We are very excited to give you an insight into the breathtaking nature and rich culture of Chingaza National Park in Colombia. Recently, our team had the great privilege of exploring this beautiful place and we are eager to share our impressions and experiences with you!

Chingaza National Park, located about 50km east of Bogotá, is home to spectacular landscapes and unique flora and fauna. The park covers more than 504 km² and is mostly located at an altitude of over 3000 meters, with vegetation varying between forests, moors and lagoons. In this páramo ecosystem, you can see a variety of crested trees and, with a bit of luck, deer, birds of prey and the native spectacled bear.

There are various hiking trails in the national park, which have different levels of difficulty and on which you can explore different corners of the park; on the hike with our team, we hiked around the Chingaza Lagoon, the largest in the national park. Depending on the destination in the national park, the journey time can vary from 3 to 4 hours, partly because the roads in the park are not paved. With a bit of luck, you might spot deers and birds of prey on the drive. Once we arrive at our destination, we immerse ourselves in a unique landscape and explore it in the form of a hike. We also came across a young spectacled bear on our hike, but it didn’t stay around for long and quickly disappeared into the forest.

We then hiked on to a viewpoint, where we stopped for lunch and enjoyed the view over the lagoon. We were able to observe another falcon searching for prey. One of our three experienced guides explained to us that the falcon was targeting rodents in the surrounding bushes. We then made our way back to our vehicle, which took us through the national park back to Bogotá. During the tour, our guides also told us about the important role that the national park plays in Bogotá’s water supply.

All in all, it was an extremely interesting excursion, with the opportunity to experience this unique landscape and bring the team even closer together. The long journey to and from the park offers the opportunity to admire the landscape and fauna from the vehicle, making the trip well worth it.

Jose Baena

Incoming Manager

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Bei Neptuno seit 2023

Jose wuchs in Deutschland auf und besuchte mit 22 Jahren das Land seiner Großeltern, Kolumbien. Während seiner Reise erkundete er die Natur, die Landschaft und verliebte sich in die Menschen, die Kultur und die Geschichte Kolumbiens. Jose liebt kolumbianischen Kaffee und hat Kaffeefarmen im Land besucht. Als deutscher Reiseführer mit über 6 Jahren Erfahrung in Kolumbien lebt er seine Leidenschaft für die Geschichte und den Kaffee aus.