Bogotá Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Bogotá Outdoor activities

Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

1. Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

After gathering at either of the meeting points or being collected from your accommodation, your combination experience in Bogota will begin. First visit the Guatavita Lagoon, which was a source of inspiration for the Legend of El Dorado and the movie with the same name. The beauty of this place is sure to overwhelm you, and after some time there cross the savannah. In the afternoon, reach the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which was the First Wonder of Colombia due to its imposing architecture. In a single day, enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature, and the grandeur of the architecture. At the end of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

Bogotá: El Paraíso Favela Tour with Cable Car

2. Bogotá: El Paraíso Favela Tour with Cable Car

Go on a guided walking tour through Bogatá’s El Paraíso favela district. Hop on a cable car, meet with community leaders, learn about the local life, and see technicolor graffiti-filled walls.  Start your journey with either hotel pickup, or a bus transfer, accompanied by your guide. Arrive at the cable car station and begin your ride up the hill to El Paraiso. Takin in the panoramic views as your soar over the city. Gaze down at the colorful houses, and get a bird's eye view of the harsh living realities faced by the residents.  After your ascent, head off on a walking tour with your local guide to get a feel for the neighborhood. Wander the bustling avenues, spotting street art among the neon-painted houses and narrow boulevards. Meet local community leaders in charge of the New Life Foundation, learning about the positive changes that are being put into place to help revitalize this vibrant, yet underserved district. Continue to the best spot for panoramic views over the entire city, then try a traditional Colombian snack to get a feel for local culinary culture. Afterwards, head back down on the cable car, having seen a glimpse into one of Bogotá's most notorious favelas.

Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

3. 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.

From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest Waterfall

4. From Bogota: Hike to Colombia's Highest Waterfall

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.

Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

5. Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

See Colombia’s history as told by its street art on this guided walking tour of Bogotá. Find out why Bogotá has become prominent the world of spray painting as you admire its impressive murals. Stop at a local café along the way to try a coca leaf tea.  Meet your guide in the Chorro de Quevedo Square. Walk thorugh the heart of the La Candelaria district. Go through an overview of the city’s iconic spray-painting works as you stroll along streets packed with graffiti art. Immerse yourself in how artists retell the story of their indigenous ancestry and its relation to the city. Get to know the work of local artists such as Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, and 3 Manos. Pass by La Concordia’s vibrant market and the Journalist’s Park. Each of these places have been meeting points and a melting pot of ideas and influences which have been key in defining the identity of Bogota’s downtown and the ideas street artists display in their work. View graffiti authored by women and hear about their role in the propagation of this art. Uncover artists like Bastardilla, Vera, and Ledania. Finish your tour by tasting a coca leaf tea at Café Herencia, a coffee shop that works and supports local artists

Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

6. 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. Visit the local market and stop by multiple family-owned businesses to try aborrajado, ajiaco, and other special dishes. Meet with some of the best professional baristas in the region. In a single afternoon, get to learn about Colombian culture through its food and history. This tour accommodates both vegetarian and vegan preferences. Be prepared to tuck into lunch and dinner so make sure with an empty belly.

From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

7. 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.

Bogotá: Walking Tour in La Candelaria with Refreshments

8. 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.

Bogotá: Panoramic City Tour

9. Bogotá: Panoramic City Tour

In this City tour we will visit the entire city to get to know the most important areas of Bogotá. We will start at Parque la 93, then we go to see El Campín, the place where soccer matches are played and great concerts are held. We will arrive at La Candelaria where we can appreciate the historic center of Bogotá with old streets and houses and a lot of Colombian history can be told. We will pass by through the front of Monserrate. We will continue our tour to go to the international center where we will see different buildings; among them the National Museum, the Colpatria tower and the Planetarium. We will continue to the northern part of Bogotá where we will pass by through the Chapinero neighborhood, then through the financial center and the gastronomic area called Quinta Camacho. Passing through these areas, we will visit one of the most popular areas -especially at night- which is called the T zone. After that we will go to the Usaquén area, today is one of the most beautiful.

Bogotá: La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike

10. Bogotá: La Chorrera Waterfall Guided Hike

Just a short drive from Bogotá, the highest waterfall in Colombia lies waiting: La Chorrera de Choachí. Join this hike to the Mountains of the Moon and explore La Chorrera. Explore this amazing natural park and learn about the peculiarities of these cloud forests. Thick with vegetation and often mist, these forests are filled with an alluring mystique. First visit the smaller waterfall, the 55-meter tall El Chiflón, before delving deeper into the park. Learn about the park’s history, the local ecosystem, and recent challenges. Deeper inside the park, you’ll find La Chorrera: a tiered 590-meter tall waterfall. Take in the mighty sight and rest your feet before taking the trail back out of the park. The hike ends at the town of Choachí, where you’ll be able to join in with some of the locals for a fantastic local lunch before heading back to Bogotá.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

I did this hike with Lorena. We were a small group of two people. Lorena speaks very well English. She picked us up at the hostel and we went to a nice place for breakfast just around the corner. There we met with the driver. He was also very kind. After a short stop at Paramo we continued our way to the park. Lorena has big knowledge about plants and animals. We even got some water and snacks. The walk was well maintained and the waterfalls are stunning. We first went to La Chorrera, had a big lunch and went to El Chiflon. It was a great day. At half past 4 we arrived at the hostel. Altogether a very well-managed and informative day with a beautiful landscape. Thank you, Lorena!

Had the pleasure of having Milena as my guide - she was absolutely fantastic and went above and beyond. Strongly recommend!

Great tour, great guide, the history was very interesting, the fruit tasting and coffee were also good

Great tour of the city, very informative and highly recommend.

Very good experience. A thing to do once in a lifetime