Bogotá's Surroundings

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There are many interesting destinations to be found in the surroundings of Bogotá as the city is surrounded by mountains and savannah, some are suitable for daytrips or others you can even spent 2 or even 3 days on. One hour away you find the Chingaza National park, full of beautiful landscapes and wildlife which one can explore hiking. Also the Matarredonda national reserve and the Chicaque national park have excellent hiking trails. A little further on the north you can find the Zipaquira salt cathedral where you can get to know the mining activity and culture. You can also find the Guatavita lagoon where the legend of El Dorado “the lost city of gold” took place. If you like to do extreme sports you can also go to the town of Tobia, where you can enjoy adventure sports like; rafting, cannoning, rappelling, canopying or when you like a slower pace, hiking and horseback riding.