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Culture - Barichara / San Gil / Curiti

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. When you see different churches, chapels, sculptures, etc. it is clear why most of the inhabitants of this town are artists. At the edge of Barichara there is an incredible view of the Suarez River Canyon.

Curiti, known as the "weavers village" is one of the villages where we will find and learn about the most beautiful products made of fique fiber. In this place stories are woven with natural fibers, living heritage of the Guanes Indians, who were the first to inhabit these lands.



Tour includes:

  • Private transport to Barichara and El Socorro (both approx. 3 hours from Bucaramanga; a group of 1 - 3 persons in a car or small-size SUV, a group of 3+ in a larger vehicle usually with a separate driver; if a group of 3 prefers a larger vehicle due to an excess of luggage, they will have to pay the price per person that a group of 2 pays per person)
  • Walking tour in Barichara, entrances included
  • Paper processing experience
  • Walking tour in El Socorro
  • Entrance and tour in the historical museum in la Casa de la Cultura
  • Lunch included in Barichara
  • Hike along the San Gil and Curiti 
  • English or Spanish speaking accompaniment
  • Travel insurance


Additional information:

  • Recommendations: bring sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a thin sweatshirt, hat, bottle of water
  • Meeting point: If your accommodation is located in the city of Bucaramanga, we will pick you up and give you a ride back without any additional cost.
  • Schedule: It is recommended to start the day trip at 7 am leaving to Barichara. However, if you wish to start the tour earlier or later, we will be flexible and adapt the tour to your desired schedule. Usually in the late afternoon/ evening we will start the ride back from El Socorro to Bucaramanga.
  • Prices are listed in the following table (valid until Dec. 31, 2023). Foreign travelers must bring their original passports.


Barichara / El Socorro: Prices per person depending on the size of the travel group
Number of travelers: 10 or more 8 - 9 4 - 7 2 1
Price per person in COP: 200,000 220,000 240,000 300,000 420,000 800,000
Price per person in USD*: 56 61 67 83 117 222

*The prices in USD are based on our internal exchange rate of 1:3600 on November 26, 2021. The international exchange rate was at about 1:3900 on November 26, 2021. If the value of the Colombian Peso drops by 5%, the listed prices will not be valid anymore! Moreover, we do not carry any transaction costs.


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