Adventure and nature

If you are looking to surround yourself with nature and adventure, Santander is the right place to go. There are few places in the world that offer such a broad portfolio of adrenaline like San Gil, tourist capital of Santander department and called on recognized international tourism sites, such as Lonely Planet, the Mecca of adventure tourism in Colombia.

Rafting Fonce river . Credits: Jorge Ortiz

Rafting Fonce river . Credits: Jorge Ortiz

In Santander, all adventure attractions have two clear objectives: offer visitors a unique experiential adventure and generate the least possible impact on nature.

There are four reasons why the practice of adventure tourism is ideal in the department of Santander. The first and most important it is that the vast majority of tourist attractions take place in completely natural surroundings. The second is the presence of a spring climate that allows the practice of adventure activities throughout the whole year. The third is the existence of attractions for all ages. The fourth is the extensive experience of tour operators, being pioneers of adventure tourism in the country.

Paragliding over the Chicamocha Canyon

Paragliding over the Chicamocha Canyon. Credits: Jorge Ortiz

In Santander you can find all the adventure you can imagine, due to the fact that the Department has all kinds of natural scenes for extreme sports on land, water and air. There you can discover ancient caves for spelunking, vibrant rivers for boating and rafting enthusiasts, imposing waterfalls for rappelling, majestic mountains and open skies for paragliding, zip lining, and bungee jumping and roads full of history and beauty to enjoy cycling, mountain biking, and hiking, among other attractions.

You can live all of these adventures with the support of a wide range of authorized tour operators, qualified personnel as well as all security guarantees to make your adventure an unforgettable experience.


  •  It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and of course willingness to have fun.
  •  Be sure to hire the service with an authorized tour operator and a qualified guide.
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