Day trip

Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

From US$ 72.05 per person

Discover the wonders of Bogotá on a sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, explore the vibrant downtown area, visit the fascinating Gold Museum, learn about the region’s gang history, taste local beverages, and ride the cable car to Monserrate.

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Duration 5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup anywhere within Bogotá city - hotels, hostels, Airbnb, vacation rentals, points of interest.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most iconic and historical landmarks in the downtown area
  • Learn about local Indigenous history and see Indigenous jewelry at the Gold Museum
  • Taste a traditional alcoholic beverage known as chicha
  • Admire the eclectic array of architecture including Baroque and Art Deco
  • Uncover the history of the national drug trade through street art
Full description

Dive into Bogotá’s diversity by joining a city tour. Start by meeting your local guide at your hotel. Proceed first towards the viewpoints of Monserrate. Take the cable car up the mountain to enjoy the most breathtaking views of this city: the whole length of the valley from the best vantage point.

After making your way back down La Candelaria, you will walk its cobblestoned streets, surrounded by colonial architecture to the spectacular Gold Museum. Learn about the region's ancestors through their remains of metalwork made before the arrival of the Spanish.

Your guide will retell the transition from indigenous to Spanish colonization at the foundational square of Chorro de Quevedo. Taste some chicha, an ancestral corn-based fermented drink nearby, in addition to some juices and snacks.

Visit Simón Bolívar Square and learn how politics and conflict relate to each other and its current challenges with a peace agreement already signed. Then, make your way to the Botero Museum and see some of the greatest works of Colombian modern painter, Fernando Botero.

After a fulfilling day, finish by tasting a cup of Colombian coffee, at a place where local and friendly baristas will teach you the basics about one of Colombia's most famous exports.

Choose for yourself the duration of the tour. It can be for 7 hours with Monserrate, Gold Museum and Botero Museum, or 5 hours with either Monserrate or museums.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Cable car two-way ticket to Monserrate (if chosen)
  • Entry to the Gold Museum and Botero Museum (if chosen)
  • Chicha and coffee tasting
  • Fruit and juice tasting
  • All-risks insurance
  • Lunch (you can choose from a selection of restaurants in the area)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour
  • The tour runs rain or shine
  • The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays; your guide will provide you with options for another museum
  • The Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays; your guide will provide you with options for another museum
  • You’ll be able to choose the duration of the tour. It can be for 7 hours with Monserrate, Gold Museum and Botero Museum, or 5 hours with either Monserrate or museums.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 157 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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Monserrate Hill is beautiful and have amazing view of the city and the mountains, it is located more than 10,000 feet above sea level. Today we are so blessed with beautiful weather .. We took train car up and down the hill.♥️ . Thanks to our wonderful tour guide Nataly is an amazing and caring tour guide. We love her.. highly recommended hopefully you will have Nataly♥️

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December 17, 2022

Luis was an excellent guide. I didn't realize it, but this was a private tour. It was very extensive and Luis covered a lot of details in this 7 hour tour that took us to many of the city's main attractions. I did this tour the first full day I had, and it laid a solid foundation for me to learn about the city, its culture, and its people. Well worth the time and money.

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December 12, 2022

My guide Angela was incredible! She gave me a ton of information and ensured that I felt comfortable during the entire tour. My only complaint was the amount of walking I was pretty tired after the first museum so remember to wear comfy shoes. The fruit, chicha and chocolate tastings were all delicious! We were going to get smoothies but we forgot and left the market without them. Angela ran back to get them for us. She was a fantastic guide! Highly recommend!

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December 4, 2022

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