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Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

1. Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

After gathering at either of the meeting points or being collected from your accommodation, your combination experience in Bogota will begin. First visit the Guatavita Lagoon, which was a source of inspiration for the Legend of El Dorado and the movie with the same name. The beauty of this place is sure to overwhelm you, and after some time there cross the savannah. In the afternoon, reach the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which was the First Wonder of Colombia due to its imposing architecture. In a single day, enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature, and the grandeur of the architecture. At the end of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

Bogota: Daily Group Tour of the Salt Cathedral Zipaquira

2. Bogota: Daily Group Tour of the Salt Cathedral Zipaquira

Travel for 2 hours north of Bogotá to the city of Zipaquirá, where you will visit the renowned Salt Cathedral. Known as a must-visit in Colombia, it is a monument of faith that has become an architectural piece like no other.  Explore the Roman Catholic church built in the ancient hollows of a salt mine, 180 meters below ground. Marvel at the cathedral’s architecture built within the mine’s remaining caverns and tunnels.  You will have 2 hours inside the Cathedral to visit all the sights as the audio guide explains about the process of salt formation, the architecture, and the mining process within every detail. Inside the mine, there are different pieces of stonework and sculpture that, due to their size and illumination, make this spectacular wonder an engineering jewel, famous around the world. You may also visit the light show at the very end of the tunnels before returning to Bogotá.

Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

3. 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.

Bogotá: El Paraíso Favela Tour with Cable Car

4. Bogotá: El Paraíso Favela Tour with Cable Car

Go on a guided walking tour through Bogatá’s El Paraíso favela district. Hop on a cable car, meet with community leaders, learn about the local life, and see technicolor graffiti-filled walls.  Start your journey with either hotel pickup, or a bus transfer, accompanied by your guide. Arrive at the cable car station and begin your ride up the hill to El Paraiso. Takin in the panoramic views as your soar over the city. Gaze down at the colorful houses, and get a bird's eye view of the harsh living realities faced by the residents.  After your ascent, head off on a walking tour with your local guide to get a feel for the neighborhood. Wander the bustling avenues, spotting street art among the neon-painted houses and narrow boulevards. Meet local community leaders in charge of the New Life Foundation, learning about the positive changes that are being put into place to help revitalize this vibrant, yet underserved district. Continue to the best spot for panoramic views over the entire city, then try a traditional Colombian snack to get a feel for local culinary culture. Afterwards, head back down on the cable car, having seen a glimpse into one of Bogotá's most notorious favelas.

From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest Waterfall

5. From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest 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.

Bogota: Bicycle City Tour

6. Bogota: Bicycle City Tour

See Colombia’s capital city from a unique perspective on this cycling tour of Bogota. Ride your bike to traditional food markets, a coffee factory, the bullfighting stadium, the Central Cemetery, the historical center and through Bogota's many plazas, parks, and neighborhoods. The exact route varies depending on the day, weather, and whether or not there are special events going on in the city, but you’re always guaranteed and eclectic mix of fun and culture. Gain an insider’s view of Bogota and Columbia as you meet local people and visit sites off the beaten path. The terrain is mostly flat, and there are plenty of stops, but this is an urban tour so expect some traffic and a decent level of exercise.

Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

7. Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

Begin your day with convenient hotel pickup to comfortably start your journey toward the town of Zipaquirá. This will be a somewhat long drive of about 2 hours, so feel free to take a nap, watch the Bogotá savanna through the window, or make small talk to your driver about anything in Colombia. Upon arrival, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá will be the first stop. Skip the ticket lines and go directly to the entrance to pick up an audio guide. Then, begin discovering an incredible monument of faith that’s a unique architectural marvel. When booking, you can choose a personal live guide instead of an audio guide, if you prefer.  Once inside, you’ll be guided through the stations that represent the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross). Understand the details in each corner of the works of art, and visit famous sights inside the halls such as the water mirrors, the virtual reality theater with its 3D movie, the dome, and a balcony where you can observe the world's largest underground cross. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Miner's Route and take part in a salt workshop if you select the option. The route is a 45-minute tour where you become a salt miner for a day, whereas the workshop consists of an explanation about salt mining and carving. To top off your experience, carve your own piece of salt to take home as a souvenir. After your visit, your driver will be waiting outside to take you back to Zipaquirá village. Here, enjoy some time to take a look around and have lunch in one of the local restaurants. From there, you will be taken back to Bogotá and dropped off at your hotel.

