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Bogota: Downtown City and Monserrate Hill Private Tour

1. Bogota: Downtown City and Monserrate Hill Private Tour

Visit Bogota's main places Places to Visit: Monserrate hill and its Church: It is a wonderful hill located in the 3.150 meters / 10.335 feets above sea level, that has become Bogota’s symbol that you can go up either Funicular or Cable car to the top. From where you will see the gorgeous Sanctuary where is “El señor caido de Monserrate“ a special sculpture to search for peace and reconciliation. Also the tour guide will do the explanation about the monastery then you will appreciate the both attractions a beautiful landscape and amazing views of the all city and then your tour guide will tell you the present social situation and political situation, besides interesting stories and Bogota best kept secrets to understand a bit about the Bogota structure. Note: Every Sunday we will change the visit to Cerro de Guadalupe instead of Monserrate due to the high percentage of visitors on Sundays. Historical center of Bogotá, Candelaria: It is a beautiful colonial area where Bogotá born and is composed for beautiful colonial architecture mix with a bohemian atmosphere. in this area are located very interesting attractions which you will visit thas (Botero museum, Casa de la moneda / numismatic museum, Luis Ángel Arango library, Gabriel Garcia Marquez cultural center). Bolivar Square: It is the main administrative center of Colombia. Where are located the important atracttions like; The national capitol, Bogota mayor office, the religious street and the Colombian Court house. Over there your private tour guide will tell you the most important political topics and Colombian stories related about the Colombian growing, Military situation and social situation. Gold Museum: Offers a varied exposition of different types of Pre-columbian pieces of Colombia not only made by gold also in other materials such as silver, copper, emeralds, wood and ceramics. It offers information about the indigenous groups and the meaning of the pieces for them. The museum has a permanent exposition of more than 35.000 pieces which is considerate as one of the biggest and valuable expositions in the world. (On Mondays this museum is closed so we could change it for Emerald museum or La Quinta house “Simon Bolivar house in Bogota” or more time of our guided tour visiting the main highlights of our Itinerary. The options are up to you and may be subject to changes, depending on the circumstances out of our control) – (Gold museum is subject to availability by Covid 19 restrictions. For reservations that are not made in advance, the visit to the Museum is not guaranteed )

Tour of Colombian emeralds & building viewpoint

2. Tour of Colombian emeralds & building viewpoint

In this tour through the center of Bogotá, you will learn the difference between a good quality emerald and a low quality one, the extraction and carving process of this precious stone and how to differentiate between a real emerald and a false one. At the end of the tour, you will be an expert on the subject. If you want to learn about jewels during your visit to Colombia, this tour is perfect for you. You will learn a lot about the Colombian emerald, and other interesting things like "quartz" "pyrite" and "the gold of fools". The first place we will visit will be the plaza del rosario and you will discover why there are people standing all day in the square, guess? They are engaged in the informal emerald trade there! Then we go to a workshop where we have representations about the Extraction and carving of this precious stone, and finally we go to the jewelry store to see in what state these precious jewels are finally being sold. If you decide to join our tour you will learn more about why this jewel is so important to Colombia

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