Destinations
Top destinations of the moment in South America
Trip Types
  • Travel Style
  • Interests and Activities
  • Tour Ideas by Month
  • Continents and Regions
An update from Evaneos
Canyon del Chicamocha

Canyon del Chicamocha (Colombia)

Practical information on Canyon del Chicamocha

  • Viewpoint
  • Extreme Sports
  • Mountain
  • River
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
30 minutes from San Gil by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Canyon del Chicamocha

Lucie Aidart Seasoned Traveller
29 written opinions

Chicamocha National Park is located in the Colombian department of Santander and is famous for its spectacular scenery and its outdoor sports.

My suggestion:
Avoid the times of day when it gets too hot, and try to visit during the week to avoid the crowds.
My review

Why not include a stop at Chicamocha National Park on your itinerary for Colombia? Lying between Bucaramanga and San Gil, it's a very easy place to get to, and the journey by bus is quite spectacular (or terrifying, depending on your point of view).

I personally didn't do any extreme sports here but instead contented myself with walking the park's various paths and trails and admiring the splendid views of the canyon; it is a bit of a pity, however, that there are so many things built for tourists in this area! Something else there is here is a cable car system over six kilometres in length. It's a bit expensive to ride, but the return trip lasts more than 30 minutes and you have 360° views from the car at the bottom of the canyon and get two enjoy two different vantage points at the top. It's definitely something not to miss!

Chicamocha Canyon
Experience added!
You can add more experiences to your trip itinerary before sending it to a local agency
View my trip itinerary