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Bogotá: Walking Tour in La Candelaria with Refreshments

1. Bogotá: Walking Tour in La Candelaria with Refreshments

Walk through Bogotá’s electric downtown neighborhood of La Candelaria with a local guide. Have your camera ready for the unique mix of architectural styles and historic sites that make the district a renowned cultural melting pot. Savor the local culinary culture with fresh fruit and coffee. Discover how the old mixes with the new and explore the Baroque, Art Deco, and colonial houses of La Candelaria. Walk through historic alleys filled with street art before heading over to the vibrant La Concordia market to mingle with the locals.  Taste refreshing traditional fruits and see the less touristy side of the area. Follow your guide past the Gold Museum and head through to Bolivar Square to learn about Colombia’s complex and resilient history. Finish the tour with some of the best coffee around and learn about how it's produced.

Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

2. 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. Stop by multiple family-owned businesses to try aborrajado, ajiaco, and other special dishes. In a single afternoon, get to learn about Colombian culture through its food and history. Be prepared to tuck into lunch and dinner so make sure with an empty belly.

Bogotá: Private City Tour of Monserrate, Gold, and Botero

3. Bogotá: Private City Tour of Monserrate, Gold, and Botero

During your trip to Bogotá take a guided walking tour and discover the beauty and history of the city with a private guide. Visit Monserrate and admire the views, pay a visit to the Gold Museum, visit the Plaza de Bolívar, and discover other must-see locations. Begin with pickup from your hotel and head to Monserrate. Ride the cable car to a height of 3100m, see the beautiful Monserrate Monastery, and take in the best panoramic views of the city. Head to the Gold Museum and discover their collection of gold pieces and their relationship with the Muisca culture that gave rise to the legend of El Dorado. Make your way to the Candelaria neighborhood and visit the Botero Museum, named in honor of the renowned Colombian painter Fernando Botero. Then discover the Plaza de Bolívar, where the Palace of Justice, the presidential palace, the mayor's office, and the Primate Cathedral are all located. Finally, walk to the Chorro de Quevedo area and learn about different traditions and the blend of old and new.

Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

4. Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

In this Bogota tour you will walk its cobblestoned streets, surrounded by colonial architecture. Listen the guide retelling the transition from indigenous to Spanish colonization at the foundational square Chorro de Quevedo and taste chicha (an ancestral corn-based fermented drink). Nearby you will also taste some Colombian flavor through fruits and natural juices. Head to Bolivar Square and learn how politics and conflict relate to each other and its current challenges with a peace agreement already signed. Also, get to see the main buildings around this square: Palace of Justice, the National Capitol and the Town Hall; as well as the Presidential Palace and the Primary Cathedral of the city. After a fulfilling city tour, finish this journey in the best way possible, by tasting a cup of Colombian coffee, at place where local and friendly baristas will teach you the basics about our treasured good. Of course, time for lunch will be given as well as recommendations from the guide. You can’t leave this Bogotá tour without visitin the main hill of the city: Monserrate. You will take the cable car up the mountain to enjoy the most amazing and breathtaking views of this city: the whole length of the valley from the best vantage point. You will also see the Basilica of Monserrate and understand why is so important this place for locals. Besides visiting La Candelaria (and/or Monserrate) in this Bogotá tour, you can jump to Botero Museum to see a high-quality selection of national and international art. Also, learn about our ancestors through their remains of metalwork made before Spaniards arrival in the Gold Museum. Two experiences that will make the walking experience a complete introduction to the city.

Bogotá: La Candelaria Historical Walking Tour with Snacks

5. Bogotá: La Candelaria Historical Walking Tour with Snacks

Explore the Candelaria district, the oldest and most important neighborhood in Bogotá, and learn about the history, culture, and the current social and political situation in Colombia. You will start off by sampling a variety of local fruits in the second oldest market of Bogotá. Then you will enjoy chicha, the most traditional fermented drink in the city, as well as some local snacks. At the end of the tour, you will play the gunpowder game, better known as Tejo, a drinking game from the pre-Hispanic times. This tour will give you an enticing introduction to Colombia's capital. You will be able to take in the artsy and colorful streets and alleys while discussing a variety of topics. You will visit the most important spots in the city, and interact with locals. Join us on the oldest walking tour in the city! Duration: 2 to 3 hours.

Historic Bogota's Downtown Walking Tour La Candelaria

6. Historic Bogota's Downtown Walking Tour La Candelaria

Discover the places that have shaped the history of the city, and the country! In this a walking tour in La Candelaria, you’ll visit the beautiful historic center of Bogota, where you’ll learn about the history of the city while exploring it. Get in touch with the local culture, seeing the history come to life with stories from past and present. We’ll make sure to give you all the recommendations you may need to continue exploring Bogota on your own, whether you want to see all the museums, or eat in the best restaurants. This is a fun and informative walking tour full of curious facts about history, culture, gastronomy, architecture, places to visit, art and cultural offerings.

