• Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Make the most of your Bogotá layover with 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
  • Venture into the historical neighborhood of La Candelaria
  • Head to the Botero Museum or go shopping at the mall (if option selected)
  • Lunch included, if option selected
  • Round-trip airport transfer included

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What You Can Expect

Bogotá Layover Private City Sightseeing Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transport

Bogota In-Transit City Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

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.
Start your tour 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 a choice between lunch at an authentic Colombian restaurant or 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 will bring you to a local mall for a chance to do some souvenir hunting. If you choose the 12 hour option you will 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.

Customer Reviews

Harvey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Barclay H Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Elizabeth W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was an incredible tour. Our guide,Luis was very informative, and was able to fit in most all major attractions within the time allocated. One of the best private tours we have taken.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Fabian was an amazing tour guide! He made it seem like we were just touring the city with a friend. He and #39;s also very knowledgeable about Bogota. We learned so much from him. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour. Everything went according to plan and got so much out of it! Thanks Fabian!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

I had a 10-hour lay-over flight in Bogota and wanted to get a quick taste of the city. This tour was perfect! My guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He she showed me the highlights of the city, which included a behind the scenes tour explaining how Colombian coffee is manufactured. I also had a traditional Colombian lunch which was excellent. At the end I had a few hours to visit places that I was interested in seeing, including the Museo de Oro. Highly recommend this tour!


Julie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

We only had a morning to see the city with a flight at 2 pm so we arranged this private site seeing tour with the guides picking us up at the hotel and dropping us at the airport in time for our flight. This worked so well. We were able to modify the day to get in what we could that interested us the most. Our guide took us to such interesting places. I would strongly suggest this tour to anyone who really wants to get a feel for Bogota on a layover or with a short time. We had been to a wedding the night before so were really tired and the guide took us to a very interesting place for coffee that really helped.

Hatajai L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was amazing with Ms. Patricia. She was very accomodating and thorough with the highlights of the city. Also she was very friendly and personable. We enjoyed ourselves greatly.

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