46 Best Things to Do in Bogota (2020): What Travelers love

46 Best Things to Do in Bogota (2020): What Travelers love
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I wrote down a complete list of things to do in Bogota and around so that you can decide the length of your stay there.

Through this post, you will get insightful and practical information to decide what to do in Bogota. I put on the side all the useless stuff like visiting the commercial center or banal activities like eating an Ajiaco.

Use our post to create a fantastic itinerary to explore Bogota and its region.

Also, there is a bonus at the end of this post. I give you a list of things to do in Bogota for each day of the week. Don’t miss it. 😉

Must read: Our top-notch Bogota travel guide

Table of contents: Things to do in Bogota

  1. Entertainment
  2. Free walking tour
  3. Paid Cultural tours
  4. Hikes in Bogota
  5. Museums
  6. Natural wonders around Bogota
  7. Cultural day trips
  8. Fun outdoor activities
  9. Cute colonial towns
  10. Cool events during the week
  11. How to decide among all these places?
  12. Lay back while we plan your trip

Stop being stressed and ask us to plan your trip

What to do inside Bogota, Colombia

Let’s start this post with the best tip ever.

When visiting Bogota, the best thing to do is to take an umbrella. Indeed, it’s not unusual to get the 4 seasons in one single day.

Bogota is super stretched, and it’s NOT fun to move around – traffic jams, pollution, and so on. I recommend optimizing your days. It means that you should plan your daily activities.

Also, this why it’s important to pick carefully your district.

Entertainment in the capital

Things to do in Bogota

There are many interesting districts in Bogota. Don’t hesitate to venture outside of la Candelaria to enjoy the various atmospheres.

1# Go to a Language Exchange event to meet locals

Colombian woman Language Exchange
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Many Colombians can’t afford to travel abroad. They’re curious to meet foreigners and crave to improve their English (or French). The best events are Gringo Tuesday and Cafe Polyglot.

Where to meet locals (+)

  • Where: Gringo Tuesday (Zona Rosa) & Cafe Polyglot (Candelaria)
  • Duration: 1 – 3 hours
  • Price: Free
  • Tips: Gringo Tuesday is on Tuesday from 4 pm & Cafe Polyglot on Wednesday from 5 pm
  • Contact: Gringo Tuesday & Cafe Polyglot

2# Ciclovia: Bike freely in Bogota

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On Sunday, Bogotanos invade the city on their bike. It’s the exercise day of the week. Don’t hesitate to wander in parks if it’s a sunny day. Virrey Park or Simon Bolivar Park are both good options.

Where to ride your bike (+)

  • Where: There are more than 110 km of Ciclovia.
  • Duration: 7 am – 2 pm
  • Price: Free
  • Tips: On Sunday
  • Contact: Map here.

3# Flea market in Usaquen

Things to do in Bogota

USAQUEN BOGOTA
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Usaquen is a lovely colonial town that has been soaked up by Bogota. It’s pleasant to have a walk around this area, especially when there is the flea market. It’s only on Sunday.

When is the flea Market (+)

  • Where: In Usaquen, Carrera 5 Calle 120 | 40 min from Chapinero
  • Duration: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Price: Free
  • Tips: Only on Sunday. Head up the hill to the flea market.
  • Info: Here

4# Taste delicious craft beers

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National beers are very common in Colombia, but most of them are flavorless – as almost any national beers. Fortunately, various microbreweries pop up in the capital. Some of them are fantastic! Book a tour to find out these secret gems. This is a tasty activity to do in Bogotá.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Chapinero | 20 min from la Candelaria
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $$
  • Tips: It’s usually at the end of the afternoon.

We recommend: We loved to do it with these guys

5# Party in the Zona Rosa

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Travelers speak all the time about the nightlife in Medellin, but did you know that it’s even better in Bogota? You must head to the Zona Rosa (Calle 84) or Parque 93.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Zona Rosa | 40 min from La Candelaria
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $$
  • Tips: Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 9:00 pm.
  • Info: Here

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6# Enjoy Chapinero, a Hipster-trendy district

Things to do in Bogota

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Zona Rosa is fun to party at night, but if you’re looking for more underground parties, then you need to head to Chapinero. It’s my favorite district (if you know where to go).

