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From Bogotá: Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall With Meals

1. 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.

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From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

2. From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

The tour begins at 7:00 AM in the reception of your hotel or accommodation. Then, go to Calera town and taste the sweet water of panela with an arepa de maiz. Then head to Chingaza National Park, located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes, northeast of Bogotá. At the entrance of the natural reserve, you will pick up your local guide.  The guide will take you through the trails and paths of this paradise. The tour lasts between 3 and 6 hours, depending on your resistance. You will see the lagoon of Buitrago or the lagoon of Siecha. If you are lucky, you may see spectacled bears and deer. The tour will end with an incredible view of the mountain before returning to the city of Bogotá.

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Bogota: Villa de Leyva Tour & Raquira Town Tour

3. Bogota: Villa de Leyva Tour & Raquira Town Tour

After meeting with your guide in Bogota, commence your trip of approximately 3 hours through beautiful landscapes to Villa de Leyva. Cross the Bogota Savana and make a stop at the Boyacá Bridge before arriving in the town center, where you will challenge time and transport yourself to the colonial past. Discover a lovely space rich in colonial architecture, where the Plaza Mayor stands out, famous for its size and paved floor.  From there you will explore the surroundings of Villa de Leyva and visit places such as the paleontological investigation center, the Sol Muisca, where you will learn about the cultural heritage of the Muisca people and the Terracota house, which is considered to be the largest piece of pottery in the world and called the Flintstones' house by many. Heading back to Bogotá, you will pass through the town of Ráquira. This town offers a picturesque and charming place famous worldwide for its long tradition of work in ceramics. Join your guide and discover the local colonial legacy!

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Bogotá: Private Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria

4. Bogotá: Private Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria

Immerse yourself in Bogotá's booming street art scene on this tour. Starting at Chorro de Quevedo Square, learn about the city’s art history in relation to graffiti and see pieces by local artists like Ledania and 3 Manos, Wosnan and Ocio4. Next, visit a narrow street packed with graffiti that retells the indigenous ancestry of the city. Get to know the work of Carlos Trilleras and stop by a couple of murals painted by Wosnan and Ocio 4. Your next stop is the Park of La Concordia and La Concordia marketplace an important tension spot, meeting point and melting pot of ideas and influences which has been key in defining the identity of downtown Bogotá. Continue through picturesque streets, taking in more graffiti along the way. See some of the best graffiti authored by women and learn more about their role in the propagation of this art. See works by artists like Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania, and Erre,who give life to this part of the city. Follow the promenade towards Journalists Park, where journalists, poets, and writers used to gather in the 60s. Finish your tour at Café Herencia where you can admire some more of Carlos Trillera’s artworks.

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Bogotá: Páramo de Sumapaz Day Trip

5. Bogotá: Páramo de Sumapaz Day Trip

Visit Bogotá's best-kept secret and explore the diverse region and ecosystem that is Sumapaz. Páramo de Sumapaz is one of the highest plateaus in the world, full of unique species and breathtaking views. On your adventure learn about the importance of water, wild animals, endemic plants, and mountains to this region. Hear about how the ideology behind the oldest guerilla FARC was born here and the history of the Muisca civilization. Meet your guide in the early morning and prepare for an exciting adventure. While spending time in Sumapaz enjoy outdoor activities such as trekking, a swim under a cold water fall, or flora and fauna observation. Enjoy a tasty lunch of local, traditional food and leave with a unique souvenir from your guide.

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Bogotá: Craft Beer Tour with Tasting

6. Bogotá: Craft Beer Tour with Tasting

To kick the tour off, play a traditional Colombian game of Tapazo to warm you up and get to know the other members of the group. Next, head towards an old house where the first beer brewed by a Colombian was produced. Learn about the three periods that Colombia has passed through, Colonial, Republican, and Modern, and how this has influenced the production and culture surrounding beer within the country. After your intro to the history of Colombian beer, visit a local Huitaca brewery and enjoy a pint of tropical beer. Continue to taste the flavors of the region at two more local craft beer spots, Manigua and Medellin. The next stop on the tour is a trendy Bogotá bar that brews their own beer. This is the perfect opportunity to see a mini-brewery in action and to mingle with some of the locals as they enjoy a cooling beer after work. The last destination of the tour is most certainly a treat, with one of the biggest selections of craft beers in Bogotá, there’s sure to be a beer for everyone’s tastes.

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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.

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Bogota: Colombian Emerald Ring Workshop

8. 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.

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Bogotá: Capital Street Art

9. Bogotá: Capital Street Art

You start at El Chorro de Quevedo, where you will be able to see some of the first urban art interventions in La Candelaria neighborhood. You will walk through the historic center of the city, appreciating pieces of different artists in alleys, colorful streets, facades of colonial houses, ancient buildings, squares and walls. Your path will lead you through the Avenida El Dorado, one of the main streets of the city, exclusively designed to accommodate the largest pieces of urban art in town, a landmark that pleases both locals and tourists. This route will show you the work of the best exponents of street art, who supported by the mayoralty, are working on infrastructure projects embellishing huge walls, abandoned buildings and bridges. Arriving at Central Cemetery of Bogotá, continue by foot, walking through the traditional sector of Teusaquillo, which hosts various theaters and cultural and artistic spaces. Here you will learn more about the experience of urban artists and community work.

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Bogotá: Group Tejo and Beer Tour

10. Bogotá: Group Tejo and Beer Tour

Immerse yourself in Colombian culture on this tejo and beer tour. After meeting your guide in the historical center of the city, listen to a brief introduction to the sport and its history before heading to a Tejo field in El Chorro de Quevedo, in the center of Bogotá. Here, enjoy some delicious local beers and picadas, a traditional meat appetizer which makes the perfect accompaniment for this unique sport. Each shuffle session lasts around 20 minutes and is interspersed with good beers, good food, and good conversation. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations or suggestions at the end of the night. 

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What people are saying about Bogotá

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

The tour was really cool, we managed to pick a date where only our group of 4 people were visiting this tour. I did not have any idea that producing organic coffee could be such a hustle, really appreciate work that coffee producers do more now and I definitely have more respect for good cup of coffee. Our guide Nick was awesome, he showed us some landscape on the way to the farm and explained how this part of nature ecosystem works in the mountains and introduced us to some cool plants. The coffee farm owner Marcela (apology if I miss-spelled) was so energetic, shows us her farm, made Us delicious breakfast and Lunch and gave us opportunity to work as a coffee picker and guided us through all processes Which includes growing organic coffee and processes after picking the coffee berries. Definitely recommend this tour, one of most memorable experiences in Colombia for me. Thanks Nick and Marcela and Marcelas young assistant :)

A pleasant day trip to the nearby state of Boyaca with short stops to see the Statue of Liberty dedicated to Bolivar, Rakira and Villa del Leyve. Recommended if you got a free day and want to escape the chaos of Bogota. The visit to the terracota house near Villa del Leyve is worth the trip just by itself.

A great experience to have. A great way to see the countryside. 3 hours travel each way wit a stop or two to refresh.

I was an excellent trip, the guide was well informed and knowledgeable.

Small group, relaxed drive, interesting tour and great coffee :)