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Bogota - Colombia's exciting capital!

Colombia´s cosmpolitan capital offers visitors everything from a sophisticated arts and culture scene to a throbbing nightlife and unmatched shopping opportunities. The bustling city is the economic heart of Colombia and home to an untirable array of splendid museums, art galleries, international restaurants, bars, cafe´s and hotels.

Bogotá is the fourth largest city in South America is currently a modern metropolis with nearly seven million inhabitants, covering approximately 33,000 hectares.

It´s a city providing all modern life services and comforts required, without giving up its air of past colonial times, which have been preserved by its traditional neighborhoods.

Things to do in Bogota

With hundreds of monuments, museums, churches, universities, art galleries, libraries, parks, shopping centers, night clubs, bars, pubs, and restaurants,it is the perfect place to visit!

Don’t forget to visit The Gold Museum (El Museo Del Oro) in the center of the city which has 34,000 pieces of precious metal and 20,000 objects of diverse Pre-Colombian cultures.

A must see in Bogotá is definitely Monserrate, a beautiful white church perched up high on one of the mountain ranges overlooking Bogotá. Along with the church there are a couple of restaurants with breathtaking views.

There are three different ways to get to the top of Monserrate day and night; cable car, railway or on foot along a path (the latter day time only).

Don’t miss walking around La Candelaria, a charmingly rustic and historic neighborhood in downtown.

The architecture of the old houses, churches and buildings are of Spanish Colonial and Baroque styles. It houses several universities, libraries and museums.

A list of must-see spots are:

  • The Bolivar Square (Plaza de Boliviar)
  • The National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional)
  • The Primary Cathedral (Catedral Primada)
  • The Justice Palace (Palacio de Justicia)
  • the Palace of the Archbishop
  • the Lievano Building (Edificio Lievano)
  • the Palace of Nariño (Casa de Nariño)

 

But for a little action at night time the best place to go is the famous Andres Carne De Res or Andres Beef (ACR). ACR offers a completely unique experience you won’t get any where else in the world.

Just a 30-45 minute ride outside of Bogota in Chía. But don’t let the distance discourage you, the ride is well worth it. Like the name says, its specialty is serving mind blowing steaks and other typical Colombian foods.

Doubling as a restaurant and party spot you won’t get bored dancing to Colombian party music or dancing to music spun by internationally known DJs.

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Travel Tips

What to wear?

Dress code - Contrary to popular belief, Bogotá can have a very cold climate.

Bogotá during the day can be beautiful and sunny but at times after the sun has comes out, a chilly cold wind can appear later at night so be sure to pack a jacket and closed toe shoes.

 

How to get around?

Car Rental -There are also a lot of known Car rental services like Avis in Bogota so you can explore the city by your own totally independent. Contact our Advisor for more infos about Car tours and Jeep tours.

Transmilenio - Don’t waste time in heavy traffic while traveling, take the Transmilenio Buses that run on lines from station to station. Fast, safe and easy. But be careful around rush hour the buses get VERY busy.

Taxi - Getting around by taxi is the easiest way to navigate Bogotá. Taxis can be called on the street or for a safer option, called by phone.

Be sure to ask about the fare before getting in as they can vary or check to see if they have a price – card that are available in some taxis.

Getting a taxi on weekends during the nights might take longer because of the high demand so plan your time around it.

Bus - Traveling by bus in Bogotá for a traveler may be a bit difficult. Seeing as there aren’t actually any bus stops. Much like a taxi you wave a bus down when you see it.

Bike - Sundays and special holidays are perfect days for riding a bike through out the city although mainly in the north, as a lot of the main roads close and are open only for bikers, skaters and pedestrians.









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Comments for Bogota Cosmopolitan Capital

  • Comment by Stephanie Wagner — 09/06/2009

    Bogotá is a city full of people,sounds,sights,it’s a visual and cultural over load! An absolutely beautiful city with great nightlife and the nicest people.

