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Bogota: Bicycle City Tour

1. Bogota: Bicycle City Tour

See Colombia’s capital city from a unique perspective on this cycling tour of Bogota. Ride your bike to traditional food markets, a coffee factory, the bullfighting stadium, the Central Cemetery, the historical center and through Bogota's many plazas, parks, and neighborhoods. The exact route varies depending on the day, weather, and whether or not there are special events going on in the city, but you’re always guaranteed and eclectic mix of fun and culture. Gain an insider’s view of Bogota and Columbia as you meet local people and visit sites off the beaten path. The terrain is mostly flat, and there are plenty of stops, but this is an urban tour so expect some traffic and a decent level of exercise.

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Bogotá: Comuna El Paraíso Tour with Cable Car

2. Bogotá: Comuna El Paraíso Tour with Cable Car

Start your journey to Bogatá’s El Paraíso district with either hotel pickup, or a bus transfer, accompanied by your guide. Hop on a cable car to head up the hill to the district, soaking in the panoramic views as your soar over the city. Gaze down at the colorful houses, mingling with technicolor graffiti and small parks and plazas.  After your ascent, you’ll head off on a walking tour with your local guide to get a feel for the vibrant 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 have been made to revitalize the neighborhood. 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, you’ll head back down on the cable car, having experienced yet another fascinating portion of thrilling Bogotá.

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Bogota: 5-7 Hour La Candelaria And City Walking Tour

3. Bogota: 5-7 Hour La Candelaria And City Walking Tour

Dive into Bogotá’s diversity by joining this fun 5 to 7-hour city tour. Bogotá has a lot to offer and you will receive a complete perspective of it. Start your day by meeting your local guide at your hotel. He will take you to your first stop: 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. You’ll learn about the region's ancestors through their remains of metalwork made before Spaniards arrival. Listen to 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. Once refreshed 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, jump to the Botero Museum and see some of the greatest works of Colombian modern painter Fernando Botero. After a fulfilling day finish this journey in the best way possible, by tasting a cup of Colombian coffee, at a 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 on restaurants and traditional meals from the guide. Keep in mind this tour can last between 5 to 7 hours, and it’s up to you. This will be nothing but a whole day of being amazed by Bogotá’s vibe.

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Bogotá: 3-Hour Private Tour of La Candelaria

4. Bogotá: 3-Hour Private Tour of La Candelaria

Discover what Bogotá’s Candelaria neighbourhood has hidden away. Inscribed in graffiti and mixed in the drinks, you’ll discover Bogotá’s colonial and indigenous past, the roots of Colombian history. Explore the Chorro de Quevedo Square before continuing on to La Concordia Marketplace where you'll taste local fruits and juices. Visit Santander Square, located in between old and new Bogotá, and admire the skyscrapers on 7th Avenue, among them the impressive Avianca building. Visit the Simón Bolívar Square where you'll hear the stories of the intricate relationship between the state, drug trade, and guerrillas. Finally, visit a local café to learn about coffee culture and brewing from an expert.   Open to groups of any size, this private group tour offers hotel pick up, drop-off, and transfers in an air-conditioned car.

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Bogotá: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

5. 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.

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Bogotá: 5-Hour City and Monserrate Hill Tour

6. Bogotá: 5-Hour City and Monserrate Hill Tour

Following pickup from your Bogotá accommodation, begin your day discovering just what the biggest city in Colombia has to offer. Stroll around its historical La Candelaria district, visiting the Gold Museum and exploring the area's other prominent landmarks. The city of Bogotá is also famous for being located right next to Monserrate Hill, which offers the most incredible panoramic views of Colombia’s capital. From up there, the bird’s-eye views of Bogotá are simply unbeatable. Later on, discover more secret gems of this fascinating city whilst learning interesting facts that you will not soon forget. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide returns you to your accommodation.

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Bogotá: Private Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria

7. 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: Small-Group Night City Tour by Bus

8. Bogotá: Small-Group Night City Tour by Bus

Discover the best of Bogotá at night on a 5-hour guided, small-group tour visiting the city's top sightseeing spots, including three main stops: Monserrate mountain, Andrés D.C. restaurant for dinner, and the trendy Usaquén district. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Bogotá's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. Kick-start your tour with a visit to the iconic Cerro de Monserrate, which stands 3,152-meter high in the city center. Stop to enjoy the sun setting over the city from your high vantage point, and watch as Bogotá's city lights start to shimmer in the night. Next, head over to one of Bogotá's traditional restaurants, Andrés D.C., for a taste of delicious Colombian food before making your way to your final stop: Usaquén. Walk through the city's first district that has now turned into a hip foodie neighborhood, enjoying local tastes and flavors from the many market stalls and small shops.

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Bogotá: Private Grand City Tour

9. 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.

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Bogotá: Private Candelaria Walking Tour and Gold Museum

10. Bogotá: Private Candelaria Walking Tour and Gold Museum

This combination is perfect for those who do not want to miss the main touristic and historical attractions of Bogotá, while also having some free time for other activities at sunset. Start the day visiting the Gold Museum, home to a dazzling heritage archaeological collection. The museum has become a must-see attraction you do not want to miss. It has become a relic and national pride for all the history behind it. You will see the metals come alive and tell stories of fantasy, life, and death. Also, there is no better compliment than the route to the oldest and most colorful neighborhood called “La Candelaria”. This place hides the most incredible stories, anecdotes, and secrets of our ancestors and even our former rulers. You will visit the main government buildings in the country and where the city was founded.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

El tour a El Paraíso es una experiencia muy agradable y segura, llena de curiosidades muy interesantes sobre el barrio y las mejores vistas de Bogotá. Juan y Camilo son unos guías estupendos y con mucho conocimiento. El barrio es muy auténtico y con mucho arte mural, y está en constante desarrollo con lo cual cada vez que hagas este tour verás cosas distintas. 100% recomendable.

Awesome tour, Juan was so cool and had lots of interesting info about the area and cable cars. Felt very safe and a great way to get out of the tourist areas and see the authentic side of Bogotá!

Juan was a great tour guide! Very kind with knowledge! He took us to vey hidden and beautiful spots. I would highly recommend his tour who wants to know about Bogota & Colombia and want to enjoy!

It was a really nice and interesting tour. The guide Juan was kind and helpful in any way. I would recommend this tour to everyone

It is a great way to explore Bogotá! Our tour guide, Mike, gave us a lot of information about the history of the city