Posted by: Paula Delgado-Kling | October 18, 2011

Travel to Chiribiquete National Park: “Very Far, But Very Beautiful.”

British journalist Richard McColl recently traveled to the jungles between Caqueta and Amazon departments.

McColl and his guide hiked through the area known as “Tranquilandia,” or “Tranquility-land,” a name given because the Medellin Cartel once freely grew and processed cocaine there. The complex once consisted of 19 cocaine-mixing laboratories and dormitories for the workers. McColl reported there are still traces of airstrips for illicit shipments.

Beware, however: McColl came across makeshift prisons once ran by the FARC. Former Presidential Candidate Ingrid Betancourt was held in a camp near there for three days before being moved further away and up into the jungles of the Guaviare.

Next, McColl and his guide traveled for four days without spotting another soul to their final destination, the Chiribiquete National Park. The waterfall there measures some 430 meters across.


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  2. Hi Paula,

    Sorry for the random comment but I was wondering if you would like to join a network that helps to promote Colombia.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

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    • Sorry for the delay in responding.

      Absolutely, I’d love to join the network. What does it entail that I do?

      Thanks for asking!


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