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Trekking to Chorro de Plata, a fascinating waterfall hidden in the mountains

4.67(37 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - San Francisco - Bogotá, D.C.

We will walk towards a spectacular waterfall more than 90 meters high hidden among the mountains

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

Get to know the municipality of San Francisco, its tourist places and its gastronomic delights to get to know one of the best waterfalls near Bogotá: Chorro de Plata.

This place has retained its charm as access to the land is not easy. We will leave behind the noise of the city to connect with the wonders that nature keeps in the high Andean forest, there we will undertake a walk of approximately 11 kilometers, in which we will find an incredible waterfall with an approximate height of 90 meters and which is hidden between the mountains.

Its waters originate in the Tablazo hill at a height of 2,500 meters above sea level. The color of the rocks makes the sparkles of water descend like a silver thread.

🌱 Enjoy an incredible 90 meter high waterfall.

🌱 Get to know the municipality of San Francisco and find a variety of products made by peasant hands.

🌱 Walk through an impressive canyon and recharge with its rock walls.

🌱 Observe the variety of birds that inhabit the place.


Upon arrival in San Francisco, we will have the opportunity to prepare for the hike, shop if necessary and go to the bathroom, after which we will embark on a path that will take us to the beginning of the trail. This incredible route has an approximate distance of 11 kilometers that we will do in a 4-hour walk, from a height of 2,100 meters above sea level. up to 2,600 meters above sea level

Along the way we will enjoy the cloud forest and when we reach the mountain we will be able to see the Indian sphinx that will mark the arrival at Chorro de Plata located in the San Miguel village on the border with the municipality of Subachoque. During the journey you will be able to watch birds, Colombia has been classified as the country that protects most bird species in the world, on this trail you will be able to see birds such as: tanagers, bluebirds, cardinals, hummingbirds.

The San Francisco community produces multiple products, you will have the opportunity to bring organic fruits and vegetables to your home, a variety of foods, beautiful crafts or essential oils. This way you can also support the local economy.

Difficulty level: Medium

Distance: 12 km

Travel time: approximately 5 hours.

Mild weather

Altimetry: 2,100 – 2,600 m.a.s.l.


Silver Jet Waterfall

The waterfall is located in Alto San Miguel at approximately 2,800 meters above sea level. It has a drop of 90 meters and its waters originate in Cerro del Tablazo.

Municipality of San Francisco

located in the Gualivá Province, 55 km northwest of Bogotá. In pre-Columbian times, the territory of the current municipality of San Francisco was inhabited by the Panche Indians, who belonged to the Caribe family, and by the Muiscas, from the Chibcha family.

The Friar Stone

This stone is a sacred place that houses rock art and about which there are interesting legends. It is said that an Indian was trapped there when he tried to keep the gold with which a friar was building an altar.

foggy forest

The Andes mountain range is home to an unmatched wealth of biodiversity, the jungle awaits various species of animals; Bromeliads and orchids are easy to find in this ecosystem that can be enveloped by fog, composed of millions of microdroplets of water that circulate between the forest, rivers and streams.


Private transportation from Bogotá
Environmental and cultural guidance and interpretation of the territory with local guides
Snack-type lunch (sandwich, nutritional bar and natural juice)
A unique natural landscape to recharge our energy
Medical Assistance Insurance


Carry out a screening survey and report if you present any of the corona symptoms
Make use of PPE Personal Protection Elements during the trip, follow the recommendations of the trip coordinators and guides.
The minimum age for this route is 14 years old. Maximum age 55 years.
This hike does not require experience. However, please note that the level of this trail is 3 (Medium Level)
Pets are not allowed on this journey. Because it is a natural reserve area.
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).

💦 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 in areas where there is mud and water. 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 backpack with two straps to carry on your back and allow you to leave your hands free.


How do you know if this plan is for you?

This is a route with some physical challenges, if you exercise regularly, this route is for you. This trail is level 3 (Medium Level) due to the difficulty of the trail, where we can find rocky areas and sections with some difficulty, this requires good physical condition.

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 previous stop 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.


4.67(37 reviews)

Avatar Marcela

Soy una mujer de 47 años que le encantan las caminatas, es la primera vez que tengo una experiencia con ustedes y quisiera dejar varias observaciones:...

Avatar Marcela

Muy recomendado, vale 100% la pena, el paisaje y las vistas son majestuosa, el camino es exigente, recomendable tener buen estado físico...

Avatar Manuel

La alimentación dejó mucho que desear Sugiero que tengan convenio con un restaurante para el desayuno, o al menos aclarar que no hace parte de su logí...

Avatar Juan

Hay un poco de dificultad en el camino, pero vale mucho la pena!...

Avatar Paola

El 22 de abril participé en la salida a Chorro de Plata, fue una experiencia increible, tanto Dario, la parsona de RoadTrip que nos acompañó, como San...

Avatar Daniel

Gran caminata en un bosque, con interpretación interesante del lugar y al final ver la belleza de la cascada, recomendada...


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