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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14 thoughts on “Extreme Bungee Jumping in San Gil, Colombia”
Oh I remember my first bungee jump in a beach town, right over the water, at around 65 meters, jumping down and you can just barely touch the water, I would enjoy this, I like the addition of the cafe and you an hear people screaming while jumping, love the adrenaline crash and gone back to the hotel to sleep.
Sounds like you had a great experience!
I absolutely loveeee reading this! I am totally into adventures and this is something I would love to try. Thank you so much for sharing
You definitely should try bungee jumping! It was so much fun!
Sounds like a really incredible experience. I am not sure if we will bungee jump first or jump out of a plane first. I like that they offer the go pro video for you. I think we would definitely crash afterwards haha. All that adrenaline would definitely lead to a big nap!
We talked about which to do first and landed on bungee jumping. Jumping out of plane or paragliding are definitely next for us.😁
Wow what an awesome experience Sounds like the place to go for adventure seekers I’m sure the drive out of Bogota must have been gorgeous too
San gil is a beautiful town to stroll and relax and it has plenty to do for adrenaline junkies as well! The drive was a winding road through the mountains and was gorgeous.
You are so brave! I have such a fear of heights that I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. But I’m glad to hear of your crazy experience and how safety minded the company was. Go big or go home!
Sarah is the brave one – she went first! The company was fantastic and we would recommend them to everyone.
I’m not much of a thrill seeker and I would never venture near a bungee jump, but it’s fun to see other people doing it. 🙂
That’s crazy adrenaline rush. I have tried skydiving but have not tried bungee jumping yet. The video is apt and scary at the same time. Kudos to you that you nailed it so well.
I probably would not dare to jump on a bungee, but many of my friends would like to try it.
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