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Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

1. 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.

Bogota: Private City Day Tour

2. 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.

Bogotá: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

3. Bogotá: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel to take you on a tour around the historic center of the city. From here your first stop will be to Plaza de Bolivar, where you will walk along the streets and take a close look at the most important buildings of the city. You will explore buildings such as the National Capitol, which is the center of the country's legislative life; Casa de los Comuneros; Casa de Nariño, which is the Presidential house; and the Santa Clara Church Museum. The tour also includes a visit to the Gold Museum, which exhibits about 34,000 pieces of metalwork from various Hispanic cultures. You will also visit the House Museum Quinta de Bolivar, which formerly belonged to Simon Bolivar. The tour will then continue to the iconic symbol of Bogota, the Monserrate Hill, which rises up to 3,152 meters above sea level. Once having ascended to the top of the hill, you will visit the sanctuary where you will find the statue of the Lord of Miracles. This peak will provide you with the best platform to enjoy the views of Bogota.

Bogotá: Private Tour of Monserrate

4. Bogotá: Private Tour of Monserrate

Explore one of Colombia's most famous pilgrimage sites and visit the pilgrimage church on the 10,407 foot-high Monserrate. Learn about this important pilgrimage destination to a unique panoramic view of the entire city of Bogotá. Enjoy an excursion into the breathtaking mountainous landscape. During the tour, experience a bit of the Colombian lifestyle and try the local Canelazo drink with its unique, sweet taste. It's for you to decide how you'd like to climb the Monserrate: take advantage of the cable car, funicular or take the hiking trail. Either one offers you a wonderful view. On the way back, the Candelaria district awaits you with its historic buildings and interesting history. Take a look at the National Congress, the cathedral, the Palace of Justice, the town hall and the House of the 20th of July. Afterwards, try a typical Colombian dish and enjoy an individual cultural program in the afternoon. You have the option of visiting the Gold Museum, the Botero Museum, the Quintade Bolivar Museum, the National Museum or the Military Museum.

Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

5. 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: Private Grand City Tour

6. Bogotá: Private Grand City Tour

Embark on a comprehensive tour of Bogotá with a visit to the Monserrate Sanctuary on the imposing eastern hills of the city at an altitude of 3,150 meters above sea level. Ascend to the top of the mountain by cable car to reach the city's most notorious site of pilgrimage and to get the best panoramic views. Next, you will go to the historic neighborhood of La Candelaria and wander the picturesque cobbled streets that hold more than 400 years of history. Experience the student atmosphere within the campus of Universidad de los Andes, and then go downstream, following the Eje Ambiental to see how the city developed from the river that gave it life. Marvel at one of the most famous urban projects in Latin America, carried out by the architect Rogelio Salmona. Follow the San Francisco River to Jimenez Avenue to see an impressive collection of indigenous gold artifacts at the Gold Museum. Get the chance to shop at the handicrafts market at Parque Santander, and then enter the historic neighborhood of La Candelaria. Wander the cobblestone streets to the Botero Museum, where works by the eccentric Colombian artist, Fernando Botero are displayed. Stop at Chorro de Quevedo to appreciate the contrasts of the historical center, and then break for lunch at an authentic local restaurant. Continue to Plaza de Bolívar to explore the historical epicenter of Bogotá and see the administrative and government buildings. Look inside the Primatial Cathedral, and then drive towards the north of the city for a panoramic sight of the International Centre, La Macarena neighborhood and National Park. End in the cozy neighborhood of Usaquén, known for its narrow streets and weekend flea market.

From Bogotá: Jaime Duque Park and Salt Cathedral with Lunch

7. From Bogotá: Jaime Duque Park and Salt Cathedral with Lunch

Spend a full day exploring the outskirts of Bogotá with an all-inclusive tour of Jaime Duque Park and guided tour of the famous Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá.   Get picked you up from your hotel or other accommodation in Bogotá and drive to Jaime Duque Park, located about 35 minutes outside the city in the Tocancipá municipality. The amusement park offers an array of family-friendly attractions. Enjoy a guided and all-inclusive tour with historical, architectural, technological, and environmental scenarios. Check out a replica of the Taj Mahal, a medieval castle, and the Museum of Mankind, among other attractions. Following the theme park, continue on to Zipaquirá and enjoy a typical Colombian lunch at one of the best restaurants in town. Choose between different meat dishes traditionally prepared over a fire or a vegetarian meal. Afterward, take a tour of the subterranean Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and discover the main squares of the colonial city. The Salt Cathedral is considered one of the country’s most notable architectural and artistic achievements. Your tour guide will accompany you to the entrance of the salt mine where the guided tour of the church begins. The tour is in English or Spanish and lasts about 2 hours.   Before returning to Bogotá, discover the Plaza de la Independencia and the Plaza de Armas de Zipaquirá with one of the oldest churches in Colombia. Drive back to Bogotá and get dropped off at your hotel or location of your choice.

