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Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

1. Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

Explore the unique flavors of different Colombian regions on this food tour of Bogota. Go to 7 places within the La Candelaria neighborhood and sample a variety of traditional food and drinks. Visit the local market and stop by multiple family-owned businesses to try aborrajado, ajiaco, and other special dishes. Meet with some of the best professional baristas in the region. In a single afternoon, get to learn about Colombian culture through its food and history. This tour accommodates both vegetarian and vegan preferences. Be prepared to tuck into lunch and dinner so make sure with an empty belly.

Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

2. Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

Join us on our Coffee Farm experience as we set out from the center of the city and head an hour and a half deeper into the mountains of Bogotá! We will start the day by enjoying a traditional Colombian breakfast together and then go to meet our local farmers. We will discuss what it means to be an organic coffee farm and what the daily tasks of a farmer look like. Walk around the farm and take in the more than 8,000 coffee plants. We’ll learn how to hand-pick coffee and process it, and then afterward we will enjoy a delicious cup of coffee prepared in a unique way. If the weather and season permit, we will even get to plant our own coffee! We wrap up the tour with local cuisine for lunch and began the trip back to the city, making brief stops to take pictures of the Paramos ecosystems and the picturesque Bogotá city skyline. Total duration: 7-8 hours.

Bogotá: Small-Group Night City Tour by Bus

3. Bogotá: Small-Group Night City Tour by Bus

Start the tour in the late afternoon and discover more of Bogotá at night. Head up to Monserrate to admire the sweeping views of the city. Head to the north of Bogotá passing through the busiest areas at night, Chapinero, and then go to a unique and fashionable place to play a traditional Colombian game. Taste a local drink and eat a typical snack of the city. Next, head to the T Zone, one of the busiest areas in the city. Finish the tour at the famous Andrés DC Restaurant or at the Cumbia House, before returning to the starting point.

Bogotá: Craft Beer Tour with Tasting

4. Bogotá: Craft Beer Tour with Tasting

To kick the tour off, play a traditional Colombian game of Tapazo to warm you up and get to know the other members of the group. Next, head towards an old house where the first beer brewed by a Colombian was produced. Learn about the three periods that Colombia has passed through, Colonial, Republican, and Modern, and how this has influenced the production and culture surrounding beer within the country. After your intro to the history of Colombian beer, visit a local Huitaca brewery and enjoy a pint of tropical beer. Continue to taste the flavors of the region at two more local craft beer spots, Manigua and Medellin. The next stop on the tour is a trendy Bogotá bar that brews their own beer. This is the perfect opportunity to see a mini-brewery in action and to mingle with some of the locals as they enjoy a cooling beer after work. The last destination of the tour is most certainly a treat, with one of the biggest selections of craft beers in Bogotá, there’s sure to be a beer for everyone’s tastes.

Bogotá: Downtown Sightseeing Biking Tour with Refreshments

5. Bogotá: Downtown Sightseeing Biking Tour with Refreshments

Join this guided bike trip for a perfect way to get a comprehensive perspective of the city. This is the best option if you're looking to cover more ground than you would by feet. Plus, being led by a local, you'll get a much deeper insight into the history and culture of Bogotá. Receive your bike and helmet, then head over to the three founding plazas in La Candelaria to understand how the city has changed over time. Then, you will cycle along the iconic 7th avenue, originally a salt road in indigenous times. Stop by the National Park and take in the half forest-reservoir, half-cultural hub. Afterward, ride along the bike roads to the Parkway Boulevard, a natural path full of trees, before crossing El Dorado Avenue and going back to La Candelaria. Cycle through hidden neighborhoods where graffiti has become a way of facing social issues. On top of that, you will taste traditional snacks and drinks in local places and finish the day by having a rewarding tree-planting experience.

