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Address: Via Melgar | 22 km away from Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
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Waterfall 157 meters high

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Long scenic ride from Bogota

The ride from Bogota to Salto included beautiful scenery along windy mountain roads. The waterfall is okay, but nothing great. Sad to see such polluted water in such a beautiful... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride from Bogota to Salto included beautiful scenery along windy mountain roads. The waterfall is okay, but nothing great. Sad to see such polluted water in such a beautiful country.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I have no idea. It took us 2 hours to get from the main bus station but only 2000 pesos each so it had that in its favour! The bus man nudged us we were there and when we got off the buss the falls were right there by the road - you don't need to walk anywhere. The view... More 

1 Thank roamingjode
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Gorgeous waterfall from a distance. The title of my review refers to the falls being mostly runoff from Bogota The museum is boring and mostly is showing us information about french botanists from the 1800's. If this is your thing, then you might love it. I did find it interesting but wanted to learn more about the falls, the history... More 

Thank yup66
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited el Salto de Tequendama on a Thursday in the late morning. The drive from el Norte (Santa Ana) was quite long because of the usual Bogotá traffic. Once you leave Soacha, the drive to el Salto is not bad. Consider that the falls are pretty nice but remember that this is the Bogotá river, sadly, one of the most... More 

2 Thank MrsSwanny
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The waterfall is truly beautiful. It was a pretty easy trip in car from Bogota but we left very early to avoid traffic. When we arrived we parked and took a short tour of the hotel for 4000 pesos, which included a museum exhibit and a balcony with a view of the falls. Outside we had breakfast at a roadside... More 

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Guanica, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

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 

4 Thank armygirl68w
Bogota, Colombia
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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 

1 Thank LuisJorgePerez
Bogota, Colombia
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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.

1 Thank Miguel M
Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

7 Thank laweggli
Villavicencio, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

5 Thank DaytonaMike

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