La Chaquira

La Chaquira, San Agustin: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, La Chaquira Reviews: 4.5/5

La Chaquira
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Chisi76
Glasgow, UK249 contributions
Beyond anazing!
Feb 2020
We were awe struck seeing carvings mi,lions of years old. The park is very well sectioned showing carvings of guards next to ancient tomb stones.
Written March 2, 2020
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kausmuc
Munich, Germany100 contributions
Nice place
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nice place with great views and an interesting statue. Accessible by horse or also by a nice walk from San Agustin
Written December 17, 2019
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aprilxb227
Risca, UK16 contributions
BE CAREFUL. ALWAYS GO AS A GROUP!!!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Yesterday we went to this beautiful place. We were so surprised that there was no entry fee and that the place was so quiet. We had sat at the viewport for maybe 15minutes before some other couples joined us and the place got slightly busier (I think we were lucky these people came when they did).. we then met another couple and sat talking to them at the viewpoint. They decided to start walking back whilst we stayed a the viewpoint for a little longer. 15minutes later we headed up. Only to find the couple we had met had just been robbed at gun point! They ended up on the floor from the scare and the two gunmen had hit them both over the heads with the bottoms of their guns (the mans head was bleeding badly from this).. the gentleman who had been hit had said he could see bullets in the attackers revolver.
This was such a shock and me and my partner felt shaken up and scared so I have no idea how bad the other couple must have felt. All I can think is that maybe we were all lucky that a big group were coming down as the attack happened which must have distracted the men to run away so that we could get the couple to help.
It’s such a shame, the place in unbelievably stunning and I would not say to miss it out but never go as a couple or alone! Make sure you find a group or a tour guide! These attacks happen often by the sounds of things and I can not believe there is not more information about it on the internet or in hostels warning travellers. Please don’t be silly and go alone be careful!
Written December 16, 2019
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Esther I
3 contributions
Be careful, not be alone or just a couple
Sep 2019 • Couples
Today we (we are a couple) have been robbed by a man with a gun (not sure if real or not..) coming back from the Chaquira path... At 4pm...so... It's very sad because the place is very beautiful.. Ask always in your hostel to be accompanied... Or do it by horse/motorbike
Written September 1, 2019
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JN Travels
Ontario, Canada560 contributions
Great River View
Mar 2019 • Couples
Entering from the main road after visiting El Tablón. You walk about 25/30min along dirt farm roads. La Chaquira is located at the end of the road. There is a Resteraunt with light snacks and refreshments. A stone carving craftsman and a girl making beautiful thread bracelets.
There are statues all over the property hidden in bushes and long grass.
It’s also recommended you walk down an extensive staircase to see the River and canyon. There are 2 viewpoint platforms. It’s a nice option to see the statues and some beautiful countryside for free. (Only pay $1200 for the bus or $2000 for the mototaxi from centre San Agustin.
Written April 1, 2019
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pinir67
Hod Hasharon, Israel373 contributions
Rock curving figures amid spectacular view
Feb 2019 • Solo
I visited this remote archaeological site as part of a horse back tour in the area of San Agustin. This is the only site in and around San Agustin that has carved figures as oppose to statues. As many other sites in the region there is no definite explanation on what the figures mean or why they are there but the spectacular view of the Magdalena river gorge and the waterfalls around it are reasons good enough.
Written March 17, 2019
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Brian M
Oxford, UK558 contributions
Fantastic
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is a smaller archaeological than the majestic San Agustin but still worth visiting and spending time around the various exhibits. There is a reasonable restaurant on site and a museum that was disappointedly closed when we visited. Definitely worth seeing, so don't miss it.
Written March 2, 2019
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Peter K
Geneva, Switzerland170 contributions
A long walk to an amazing site
Dec 2018 • Couples
You start up on the Via Estrecho del Magdaleno where the Taxi drops you off, make your way down on yet another steep washed out dirt road past El Tablon with their amusing mini museum and on past coffee plantations to the top of the steps leading down to La Chaquita. From there it is a good 15 min down on a steep switchback path and steps to a couple of viewing platforms overlooking the Magdalena river gorge. Behind you are a large number of carved slabs of stones from the San Agustin culture. Many are washed out but a few are still great. Climb up and again on level ground have a fine cold lemonade from the Swiss emigre Finca/cafe owner and watch a carver working on small replicas of San Agustin stone figures. A great gift to take home
Written January 1, 2019
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Pablo C
Bogota, Colombia181 contributions
Amazing view
Dec 2018 • Family
From various locations this is one that you can’t miss, you need a good walk to the point, maybe 3 kms and 580 steps. The view over the valley is refreshing, calm, beautiful. Worth the visit
Written December 31, 2018
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jlcaldwell507
29 contributions
Must see
Nov 2018 • Couples
When in san Agustín is a must see. Great place great views. Nice day trip. Take water and rain jacket.
Written November 21, 2018
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