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Excursion and Rafting in the awe-inspiring Canyon of the River Güejar

4.89(30 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - Cubarral - Mesetas - Bogotá, D.C.

The River Güejar canyon is an exuberant and untouched wonder of Nature waiting to be

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Adventure, Ecotourismroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Medio Bajo departuresFrom Bogotá, D.C. 2 roadtrip:info.days

This is an adventure based in the Meta department where we will raft down the River Güejar. We 

will visit the higher part of the river with its spectacular natural swimming pools and enjoy a day of 

adventure rafting through a landscape in the midst of a landscape unmatched for its natural 

beauty, its delightful waterfalls and majestic and millennial rock formations which contrast with the 

flora and fauna of the area, all of which combine to make this activity an experience truly filled 

with the magic realism for which Colombia is famed. 

 

🚣 Relax in the natural swimming pools of the River Güejar 

🚣 Enjoy the Canyon of Lajòn 

🚣 Raft down the River Güejar 

🚣 Enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Meta. 

 

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Day 1 

We leave Bogota very early to arrive in the department of Meta, and on the road we will enjoy the 

emblematic landscape of the llanos, or the plains, and of the fruit which they sell on the route. We 

will arrive in the town of Lejanias where we will start our trip with a visit to the natural swimming 

pools of the River Güejar. We will enjoy a refreshing dip and go for a brief hike to discover 

something of this lovely municipality. We will visit the waterfall of Lajòn and there we can bathe in 

the delicious waters which have come to this wonderful place from their birth in the high paramo 

of Sumapaz. We will visit the town of Mesetas where we will have dinner and spend the night 

sleeping soundly in preparation for the best part of the trip, rafting down the canyon of the River 

Güejar. 

Day 2 

We will have an early breakfast before setting off on our adventure in the Canyon of the River 

Güejar. We will travel to the departure point on the river bank where we will be given extensive 

instructions by our qualified and experienced guides to help us make the most of the 17 

kilometres of the route which we will complete in roughly 5 hours. During the experience we will 

come face to face with an exquisite landscape, waterfalls and gigantic millennial rock faces easily 

surpassing 20 metres in height, accompanied by birds and butterflies of every colour as we glide 

past unspoilt and impressive forests clinging to the sides and the tops of the most impressive 

cliffs. There are various stops along the route to visit waterfalls nestled out of sight behind the 

high stone walls of the canyon and to take the group photos which everyone clamours to take on 

such an excellent adventure. 

The last hour of the trip takes place having passed out of the canyon, and into the privileged 

landscape of the mountains which make up the Serrania of the Macarena. At this point, we have 

the opportunity to leap into the water and allow ourselves to drift down the river with the current, 

with our experienced guides within ear and eyeshot to pull up back into the raft when the 

mountain-cold water has persuaded us to back into the vessel. A truly refreshing experience after 

the hours of rowing and splashing water at the other rafts in playful competition.  

Finally, at the end of this wonderful experience, we stop at a riverside restaurant, eat, drink, 

shower and change. 

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San Juan de Arama

One of the 29 municipalities in the department of Meta, best known as the portal to the Serrania of the Macarena, this extensive ecosystem is considered by many scientists to be one of the richest and most diverse reserves of forest flora and fauna anywhere on the planet.

Pools of the Rio Güejar

The natural swimming pools of Güejar are located in the town of Lejanias in Meta. Spectacular jacuzzis and waterslides formed by erosion enable the visitor to have the most refreshing swim in water of an extraordinary emerald-green in a totally unspoilt landscape, untouched by tourism. Depending on the season, the excursion can be extended to visit the waterfall of the Lajòn Canyon.

Canyon of the River Güejar

This magical place, like a jewel encrusted into a setting of the gigantic and millennial rock formations, borders on the extraordinary Serrania of the Macarena, a landscape untouched and unspoilt and beloved of its residents. During the trip you will lose count of the number of different waterfalls and water features you will see.

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Private transportation from Bogotá
1 night of shared accommodation for 3 (optional private accommodation)
Breakfasts (2) and Lunches (2)
Entrance and tour of the Güejar natural pools
Rafting through the Güejar River Canyon
Certified Rafting Guides and Local Environmental Interpreters
Medical Assistance Insurance
You can request English assistance with an additional cost through WhatsApp before making the reservation.

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Complete a screening survey and report if you have any symptoms of coronapp.
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the trip and follow the recommendations of the trip coordinators and guides.
Activities are not allowed during pregnancy or under the influence of alcohol or hallucinogenic substances.
The minimum age for this trip is 12 years.
The entire trip must be paid through the website 3 days before departure.

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😷 Bring a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kit (face mask, hand sanitizer gel, atomized alcohol, goggles or face shield, disposable tissues, bag for personal waste disposal).

💧 Carry a water bottle and maintain constant hydration.

🧢 Wear a hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun. The use of sunscreen is important; remember to use a mineral sunscreen for your face.

👕 Pack lightweight clothing, suitable for warm weather for two days. We suggest long pants and a long-sleeved shirt since during the hikes, we will encounter trees with long branches, helping to avoid scratches. It's also essential to bring a raincoat in case of rain and a personal towel.

🩱 Don't forget to pack your swimsuit and personal towel.

🥾 Wear comfortable shoes, preferably hiking shoes; in any case, avoid ballet flats or fabric sneakers. It's important to bring an extra pair of shoes in case yours get wet during the journey.

💊 Bring your medications and personal documents (health insurance card and ID), as there are no ATMs in the area. We recommend carrying the necessary cash for your personal expenses.

🎒 Avoid using a wheeled suitcase and bring an additional small backpack or fanny pack to carry your personal items during the hikes.

🔦 We suggest bringing a blanket for the cold in the early morning when leaving Bogotá, insect repellent, and a flashlight.

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Relevant Information:

Please be aware that you are responsible for your belongings. Protect your electronic devices and personal documents from rain and moisture.

Ensure your cellphone is fully charged; this will allow you to take photos and use it in case of an emergency.

Your safety is of utmost importance, so please be prudent. Always keep the group in sight and follow the guide's instructions.

Do not participate in a hike if you are sleep-deprived, under the influence of alcohol, pregnant, or have medical conditions.

Strictly adhere to your doctor's instructions regarding injuries, and if necessary, bring your personal medications.

You can request English assistance at an additional cost via WhatsApp before making the reservation.

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4.89(30 reviews)

Avatar Luisa
Luisa
4.00

El rafting fue genial, y como siempre, la logística de todo fue garantizada. El primer día de actividades siento que podría reestructurarse y ser m...

Avatar Carolina
Carolina
5.00

Fue una experiencia espectacular, todo salió muy bien. El destino es hermoso y vale mil veces la pena. En este momento se debe tener en cuenta que hay...

Avatar Diego
Diego
5.00

Excelente experiencia...

Avatar Kelly
Kelly
5.00

Muy recomendado, el plan fue perfecto, el servicio también, son demasiado cumplidos con el itinerario y con los servicios que ofrecen...

Avatar Laura
Laura
5.00

Muy buena organización, el transporte fue cómodo y nuestro guía Camilo es un excelente profesional, todo el tiempo estuvo con nosotros dándonos apoyo ...

Avatar Ignacio
Ignacio
5.00

Es el lugar más lindo que conocí en Colombia. Todo fue bien organizado, limpio, muy buena experiencia....

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