Bogota: Bicycle City Tour
- Small group
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 4 hours
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We enjoyed the tour and our guide Alex was thoughtful and interesting. The guide met us on time at Park 93. The bus was very comfortable and the driver was very good. We started the tour by going to the cathedral in Zipaquirá. The guide brought us there first so we could see the cathedral while it was open. Then we went to the salt mine where we started a self guided tour. Our guide explained to us about the things to do in the mine which included seeing the stations of the Cross, the cathedral, a movie about the history of the salt mine, a light show, an emerald mine simulation and a Virtual reality show, all of which were included. It was a lot of fun and had plenty of time to do it all. The guide met us at the end of the tour, and asked who was interested in lunch. He took us to a very good restaurant where we got a drink and a very generous portion of choices of meals for 35k each. We then toured the city of Zipaquirá with our guide and he gave us some free time to wander.
Our guide was Andres. A wonderful and knowledgeable guide. He picked us up on time and explained everything in detail and with a lot of patience. The tour itself was excellent and we covered just about everytning in Bogota. The best parts were the Botero and gold museums as well walk around bolivar square and Candelaria area of old bogota. Monserrate has good views of bogota from the top but is otherwise overrated. One advice for people with mobility issues. The tour involves a fair bit of walking and some steps and walking uphill.
Expect the unexpected, its a great experience. Try to get a tour guide inside the mine. Probably 2.5 hour isn’t enough time to admire the whole beauty of the Salt Mine, so I recommend spend more that 3 hours Also I highly recommend having lunch at one of Zipaquira best Asados de Carne restaurant, La Tejedora And you can`t missed the visit to Museo Del Bachillerato on downtown Zipaquira, where the famous writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez spend part of his life attending to High School.
I really loved this tour. Santiago was the best tour guide I could ask for. His knowledge about the history of Bogotá and Colombia is very impressive, and I learned so much about Colombia’s past, present, and the direction of the future. I enjoyed walking around La Candelaria and learning about the different squares and buildings. The Gold Museum is very cool also and is tied directly into the history of the country. Go see this tour if you can!
Our driver was the BEST, unfortunately I do not remember his name, but he taught us A LOT about the everyday life in Colombia and its history. Our guide however, I didn’t even notice he was riding in our same car. I think I heard his voice like 4 times total.