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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 your day by meeting your local guide at your hotel. Proceed first towards the viewpoints of Monserrate. Here you’ll 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. 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: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

2. 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 Grand City Tour

3. 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.

Layover City Tour or Conexion in Bogota

4. Layover City Tour or Conexion in Bogota

With this private vehicle you will be picked up at the airport El Dorado of Bogota located in the   city at the hour you indicate to your guides, and then drive to the historical center. Enjoy a walking- tour through "La Candelaria" and visit the Simon Bolivar Square, the presidential House, the Museum of Fernando Botero or the Gold Museum and  discover the oldest square in Bogota "El Chorre de Quevedo".  Ascend 3100 meters and take some panoramic pictures of Bogotá from the top of the Monserrate. Take advantage of your stopover and get a first impression of Bogotá. Enjoy a flexible tour custom-tailorad on your time and interests between 4 and 6 hours. For you connecting flight we will bring you back to the airport on time.

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What people are saying about Monserrate

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Gio was an awesome and very knowledgeable guide. I went on a Wednesday which was great in terms of avoiding crowds. For the 7H option, it was a fully comprehensive tour covering all the highlights and great if you don’t have too much time in Bogota. Gio knows his stuff and being on a private tour by myself made for a great personal experience. He made sure to stop at all the important intervals and explained all the fascinating history and background in detail which I appreciated. Apart from seeing all the great sights - the fruit, chocolate, chicha, coffee etc tasting was great. I’m a bit of a coffee snob and especially loved the cafe we stopped at for the coffee tasting. Such an awesome tour! Would recommend!

Tour was excellent and very well organized. We eventually saw all the places, and the guide adjusted as necessary to both protests, and a surprise federal holiday announced. They even continued the tour for us the next morning to see the places inaccessible during the original tour. I was most impressed by the way they worked with us and our schedule to make everything right (which was NOT their fault). Especially in Latin America, it’s rare to find that extra mile, and these guys did it.

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.

La experiencia que tuvimos con este tour va a ser inolvidable, ya que nos mostraron de lo más lindo de Bogota y más por la increíble guía.

A very good informative tour with excellent guide Gerhard Perez