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Boyacá Salvaje: Epic Trekking between hills, caves, caverns and waterfalls

4.90(2 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - San Pablo De Borbur - Otanche - Bogotá, D.C.

Explore the west of Boyacá and live an unforgettable adventure experience ⛰

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Adventure, Ecotourism, Ruralroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Medio Alto departuresFrom Bogotá, D.C. 2 roadtrip:info.days

Discover the natural beauty of western Boyacá on a perfect getaway trip for nature and adventure lovers. We will travel to the foothills of the eastern mountain range to discover the Serranía de las Quinchas, also known as the mountainous Amazon. This incredible place is home to an amazing biodiversity, where scientists have found species of fauna and flora from the Amazon and biogeographical Chocó.

During this trip, you will have the opportunity to explore the municipalities of San Pablo de Borbur and Otanche, famous for emerald mining. This territory famous for mining, holds natural treasures yet to be discovered. The true natural jewels of this rich region.

Admire impressive landscapes and discover a varied native fauna and flora that demonstrate that the true value of these mountains does not lie in their emeralds, but in the biodiversity that sustains the life of all communities, including us humans.

During this exciting journey, you will visit:

⛰ Municipality of San Pablo de Borbur

⛰ Municipality of Otanche

⛰ Cañón Cavern, located inside the Serranía de las Quinchas

⛰ Fura and Tena Hills


Day 1:

Start your weekend of adventure by leaving Bogotá early towards the municipality of Borbur. We will do an exciting trekking in two emblematic mountains that also hide indigenous stories, these are the Fura and Tena hills. We will talk about indigenous culture and its relationship with these sacred hills. At the end of the afternoon we will rest in a quiet and comfortable accommodation to recharge our batteries.

Day 2:

We will wake up early to explore the captivating Las Cacas cavern, home to the fascinating species of birds known as guácharos. Live an unforgettable adventure as we ascend and descend through waterfalls until we reach the majestic "El Pailón de Oro" waterfall. Take the opportunity to marvel at this impressive natural spectacle. Return to Bogotá with lasting memories of a trip full of nature and excitement.


Municipality of San Pablo de Borbur

This is a land that was once jungle and wasteland. In 1911, Francisco Fernández established a hacienda here, growing sugar cane, rice and cotton, taking advantage of the labor of the few remaining indigenous people. Today, San Pablo de Borbur stands out for its emerald deposits, such as the renowned Coscuez mine, recognized worldwide for its outstanding production. Explore this natural gem and its historical legacy.

Municipality of Otanche

Otanche, one of the main emporiums of Boyacá. In ancient times, this territory was home to the muzos, a brave Caribbean indigenous group, whose economic activity was focused on the possession, exploitation and trade of emeralds. Although the municipality was founded on November 17, 1960, its history is intertwined with the ancient Muzo,

Fura and Tena Hills

The legend inspired by these exotic rock pillars is based on a real, already mythological, couple of the ancestors of the indigenous Muiscas who populated this region of the Andes centuries before the Muzos. The prince's name is Tena and his wife is Fura, the most beautiful in the kingdom. At the beginning of time Fura and Tena were happy and their happiness was assured by the God Are as long as Pura was faithful. But the evil God Sarbe promised the princess her immortality, and with this trick he seduced her, her act of infidelity broke the sky and as a result all evils fell on the world.

Las Cacas Canyon Cavern

A natural jewel that is housed in a territory stigmatized by the green war of emerald mining, is revealed for nature lovers, where we can appreciate an impressive cavern canyon where birds like Guacharos live and to get to this place we must cross the forest and the river, where biodiversity is manifested at every step and where impressive waterfalls stand out that show us that the true jewel of western Boyacá is its nature.


Transportation round trip - Return from Bogotá
1 Night Accommodation
Food: 2 Breakfasts - 2 Lunches - 1 Dinner
Activities: Trekking Cerro Fura and Tena, Visit to the Cacas Canyon Cavern
Road Trip Coordinator. And local guides.
Medical assistance insurance
You can request accompaniment in English with an additional cost by WhatsApp before making the reservation


Follow the recommendations of the trip coordinators and guides.
High difficulty level route, minimum age 15 years for physically active people


♻ Bring your personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, insect repellent) and a bag for your own waste

💧 It is important to carry a bottle of water and maintain constant hydration, water consumption will keep us in optimal conditions to carry out the travel plan.

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

👕 Pack light clothes, enough for hot land for two days.

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

🥾 Wear comfortable shoes, preferably shoes that can get wet. They can be hiking or tennis. It is important to bring a change of shoes or sandals in case your shoes get wet during the tour.

💊 Bring your medications and personal documents (medical insurance card and ID), there are no ATMs in the area. Therefore, we suggest bringing the cash you consider necessary for your personal expenses.

🎒 Do not use a wheeled suitcase and carry a kangaroo or small backpack so you can take your personal items on walks.

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


  • 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 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.
  • You can request accompaniment in English with an additional cost by WhatsApp before making the reservation


4.90(2 reviews)

Avatar Sandra

Es un destino maravilloso, los guías de la región, la atención, la amabilidad, los paisajes; vale la pena apoyar el turismo en regiones que le están a...

Avatar Tania

Ha sido una de las experiencias más agradables que he tenido con Roadtrip. Los paisajes y el acompañamiento estuvo genial....


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