One of the highlights of Bogota is Monserrate Sanctuary, located in a top of a mountain at 3.150 mts above the sea level. Many people take the easy option to go by cable car or funicular because they are afraid about safety or the altitude. Thats why i want to offer a real experience as we locals do. We will hike 1.800 stairs, 2.5 kilometers to get to the top of the hill. Monserrate church has a real meaning for catholics, the suffering of Jesus in way of the cross. Not worries! we are not going to suffer, we are going to breathe pure air walk through the nature and learn about the deep Colombian culture. This a medium level hike for people whom like adventure and dont want to take the easy option. Ive been hiking thi hill since i was a kid, will be a pleasure to take you with me! When we reach the top we will grab a coca tea and enjoy a traditional Tamal from the suoth of Colombia to recover our energy! Ont the way to the church we will observe more tha 50 species of birds and all the high andean forest ecosystem. This a safe walk! forget the stereotypes!
Hey! im Juan from Bogotá! proudly born in this land full of culture, diversity and nature! my city has so much to offer. Beside the indigeneous and colonial history, massive skyscrapers, restaurants and squares, Bogota is a mountain paradise with maany hike trails to enjoy. I ve been in more than 70 countries around the world and now is time to show my territory. Ask me about history, social situation, culture and urban development. I ve worked as a guide for 2 years and worked with rural communities for 3 years, im a social and openmind guy passionated about travellin and hiking!
We will meet at Simon Bolivars house, to take a look to our most important heros home and learn about, then we will take the trail to the top ot the mountain, we will see the church, the flee market and get our breakfast in the food market.