1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Bogotá
  4. Museo Botero

Bogotá: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 73798
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Venture off the beaten path on an authentic 3-hour walking tour of Bogotá and learn about the local lifestyle. Sample food specialties and discover the hidden jewels of the district of La Candelaria.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy some coca leaf tea to acclimatize to the altitude of Bogotá
  • Learn about the most important urban works constructed in the city center
  • Visit Plaza la Concordia to see the local trading produce in the morning
  • Sample a powerful cup of "chicha" at Chorro de Quevedo
  • Hear about the city's progress and problems at Plaza de Bolívar
  • Venture down a secret alley where handmade kitchen utensils are traded daily
Full description
Experience the most authentic walking tour of Bogotá, designed for travelers who want to discover the local lifestyle, food and hidden jewels of the city instead of the traditional sightseeing attractions. Explore the district of La Candelaria for 3 hours, and hear about the city's current issues, social and economic dynamics and interesting historical anecdotes.

Start with a coca leaf tea to help you adjust to the altitude and get some energy for the walk. Stroll up the Eje Ambiantal and learn about the reconstruction and social integration carried out by the architect Rogelio Salmona at the turn of the century. Then, enter La Candelaria and walk up to Plaza la Concordia to experience an everyday local market selling fruit and vegetables. Venture down the narrow street of Chorro de Quevedo, and stop to try a cup of chicha, a traditional fermented drink made from maize that dates back to the days of the indigenous ancestors.  

Make a brief visit to the Botero Museum, and then follow your way down to Plaza de Bolívar to see the most important administrative buildings and legendary Primatial Cathedral. Enter a secret alley full of traditional handmade kitchen utensils, and then end your tour with a glass of fresh oat milk and a delicious, warm pan de bono (a pastry made with cassava flour, stuffed with salted cheese and guava paste).
Includes
  • Coca leaf tea
  • Glass of "chicha"
  • Entrance to the Botero Museum
  • Fresh oat milk and "pan de bono"
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of the Gold Museum, Carrera 6, Nos. 15-82 (Parque Santander), Bogotá.

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Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Light jacket
Know before you go
• In the event of rain, the local operator reserves the right to rearrange the tour and itinerary
• This tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop off. If a driver service is needed, please contact your guide
• Please wear long pants and abstain from wearing any flashy objects or clothing