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Activity

Sighting

Difficulty

Low

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Duration

One day

Price:

$75,000

The final price of the trip may be higher depending on the number of people who sign up
Deer watching in Chingaza National Park

 

Chingaza National Natural park is located 35 km east of Bogotá between Cundinamarca and Meta departments. It has an area of ​​53,385 hectares and altitudes from 2,800 to 4,050 m.a.s.l. It is a part of La Calera, Junín, Fómeque, Guasca, Gachetá, Medina, El Calvario and San Juanito municipalities. It conserves “páramo” ecosystems, lagoons and mountain forests. The climate is cold and its temperature vary between 4º and 20º Celsius.

 

Features

 

This activity is destined for deer watching in the regulated areas of Chingaza Natural Park. During the tour, the beautiful mountain landscapes with steep mountain peaks and frailejones stand out. We visit the Monteredondo sector (administrative headquarters of the park) and the Suasie trail, in the heart of the national park. The conservation programs of the last decade have allowed the repopulation of white-tailed deer that currently allow us to appreciate them in their natural habitat. We can also hope to observe the spectacled bear whose traces are quite often visible on the trails of the park.

 

Important

 

The population of white-tailed deer in Chingaza is high and the most common places to do the sighting are on the road (inside the park) and around the Monteredondo sector. This has been happening for about 15 years since there are the National Park´s facilities.

 

During the tour we will do a short trail called Suasie. The sighting is passive and at no time we disturb or affect the animals.

 

Next dates

 

March 16

 

 

Activity details

 

Meeting point: Calle 63 with Carrera 7 (in front of the Carulla grocery store)

Departure time: 7:00 a.m.

Estimated walking time: 2 hours

Distance to walk: 3 – 5 km

Estimated time of arrival in Bogota: 6:00 p.m (may vary for different reasons)

Distance in km from Bogotá: 65 km

Difficulty degree: Low

Maximum capacity: 18 people

Ecosystem: Páramo

Cold weather. Average temperature: 10 degrees centigrade

Includes:

Transportation

Guidance

Travel insurance

 

Not inluded:

Any meals

Entrance fee in the National Park: locals $19.000 , foreigners $ 51.500

Other expenses

 

Special instructions

 

During wildlife observation tours, priority must be given to SILENCE. Animals should not be fed or contacted.

It is very important to follow the guide instructions and recommendations of National Parks personnel Review the recommendations that appear on our website

Caminantes del Retorno works with local communities promoting conservation programs.

As it is normal, in nature you can NOT guarantee 100% wildlife observation. Nevertheless, we can tell you, that over the last 30 tours it has been possible to observe deers.

 

 

Reservation deadline

 

The last thursday before the tour. If you wish to book the tour after the deadline, please contact us to check the availability.

 

Recommendations

 

Each person should bring their lunch and hydration. You have to be prepared for climate changes. You can bring extra cloth which you can leave on the bus.

 

 

How to be prepared for one day treks

  • Carry an ergonomic backpack of about 30 liter capacity.
  • Wear breathable, water resistant clothes. Dress accordingly to climate conditions of the destination your are going to visit. Quick dry clothes are strongly recommended. Avoid jeans.
  • Do not use brand new shoes in any of our treks. Hiking or trekking boots are recommended.
  • Bring additional clothes just in case you need to change for a comfortable trip back to Bogota. Your additional clothes can be stored in our bus while you are trekking. You don’t have to carry them in your backpack.
  • Please bring a plastic bag to take trash you produce back to the city.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Use caps or hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • For some people, trek poles are useful to keep a good balance while walking.
  • If needed, bring any medicine you might have to take.
  • Bring your personal documents always with you. Personal ID and medical insurance.
  • Bring your own food and beverages. Restaurants will not be found along the day. We recommend to take sandwiches, peanutsor cereal bars and about 350ml to 500ml of your preferred hydration beverage.
  • Do not bring jewelry.
  • Protect your electronic devices and documents from rain and dust. If you don’t have a highly protective case for your electronics, a plastic ziploc bag will do.
  • Do not use camo clothes. They are forbidden for civil use in Colombia.
  • Do not bring cigarettes, beer, wines or spirits.
  • If you haven’t had enough sleep, if you feel sick or if you have a hangover, please do not  book trekking activities.
  • If you are pregnant, have an injury or a medical condition that represents a limitation for physical activities, please follow your physician’s instructions accordingly.

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Altitude

3.500 m.s.n.m

Temperature

5 - 15 ºC

Region

Andean region

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