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La Candelaria (Historic Old Town) Tours and Tickets

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The graceful and carefully planned Spanish colonial city center, known as La Candelaria, is the oldest part of Bogotá, Colombia. Now a vibrant hub of activity for young artists, bohemian university students, and hip indie businesses, La Candelaria centers on Plazuela del Chorro del Quevedo, the spot where the city was founded in 1537.

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From Carrera 4 to the Carrera 10 y and from Calle 4 to Calle 22, Bogotá, Cundinamarca
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La Candelaria, Optional Monserrate and Optional Gold Museum Bogotá City Tour

La Candelaria, Optional Monserrate and Optional Gold Museum Bogotá City Tour

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This Bogota city tour offers much more than an in-depth overview of the city. Pick up tickets to museums, sample local fruits and food specialties, and learn first-hand about Colombia’s economy through a coffee tasting—all in between checking out top landmarks with your guide. This tour packs in the value even more with a round-trip ticket to the popular Monserrate funicular if option is selected. You’ll be able to choose between a 7-hour tour including Monserrate, Gold Museum and Botero Museum, or a 5-hour tour which includes only Monserrate or museums. Join us!
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.00
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US$71.00
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Bogota Private City Tour Visiting Gold & Botero Museums, Old Town & Monserrate

Bogota Private City Tour Visiting Gold & Botero Museums, Old Town & Monserrate

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Explore the highlights of Bogotá with a local guide by your side on this private tour of the Colombian capital. The main points of interest include a trip by cable car or funicular up the hill of Monserrate, a walk through the La Candelaria neighborhood and the opportunity to take a look at the art in the Botero Museum of the Bank of the Republic and the treasures of the Museum del Oro, all in one day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience)

Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience)

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

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Get an in-depth insight in Bogotá's oldest and most eclectic district on this guided tour of La Candelaria. Your guide points out some of the most interesting street art as you walk to a chicha bar to learn about the local alcoholic beverage, then you head to a local market to taste of some of the nation’s unique fruits. Also visit cafés for insight into Colombian coffee and to the Plaza del Rosario and Plaza Simón Bolivar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.00
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US$12.00

Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira The First Wonder of Colombia and City Tour in Bogota

Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira The First Wonder of Colombia and City Tour in Bogota

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Don’t let limited time in Colombia’s capital city stop you ticking off its top attractions—discover popular city sights plus the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal) on a private tour that allows you to set the pace. You’ll save time as you travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and receive undivided attention from your guide as you hear historical and cultural information you’re unlikely to find in the guide book
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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US$90.00
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Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

Graffiti Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

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Vibrant and exciting, Bogota's street art scene can't be missed. This street art tour makes sure you don't overlook a thing as your guide takes you to some of the city's essential murals in the La Candelaria urban art district. Learn about the history of Bogota and get a local perspective on its culture as you go.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.00
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US$12.00

Layover Bogotá Private Tour + Transfer in & Out (4 Hrs.)

Layover Bogotá Private Tour + Transfer in & Out (4 Hrs.)

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With even a short layover in Bogotá, you can explore artistic graffiti, local markets, or historic landmarks, then head to the summit of Monserrate for sweeping views across the city. Make the most of a Bogotá layover with a fully flexible, private tour that’s customized to your interests and schedule, and ensures that you’ll arrive back at the airport in time for your departing flight.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.00
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US$119.00
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Biking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

Biking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

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Explore Bogota by bike on this comprehensive tour. Start in the heart of downtown and visit the Bolivar and Santader Plazas to learn about Colombian history. Bike down Seventh Avenue and head to Independence Park and National Park to get a sense of contemporary culture in Bogota. Continue on Parkway Street, an important artistic area, before returning to Chorro de Quevedo.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.00
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US$12.00

Bogota Full-Day City Tour • Premium Private Tour

Bogota Full-Day City Tour • Premium Private Tour

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Discover Colombia’s vibrant capital on a full-day, private tour of Bogotá that goes from the heights of Mount Monserrate to the city’s museums, colorful neighborhoods, and gracious parks. Exploring Bogotá in the comfort and safety of a private vehicle means you can cover even more ground in limited time—without searching for a long series of taxis—then leave the car behind for walking tours of Bogotá's top destinations.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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US$95.00
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Exclusive Emerald Tour in Bogota

