advertisement

Horseback Riding ★★: Nearly every hotel and hostel can set up a horseback riding trip to archaeological sites in the hills outside of town, as well as to waterfalls and the Lagunda de Magdalena, a 3-day trip to the birthplace of the Magdalena River. Usually it’s just a guy with some horses, so if you are looking for an English-speaking guide, be sure to specify. Prices vary depending on your exact needs, though expect to pay around COP$40,000 to COP$60,000 per half-day per rider.

Jeep Tours: Similar to the horseback riding tours, jeep trips will bring you to the remote archaeological sites, for around COP$150,000 to COP$200,000 per group. If you are a single traveler, you can usually just join a group to cut down on cost. All of the agencies in town tend to pool together.

Waterfalls ★★: Several stunning waterfalls can be seen near San Agustín, in the upper Magdalena River gorge on the way to Isnos. The 400-meter (1,300-ft.) Salto de Borodones is the most impressive, though the 200-meter (650-ft.) Salto de Mortiño is also quite spectacular. Both can be seen from the road, though several horseback riding tours will bring you much closer.

Whitewater Rafting: Magdalena Rafting (www.viajes-colombia.com, tel. 311/271-5333), at Calle 5 no. 16–04 offers a range of whitewater rafting excursions on the Magdalena River. Tours range from half-day excursions on Class II to III rapids (COP$75,000 person) to full-day trips on Class V rapids (COP$175,000 person).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.