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Walk through the old Guambita lagoon or Martos Reservoir

4.75(4 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - Guasca - Bogotá, D.C.

A walk of peace and liberation where you will learn about a very diverse paramo.

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Birdwatching, Ecotourismroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Medio Bajo departuresFrom Bogotá, D.C. 11 roadtrip:info.hours

You will walk through the paramo and high Andean forest ecosystem, where we will find an ancient lagoon that was drained to extract the Muisca treasures that were found there. You will visit imposing mountains that reflect the glacial retreat that generated ravines and pipes pouring their waters to reach the Magdalena basin.


We will leave early in the morning to head towards the municipality of Guasca-Cundinamarca where our local guide will be waiting for us to take us to the beginning of the walk.

We will go through landscapes full of water, fog, some cold but contemplating the fauna and flora of the moor that is housed in the place.

We will have the possibility of seeing many birds native to these ecosystems, although some migratory ones as well, and from time to time we will have the possibility of observing the wonderful spectacled bear.



An ancient town inhabited by the indigenous Muiscas, Guasca was part of the Guatavita chiefdom, founded in the year 1600 by Don Luis Enríquez.

Vista Hermosa Reserve of Monquetiva

The Vista Hermosa reserve is a beautiful place where different species of animals typical of the wasteland live and subsist, among them some types of endemic hummingbirds, deer, shrews and a few specimens of Spectacled bears.


Private transportation Round trip from Bogotá
Local support and guidance
medical assistance card
Snack-type lunch (vegetarian sandwich, mix of nuts and natural juice)


The minimum age for this route is 12 years old.
Make use of PPE Personal Protection Elements during the trip, follow the recommendations of the trip coordinators and guides.
Pets are not allowed on this journey. Because it is a natural reserve area.


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

💦 This trail is in a paramo ecosystem, so there may be rain and humidity. 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 take a walk through rocky and humid terrain. 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?

It is a 2/5 difficulty route, we will travel approximately 6.5 km in a paramo ecosystem above 3,500 meters above sea level where we will have possibilities of rain and wind.

The road has some places with some mud and wet soils.

No previous experience is necessary, it is a good hike to start with.

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 tour for those who wish to have breakfast. 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.


4.75(4 reviews)

Avatar Claudia

Excelente servicio del conductor y guía. Personas muy amables y dispuestas a servir, el conocimiento del guía Fredy es admirable y gracias por ayudar ...

Avatar Marcela

Fredy es un gran guía que suma demasiado a la experiencia. Su conocimiento sobre la flora y fauna del lugar hace que un recorrido de bajo esfuerzo, pu...

Avatar Lina

Una caminata recomendada para quienes se están iniciando en el senderismo, muy suave y placentera, a pesar del clima típico de paramo lluvioso y frío....

Avatar Laura

Excelente y Fredy el guía local, se esforzó mucho por hacer la cmainat aúna experiencia única, gracias a él que pudo rastrear oso, logramos ver tres !...


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