Not everything in Bogotá is cars and cement. Right on the edge of the city, the Eastern Hills hides a beautiful creek of crystalline waters, waiting to be seen. Join us in this private ecological hike to Las Delicias natural park in Chapinero and discover it for yourself.
Learn about the hills’ ecosystem conservation history and its abundant flora and fauna as we ascend towards the famous creek: a symbol of purity and health in local traditions. Along the way, we’ll stop at each of the three natural water wells that form from the creek. They all have their peculiar name, history, and significance to the locals.
At the highest point, we’ll be at 2,800 meters above sea level or around 9,200 feet. You’ll have plenty of chances to let your inner photographer shine, both as we ascend and on the way back. The panoramic views of the city are a thing to behold. The first half of the hike ends at the famous Las Delicias creek, where you’ll have the chance to plunge into the cold, clear waters (if you fancy). Afterward, we’ll make our way back down, with more chances to take amazing pictures and learn about the local ecosystems.
Back out of the park, come with us and visit Bosque Calderón: a marginal neighborhood near one of the most affluent parts of the city. Here learn how the residents have taken great strides in local conservation efforts. If not for them, the park would not be there! Also, rest your weary legs and feet and enjoy a local traditional breakfast to gain back your energy. Finally, learn of local urban art and ecological mindfulness with a glass of refajo to quench your thirst.
This hike is just right for beginner hikers. Short and well-paced, with few or mild slopes. Remember to bring comfortable hiking shoes and clothing, and a cane if you need it.
Also, please have in mind that we are several hundred meters above sea level, so breathing can prove difficult to some.