The Airplane Cave is the perfect place to have a fun day full of adventures with adrenaline. It is not just a cave; it is a place with various natural swimming holes, natural slides and caves. Some of the swimming ponds have crystalized water and offer you a neat setting to take pictures. At some parts the ponds are within the caves. The first thing you see for example is just a tiny entry into a hole but as you enter you will be impressed by the formations of the inside of the cave. At one place there is even a waterfall inside the cave. The Airplane Cave is not known by many tourists and therefore it seems to be like a magical virgin place.
San Gil Extreme Sports
San Gil is the adventure capital of Santander. You can do river rafting, paragliding, zip lining, bungee jumping, canyoneering, caving, mountain-biking, etc. in San Gil or near the town. In one day it is possible to do up to 2 or 3 different activities, if you want to enjoy more sports we recommend booking a multi-day tour.
Canyon River Rafting
River Rafting in the Chicamocha is an experience that you will never forget. The Chicamocha River has rapids of class IV; therefore, it is classified as advanced rafting and you have to know how to swim. During the rafting experience you will the see parts of the Chicamocha Canyon that cannot even be reached by car. There are impressive formations of the canyon while the landscape of the canyon changes on the 15-km part of the river.
Climbing in the Chicamocha Canyon is an activity that a lot of travelers miss as they do not know how to get to Colombia´s largest climbing park “La Mojarra”. After hiking down a steep path for about 15 minutes from the parking lot, you arrive at the first climbing sites. There are multiple climbing routes for beginners and professionals.
The Chicamocha Canyon is known as the most impressive paragliding site in Colombia and one of the best in the world. Different to many other paragliding sites you are able to fly up to 2000 meters above ground if the weather conditions permit. The platform is located about 1600 m above sea level while the river is about 550 m above sea level. The paragliding tandem flight itself takes about 15 minutes.
Paragliding is a breathtaking experience which in contrast to other official extreme sports does not produce high levels of adrenaline (if you are not afraid of heights). The platform is located on a hill close to Bucaramanga so that the paragliding flight provides you with an amazing view over the metropolitan area and the countryside close to Bucaramanga.
Cycling/ mountain biking in Bucaramanga provides you with a great combination of an early-morning exercise and the exploration of Bucaramanga´s rainforest at the fringe of the city