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12 Hours
Availability : Sunday to Monday All Day
Bogota, Colombia Airport
Max People : 9
Description

On this tour, you will get a complete experience of what Bogotá is. You will have the best of two tours in one, our City Tour is the most effective way to visit memorable
and relevant sights of Bogota in a half a day timeframe, as well as having access to
an expert guide with wide historical and present knowledge of Colombia; to then go
180 meters underground and let yourself be amazed by a world-class Colombian
wonder: a majestic cathedral built inside the depths of the biggest salt rock reserve
on earth.
Your day will start when we pick you up from the airport, at 8:00 am to take you to
our first stop: the Monserrate Sanctuary, located within the imposing Eastern Hills of
the city, at an altitude of 3150MASL. Ascending to the top of the mountain on a
cable car, we will reach the most notorious pilgrimage point of the city and perhaps
the most incredible lookout spot in the capital below. This is the best spot to grasp
the historical and spatial contextualization of the city.
Following that, we will descend towards the picturesque cobbled streets of La
Candelaria, to visit the Botero Museum. This place holds some of the works of the
eccentric artist Fernando Botero – an icon of Colombian contemporary art. We will
also stop at Chorro de Quevedo and appreciate the diverse contrast that the
downtown historical center offers in order to properly understand Colombian history.
After the walking tour in La Candelaria, we will reach Plaza de Bolívar: the historical
epicenter of Bogotá. It is here, that administrative and governmental buildings –
those that have been icons of the historical processes carried out in our country –
surround the main square of the Plaza. Finally, we will have the chance to enter the
Prime Cathedral.
To finalize the city tour, we will cross La Candelaria’s border walking by the Eje
Ambiental, where we will become immersed in the most impressive collection of
indigenous gold in the world at the Gold Museum. As you leave, you’ll have the
chance to shop at the handicrafts market at Parque Santander.
As soon as the city tour is over you will be taken to the charming town of Zipaquirá
where we will visit the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. This is a place where the mysticism
of Muiscas, Catholic symbology, and engineering power, have come together to
take visitors on a magical tour through tunnels and vaults of impressive sizes.
This splendid work of engineering and art was opened to the public in 1995. On this
tour, we will enter an old salt mine that was adapted to become a cathedral. Here,
artists and sculptors have manipulated the materials found underground, and with
some help of amazing lighting effects, have given birth to an original interpretation
of Catholic symbols. Learn from an expert guide about this process and the
symbology behind the works of art you will see on the tour.
Upon exiting, we will head to the colonial village of Zipaquirá. We will walk through
the main square, which is surrounded by several buildings that have been declared
national monuments. We will have time to taste the delicious baked goods of the
region and check out the local handicraft market.
Finally, we will head back to Bogotá where you will be driven to the airport so you
may rest and enjoy the rest of your evening.

INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED

INCLUDED

  • Private transportation from and to your hotel.
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference
  • Tickets to visited places.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch
Terms
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The Gold Museum is closed on Monday; however, we can change it for another

museum according to group interests.

Changes and cancellations

Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will
be notified to you with anticipation.

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