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Hiking around San Agustín - Hiking San Agustín - Colombia

You can spend weeks hiking through San Agustín’s verdant countryside. Trails lead to many of the archaeological sites, making for good day trips. Several-day treks, like the Macizo Colombiano, take you to crystalline lagoons sparkling on the páramo and the headwaters of the Magdalena River. A popular ramble is the El Purutal-El Tablón circuit. Another all-day excursion, now said to be quite safe, is the wending sendero to Alto de los Ídolos. Less-visited sites, such as Alto de las Guacas and the caves at Lavaderos, are also worth looking into. Break out the boots and take a hike—scores of adventures await you in these mountains.

San Agustín, Colombia

Hiking Types:
Hike, Day trip

Getting There

Maps provided by the tourism office and travel agencies show the network of trails in the region. Ask for specific directions and about safety before heading out.

Travel Tips:

On some hikes or treks, a guide and camping equipment may be necessary.

Price Description:

Free, except for any entrance fees and if you decide to hire a guide.

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

When doing day hikes, leave your valuables (including passport) at your hostel; take only enough money for incidentals. Take water, high-energy snacks, sturdy footwear, sun block, hat, rain gear.

There are many places to know in this area; the most important, though, is the Parque Arqueológico.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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