Chicamocha Canyon — Santander

Through indigenous and colonial trails full of independence history, we will cross one of the most imposing canyons in the world in a challenge of descent and ascent with gradients between 900 and 1,000 meters high. This expedition is for lovers of adventure and great geographical challenges.

3 days / starting at 588 USD* / $2'234.000 COP*
*Minimum value per person for a group of 5 people
**We work with dynamic rates, this means that the cost will depend on the number of people and the dates of your trip

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Wilderness and Expeditions


This destination is designed to be a challenging, adventurous and impressive journey on one of the most majestic landforms in Colombia.

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Located in the departments of Boyacá and mainly Santander, the Chicamocha canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world and one of the largest with more than 108,000 hectares. It was formed 46 million years ago in a place that used to be an immense lake that allowed the formation of caverns and housed marine animals of which remains are still found.

This destination is designed to be a challenging, adventurous and impressive journey on one of the most majestic landforms in Colombia. The temperature fluctuates between 11 ° C and 32 ° C, between day and night. Its conditions are of extreme dryness and reduced vegetation cover, almost absent.

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We will begin our journey from the stop of Marta in continuous descent from 1,500 meters above sea level along the Lengerke road to 650 meters above sea level in the town of Jordan, a historical place in the commercial exchange in colonial times between Caracas and Bogotá. We will spend the night in this town to continue the next day our ascent to the table of Saints at 1,650 meters above sea level. At the end of the return, we will cross the canyon by cable car from La Mesa de los Santos to the Chicamocha National Park to return to Barichara and then to Bogotá.

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In all our journeys you will be accompanied by an Insider Shift. Travel inspirers and explorers, who are part of Shift for their love of nature and their adventurous spirit, their deep knowledge of the flora, fauna, geology and culture of the places we visit. Meet our Insiders, able to reveal the most intimate secrets of the place you visit.

Jose Daniel Henao

Business manager, entrepreneur, consultant in organizational strategy and development, adventure program director, co-founder of TRAVEX and Master Instructor for Leave No Trace/NOLS. He leads adventure courses and classes that promote outdoor learning such as ABC I, ABC II, BAP, Leave no Trace, outdoor cooking, among others.

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The first night you will stay in a colonial house of historical origin with ancient architecture of more than 150 years, transformed into a small hotel of very cozy charm. You will sleep in one of the 8 rooms that this hotel has.
The second night, we will spend it in a hotel with wooden cabins surrounded by dry vegetation with cacti, in a double room with shared bathroo

Socio-economic Impact

Cañon del Chicamocha

When you travel with us, you make a difference, as you encourage those who welcome you into their homes and communities to become more passionate each day about their role as hosts of Colombia's unfolding to the world.
Below you will find percentages detailing how your money will be invested:

CategoryDistribution
Food and lodging18%
Insiders3%
Local labor28%
Operation and administration19%
Sales and marketing14%
Contribution to a local cause2%
Fees and taxes17%

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