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Salto de Tequendama

Via Melgar | 22 km away from Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #75 of 126 Attractions in Bogota
Type: Waterfalls
Description: Waterfall 157 meters high
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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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23 reviews 23 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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Top Contributor
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We passed by this waterfall on a bus ride from Bogota to the border. The view from the bus on the right side was decent enough and the waterfall looked huge. There was a lot of mist though so you couldn't see all the way down. It seems like this is a popular spot people drive to and grab lunch,... More

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Bogota, Colombia
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Extraordinary views , try to go during the rain season ..unfortunately the terrible Rio Bogota pollution turns what should be an amazing trip into a bitter sweet experience.

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