Bogotá: La Candelaria Historical Walking Tour with Snacks

6. Bogotá: La Candelaria Historical Walking Tour with Snacks

Explore the Candelaria district, the oldest and most important neighborhood in Bogotá, and learn about the history, culture, and the current social and political situation in Colombia. You will start off by sampling a variety of local fruits in the second oldest market of Bogotá. Then you will enjoy chicha, the most traditional fermented drink in the city, as well as some local snacks. At the end of the tour, you will play the gunpowder game, better known as Tejo, a drinking game from the pre-Hispanic times. This tour will give you an enticing introduction to Colombia's capital. You will be able to take in the artsy and colorful streets and alleys while discussing a variety of topics. You will visit the most important spots in the city, and interact with locals. Join us on the oldest walking tour in the city! Duration: 2 to 3 hours.

Bogota: Colombian Coffee Tasting

7. Bogota: Colombian Coffee Tasting

Upon arrival at the café, meet with your guide who will introduce you to Colombian coffee. Learn about the history of coffee in Colombia, which is known worldwide for its balanced rich and nutty taste. Learn how to taste and recognize different coffee flavors. Conduct an acidity test and an aroma test, and learn about the many different coffee brewing techniques. Taste some interesting products made from the humble coffee bean. Finally, brew and taste your own perfect cup of coffee to complete the experience.

Bogota: 3-Hour Andres Carne de Res Experience with Transfer

8. Bogota: 3-Hour Andres Carne de Res Experience with Transfer

The Restaurant Andrés Carne de Res opened its doors for the first time on June 19 in 1982 in a small ranch, with only 6 tables. Around one hour away from Bogotá, today it is known as one of the largest restaurants in Latin America. Enjoy an interesting visit to one of the most iconic restaurants in Colombia to taste the best roast beef, the best music to dance to, and the most pleasant atmosphere you can find, backed by the detailed and personal attention you will receive from your guide and servers. The service to Andrés Carne de Res includes transfers to the restaurant and back to the hostel, and a chauffeur who will wait for you as you dine.

Bogotá: Paloquemao Market Private Tour with Tastings

9. Bogotá: Paloquemao Market Private Tour with Tastings

The experience begins with pickup from your Bogotá accommodation and heads to the vibrant Paloquemao Market. Upon arrival, soak up the unique sights and scents of this bustling community hub and mingle with the locals going about their day. Wander between the colorful market stalls and learn about regional produce from your expert guide. As you explore, enjoy an exotic fruit tasting session, with over 15 varieties to choose from. You’ll also sample a selection of juices made from the fruits you're unable to find at the market. Finally, taste at least five traditional snacks and delicacies, and get a sense of authentic Columbian cuisine. By the end of the experience, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation for Colombian cooking, cuisine, produce, and culture.

Bogotá: Colombian Chocolate Workshop with Tastings

10. Bogotá: Colombian Chocolate Workshop with Tastings

Explore Colombia's rich cocoa tradition in a chocolate-making workshop. Learn about different types of local cocoa, sample chocolates from 5 different regions, and make your very own chocolate truffles to take home as the perfect souvenir from Bogotá. Discover Colombia's chocolate production process from your guide, as well as the different tropical fruits that Colombian cocoa is paired with. Sample different cocoas, before choosing your favorite flavor to make your own handmade chocolate truffles. Pop your chocolates in a small gift box to take home — to enjoy for yourself or as a gift. Finally, indulge in a pastry and hot chocolate treat to wrap up your tour. Enjoy a choice between a traditional almojábana, carimañola, pandebono, puff pastry, empanadas, mantecada, or an arepa. Best of all, know that you are helping support local Colombian businesses by embarking on this chocolate tour.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

Julie was an excellent tour guide. Very thorough in knowledge of the history of Colombia and the locale in Bogota. She was very passionate about the local gastronomy. 7 different stops on the tour each with a different theme. You definitely get your monies worth on this tour. Nice safe walking. I recommend this tour!

Excellent tour to get to know an authentic Colombian food. Julie was an excellent guide, really knowledgeable and handled the group perfectly. Highly recommended

Lorenzo was an awesome guide and the tour was super fun! Highly recommend. Great way to experience the city, meet cool people, and learn about the culture.

A great thing to do in Bogota. It was our favorite activity of our few days there. Julia was a great guide and introduced us to some awesome tasting food.

We really loved Lorenzo and his authentic way of doing the tour! I can warm-heartedly recommend the tour.