Colombia In 18 Days! Part III — Barichara

Hills and streets of Barichara

Last week we recounted our time in San Gil, Colombia and the amazing whitewater rafting on Rio Suarez. We began the review of our 18 days in Colombia with the capital of the country, Bogota. This Monday we recap our day in Barichara.

The charming colonial village of Barichara, Colombia is only a 40 minute shuttle ride away from San Gil. It makes a great day trip from San Gil or you could stay a few days if you truly want to get away from it all.

We took the 40 minute shuttle there from San Gil. Then we walked around the village. We walked uphill to the top of the village as recommended to see a phenomenal view of the valley.

the spectacular view of the valley below

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Colombia In 18 Days! Part II — San Gil

at the Bogota bus station

Last week I showed you the first stop of our trip through Colombia in 18 Days! Today I show you the second stop, San Gil. San Gil is widely known for its outdoor adventure activities. It was a place I wish I had more time to explore. I feel like I missed out on some things. Colombia is a country I can definitely picture myself coming back to, so hopefully I can return to San Gil and see the things I missed the first time around.

We arrived at the bus station in the middle of the night. We had no reservations for the night so we found ourselves exhausted and knocking on the door of a hostel around 3am. Luckily the manager was kind enough to let us in. San Gil had a pleasant small town atmosphere. We wandered around a bit and then arranged our whitewater rafting trip.

manager of Hostel Santander Aleman

Parque Principal

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