! -Daniela O.
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    We booked last minute with Impulse, emailing them two days before we hoped to visit Chingaza, and were impressed by their responsiveness and flexibility. Our guide met us at 7am at our hotel, where the driver soon appeared to pick us up. We were also joined by a local guide
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    Response from IMPULSEstaff, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Mountain of water: Chingaza National Park
    Responded 6 May 2019
    Hi Dana. Thank you for taking the time to write to us! The Chingaza National Park is a wonderful nature destination for people that come to Bogotá and want to scape into a day of hiking, exploring and just having a good time. I'm so glad that you enjoyed and you were able to have an exciting day! If you ever decide to come back, we'll love to be your travel partners again! Best regards, Daniela
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    They picked me up nice and early in the morning, the driver was super patient, very nice soft spoken young guy. From there we drove to a town in the countryside to pick up the guide, Don Lalo, and they even let me stop to get coffee and breakfast there. Then we drove to
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    Response from Paula D, Guest Relations Manager at The Mountain of water: Chingaza National Park
    Responded 12 Jul 2018
    Hi Adam, Thanks a ton for your comments. Chingaza is one of the most beautiful National Natural Parks in Colombia and a visit to it is definitely worth it. It is great to see you had a good time during your visit to the park and that Don Lalo and Juan were nice and friendly. As for the payment method, probably I didn't mention it in our emails exchange but customers are always free to decide whether to pay in US Dollars or Colombian pesos. You just have to make the change according to the day's exchange rate. Or, if you paid in pesos, you can pay the balance due shown in your confirmation voucher. Thanks again for trusting us and hope to have you back soon. Kind regards, Paula Duarte
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

    By: Impulse Travel
    Vasant B
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    Enreqie was very knowledgeable and helped us plan our trip to Columbia. He was available all the time to help us
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    John D
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    Highly knowledgeable guide and definitely tries to give you the best experience in such a short time.
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    Caroline T
    Chatham, United Kingdom
    Amazing Tour - Maria (our guide) was FANTASTIC!!
    Took this tour in January 2020 with a guide called Maria. She was prompt to pick us up from our hotel, her English
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    Bogota, Colombia
    Great tours with just that little bit extra!
    During our 5 weeks of holiday and travelling around Colombia we made 5 tours through impulse travel and were never
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    Tampa, Florida
    Great Overview of Bogota
    I booked this group tour as I thought it was a safer bet as a solo traveler. I think "group" may mean something
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    Toronto, Canada
    Grand Tour of Bogota
    Jan.25.2020 . 8.0h at 8.30 am The tour was fantastic . The tour guide Natalia was absolutely wonderful,friendly,
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    Leigth M
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    Great mini city tour for layover
    Impulse was great. We pre arranged a layover tour via email and on the day of a strange issue with customs left us
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    Nice day out at the coffee plantation
    This was a lovely trip giving us a chance to see the Colombian countryside on the way out and the way back. The
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