Tour Guatavita Tour Zipaquirá City tour Bogotá Walking tour
Join us in this thorough walk through the history of Bogotá among colonial houses, baroque churches and art deco architecture. La Candelaria is spilling with the history of this city and its peoples!
Starting in Chorro de Quevedo, learn about Colombia’s Spanish colonial past that has been represented in local graffiti. The local indigenous populations have left their mark, and it’s good to learn their stories with a glass of chicha at hand.
We will follow street art deeper into the heart of the city and learn how the drug traffic has affected Colombia as a whole. But crime is not the whole story. Coca leaves may have a bad rep, but are very important to the native population of the country.
Then we will visit the emerald market square for a quick lessons on emerald classification – and listen about the violent history of the precious rock.
Afterwards, we will visit Simon Bolivar Square: the perfect place to get a notion of how politics, conflict and drug trade relate to each other.
Then, visit with us the amazing Gold Museum, where you’ll find incredible indigenous artistry in display. After, we’ll visit nearby Botero Museum, where you can see some of the best work of this incredible national artist.
Finally, join us at a local café to learn all about coffee brewing and culture from an expert barista.
This 5 hour walking tour will start in El Chorro de Quevedo, a small plaza in Candelaria neighborhood after travelers are picked up at their lodgings. A brief introduction will be made here, before setting out to walk through the streets of the neighborhood.
First stop is at a local chicha bar, where travelers will have a taste of the local drink. Then the group will continue walking towards a local market, where they’ll be able to taste some of the native fruits.
Next stop will be at the emerald market plaza, where an expert will explain how emeralds are identified and classified. We will then sit at a local tea bar to drink coca leave tea and then be on our way towards the main plaza: Simon Bolivar.
From the city square the group will visit the Gold Museum first and then hop to the nearby Botero Museum.
The tour will loop back into Chorro de Quevedo and the group will stop for a coffee lesson in a nearby coffee shop.