Exclusive Emerald Tour in Bogota

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Learn about the dazzling gems of Colombia with this exclusive emerald tour. Visit the emerald trade market and find out how to identify an authentic stone. Explore the market and purchase a souvenir if you wish. Take in panoramic views of Bogota from the Avianca building, visit the International Emerald Museum, and enjoy a cup of Colombian coffee.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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US$59.00
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Bogota Gastronomic Walking Tour: a journey through Colombian traditional flavors

Bogota Gastronomic Walking Tour: a journey through Colombian traditional flavors

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Savor the gastronomic delights of Bogotá on this small-group food tour of Colombia’s culinary capital. Discover the country’s artisanal food traditions at Pastelería Florida, a famous bakery, then get lost in a labyrinth of delicious street food on the famous Septimazo avenue. You’ll also have a chance to sample regional culinary delights at Paloquemao, one of Colombia’s largest markets. This intimate food tour is limited to just 15 total participants and includes round-trip transportation from hotels in Bogotá.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.00
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US$66.00
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Biking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá + Private Transport Included

Biking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá + Private Transport Included

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The best way to see a city is from above. The best way to feel a city is on a bike. As a cultural center since pre-Columbian times with an emerging art scene backdropped by beautiful architecture, Bogata is a treat to explore on two wheels. With so much history packed into its labyrinth of vibrant streets, a local guide to lead you safely through is crucial to discovering all this Andean city has to offer.       
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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US$49.00
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Layover / transit customized tour with locals (airport pickup)

Layover / transit customized tour with locals (airport pickup)

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Make the most of your layover in Bogotá by booking a private tour of the city. Your driver will pick you up at the airport and take you around the city, with the opportunity to visit places of interest such as the Gold Museum and Monserrate. You can even stop for lunch, included in the tour price, before heading back to the airport for your flight.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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US$100.00
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Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

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The best way of really knowing a place’s culture and customs is by trying its food. Complete your trip in Bogota with this 3-hour tour around its downtown and taste tons of new and delicious flavors of our joyful and rich cuisine. Chocolate, arepas, obleas, almojabanas, coffee and more. Let our guide take you to the best sites, where locals will offer their best for you to try and enjoy. A gastronomic experience to remember. • 3-hour downtown tour along its important spots • A brief introduction to Colombia’s history through its gastronomy • Samples and samples of typical foods and drinks of the region (appetizers, desserts, finger foods, beverages) • An incredible chance to get in touch with locals and their stories • Memories full of senses about colors, smells and flavors of Colombia and its capital
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.00
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US$51.00
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Bogotá City tour 8 hours

Bogotá City tour 8 hours

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Our Bogota Full City tour is a great way to see the highlights of the city. You will see over 10 best attractions in Bogota where you will learn the social organization in Bogota, the customs of our region, important and interesting political stories. See from the colonial oldest area to the modern places in Bogota which both are now the business, party and food places of the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.36
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US$129.36
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Half-Day Tour Discovering Bogotá

Half-Day Tour Discovering Bogotá

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Combine a history-themed sightseeing trip to Bogotá’s Candelaria area with a trip to the Monastery at Monserrate on this half-day excursion. Check out highlights like the Botero Museum, La Quinta de Bolivar, the Gold Museum, and more. After an included lunch, you’ll take a cable car to the top of Monserrate to view the Colombian capital from above.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.00
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US$47.00
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La Candelaria, Mount Monserrate and Museo del Oro in One Day in Bogota

La Candelaria, Mount Monserrate and Museo del Oro in One Day in Bogota

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If you’ve got limited time in Bogota, get a comprehensive overview of Colombia’s capital on a full-day tour of La Candelaria (Historic Old Town), Mount Monserrate, and Museo del Oro (Gold Museum). In a small group limited to five people, you’ll explore the mountaintop neighborhood of Monserrate; admire landmarks such as Parque Santander and Plaza Bolivar in La Candelaria, the oldest part of the city; and admire glimmering exhibits at Museo del Oro (Gold Museum). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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US$95.00
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Bogota Layover City Tour • Premium Private Tour

