Tips to Visit Bogota

Being a tourist in a place you visit for the first time can be a little overwhelming at first. For that reason, and to make your life easier, here we give you a series of our best tips so that your trip to Bogota becomes an effortless experience of everything you ever dreamed.
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General information
  • Department: Cundinamarca
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • President of the Republic: Ivan Duque Marquez
  • Official Currency: Colombian Peso
  • Code for Calls: +57 1
Some advice
  1. Colombia does not ask you for a visa to enter the country.
  2. When you arrive to Bogota, locate your hotel and the central points that will serve as a reference in the city. Also recognize the main roads, restaurants, shopping centers and public transport near your location.
  3. Bogota is an economic city. According to your needs and preferences you can find a wide range of prices you have to choose from.
  4. The main public transport in Bogota is Transmilenio. You can use it to move around the city bybuying a card at the station and charging it with the number of trips you will use. Everytime you exit a transmilenio station your “trip” will end and you will have to pay a new trip to get into the stations again.
  5. If what you are looking for is a specific tour of the touristic places of Bogota and to know by the hand of a bilingual guide the whole history of the city, we recommend that you visit our Tours in Bogota section. You will not want to miss them!
  6. Security in Bogota has improved a lot in the past few years. However, it is important that you are careful, that you carry with you the cash that is strictly necessary, that you try to walk on busy roads during the night time and that you do not have any valuable objects in sight. No person, police officer or public official has the right to ask for your passport or documentation in the street, nor ask you to accompany him or her anywhere.
We hope that these tips can be of great help when visiting this beautiful city and make this trip an unforgettable one.
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Our top tours in Bogotá and surroundings

In our portfolio of services, you can find everything from historical and cultural patrimony tours, running through the most interesting districts of Bogota, to nature getaways for you to discover the wildlife hidden by the cosmopolitan city. At Hansa Tours we offer a wide range of experiences designed for you to explore each destination according to your interests.

Learn how this place became one of the most representative ones in the city and how its history goes back to pre-Hispanic times.

Duration:
From 3 to 8 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
1
Tip:
Changeful Weather
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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Zipaquirá is a town known internationally for having one of the most visited tourist wonders of all Colombia, it is a majestic salt mine that is 180 meters (590 feet) underground.

Duration:
From 4 to 9 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
4
Tip:
Comfortable Clothes
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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Located among the imposing mountains of the Andes, Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, is a cosmopolitan city, full of secrets and stories to be discovered.

To walk through the cobbled streets of downtown Bogotá is to be a spectator of a space where architecture, art and culture come together to tell the story of the place where the city was born.

Duration:
From 3 to 6 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
1
Tip:
Travel Light
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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The Legend of El Dorado recounts a precolonial time when the indigenous Muisca priests submerged themselves in the sacred lake of Guatavita. Covered in gold dust, they conducted sacred ceremonies to pay tribute to the spirit of the water with gold artifacts forged and hammered by their most skilled artisans. The gold, however, was coveted by the Spanish conquistadors and subsequent gold seekers who attempted to steal the valuable pieces by different means.

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the city's roads, until you reach Guatavita, a beautiful town of colonial architecture located next to the Tominé dam.

Duration:
From 5 to 9 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
4
Tip:
2 hrs Walking
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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Graffiti is one of the oldest arts to express feelings or establish a political statement in the form of murals or words.

Duration:
3 & 5 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
2
Tip:
Comfortable Shoes
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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During our food tour, dare to discover all the amazing flavors that are kept in the “gastronomical” neighborhoods of the capital such as La Macarena, La Candelaria, and Usaquén. Led by an expert bilingual guide you will find a wide variety of dishes that speak, among others, from the Andean, Pacific, Caribbean regions, that speak of the fresh fruits, local products, their typical preparations, and all the nuances that the homegrown Colombian coffee has to offer.

Duration:
4-6 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
1
Tip:
Comfortable Shoes
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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For those looking for an unforgettable experience in Bogota, a day of immersion in the culture and customs of Bogota is the perfect way to give them a unique vision of our city.

Duration:
5 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
2
Tip:
Comfortable Clothes
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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On this tour, we will visit a famous coffee plantation in Cundinamarca. Here they grow various exotic types of special coffee from around the world and have recently exported their product.

Duration:
10 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
3
Tip:
Comfortable Clothes
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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The botanical garden is a world full of color and nature, with an area of 19 hectares. Its name honors the memory of José Celestino Mutis Sage, director of the Botanical Expedition.

Duration:
3 to 4 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
1
Tip:
Changeful Weather
*Price per person for 2 pax tour. Discounts apply for more people.
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