NoNecesitoTHE CROSS PEAK

NoNecesitoTHE CROSS PEAK

HIKING TO THE CROSS PEAK:

The Cross Peak is an imposing mountain that once was a volcano under the sea.  

The Cross Peak is an ancient volcano that was under the sea, known for the vestiges of lava that can be seen from the Apulo River to the Summit, in addition to the amount of fossils found in its path. In the past it was an important cradle for agriculture such as sugar cane and coffee. From the peak a cable came down to lower the cane to the trapiches or Mills and the train.

Nowadays, it is only one of the high grade walks because of its difficulty in the ascent. Its height is 1200 meters above sea level. In The Holy Week, processions are held from the Church located in the San Javier Village to the Peak where the Cross is, that gives the name to this Peak. 

On your way, you will have the opportunity to visit sugar cane farms and learn a little about the process that Sugar Cane takes in the sugar mills to turning them into a block of sugar known as Panela, which is used to sweeten hot drinks. You can appreciate a bit of the biodiversity of birds and trees, and from the top you can see the surrounding villages.

On the way down, Do you think that you have finished?

Before you go back home we will take you TREKKING BY THE APULO RIVER:

The Apulo River raises in the Alto de Petaqueros a Natural Reserve, has a route of 46 km and receives water from different rivers. In the short journey of this 1 km route can be found fossils dating from 65 million years ago, its waters are mineralized and black since the mineralized and black earth falls from the mountains that surround it, which were part of a volcano under the sea.

It is an adventure to jump between the giant rocks and water wells. Observing the Geology of its surroundings is a unique experience and to understand a little the era to which this water system belonged is quite interesting. In its route you can benefit from a mud bath which has healing properties and a good treatment for the skin, apart that you may be lucky to find a good fossil.

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NoNecesitoTHE WATERFALL

NoNecesitoTHE WATERFALL

VISIT TO THE WATERFALL:

The waterfall “La Monja” is a hidden natural jewel, to go there we start with a relaxing walk where you can appreciate nature and millenary trees. 

The waterfall is known for its legend that says that a nun took her life there because her love for a monk was not returned that legend gave the name to the waterfall.

During the trip you are in contact with the nature and surroundings, bird watching is a must, volunteers will be able to see a palm tree farm and coffee farms,  and if you are lucky you can spot snakes from the region. The bath in its cold waters leaves you relaxed and ready for the walk back.

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NoNecesitoVISIT THE PEDRO PALO LAKE

NoNecesitoVISIT THE PEDRO PALO LAKE

VISIT THE PEDRO PALO LAKE:

The Lake is surrounded by many legends and enchantments, it is a hydric and historic reserve since the royal botanical expedition happened there in 1783.

The Pedro Palo Lake is surrounded by an Andean tropical forest and by farms where corn is grown. And is located in the Municipality of Tena, with an altitude of 2000 to 2800 msnm. One of the lake’s legends says that the inhabitants in the past had to throw objects into the water to appease the fury of a monster that caused great waves in the lake. On a clear day you can see how the trees are reflected in its waters which turn an intense green color. 

There you can also find some stones from where apparently the Zipa and its court had their place of recreation and worship. At the moment you can only take ecological walks around. It is a walk that is worth doing.

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NoNecesitoTHE ORCHID SANCTUARY

NoNecesitoTHE ORCHID SANCTUARY

VISIT TO THE ORCHID SANCTUARY

Only 45 minutes from Bogotá is the Orchid Sanctuary where aprox. 6000 species are well look after.  

A natural destination that offers visitors a walk with delicious aromas, colours, and shapes in the kingdom of the most exotic flowers in the world, the trip to the orchid sanctuary is a real pleasure.

The flowers in their inexhaustible variety are exposed looking to reproduce a natural environment, in the trunks of the trees, or on rocks. In addition, visitors can also find a wide variety of heliconias, bromeliads, and ornamental plants that form a beautiful garden, recreated by birds and butterflies. 

