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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.

Bogota: Bicycle City Tour

3. 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: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

4. Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

Join us in this tour not only of Colombia’s history as told by art but a tour of Bogotá as a curated open museum of amazing artists with street art! Bogotá has become a world reference in the world of aerosol. It boasts impressive murals and street art that place it above cities like Miami, Amsterdam, Rio, and Mexico City. Because of this, its rise as one of the key city-canvases in Latin America has made it an attractive destination for the curious tourist and the bold artist. In this 2-hour-and-half tour you will meet the guide at Chorro de Quevedo Square. From there you will start walking along the main spots in La Candelaria district. You will go through an overview of the city’s iconic works in relation to spray-painting and will walk along streets packed with graffiti that retell our indigenous ancestry and its relation to the city. You will get to know the work of local artists such as: Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, and 3 Manos. You will pass by La Concordia’s local market and neighborhood, and the Journalist’s Park. All of them places that have been meeting points and a melting pot of ideas and influences, and which have been key in defining the identity of Bogota’s downtown and the ideas street artists put in their artworks. After keep moving through picturesque pieces of street art paintings you will get to see some of the best graffiti authored by women and their role in the propagation of this art: Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania, and others will be seen. You will finish this tour by tasting a coca leaf tea at Café Herencia, a coffee shop that works and supports local artists. This street art tour makes sure you don't overlook a thing of Bogotá’s unique street art scene. Let us show you!

Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

5. 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.

From Bogotá: Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall With Meals

6. From Bogotá: Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall With Meals

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.

Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

7. 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.

Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

8. 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.

Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

9. 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.

Bogota: Private City Day Tour

10. Bogota: Private City Day Tour

Departing from your hotel or your preferred location, your vehicle and guide will be waiting for you to head to the city downtown, where you will visit the Gold Museum, the Monserrate hill, the Bolivar Square, the Concordia Plaza, The Chorro de Quevedo Square, The Botero Museum, and the Historic Candelaria Neighborhood, to Discover the Bogota past and present. Nestled into the Andean mountains at 3,100 M.A.S.L. (10,200 ft), the Monserrate hill will make you feel renovated by the pure air of the Mountains. Indulge yourself with a traditional appetizer at the Historic Santa Clara French Café, while being amazed by the city's panoramic view from your seat at the top of the Hill. Next, live a unique encounter between the colonial heritage, the republican and art-deco buildings, and the political history of Colombia’s contemporary times, while walking over the cobbed-stone roads of the old town. In This lovely neighborhood, you will find the Botero Museum where we will admire a collection of fine art from local and world-known artists, the historic Chorro de Quevedo Square, and The Concordia Plaza where we will taste a variety of Colombian chocolates made by a local artisan and cacao beans grower, and we will finish our visit to La Candelaria at the Bolivar Plaza, finding the Presidential Palace, The National Congress Building, The City Mayor Building and the Justice Palace. Finish the day visiting the Gold Museum. home of the goldsmith masterpieces from the pre-Columbian indigenous cultures. After visiting the museum, your driver and guide will be in charge to take you safely back to your hotel o preferred destination.

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What people are saying about Cundinamarca

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,408 reviews

Tremendous experience, but it took longer than estimated. This was partially due to stopping to take in the beautiful scenery and take pictures and partially due to the age of the older participants (ourselves!). The guide (Nick) was great - he didn't pressure anyone to pick up the pace. It was truly at a pace you are comfortable with. Due to the amount of time it took to complete the hike, lunch was delayed. This wasn't a big issue, The food seemed to have been prepared for our originally estimated arrival time and "kept warm" until we arrived. If there was a negative to the tour - this was it.

Cindy and John picked up promptly at 8:00 AM. Cindy customized the tour to meet our interests, spending extra time discussing the attractions we were most interested in and not dwelling on the one's we were less interested in seeing. This tour gave us the ability to see a lot of Bogota in a short period of time. As this was our last day in Bogota, we needed to pick up a few final souvenirs. In accommodating this request, Cindy gave us additional insight and interactions with the local residents, giving us a better appreciation of the local culture.

Great variety of coffee flavours and preparation methods. We tried 4 different beans made with an aeropress, Turkish coffee maker, pour over, and coolest of all, a coffee Siphon. The cafe space itself was super stylish and staff did a great job explaining the whole process

Awesome tour to experience the Candelaria neighborhood! Miguel was a fantastic tour guide, he answered so many of my questions and was just really friendly. Highly recommend the tour!

Great experience if you want to „escape“ the city for a day and see the nature near Bogotá.