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Bogotá Small-Group Sightseeing Tour with Shopping at Zona Rosa
"Your small-group tour of Bogotá Colombia’s largest city begins with pickup from your hotel. Start your route at La Plazoleta del Chorro de Quevedo a public square where the capital was founded. Located in the historical city center the red brick plaza is bordered by colonial buildings and surrounded by shops and cafés.Then follow your guide on foot through the colonial neighborhood of La Candelaria where you will visit several landmarks. Museo Casa de la Moneda the Mint Museum
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Bogotá City Pass
"When booking select the 24- 48- or 72-hour Bogotá Pass and then pick up your pass in Bogotá to start your independent sightseeing adventure. Enjoy a variety of benefits including museum admission tours
From $50.00
 
Bike Tour of Bogotá
"Explore the capital of Colombia on this bike tour. Visit the sites of Bogota’s La Candelaria and San Diego neighborhoods in a fun and active way -- by bike!After pickup from your Bogotá hotel you’ll be transported to Plaza de San Diego where your bike tour begins. Venture off to the historic neighborhood of La Candelaria on your comfortable bike and learn the history of this neighborhood from your expert guide as you ride through the city. Visit Plaza de Bolívar (Bolivar Plaza) where you’ll see an impressive statue of the South American leader Simon Bolívar. Bike around to each of the plaza's landmarks including Capitolio Nacional (National Capitol) located on the southern end of the plaza
From $63.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Bogotá

ALWAYS CARRY A RELIABLE MOSQUITO REPELLANT

When travelling in these Equatorial areas make sure that you always are carrying and using a strong and reliable Mosquito and Insect repellant. Malaria is prevelant along with Dengue fever and by not...
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DennyP
Nov 09, 2011

walk with purpose

There's nothing wrong with exploring Bogota on foot and the last thing you want to do is to be afraid to enjoy a city that generally is quite safe. Of course, you should heed the warnings of locals...
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richiecdisc
Jul 28, 2010

Various

So, some pages on VT will say that the crime and dangers of Bogota are overblown, sensationalized and just not real. I would caution against this line of thinking, while agreeing that the city should...
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acemj
Dec 30, 2007

No manhole cover

It´s my pleasure to always include a photo of a hole in the street with no manhole, ever since I fell into one in Kashgar China. Bogota can be dangerous at night coming back from clubs. Just listen to...
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Wanderboy43
Jun 08, 2005

Watch your step!

There are lots sidewalks in Bogotá, and plenty of them have plenty of holes one to two feet deep in sidewalks. There was even one in the sidewalk right in front of the door to my friend's place. See...
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Ames24
Mar 07, 2003

Take care where you go

Don't go just anywhere in the city on your own or even with whom you're traveling. Be wise about where you choose to venture / have a connection(s) there if possible so have someone trustworthy with...
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Ames24
Dec 26, 2002
 
 
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Well... As with all major...

Well... As with all major cities in the world you should be careful on the street. DO NOT wear expensive jewlery at sight. Never, ever count money, specially Dollars, in public. Just take with you...
idrincon
Aug 26, 2002

O.K. we've all heard about the...

O.K. we've all heard about the problems in Colombia, but I must say that I experienced nothing untoward. However, don't wear flashy jewelry, don't carry a lot of cash--basically follow the same advice...
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Dina_CM
Aug 25, 2002

Santafé de Bogotá is not a...

Santafé de Bogotá is not a good city to explore if you have noone you know there and who stays with you! But for any experienced traveler it shouldn't be a problem. Just act like normal and TAKE...
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Ossi.P
Aug 24, 2002

Don't remain late at night in...

Don't remain late at night in solitary sites around all city, but places like the downtown, chapinero, and many others are populated sites even late at night.Like in most of south american countries...
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ca13
Aug 24, 2002

Read my intro paragraph for...

Read my intro paragraph for more of the latest, as of 8/10/01.It was told to me by nationals:a. leave diamond rings at home.b. do not attract attention to yourself, if American.c. Do not yell out in...
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saritas
Aug 24, 2002

Cats get hooked on television in Bogota

Limit the amount of TV which you allow your cat to watch...there is so much to do in Bogota, your cat will get hooked on television while you are out exploring.
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Valderamma
Nov 28, 2004

Cazuca, a poor neighborhood in...

Cazuca, a poor neighborhood in Bogota, receives a steady flow of families displaced from their homes in Colombia's countryside.
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AndreasK
Sep 07, 2002

Top Hotels in Bogotá

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Calle 114 No 6A - 02, Bogota, Colombia
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Calle 93 12 41-65, Parque de la 93, 11001
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Avenida El Dorado 69A 51, Bogota, Colombia
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Calle 70 / 6-22, Bogota, Colombia
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Avenida Calle 26 #92-32
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Top Things to Do in Bogotá

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Cerro de Monserrate

Everytime I travelled to Bogota my well meaning taxi drivers would encourage me to go and see the Monserrate Monastery on the top of the hill overhanging the city however my work schedule never...
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La Candelaria - Downtown

Downtown this is the clonial part of the city centre. Most buildings still preserve their original architecture. Going around Candelaria and its narrows street is also easy to find some pictorial...
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Gold Museum - Museo del Oro

The gold museum in Bogota is inside the Banco de la Republica. The exhibitions were renovated in 2008 and are now in a wider area. In this museum you will discover how metals, specially gold, were...
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Plaza Bolivar

I have visited Bogota three times in the last five years. I must always walk to the Plaza Bolivar and La Candelaria, the historic district. La Catedral is more impressive outside than inside, but the...
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National Museum

The Museo Nacional houses a fine collection of Colombian artifacts and though only in Spanish is easy enough to follow due to its chronological order with a few 1500 year old mummies thrown in for...
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Presidential Palace

I read that it might be a little tricky having pictures taken by the gate of the Presidential Palace, but I tried anyway. The guards were okay with it and just told me to do it quickly...they are...
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