Exploring Barichara region with Yahri!

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Our team of professional guides will show you the very best of Barichara region, away from the crowd and in the most exclusive way.

All our activities can be tailor made to suite your needs and preferences.

Cultural activities and sightseeing

Discover Barichara

Length: 4 hours 

Difficulty Level: Easy 

Barichara is probably the prettiest and best preserved village in Colombia. Let one of our guides take you to discover Barichara, it’s stunning architecture and it’s people.

Artisanal workshops

Length: 3 to 4 hours 

Difficulty Level: Easy 

Learn more about local artisans during a workshop. You can choose from: Adobe construction workshop & painting with dirt, ceramic making and clay painting, or weaving with "fique". There are more options available, ask us about them!

Visit a coffee farm

Length: 5 hours (Lunch included)

Difficulty Level: Easy 

Learn about the different coffee seeds and methods of preparation on a traditional coffee farm near Barichara. Have the opportunity to learn the entire process of coffee, from the seed to your own cup.

Explore Guane & its Archeological Museum

Length: 4 hours 

Difficulty Level: Easy 

Guane is a tiny village, lost in time and located 25 minutes away from Barichara. Visit the Main Square and it’s small but interesting Archeological and and Paleontological Museum. 

Cable car across the canyon

Length: 1 hour

Difficulty Level: Easy

This is not as much as an activity, but a great way to cross the Chicamocha Canyon for the first time and a shortcut to Barichara (35 minutes between Bucaramanga's Airport and Barichara). 

We recommend including it on the arrival transfer to Barichara.

Cooking and wellness

Cooking lesson 
with lunch or dinner

Length: 3 hours (Meal included)

Difficulty Level: Easy 

The best way to know a country is through its food. During this 3 hour activity you will get to know all the techniques and ingredients from the Santander's cuisine.

Tibetan massage or yoga

Length: 2 hours 

Difficulty Level: Easy 

Barichara has a big community of yoga and wellness  professionals. 
Sessions can be arranged on request, based on availability.

Hiking and adventure

Hiking from Barichara to Guane

Length: 4 hours 

Difficulty Level: Easy to medium

The “Camino Real” or Royal Path, was built in the XIX Century to connect the entire region. It goes through Barichara and connects to the tiny and lost village of Guane. This hike, with unique views, is one of the favorite hikes on the region. It takes around 2 hours walking plus the time spent visiting the village. 

Hiking from Villanueva to Jordan

Length: 6 hours  (Picnic lunch included)

Difficulty Level: Medium

Hidden in the Chicamocha Canyon is the “ghost” town of Jordan. The village is linked with other villages through a networks of old paths, the “Camino real” or Royal Path. After a 1 hour transfer to the starting point start hiking, mostly downhill, through the Chicamocha Canyon.

Horseback ridding

Length: 5 hours  (Picnic lunch included)

Difficulty Level: Easy to medium

This experience is definitely a great way to enjoy the views and the countryside!

Riding through unique landscapes along with family and friends is a very traditional activity in the region.

* You must be 10 years or older to do this activity.

Waterfall rappel + Rafting on Fonce River

Length: 8 hours (Lunch included)

Difficulty Level: Easy to medium

A great family friendly experience! Rappel down the cascade, this activity will allow you to discover and to enjoy this beautiful place in the Juan Curi's Waterfall. 

It can be combined with floating on the Fonce River.

* Juan Curi's Waterfall is not available on national holidays, and on Christmas season. 

Hike from Villanueva to Jordan + Rafting in the Chicamocha rivers

Length: 6 hours  (Picnic lunch included)

Difficulty Level: Medium

This area is great for rafting on the rivers that cross the canyon. Navigate a river surrounded by Colombian flora and fauna.

We offer 3 levels of difficulty: beginners, intermediate and advanced. It is usually combined with hiking for a full day activity.

* Must be 14 years or older to do this activity.

Mountain Bike Down Hill or Cross Country

Length: 5 to 7 hours  (Lunch included)

Difficulty Level: Medium to hard

We have several routes for mountain biking. Either all the way down the Chicamocha Canyon or some softer options. 
Enjoy the adrenaline of going downhill through amazing views and natural surroundings. 

* Must be 14 years or older to do this activity.

Paragliding in the Chicamocha Canyon

Length: 20min flight + time for security instructions

Difficulty Level: Medium

A must! It doesn’t need further explanations. The views of the canyon from the sky are memorable. 
We have several spots, so we will make suggestions on where to do it depending on additional activities.

* This activity must be scheduled in the morning.