The 10 Best Things to Do in Tocancipa, Colombia

July 19, 2017 Layne Dawes

Discover the best top things to do in Tocancipa, Colombia including Parque Jaime Duque, Paragliding Paraiso, Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Catedral de Sal, Laguna de Guatavita, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima, Parque Ecologico Pionono, Catedral Diocesana, Senda Nativa Naturaleza y Adventura, Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano.
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1. Parque Jaime Duque

Tocancipa Km 34 Autopista Norte, Tocancipa, Colombia +57 1 6200681
Excellent
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4.5 based on 432 reviews

Parque Jaime Duque

A world of culture and amusement in one single place. Located in Tocancipa just 30 min from Bogota, is one of the best parks in Latin America. The attractions include various museums, a beautiful zoo, amusement rides, excellent restaurants, etc. The park belongs to a Foundation, profits are donated to charity and conservation programs of colombian species.

Reviewed By RphilipIowa

Beautiful landscaped, maintained with excellent detail and cleanliness, Parque Jaime Duque's theme is the travels and interests of its founder. The park is a collection of cultural, artistic, and natural themes from all around the world focusing on the Jaime Duque's career as a pilot for Avianca. There is an limited, but growing zoo with primarily Colombian and some other distinctive wildlife. Unlike American theme parks, the rides are relatively unspectacular, but still well-suited for young children primarily. The restaurant we visited was clean, reasonable and the food was well prepared. Attendants were friendly and obviously hard-working...focused on child safety on the rides and attraction areas. The replica Taj Mahal is the most obvious feature and is a beautiful structure. Inside is a cyclorama with 3-D dioramas explaining Colombian history. The entire park's education theme is the importance of caring for the environment. Many rare and near extinct Colombian flora is represented and the park beyond the developed area is considered a preserve. Good for families with young children and others who like beautiful grounds, Colombian themes, and is a good place to get away from the City yet still have some of its benefits. Probably not the best for active teens if they are looking for exciting rides and thrills.

2. Paragliding Paraiso

Km. 4 via Pionono, Sopo, Colombia
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Paragliding Paraiso

Reviewed By Craig N - New York City, New York

We made the trip up here while staying at Jardin Calibri and had an incredible time. My wife and son were the ones who did the flying and both landed with the biggest smiles I have ever seen on their faces. Incredibly professional, both instructors...MoreThank you very much for your visit, we will be very happy to see you again flying in the clouds with us in Parapente Paraíso.

3. Mina de Sal de Nemocon

Calle 2 No. 0-05, Nemocon 251030, Colombia +57 312 3721923
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4.5 based on 280 reviews

Mina de Sal de Nemocon

The Salt Mine Nemocón with over 500 years of history underground is an attraction of Colombia in South America, imposing building at 80 meters deep. Mining tunnels descending the mountain bearing the visitors begin their journey through this amazing construction that will take you to the House of mirrors natural brine, salt cascade over 80 years old and the Fountain or wishing well, which they are some of the magical places to discover. In the chamber of the Chapel with its enormous sphere carved in rock salt 1300 kilos symbolizing the world's mining tradition is revived, wedding vows, thanksgivings miners, drivers and devotees of the Virgen del Carmen are renewed. In hunch camera or the lovers I surprised with the salt crystal only 1,600 kilos in the world, carved in the shape of heart.

Reviewed By Luis O - Bogota, Colombia

We went for one day trip and was enough to enjoy thesalt mine and the small town in Nemocón. The mine can privide you safe helment and all the instruction to take care of you inside the mine.the guide Nelly is veeery good and all the time with happy face explaining this wonder! I will advice this mine better than Zipaquirá! Keep doing well.

4. Catedral de Sal

Carrera 6 Calle 1 | Parque De La Sal, Zipaquira 250252, Colombia +57 1 8519502
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Catedral de Sal

Beautiful completely carved in Salt Cathedral is unique in its kind and presents visitors a majesty unparalleled. 180 meters underground lies a place away from everyday life invites reflection, self-discovery and inner encounter with the spiritual part.

