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Paramo de Oceta

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Great and unique 1-day hike

We did this hike in August 2018. The hike starts from Mongui. Mongui is a tiny town but offers... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Annelies H
What I wish I knew before..

A stunning hike, worth it even though the rain / fog. I caught a bus from Sogamoso (takes about 1... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Heather H
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Trekking in the paramo de octa Oceta is considered one of the most beautiful paramos in the world. Trekking - Ecological hike, to develop this activity a specialized guide will lead you through this place, with the possibility of doing it any day of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Paramo de Oceta, Mongui 152207, Colombia
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We did this hike in August 2018. The hike starts from Mongui. Mongui is a tiny town but offers accommodation. We slept in Sogamoso and via our hostel we arranged a taxi to bring us to Mongui (1h drive max). Once we arrived in Mongui...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

A stunning hike, worth it even though the rain / fog. I caught a bus from Sogamoso (takes about 1 hour $4000) arriving in Mongui at 10. After consulting reviews and looking at Maps me I choose to go solo- have minimal Spanish so wasn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Páramo de Ocetá is fantastic. One of the best landscapes we’ve ever seen. We hired the best local guide ever! His name is EMIGDIO, and his company is TURISMONGUÍ. Just a few metres from the main square in Monguí. He told us so much about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We walked 2 hours by ourselves before being stop by some guy telling us that we had to go back to mongui to hire a mandatory guide for 40'000 pesos / person. Hiring a guide is totally unnecessary, the path is very clear and everything...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We got a lift up to the start of the hike, glad we did as we were struggling with the altitude. The hike through the Frailejones was great having only seen the ground high ones before. I am sure our guide would have liked to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the Paramo de Oceta with a guide of Mongui Travels (the office is at the main square, next to the tourist information). To be honest, most of the track is in maps.me. But the guide (Camilo) gave a lot of information (about plants,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CaraAny
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This hike was one of the best I have ever done, mostly because our guide, Maria, is so passionate about the region and her work. She believes in protecting the Paramo and is a voice for the voiceless land. She shared much of her Muisca...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Craolyn L
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I went with some friends, we found a guide Named Jose he was super nice, he explained us everything, he was also the park ranger, he explained us about the importance of having a guide. For me a guide was pretty useful you can get...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Adon R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We did a morning hiking trip with Maria (+57 313 479 8492), and we really enjoyed it. We left at 8:00 with a car that she arranged before, so that we could go out of Mongui and skip the less interesting part of the way,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank celine_lyon
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I had done various trek in colombian paramos especially around Bogota and i have to admit that the Paramo de Oceta is the most beautiful. This paramo is unique with different species of Frailejones, small lagunas, and other suprise Before going at Mongui, i have...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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