Wednesday, December 28, 2016

La Chorrera - Tallest waterfall in Colombia

La Chorrera falls

The La Chorrera waterfall is the tallest falls in Colombia, located just outside of Bogota. It is easily reachable by bus. 

You can take the bus to Choachí (near the Tercer Milenio Transmilenio station) and ask the driver to drop you off at the turnoff to the falls.

From the turnoff it's about a 6km walk through scenic farmland to the end of the road and the beginning of the trail.

Choachí valley from the road

At the beginning of the trail, you can explore the smaller, yet still pretty, El Chifón falls. The El Chifón trail is a relatively easy 20 minute round trip.

El Chifón falls

The river

From the El Chifón falls it's about 2.5 to 3 hours round trip to LA Chorrera. The trail heads through farmland before heading up into the mountains.

The trail through farmland

Further along the trail

Orchids on trees along the trail

The trail becomes very steep through thick rainforest but it well marked.

The trail through the rainforest

There are several trails which lead to several lookouts that give you many different views of the falls.

The falls

The falls through the rainforest

Until you reach the bottom of the falls.

The falls from the base of the waterfall



Another view of the falls

Looking back at the falls from the trail


Before returning back to the main road where you can flag down the bus back to Bogota.

Looking towards the road through the forest