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Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience)

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Make the most of your Bogotá layover on this sightseeing tour of the city, modified to fit your flight schedule and accompanied by private guide. Have a chance to experience some of the Colombian capital’s top sights, including the historic La Candelaria neighborhood, the Botero Museum, Monserrate Sanctuary, a Colombian shopping mall or lunch at an authentic local restaurant. You choose the places to visit based on your interests and connecting flight times. Your tour also includes round-trip transportation to and from the airport, plus all entrance fees.
  • Private city sightseeing tour of Bogotá from El Dorado International Airport
  • See top Colombian landmarks while in between destinations
  • Head to the Botero Museum or go shopping at the mall (if option selected)
  • Round-trip airport transfer included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour is a great way to sneak a bit of sightseeing into your layover. It's flexible to your schedule, and if your luggage isn't checked all the way through to your next destination, your guide helps you check it at the airport.
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Airport pick-up and drop-off
Knowledgeable guide in the language of your preference
Entry tickets to attractions defined with the tour operator
Depending on the customization, interest points may vary.
Optional tips and gratuities
Food and drinks
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Aeropuerto El Dorado, Bogota, Colombia

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4-Hour Bogota Layover
10/1/2020 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
6-Hour Bogota Layover
7/1/2018 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get a quick taste of the culture, history, and key landmarks of Bogotá during your next layover on this easily customizable sightseeing tour from the airport. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out this fascinating city while in transit to other destinations.

Your tour might look something like this: Start with pickup by your guide at El Dorado International, proceeding on to the charming neighborhood of La Candelaria. This atmospheric area features a unique mixture of Spanish Colonial and baroque architectural styles, allowing the perfect opportunity for wandering among its many shops, houses and churches. 

From there, head with your guide to Bogotá’s Plaza de Bolívar, home to many of the city’s most important landmarks, including the Colombia’s Presidential Palace (the Casa de Nariño) along with the Prime Cathedral, National Capitol, Casa 20 de Julio and the Liebano Palace, which is the office for the city mayor.

Your day then continues with lunch at an authentic Colombian restaurant and a visit to the mountaintop sanctuary of Monserrate. If there’s additional time, check out the Botero Museum, home to the works of Colombia’s most famous artist, Francisco Botero, as well as several pieces by Monet and Picasso. Depending on the option selected, your guide brings you to a local mall for a chance to do some souvenir hunting. If you choose the full-day option you have the opportunity to visit also the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral before returning you to the airport.

Finish your journey with a return trip to El Dorado airport to catch your connecting flight.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mount Monserrate
Even if you are just visiting Bogotá for a few hours, you can make the most of your stay with our tour. This experience is designed for everyone who has a layover in Bogotá and doesn’t want to miss the chance of discovering the Andean capital. After picking you up at the airport, you’ll head to Monserrate Sanctuary, located within the imposing eastern hills of the city at an altitude of 3150MASL. Ascending to the top of the mountain by cable car, you’ll reach the most notorious pilgrimage point of the city with an incredible view of the capital. This is a great spot to make a historical and spatial contextualization of the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Barrio La Candelaria
Following this experience, you’ll head down to wander through the picturesque cobblestone streets of La Candelaria.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
This includes a visit to the famous Botero Museum, which holds the works of this eccentric artist who has become the icon of Colombian contemporary art. Afterward, you’ll stop at Chorro de Quevedo to appreciate the diverse contrasts that the historical center offers and learn more about Bogotá's history.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Plaza de Bolivar
After the walking tour in La Candelaria, you will reach Plaza de Bolívar; The main square of the city. It is surrounded by administrative and governmental buildings that have been icons of several historical processes that you will know through your guide. Depending on your time schedule, you’ll have the opportunity to shop around at the local handicraft market and buy a unique souvenir to remember your stay. At the end of the tour, you’ll be taken back to the airport in time for your flight.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The driver won't wait more than 2 hours at the airport after the airplane has landed
  • The activities depends on the time customers have before their flight
  • This experience can be enjoyed starting between 5:00 AM and 4:00 PM (latest starting time)
  • For the 6-hour option: We suggest choosing up to 4 sights to visit or activities to do in your 6 hour time, bearing in mind the time of day you wish to take the tour. Please email us your suggestions ahead of time to define your itinerary.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • For the 4-hour option: We suggest choosing up to 3 sights to visit or activities to do in your 6 hour time, bearing in mind the time of day you wish to take the tour. Please email us your suggestions ahead of time to define your itinerary.
  • If we don't receive your suggestions ahead of time, we will design the best sights for you to visit depending on your group size, interests, day of week, and time of day.
  • Please note that The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and The Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays; we can change it for another museum depending on your group's interests.
  • Monserrate is very busy on Sundays and during religious festivities, so it may take more than usual (1 hour) to visit.
  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you write to confirm your reservation.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour order may be modified due to weather conditions.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Impulse Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience)?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience)?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience).

