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Hiking in the Cloud Forests of the Chicaque Natural Park

4.90(39 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - Soacha - Bogotá, D.C.

Submerge yourself in this incredible cloud forest, where you can experience at first hand the biodiversity of Colombian ecosystems, close to Bogota.

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

The Chicaque Natural park is an ideal place to enjoy hiking in an area close to Bogota. This incredible natural reserve contains innumerable species of flora and fauna unique in the world, in a nature reserve dedicated to the protection and conservation of nature, environmental education and eco-tourism. Being the home of more than 100 species of birds, you will have the opportunity to leave behind the noise of the city and hear their songs.

🌱 Change the scenery of your daily life and enjoy beautiful landscapes

🌱 Enjoy this incredible nature reserve which is unique in the world

🌱 Contemplate the views provided by extraordinary natural viewing platforms

🌱 Walk various routes through the reserve showcasing the flora and fauna of Colombia

🌱 Discover The Refuge, a place created by the community to serve as the epicentre of this natural reserve.

🌱 Submerge yourself in the wonders of a Colombian cloud forest.


We leave Bogota to visit the Chicaque Natural Park, a protected area situated in the southwest of the Bogota savannah. This nature reserve composed of 7 separate types of forest spread over a number of different altitudes within the park, harbours innumerable species of flora and fauna which are unique in the world, birds, orchids, trees, plants etc, and is spread across more than 300 green hectares.

In our visit you will have a unique experience with nature, in the company of our experienced guides, we will walk 9 kilometres along the Eagles Peak route and the rocky summit of this route to arrive at The Refuge where we will have lunch. We will rest for a while before entering the oak forest from where we will begin the route which returns us to the park entrance.

Level of Difficulty: Medium- Low

Time to complete route: 5-6 hours approximately

Climate: Damp, cool

Altitude: 2,600 metres above sea level.


Chicaque Natural Park

In this park you can immerse yourself in the cloud forest, see up close a startling variety of birds and mammals, enjoy the view of the Tequendama region from Eagles Peak and hike. This destination is ideal for those looking for eco-tourism, some environmental education and who are looking to enjoy some restful entertainment in Nature. This wonderful place offers both accommodation and the opportunity to enjoy adventure sports.

Eagles Peak

Characterised by the black, highly carbon-concentrated rock found at its peak, this natural viewing platform gives stunning views over the Tequendama region and on a clear day all the way to Bogota as well as being an excellent place to observe eagles and buzzards.

Sendero El Roquedal:

This trail is characterized mainly by the abundance of orchids and Gaques, and by its steep paths that demand physical exertion for its journey.

El Mirador:

The park boasts various natural and man-made viewpoints. This one, in particular, retains the name "El Mirador" and is the highest and most privileged point from which to contemplate the beauty of the park.

Senderos precolombinos:

We will walk through areas that were inhabited by our ancestors, who framed paths to explore and seek food and protection.

El Refugio:

This place is the epicenter of the park and is entirely made of wood. There is the restaurant where we will have lunch, and it also has a beautiful viewpoint in the form of a rotunda to see towards the west.


Private transport to and from Bogota
Entry into the Chicaque Natural Park
Lunch in the restaurant at The Refuge
Local, trained guide
Medical Insurance


Conduct a screening survey and report if you have any symptoms of coronapp.
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the journey, follow the recommendations of travel coordinators and guides.
This hike does not require experience. Difficulty level 2.6 (Medium - Low).
The minimum age for this route is 10 years old.
Pets are not allowed on this journey due to being 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 cloud forest 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?

This trail is level 2.6 (Medium - Low Level). This is a route designed for those people who are just starting out in hiking but who do physical activity during the week. A distance of 9 km will be covered in 6 hours. The return walk will be uphill on a route similar to climbing Monserrate.

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 starting the trail for those who wish to have breakfast. This route is demanding, 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.


4.90(39 reviews)

Avatar Juan

Una caminata y un lugar extraordinario. Pedro es el mejor guía del mundo, gracias a el por compartir su conocimiento y hacer de estas caminatas de Roa...

Avatar Alejandro

Una muy buena experiencia nivel bajo - medio el parque es muy lindo y con unos paisajes hermosos, Pedro el Guia muy amable y conocedor...

Avatar Diana

Me encantó esta caminata, bonito destino y el Sr. Pedro es excelente! es la 2da caminata que hago con Roadtrip y en verdad los recomiendo!!!...

Avatar Angelica

Una ruta de baja - media exigencia. Se contó con un buen guía “Pedro” que estuvo muy atento del grupo...

Avatar Maria

Espectacular. El paisaje muy lindo. El regreso en ascenso hace un poco más exigente el recorrido pero vale la pena totalmente. Las explicaciones de Pe...

Avatar Manuela

Hermoso lugar , la comida deliciosa , muy buena logistica y Pedro nuestro guia excelente con mucho conocimiento , el mejor sin duda. Supee recomendado...


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