11. – 13. Apr 2019
Having arrived in San Gil, we were picked up on the street by some helpful guys who guided us to a hostel since we hadn’t booked any so far: La Casona de Don Juan. It was the best hostel we could have ended up in – a wonderful atmosphere, cheap prices for great rooms, and an amazing owner who took care of us and our needs from the beginning. That day, we hung out there, had a great lunch, and strolled around the city center…
After having slept in, we decided to visit the colonial villages in the hills. Thus, we took a bus to Barichara, a wonderful colonial village in the mountains where we got delicious pastries, enjoyed the stunning views, visited a botanic sculpture garden, and walked around the white painted houses. From there, we hiked all the way to Guane, another village of that kind, with a center square and a church. Not having seen enough of these houses, we went to Pinoche afterwards. 🙂
As San Gil is widely known for its extreme sports, I just couldn’t resist doing the highest bungee jump in South America with an altitude of 140m. The hardest part was to jump head first off the platform. After that, it was just amazing to hang there in the air viewing San Gil and its surrounding mountains from high above.
Having had that adrenaline-filled experience, we had to rush to the terminal in order to get on the bus to Bógota and from there to Cali.