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Basic City Tour provided by Explora Bogota Day Tours and Activities

Basic City Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–6 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–6 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience Bogotá’s most unique attractions. This tour highlights the culture of Bogotá from its pre-Hispanic goldworking to its colonial old town and Botero’s 20th century art. Come to enjoy with us in a totally relaxed atmosphera. No rushes, time for coffee and snacks or lunch. Feel free to choose wich attractions add or skip. Our personal will be happy to fullfill your expectations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 161468P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Monserrate
  • Entry/Admission - Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Recogemos en cualquier hotel o locación dentro del perímetro urbano
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Monserrate
  • Entry/Admission - Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Recogemos en cualquier hotel o locación dentro del perímetro urbano
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mount Monserrate
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Barrio La Candelaria
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Plaza de Bolivar de Bogota
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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34cacao
1 contribution
Jan. 2020
Edgar was a perfect tour guide who shared with us so much about the city. We could visit the major highlights of the city as well as what we asked additionally in one day which was very productive. Rated as very good not excellent is because the information given initially on the website was different from what the tour was actually was. It was 8hour tour instead of 4, we spent more than 20mins at Museo de Oro etc. It wasn't a big deal and again the tour was amazing but it would've been improved.
Written 22 January 2020
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brian m
Cape Coral, FL8 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Well worth it. Edgar was an excellent tour guide. Exceeded the three hours. Be sure to stop at his favorite empanada place!
Written 1 January 2020
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blueskycolombia
Hi Doctor ! Thanks for risking yourselves and taking our services and also for writing such a nice review. I wish you a happy 2020.
Written 2 January 2020
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Isabelllag
Antananarivo, Madagascar2 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Solo
The tour was amazing. I had a chance to explore the most famous spots in Bogota and experience the rich culture. Edgard is very knowledgeable and I also learn so much with him. He is easy going, friendly and try to accommodate your needs and ideas. He speaks a lot of different languages which is a plus. Gracias !
Written 4 September 2019
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Hi, Isabella thanks for taking the time to visit our city and to write this kind review. We are glad you liked the experience.
Written 6 September 2019
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Jillian T
Connecticut20 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Touring Bogota and the surrounding towns with Edgar is a must for any traveler. Edgar not only is full of knowledge and wisdom (in addition to speaking multiple languages!), but he is well-traveled and flexible, and works with you and your companions to deliver the best of Bogota in your time with him. We were able to explore Bogota and Zipaquira with Edgar, and he was gracious enough to assist us in a trip to Andres Carnes in Chia. Edgar is beyond professional and friendly, and his love for his country is evident. The quality of our time spent with him over the course of our two days in the city was exceptional!
Written 16 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Jill. I hope you and Andrew are well.Thanks a lot for your visit and kindly comment. We just try to do our best for our guests. I wish to see you again, may be here, could be there...
Written 17 May 2018
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Christine B
San Mateo, CA19 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Friends
My friend and I were in Bogota last week and we had set up a City/Salt Cathedral Tour with Edgar a few months in advance. We were so pleased with our tour, but we especially clicked well with Edgar. He's very knowledgeable about his country (and South American in general) and he loves answering questions about it. He's also just a good person, very sweet. He definitely took care of us. Contact him about a tour when you're in Bogota, you won't be disappointed!!
Written 28 July 2016
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Reldim
Atlanta, GA108 contributions
Jun. 2016 • Friends
Just finished two days with Edgar and Explora Bogota and had a wonderful time. Edgar doesn't just take you to the different sites, his colorful explanations truly immerse you in the culture. He had so many stories to share, and great advice for us to make our stay in Bogota the best it could be.

Bogota gets a bad wrap in the press but I have to say it was safe, clean and the people warm and friendly. We are so glad Edgar was able to show us his amazing city and I can personally vouch for the quality of his tours. By the way, be sure to add the Salt Cathedral to your list. It is a bit of a distance but truly a wonder and not to be missed.
Written 11 June 2016
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Dawne71
Houston, TX76 contributions
Apr. 2016 • Couples
Edgar picked my husband and I up for a day tour of the Salt Cathedral and the city of Bogota. He was very knowledgeable and super accommodating. He went over and beyond to make sure we were happy and saw everything we wanted to see. I would highly recommend using him!
Written 9 May 2016
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erika650
Salt Lake City, UT2 contributions
Nov. 2015 • Friends
Explora Bogota is a wonderful way to experience some of Bogota's best sites. Edgar is an energetic, knowledgeable, funny, intelligent, and caring guide. He has great passion for life and for his country and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing Bogota through his eyes. The Salt Cathedral was unique and interesting and Montserrate gave us an amazing view of the city. Too bad we were there on Mondays when the Gold Museum was closed. I highly recommend Edgar and his team of tour guides!!
Written 7 December 2015
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Steve
Chicago, IL117 contributions
Nov. 2015 • Solo
I visited Bogota from November 2nd-5th and contacted Edgar a few days before (via email) to ask questions and schedule my full day tour for November 3rd. I was very impressed by the information he provided and his prompt responses. He gave me great tour recommendations and I decided to go with the Salt Cathedral and Bogota city tour with pick-up at 9am from my hotel.

Edgar came to my hotel promptly at 9am and we were on our way to visit the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira. Edgar was extremely personable and has an excellent command of English (in addition to Spanish, German, and Portuguese). As we traveled, he answered numerous questions and pointed out various landmarks throughout the countryside so I could take pictures as we passed.