Bogotá: Colombian Coffee Tour with Farm Visit and Tastings

8. Bogotá: Colombian Coffee Tour with Farm Visit and Tastings

After being picked up from your hotel, cross the outskirts of Bogotá and travel for 90 minutes to Fusagasugá. Stop to stretch your legs and take pictures of Tequendama waterfall before arriving at a lush Coloma coffee farm. Upon arrival, learn about the history of the farm and the village. Dress up with a traditional hat and basket to harvest the coffee beans before discovering the complete process of production, from seed to cup. Begin the tour in the coffee seedbed, where the beans are sowed and cultivated. Wander through a Arabica coffee plantation to see many of the local varieties of coffee. If its harvesting season, you will be able to help pick the best beans. See where each coffee bean is washed, pulped, dried, and hand-picked. Make your way to the thresher before moving to the critical final step, the roasting of the coffee. Uncover this artisanal process which gives the coffee its color, aroma, and flavor. End the tour with a coffee tasting experience. Receive a pack of coffee as a gift and try a tasty liquor made with the beans before having the chance to buy some products at the shop. Before returning to the Bogotá, there will still be time for one more stop at a local market for a tasting of exotic fruits from Colombia.

Bogota: 1-Way Private Transfer from/to El Dorado Airport

9. Bogota: 1-Way Private Transfer from/to El Dorado Airport

Skip the hassle of looking for taxis upon your arrival at the airport. Benefit from a safe and hassle-free transfer service from El Dorado International Airport to your accommodation, or vice versa. A friendly and professional driver will wait for you at the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it. Relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle and get accustomed to the altitude difference. Enjoy door-to-door service from the airport to the hotel, or vice versa. During your ride, a knowledgeable driver will be happy to give you recommendations and tips to make your stay in Bogota as pleasant as possible.

Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

10. Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

Join us on our Coffee Farm experience as we set out from the center of the city and head an hour and a half deeper into the mountains of Bogotá! We will start the day by enjoying a traditional Colombian breakfast together and then go to meet our local farmers. We will discuss what it means to be an organic coffee farm and what the daily tasks of a farmer look like. Walk around the farm and take in the more than 8,000 coffee plants. We’ll learn how to hand-pick coffee and process it, and then afterward we will enjoy a delicious cup of coffee prepared in a unique way. If the weather and season permit, we will even get to plant our own coffee! We wrap up the tour with local cuisine for lunch and began the trip back to the city, making brief stops to take pictures of the Paramos ecosystems and the picturesque Bogotá city skyline. Total duration: 7-8 hours.

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This ia an excellent tour with the meeting point in a very nice location. The trip was thru typical Bogota traffic. The tour guide was a very good driver. The stop at the waterfall was very beautiful. A little chilly bring a jacket. The tour of the coffee plantation was most excellent. The hat and basket for picking the coffee beans was a nice touch. The guides at the coffee plantation are very knowledgeable, friendly and speak good English. The coffee and liquor at the end of the tour were quite good.

Very good walking tour with history of Bogota and mix of fruit, coffee tasting. Also experienced Candelaria graffiti and Bolivar Square. Luis was an exceptional tour guide and spoke excellent English. The group was larger than expected.

A great thing to do in Bogota. It was our favorite activity of our few days there. Julia was a great guide and introduced us to some awesome tasting food.

Taylor was an excellent guide! Everything worked smoothly the whole day. I can highly recommend.

The walking tour was great. A nice tour around the area with lots of information.