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 native fishermen and get aquainted with a variety of wetland birds. We will also admire some indigenous rock art left in the area.
Difficulty: This tour is fit for anyone and the canoe ride is optional.
Accessibility: This tour is for all ages. We are happy to arrange a customized tour for you should you have limited mobility or a visual/hearing impairment.
Duration: Tour is approximately 10 hours from start to finish with 5 hours at points of interest.
Location: The Fúquene lagoon is located roughly 2.5 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.
Elevation: Elevation is similar to Bogotá at 2500 m.a.s.l.
Weather: The average day time temperature is around 14ºC. Weather conditions can change from one minute to the next so it's important to come prepared with protection against strong sun and light rain. About 30% of the time we visit here we experience light rain and about 10% of the time we see heavy rain.
Includes: Tour price includes all entrances, private transport and a bilingual guide. Departure is from 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 jacket
- Money to buy snacks or handicrafts
- Fúquene Lagoon
- Departure is from Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (Calle 58 # 6-22)
- Stop in the town of Sutatausa to learn about indigenous rock art
- Drive to lagoon (1 hr)
- 1 hour leisurely canoe ride with a native fisherman
- Lunch time (not included)
- Workshop with a local artisan who will teach you how to make your own basket out of reeds (1 hour)
- Drive back to Bogotá (2.5 hrs)
- Stop in the dairy town of Ubaté where for a visit to the cathedral and to try some of its unique dairy products
- Arrival is to Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (Calle 58 # 6-22).