Starting in Bucaramanga you’ll enjoy a relaxing drive to the Mesa de Los Santos cable car station. Where you’ll change transportation for a cable car ride traveling along a 6.3km (3.9mi) track, into the sole of the Chicamocha Canyon, and up again the other side into PANACHI (Chicamocha National park). Your ride will provide you with wonderful panoramic views and last between 22-30 minutes. Once here you’ll enjoy a walking tour including the Guane museum, learning the history of the small town and the Guane Indians. You’ll also check out a giant tobacco leaf, which is a monument to the Comuneros Movement, an uprising attributed to the start of the revolt that finally saw the Spanish leave Colombia in 1819. Depending on the timing you’ll also enjoy a coffee and a walk up to the magical 360’ viewpoint. But not to worry, if you’d rather sit down instead of walking this section there is a Chiva in Panachi that will transport you right there.
Next, your private transport will collect you to continue your journey to Barichara, and onto your hotel where you’ll be able to check-in and organize your things before starting on a wonderful walking tour of the most beautiful town in Colombia.
Declared a Cultural Heritage Monument of Colombia in 1978 due to the preservation of its late 18th century Spanish architecture, Barichara is a place you’ll discover tranquility, silence, and extraordinary beauty, where every street and every corner is worthy of yet another stunning photograph to be shared with the world.
This is one of the most sought-after and recommended walking tours through Barichara.
Taking you to the most important streets, such as Calle Real. Along with the most significant Churches, including the Cathedral of Barichara, the Chapel of Santa Barbara, and the Church of the Risen Christ. You’ll be making a stop to enjoy a delicious coffee, and discover different viewpoints, where you will be able to appreciate the amazing structure of the paths that date back over 600 years, to the times before the arrival of the Spaniards, and that of the Guane Indians.
Walking its streets, you’ll come to understand how this beautiful town was created as a result of the Spanish conquest. With the mixture of cultural and architectural traditions, where the constructions in Caña Brava, Bahareque, and Tapia stand out.
Along with this amazing introduction to the local architecture, you’ll also visit the ceramic or paper workshops where you can appreciate the true art of both manufacturing and handling of the natural materials to the finished products.