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Other Water Sports - Other Activity San Gil - Colombia

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

Kayaking-- There are eight rivers to run, though commercial trips are offered only on three of the rivers. Multi-day expeditions can be arranged.

Rappelling-- Rappelling in waterfalls is a specialty in the San Gil area.

Hydrospeeding-- This is an intense adventure which calls for surfing down 10 kilometers (6 miles) of the Río Fonce's rapids. You receive instruction and are outfitted with a board, flippers, life jacket and a helmet. A kayak accompanies you for security. The standard price is $19 per person.

San Gil, Colombia

Other Activity Types:
Aquatic sports, Adventure

Getting There

Contact a tour operator.

Travel Tips:

The water temperature of the rivers is 14-18°C (57-64°F). Be sure to check the quality of safety the equipment.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: intermediate/somewhat difficult.

You Need to Bring:

Do not wear flip-flops.

Other sports, like white water rafting, paragliding and caving are available in San Gil as well. Additionally, while in the area, visits to the colonial towns of Barichara, Guane and Curití is feasible. Parque Natural El Gallineral and Parque Nacional Chicamocha are also worth a stopover.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Here are other activities in and around San Gil that may be of interest: Whitewater Rafting, Caving and Waterfalls and Torrentismo.

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