I haven't camped for 40 years and would not describe myself as fit so if you have a lot of camping kit and are not used to exercise I'd recommend the transport (needs to be reserved in advance) down as well as up. We had quite a lot of kit so it took our party of 8 90 minutes to make the paths down instead of the expected 45. Once there it was well worth it. But back to the beginning.
The park as others have said is only an hour out of Bogota (depends on the traffic though) and you are warmly welcomed by guides at the top who show you the paths to take. I speak good Spanish but he made a decent attempt in English too. You have to pay a U$7 fee (currently Col Pesos 12,000) to enter, either day, camping or overnight accommodation at the Refuge (Refugio) base in the valley. Camping options are Upper near the entrance (colder climate) or Lower next to the Refuge, 800M lower - most campers take that option. Camping or accommodation costs (see Chicaque website for prices) include Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. Our descent meant we arrived exhausted, dumped our kit on the floor but were met with a welcome drink (fresh lemonade) and then a delicious 3 course meal. All meals are dishes of the day and although small portions are adequate for the fitness level needed to appreciate all the walks that this place has to offer. You can order a la carte and pay extra and reasonable prices for food and drink not included in the daily special. Two guitarists also came into the restaurant to seranade the diners. After dinner we pitched tents, again don't recommend you do this at night but fellow campers helped with lights and advice and what was best of all was a camp fireside singalong with the same guitarists from the restaurant with everyone sharing beer, alcohol and toasted marshmellows, and some local jokes going on between the songs that Colombians and Latins in general have a particular passion in doing. Downside was we didn't sleep a wink (our own fault for enjoying it so much) but the upside was we still got up early for a good breakfast, ziplining and cabin ascension before lunch, plenty of walks morning and afternoon before raising tents, transport getting our kit back up those 800M in15 mins only with more thab half our party went back up by horseback in twice that time. All activities are extra costs but at extremely reasonable prices and worth every penny/cent/peso!
Next time we are here we will go back but make sure we book transport to take our equipment down and up! The food for the all in price was amazing and the staff from beginning to end were very attentive and got everything right, even for a flematico ingles who can speak bearable Spanish. So close to Bogota and another hidden jewel ensruing everyone was exhausted by it all but we cannot wait to go back with even more of our extended family.
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