We arrived in San Gil, Colombia via a 6-hour bus ride from the bustling city of Bogota. What I didn’t know beforehand is that San Gil is widely known throughout Colombia as the place to go for extreme sports! They have rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, and bungee jumping — including South America’s tallest bungee jump at 140 meters (496 feet) with Bungee Extremo.
There were two options for bungee jumping in San Gil. One was half Bungee Extremo’s size at only 70 meters. For me, it was a no-brainer — go big! When I asked Sarah if she would do the more extreme bungee jump, I received a resounding “Heck yes!”
Do not be skeptical because of a lack of reviews on the internet for Bungee Extremo. These guys are seasoned, safety-focused pros who started their own company over the last year. They double and triple-checked our gear throughout the experience and we felt safe and secure the entire time.
You can schedule your jump with Bungee Extremo through any hostel in San Gil. The bungee location is a short 5-10 minute taxi drive outside of San Gil with spectacular views of the city and its surrounding mountains.
PRO TIP: Bring your passport
You will need the identification number when you sign Bungee Extremo’s waiver.
The company takes photos with their GoPro for you while you jump, and we recommend purchasing the optional video package as well. The angles of the videos provide new perspectives before you take the leap, not to mention something cool to show your friends.
Do not be skeptical because of a lack of reviews on the internet for Bungee Extremo. These guys are seasoned, safety-focused pros who started their own company over the last year.
Once you are done with your bungee jump, there is a small cafe with a view of their jumping platform where you can relax. If you didn’t get your extreme sports fix from the bungee jump, you can zip line across the canyon. Or, if you are like us and experience a big adrenaline crash, head back to your hostel for a nice 3-hour nap.
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