La Chorrera Waterfall

El Chiffon Waterfall near La Chorrera La Chorrera is the tallest waterfall in Colombia at 590m. Located only 45 minutes away from Bogota, it is a hidden gem forgotten by the tourists or travel books offering a nice little forest trek with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

You should go there as part of a day trip where you will succesively enjoy stunning views of Bogota (near Cerro de Guadalupe where you might want to have a quick stop to enjoy the view), a nice walk to the beautiful waterfall El Chiflon, a trek to La Chorrera and a good meal in the middle of nature.

Behind the Waterfall El Chiffon

=> The hike is relatively easy, it will take you 45 minutes to go to the entrance at El Chiflon then 1h15 minutes to go to the bottom of La Chorrera. Add 30 minutes to go behind El Chiflon so overall it will be 4 to 5 hours depending on speed.
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Other activities in the park include:
- Horse ridding: 30,000 Pesos per person for a minimum of 8 people;
- Camping: 4,000 per person, bring your own tent;
- Rappeling the waterfall El Chiffon: 25,000 Pesos per person, minimum of 15 people.

=> For horse ridding and rappeling, you should book in advance at this number +57 3143811832 or check with the agency who arranges the tour for you.

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Farmer La Chorrera WaterfallGetting There

Only 45min from the South of Bogota, you can easily go on your own, the waterfall is located on the road to Choachi.
You need to stop/park at a site called Aventura La Chorrera where you will have a 30/45 minutes walk to the site El Chiflon, the entrance of the park where you will meet your guide.

There are regular buses from Bogota to Choachi located on Calle 6 east of Carrera 13 (Avenida Caracas). Transoriente y Cootransfómeque companies run buses from 5.15am to 8pm every day of the week and it costs 6.000 pesos.

Prices

The entrance to El Chiflon, La Chorrera and the Monkey Cave is 8,000 Pesos per person and include a guide.
Lunch at El Chiflon is 13,000 Pesos and include meet, rice, salad and juice... The food is good but the experience of eating in the middle of the nature listening to the flow of water is what matters.

Agencies

=> Agencies organise day trips to La Chorrera for the bargain price of 55,000 Pesos. At that price, we suggest you to join one of their tours, you'll meet people, stop on the way to have local snacks, and you will not loose time with local buses.

Voyage Colombia
Address: Bogota, Calle 95 No 13-08
www.voyagecolombia.com

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=> Click below to zoom and navigate through our pictures of our trek to La Chorrera!
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