 

But before arriving to the Orchid Sanctuary we will take you around:

 

THE TEQUENDAMA REGION.

 

The Trip of the Tequendama Region takes you: First to know the San Antonio del Tequendama Municipality. The town, was born in a place known as Cubsio when the Indians of the Tundama community settled down. 

In San Antonio you can see: 1. A thousand-year-old Ceiba tree in the park which floor is covered with stone 2. The colourful houses and the Cubsio temple where the impressive past of the indigenous tribe that inhabits this region is evoked. 3. The Hermit and the Alto La Palma Hills from the town. 4.The petroglyphs of Cubsio found in a branch that leads to the municipality it explain its past.

Second the SANTANDERCITO Village, Which in the Muisca language means “the guardian of the waters”, its temple is very famous since it was built in natural stone, now a Departmental Architectural Monument.

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NoNecesitoTHE VERACRUZ ZOO

NoNecesitoTHE VERACRUZ ZOO

VISIT THE
VERACRUZ ZOO:

The Zoo, is surrounded by a tropical forest and a Biological Museum.

At the Veracruz Zoo you can see in an Andean forest in large cages exotic animals of the Colombian fauna, that are brought for protection and rehabilitation as an endangered species. Among a biological museum you can see mammals,reptiles,birds,primates,insects,and some farm animals.  Animals, that are well look after, some are protected from extinction and have been rescue. Also you will be able to know about natives plants and flowers of the region.

But before arriving to the Veracruz Zoo we will take you around:

THE TEQUENDAMA REGION.

 

The trip of the Tequendama Region takes you: First to know the San Antonio del Tequendama Municipality. The town was born in a place known as Cubsio when the Indians of the Tundama community settled down. In San Antonio you can see: 1.A thousand-year-old Ceiba tree in the park which floor is covered with stone. 2. It’s colourful houses and the Cubsio temple where the impressive past of the indigenous tribe that inhabits this region is evoked. 3. The Hermit and the Alto La Palma Hills from the town. 4. The petroglyphs of Cubsio in a branch that leads to the municipality which tells the past. 

Second the SANTANDERCITO Village. Which in the Muisca language means “the guardian of the waters”, its temple is very famous since it was built in natural stone, now a Departmental Architectural Monument.

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NoNecesitoTHE TEQUENDAMA WATERFALL

NoNecesitoTHE TEQUENDAMA WATERFALL

VISIT TO THE TEQUENDAMA WATERFALL:

The Tequendama fall is a natural waterfall located in the municipality of Soacha.

Whose legend, according to a Muisca myth, was formed by divine action to evacuate the waters that flooded the savanna of Bogotá. Some studies indicate that this could have happened effectively, and that its formation could occur in a short time.

After traveling more than 100 km through the cundiboyacense plateau and the Bogotá savanna, the Bogotá River falls from about 132 meters above a circular rocky abyss forming the waterfall, which is in a wooded region of permanent fog. Part of its waters are also fed by the overflow of the Muña Dam.

The magnificent Castle built on the edge of the waterfall, is an history museum now after 70 years of being abandon by their owners. There is a lot of history and legends to learn in here.

But before arriving to the Tequendama Waterfall we will take you around:

THE TEQUENDAMA REGION.

 

The trip of the Tequendama Region takes you: First to know the San Antonio del Tequendama Municipality. The town was born in a place known as Cubsio when the Indians of the Tundama community settled down. In San Antonio you can see: 1. A thousand-year-old Ceiba tree in the park which floor is covered with stone. 2. It’s colourful houses and the Cubsio temple where the impressive past of the indigenous tribe that inhabits this region is evoked. 3. The Hermit and the Alto La Palma hills from the town.4. The petroglyphs of Cubsio in a branch that leads to the municipality and it tells past. 

Second the SANTANDERCITO village. Which in the Muisca language means “the guardian of the waters”, its temple is very famous since it was built in natural stone, now a Departmental Architectural Monument.

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