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  • Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

    1. Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

    After gathering at either of the meeting points or being collected from your accommodation, your combination experience in Bogota will begin. You'll 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 you will cross the Savannah. In the afternoon you will reach the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which was the First Wonder of Colombia due to its imposing architecture. In a single day you will enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature, and the grandeur of architecture. At the end of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

    Our guide, Osvaldo, was very attentive to our needs. He was well informed and answered our questions during our journey. Highly recommend this tour. The Laguna de Guatavita is rich in history and culture, and the Salt Cathedral is truly impressive. Both sites are a must see.

  • Bogota: Salt Cathedral Small-Group Tour with Entrance Ticket

    2. Bogota: Salt Cathedral Small-Group Tour with Entrance Ticket

    Travel for 2 hours north of Bogotá to the city of Zipaquirá, where you will visit the renowned Salt Cathedral. Known as a must-visit in Colombia, it is a monument of faith that has become an architectural piece like no other.  Explore the Roman Catholic church built in the ancient hollows of a salt mine, 180 meters below ground. Marvel at the cathedral’s architecture built within the mine’s remaining caverns and tunnels.  You will have 2 hours inside the Cathedral to visit all the sights as the audio guide explains about the process of salt formation, the architecture, and the mining process within every detail. Inside the mine, there are different pieces of stonework and sculpture that, due to their size and illumination, make this spectacular wonder an engineering jewel, famous around the world. You may also visit the light show at the very end of the tunnels before returning to Bogo...

    Excelente experiencia. El guía Alex es extraordinario. Buen servicio, amigable y muy atento. 100% recomendado.

  • Bogotá: Comuna El Paraíso Tour with Cable Car

    3. 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 ...

    Francesco was my guide. My Spanish is very little. Francesco has very good English and was Born in Bogota. He is very knowledgeable about the city. Thankyou buddy for a wonderful experience and memorable. I highly recommend it to anyone

  • Bogota: Villa de Leyva Tour

    4. Bogota: Villa de Leyva 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 pla...

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

  • From Bogotá: Nemocón Mine and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Tour

    5. From Bogotá: Nemocón Mine and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Tour

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Bogotá, and then travel to the salt mines of Nemocón 65 kilometers from the city center. Get stunning views of the beautiful landscape before arrival. Then, take a tour of the salt mine tunnels and discover what is felt like to work 60 meters below ground. Learn about the history of salt and how it is extracted as you marvel at the optical effects of the mirrors of brine. See where the movie Los 33 was filmed before lunch in the colonial city of Zipaquirá. Next, visit one of the most artistic achievements of Colombian architecture on a tour of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, built within the tunnels of a salt mine.

    The tour was extremely nice and interesting. I am very satisfied that I decided exactly on that trip. Sergio - my guide, was very helpful and told me all stories around places I saw, Colombia itself, culture and history. He spoke English very well. He even know couple words in Polish what makes me feel very comfortable Tour was arranged perfectly. I was collected from the hotel, plan of sightseeing was presented to me by Sergio at the beginning, we visited all places, ate lunch in traditional Colombian restaurant and were able to do some shopping It was a really great choice and recommend that option to everyone who wants to see the real heritage of Colombia! Pozdrawiam!

  • From Bogotá: Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall With Meals

    6. 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. After meeting your experienced bilingual guide in Bogotá, you’ll drive past the East Hills and stop to take pictures of the paramo of Cruz Verde.   Arrive in the countryside 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. After about 30 minutes, you’ll arrive at the first waterfall, El Chiflón. Stand behind the rushing water, and feel the refreshing shower seemingly coming from the sky.   Continue your trek for approximately another hour to 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...

    Jena was a great guide! And it was wonderful to have a chance to see one of the tallest waterfalls in South America up close. We had extremely rainy weather and that impacted our hike, it got so muddy that we were sliding towards the end and there was a lot of cow poo on the trail. Would recommend packing extra dry clothes for a change for the ride home. Great experience to see the local farmers as well and eat with them

  • From Bogotá: Jaime Duque Park and Salt Cathedral with Lunch

    7. From Bogotá: Jaime Duque Park and Salt Cathedral with Lunch

    Spend a full day exploring the outskirts of Bogotá with an all-inclusive tour of Jaime Duque Park and guided tour of the famous Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá.   Get picked you up from your hotel or other accommodation in Bogotá and drive to Jaime Duque Park, located about 35 minutes outside the city in the Tocancipá municipality. The amusement park offers an array of family-friendly attractions. Enjoy a guided and all-inclusive tour with historical, architectural, technological, and environmental scenarios. Check out a replica of the Taj Mahal, a medieval castle, and the Museum of Mankind, among other attractions. Following the theme park, continue on to Zipaquirá and enjoy a typical Colombian lunch at one of the best restaurants in town. Choose between different meat dishes traditionally prepared over a fire or a vegetarian meal. Afterward, take a tour of the subterranean Salt Cathedra...

  • Bogotá: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

    8. 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 h...

    My tour guide and driver were great! I enjoyed the tour however I think it was way overpriced! The tour took about 3.5 hours (including pickup time and drive) . I could easily go to Monserrat and La candelaria myself they are both very touristic places located in the city and it would probably cost me no more than $20 total (maybe not even). I paid $110. Considering the fact that round trip air ticket to San Andres cost me $108 this price for the tour was pretty ridiculous. I didnt realized that time so I booked but later I found same tour three times cheaper with other agencies I wish I do more research prior booking. I paid less for Villa de Leyva tour with other stops which was 13 hours tour. So price was definitely a rip off.

  • Bogotá: Private Candelaria Walking Tour and Gold Museum

    9. 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.

    I really loved this tour. Santiago was the best tour guide I could ask for. His knowledge about the history of Bogotá and Colombia is very impressive, and I learned so much about Colombia’s past, present, and the direction of the future. I enjoyed walking around La Candelaria and learning about the different squares and buildings. The Gold Museum is very cool also and is tied directly into the history of the country. Go see this tour if you can!

  • Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

    10. Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

    Begin your day with convenient hotel pickup to comfortably start your journey toward the town of Zipaquirá. This will be a somewhat long drive of about 2 hours, so feel free to take a nap, watch the Bogotá savanna through the window, or make small talk to your driver about anything in Colombia. Upon arrival, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá will be the first stop. Skip the ticket lines and go directly to the entrance to pick up an audio guide. Then, begin discovering an incredible monument of faith that’s a unique architectural marvel. When booking, you can choose a personal live guide instead of an audio guide, if you prefer.  Once inside, you’ll be guided through the stations that represent the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross). Understand the details in each corner of the works of art, and visit famous sights inside the halls such as the water mirrors, the virtual reality theater wi...

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What people are saying about Bogotá

Great experience more so because we were the only ones on the tour - special thanks to our guides - Maria & Francisco - they were fantastic! Feedback to future travellers (and the company) - the sights were great the trail were was is not easy - ideally should not be the first time on a horseback, do believe everyone should be given helmets.

Francesco was my guide. My Spanish is very little. Francesco has very good English and was Born in Bogota. He is very knowledgeable about the city. Thankyou buddy for a wonderful experience and memorable. I highly recommend it to anyone

excellent. learnt alot about the history of Colombian Coffee. Great people. My Spanish is very little and this couple are very good English speaking and very nice people. wonderful cafe. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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

It was a very nice place to visit, tour guide was great and accommodating.