Sustainable Tourism Bogotá
In the beginning...
In 2010 the idea for Andes EcoTours was born. This was at a time when destinations like Cartagena were already positioned on the tourist map and the city of Bogotá was largely ignored. Travelers were quick to fly in and out of the capital city without paying much attention to the nature that surrounded them, while the conflict of previous decades had prevented locals from exploring their mountains.
We transformed this challenge into an opportunity to develop responsible and sustainable nature tours around our region, allowing both international visitors and local residents to experience the rich diversity of Andean ecosystems.
We led our first tour in 2012, and we have since focused on developing top-quality ecotourism options for visitors to Bogotá. Today, our capital city is the home base for millions of travelers wanting to explore the rich diversity of natural and cultural treasures that Colombia holds.
Hiking up Monserrate on our first tour,
The ultimate goal of Andes EcoTours is to become an agent of conservation for Colombia's ecological & cultural heritage, and we understand that in order to preserve nature we need healthy, vibrant local communities that can afford to protect their forests. Throughout our numerous tours, not only are thousands of visitors discovering the true sense of Colombia´s magical realism, they are also providing much needed income for the farming families we collaborate with.
"In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, we will understand only what we are taught"
Baba Dioum, Senegal
To promote environmental conservation in the Colombian Andes by strengthening rural communities that provide tourism services to international visitors.
To be the main provider of ecotourism related services in the Bogotá region for visitors to our capital city.