Discover Bogota -CO – PAN08

4 Days

Overview

WELCOME TO BOGOTA!!
Bogotá palpitates to the rhythm of the most dynamic cities. Bogotá, formerly named Bacatá, capital of the Muisca people, is the ideal destination to enjoy this program designed to be delighted by the culture and the environment of the city and its surroundings.
Santa Fe de Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is also the geographical center of the country.

The city is located 2.640 meters (8500ft) above the sea level with an average temperature about 54° F. Bogota attractions of historical and cultural interest, largely belonging to the colonial era, are concentrated in downtown Historical Center. This rich heritage includes numerous churches, museums, houses, plazas and buildings of architectural and urban interest. By tradition, the branches of government of the Nation and the city have their headquarters there.

The new Salt Cathedral, opened in 1995, carved inside a salt mine, which makes it one of a kind in the world. The cathedral is located two hours from Bogota. The Salt Cathedral is a temple built inside the salt mines of Zipaquirá in the Sabana de Bogota. It is also a religious center. Roswell Garavito Pearl is the responsible for the architectural and artistic design of the new Salt Cathedral. Inside there is a rich art collection, especially salt and marble sculptures in an atmosphere of deep religious feeling which attracts pilgrims and tourists.

Itinerary

Arrival to Bogota. Reception and transfer to your hotel. No Meals.

Breakfast at your hotel. During the morning we will have a view of the city, visiting the Bolivar’s Square where the most important building of the city are, such as: the Cathedral, the Palace of Justice, the President house, the National Capitol, we will continue our journey through the Colonial District of La Candelaria and visit to the Gold Museum with it’s collection of 30.000 pre-colombian ornaments, after this visit we will continue to Bolivar’s Country House where the Liberator Simón Bolivar lived. Finally we will take a cable car to the top of Monserrate that lords over Bogota where we will admire a wonderful view of the city. (Duration of this tour 4 Hours aprox.)
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Bogota. Meals: B

Breakfast at your hotel.
We will meet you at your hotel to start a tour through the savannah of bogotá until arriving at the city of zipaquirá, whose name means ‘city of our father’ in the chibcha language. in those old underground galleries stands the salt cathedral of zipaquirá, 180 meters below the surface. there is a small chapel of the miners in homage to the virgin, our lady of the rosary of guasá (this word means ‘mine’ in chibcha). at the end of the visit we return to Bogota.
This tour is not recommended for the elderly or with mobility restrictions. Duration: approximately 4 hours. Rest of the day at leisure. Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Meals: B

Includes:

  • 3 Nights at the hotel of your choice in Bogota
  • Bogota Colonia City Tour
  • Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Tour
  • All transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport in Bogota
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transfers and baggage handling
  • Services of SLT local representative

MINIMUM TWO TO OPERATE

HOTELS USED OR SIMILAR:

3* GHL Style El Belvedre – Standard

4* Dann Carlton 103 – Standard

5* Bogota Plaza – Ejecutiva

OPTIONAL TOURS per person (2 pax minimun)

CITY TOUR WITHOUT MONSERRATE $78 per person
We will meet you at the hotel to take you on a tour around the historic center of the city. The first stop will be at Plaza de Bolivar to walk along the streets and take a close look of the most important buildings of the city, such as the National Capitol, which is the center of the country’s legislative life; Casa de los Comuneros; Casa de Nariño, which is the Presidential house; and the Santa Clara Church Museum. The tour includes a visit to the Gold Museum, which exhibits about 34,000 pieces of metalwork from various Hispanic cultures and a visit to the House Museum Quinta de Bolivar, the house belonged to Simon Bolivar. The journey ends at your hotel.
Note: Gold museum and Quinta de Bolivar closed on Mondays, instead we visit Museo de Botero and Museo Casa de la Moneda. Duration: About 3,5 hours.
Monday to Sunday Starts at 9:00 AM. The approximated length is 4 hours, the service is shared with other tourists.

VISIT TO THE DIVINO NIÑO’S SANCTUARY $120 per person
We will pick you up at the hotel to take you on your pilgrimage to visit the sanctuary of the Baby Jesus located in the neighborhood 20 de Julio in the south of Bogota. Since 1935 people have visited this church to worship the image of Baby Jesus and pray for their families. The Church is open to the public every day. Mass schedule: Monday to Friday (6:00 a.m. , 7:00 a.m. , 8:00 a.m. , 11:00 a.m. , 12:00 m, 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ); Saturdays and Sundays (without stopping, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ). Duration: About 4 hours. English speaking guide service.

CITY TOUR WITH MONSERRATE $180 per person
We will meet you at your hotel to go out to the historic center of Bogota, where you start a pedestrian walk through the Plaza de Bolivar and the nearby streets, where you can see buildings such as the National Capitol, center of the legislative life of the country; The House of the Comuneros; The House of Nariño, seat of the Presidency of the Republic and panoramic visit of the Church of Santa Clara. You will enter the Gold Museum, where there are about 34,000 pieces of goldwork from various pre-Hispanic cultures, and then you will go to the Quinta de Bolívar House Museum, where the Liberator Simón Bolívar lived. The route continues from the 2,600 meters above sea level of the city to 3,152 which is the sanctuary where the image of Lord Caido de Monserrate is venerated. From there you can see the best panorama of Bogota.
Note: The museum of gold and the House Museum of Quinta de Bolivar are closed on Mondays, so you can visit the Botero Museum and the Casa de la Moneda Museum.
Length: Approximately 05 hours. Operates from Monday to Saturday with departure at 09:00 hrs or at 14:00 hrs. Sundays are made on request as it is operationally difficult to visit the Sanctuary of Monserrate because of the number of parishioners who come to him this day.

VISIT TO THE NEMOCON SALT MINE $160 per person
We will meet you at your hotel to start a tour of the Bogota savannah to reach the town of Nemocón , a village with typical architecture colonial and quiet streets , visit the salt mine in this town where descending 80 meters underground appreciate the 28 mirrors brine in which the rock salt dissolved and produce an impressive optical effect , the stone of 1,300 kilos symbolizing the world and the salt crystal 1,600 kilos carved in the shape of heart by the Miguel Sanchez mining in the tour will see stalactites and stalagmites. At the end of the visit we return to Bogota.
Hours: Monday through Sunday 09:00 hours
Duration: Apx. 4 hours.

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