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Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

1. Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

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.

Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

2. 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: Walking Tour in La Candelaria with Refreshments

3. Bogotá: Walking Tour in La Candelaria with Refreshments

Walk through Bogotá’s electric downtown neighborhood of La Candelaria with a local guide. Have your camera ready for the unique mix of architectural styles and historic sites that make the district a renowned cultural melting pot. Savor the local culinary culture with fresh fruit and coffee. Discover how the old mixes with the new and explore the Baroque, Art Deco, and colonial houses of La Candelaria. Walk through historic alleys filled with street art before heading over to the vibrant La Concordia market to mingle with the locals.  Taste refreshing traditional fruits and see the less touristy side of the area. Follow your guide past the Gold Museum and head through to Bolivar Square to learn about Colombia’s complex and resilient history. Finish the tour with some of the best coffee around and learn about how it's produced.

Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

4. 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.

Bogotá: Candelaria Tour with Cacao and Coffee Workshop

5. Bogotá: Candelaria Tour with Cacao and Coffee Workshop

The historical district of Bogota, commonly known as La Candelaria, is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city. It is renowned for its breathtaking colonial streets, Baroque catholic temples, and colorful houses. Throughout history, it has been a political, religious and economic center, with many deep secrets to tell. On the other hand, cacao is the Colombian product of the moment. Its production and exportation has sky rocketed over the past few years due to its mind-blowing quality. Coffee from this region is well known around the world for its magnificent aromas and soft flavors. This tour combines the best of both worlds, with a walking tour and a cacao and coffee workshop. You will receive an intimate view of the country on this epic journey, which acquaints you with all of your favorite sites, churches, and stories. You’ll explore the most atmospheric and lesser-seen paths in La Candelaria. Throughout your walking tour, you will stop at a local shop where a professional barista will be waiting for you. There, you will have the opportunity to experience and unleash the true flavors of Colombian coffee and cacao. You will begin by trying 2 different brewing methods of specialty coffee, followed by two origins of cacao and ending with an ancestral beverage. Before you leave, your barista will guide you step by step as you create your own piece of latte art.

Bogotá: Craft Beer Tour with Tasting

6. 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.

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.

Bogotá: Private Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria

8. Bogotá: Private Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria

Immerse yourself in Bogotá's booming street art scene on this tour. Starting at Chorro de Quevedo Square, learn about the city’s art history in relation to graffiti and see pieces by local artists like Ledania and 3 Manos, Wosnan and Ocio4. Next, visit a narrow street packed with graffiti that retells the indigenous ancestry of the city. Get to know the work of Carlos Trilleras and stop by a couple of murals painted by Wosnan and Ocio 4. Your next stop is the Park of La Concordia and La Concordia marketplace an important tension spot, meeting point and melting pot of ideas and influences which has been key in defining the identity of downtown Bogotá. Continue through picturesque streets, taking in more graffiti along the way. See some of the best graffiti authored by women and learn more about their role in the propagation of this art. See works by artists like Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania, and Erre,who give life to this part of the city. Follow the promenade towards Journalists Park, where journalists, poets, and writers used to gather in the 60s. Finish your tour at Café Herencia where you can admire some more of Carlos Trillera’s artworks.

Bogota: Food Tasting Tour and Coffee Workshop

9. Bogota: Food Tasting Tour and Coffee Workshop

Greet your guide at the Market Square district perseverance and start your food tour, carefully planned to give you insight into every corner of Bogota cuisine. First, head to a small local market where you'll try several different types of exotic fruits (some you've likely never heard of, let alone tasted!). Next, visit a local joint to sample cheesy melt-in-the-mouth corn arepas. For carnivores, there's no happier place than our next stop: a small hole-in-the-wall eatery, where you'll indulge in lechona — roasted and stuffed suckling pig with crunchy golden skin. At the next tucked-away restaurant, experience modern twists, including innovative takes on local ajiaco soup, gourmet ceviche accompanied and aguadiente (local firewater) cocktails. Walk down the streets of Old Town Bogota while your local guide recounts the city's stories and history. Famous among locals, the next stop is a bakery, which has been producing fine snacks served with aguapanela (panela water) since the 1930s. Continue through the streets of central Bogota and stop to try golden buñuelos, a deep-fried doughnut-like pastry paired with a local oatmeal smoothie called avena. Then, eat mouthwatering beef empanadas served with slices of lime and zingy local salsa. After, jump into one last restaurant, which has been serving hungry locals for almost two centuries. Here, try steamy leaf-wrapped chicken tamales with frothy hot chocolate.  Sign off the tour with a coffee workshop, where you'll learn the ins and outs of coffee production from three different areas of Colombia, see various methods of steeping, sample three different coffees and discover why the country produces and roasts some of the finest beans in the world.

Bogota: Colombian Emerald Ring Workshop

10. Bogota: Colombian Emerald Ring Workshop

After meeting at the center, you will meet your guide who is a jeweler with her own collection of rings, earrings and necklaces produced by herself in a local co-workshop. By creating your own ring, you will learn how emeralds have become the most important and precious stone for Colombians, as well as about their influence in Colombian society and economy. You will work in the middle of the emerald and jewelry cluster of Bogota, one of the leading cities for this industry in South America. Your experience will begin at the La Casa de la Moneda Museum, where you will learn the importance that metals had throughout pre-Hispanic and colonial times. After you get inspired by the crown jewels, you will go to your guide's workshop where she will teach you how to create your own emerald ring. You will decide the shape, the stone, and the design of your silver ring, learning the several steps in the production of a ring at your guide's advisory. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be able to wear your own creation, an authentic emerald Colombian ring.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Customer service from the company (Gran Colombia Tours) offering the tour was excellent. There was a mistake from GetYourGuide offering an option that was not possible to complete due to the start time. Gioser was really nice to contact me to explain to me the situation and possible solutions. Then Mario (the manager) also talked to me and provided me a solution. That shows how important are clients for them. Then the tour was really good. Gioser showed he is very knowledgeable and gave us some good tips and info about the city.

Gina was an excellent guide giving us a great introduction to Bogotá by sharing many interesting facts about the city and the food we tried. She went out of her way to make us feel as welcome as possible. We tried changua, calentao, chocolate santafereño, caldo de pescao, and a great fruit juice dessert. Her personality is as sweet as a person can get, our interactions with her are for sure one of our top highlights of Bogotá!

The tour guide (Lizeth Beltran) is by far the best tour guide that I have ever had. She is a walking encyclopedia. Her vast knowledge about the history of Colombia is phenomenal. Lizeth is very pleasant and great to be around with. Keep up the good work Lizeth.

Excelente por demás, gracias a Ivonne que fue nuestra guía nos llevamos una imagen de Colombia hermosa, repetiríamos mil veces más. Gracias por el excelente servicio. 100% recomendado

Good amount of walking with plenty of stops and a leisurely pace to fit many types of travelers. Fun, insightful experience of the history and culture of Bogota. Super recommended!