Guided tour

Bogotá: El Paraíso Favela Tour with Cable Car

Activity provider:Colombian Touring
Guided tour

Bogotá: El Paraíso Favela Tour with Cable Car

Activity provider:Colombian Touring

From US$ 69.61 per person

Get off the tourist track and go on a walking tour of Bogotá's El Paraíso favela. See the district's colorful houses from above as you ride up the cable car ride and learn the stories behind area's inspiring street art.

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Duration 3.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pickup and drop-off available from any neighborhoods other than La Candelaria
Wheelchair accessible
Small group available


  • Experience another side of Bogatá on a guided tour of the El Paraíso favela
  • Discover the most innovative transportation system in Bogotá
  • See inspiring graffiti street art and meet with local leaders
  • Learn about the history and contemporary changes of the El Paraíso favela
  • Enjoy some of the best views of the city
Full description

Go on a guided walking tour through Bogatá’s El Paraíso favela district. Hop on a cable car, meet with community leaders, learn about the local life, and see technicolor graffiti-filled walls. 

Start your journey with either hotel pickup, or transfer from the meeting point, accompanied by your guide. Arrive at the cable car station and begin your ride up the hill to El Paraiso.

Takin in the panoramic views as your soar over the city. Gaze down at the colorful houses, and get a bird's eye view of the harsh living realities faced by the residents. 

After your ascent, head off on a walking tour with your local guide to get a feel for the neighborhood. Wander the bustling avenues, spotting street art among the neon-painted houses and narrow boulevards.

Meet local community leaders in charge of local residents learning about the positive changes that are being put into place to help revitalize this vibrant, yet underserved district. 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, head back down on the cable car, having seen a glimpse into one of Bogotá's most notorious favelas.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Private Round trip transportation for the group
  • Cable car tickets
  • Snack and refreshments
  • Guide
  • Security guard
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo
  • Children under 3 ft (90 cm)

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Meeting point

Meeting point is in front of Museo del Oro, in the Candelaria neighborhood.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Note that this tour visits one Bogotá's most dangerous districts. Avoid bringing valuables with you and do not display personal belongings while on the tour. Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for pickpocketing
  •  The walk is not very demanding, but El Paraíso's altitude is 10,100 feet (1,600 feet higher than Bogotá), so it is recommended that you drink plenty of water

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 307 reviews

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Very good tour and great way to see a less visited area of Bogota as this is not the typical ‘go-to’ place. Samuel and Jairo are both very good guides - very communicative and knowledgeable of the area, and felt safe at all times. Also had a nice laugh! Would definitely recommend!

May 25, 2023

This was an interesting and educational tour with plenty of sights to take pictures. It turned out to be a private tour as I picked a 7am call time and no else signed up (thanks for not cancelling). Samuel and the local Paraiso guide Yon were great company. Can’t beat the view from the top, I also like the neighborhood murals and exploring the local streets. If you’re lucky you’ll also be accompanied by huge & friendly dogs throughout the walk!

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May 13, 2023

The personal and private tour was one we not forget for a long time The experience and knowledge of Samuel was of the culture and area was very informative . His kindness and attention to making sure it was great experience is appreciated. We also had a snack in one of the local coffee shops which just topped off the experience.

April 10, 2023

Product ID: 326466