Bogota: Historic Tour with Electric Scooter (La Candelaria)

7. Bogota: Historic Tour with Electric Scooter (La Candelaria)

Embark on a unique journey through the charming alleys and historical secrets of La Candelaria with our exclusive scooter tour. Discover the essence of Bogota as you ride through its cobblestone streets, gliding past ancient monuments and vibrant murals that tell the rich history of this iconic area. Our historic scooter tour will immerse you in La Candelaria's past in an exciting and comfortable way. From experiencing the world of exotic coffee at the Jaguar Coffee House to exploring every corner of this colonial treasure and tourist sites in the Historic Center of Bogota, experiencing the fascinating history of Bogota while enjoying the freedom and excitement of riding our own scooters. Why choose our tour? - Explore La Candelaria in a unique and exciting way. - Access historical sites that are difficult for other means of transportation to reach. - Our expert guides will tell you the stories behind every corner. - Enjoy the comfort and freedom of moving around on a scooter. What are you waiting for? Book now and be part of this historic scooter adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your trip to Bogota. Get ready to experience history like never before!

Bogotá: Shared Bike Tour

8. Bogotá: Shared Bike Tour

Join this guided bike trip for a perfect way to get a comprehensive perspective of the city. This is the best option if you're looking to cover more ground than you would by feet. Plus, being led by a local, you'll get a much deeper insight into the history and culture of Bogotá. Receive your bike and helmet, then head over to the three founding plazas in La Candelaria to understand how the city has changed over time. Then, you will cycle along the iconic 7th avenue, originally a salt road in indigenous times. Stop by the National Park and take in the half forest-reservoir, half-cultural hub. Afterward, ride along the bike roads to the Parkway Boulevard, a natural path full of trees, before crossing El Dorado Avenue and going back to La Candelaria. Cycle through hidden neighborhoods where graffiti has become a way of facing social issues.

Bogota: Colombian Emerald Ring Workshop

9. Bogota: Colombian Emerald Ring Workshop

After meeting at the center, you will meet your guide who is a jeweler with her own collection of rings, earrings and necklaces produced by herself in a local co-workshop. By creating your own ring, you will learn how emeralds have become the most important and precious stone for Colombians, as well as about their influence in Colombian society and economy. You will work in the middle of the emerald and jewelry cluster of Bogota, one of the leading cities for this industry in South America. Your experience will begin at the La Casa de la Moneda Museum, where you will learn the importance that metals had throughout pre-Hispanic and colonial times. After you get inspired by the crown jewels, you will go to your guide's workshop where she will teach you how to create your own emerald ring. You will decide the shape, the stone, and the design of your silver ring, learning the several steps in the production of a ring at your guide's advisory. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be able to wear your own creation, an authentic emerald Colombian ring.

GhosTour La Candelaria Bogotá

10. GhosTour La Candelaria Bogotá

**Tue/Thu/Frid Sat 7:45 pm Tour Itinerary:** Meeting point, welcome with a typical drink, and presentation by the professional guide. The first visit is at the grand sculpture of our heroine Policarpa Sala Variedad (La Pola), Concordia Square, Quevedo Fountain, Michone Complex, Ghost Street, La Salle University, visit to José Reimundo Rusi's house, House of the Entombed (Trinidad), 10th Street visit, visit to the house of Viceroy Juan Semano and Viceroy Espelta, ending at the La Bruja restaurant, enjoying a hot "canelazo." ** Every Sunday 7 pm Tour Itinerary:**Attention. Meeting point at La Bruja restaurant, 12th Street, Carrera 3, visiting the dressing room of Carmen, Colon Theater, 10th Street, Quevedo Fountain, and ending in a colonial house with a hot drink to calm the nerves.

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Excellent service! I booked last minute (the night before) and everything was managed brilliantly. José was an awesome guide - extremely friendly, knowledgable and flexible to my interests. It was Good Friday, so the Monserrate would have been tricky to navigate alone, but José did so with ease and ensured I had a brilliant time, making me feel completely at ease as a solo traveller. The driver César was great too. I would definitely recommend.

Great tour, lots of information and sight seeing packed in just few hours. Our tour guide David was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver Jhon was great, also provided lots of useful information and answered our many questions. We highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Bogota.

This tour was everything and more than I thought it could be! Guide was EXTREMELY inviting, the rest of the group was AWESOME, and each of the restaurants were so welcoming. 10/10 YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS TOUR. Come hungry, leave...not hungry.

Francisco's bicycle tour in Bogota was fantastic! He's incredibly funny, brimming with energy, and shared insightful anecdotes about the city throughout the tour. Highly recommend!"

This tour was amazing! My guide Nicolás was fantastic and knew so much about the city. I had an awesome time, 10/10 recommend!