Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Colombia.
Participate in the authentic roots of yoga. Join and you will gain comprehensive knowledge of asanas, pranayama, meditation and yogic philosophy. You will have the opportunity to cultivate energetic clarity, personal refinement, and a balanced approach to living through yoga in-depth learning!The practice and knowledge will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, strengthen your physical body, improve your willpower and self-confidence, create healthy new habits, and find emotional balance and inner harmony.
Guests will be welcomed at Finca San Pedro. There are different types of rooms to choose from smaller cozy rooms to spacious rooms with extra beds. The rooms are decorated in a beautiful colonial style.
For guests that would like to sleep in tents, camping facilities are available. As the weather can be a bit cold at night, you can also camp inside a spacious room made available for this instead of staying out in the garden. Hot showers, restrooms, and cooking facilities are available for campers too.
Dormitory is mostly for travelers. It has its own en-suite private hot and comfortable shower. There are separate restrooms outside for men and women. The dorm has two semi-double beds for guests who want to have their own semi-privacy within the dormitory. Two bunk beds and one single bed are provided inside the dormitory.
Dormitory for yoga students is next to the yoga hall with a small semi-private double room. Inside the dorm, there are three bunk beds, single bed, and twin beds.
The hostel has different types of private rooms to choose. From smaller cozy rooms to spacious rooms with extra beds. All of the private rooms are decorated in a beautiful colonial style and if you would like a touch a modernity you can even request a television.
The course is designed for everyone regardless of age, physical ability, or previous experience with yoga. The pace of the course allows those new to yoga to easily follow the teachings, while students who already have a yoga practice will find ample opportunities to deepen their understanding.
The practice and knowledge given during the course will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, strengthen your physical body, improve your willpower and self-confidence, create healthy new habits, and find emotional balance and inner harmony. You will also become aware of energy, learn to recognize its different forms and understand how to direct it for a specific purpose.
Finca San Pedro is located on the edge of a small city called Sogamoso, in Colombia. Visitors can explore the spectacular region of Sugamuxi or valley of the sun, with its rich and extended ecosystem. Sugamuxi has 13 towns, each of them with a highlight worth visiting. Some of the most known are Iza, Monguí, Nobsa, and Tibasosa.
Sugamuxi is a region of páramos, where you can find at least 10 amazing and different location to hike and to get an exceptional contact with nature and superb sceneries all around. Since Sugamuxi is still a new discovery, its largely unknown province has unique landscapes and culture to stupefy the travelers.
The package for the course does not include food. You will be offered all the facilities, like kitchen, delivery food, and info on restaurants around the area, so you can have different options where to choose for your lunch and dinner.
During your free time, Finca San Pedro offers other activities that guests can learn such as tejo, a traditional Colombian sport, and salsa, tango, or joropo dances. You may also enjoy barbecuing, fishing, relaxing in a hammock, swimming in the thermal pool, sauna, massage, and visit the vineyard nearby
Different tours and activities can be arranged at additional costs.
Whether you are an experienced fisher or it is your first time, everyone is able to join this tour. There is a guide available that can teach you how to catch trouts within the area very well. Close to the river, there is also a special fishing farm that you can visit during the tour. It is also possible to go fishing in Lago de Tota. All the fishes that you catch, can be prepared at night on your barbecue.
Explore the area around different spots of the Valley of the Sun by horse. Agama Yoga can organize for you a horse back ride either near Finca San Pedro, towards Páramo de Oceta or around Lago de Tota. If you do not know know how to ride horses, the guides will help you and teach you how. For professionals, there are horses that are more difficult to ride. So, enjoy the nature and go horse riding!
Lago de Tota or Tota Lake, which is one of the most important natural reserves of the east Andes mountains, is the highest and largest lake in Colombia. The area is also considered as a cultural and environmental heritage site by the local government.
You will start the hike at 2.300 meters and walk through a beautiful and rich tropical jungle. The walk is not hard and very pleasant. The waterfall will be reached at an altitude of 3.100 meters with an average temperature of 23 degrees Celcius. The view of the waterfall is spectacular and awesome. It will definitely fill you up with special energy and joy.
The archaeological museum of Sogamoso is a must see that preserves the majority of what remains from the Muiscan culture. In this museum you will find Muiscan mummies, clothing, pottery, jewelry, three real shrunken heads, as well as a large diversity of artifacts related to the Muiscan and other Colombian indigenous cultures.
The impressive Cascada Salto de Candelas is the second highest waterfall in Colombia. The area is considered as a cultural and environmental heritage site by the local government. Also it is one of the most important natural reserves of the east Andes mountains. In this reserve the Cusiana river is born, one of the most important rivers in the state of Casanare.
At additional costs, enjoy the steam room and sauna facility in the hostels. There are also massage and body treatments available upon requests and a nearby Temazcal.
A good massage relieves stress and tension in your muscles and promotes a sense of well-being. It also relaxes you and promotes a good sleep and helps you to get rid of the pain of the body. Enjoy the massages that are given by professional women who has been specially trained. This is a perfect combination with saunas.
On a cold day, you can relax in one of the saunas available. It uses different kind of herbs along with music, herbal, aroma, and color therapy to increase the beneficial effects of the sauna. Each entrance lasts approximately ten minutes and you can have up to three in each session. You will definitely feel relaxed the session.
Please book your flight to arrive at El Dorado International Airport (BOG).
From Sogamoso, you can catch the bus that goes to Aquitania from the bus terminal. It should take approximately ten minutes and cost one dollar and three cents per person. Ask locals where to catch the bus and bare in mind to ask the bus driver to stop 500 meters after getting out of Sogamoso. You will see, on your left side, an arch by a palm tree and a sign showing “Finca San Pedro”.
From Bogota, once you arrive at Portal del Norte, make sure you catch a super direct bus to Sogamoso. The super direct bus from Portal del Norte should not take more than three hours and it should cost around 23 USD per person. The best bus companies are Autoboy or Los Libertadores. Ask at your hostel in Bogotá how to get to Portal del Norte.
From Bucaramanga, there are direct buses heading to Sogamoso, but they do not leave often. You can also catch a bus to Tunja and then catch another bus to Sogamoso. It should take around seven to eight hours total including the bus Tunja-Sogamoso which costs approximately 40 USD per person.
From Villa de Leyva, catch a bus to Tunja which should take around one hour. Once you arrive at Tunja, catch another bus to Sogamoso, which will take another hour. It should cost approximately 15 USD per person.
From El Cocuy, catch a bus to Duitama and catch another bus to Sogamoso which should take 20 minutes. It should take eight to nine hours in total. The cost is approximately at 30 USD per person.
From Yopal, it would more simple and straight, no need to change buses. Simply catch a bus to Sogamoso which should take around four hours and should cost around 25 USD per person,
From Sogamoso, there are plenty of taxis waiting outside the bus station. The ride will cost approximately four to five USD (prices are usually higher at night). Most taxi drivers know where Finca San Pedro is and it takes less than five minutes to get here.