Sustainable Tourism Bogotá
This tour includes accommodation in the lodge dormitories equipped with bunkbeds or double beds with shared bathrooms and warm electric showers.
Chingaza National Park has daytime temperatures averaging 10ºC with a maximum of 16ºC, but at night it can drop to 4ºC. Weather is unpredictable with quick changes between wind, rain and strong tropical sunlight. Because of the high altitude (3600 m.a.s.l.) we recommend spending at least one night in Bogotá prior to joining this tour.
Chingaza is located to the northeast of the city, 2 hours from our departure point (45km) with a significant amount of 4x4 off-roading.
Price is $285 per person based on a 2-person minimum. This includes private 4x4 transport, accommodation in the lodge dormitories, entrances, breakfast, access to identification materials, accidental travelers insurance & a bilingual guide.
Spectacled bear, White-tailed Deer, Andean Condor, Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Pale-naped Brush Finch, Purple-backed Thornbill, Rufous Wren, Streak-throated Bush Tyrant, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Sedge Wren, Black Flowerpiercer, Glossy Flowerpiercer, Buff-breasted Mountain Tanager, Black-crested Warbler, Rufous-browed Conebill, Pearled Treerunner, Brown-backed Chat Tyrant, White-throated Tyrannulet, Andean Guan, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Andean Teal, Pale-bellied Tapaculo, Band-tailed Nightjar, Flame-winged Parakeet.
Chingaza is probably the most renown páramo National Park in Colombia given its vast collection of exotic flora and fauna including wild cats, spectacled bears, condors, deers, guinea pigs and rendemic bird species. Prepare to be awe-struck by the sheer beauty of this unique andean ecosystem.
"Four of us did a 3 days, 2 nights trip starting and ending at Bogota, organised by Andes EcoTours. It was fantastic! Our English -speaking guides were Andres and Celine, both of whom were knowledgeable, well-organised, and good company. We began with a visit to a hummingbird observatory, which was a lovely peaceful place with a fascinating range of birds. Mainly we spent time walking in the cloud forest and paramo of Chingaza National Park, and the Coachi area too. We learnt a lot about the flora of the area, and did walks with stunning views ( helped by great weather). The first night was spent on a park lodge ( dormitory room to ourselves), and the second in the home of a local farmers family involved in community projects, where we were made very welcome and served delicious food. The whole experience was really excellent. We were impressed by the beautiful mountains so near to Bogota, and by the varied trip organised by Andes Eco-Tours. It's well worth spending as long as you can on a trip. Highly recommended." - Sally