Reviewed By cponces - Boston, Massachusetts

Extraordinary experience, sometimes you travel to some countries and you see something like this but not ready for tourists, this Catedral has all the tourist infrastructure and the beauty. I have been traveling for work to Bogota for 25 years and never had the chance to do some sightseeing, and finally in the last trip I was able to saw this Catedral.

5. Laguna de Guatavita

Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra, Colombia
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Laguna de Guatavita

This lake is where the legend of El Dorado originated.

Reviewed By Warners D - São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Unforgettable, 3100 m high this lake is something incredible.
It is a proof that God exists and create unbelievable things!
If you are in Bogota you must see.
The roads to get there are terrible, but once you see the lake, you will forget about anything else

6. Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima

Km.2 Via Tocancipa-Zipaquira, Tocancipa 251017, Colombia +57 1 5948686
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5 based on 21 reviews

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima

Los horarios de las Misas en la Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Fátima son los siguientes: -Sábados: 12:00m -Domingos: 10:00am 12:00m y 4:00pm

Reviewed By Jabs2013 - Bogota, Colombia

Visite esta iglesia sin saber que existia.
la mayoria de Iglesias en Colombia son muy viejas y esta es muy reciente.
tiene muchos detalles muy lujosos.
la arquitectura es muy bonita y es un sitio a visitar como museo o como santuario para ir a rezar.
es de los caballeros de la virgen y es un sitio cerrado donde no todo el mundo puede entrar.
es un sitio muy calmado pero vale la pena ir a visitarlo, en especial si se es devoto de la Virgen.

7. Parque Ecologico Pionono

Sopo, Colombia +57 314 3045575
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Parque Ecologico Pionono

Reviewed By ThaiTeacherBangkok - Bangkok, Thailand

Entrance costs 4000 pesos per adult. Children are free. We used a guide from the entrance to show us around. He asked only for a donation for his time. This was really helpful as he took us down paths we wouldn't have otherwise walked on. The guide was full of useful information about the plants, birds and local folk tales about the area. Sadly he only spoke in Spanish so our friend needed to translate into English. You can walk to the park but it takes two hours up a very steep road. A taxi from the town costs 15000 pesos. Remember to take the taxi driver's telephone number and he'll come back later to pick you up. There is a camping site in the park if you're interested.

8. Catedral Diocesana

Calle 6 N0 7-23, Zipaquira 250252, Colombia 8522577
Excellent
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

Catedral Diocesana

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

This beautiful church is located on the Comuneros Square in the heart of historic center.of Zipaquirá . It is the main church of the diocese. It is a distinctive 19th century church externally similar in design to some other known churches in Colombia. To finish it took over 100 years. Inside there are stately solemn columns and rather simple but pretty interior.

9. Senda Nativa Naturaleza y Adventura

Diagonal 1 5 - 24 | Diagonally to The Municipal Library, Guatavita 251060, Colombia
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5 based on 30 reviews

Senda Nativa Naturaleza y Adventura

We organize ecotourism activities such as biking through Forests, nature walks, rock climbing, rappel and parasailing. We practice activities close to Guatavita and Tominé Reservoir. We have the equipment for each activity to practice safely. We have several high mountain and kayaking expeditions around Colombia.

Reviewed By Diana H

Tons of fun and adventure discovering Colombia with this guys. They are very kind and you really can feel safe due their proffesionalism. We went to Colombia a month ago and it was very nice for us discovering new places in Guatavita and Santander.

10. Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano

Kilometro 1 via Briceno-Zipaquira | Near to jaime Duque Park, Tocancipa, Colombia +57 318 6618807
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5 based on 19 reviews

Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano

Colombian Aeroespace Museum. Located near to Bogotá. Next to Jaime Duque Park. It has 26 historical airplanes of the Colombian Air Force. its new installations were opened on 1st december 2017.

Reviewed By Henry Q - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

It is one of the most beatiful museums in bogotá, you can take advantage from it location, it is beside the Jaime Duque Park, and it is a visit you can't miss, it is very interesting and beatifull place

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