Day 1 - arrive Bogota
You will have a private transfer from the airport to your selected hotel in Bogotá. (Please be aware of the sign with your name on it upon arrival).
You will spend the night at Hotel Casa Deco (Standard Room) or at Hotel de la Opera (Standard Colonial Room).
Included: arrival transfer , English speaking guide for the transfer , room at your selected hotel
Day 2 - BOGOTÁ CITY TOUR - LA CANDELARIA HISTORIC DISTRICT (Full Day) Private services.
Today you will explore the Colombian capital of Bogotá during a walking tour with an English speaking guide. The area of modern Bogotá was first populated by indigenous groups who migrated from Mesoamerica. Among these groups were the Muiscas who settled in what are now the neighborhoods of Cundinamarca and Boyacá. With the arrival of the Spanish, the area became a major settlement, founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. The city later became the capital of the Spanish provinces and the seat of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. When independence came, Bogotá became the capital of Gran Colombia and later the capital of the Republic of Colombia. Located at 2,600 meters above sea level, Bogotá is a city of over 8 million inhabitants. Bogotá has 2 different sectors for tourism. The first is the old Candelaria Historic District scattered with traditional colonial houses and cobblestoned streets. The second sector and by contrast, the north of the city boasts modernity and innovation. Tourists will find government buildings, as well as a variety of trendy shops, restaurants and bars.
Bogotá's historic city centre "La Candelaria" with its impressive churches, the State Palace and the "Plaza Bolívar" will be explored with the company of your guide explaining each building’s history in detail. Furthermore, you can visit the world famous gold museum "Museo del Oro", the Emerald Museum and the museum of the famous Colombian artist Botero.
Botero Museum - The Botero Museum is located in the historical centre of Bogotá in La Candelaria and houses 208 specimens of species donated by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero. 123 of these pieces are of his own creation and the remaining 85 by international artists from all over the world.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
Gold Museum - The Gold Museum in Bogotá has an exhibition of jewelry and pottery from the indigenous cultures of the pre-Columbian period to present-day Colombia. It has more than 34,000 pieces and works of gold, 20,000 stone objects, ceramics, precious stones and textiles that belonged to the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Zenú, Muisca, Tolima, Tumaco and Magdalena cultures.
Note: The museum is closed on Mondays.
Cerro de Monserrate - The mountain of Cerro de Monserrate rises over downtown Bogotá, dominating the skyline of Colombia‘s capital. A church high up on the mountain is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, while taking in the view from the summit is a must-do activity. You can either go up via panoramic aerial tramway or via funicular. Many people from Bogotá enjoy the two hour hike from the city to the top of the mountain.
VISIT TO PALOQUEMAO MARKET - Private Services
Discover the flavors and scents that identify the Colombia's capital. You will scroll around one of the most important markets in Bogotá, the iconic Paloquemao Market. Taste the flavors and stare the colors of exotic Colombian fruits and discover how kind are the peasants and the people that work every day to offer vegetables and fruits so you can have available food in your tables. You will have a private transportation at disposal
Included: transportation (private) , English speaking guide for the tour , entrance to Botero Museum , entrance to Gold Museum , entrance to Monserrate and funicular , private excursion , breakfast , room at your selected hotel
Day 3 - Transfer out
2021 price per person double occupancy with 2 people:
with 3* Hotel Casa Deco = US$395
with 4* Hotel de La Opera = US$439
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Full Day at La Palma and El Tucán Coffee Farm
Today you will live an educational coffee experience around the farm led by a local tour guide. Your guide will take you around and accompany you through the farm’s nursery, central wet mill, drying beds, selection station, and compost. Every activity is meant to be highly active-engaging. You will learn key facts about the coffee process. We encourage you to ask any questions!
La Palma and El Tucan is located 90 minutes from Bogotá, in the city of Zipacón, Cundinamarca. Not far from the big city there is a special coffee field and it is very special because the coffee produced is part of a strategy that supports the small coffee growers of the region. Although coffee is a very important product for the Colombian economy, it is true that there are some farmers who receive a relatively low payment for the work they do. The work in the fields is quite hard and La Palma and El Tucan makes the payment for the work more sustainable and profitable for some families in the region. While you enjoy this experience, you support various coffee families to have a dignified payment. You will also have a local lunch prepared with local, organic and freshly harvested products. The tour lasts around 6 hours.
Bogota Graffiti Tour
Bogotá Graffiti Tour started in 2011 when a Aussie street artist and a Canadian graffiti writer decided they wanted to share Bogota’s unique and prolific urban art scene, and help promote local artists to a wider international audience.
It made sense to share our love of the vibrant work that adorns the streets of Bogota with the world! After many nights of drinking discussion, we came up with our favorite walls of the City and a plan to share them with you. Over 4 years later Bogota Graffiti Tour is considered one of the best things to do in Bogota. All our guides share a love for urban art and are directly involved in the scene, either by actually painting on its walls, organizing street art events, owning a urban art gallery and we know the artists personally that we are talking about.
Waterfall La Chorrera
Hike to the highest waterfall of Colombia! Just one-hour drive from the bustling capital, you will be in the middle of nature. The hike surrounded by beautiful landscapes takes about 3 - 4 hours in total. The level is moderate – it goes up- and downhill. Good walking shoes are recommended. Once you get to the waterfall “La Chorrera” (after about 1,5 - 2 hours) you will take a break and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before heading back to the entrance of the park.
For this excursion, you will be picked up from your hotel by your guide and after the excursion, you will be brought back to your hotel. (Lunch included)
You will have an English speaking guide included.
