4 Days Bogota Highlights
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Bogota, Bogota/Colombia
- Product code: 4 day Bogota module
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4 days in the capital of Colombia; Bogotá! Discover the best experiences available in this high-altitude location including La Candelaria, Monserrate, Grafitti, Zipaquira, and the Botero and Gold Museums.Day 1: Bogotá
Welcome to Bogotá!
Arrive at any time to be collected from the airport and taken to your accommodation.
Depending on your arrival time we can provide you with another tour or with suggestions of places to see and where to go.
Be sure to drink plenty of water to help you adapt to the altitude.
Day 2: La Candelaria, Monserrate & The Bogotá Gold Museum
You’ll be collected from your accommodation in Bogotá and taken on a guided excursion, where you’ll encounter the most important historical locations within La Candelaria.
Just some of the stops on your tour through Bogotás oldest neighborhood will be Bolivar Plaza, Casa Nariño (The Presidents House), Palace of Justice, Catedral Primada de Colombia, Iglesia de San Francisco, Colón Theater, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Séptima (carrera 7), and the Chorro de Quevedo Plaza.
Once you have visited these beautiful sites it will be time for you to ascend to the great height of Monserrate. A mountain that dominates the city center of Bogotá. It rises to 3,172 meters (10,407 ft) above sea level, almost 2,000 ft higher than Bogotá. Here you'll find a 17th-century church (known as the monastery of Monserrate) with a shrine, devoted to "El Señor Caído" (Fallen Lord).
The hill is a pilgrim destination, as well as a tourist attraction. In addition to the church, the summit contains restaurants, souvenir shops, and artisan markets.
You'll enjoy some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the capital city of this great nation. With all of downtown Bogotá, south Bogotá, and some sections of the north of the city visible. Making this a popular destination for watching the sunset over the city.
Monserrate can be accessed by aerial tramway, a funicular, or by climbing, the preferred way of pilgrims. You'll be using the tramway and/or funicular for your ascent and descent.
The next adventure will be to the salt mine of Zipaquirá. Where you’ll uncover the ingenuity of the people who 590 ft (180 m) underground converted this ancient salt mine into the amazing church that receives as many as 3000 people every Sunday of the year.
Once you’ve finished your tour, taken many photos, and come to understand how important this location has been for hundreds of years to the locals of this area you’ll take the short trip to the town of Zipaquirá where you’ll stop for lunch at one of the many options available.
Next, you’ll wander the streets of Zipaquirá checking out the grand Plaza (main square), Independence Square, and one of the oldest churches you can find in Colombia.
Once you’ve admired all the magnificent buildings and taken many magnificent photos you’ll be driven back to Bogotá.
Day 3: The Bogotá Gold Museum
Enjoy a few hours of strolling through El Museo del Oro (Gold Museum) of Bogotá. This grand 3 story museum displays a selection of pre-Columbian gold, other metal alloys, and a mix of pottery, stone, shell, wood, and textile objects, made from ancient indigenous Colombian cultures. With over 55,000 pieces of golden artifacts, this is the largest collection of gold artifacts in the world.
Enjoy a private tour with a knowledgeable guide that will provide context to understanding each masterpiece, you'll enjoy watching over 100 pieces of Botero’s own work, highlights of the museum including paintings by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, and Klimt, all of which are curated by the artist himself.
Graffiti Tour - A social impact tour
Experience the story of how resilience has transformed the Egipto neighborhood in Bogotá. Discover graffiti art and chat with the locals on this authentic tour.
You’ll be collected at your hotel and heading to Nuestra Señora de Egipto, the church located at the entrance of Barrio Egipto. There you'll start your tour into the neighborhood where you will be able to see the history of the people illustrated in impressive graffiti art (More than 33 graffitis). Your guide will let you in on the meanings and stories behind these murals.
Day 4: Today it is Farewell to Bogotá and to Colombia!
Hablamos pronto, safe travels home, and visit again soon!
We’ll have transport waiting to take you to the airport at your desired time.
- Accommodation 3*
- Transport in a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Airport transfer on first and last day
- Private excursions
- English-speaking bilingual guide on all excursions
- All entrance fees
- International and domestic flights
- Travel Insurance
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