Bogotá: 5-Hour City and Monserrate Hill Tour

8. Bogotá: 5-Hour City and Monserrate Hill Tour

Following pickup from your Bogotá accommodation, begin your day discovering just what the biggest city in Colombia has to offer. Stroll around its historical La Candelaria district, visiting the Gold Museum and exploring the area's other prominent landmarks. The city of Bogotá is also famous for being located right next to Monserrate Hill, which offers the most incredible panoramic views of Colombia’s capital. From up there, the bird’s-eye views of Bogotá are simply unbeatable. Later on, discover more secret gems of this fascinating city whilst learning interesting facts that you will not soon forget. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide returns you to your accommodation.

Bogotá: Private Candelaria Walking Tour with Gold Museum

9. Bogotá: Private Candelaria Walking Tour with Gold Museum

Explore the lively, history-drenched streets of Bogota in the best way possible — with a private guide. After meeting at the Botero Museum, where you can gaze upon seminal works by modern greats such as Picasso and Monet, you’ll set off into the La Candelaria district to experience the most historic portion of Bogota’s city center. Explore the vibrant La Concordia park, with its technicolor murals and hilly terrain. Marvel at the elegantly striped Santuario Nuestra Señora del Carmen, a church whose unique design complements the colors of the surrounding neighborhood. Learn the history behind stately government buildings, like the Palace of Justice, the Presidential Palace, and the House of the 20th of July. After, visit the Gold Museum, an iconic city symbol that house the largest gold collection in the Americas. During your tour, you’ll stop by some of the best restaurants in the area to grab some authentic Colombian snacks. After your tour, your guide can provide insider recommendations for the rest of your stay in Bogota, starting your travels off on the best foot.

Bogota: All-In-One Private City Tour

10. Bogota: All-In-One Private City Tour

Enjoy an exclusive, 8-hour private tour of Bogota's top highlights with convenient and comfortable transport between stops. Get picked up from your accommodation and head to the top of Montserrate, the hill that dominates the Bogota skyline. Admire the stunning panoramic views of the city from a place considered sacred since pre-Colombian times.  Then head to the famous Gold Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of gold artifacts. Learn about the fascinating history, thought, and culture of the indigenous societies that flourished before the Spanish conquest of the territory that makes up present-day Colombia. After working up an appetite touring through the museum, enjoy an open menu lunch at a restaurant that takes an original approach to traditional Colombian cuisine. From there, continue on to the historic La Candelaria neighborhood and wander through the characteristic cobble-stoned streets, admiring the colorful houses and learning more about Colombia's dynamic history as you go. Finally, visit the museum dedicated to the work of the Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero. Get to know his signature "Boterismo" style comprised of exaggerated shapes and rounded figures. 

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What people are saying about Cundinamarca

Customer service from the company (Gran Colombia Tours) offering the tour was excellent. There was a mistake from GetYourGuide offering an option that was not possible to complete due to the start time. Gioser was really nice to contact me to explain to me the situation and possible solutions. Then Mario (the manager) also talked to me and provided me a solution. That shows how important are clients for them. Then the tour was really good. Gioser showed he is very knowledgeable and gave us some good tips and info about the city.

The tour guide (Lizeth Beltran) is by far the best tour guide that I have ever had. She is a walking encyclopedia. Her vast knowledge about the history of Colombia is phenomenal. Lizeth is very pleasant and great to be around with. Keep up the good work Lizeth.

Excelente por demás, gracias a Ivonne que fue nuestra guía nos llevamos una imagen de Colombia hermosa, repetiríamos mil veces más. Gracias por el excelente servicio. 100% recomendado

This was a great tour. Nataly was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable of all aspects of Bogota and Columbia. I learned a lot and enjoyed the tour.

The guide Laura was extremely helpful and had immense historical knowledge really made the tour a great experience