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From Bogota: Hike to Colombia´s Heightest Waterfall

1. From Bogota: Hike to Colombia´s Heightest Waterfall

Travel deep into the Andean jungle on a 3-hour trek to see the great sights of El Chiflón and La Chorrera waterfalls. Meet your experienced bilingual guide in Bogotá and start the day with a traditional Columbian breakfast at an authentic hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Then, set off by private van to La Chorrera. Drive past the East Hills on the way and stop to take pictures of the paramo of Cruz Verde. Arrive at the park and begin the approximately 3-hour round-trip hike through the lush, green Andean forest, learning about the native life and plants of the area. Continue your trek to reach the 1,936-foot (590-meter) wall of cascading water that is La Chorrera. Take in the breathtaking sight of Colombia's mightiest waterfall amid a wonderland of natural beauty.     Throughout the hike, see and learn about the colorful birds hidden at the top of the trees and breathe in the clean air in this spectacular landscape.   Refuel with lunch at a beautiful restaurant and marvel at the spectacular views here before heading back to Bogotá.

Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

2. Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel at your choice of either in the morning or the afternoon. From here you will be taken on a tour through La Sabana de Bogota to the town of Zipaquira, whose name means "City of our Father" in the language of the Chibcha. Back in pre-Columbian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the "salt cakes" were the only currency for trading. Throughout time, technology improved and the "Muiscas" began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside you will discover a chapel titled “capilla de los mineros”, which was built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá”. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return safely back to Bogotá.

Zipaquira: Half-Day Salt Cathedral Tour

3. Zipaquira: Half-Day Salt Cathedral Tour

In this Salt Cathedral tour in Zipaquira, you will travel to a place that is without a doubt a must-visit in Colombia, a monument to faith that has become an architectural piece like no other. Near Bogotá, Zipaquira is a colonial town known for its beauty, but its typical architecture is not its principal attraction. 180 meters under the ground, you will find an engineering jewel, famous around the world, known as the Salt Cathedral. Visit a unique place that will leave you breathless. Inside the mine there are different pieces of stone work and sculpture that, due to their size and illumination, make this spectacular wonder an incredible destination.

Bogotá: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

4. Bogotá: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel to take you on a tour around the historic center of the city. From here your first stop will be to Plaza de Bolivar, where you will walk along the streets and take a close look at the most important buildings of the city. You will explore buildings such as the National Capitol, which is the center of the country's legislative life; Casa de los Comuneros; Casa de Nariño, which is the Presidential house; and the Santa Clara Church Museum. The tour also includes a visit to the Gold Museum, which exhibits about 34,000 pieces of metalwork from various Hispanic cultures. You will also visit the House Museum Quinta de Bolivar, which formerly belonged to Simon Bolivar. The tour will then continue to the iconic symbol of Bogota, the Monserrate Hill, which rises up to 3,152 meters above sea level. Once having ascended to the top of the hill, you will visit the sanctuary where you will find the statue of the Lord of Miracles. This peak will provide you with the best platform to enjoy the views of Bogota.

Bogotá: Colombian Breakfast Discovery Tour

5. Bogotá: Colombian Breakfast Discovery Tour

Breakfast is considered the most important meal for Colombians, with many locals living by the expression "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper". Throughout this experience you will encounter 5 different traditional restaurants, each offering specialties of the regional breakfasts of this exotic country. This tour will involve you being delighted by delicious food whilst having the historical background of each plate explained to you. All of the restaurants chosen are a mix of local and traditional, and contain authentic rich family atmospheres. The tour is located in the center of Bogotá, with all the spots being within walking distance of one another. You will try traditional plates from various areas including the Bogotá region, Caribbean region, Antioquia region, and Pacific Coast region.

Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

6. Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

Combine nature with industry on this 7-hour guided excursion from Bogotà to visit Lake Guatavita and the salt mine of Nemocón. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with this relaxing small-group tour of up to 11 people. After pickup at around 8:00 AM at your hotel, start the 2-hour drive through the savanna towards Lake Guatavita, a lagoon that is part of a protected natural area. Likely formed by the impact of a crater, the lake is almost perfectly circular. A native park guide will join the group for a 75-minute tour, during which he’ll explain the culture of the Muisca Indians, the legend of El Dorado, and the biological importance of the lagoon. During the tour, you’ll also take a half hour walk along a path at the edge of the crater to admire different views of the lagoon.   Next, visit the town of Guatavita to explore its architecture and environment. Enjoy a lunch typical of the region before heading out for Nemocón. On the way there, see the beautiful Tominé reservoir, a 9-kilometer-long body of water. When you arrive at Nemocón, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a salt miner: walk 60 meters below the surface of the Earth into an authentic salt mine and discover the history of the Colombian salt industry.

Bogotá: Sumapaz National Park Hike Tour with Lunch

7. Bogotá: Sumapaz National Park Hike Tour with Lunch

Explore the unique and diverse ecosystem of the Andean Páramo landscape on a hiking trip through Sumapaz National Park. Trek the muddy trails and marvel at the amazing sights along the way. After a pickup from your hotel in Bogotá, travel to the Sumapaz region, reach heights between 3,500 and 4,000 MSLA (13.000 feet approximately). Be warmly invited into the guide’s family home and pick some local produce at a nearby market for lunch, which will be cooked by the family while you venture into the Sumapaz Páramo. Start with a walk up through the slopes of the 178 thousand hectare haven. Learn the environmental importance of this rare ecosystem and its amazing flora. Be mesmerized by the water wells and the misty landscape. Hear stories from your guide about the indigenous traditions that were practiced before colonization. Understand the importance of preserving the Páramos for the stability of the region and the social and political challenges it has faced. After hiking, rest your weary feet and savor a delicious homecooked meal in the Sumapaz Páramo, before heading back to your hotel in Bogotá.

Bogota: Private Tour to National Museum with a Guide

8. Bogota: Private Tour to National Museum with a Guide

Your bilingual private guide will collect you personally at your hotel or any other destination you suggest for pick up, times are flexible so please inquire. Once at the museum, guide will explain how the museum has been divided into 4 sections: art, history, archeology and ethnography. You can take your time and take as many photos as you wish, as you are explained how this phenomenal piece of architecture used to be a prison in the early 19th century. There are bathrooms, cafeterias and souvenir shops so please bring Colombian pesos because not all stores take credit cards. At the end of tour your private guide will escort you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Beautiful hike with a view of the Bogota mountainside and waterfalls were breathtaking. Breakfast and lunch were amazing. Julie, our tour guide, was incredible. This was my first visit to Colombia and this hike reveals the the beauty of Bogota. Definitely worth recommending!

The tour was excellent. We tried different Colombian breakfasts. The food was very delicious, especially chocolate with cheese :) The guide Yuly was very nice, she give some information about the local food and Colombian coffee :)

Nick was an amazing guide, really attentive and knowledgable. The waterfalls were breathtaking, likewise were the views through out the hike. I would really recommend taking this tour.

Beautiful scenery and experience! Overall a very nice tour and Youlie was a great tour guide eager to explain everything. Would highly recommend!

Julie was a great guide. She is knowledgeable and friendly. The trek itself is strenuous so wear good shoes and be prepared for wet conditions!