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San Gil has much to offer those looking for an adrenaline rush: Raft or kayak on rivers with class 2 to 5 rapids. If you'd like something real different, there's hydrospeed, or body boarding down the Río Fonce. You can also rappel through waterfalls, or soar like a condor, paraglide from the Parque Nacional Chicamocha, crawl through some remarkable caves. Stroll and picnic in the botanical gardens of Parque Natural El Gallineral. For those who are more culture-minded, there are villages to check out, like Barichara with colonial architecture and a resident artist community, or Curití, where fique artisans practice their trade.



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Upon re-declaring her independence at age 29, Lorraine Caputo packed her trusty Rocinante (so her knapsack's called) and began...

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Parque Natural El Gallineral

Parque Natural El Gallineral

Long tendrils of moss hang from ancient trees and sway in the slight breeze. Sunlight sparkles on the torrent of the Río Fonce. This is...

City Park
San Gil, Colombia
The Camino Real from San Gil to the Río Magdalena

The Camino Real from San Gil to the Río Magdalena

I heard a bit of buzz from a friend in San Gil: Go trekking on the old camino real (highway), or Camino de los Guanes, to the Río...

Trekking
San Gil, Colombia
Cave Exploration

Cave Exploration

Tourists brave enough to ignore the bad publicity given to such a culturally diverse country, must surely contain a sense of adventure somewhere...

Trekking
Near San Gil, San Gil, Colombia

Whitewater Rafting

San Gil has become renowned for its whitewater rafting. Three principal rivers, all with different characteristics, offer adventures for novices...

Other Activity
San Gil, Colombia

Caving

Delving into the bowels of the earth (a.k.a caving) is another adventure you can undertake while in San Gil. You can only visit a few of the many...

Other Activity
San Gil, Colombia

Other Water Sports

Besides whitewater rafting, there are other aquatic sports to partake in here in San Gil. Check with tour operators in the town for these...

Other Activity
San Gil, Colombia

Waterfalls and Torrentismo

Waterfalls drape the river canyons slicing the countryside around San Gil. At some of the cascades, not only can you gaze upon these natural...

Other Activity
San Gil, Colombia

Parque Nacional del Chicamocha

Founded in 2006, Parque Nacional del Chicamocha protects part of the rim of the Río Chicamocha's canyon. This national park...

National Park
Near San Gil, San Gil, Colombia
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