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be ready for horrendous traffic nearly everywhere, and expect less time at tourist sites as the result." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour for a quick layover tour." See review

Reviews

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Bogota in Transit
McDougal
, Feb 2020
excellent Guide and tour. Plane was late but Guide was waiting almost 2 hours. Tour was excellent but had to cut the tour short to get back to the airport to connect with my flight
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a stop in Bogata, between flights
Halte
, Feb 2020
Flight was delayed almost 2 hours and thankfully, the Guide was at his appointed pick up point. He was excellent. Thank you,
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi There! Thanks for sharing your comments regarding your layover experience in Bogotá. I'm glad to know that you could be able to take advantage of time and saw the main sights in Bogotá. Hope you come back and stay in Colombia to discover more about our country. Kind regards, Valeria
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Monserrate visit on 6 hour layover
kwhala
, Feb 2020
Maria was a great tour leader. She was very attentive and friendly! The only complaint is that the directions to the meeting place was confusing. Not speaking the language well, took an hour to find the meeting place because there are more than 1 OMA coffee shops.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Karen, Thanks for taking your time to share your comments and feedback regarding your Layover tour. I'm glad that your tour guide María Fernanda had been helpful. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding, but we always clarify that OMA coffee shop is located in the first floor of the Airport. Is pretty easy to find since is very close to the international arrivals gates. Hope to be your host in your next time in Colombia. Kind regards, Valeria
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Tour was satisfactory
darcymccormack
, Sep 2019
The guide did his best, but the time was limited due to airline delay into Bogota. Overall the tour was average considering the circumstances.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi Darcy, Thanks for taking your time to write your comments regarding your experience in Bogotá. I'm sorry that your flight was delay and you couldn't be able to see everyhting due to the time. Unfortunately, this is something that is not under our control, but we always do an effort to give the best service and experiences even when time is limited. Hope you came back to discover more about Colombia! Kind regards, Valeria
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star-5
Good tour and a great tour guide!
Stephanie M
, Jan 2019
City of Bogota is really rich in culture and have very nice people. Our tour guide is Jorge and he is very personable and knowledgeable about the city. We definitely recommend this tour.
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OUTSTANDING GUIDE, FELIPE, and...
Harvey H
, Mar 2018
OUTSTANDING GUIDE, FELIPE, and DRIVER, ANDRES! Very safe, personalized, entertaining and informative! Right on time. XLNT restaurant for lunch: very funky decor, clean, and with outstanding foods, happy staff interactions with us, and good Inca style live music. The Salt Cathedral is amazing, and definitely packed with the religious fervor of the artists. Be ready for horrendous traffic nearly everywhere, and expect less time at tourist sites as the result. Want to return to Columbia, as a consequence of the Viator experience! PROFESSIONAL IN ALL REGARDS, from scheduling through completion. 5 Stars! PS: we are very experienced world travelers.
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The tour guide was excellent. He...
johnyung27
, Dec 2017
The tour guide was excellent. He picked us up from the airport and took us to various sites. We visited a local market and tried local seasonal fruit. Then he took us up the cable car to Monserrate Santuary. Afterwards he took us to the Gold Museum and to try fresh brew Colombia coffee. Then we walked around Bolivar Square. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He was very professional and got us back to the airport in time to catch our flight home. I would recommend this tour for a quick layover tour.
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We were met on time at the airport...
Barclay H
, Oct 2017
We were met on time at the airport by our guide and toured the city in newer vehicles. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his city. We really got a good flavor of Bogota and are inspired to return there for an extended stay sometime. The only downer was that, being a Canadian citizen, we had to pay a stiff entry tax even for the short few hours we were visiting.
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This private sightseeing tour was an...
Elizabeth W
, Sep 2017
This private sightseeing tour was an exceptional way to learn about Bogota. My past experiences have been as an independent traveler, but I wanted to see the city in a compressed time period, and not worry about making my flight. The guide and driver were kind and relatable, the food and drink experiences were unique and lovely, the cultural stops were engaging. I liked how the tour could be customized based on the travelers' activity levels. I really wanted to get some walking in so I could sleep on my overnight flight and it was easy to do. To me, taking such a tour seemed a little bougie, but it really allowed me to access places and experiences that I wouldn't have found easily on my own. Colombia surprised me pleasantly and I can't wait to return!
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Luis was super professional and...
Su
, Sep 2017
Luis was super professional and knowledgeable on the tour. He was made us feel so comfortable and intrigued with the history of Colombia/Bogota! There is so much to know about this beautiful city and country. The only thing to watch out for is depending on your connection time, I would save at least 2 hours to account for travel and clear long security/immigration lines to avoid stress, i.e. if you have a 6 hour layover, do a 4-hour layover tour, we had 7 hour lay-over and booked a 6-hour tour, we were glad that Luis was able to cram in so much when we told him that we need to shorten our trip!
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