Experience life along the water's edge while learning how to make your own handicrafts from local reeds, enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the lagoon with local fishermen and get aquainted with a variety of wetland waterfowl.
Duration: Tour is approximately 10 hours from start to finish
Location: The Fúquene lagoon is located roughly 2 hours north of Bogotá at an altitude of 2500 m.a.s.l. The lagoon was once one of the largest water bodies in South America and is an important nesting ground for both local and migratory birds.
Weather: The average temperature is between 12C and 14C. Weather conditions can change from one minute to the next so it's important to come prepared with protection against both the sun and rain.
Includes: Tour price includes all entrances, private transport and a bilingual guide. Departure is from the Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (Calle 58 #6-22). For more information on departure you can follow this link to our website.
Things to Bring:
- sun protection
- rain gear (umbrella, poncho, waterproof jacket)
- hiking boots / closed-toed walking shoes
- money to buy snacks and artisan products
- Fúquene Lagoon
- Departure is from Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero
- Drive through the north of the city (1 hr)
- Stop in the town of Sutatausa where you will learn about settlement history and visit some of the last remaining indigenous rock art in the region (20 minutes)
- Drive to lagoon (1 hr)
- 30 minute boat/canoe ride along the lagoon with a local fisherman looking for native bird species
- Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included)
- Workshop with a local artisan who will teach you how to make your own basket out of junco reeds (1 hr)
- Drive back to Bogotá (2 hrs)
- Stop in the traditional dairy town of Ubaté where you will have free time to visit the cathedral and try some delicious dairy products (20 minutes)
- Arrival is to Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero