El Cocuy 3-day Excursion

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Cauca & Huila

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El Cocuy is one of the places that makes Colombia such an amazing country. Being the biggest mass of snow and ice found within Latin-America north of the equator, the park includes: 22 snow-peak mountains, lakes tucked among the mountains, crystal-clear creeks flowing gently across huge valleys, and unique vegetation throughout. Given the diverse range of activities, this area is a perfect destination for high-mountain experts and beginners alike.This high-altitude national park is located in the eastern center of Colombia and its 3060 square kilometers extension is divided through the departments of Boyacá and Santander. The peaks' summit altitudes range from 4800 to 5350MASL. And the diverse soil and climate make this national park one of the most bio diverse protected areas on earth.This 3-day trip from Bogotá is the best way to visit this natural wonder; no experience required.
Night one: After being picked-up from your hotel by our English-speaking guide, you will head to the bus terminal. You will take a luxury overnight bus to el Cocuy, where you will arrive in on the following morning.Day one:We will roll around town at around 7am and have breakfast at the Cocuy village upon arrival, and go buy the food we will eat for the following days. After, we will get on jeeps, headed towards the Hacienda la Esperanza, at 3.600MASL.There we will leave our things in the cabins, and get ready for our first hike. We will have an acclimatization hike in the area, to get our bodies acquainted with the altitude and the terrain. We will adapt the routes to your ability. That night, we will have a delicious meal, and go to bed early to rest up for our hike the next day.Day two:We will wake up around 7:00am and have a delicious breakfast and get our energy up for our main hike. We will be trekking for around 8 hours total, and will have the chance to walk through the outstanding “Valle de los frailejones” in the páramo, until we reach the big lagoon of the sierra at 4.400MA SL. From there we will hike a bit more until we reach the Púlpito del Diablo, right at the snow edge of the Pan de Azúcar. We will have lunch on our hike and head back after exploring the area. Back at the Hacienda, a delicious dinner will be waiting, and we will once again sleep in cabins.Day three:After breakfast at the farm, we will head to some natural hotsprings in the town of Güicánfor a relaxing dip. After that, we will have lunch at the village and take the bus back to Bogotá with the guide. Once in Bogotá we will drive you back to your hotel. Arrival is expected around 11:00pm.

What’s included

  • Transportation from and to your hotel
  • All meals included: from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3.
  • Transportation at the destination.
  • Lodging at cabins.
  • Medical Insurance.

What’s not included

  • Gratuities