When visiting Bogotá, if you don’t get out to explore the surrounding countryside, you’re missing half the story and most of the views. Come with us and explore two prominent hills during this full-day tour partly done by horseback. Begin in Guadalupe to learn of Colombia’s colonial past, then hop on your trusty steed and ride through the forest to Monserrate. After enjoying the view, return to the city via cable car. Don’t miss this unconventional way of going to Monserrate.
Dear bold traveler: If you are up to exploring the wild side of a place, this was made just for you. The Eastern Hills are a staple of Bogotá’s outdoor activities. Great hikes, amazing views, and religious monuments look over the busy capital below. And among these hills, the twins Guadalupe and Monserrate are most well-known and visited. With us you will get to know them in a whole new way: riding!
Take the experience of visiting the most touristic spot in Bogotá to the next level, by transforming it into a memorable journey.
For a start our guide will pick you up at the hotel. The driver will head south through the mountains to the first destination: Guadalupe, where you’ll have the first views of the city while enjoying a typical snack. Then you will be taking the trails that connect the sister hills.
The driver will drop you off right where horses will be waiting. Energized, mount your horse and ride the trail that will take you back to Colombia’s religious colonialism and the transformations it caused. Enjoy the horseback ride tour through mountain and forest into Monserrate, learn of the indigenous and rural traditions and their connection to the hills, before reaching the famous viewpoints and cathedral.
Once at Monserrate you can rest your weary haunches after the ride and take in the amazing views: the whole plateau is yours to take in. Then, you are welcome to explore Monserrate with us, its myths and legends still alive today.
Finally, seize the afternoon enjoying the views before descending back to Bogotá in cable car or funicular. There the car will be waiting for you, and you will head back to your hotel.
No, it is not necessary for you to be an expert horseback rider. The guide will give you all the instructions you need to enjoy the activity.
This horseback ride from Guadalupe to Monserrate takes 2 hours. Please bring comfortable clothes, sunglasses and wear sunscreen.
You will enjoy the ride on top of your horse through mountain and forest into Monserrate, while you learn of the indigenous and rural traditions of the hill. Then, you will visit the Sanctuary of Guadalupe and enjoy its amazing view.
Yes, we make sure the horses used for the horseback ride are properly fed, sheltered and well rested. These gentle animals will make your visit to Monserrate an unforgettable experience.
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