What to see, what to do – and how to do it? There are tours aplenty on offer, each proposing a different way to see the city from a different perspective, but think about what you really want to experience and make sure that you do so with the experts who will take you to your sights of interest and fulfill your expectations. We have a few recommendations for you.
The Emerald City
Become an emerald expert in no time. The ‘Bogotá and its Magic’ two-hour outing includes details on the gem’s history, mining and marketing; as well as a visit to a carver where you will come face to face with plenty of stones of different shapes and sizes.
Bogotá’s urban art scene is alive, and there’s an Australian and a Canadian that will tell you all about what’s behind the city’s street art. Take advantage of one of their two daily tours in English, Spanish or German.
Get right in the middle of the bargaining hustle and bustle, amongst the vividly-colored flowers, fruits and vegetables of any and every kind. Agencies like Uncover Colombia offer unforgettable, authentic outings like these.
Bogotá by bike
Find out the most interesting facts about La Candelaria and discover the historic center by bicycle with Bogotá Bike Tours, which offers several options.
The capital has it all, from colonial to republican; neoclassical to modern. Explore the many national heritage buildings and visit neighborhoods such as La Merced and Teusaquillo. Bogotá Travel Guide has arrangements.
That of Hansa Tours starts off with trying some tamale and hot chocolate at La Puerta Falsa restaurant, and then goes on to a market plaza where you carefully choose the ingredients to be used in a typical ‘bogotana’ recipe.
Hop on this double-decker bus that will take you past landmarks like La Candelaria, Monserrate and Parque de la 93. There’s room for 64 people, and the audio guide gives you the key facts in both English and Spanish.