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Hiking through a Cloud Forest to the highest waterfall in Colombia, La Chorrera

4.75(48 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - Choachí

Come and enjoy a wonderful experience breathing in the freshest air and taking exercise in a glorious place on Bogotá’s doorstep.

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Adventure, Ecotourismroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Medio departuresFrom Bogotá, D.C. 10 roadtrip:info.hours

 We will visit the waterfall of La Chorrera, the highest in Colombia, which we reach walking through a cloud forest of orchids, bromelias and hundreds of species of birds. On this walk we will be constantly accompanied by the roaring sound of the waterfall, by the freshest and most delicious air and we will be delighted by hundreds of species of flora and fauna in this most Colombian of ecosystems, the cloud forest. On the way back from La Chorrera we will visit El Chiflòn, a waterfall which you can walk behind to fully experience its power. This is a marvellous adventure in one of the most attractive beauty spots of Colombia.

🌱 Discover the cloud forest

🌱 Walk amongst orchids, bromelias and the stunning vegetation offered by this landscape

🌱 Enjoy the highest waterfall in Colombia

🌱 Disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature


We will travel from Bogota to the Nature Reserve which surrounds this lovely waterfall. From there we will walk through dense countryside so as to observe the marvels of this beauty spot, approaching the waterfalls through an exuberant Andean wood where we will be able to enjoy the lovely scenery with its wonderful backdrop of mountains. The walk will take us through a cloud forest which harbours different species of native flora and fauna and thousands of species of birds. After walking for about an hour, the roar of the waterfall can be clearly heard, and on a clear day the highest point of the waterfall can be seen from quite a long way away as we walk towards it. Finally, we will arrive just underneath the waterfall to see its impressive fall through the greenery of the forest. Our route back will take us past El Chiflòn, another waterfall, behind which we can explore, at which point we will feel how powerfully and plentifully this water falls, as the spray and breeze from the water hitting the rocks clings to our skin. 

Level of difficulty: Medium

Distance: 11 km

Time to complete route: approximately 5 hours

Altitude: 2,400 metres above sea level


Carretera a Choachi

A narrow path with a natural landscape showcasing an incredible display of paramo ecosystem. We will enjoy this scenery from our departure in Bogotá to the La Chorrera Adventure Park.

Cascada La Chorrera

This is the highest waterfall in Colombia, with a free fall of 590 meters. To reach directly beneath the waterfall, we'll have to enter a dense cloud forest filled with orchids, bromeliads, and hundreds of bird species.

Cascada El Chiflon

A much denser waterfall. We'll be able to pass behind its torrential waters.

Municipio de Choachí

This colonial town has a beautiful church in its main square. You can also try some of its delicious desserts.


Private transportation to and from Bogotá
Entrance Ticket to La Chorrera Natural Park
Guidance and Interpretation of the landscape provided by experienced, certified guides
Local Lunch at the restaurant
Medical insurance coverage in case of accident or injury
English-speaking guide can be requested at an additional cost via WhatsApp before making your reservation


Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the trip, follow the recommendations of the trip coordinators and guides.
This hike does not require experience but please bear in mind the altitude involved and what this implies.
Minimum age for this route is 10 years old
Pets are welcome and can join us on this journey. As per traffic regulations, they must be in a crate at all times during van travel.


😷 Carry your Personal Protection Essentials kit (face mask, antibacterial gel or spray-alcohol, disposable tissues, and a bag for personal waste disposal).

💦 We'll be trekking through a cloud forest, so it's crucial to bring a waterproof jacket. You may also bring a change of clothes for after the journey. Avoid wearing jeans or cotton garments; instead, opt for quick-drying attire.

🥾 Our hike will traverse rocky terrain, which may include muddy and slippery sections. Use footwear suitable for getting muddy, such as boots or shoes with good grip and ankle protection. Avoid wearing Converse-style sneakers or ballet flats. Do not wear new shoes for this outing.

🧢 Bring a hat or cap, along with sunscreen.

💊 Carry your medications and personal documents (medical insurance card and ID).

🎒 Use an ergonomic backpack with two shoulder straps for carrying on your back


How to know if this plan is for you?

This trail is rated Level 3 (Medium Level). If you exercise regularly, this route is definitely for you. The trail spans 11 km and takes approximately 5 hours to complete. The terrain is well-marked, but it can be a bit slippery during the rainy season, so shoes with good grip are recommended.

What about the food?

At Road Trip, we are conscious of our impact on nature, which is why we opt to offer a vegetarian food option. If you consider animal protein essential in your diet, you can leave a note in our comments box when making your reservation.

We recommend having breakfast beforehand or bringing something to eat before the hike. We will make a stop for those who wish to have breakfast. Your body might require more energy, so we suggest bringing snacks like fruits, nuts, traditional Colombian 'bocadillos' or cereal bars. Don't forget to carry at least one liter of water for hydration during the journey.

Relevant Information:

Please be aware that you are responsible for your belongings.

Protect your electronic devices and personal documents from rain and moisture.

Ensure your cell phone is fully charged; this will enable you to take photos and use it in case of an emergency.

Your safety is very important. Please be prudent, keep the group in sight at all times, and follow the guide's instructions.

Do not bring cigarettes or alcoholic beverages. Do not join a hike if you are sleep-deprived, intoxicated, pregnant, or have medical disabilities.

Strictly follow your doctor's advice regarding any injuries and, if necessary, bring your personal medications.

English-speaking support can be requested at an additional cost via WhatsApp before making your reservation.


4.75(48 reviews)

Avatar Laura

Es una buena caminata. Nivel es intermedio bajo. Lo bueno es que hay un guía al inicio y al final entonces nadie se queda. La comida es espectacular, ...

Avatar William

Una experiencia de inmersión en la naturaleza con vistas impresionantes del entorno montañoso y una cascada majestuosa. Gracias totales!!...

Avatar Fabian

Muy buena organizacion, guia dispuesto a explicar las diferentes estaciones del camino y un lugar espectacular....

Avatar Margarita

Buena organización y planeación...

Avatar Lorena

Excelente Plan, guías claros y con amor a la naturaleza. Excelente experiencia recomendado....

Avatar Luis

Lugar increible, muy organizados, todo excelente...


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