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Suesca Eco-Tour: Explore the Ecology of the Tropical Moors

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  • Take a guided ecological walk to help reforestation efforts and river bank clean-up in Colombia..Discover the biodiversity of this unique ecosystem..Set your eyes on the wondrous lagoon shaped like the map of Colombia.
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Visit the headwaters of the Bogotá River, one of the most important rivers in Colombia. This rare ecosystem, the tropical moors, is known for its low temperatures, high humidity and various species of woody plants that aid in water purification. Located 3,100 to 4,000 meters above sea level, the tropical moors are endemic to Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, but Colombia contains 49% of the world's moors. Trail along the Bogotá River as you make your way to the Guacheneque Lagoon. Along the route, stop at the lookout to see the Laguna Del Mapa, which is shaped like the map of Colombia. See the unique frailejones, a perennial shrub, with thick trunks, succulent leaves, and beautiful bright flowers similar to daisies. The plants can reach heights up to 2 ½ meters.The moors and it's flora are able to provide water to 70% of the country's population. However, global warming, ranching, agriculture and mining are some of the greatest threats to the sensitive ecosystems.Take a blissful ecological walking tour of the moors and enjoy its magnificence.
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