Put on your most comfortable shoes and get ready for the most authentic walking tour in the city! Designed for travelers who want to discover the local lifestyle, food and hidden jewels of the city instead of the traditional sightseeing experience.
What to Expect
Put on your most comfortable shoes and get ready for the most authentic walking tour in the city! La Candelaria Walking Tour is designed for travelers who want to discover the local lifestyle, food and hidden jewels of the city instead of the traditional sightseeing experience. Over 3 hours, your guide will focus on taking you to places within La Candelaria that still remain off the beaten track. You will learn about Bogota´s current issues, social and economical dynamics, and interesting historical anecdotes.
After meeting your guide at the meeting point near the Gold Museum, you will start the tour with a coca leaf tea to help use adjust to the altitude and gain some energy for the walk. You will walk up the Eje Ambiantal, and learn about the reconstruction and social integration carried out by architect Rogelio Salmona at the turn of the century. Then you will enter La Candelaria and walk up to Plaza la Concordia, a local market that exhibits the day-to-day vendor/client relations for vegetable and fruit sales. Once out, you will walk the narrow street of Chorro de Quevedo where you will make a stop to try a cup of chicha, a traditional fermented drink made with maize; preparation was inherited from the native indigenous ancestors.
Then, you will make a brief visit to the Botero Museum and follow your way down to Plaza de Bolívar. This main square is home of the most important administrative buildings and the legendary Prime Cathedral. Keeping away from the mainstream area, you will enter a secret alley full of traditional handmade kitchen utensils. You will finish the tour with a delicious and warm pan de bono, a pastry made with manioc (cassava) flour and stuffed with salted cheese and guava paste, and a glass of fresh oat milk. That will be the perfect finish for this experience.
- Coca leaf tea
- Glass of chicha
- Entrance to Botero Museum
- Pan de bono with fresh oat milk
- An experienced and fun English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
Know Before You Go
In case of rain the tour operator retains the right to rearrange the tour, and the tour plan may change. This tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off. If a driver service is needed please contact the tour guide. It is recommended to wear long pants and abstain from any flashy objects or clothing.