Bucaramanga, Parque National del Chicamocha

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We took the bus out of a small bus station in San Gil, to an area known to have similarities to the Grand Canyon, in the U.S.. Parque Nacional del Chicamocha opened in 2006, from it’s 360o look out,  provides views of the majestic canyon. We chose to take the teleferico (cable car), 6.3 km which descends to the base of the canyon, then ascends to the top of the opposite rim, Mesaa de los Santos. The ride takes 22 minute, one way. They also offer paragliding for those that want to soar over the canyon below.  

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After lunch, everything closes for lunch, we caught the first cable car so we could spend some time in the waterpark to cool off. It was the middle of the week, but I’m sure, on week ends this place is packed.


After a relaxing afternoon, a lady that works in the ticket booth went out to the highway, and flagged down a passing bus., We needed to travel into the city of Bucaramanga , where we could get a bus back to Santa Marta. Our land excursion coming to an end. 

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  1. Retirement Trip Colombia 2017
    As a Canadian, we can be hard to impress in terms of travel because we live in such a beautiful country offering a wide variety of different land regions and terrains. That being said, few sights are as breathtakingly majestic as the mountain ranges of Colombia, lush rain forests and sandy beaches.
    Lloyd and I enjoyed our retirement holiday with family exploring all that Colombia has to offer. Over two very full months of backpacking, sightseeing and adapting to the culture. An amazing country with so much to offer.
    Thank you Muriel (one of my wonderful sisters) for all your work in organizing the entire trip from transportation to accommodations. You picked the perfect Cities and Towns to visit as well as the order in which we visited them. We were well prepared every step of the way.
    Thank you Tutty (my number one brother-in-law) for your skills and patience as our translator, for keeping us informed with the history of the country, the places that we visited and most of all for the many hours dedicated to writing your Blog so everyone to follow our adventure.
    We just want to mention again Congratulation to all members of your family on the birth of your Grandson, William.
    See you soon, Love and Kisses, Diane and Lloyd

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