Barichara and San Gil Day Tour

Barichara, San Gil, Bucaramanga, Santander

6-8 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Francais


Explore Santander’s top sites in this Barichara and San Gil Day Tour. Our guide and driver will take you to the touristic capital of Santander: San Gil. Then head to a town which is considered the most beautiful of Colombia: Barichara. Dive into Santander region with this tour across its breathtaking landscapes of lush nature. Discover heritage towns, old colonial paths, cobblestoned streets and tons of “Encanto” all around.

What to expect on this Barichara and San Gil Day Tour?

On one hand Barichara preserves in its architecture some of the most authentic features of our colonial past. Not for nothing it is part of the Heritage Towns of Colombia. You will be able to walk around the charming colonial architecture. And see the contrast with the nature along its majestic viewpoints.

On the other hand, San Gil is the pioneer of outdoor extreme sports in Colombia. This is the perfect place for adrenaline lovers who enjoy including a good dose of adventure in its itinerary. In San Gil you can practice paragliding, bungee jumping, rafting, canoeing, rappelling, canyoning, mountain biking and motocross, among others.

What are you waiting to join us in this Barichara and San Gil Day Tour?


Depending on where you are staying, our guide will pick you up and take you to the first destination: San Gil.(Please keep in mind the duration from your hotel to the park varies according to where you are located).

You will walk along Plaza Mayor, San Gil’s main square while you learn about the traditions and history of this area of Colombia. You will see Santa Cruz’s Cathedral and you will be able to visit the surroundings of San Gil so you see where are the places in which adventure sports take place.

After visiting San Gi, you will head to one of the most beautiful small towns in Colombia. Barichara not only has important historical places, like Puente Grande, the Camino Real or the church, but it is also a place of contrasts. It has many viewpoints from where you can have stunning landscapes of the river and the surrounding mountains.

During this tour you will also have time have lunch, buy some souvenirs and enjoy some gastronomic experiences. After spending your day visiting the two must-see places in Santander, your driver and guide will take you back to your lodgings.


  • A short but comprehensive tour around two of Santander’s jewels
  • A fun and contrasting experience between nature, adventure and history
  • Recommendations and insights from the local tour guide
  • Cultural and natural landmarks around Barichara and San Gil
  • Many photo stops for a trip to remember


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Gastronomic experience
  • Entry to all activities
  • All risk insurance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Be aware most of this tour is walking and operates in all weather conditions

Tour's Location

Barichara, San Gil, Bucaramanga, Santander



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