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Expedition to the Peñas Blancas Forest Reserve

4.83(25 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - Tibacuy - Bogotá, D.C.

Expedition to the Peñas Blancas Forest Reserve

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Ecotourism, Ruralroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Medio Alto departuresFrom Bogotá, D.C. 6 roadtrip:info.hours

Escape from the city routine and immerse yourself in an archaeological and forest paradise, a place surrounded by orchids that attract various birds and butterflies, which direct you to an enchanting view and will make you level up in hiking.

Our expedition begins in the rural area of Cumaca, within the municipality of Tibacuy, where we will begin an incredible forest bath, we will see beautiful trees such as rubber and oak. We will be climbing until we reach the top of the blade, we will travel a high-level route, with incredible landscapes where we will have a panoramic view of Cerro Quinini, the Chinauta plateau, Fusagasugá, Silvania among other charming towns. Then we will descend through a beautiful forest full of bromeliads and ferns that will embrace us with every step.

🌱 Connect with nature and disconnect from your routine.

🌱 Learn about the history of the indigenous community of Los Panches and Muiscas

🌱 Take a forest bath and free yourself from stress

🌱 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.

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We will leave Bogotá very early to travel to the municipality of Cumaca where we will begin our ascent to the Peñas Blancas Forest Reserve. During the journey we will find beautiful species of flora such as leafy rubber and oak trees, we will see magical butterflies and beautiful orchids that provide a sweet smell to the trail. On the way up we will have incredible panoramic views of 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 an incredible expedition, in the middle of the forest and high in the mountains, a perfect outdoor activity.

Difficulty Level: Medium-High

Distance: 8 km

Travel time: approximately 5-6 hours.

Mild weather

Altimetry: 2100 m.a.s.l.

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Municipality of Cumana

A remote municipality of Tibacuy that is located in the Sumapaz region, surrounded by two beautiful Protective Forest Reserves such as Peñas Blancas and Cerro Quinini.

Peñas Blancas Forest Reserve

A wonderful forest reserve where lush Roche and Caucho trees stand out, where we will learn about their ecosystem services and appreciate their beautiful biodiversity.

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🚌Round trip transportation
👨🏻Cultural and environmental interpretation (Local guides)
🥪Snack lunch (sandwich, nutritional bar and natural juice)
🚑Medical assistance insurance

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Activities are not permitted while pregnant or under the influence of alcohol or hallucinogenic substances.
The entire trip must be paid through the website 2 days before departure
Please note that the trail level is High. The minimum age for this route is 12 years old. Maximum Age 60 years

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😷 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.

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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 4.2 (Medium - High Level) due to the distance and rocky areas of the trail, it has sections with ascents 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.

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4.83(25 reviews)

Avatar Nicoll
Nicoll
5.00

Nos llovió ese día, fue muy emocionante bajar de la montaña y resbalarnos con las hojas en el piso....

Avatar Sandra
Sandra
4.60

En general estuvo chévere, sin embargo, debido a la distancia entre Bogotá y el destino llegamos tarde y no se pudo completar todo el recorrido. Serí...

Avatar Nikola
Nikola
4.80

Este viaje era espectacular, nos encantó el paisaje y también el servicio del quía local. Pero en cuánto al nivel, seguramente no es medio alto. Es al...

Avatar Paula
Paula
4.60

Exigencia alta. Guias locales, buen ambiente...

Avatar Natalie
Natalie
4.80

Qué camino, qué vista, qué experiencia tan maravillosa! Fue difícil, duro (la información 'medio-alto' esta correcta)... pero valió la pena totalmente...

Avatar Daniel
Daniel
4.60

muy buenos guias amables y siempre pendiente del grupo , ruta excelente un buen nivel paisaje sorprendente comida a mejorar el sanduche y cambiaron la...

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