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Two an a half hours of shouting, laughter and throwing stones at small explosives: practicing this sport is an unparalleled experience. Brought from the countryside to the city, Tejo is an exciting sport and rich in local history. It is an exploration of the Colombian roots in the game, good food, and beer.
The fun of Tejo – as with other activities – is doing it in good company. It is a way of feeling and knowing the most traditional and real Colombian: a whole new perspective. And, also, a way to make friends and share great experiences.
Join us to immerse ourselves in an authentic experience of Colombianness. We will meet first in the center of Bogotá and walk towards Tejo field. Here we will start with the typical: beer and Picadas: the best accompaniment for this unique sport.
This is a sport that supports all types of players. From the most experienced to the most novice. Especially because in recent years Tejo has begun to gain importance. And this not only for the fun but because it is a way to connect with our Andean roots.
Interestingly, in yew you do not pay for the court you use or for the time you play: you measure the game by the number of beers that you take during the game. 15 beers are the traditional number for casual games and tournaments, but several establishments may have slightly different rules.
The group will meet at El Chorro de Quevedo: the place of foundation of Bogotá. After the introductions and some history, you will start the short walk through the historical center of the city towards the Tejo field. Although it is safe to walk through the center at night, we advise you not to take your cell phone to take pictures and avoid problems.
A shuffle session may last around 20 minutes but may be longer if the players so wish.
A part of the game involves getting your hands dirty with clay, so we suggest wearing comfortable clothes that can make something dirty. No good story ends with clean shoes.
The amounts of food and drink do not mean that players are too full or intoxicated to avoid playing.
Do not forget to ask us for suggestions or recommendations at the end of the tour: the night does not end with a game of yew.