At the Salt Cathedral, it was great to have a personal guide. Edgar's knowledge of the history and geology of the salt mine was very informative and his ability to explain each artistic station was insightful. He even gave me excellent photography suggestions and his rapport with the staff gained me a WiFi connection 600ft underground so that I could upload pictures and post to social media. Afterwards, we took a quick tour of Zipaquira before driving back to Bogota.

In Bogota, we took a driving tour through various neighborhoods of the city as we made our way to Cerro de Monserrat. In a city of nearly 9 million people, with countless roads, and insane traffic, Edgar definitely knows his way around. The entire time, Edgar presented historical facts about each area and allowed me to take plenty of pictures of the beautiful architecture, art, and people throughout the bustling city.

Edgar secured our mountain trolley transportation at Cerro de Monserrat and we made our way up the mountain. The views of Bogota were spectacular as we ascended and the modern city shrunk below us. The entire area was gorgeous and I appreciated the historical context Edgar provided. We ended our Monserrat tour with a delicious late lunch overlooking the city at the well regarded Casa San Isidro.

After a full day, Edgar dropped me off at my hotel around 6pm. I explained that I had such an amazing day and greatly appreciated his services. He told me that the next day was his day off, but if I wanted, he would be willing to take me for a walking tour in the city. I eagerly accepted and we agreed to meet at the Gold Museum at 2pm.

The next day, Edgar and I met as agreed and proceeded with the Gold Museum Tour. His comprehension regarding the history, artifacts, and implementations of ancient rites were very enlightening and a few stragglers couldn't resist following my personal tour. From there, we walked through the city streets through parks and colleges to tour Bolivar Square, where we witnessed a military parade, and then to the Presidential Palace. Afterwards, we walked to several museums, including the Botero Museum. Every aspect of the day was filled with wonderful Colombian culture and amazing photo opportunities. The tour ended with Edgar dropping me off at my hotel.

I am so glad that I researched tour companies and went with Edgar. In all of my travels (US and abroad), I have never met someone so personable, respectable, knowledgeable, articulate, worldly, connected, and generous. This man knows everyone and was highly regarded by people everywhere we went. I felt completely safe and genuinely had an amazing time. Not only did I have a phenomenal guide, but I made a friend for life. Edgar, you got my number whenever you visit Chicago and I'll look forward to catching up with you when I come back next year. Thank you, Brother!
Written 2 December 2015
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Krissy E
Hanoi, Vietnam16 contributions
Nov. 2015 • Friends
My friend and I traveled to Bogota and only had about 8 hours to see the city. I sent an e-mail with specific requests for hotel pickup, Full day city tour, and drop off at the airport. Communication was great via e-mail. Edgar was our guide for the day. He was very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor.
Our guide had a great day planned for us, including driving in a private car through various neighborhoods with commentary, a visit to Monserrate on the funicular, Gold Museum, walking tour of La Candelaria, Museo de Botero, Plaza de Bolivar, etc. The tours are very flexible and customizable, so if you have specific interests, let them know. We are foodies, so we ended up visiting a few of the best cafes and restaurants to try hot chocolate, tamales, pastries, and ajiaco (delicious soup). We highly recommend Explora Day Tours and hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did!
Written 1 December 2015
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By: Explora Bogota Day Tours and Activities
dairda
dairda
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Best travel company in Colombia
My husband and I have nothing, but the best to say about Edgar and his team. When we arrived in Bogotá, it was stre
travelfan5555
travelfan5555
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Excellent overview of Bogota in one short day
Thanks to a very nice, knowledgeable guide (Edgar) I got a chance to make the best of my one short full day in Bogo
EyalR37
EyalR37
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Great Tour, Great Value
I am so glad I got to have this tour with Edgar. Edgar is a veteran guide with great knowledge and ability to bring
Lobsterfearme
Lobsterfearme
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Outstanding
We only had a few days in Bogota and Explora Bogota Day tours was recommended to me. My wife checks the ratings on
Iteachstuff
Iteachstuff
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Best layover. Ever.
I would do this tour again. When I return I will book other tours with them as well. I convinced my friend to spe
funtotravel2015
funtotravel2015
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EDGAR IS THE BEST
If you are thinking of booking a tour while in Bogota, do it and do it with Edgar! We were in Bogota at the end of
LeonardROSM
LeonardROSM
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Best choice
I found this guide here and wow.. The day I had with Edgar was one of the best ever.. So look no further if you wan
Jonathan W
Jonathan W
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Amazing Tour
I had a long layover from Brazil back to the states and I reached out to Edgar for a five hour city tour. The tour
Sepelaa
Sepelaa
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Edgar is your man
I had only a couple of hours to discover the heart of Bogotà, and I reached out to Edgar through this very page on
cgsantucci
cgsantucci
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Wonderful layover tour of Bogota
My fiance and I had a 10 hour layover in Bogota en route to Peru so we contacted Edgar and arranged a tour of the c
Nanthini S
Nanthini S
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Awesome - highly recommend
Edga and Carlos were excellent - we did the full day Bogota tour and the Salt Cathedral tour. Both were excellent -
Hoottooh
Hoottooh
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Awesome Tour
Edgar is a true gem! He gave 100% to making my tour enlightening and fun. He was prompt and courteous and very
vic_levy
vic_levy
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Just must do
Edgar was absolutely reliable and charming. He met us at Bogota airport when we had a few spare hours between fligh
Lars S
Lars S
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Salt Cathedral & city Tour
First of all apologize Edgar for this late review you should have deserved it much earlier. A) 3 mails and puncuta
Cryptonita
Cryptonita
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Nice overlook
It is a great place to overlook the city of Bogotá, it has an amazing church and some hand made stuff in the path.
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