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

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Don't expect much, but the views are pretty good

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 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 30 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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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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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Address: Via Melgar | 22 km away from Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota

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