BOGOTÁ CITY BREAK
BOGOTÁ CITY BREAK
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
4 Nights Bogotá
STARTING FROM $695 PER PERSON
- 5 Days in the "Athens of South America"
- Get to know the regions most up and coming city
- Bogota Walking City Tour
- Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
- 4 Nights Hotel
- Daily Buffet Breakfast
- English speaking Guides for all listed tours
- Roundtrip Transfers
- Hotel Taxes
DAY 1 - BOGOTÁ
Depart on your international flight to Bogota. Upon arrival, met and transferred to your hotel. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 - BOGOTÁ
Today, we will depart for Half Day Walking Tour Historical with visit to the Gold Museum. The tour will start in La Candelaria, Bogota’s heart and soul, from its humble beginnings this is the oldest part of the city and the Plaza Bolivar (Main Square) are high on any visitor’s agenda. The Square is the focal point of this historic part of the city. Surrounding the square are several important Colonial and Republican style buildings including the Palace of Justice and Colombian Congress. As you wander the streets of La Candelaria away from the main square, your English speaking guide will not only explain the history of Bogota but also the intricacies of current Colombian culture and daily life. There will be time for a refreshment stop in one of the cities coffee houses. After this short break you will head on to the Botero Museum. This is a permanent exhibition of works or art by Fernando Botero, Colombia’s most famous artist who’s "oversized” art is instantly recognisable. There are several rooms with displays of his work both on canvas and sculpture. The museum not only houses work by Botero but also other world famous artists such as Dali, Monet and Van Gogh. The next stop will be the Gold Museum. The Museum has one of the finest collections of Pre Hispanic gold in the world, with more than 35,000 pieces of pre-Colombian gold work in the collection. (Note: Gold Museum is closed on Mondays). Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3 - BOGOTÁ
This morning, we will depart for your half day tour of Zipaquira and the Salt Cathedral. For some this is a religious monument, others a celebration of engineering or maybe even an artistic masterpiece. For the beauty of its landscapes, the richness of its earth and the hidden jewel beneath the earth’s surface, Zipaquira is somewhat of a must during a stay in Bogotá.
Travelling north of the city, through countryside once occupied by the native Muisca Indians, Zipaquira is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Colombia and is mostly famous for its Cathedral carved underground in a still functioning salt mines just west of the town.
The subtle lighting pronounces the fourteen Stations of the Cross as you descend in to the mine, each station sculpted by a different artist. At the deepest point of the cathedral, 180 m below the earth’s surface, you encounter the nave and the north and south aisles dominated by the 16m high central cross. The illumination and execution of the work is a tribute to modern techniques and years of work from the miners and artists. Your guide will explain all about the cathedrals construction and how it and the mine still function in harmony. However you view this construction, you can’t fail to be impressed by its size and grandeur.
Around the central square of the town of Zipaquira the colonial buildings still hold their charm footed by brickwork paving and overlooked by the Cathedral Diocesana de San Antonio. Overnight at hotel; breakfast & lunch included.
DAY 4 - BOGOTÁ
Enjoy your day at leisure or speak to your travel planner about booking a tour or excursion either in Bogota or somewhere just outside. A visit to Monserrate Cathedral, food tour, cooking classes, city biking, salsa lessons? You name it, we've got it! Overnight at hotel; breakfast included.
DAY 5 - BOGOTÁ/FINAL DESTINATION
Following breakfast and check out, depart from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home.