Departure for Barichara, located 25km from San Gil, declared National Architectural Monument for its well-preserved urban and colonial Spanish-style architecture.
The houses feature a cloister-style design around internal gardens, intricate stonework and clay tiles on rooftops; known for its gastronomy, stonemasonry, weaving, growing tobacco and “hormigas culonas – large ants” (fried-up and eaten, considered an aphrodisiac).
Trip continues to Guane, a small-town located on a tiny plateau alongside Suarez River. This can be made on-foot along the old Camino Real paved in stones by pre-Columbian Guane people, extends 5km connecting Guane with Barichara.
During this walk one can appreciate beautiful landscapes, valleys and fossils. Arrive in Guane, a perfectly-preserved colonial village with pre-Columbian past, dates back to XVII century. Visit the Archeological-Paleontological Museum and Plaza Central.