This tour Grand City Tour is the most comprehensive way to see the relevant sights of the city in one day. You’ll be guided by an expert versed in a wide historical and current knowledge of Colombia.
The experience starts with a trip to Monserrate Sanctuary, located within the large Eastern Hills of the Bogota, 3150 meters above sea level. You’ll ascend to the top of the mountain by cable car, and experience the pilgrimage point of the city, all while taking in the breathtaking view of Bogota. . This is the best location to take in both the historical and spatial contextualization of the capital.
After our descent back to the ground, you’ll travel through history back to the time of Latin American independence with a visit to the house of the Colombian Liberator, La Quinta de Bolívar.
You’ll then get a chance to become familiar with the student atmosphere at the campus of Universidad de los Andes. Next, you’ll follow the Eje Ambiental, and view one of the most famous urbanistic projects in Latin America, as the city attempts to recover what was once its life source. Then, you stroll along the river San Francisco towards Jimenez Avenue where you’ll encounter the most impressive collection of indigenous gold pieces in the world at the Gold Museum. You’ll also get a chance to do some shopping at the crafts market in Parque Santander.
Afterward, you’ll descend into the iconic cobbled streets of La Candelaria. You will visit the Botero Museum, home to the incredible works of the eccentric artist Fernando Botero – an Colombian icon of contemporary art. You’ll also make a brief stop at Chorro de Quevedo and learn about the diversity that the downtown historical center offers, and take in a more comprehensive understanding of Colombian history.
You’ll grab lunch in Plaza de Bolivar, which is the historical epicenter of Bogotá.
The day concludes in the north of the city, with a panoramic view of the International Centre, La Macarena Neighborhood, and National Park. Finally, you’ll head to the cozy neighborhood of Usaquén.
Andrés was born in Bogotá in the early nineties. He has traveled his country and has seen it change over the years until becoming the open to the world country that it is today. He is been a guide since 2011 and tells us that Colombia is so special because they are the door of South America and they have two oceans, the caribbean coast and the pacific coast. As he explains, everybody knows the beautiful caribbean coast (with famous beach towns like Cartagena, Santa Marta or Barranquilla, hometown of universal Singer Shakira), while the Pacific Coast remains mainly unknown. Andres likes to share its secret spots with the travelers that visit its unknown paradises.
During his free time, Andrés has two passions, photography and documentary films production. So if you are gonna join one of his tours, don’t forget your camera, he always provide traveler with some tips.
Andrés speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.
This young Colombian, passionate about Design and Jewelry, was borned in the late eighties, in a very turbulent time for her nation. Patricia is know proud of the deep changes Colombia has suffered since she was a kid and fervently celebrates Colombian Diversity. “Everywhere you go, the environment is going to be different” says.
She claims that Colombia is the most colorful country in the world, and that’s one of the special things about Colombia you can find any single color here, in landscapes, in constructions, in art etc..
She became a guide because she considered it was one of the best ways to share the beauty of her country and the talent of its people to the world.
Patricia has been working as a guide since 2013 and she is fluent in Spanish and English.
This young Guide was born in Boogtá, in the early nineties and has been a tour guide since 2013. He is Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
It didn’t take Fabian a long time to realize the Diversity in his country, he tells us that just traveling from Bogotá to Medellín, cities about 260 miles away from each other, every single person is very different.
He claims that in Colombia they have the influence of so many different cultures (Afro-Colombians, Criollos, Romas, Sephardic Jews, Germanics…), and that you can see their influence in everything, the food, the music and dances, the architecture…
He tells us that people coming to colombia these days, will get a more authentic vision of the country and its people, since they are much more open and willing to share their country.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.