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Trekking to the Chupal Waterfalls in La Vega

4.83(38 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - La Vega - Bogotá, D.C.

Come with us to enjoy a refreshing ecological walk and a refreshing relaxing bath!

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

If you are looking for adventure, this trail is designed for you. We will leave cold Bogotá to the municipality of La Vega, a place with a temperate climate recognized for its water sources. We will do an 11 km trek between Laguna el Tabacal and Cascadas del Chupal, 5 beautiful waterfalls where you can take a refreshing swim. This will be a tour between rural roads and our local guides will tell us about the stories that surround this territory. On this walk we will also visit Laguna el Tabacal, site of indigenous rituals of the Panche civilization.

🌱 Get to know Laguna Tabacal, a sacred place for the indigenous community, Los Panches.

🌱 Explore the tropical forest.

🌱 Enjoy a relaxing bath at the foot of majestic waterfalls.

🌱 Learn about the history of the Los Panches indigenous community.

🌱 Walk along incredible trails that will lead you to connect with nature.

🌱 Experience the feeling of freedom when connecting with nature.


We will leave very early in the morning from Bogotá and we will travel exploring the territory of the eastern mountain range in the direction of the municipality of Vega Cundinamarca, territory of the Panche Indigenous community and recognized for its water riches. On this walk we will visit the Tabacal lagoon, an ancient place of indigenous rituals and offerings, recognized for its floating island which indicated the time according to its position.

We will continue with an 11 km route from Laguna Tabacal to the Chupal Waterfalls. On the way we will visit Alto del Buey and the Cacahual wetland, which is in a state of environmental resilience. On this tour we will enjoy a beautiful tropical forest landscape. Our local guides will tell us about the stories that this incredible place holds.

Difficulty level: Medium-Low

Travel time: approximately 5 hours.

Mild weather

Altimetry: 1,400 m.a.s.l.


Tabacal Lagoon

The inhabitants of the municipality say that their ancestors, and especially the tribe of the Panche chief, performed their rituals on the Butulú hill, which is attached to the lagoon. From there they threw their golden offerings into the Tabacal and also at his enemies. In La Vega it is known as an enchanted lagoon, with colored waters, which sometimes turn blue, and other times, green. Its only inhabitants, ducks, watch over every movement of the island.

Chupal Waterfalls

Composed of 5 waterfalls, these have their source in the greater basin of the Tabacal River. It is a beautiful place in the middle of a tropical forest, where it is possible to take a bath.

Cacahual Wetland

A water mirror that has been restored with the efforts of the community and government entities, it is now a transit home for hundreds of migratory birds and residence for multiple species of fauna and flora.


Private transportation to and from Bogotá
Guidance and Cultural and Environmental Interpretation of the Territory
Entrance to the Tabacal Lagoon and the Chupal Waterfalls
Snack-type lunch (sandwich, nutritional bar and natural juice)
Medical Assistance Insurance


Carry out a screening survey and report if you present any of the corona symptoms
Make use of PPE Personal Protection Elements during the trip, follow the recommendations of the trip coordinators and guides.
This hike does not require experience. Difficulty level 2.6 (Medium - Low Level)
The minimum age for this route is 10 years.
Pets are welcome and can accompany us on this journey.


😷 Bring your EPP Personal Protection Elements Kit (Masks, antibacterial gel or alcohol in a spray bottle, disposable tissues, bag for personal waste disposal).

💦 The main attraction of this hike is the waterfalls where you can enjoy an incredible swim. Please don't forget to bring a change of clothes for after the tour. Do not wear jeans or cotton clothing, preferably wear quick-drying clothing.

🥾 We will hike through rocky terrain, there may be mud and very smooth parts. Wearing shoes that can get muddy, boots or footwear with good grip soles that protect the ankle is ideal. Avoid wearing converse-type sneakers or ballet shoes. Don't wear new shoes on these outings.

🧢 Wear a hat or cap, sunscreen.

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

🎒 Use an ergonomic two-strap backpack to carry on your back.


How do you know if this plan is for you?

This is an ideal route if you are looking for a comfortable and not so physically demanding experience. This trail is level 2.6 (Medium - Low Level). The trail has several ascents that will be made along trail roads at the group's pace. They do not need high physical condition but they do need the determination and effort to overcome these challenges.

What will the food be like?

At Road Trip we are aware of our impact on nature, which is why we choose to offer a vegetarian food option. If you consider that animal protein is necessary in your diet, you can leave this observation in our comment box when making the reservation.

We recommend having breakfast before or bringing it to consume before the tour. Before starting the trail you can buy some provisions for the walk. Your body may ask for more energy, so we suggest you bring snacks such as fruits, nuts, sandwiches or cereal bars. Don't forget to bring at least a liter of water to hydrate yourself along the way.

Relevant information:

Keep in mind that you are responsible for your belongings. Protect your electronic devices and personal documents from rain and humidity.

Carry your cell phone charged, this will allow you to take photographs and use it in case of emergency.

Your safety is very important, please be cautious, always keep the group in sight and follow the guide's instructions.

Do not bring cigarettes or alcoholic beverages. Do not attend a walk late at night, while intoxicated, pregnant, or with medical disabilities.

Strictly follow your doctor's instructions regarding injuries and, if necessary, carry your personal medications.


4.83(38 reviews)

Avatar Laura

Un muy buen plan de fin de semana, de desconexión y de acercarse a la naturaleza....

Avatar Nicolas

Excelente destino...

Avatar Liseth

Excelente experiencia, una caminata muy gratificante, fui con mi perrito y le encanto el recorrido y las cascadas....

Avatar Diana

Es importante llevar ropa de cambio si van a ingresar a las cascadas, el clima fue favorecedor, no nos llovió así que es necesario buena hidratación p...

Avatar Angela

Excelente destino. Daniel un coordinador fuera de este mundo! Fue muy bonita la experiencia y muy organizado y cumplido todo. GRACIAS!...

Avatar Yeimy

Excelente Grupo, el guia muy amable. Gran experiencia...


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