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: South of Chapinero | 20 min from La Candelaria
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Price: $$$
  • Tips: Start at 7 pm

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#7 Go dancing Salsa at night

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It’s one of my favorite things to do in Colombia. You can dance Salsa in every big city in the country, but you have to find Salsa bars (otherwise you’ll spend the night moving your hips on Reggaeton music). We can plan salsa classes in different cities.

Where to dance salsa in Bogota (+)

  • Where: Sandunguera (Chapinero), Quiebra canto (Centro), El Goce Pagano (Centro) and more
  • Duration: Close around 3 am on the weekend
  • Price: $ if there is a live band
  • Tips: Better to go out from Thursday to Saturday
  • Info: A full list of the bars

8# Food excursion in La Macarena

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Chapinero district is for hipsters and La Macarena is the perfect neighborhood for eating in delicious (and not expensive) restaurants and visiting art galleries. I love the restaurant Anna y Otto. If you like eating and you have some time, don’t wonder what you can do in Bogotá, go there.

Where to eat in la Macarena (+)

9# Explore the art galleries in San Felipe

Things to do en Bogota

Art galleries things to do in Bogota
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Since 2010, artists and galleries try to turn San Felipe into the new New York’s SoHo. Nowadays, there are more than 70 art spaces in this district.

More about San Felipe (+)

  • Where: San Felipe, next to Quinta Camacho (Chapinero).
  • Tips: There are various events organized by Open San Felipe
  • Info: Here

10# Play Tejo, a national Colombia game

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It’s one of the fun things to do in Bogota. You must throw a metal disk into a box filled with clay and hope for hearing a loud explosion. You usually drink many beers too! This is one of the fun things to do in Bogotá, Colombia.

Where to play tejo in Bogota (+)

  • Where: Club de Tejo La 76 (San Felipe) & The Bucaros (Centro)
  • Duration: 1 – 2 hours
  • Price: $
  • Tips: More space during the day

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11# Horse riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

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Guadalupe and Monserrate are two of the highest points to admire the city of Bogota. Visit both throughout a relaxing horse riding trip – then come down with the cable car.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Guadalupe and Monserrate (Centro)
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $$$
  • Tips: Guadalupe has a reputation for being dangerous. Don’t get there on your own.

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12# Crazy dinner at Andres Carne de Res

Things to do en Bogota

Andres carne de res things to do in Bogota
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Many guides and blogs recommend it. It’s a restaurant-nightclub for meat lovers. There are several events while you’re eating. In the end, everyone dances. It’s typical and fun.

More about this restaurant (+)

  • Where: Andres Carne de Res | Chia (1 hour from la Candelaria)
  • Duration: At night
  • Price: $$
  • Tips: Book it in advance, especially on the weekend. There is a small one in Parque 93
  • Contact: Website

Make it easy: Ask these guys to take care of it

13# Admire the view from Torre Colpatria

Colpatria view things to do in Bogota
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Photo taken by Biusch

It’s the fifth-tallest in South America, and you can get to the top to admire the view! A simple and impressive thing to do in Bogotá.

When to get there (+)

  • Where: Torre Colpatria, Carrera 7 No. 24 – 79 | La Macarena (10 min from La Candelaria)
  • Duration: < 1 h
  • Price: $
  • Tips: Only open from Friday to Sunday. Opening hours.

14# Take a Colombia’s train to get to the Salt Cathedrals

Train Sabana things to do in Bogota
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It’s a fun thing to do in Bogota, especially if you travel with kids. The train stops at different places and you can decide to visit one of the two Salt Cathedrals.

How to take the train (+)

  • Where: Departure from Station Sabana or Station Usaquen | 45 min from La Candelaria
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Price: $$
  • Tips: Only on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday (book it in advance if it’s the case). Sabaneta’s train.
  • Article: Read this post

Hikes and parks in Bogota

Things to do in Bogota

The Andean mountains flank the Eastside of Bogota and there are various hiking trails you can take early in the morning. Policemen watch out the paths to ensure the security, but it’s recommended not to hike alone. Bogotanos love to do it on a Sunday morning.