  • Comment by Nadine Wagner — 04/27/2010

    Hi Amanda -
    We had a wonderful time and your staff made it a very smooth trip (wish I could say the same for the Guatemala tour company)…..

    Thank you for your assistance and we will be using your services when we return to Columbia.

    Best regards,
    Nadine Wagner

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Available Sightseeing Tours

La Candelaria Old Town, Monserrate & Museums

La Candelaria Old Town, Monserrate & Museums

(6 hours) $122 USD *

Stroll through historic Bogota and its oldest colonial neighborhood, La Candelaria.

Laguna de Guatavita and Zipaquira Salt Mines

Laguna de Guatavita and Zipaquira Salt Mines

(8 hours) $181 USD *

Learn about the Colombian culture and Legends!

Bogotá Rafting Tour

Bogotá Rafting Tour

(11.5 hours) $79 USD *

Enjoy an exciting adventure tour near Bogotá!

Villa de Leyva Tour

Villa de Leyva Tour

(12 hours) $211 USD *

Travel to a beautiful town of the past.

Bogotá Night Tour

Bogotá Night Tour

(6 hours) $139 *

Experience Bogotá with our feature-packed night city tour.

Bogotá Paragliding Tandem Tour

Bogotá Paragliding Tandem Tour

(6 hours) $229 USD *

Take an incredible birds-eye view of Colombia, less than an hour from Bogotá.

Coffee Plantation & Coffee Culture

Coffee Plantation & Coffee Culture

(8 hours) $168 USD *

Enjoy a visit to one of the most traditional coffee plantations in Colombia!

Bogotá Golf-Day Tour

Bogotá Golf-Day Tour

(6 hours) $341 USD *

Take a break to enjoy a day of golf in one of Bogota’s beautiful golf courses.

One Day Chicaque National Park Tour

One Day Chicaque National Park Tour

(8 hours) $151 USD *

Discover Chicaque National Park, a cloud forest just outside of Bogotá!

Bogotá Bicycle Tour

Bogotá Bicycle Tour

(4 hours) $21 US

Enjoy a bicycle tour through more than 300 km of exclusive city bike paths.

Bogotá 2-Day Adventure Tour

Bogotá 2-Day Adventure Tour

(2 days / 1 night) $231 USD

Feel the Adrenaline on our Bogota Adventure Tour!

Suesca Bike Tour

Suesca Bike Tour

(6 hours) $199.99 USD *

Enjoy beautiful places riding a bike!

Andres Carne De Res Fiesta Tour

Andres Carne De Res Fiesta Tour

(7 Hours) $50 USD *

Party in the hottest South American Restaurant!

Andres Carne De Res Dinner Tour

Andres Carne De Res Dinner Tour

(5 hours) $50 USD

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the hottest spot in South America!

Car Rental Bogota

Car Rental Bogota

(Daily) $212 USD (day) * / $1,324 USD (week) *

Rent a Car and discover Colombia see our beautiful country!

Jeep Rental Bogota

Jeep Rental Bogota

(Daily or weekly) $263 US (day) * / $1,632 (week) *

Rent a spacious Jeep to see our beautiful country!

Bogota Beer Tour

Bogota Beer Tour

(6 hours) $162 USD

Take a Bogota Beer tour!

Bogota Botanical Gardens Tour

Bogota Botanical Gardens Tour

(4 hours) $85 USD *

Pass through the beautiful Botanical Gardens of Bogota

Tour of Markets & Handicraft Shopping

Tour of Markets & Handicraft Shopping

(6 hours) $167 USD *

Stroll around Bogota's Market places and shop for handicrafts!

Bogota Religious Tour

Bogota Religious Tour

(4 hours) $58 USD *

Visit some of Bogotas most beautiful and charming Churches!

Take a Segway City Tour in Bogota

Take a Segway City Tour in Bogota

(8 hours) 219 USD

Take a Segway City Tour in Bogota

 

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