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  1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Bogotá
  4. Monserrate

Bogotá: Monserrate Tour with Ticket

Product ID: 300461
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Visit the Monserrate Sanctuary that's rises over downtown Bogotá, dominating the skyline of Colombia's capital. Travel 3000 m above sea level via a funicular or cable car included in this tour. Take the scenic hiking trail for the route back down.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Monserrate Church, considered an important sacred place in Bogotá
  • Take in the incredible views from 3000 m above sea level
  • Choose between a cable car or the funicular to go up the mountain
Full description
Discover the number 1 attraction of Bogotá, on a guided tour to The Sanctuary of Monserrate. Start your day at the meeting point, where you will have a tasting of the typical coca tea. Then, walk around 1 km towards the Monserrate funicular and cable car box office. 

There are several ways to reach the top of the mountain, including by cable car, funicular railway, and on foot. In this tour, you will be able to choose between ascending in the cable car or via the funicular railway. Both journeys are short, although the cable car offers more spectacular views on the way up.

Head up the mountain and appreciate the incredible views of the city skyline below you. Once up in the mountain, take a walk to get to know the Monserrate Sanctuary interiors and the surroundings. Learn about the history of the site, including how local indigenous peoples once called the mountain 'grandmother’s foot'. Also find out about how it was an important place for religious traditions, particularly because the sun rises directly behind the mountain during the solstice in June.

Finally, taste a typical snack of santafereño, before taking the return journey back down the mountain on foot. Hike along the camino antiguo, or ancient trail. Enjoy the incredible natural scenery as you walk until you end the tour back at the meeting point.
Includes
  • 1-way admission ticket for funicular railway or cable car to Monserrate Sanctuary
  • English and Spanish-speaking bilingual guide
  • Coca Tea and Santafereño tasting
  • Walk down via pedestrian trail
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Foods and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Café Magola Buendía, Cra. 3 #17-60, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Please arrive 10-minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This activity includes some walking, so please wear comfortable clothing, shoes with non-slip soles, sunscreen, and bring water
• You can choose on the spot how whether to take the funicular railway or cable car; prices do not change and the place to board is the same
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Organized by

Ae Colombia Travel SAS

Product ID: 300461