WEAVING PEACE (6 hours) Private Services
During this activity you will learn and understand Colombia's most important historical events, focusing on its rebirth and future through the city, geography, and the voices of true Peace Weavers. It is an experience that allows you to get to know Bogotá in a different experience. You will begin your experience in the iconic Bogota National Park. Looking at a relief map of Colombia you’ll then understand the immensity of the Colombian territory and the complexity of the regions within the country, separated by mountains and diverse ecosystems.
Afterwards you will visit the Distrito Chocolate, a local chocolate company in which a small group of locals who some years ago were affected by war and were dedicated to the cultivation of cocoa, today they focus on building peace in Colombia and produce cocoa to transform it into a very special chocolate. You will visit the Historical Centre of La Candelaria where you will take a tour in which you will learn some historical facts about the origins of the political and armed conflict in Colombia. As part of the peace agreement between the Colombian State and the former Farc Guerrilla, it was agreed to create memorials in honour of the victims of the conflict. You will visit one of the memorials located in the center of Bogota. At the end of the tour you will have lunch in a local restaurant.
With this experience you will comprehend the history of Colombia better than before and at the same time you can feel good about your visit and making a difference since you will be supporting local initiatives and efforts of communities that are betting on change and peace in Colombia.
*In this tour your guide will be an expert in Colombian history and conflict, transportation and lunch is included.
*Recommendations: it is recommended to book this tour on weekdays. Not available on Sundays. *Centro de Memoria Histórica is closed on Saturdays *National Museum is closed on Mondays
Learn more about the impressive history of a group of locals from the Egipto district of Bogotá. In deciding to leave their criminal past behind, they launched the Breaking Borders initiative, which takes tourists through its streets filled with works of art telling the history of the district. In this way, tourism has created a real alternative for their personal and professional development and opened the doors to a better future.
The tour starts with your local guide in La Candelaria, the birthplace of Bogotá. There you will learn more about the project over a cup of coffee or an Agua panela before going to Nuestra Señora de Egipto, the church at the entrance to Barrio Egipto.
Calle Real or Royal Street, once the only connection between people and the city, takes you deeper into the neighbourhood. Your guide will then stop with you in El Cuadrado, a central point in the history of gang fighting in the region. Once a strategic point for controlling the gangs' territory, this place is now painted with images that tell of the history and new values of the people.
As you walk uphill through the colorful streets of the neighborhood, you will see first hand how the area has changed and become a place of hope, peace and culture. Along the way you can see the history of the people represented in impressive graffiti art. You will find that the community is still underdeveloped and struggling with access to basic utilities. Despite these conditions, this place is full of life thanks to the warmth, joy and desire of the people that their children fight for their dreams.
A coffee experience for the awakening of the senses, where we teach you to appreciate and to enjoy the particular attributes of the Colombian coffee.
You will have a unique experience starting with :
• Introduction to our Colombian Coffee
• Explanation of the coffee process
• Raw materials and qualities
• Old factory and gustatory exercises
• Guided tasting of 3 different coffees
You will part of all the wisdom behind a cup of coffee, explore the secrets of one of the vest coffee in Colombia through rituals of preparation
Plaza Tours – Tour de la Fruta o de la Tradición
Today you will be visiting one of the most authentic and diverse places of Colombian culture, you will visit one of the most important market places in Bogotá where you can explore the magic of the local products and exotic fruits which you can only find in Colombia. It’s a complete cultural immersion where you can get to know the dynamics of this providing place where the products of thousands of people from the country side arrive daily to be sold to the town besides trying out new fruits and products.
The tour takes about three hours, depending on the diversity of fruits and local products you wish to try; it is being recommend to use this tour as breakfast.
Included: English speaking guide for the tour , private excursion , lunch , English speaking assistance , entrance fee to the mentioned services , snack , transportation (private) , insurance
Bogota to Villa de Leyva, via Zipaquira on day 1 of 2 day extension
You will have a private transport from Bogotá to Villa de Leyva. On the way to Villa de Leyva you will have the option to make an stop over in Zipaquirá to visit the famous Zipaquirá's Salt Cathedral, one of the wonders of Colombia. Then you will continue your way to Villa de Leyva, where you will spend the night.
In the morning you will be driven from your Hotel to the town of Zipaquirá to visit an underground Salt Mine that has a Cathedral inside. Walking inside the Salt Cathedral is a very special experience with a catholic taste due to the country´s traditions and the miner’s devotion for The Holy Virgin of Guasca who protects them. Once at the bottom of the Cathedral you will see the 3 sections and the big cross in the main one. A simple but complete movie will show you the dimensions of the mine as well as the history behind it. Get impressed by one of the biggest religious constructions in the world!
You will spend the night at Hospederia La Roca (Standard Room), or at Hotel Casa Terra (Standard Room - Amonita).
Included: bottle of water , transportation (private) , entrance fee to the mentioned services , English speaking guide for the tour , breakfast , room at your selected hotel
Villa de Leyva to Bogota on day 2 of 2 day extension
Let yourself be amazed by the charming town of Villa de Leyva, one of the heritage towns of Colombia. This beautiful city with Spanish colonial architecture, is one of the best preserved and oldest cities in the country. Be surprised by the cobbled streets and the impressive main square of the town, the largest in Colombia. You will feel that you are back in time. In the surroundings of the village you can visit some interesting places such as El Fósil, the archeological area of El Infiernito and the Monastery.
Discover its churches and Spanish colonial buildings as well as several sights in the surrounding of Villa de Leyva. This picturesque village will give transport you to another era full of stories. You encounter big windows, Moorish balconies and white facades. Get enchanted by the magic of this special and unique town.
Furthermore, you visit the Santo Ecce Homo Monastery. In 1620, it was built as a center of evangelization by Dominicans. You also visit the museum El Fosil with its fascinating collection of fossils. Here you will find most of the pieces that were ever found on earth and that have been maintained for thousands of years.
Private transfer back to Bogota.