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Salto de Tequendama

Address: Via Melgar | 22 km away from Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #69 of 111 Attractions in Bogota
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: Waterfall 157 meters high
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: Waterfall 157 meters high

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Guanica, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I took a bus from Bogota to Tequendama to see this waterfall, was about a 2 hour trip. It was nice looking, specially of you haven't been to other impressive falls. Well, the place had this terrible smell, I kinda got over it quickly. There's a small kiosk with cheesy arepas that were so tasty I have to say I... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The best time to visit is during the rainy months (April and May, October to December) in order to get a real great view of the Waterfall. The old Hotel is being repaired and is being used partially for art exhibits, and is supposed to house a museum in the near future. There are no restaurants or facilities in the... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It’s a wonderful place, but unfortunately it’s been decades of carelessness… it’s abandoned and completely filthy. Although the view is overwhelming, the smell of the river and its black color makes you want to leave as soon as possible. There is almost no where to park. I wish it changes because it’s one of the best places on earth.

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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the most impressive cascades i have seen in south amercia! Recently a foundation has started to restore an abandoned hotel, turning it into a museum. When we visited, unfortunately the project wasn't finished yet, but you could tell it will be amazing. The house, sitting right on a cliff on the opposite side overlooking the canyon, would be... More 

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Villavicencio, Colombia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The drive to the waterfall is along a beautiful river that flows through a Eucalyptus forest. Unfortunately the river is heavily polluted with sewage and the smell is almost unbearable, especially on a motorcycle. However once you reach the old hotel and the overlook to view the falls the smell is no longer present and the views are beautiful. Continuing... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It is a nice place to go, you are not going to like the smell. you should go there if its on your way for someplace else. Do not go alone.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I visited this waterfall by riding the bus and had lunch there. As many have said before, the water is very polluted and in dry season, the water flow is not big enough to show its full strength. On my trip, the waterfall has enough water to show its power. We also ate on the roadside vender. There are several... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Sadly the waterfall does not always flow at maximum power and when it does it is spectacular if you ignore the smell as it is severely polluted. The Colombian authorities should address this as a matter of priority. The old hotel is undergoing a much needed renovation which if it is ever complete will restore it back to what must... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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209 reviews 209 reviews
60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The fall used to be littered with plastic bottles and garbage and the water was foaming with a film covering the water, Lot this has been cleaned up so I hope when you go there that is so, I was spitting with some of that spray that came my way, I did not lick my lips.

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Bogota, Colombia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The great Tequendama Falls is worth seeing but hard to get to. You could perhaps hire a taxi. The trip there is also interesting for seeing a part of Bogota and its gritty environs not normally seen by tourists.

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