I spent the next 5 days in Bogotá and then headed to Lima, Peru.
I don’t remember much during the last days in Bogota. Just for a tour with a guide and getting to know a young Korean and then also an Englishman, Miky. But about these two later.
Free guided tour of Bogotá
Bogotá is the capital and largest city of Colombia, located in the foothills of the Andes at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level. It gets pretty cold here. It is a city full of contrasts, where history, culture, art and modernity mix. Bogotá also has a rich offer of tourist attractions.
One of the best ways to discover Bogotá is to go on a free guided city tour. These tours are organized by different companies and offer different itineraries and themes. For example, you can visit the historic center of La Candelaria, where you will see colonial architecture, the Plaza de Bolívar, the Primada de Bogotá Cathedral and the National Capitol. Or you can learn about history, war and peace in Colombia and the political issues of the capital. If you like art and culture, you can see interesting graffiti in the streets of Bogotá.
A free guided city tour is a great way to get to know Bogotá and its life. The guides are professional, passionate and knowledgeable about the city. The tour usually lasts 2-4 hours and is based on voluntary tips. So it is up to you how much you pay for the tour according to your satisfaction. There are people who leave halfway through and pay nothing. The guides don’t make a big deal out of it. It is recommended to book a place in advance online or to arrive at the meeting place at the appointed time. Just google: “free walking tours Bogota” and choose. By the way, it also works for Prague and other big cities.
A free guided city tour is definitely a great way to learn a lot about a given city. Not only did I learn a lot of interesting information about the city and its history, but I also met other travelers from different countries and enjoyed a great atmosphere. If you are planning to visit Bogotá, give it a try too!
If you want to see more of Bogotá, you can also try other types of tours, such as cycling, visiting the Monserrate hill or the City tour completo en Bogota, which will give you a wider perspective of Bogotá. Take a look at my 1. a story from Bogotá.