15# Quebrada La Vieja

Quebrada La Vieja things to do in Bogota
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Photo taken by Gabrielizalo

It’s the most visited trail. There is a cool view of Bogota. Once arrived at Claro de la Luna, this path divides into 3 sections: La Virgen (easy), Cerro de la Cruz (medium), Los paramos (difficult). That’s a good thing to do in Bogota if you’re looking for a walk.

More about this hike (+)

  • Where: Departure from Carrera 7 with 71
  • Duration: 1 – 4h
  • Price: Free
  • Tips: You must first register online. Tue – Sat: 5h30 – 8h30 am; Sun: 6 – 11 am
  • Contact: Amigos de la Montaña

16# Quebrada Las Delicias

A short hike leads to a crystalline river and a waterfall. Do not enter if you don’t see the police at the beginning of the trail.

More about this hike (+)

  • Where: Politécnico Gran Colombia campus | South of Chapinero
  • Duration: 1 – 2 hours
  • Price: Free
  • Tips: Every day: 7 – 11 am
  • Contact: Amigos de la Montaña

17# Take the stairs up to Monserrate

Monserrate Stairs
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It’s tough and you will suffer, but thousands of Colombians do it every week. Avoid going on Sunday as it’s crowded. The view from the top is great. You can also take the cable car.

How to get there (+)

  • Where: The steps start from the Cable car station (on your left) | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 1h to get to the top
  • Price: Free
  • Tips: Get there for sunset. Mon-Sat: 6h30 – 23h30; Sun: 5h30 – 16h30.
  • Contact: Cerro Monserrate

Free walking tours

Things to do in Bogota

When traveling on a shoestring budget, it’s always pleasant to know the cheapest way to visit a city. Free walking tours allow you to learn about the Culture and History of a country without spending too much money. Besides, it’s super easy to organize. You just have to show up – Although it’s better if you book it online.

18# Walking tour in La Candelaria

La Candelaria Bogota
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I’m a big fan of Beyond Colombia. They offer various tours in the capital, and their local guides always bring a lot of good energy. Walk around La Candelaria to learn a bit of everything about Bogota.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Departure point at the Gold museum | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Price: Free, but don’t forget to let a tip at the end
  • Tips: Every day, 10 am & 2 pm. Bring your umbrella.
  • Contact: Website

19# Taste Colombian specialties

Street food Colombia
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Explore Bogota’s Downton while eating different types of street food. It’s fun and tasty. It’s a fun and tasty thing to do in Bogotá.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Departure point at the Gold museum | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Price: $ (tips + food samples)
  • Tips: Mon – Fri: 2 pm. Bring your umbrella.
  • Contact: Website

20# Understand the socio-political situation of Colombia

Things to do in Bogota

War and peace things to do in Bogota
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Drug traffickers, paramilitaries, power, corruption, evil politicians… Colombia never enjoyed a long period of peace. Why is it so messed up? The War and Peace tour gives you some clear insight to get a better understanding of the situation. For me it’s one of the best things to do in Bogotá.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Departure point at the Gold museum | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Price: Free, but don’t forget to let a tip at the end
  • Tips: Mon – Fri: 10 am. Bring your umbrella.
  • Contact: Website

21# Colombia is not what you think

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There are tons of prejudices and wrong information about Colombia. Book a Heroe tour to be able to prove your friends back home that they’re wrong. It’s a comprehensive tour with fruit tasting and a Tejo game!

