1 Month festival of the vine & wine and wine queen competition (Dec-Jan) @ Puntalarga-Nobsa
Visit the healing place of the Muisca culture, IZA town & enjoy hot springs (also in Paipa); explore quiet colonial towns like Mongui; go & relax at the white sandy beach at Playa Blanca, take in the biggest lake in Colombia, Lake Tota; admire the beautiful Frailejon plants in the Páramo Ocetá Park. This region, Sugamuxi, with its 1001 different options you will never run out of things to do.
*Temple del Sol = Largest Muisca museum in Colombia @ the center of Sogamoso = 3pp. Mon-Sat 8am-12am, 2pm-5pm. Sun/public holidays 9am-3pm.
*Lago Tota = 1 of the most important places for the Muisca culture. Great for kayaking, sailing, swimming, diving, fishing, horse riding & kitesurfing etc ... Bus to Aquitania, from here bus to Playa Blanca. Bus 20-30min, 4pp.
*Daytrip in Sogamoso:
1)Nobsa handicrafts: Bus to Duitama @ cra 14#16 = 15min, 3.5pp. Drop off @ Punta Larga.
2)Punta Larga Exotic vineyard located at the highest altitude in the world, at 2600m (8530ft). Try the tropical world's finest wine or do a wine tour-> 9am-8pm weekdays & weekends. marquesdepuntalarga.com. Km7 autopista Duitama-Nobsa.
*Mongui = The most beautiful town of Boyacá. Bus to Duitama @ cra 14#16 = 20-30min, 4pp.
*Páramo de Ocetá = A natural park with rock formations that look like old stone cities & which has the largest concentration of Frailejon plants in the world! Guide = 80pp (1pers), 40pp (2pers), 30pp (>3pers).
*Salto de Candelas @ Pajarito Boyacá: You pass through 3 different natural eco-systems: Parámo, Bosque Andino & Selva Humeda Tropical. Delight at an incredibly high waterfall at 2300m (7545 ft) with spectaculair views. Car from Sogamoso= 1,5hr + 1,5hr hike. Tours: Ask in your hostel = 60pp/t (1 pers), 30pp/t (2 pers), 20pp/t (>3pers). Transport is not included.
*Here you can read a travel story about this destination.
Finca San Pedro.
Villa de Leyva = 2hrs, 18pp. El Cocuy = 8hrs, 60pp. Bogotá = (norte) 3hrs, (central) 4hrs, 23pp. San Gil = 6hrs, 50pp.