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Hike to Cerro de Quinini: Sacred Mountain of the Moon

4.82(49 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - Tibacuy - Bogotá, D.C.

Sacred mountain of the Moon and site of worship of the Moon Goddess by the community of Los Panches

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

Quininí refers to "Sacred Mountain of the Moon or Goddess of the Moon", which is what it means in the language of the indigenous communities that lived there. This hill is located in the municipalities of Tibacuy and Cumaca, place of settlement of Panche communities. On the tour you will see rock painting and a beautiful landscape of the Magdalena River valley, the Chinauta plateau and Fusagasugá.

The approximately 4.5km ascent is made along royal roads of native oak forest, reaching the summit of the hill at Águila Peak.

🌱 Connect with nature and disconnect from your routine.

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

🌱 Learn about the places where Los Panches celebrated their rituals.

🌱 Walk in the majestic oak forest.

🌱 Explore the wealth of biodiversity that this place has to offer you.

🌱 Learn about the coffee production carried out by the inhabitants of the sector.

🌱 Be surprised by the environmental and pedagogical processes that farmers have undertaken to protect their territory.


We will leave Bogotá very early to travel to the municipality of Tibacuy where we will begin our ascent to Cerro Quininí. During the journey we will learn some of the stories that surround this emblematic place of worship of the Panche Civilization. We will make the ascent along royal roads and we will be able to see cave paintings, we will also cross an oak forest and climb near Pico del Águila to see the beautiful landscape of the Magdalena River valley and 11 municipalities of Cundinamarca. With luck we will see the Pico de Santa Isabel in the Parque de los Nevados.

This is a beautiful tour of fresh air, energy recharge and outdoor sports.

Difficulty Level: Medium - Low

Distance: 10km

Travel time: approximately 4-5 hours.

Mild weather

Altimetry: 1400 m.a.s.l.


Sites where the Panches carried out their rituals.

La Piedra del Gritadero where power dances were performed. The Stone of Birth where the Panche warriors received their children. The Lavapatas Stone where warriors purified themselves for rituals. The Eagle's Peak, vortex of energy to transcend the supersensible planes. The Oak Forest, niche and habitat for numerous species. The face of the Indian.

Quinini Hill

The region corresponds to the ancient indigenous territory of the Panches, of whose civilization there are examples in the petroglyphs or rock art and funerary burials scattered in the area, whose legacy represented the importance of the sacred mountain of the moon "Quininí" as a sacred temple, for praise the goddess.

Municipality of Tibacuy

We will have the opportunity to learn about the production processes of coffee, cocoa and other products made by farmers in the sector.


Private transportation to and from Bogotá
Entrance to the Cerro Quinini Reserve
Environmental Guidance and Interpretation
Snack-type lunch (sandwich, nutritional bar and natural juice)
Medical Assistance Insurance


This hike does not require experience. However, you must be in good physical condition to walk for more than 3 hours in the mountains. The level of this trail is 2.6 (Medium - Low Level))
The minimum age for this route is 10 years.
Pets cannot accompany us on this journey.
The entire trip must be paid through the website 2 days before departure


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

💦 In case of possible rain, please do not 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 walk through rocky areas, some sections may have mud or very smooth parts. Wearing shoes that can get wet, boots or footwear with a good grip sole that protects 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) due to the distance and rocky areas of the trail, it is important that you consider that even though it is a comfortable trail, there may be sections with some climbs that represent some challenges on a physical level.

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, we will make a stop before the trail for those who wish to stock up on some snacks. 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.

You can request accompaniment in English with an additional cost by WhatsApp before making the reservation


4.82(49 reviews)

Avatar Edicson

Una caminata genial, un lugar con mucha historia!...

Avatar Alejandra

Excelente caminata...

Avatar Denisse

Me encanta esta compañía. Es la tercera vez que realizo una actividad con ustedes. El sanduche vegetariano estuvo absolutamente delicioso. Tengo vario...

Avatar Tatiana

Viajar con ellos es ir a la fija siempre. Sería genial que para las salidas por el Sur de Bogotá se cambie el punto de encuentro, para ahorrarse un po...

Avatar Sandra

Un lugar increíble. Súper recomendado...

Avatar Paola

¡Me encantó! Algunos ascensos exigentes, pero valen mucho la pena....


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