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Bolivar square | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 3h30
  • Price: Free, but don’t forget to let a tip at the end
  • Tips: Every day at 10h30 am. Yellow umbrella.
  • Contact: Website

22# Admire the street arts around La Candelaria

Free Graffiti tour things to do inBogota
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Thanks to Justin Bieber, artists are nowadays allowed to express their feeling with graffiti. Learn about this not-so-funny anecdote and admire the most beautiful street arts in La Candelaria.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Parque de Los Periodistas | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Price: Free, but don’t forget to let a tip at the end
  • Tips: Every day, 10 am & 2 pm. Bring your umbrella. | Look for the blue umbrella. It can be super crowded during the high season.
  • Contact: Website

Best cultural tours in the city

Things to do in Bogota

Although free walking tours are an excellent way to discover Bogota, don’t hesitate to book a private tour (or a small size group) to discover the city. By doing so, you get a more personalized experience, and you help small local companies. 😉

23# Walking tour in La Candelaria

Walking tour things to do inBogota
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It’s quite easy to move to the different Candelaria’s highlights, but it’s always better when you get the thrilling stories while strolling in the alleyways!

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: La Candelaria + Monserrate
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $$$
  • Tips: The gold museum is closed on Monday. Bring your umbrella.

Add it to your Colombia itinerary (Easy Cancellation)

24# Graffiti tour in La Candelaria

Graffiti street bogota
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The guys from the Free Bogota Graffiti Tour allow you to book a private tour. It’s quite cheap and the price is fix up to 5 people. We loved it.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Parque de Los Periodistas | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Price: $$
  • Tips: Bring your umbrella
  • Contact: Website

25# Ride on a bike in the various Bogota’s districts

Bike tour things to do in Bogota
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It’s one of the best things to do in Bogota if you don’t have much time. Your local guide shows you different areas of Bogota (Downtown, Teusaquillo, La Macarena), plus you visit a coffee roaster, play Tejo and taste Colombian fruits.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Meeting point at Bogota Bike tour in La Candelaria
  • Duration: 4 h
  • Price: $
  • Tips: Everyone can do it! Just show up at 10h30 or 13h30
  • Bogota bike tours

26# Coffee tasting in trendy Bogota’s cafes

Things to do in Bogota

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There are several excellent coffee tours in Bogota. It’s a unique opportunity to taste different types of coffee and learn about the various preparation methods. Plus, I always love the cozy atmosphere in Bogota’s cafes.

Best coffee tours (+)

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27# Colombian fruit tasting

Fruit tour
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There are tons of delicious and juicy fruits in Colombia – some are super weird as well. Cover your eyes, and let your 4 other senses to be amazed by this experience.

Our favorite tour (+)

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28# Devour Colombian street food

Street food Colombia Patacones
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Colombia isn’t famous for its local food, and you’ll probably be tired of ordering rice, plantains, and chicken. Eating street foods is a great way to add diversity to your daily meals. Head to Paloquemao – largest market in Colombia – or have a look on Septimazo avenue. Read this post from our friend Karen to know more about street food.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Cranky Croc | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Price: $$
  • Tips: Don’t east before coming!
  • Booking: Food tour

We recommend this tour instead if you want to include Paloquemao

29# Buy ingredient at the market and cook with a local

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It’s one of my favorite things to do when traveling to a foreign country. Through cooking experiences, you share so much that you didn’t even need to be fluent to communicate. Bon appetite!

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: “Near” Chapinero | 30 min from La Candelaria
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Price: $$$

Add it to your Colombia itinerary (Easy cancellation)

Museums to visit

Things to do in Bogota

Usually, I’m quickly bored in museums. However, some of my favorite museums are in the capital, and you shouldn’t hesitate to add some to your Colombia itinerary. It’s one of the cheapest things to do in Bogota.

30# National Museum to get the full story

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That’s one thing to do in Bogotá that’s worth the detour. I was surprised by the quality of the explanations in this museum. This old prison is an ideal stop if you want to learn about Colombia’s History.

How to visit this museum (+)

  • Where: Museo Nacional | La Macarena | 15 min taxi from La Candelaria
  • Duration: 2 – 4 hours
  • Price: $
  • Tips: Almost no English explanation, but you can book an English guide in advance. Close on Monday! Get there in the morning and head to La Macarena for lunch.
  • Contact: Museo Nacional

31# Beautiful Golden artifacts

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Spaniards became crazy when they saw all these amazing golden artifacts made by the indigenous. Learn about the different methods used on this metal.

