Bogotá

Colonial Wall and Door
Misty View of Monserrate Church
Colombian tourist hats on square in Medellin, Colombia
Dog on a Colonial Balcony

City Tour

After Breakfast at your hotel we start our tour with a ride on the world-famous Bogota cable car. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the city and surrounding nature as the cars climb 3160 meters to the peak of Cerro Monserrate (10,367 feet). We will then walk through the historical suburb of La Candelaria, with its old churches and cobblestoned streets, surrounded by colonial architecture, baroque churches, art deco houses, and street art. We will visit Plaza Bolivar and its stunning Cathedral. 

Pick Up at the Airport + Accommodation

We can collect you at El Dorado Airport and take you to a well located hotel/ guest house in Bogota right after your international arrival or at the end of your trip in Colombia.  Simply let us know your arrival time and details and we will take care of it. 

Bogota, Colombia Cathedral at Sunset

F.A.Q.'s about Bogotá

Bogotá is generally safe to visit if you follow some basic safety tips, as you will reduce your risk of being a victim of crime.  Avoid going out at night by foot and don’t carry on plenty of cash with you. 

Yes, it is!

Bogotá has a moderate sea climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. The average temperature is 14.5 degrees Celsius (58 °Fahrenheit). At an altitude of over 2,600 meters above sea level (over 8,500 ft), it is the third highest capital in the world after Quito, Ecuador and La Paz, Bolivia.

  • Stay in La Candelaria if you want to be near to the museums and tours downtown. It’s the oldest part of Bogota and has more of a colonial feel to it. Downtown is also a good option, but be careful because some areas are sketchy. Near Parque de los Periodistas or south of Calle 19 (east of Carrera 10) would be okay.
  • Stay in Chicó (Bogota’s Zona Rosa) for a more upscale experience. Rub shoulders with Bogota’s well-to-do population and experience top cuisine, bars and parties at a higher price than elsewhere in the city.
  • Usaquén has some nice hotels but in my opinion is a bit out of the way. It’s a great option if you’ll be in Bogota on a Sunday, as you can visit Usaquen’s excellent Sunday flea market. Great restaurant scene too.
  • Salitre is a more modern part of the city and is the best located if you want to be able to get to and from the airport easily. It has some nice international hotel chains along Calle 26/El Dorado but feels less authentically Colombian.
  • The sunset from the top of Monserrate (and the Christmas lights there in December).
  • The street art in the Candelaria and downtown Bogota.
  • The latest exhibition at Bogota’s Museum of Modern Art (MAMBO).
  • The Gold Museum, Botero Museum, MAMU art museum, and Simon Bolivar’s House.
  • The oldest restaurant in town, La Puerta Falsa. Try the hot chocolate and cheese for breakfast, or an ajiaco soup for lunch.
  • Libreria Merlin, a literary menagerie that competes with Paris’s Shakespeare & Company.
  • Usaquen neighborhood for its restaurants, nice square and streets, and Sunday flea market.
  • Bogota’s best coffee shops
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