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You’ll be collected from your Bucaramanga hotel and enjoy a short drive before you discover the majestic Chicamocha Canyon. Although this is the 2nd largest canyon in the world, it is over 125 miles in length (200 km) and from the river to its tallest peak approximately 1.25 miles (2000 m) in height. This great depth is actually grander than that of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
In a little over 45 minutes, you’ll arrive at the Mesa de Los Santos cable car station. At this point, you’ll climb into one of the 38 cable cars that travel along this 6.3km (3.9mi) track, down 4000ft (1.2km) to the Chicamocha River in the sole of the Chicamocha Canyon, and up again the other side of the canyon and into Panachi (Chicamocha National park). Your ride will provide you with wonderful panoramic views and last between 22-30 minutes. Giving you plenty of time to capture some fantastic photos.
Once you have disembarked, you’ll enter into Panachi, and enjoy a walking tour of this grand park on the top of the world. Your tour will include the Guane museum, where you’ll learn about the history of the small town and the Guane Indians. A giant tobacco leaf, which is a monument to the Comuneros Movement, an uprising that took place before the rebellion of Simon Bolivar and attributed to the start of the revolt that finally saw the Spanish leave Colombia in 1819. You’ll also have time for some lunch and a walk up to the magical 360’ viewpoint. But not to worry, if you’d rather sit down instead of walking this section, as there is a Chiva in Panacha that will transport you right there.
You’ll also find a waterpark here, along with a section for those who are a little more adventurous. Activities you can enjoy here include climbing an artificial waterfall, zip-lining, an extreme swing, virtual reality, and trampolines.
Once you’ve enjoyed your time at this one-of-a-kind park, you’ll start your journey back to Bucaramanga, climbing back into a cable car for your ride to the other side of the canyon and your waiting transportation.