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Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

Bogotá: Monserrate, La Candelaria and City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

From US$ 61.42 per person

Discover the wonders of Bogotá on a sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, explore the vibrant downtown area, visit the fascinating Gold Museum, learn about the region’s gang history, taste local beverages, and ride the cable car to Monserrate.

About this activity

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Duration 5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup anywhere within Bogotá city - hotels, hostels, Airbnb, vacation rentals, points of interest.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most iconic and historical landmarks in the downtown area
  • Learn about local Indigenous history and see Indigenous jewelry at the Gold Museum
  • Taste a traditional alcoholic beverage known as chicha
  • Admire the eclectic array of architecture including Baroque and Art Deco
  • Uncover the history of the national drug trade through street art
Full description

Dive into Bogotá’s diversity by joining a city tour. Start by meeting your local guide at your hotel. Proceed first towards the viewpoints of Monserrate. Take the cable car up the mountain to enjoy the most 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. Learn about the region's ancestors through their remains of metalwork made before the arrival of the Spanish.

Your guide will retell the transition from indigenous to Spanish colonization at the foundational square of Chorro de Quevedo. Taste some chicha, an ancestral corn-based fermented drink nearby, in addition to some juices and snacks.

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, make your way to the Botero Museum and see some of the greatest works of Colombian modern painter, Fernando Botero.

After a fulfilling day, finish by tasting a cup of Colombian coffee, at a place where local and friendly baristas will teach you the basics about one of Colombia's most famous exports.

Choose for yourself the duration of the tour. It can be for 7 hours with Monserrate, Gold Museum and Botero Museum, or 5 hours with either Monserrate or museums.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Cable car two-way ticket to Monserrate (if chosen)
  • Entry to the Gold Museum and Botero Museum (if chosen)
  • Chicha and coffee tasting
  • Fruit and juice tasting
  • All-risks insurance
  • Lunch (you can choose from a selection of restaurants in the area)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour
  • The tour runs rain or shine
  • The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays; your guide will provide you with options for another museum
  • The Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays; your guide will provide you with options for another museum
  • You’ll be able to choose the duration of the tour. It can be for 7 hours with Monserrate, Gold Museum and Botero Museum, or 5 hours with either Monserrate or museums.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Customer service from the company (Gran Colombia Tours) offering the tour was excellent. There was a mistake from GetYourGuide offering an option that was not possible to complete due to the start time. Gioser was really nice to contact me to explain to me the situation and possible solutions. Then Mario (the manager) also talked to me and provided me a solution. That shows how important are clients for them. Then the tour was really good. Gioser showed he is very knowledgeable and gave us some good tips and info about the city.

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May 23, 2022

Gio was an awesome and very knowledgeable guide. I went on a Wednesday which was great in terms of avoiding crowds. For the 7H option, it was a fully comprehensive tour covering all the highlights and great if you don’t have too much time in Bogota. Gio knows his stuff and being on a private tour by myself made for a great personal experience. He made sure to stop at all the important intervals and explained all the fascinating history and background in detail which I appreciated. Apart from seeing all the great sights - the fruit, chocolate, chicha, coffee etc tasting was great. I’m a bit of a coffee snob and especially loved the cafe we stopped at for the coffee tasting. Such an awesome tour! Would recommend!

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May 5, 2022

Tour was excellent and very well organized. We eventually saw all the places, and the guide adjusted as necessary to both protests, and a surprise federal holiday announced. They even continued the tour for us the next morning to see the places inaccessible during the original tour. I was most impressed by the way they worked with us and our schedule to make everything right (which was NOT their fault). Especially in Latin America, it’s rare to find that extra mile, and these guys did it.

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May 3, 2022

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