This Grand City Tour is the most comprehensive way to see the relevant sights of the city in one day. You'll be guided by an expert versed in a wide historical and current knowledge of Colombia.
What to Expect
You'll be guided by an expert versed in a wide historical and current knowledge of Colombia. The first stop is at the Monserrate Sanctuary, located on the imposing eastern hills of the city at an altitude of 3150 MAMSL. Ascending to the top of the mountain on a cable car, you will reach the most notorious pilgrimage point of the city and possibly the best panoramic views of the capital. This is the best spot to make a historical and spatial contextualization of the city.
Once back on the ground you will travel into the past, going directly to the time of the Latin American independence by visiting the house of Colombia’s liberator, La Quinta de Bolívar. Then, back in the present time, you will get familiar with the student atmosphere within the campus of Universidad de los Andes. Continuing the tour, you will go down stream following the Eje Ambiental, witnessing the effort this city has made to recover the river that originally gave it life, through one of the most famous urban projects in Latin America, carried out by architect Rogelio Salmona. Following the river San Francisco towards Jimenez Avenue you will dive into the most impressive collection of indigenous gold pieces in the world at the Gold Museum. At the exit, you will have the chance to shop at the handicrafts market at Parque Santander. Next, you will enter the historic neighborhood of La Candelaria and wander the picturesque cobbled streets that hold more then 400 years of history. You will visit the Botero Museum, which features works of the eccentric artist who has become an icon of Colombian contemporary art. You will make a stop at Chorro de Quevedo and appreciate the diverse contrasts that the historical center offers in order to understand Colombian history.
After a lunch break at an authentic local restaurant, you will reach Plaza de Bolívar; historical epicenter of Bogotá. The main square is surrounded by the administrative and governmental buildings that have been icons of the historical processes carried out here. You will also have the chance to enter the Prime Cathedral. Finally you will hop in a car and drive towards the north of the city, having a panoramic sight of the International Centre, La Macarena Neighborhood and National Park. The final destination, will be the cozy neighborhood of Usaquén, which holds in its narrow streets the best weekend flea market in town.
- Private transportation from and to your hotel
- Expert guide in the language of your preference: (Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, German)
- Cable car ticket
- Lunch al local restaurant
- Tickets to visited attractions
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
Know Before You Go
Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays, and will be swapped for another museum according to group's interests. If there is any other place of interest you want to include in the tour, please let your tour operator know in advance and they will be glad to include it.