Considered as the most beautiful village in Colombia, Barichara offers a very appreciable moment of relaxation.
During a timeless stroll, admire the charming churches (Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Santa Barbara) along the cobbled streets.
Immerse yourself in the history of Colombia and its culture by visiting local workshops (stonemasons, cigar making…).
This pleasant town is the filming location of several Colombian “telenovelas”, famous throughout Latin America.
Note: Prefer the weekend to benefit from the atmosphere of the village (the week being relatively calm).
What to see around Barichara ?
Colonial road leading to Guane
From Barichara, walk along the Camino Real, an old mule track, leading to Guane (2h descent).
This colonial jewel offers a very special atmosphere with its whitewashed “barque” (cobblestone) houses, cobbled streets and a small archaeological museum.
City of Giron
This colonial village, located 30 minutes from Bucaramanga airport, is a foretaste of the Santander valley.
Not far away, the coffee and tobacco plantations offer remarkable landscapes.
Enjoy a walk among the coffee trees to learn about the process of making this famous drink and observe the many birds.
Possibility to stay in a renowned hacienda
45 minutes from San Gil and 1 hour from Bucaramanga, the immense Chicamocha canyon plunges to a depth of 2 km and is more than 20 km long.
From the Natural Park of Chichamocha (Panachi), you can enjoy a breathtaking view of this spectacle of nature.
You can also cross the canyon thanks to the longest cable car in Latin America (more than 6 km).
You will then overhang the Chicamocha river which flows into the Fonce and Suarez rivers, allowing exceptional descents in rafting or canoeing.
Rafting in the region of San Gil
At 2h30 from Bucaramanaga, San Gil is the starting point for many sports excursions: rafting, kayaking, canyoning, hydrospeed, cycling, abseiling, speleology…
Less charming than Barichara, it is mainly frequented for its outdoor activities and for ecotourism.
Note: For this kind of activities, privilege the dry season (June to September – December to February).
Hacienda El Roble
For a relaxing stay and an introduction to Colombian coffee, enjoy the green setting of our upscale hacienda.
You will learn the whole process of one of the best coffees in the country in a relaxing atmosphere.
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