Guided tour

Bogotá: El Paraíso Favela Tour with Cable Car

Bogotá: El Paraíso Favela Tour with Cable Car

Activity provider: Colombia Tours Experience
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From US$ 43.17 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 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

Highlights
  • 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
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 a bus transfer, 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 the New Life Foundation, 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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transmilenio bus tickets (if option selected)
  • Cable car tickets
  • Snack and refreshments
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

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

4.9 /5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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This one is an absolute and honest 5-star rating. I would highly recommend to attend this tour of you're curious about the upcoming areas in a city like Bogotá. Already the preparation was good, Juan, the main guide, sent a message on Whatsapp to announce the pickup time and location, which was dead center Bogotá. We met with the group, for which I was a little hesitant, since I'm not really fond of group activities. I was proven wrong this time, the group was a perfect size of 9 in total. We were driven to Portal Tunal where we changed to the cable car. At the highest station we met Camilo, a local very nice guy who gave the tour in Spanish and Juan translated. Perfect combination. The group was also interested, mainly due to both guides as well. We ate some local specialities, which is great in Colombia. We felt very welcome, it wasn't a zoo-experience at all. Totally casual all the way and safe all the time. Please go there, you won't regret!

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May 31, 2022

Francisco is an awesome tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, and Colombia in general. I really enjoyed being amongst the people in the neighborhood as well. There is so much positivity and good people there that are trying to continue making a positive impact. I definitely recommend this tour.

May 30, 2022

It was amazing! Totally different experience, you will go to far west of the Bogotá, in the extremely interesting neighborhood, and be able to see whole Bogotá from the opposite side of Montessori! Our guide Francisco was amazing, he will tell you a lot about the neighborhood and some projects important for people there. Ride with teleférico is magnificent, definitely you should do this tour! Breathtaking view from Mirador! I had great time, will bring friends too.

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May 26, 2022

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