Bogotá's East Hills Hike

Bogotá

4 hours

Small Group

Explore Bogotá's hidden treasure with a hike through the Cerros Orientales, an east-Andean mountain range framing the city. Ascend to 3,100 masl, passing through diverse ecosystems and enjoying panoramic views of the capital. Learn about native and foreign species, and efforts to protect Bogotá's environment, all while hiking through one of Bogotá's greatest natural reserves.

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Bogotá sits on a vast savannah formed by the east-Andean mountain range at an altitude of 2600 MAMSL. Although of the city is mostly flat, the city limits to the East with an incredible mountain range, locally known as the Cerros Orientales, that follows Bogota’s territory lines from south to north.

The mountainous landscape not only provides a profound visual but also has a considerable impact on Bogota’s weather. Although these hills are always present, they are completely unexplored by many locals and visitors. After a big push made by the residents of some bordering neighborhoods, the local administration has made available and connected several hiking trails to offer citizens the option to discover one of the Capital’s greatest natural treasures.

On this tour, you will start the day early at the starting point, right at the city's edge. You will hike until you reach about 3,100 masl. There we will be surrounded by the ‘paramo’ vegetation characteristic of the Andean Highlands and we will enjoy a stop at Moyas, a group of stone formations with a great view of Bogotá and the vast forest reserve extending towards the east. Along the hike, you will learn from the guide about the competition between native and foreign species, the environmental concerns that Bogotá is facing, and much more. After this enjoyable hike, our guide will lead you on foot to the G Zone of Bogotá, where you can choose from various cafes or restaurants to recharge, or arrange transportation to your hotel or next destination.

Important: The hike is medium difficulty. 3 km per way, with 550m of elevation gain. Ensure you had at least 36 hours in Bogotá to acclimate to the altitude. Bring hiking shoes, a raincoat, drinking water, and snacks. There are no stores or restaurants on the reserve.

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  • Private vehicle for transfer service
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference.
  • Access to the Forest Reserve

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  • Unspecified food or beverage.

Important information

The physical demands of this hike are medium-high. We recommend taking this tour two days after your arrival to Bogotá, especially if you are not accustomed to high altitudes. Bring comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking.

Maximum altitude of this hike is 3100 MASL. 

After your booking, we will request you some personal information that is mandatory in order to access the trail. 
 

How this tour creates Impact 
This tour is run in partnership with Live Happy Colombia. They are a social enterprise that creates experiences to connect you with Colombia’s stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, while also supporting local guides, artisans, and businesses along the way. Through partnerships with small-scale farmers, rural enterprises, and community initiatives, each tour helps sustain livelihoods, preserve natural habitats, and promote responsible tourism. Your journey is more than a hike; it’s a meaningful step toward positive change for Colombia’s communities and ecosystems.

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Things to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes for hiking

Cancellation policies
(Free cancellation available)

This experience can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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