Otún Lake from Pereira
With our experience of high mountain Laguna del Otún you will have the opportunity to make a guided tour of 3 km, in which you will have transportation, meals, medical care and the finest scenery of Colombia; a place that will stay in your heart forever.
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
In the coffee you can enjoy the density and extent of this magical Laguna del Otún where you can experience different climates and through travel is natural reservoir, living a unique experience in Colombia.
It amounts to 3,900 meters above sea level.
The tour is done a walk in ascent and descent of 4 km approximately to a height between the 3,800 and 3,950 meters above the sea level.
Our specialized high mountain guides will give you all the help and support so you can have a great experience.
Make the ascent to the Laguna del Otún It is truly unique in the coffee Cultural landscape. Just a little willingness and desire to spend a day in the midst of incredible landscapes, while learning about the Fauna and Flora of the region.
The meeting points are defined according to the place of accommodation of the client or their place of origin.
- Pereira: Self-service GyG Plaza Bolivar
What includes? Lake Otún from Pereira
- Transportation in specialized cars (4 × 4 trucks) one way and return from the starting point in Pereira.
- Food: breakfast, lunch, snacks caloric and hydration.
- Entrance to the National Park los Nevados.
- Specialized guide of high mountain.
- Hiking by the foot of monte and Board of the lagoon.
- Card of travel assistance.
does not include
- Expenses not specified in the plan
- Promotional rate applies to groups of 7 people
- For foreigners it applies 18,000 COP supplement income to national parks
Lake Otún itinerary from Pereira
Recommendations for Otún Lake from Pereira
We recommend bring very comfortable clothing (Lycra), so that you do not store moisture and your body keep the body temperature; comfortable shoes (boots or tennis with very good adhesion).
We recommend that minors from rising with the permission of their parents or in the company of these.
Pregnant women or people with heart conditions should refrain from this experience.
Here is a list of recommendations:
- Get ready to walk
- Wear comfortable shoes that cover from the cold.
- Hat, good coat, gloves and waterproof.
- And if you want prepare your camera to capture stunning images.
- Identification documents.
Learn about the laguna del Otún
In the Natural national park You can spend a great experience to learn and enjoy the high mountain in Colombia and enjoy the wonderful Laguna del Otún. Meet lush landscapes, experiences new sensations to more than 3,900 meters above sea level, recreate yourself in natural environments, live it with Colombiatours.travel
The day starts early
At 4:30 am in restaurant Grajales adventurers are cited. Located next to the Park Bolivar of Pereira, this restaurant provides service 24 hours. This allows our visitors to arrive a little earlier, take a coffee, and engage in conversation with the staff of our company and the other fellow travelers. Groups are usually formed by individuals, couples and families who have registered prior to the picnic. After doing a brief presentation the participants and give some basic recommendations, we started our tour on Board of 4 X 4 vehicles. We headed for the municipality of Santa Rosa de Cabal and then for the Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados.
Arrival at the farm Inns
At approximately 7:30 am we arrived at one of the rural inns where we will have breakfast. A breakfast typical, made in wood, prepared by one of the families inhabiting the surrounding area to the Los Nevados National Park. On this site, after breakfast and while we do a brief acclimation activity, learn a little about the lifestyle and production systems of high mountain, just before entering the area of conservation.
Then we boarded again 4 X 4 vehicles to make a journey of about 40 minutes, up to within the Park, in the area called hutches. Hutches is located in the center of the Park, approximately 4,160 m, we leave there vehicles.
Beginning of the route
At this point, we find one or more officials of National parksthose who provide information about the area and the behavior that we have during our stay in it. Here is the collection of the fee for admission to the Park, which is aimed at strengthening the national environmental system. Before starting the journey along the path, we make a stretch run by the guides, who in turn provide information and recommendations for travel which is about to start.
Ascent to the lagoon
During the promotion will run 3.5 kilometers away, to approximately 3,950 meters above sea level. This tour usually takes between 2 and 3 hours. While the tour made several stops to rest and acclimatization, in which our guide - interpreter environmental share information of the area, fauna and flora, mountain etc.
As we ascend the oxygen becomes scarce and tiredness is accentuated by the slope, however the Majesty and beauty of the landscape invites us to continue; to move forward in the conquest of the mountain, to live this great experience of being one of the few pure water reserves in Colombia
Reach the Lake
It is undoubtedly the most memorable moment of the day. The joy and the feeling of triumph is common among visitors. We stand at the edge of the lagoon thirty minutes, there can take photographs and admire the beauty of the surroundings. After re-creating ourselves in this wonderful space, is home to the descent along the same path that we arrived.
It is usually much faster (1.5 hours approx.), walk back to the hutches to again address vehicles and move to the peasant Inn where we take lunch (3:00 pm approx.). Following lunch, we perform a brief feedback of activity and return travel in vehicles to the city of Pereira (end of the tour 6:00 pm approx.)
Written by: Adalberto Quiroga
How to get to the the Laguna del Otún
Access by Caldas
Access by the municipality of Villamaría (Caldas), by the way to the sidewalk Papayal (path of the Condor), La Laguna, La Cueva (cabana national parks) sector towards the sector of hutches.
Access by Risaralda
From Santa Rosa de Cabal for the road that passes through the hot springs of San Vicente to the sector of Potosí (national parks cottage) in reel via.
The Coffee Cultural Landscape was recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage by the natural richness and culture characterized. Carriel, poncho, hat, friendliness of the locals, the beauty of its women, its charming towns and much more make this a unique place, which also offers us the best coffee, that without which we can not start the day.
Aquí también es posible encontrar múltiples climas y ecosistemas, gracias a sus condiciones geográficas, convirtiéndose en una zona de conservación de la biodiversidad mundial. Siempre será posible sorprenderse con la belleza de los nevados o el mariposario, en el que habitan cerca de 1500 mariposas de 50 especies.