During our recent stay in Bogota, Colombia, we wanted to experience something out of the ordinary. While searching online multiple destinations outside of the city, we came across www.glampinghub.com. We weren’t really familiar with the “glamping” thing and we actually googled the meaning. We then found the most beautiful cabin to do some glamping in one of the best camping spots in South America- Neusa!
Our awesome story starts with a 3-hour drive from the city of Bogota to the mountains of Neusa, Colombia.
How to get there?
1.Drive. Don’t have a car? You can hire a driver or uber driver (make sure you book him in advance to pick you up).
We had a driver, Henry, take us 3 hours outside of the city into the mountains. He was a great tour guide in which he would stop and bring us to local spots to eat the best local food and drinks. They say “time flies when you are having fun” right? Well those 3 hours flew by and next thing we knew we were arriving at the cabin.
It was around 11pm by the time we arrived so it was very dark. Luckily, our host Carlos left the cabin lights on and in the middle of the mountain night we were able to see our cabin “shining bright like a diamond” like Rihanna. Upon entering into the cabin, it was mind-blowing. Such a beautiful and unique wooden set up. Everything was so compact and the heater kept the cabin warm in the 50 degree nights up in the mountain.
The next morning we woke up to awesome rooster calls at sunrise 🐔 . We woke up, rushed out of bed and open the curtains.................................(me with no words). I can’t even describe what went through my mind in that moment, no words were coming out of my mouth, my mind went blank by me staring at this unbelievable view. It is breathtaking/amazing/unbelievable/incredible, you name it. I couldn’t believe what my eyes were seeing, all the pictures on the website, the good things we read about it... nothing can compare to what it actually looks like. After long minutes of just staring at this view, we got ready to go outside and explore. Our Host told us about this park close to the cabins where you can go fishing, hiking, boating and of course a lovely scenery for a Vakano Bracelets photoshoot 💁🏻♀️.
After an awesome day at the park of fishing and hiking, we got a bit chilly and wanted to head back to the cabin. However, we quickly found that the cold, the wind, and our expertise/experience was the worst combination to start a fire. We spent at least an hour freezing trying to start this fire. Thankfully, we found a local next to the property that was so kind and helped my stubborn boyfriend to finally start the fire. Did I mentioned that he started the fire in 3 minutes? We spent the rest of the day and night sitting outside next to the fire talking, listening to music, and enjoying the sunset at the beautiful mountains of Neusa Colombia. I highlight recommend this travel experience / glamping guide!
Tips for unexperienced glampers like us:
1. Bring something to start a fire easily
2. Bring plenty of warm clothes and jackets
3. Bring Food that is easy to make for camping / glamping (macaroni and cheese, sandwiches, etc.)
4. Bring water and hot cocoa mix
5. Bring boots for hiking or comfortable sneakers
6. Bring movies
7. Bring a speaker to play music :)
Here are some more awesome photos!