City tour: Bucaramanga / Girón / Santísimo
As the fifth largest metropolitan area in Colombia as well as being known as the safest and cleanest city in the country, Bucaramanga offers a lot of interesting places to see, like important buildings in the city center, a historic museum, the famous leather shoe outlets, commercial market places, shopping malls, Colombia´s largest hanging bridge, etc
Barichara, known as the most beautiful town in Colombia, is famous for its colonial architecture, the quiet cobbled streets, adobe houses and artisan workshops and its craft shops among other things. You will see amazing churches, chapels, graveyards, sculptures and parks. Also, you will be entering the stores where the handcrafted goods are made and sold.
City Night Tour Cerro Del Santisimo
The Eco Park Cerro del Santísimo is a popular attraction among the people living in Bucaramanga and therefore it is a must-see for travelers. The statue itself not considering the platform is just 3 meters (10 feet) smaller than the famous statue Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro. The special thing about Santísimo is that it is not overcrowded with tourists and that there even is an elevator right behind the statue different to the statue in Rio de Janeiro.
El Socorro is one of the most important historical towns in Colombia. It is the place where the first step towards the independence of this country took place. In 1781, the leader Manuela Beltrán tore the "Edict", which was a document of utmost importance for the Spanish, turning this act into an important protest against the Spanish empire.
Barichara / San Gil / Curiti
Visiting Barichara, San Gil and Curiti, you will get to know 3 of the 17 emblematic towns of Santander. While Barichara attracts tourists for its perfectly preserved colonial architecture, San Gil is recognized as the tourist capital of the Department, standing out in extreme sports or better known as adventure tourism. During the tour of Barichara you will enjoy the calmness of its streets and you will understand why people call it the most beautiful town in Colombia.
Zapatoca is a beautiful and quiet town that many tourists still do not know. It has a population of approximately 5000 people and is a destination for many inhabitants of Bucaramanga looking to enjoy a weekend and a very pleasant warm climate (day temperature approx. 21 °C/ 79 °F). In town you can enjoy a beautiful central park and try home-made wine from oranges and blackberries. Close to town you will visit the cave “Cueva del Nitro” where a specialized guide shows you parts of the cave that is several kilometers long.
San Vicente de Chucuri
San Vicente de Chucurí for its ecotourism resources offers all kinds of natural scenery enabling the practice of extreme sports and adventure tourism, bird watching, ecological walks, beautiful landscapes. It has places like: Los Yariguies Natural Park, the lengerke road, the cave of the planes, the ecological park Miraflores, the route of the waters, found jumps, waterfalls and natural wells.