Bogota Layover City Tour • Premium Private Tour

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Make the most of your layover in Bogota and explore the city’s main attractions on this private city tour. Tours include visits to the Monserrate Sanctuary, the Gold Museum, the Botero Museum, and much more. Learn about the history and culture of Bogota from your guide and capture memories of your whirlwind tour to remember for years to come.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107.00
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US$107.00
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Panoramic City Tour - Group tour and daily departure
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Panoramic City Tour - Group tour and daily departure

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Bogotá on a half-day tour of the Colombian capital. From a guide, you’ll receive an interesting overview of the city as you visit the verdant Simon Bolivar Park and the historical neighborhood of La Candelaria. Absorb the lively atmosphere of Zona G, an area replete with coffee shops and trendy bars, and admire gastronomic hotspots in Usaquén. Coffee samples and round-trip transport from your Bogotá hotel are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.00
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Experience the joy of Salsa. Have fun while learning

Experience the joy of Salsa. Have fun while learning

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let's enjoy the essence of salsa while we learn, the idea is to understand why people in Latin America dance; even when there are problems and much more in the joys; The Latin people dance. Get ready to learn and come with an open mind. the salsa is not in the blood the sauce is in our hearts.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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Bogotá Street Food Tour

Bogotá Street Food Tour

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Our Bogotá Street Food Tour takes you through the La Candelaria neighborhood, the beating heart of Colombia's capitol city. This vibrant, colorful, and fascinating neighborhood gives you the best of what Bogotá has to offer - culture, food and fun! Join our intimate adventure that allows you to interact on a personal level with locals as we take a deep dive into the history, culture and cuisine of Colombia. You'll experience traditional treats such as tamales and arepas, as well as the unique Colombian flavors of ajiaco, chocolate santafereño, and chicha. We also explore a colorful neighborhood market and taste the exotic and mouthwatering fruits and fresh-squeezed tropical fruit juices. We have taken the time to find the tastiest examples of food and most fascinating stories of the people to ensure you get a true sense of Bogotá!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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Bogota City Pass: Access to over 20 Top Tours & Attractions

Bogota City Pass: Access to over 20 Top Tours & Attractions

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The Bogotá City Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 50% off admission to over 20 top tours and attractions including Cerro de Monserrate, Gold Museum, Salt Cathedral, Guatavita Lagoon, Coffee Farm, Emerald Worshop, La Candelaria and many more. The Bogota City Pass attractions you can select include: - Airport Pick up - Airport Drop off - Panoramic City tour (5 hours) - Gold Museum & Candelaria Tour (3.5 hours) - Night City tour with Monserrate & Andrés DC (5 hours) - Salt Cathedral tour (7 hours) - Guatavita Lagoon & Salt Cathedral Tour (10 hours) - Villa de Leyva Tour - Coffee Farm Tour (12 hours) - Coffee farm tour (7 hours) - Coffee Premium in Candelaria - Local cocktail - Bike tour in Candelaria - Lunch: Ajiaco Typical Food - Typical Juice - Emerald Workshop - Entrance Fee MUSA Museum - Entrance Fee Trajes Museum - Tapas Local Food - Discounts in souvenir shop
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  • 1 to 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
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US$120.00

Private Historical Bogotá Tour. Snacks, transportation, tickets, and guide.

Private Historical Bogotá Tour. Snacks, transportation, tickets, and guide.

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Delve into the rich history of Colombia’s capital on a half-day walking tour of Bogotá. Alongside a guide, you’ll stroll the cobbled streets of La Candelaria – the historical heart of Bogotá – and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of Plaza de Bolivar. Gain unique insight in Bogotá’s culture and heritage as you explore El Chorro de Quevedo downtown district and browse exhibits in XIX Centruy Museum and the Museum of July 20th. Round-trip transport from your Bogotá hotel is included on this tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

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When visiting Bogotá, if you don't get out to explore the surrounding countryside you're missing half the story and most of the views. Explore two prominent hills during this full-day tour partly done by horseback. Begin in Guadalupe to learn of Colombia's colonial past, then hop on your trusty steed and ride through the forest to Monserrate where a traditional lunch awaits. Return to the city via cable car.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$142.00
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US$142.00
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