How to visit this museum (+)

  • Where: Museo del Oro | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 1 – 2 hours
  • Price: $
  • Tips: English explanations. Close on Monday
  • Contact: Website

32# Art Museums with 4 exhibitions

Mamu Bogota Botero
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It’s an ideal thing to do in Bogota if you’re an art lover. There is a permanent exhibition of Botero – most famous Colombian artist – and paintings of Dali and Picasso. The building is quite small, and there is a lovely courtyard where people can rest.

How to visit this museum (+)

  • Where: Mamu Museo | La Candelaria
  • Duration: 1 – 3 hours
  • Price: Free
  • Tips: You can rent an audio guide for the Botero exhibition. Closed on Tuesday.
  • Contact: Mamu

Things to do outside of Bogota, Colombia

The Andean mountains surround Bogota, and there are tons of exciting day trips you can add to your Colombia itinerary. You’ll realize than you can stay over one week without being bored at all!

Natural wonders you can visit from Bogota

Things to do in Bogota

Between astonishing landscapes, mighty waterfalls, and wildlife, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re a nature lover. Don’t hesitate to book a private tour to reach the different highlights faster – It takes at least one hour to get out of Bogota by public transportation.

33# The highest of Colombia’s waterfalls

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With its almost 600m high, La Chorrera is an impressive waterfall you can admire from Bogota. The path is well-made, and there is a second waterfall you can admire on the way, El Chifflon. It’s an easy thing to do around Bogotá.

How to get to there (+)

  • Where: On the way to Choachi. 1h bus drive + 4 km walk to arrive at the part entrance.
  • Duration: 3h inside the park
  • Price: $
  • Tips: Avoid going there during the dry season (Dec-March).
  • More information: Here

We recommend: Ask these guys to drive you to La Chorrera!

34# Observe colorful hummingbirds

Hummingbirds Valle de Cocora Salento
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Colombia is one of the countries with the most hummingbird species in the world. Don’t hesitate to plan a trip to hummingbird observatory to admire the 18 species present in this reserve. You can also stay there overnight.

How to get to there (+)

  • Where: Observatorio de Colibri | 45 min drive
  • Duration: 3h or the full-day pass
  • Price: $
  • Tips: You must book it in advance. 9 am – 4 pm
  • Contact: Observatorio de Colibries

35# The largest Paramo in Colombia

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Paramos are a unique type of ecosystem present in 4 countries only. The paramo of Sumapaz is the largest in the world and the hike to get there isn’t too demanding. The landscapes are surreal. It will be complicated to do it on your own, book a tour.

Our favorite tour (+)

We recommend: Ask these guys to explore Sumapaz

36# Mysterious Lagoon and Paramo

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The Chingaza Paramo is a bit closer to Bogota than Sumapaz, but you have to pay an entrance fee to get in. Follow your guide across beautiful sceneries made up of scared lagoons and endless valleys of Frailejones – giant plants – and observe the wildlife.

Our favorite tour (+)

We recommend: Ask these guys to explore Chingaza

37# Visit a natural reserve (and sleep in a treehouse)

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Photo taken by Young Shanahan

Chicaque is an excellent thing to do in Bogota if you like nature, but can’t afford a tour to the paramos. There are various well-marked trails to explore the reserve and admire the wildlife.

How to get there (+)

  • Where: South of Bogota | 45 min
  • Duration: Day trip
  • Price: $
  • Tips: Not allowed to enter after 3 pm. You can stay overnight in a treehouse!
  • Information: Chicaque Park

Make it easy: Impulse Travel drives you to Chicaque

38# The myth of the Eldorado

Guatavita lake near Bogota, Colombia
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Guatavita lake near Bogota, Colombia

The Muiscas used to burry various golden artifacts during religious ceremonies. The stories also mention naked bodies covered by golden dust. Go to the Laguna Guatavita to hear the full story and admire the green lagoon.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: North of Bogota, 1h drive.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $$$
  • Tips: It’s better if you pair it with a tour to the Salt Cathedral or when you head to Villa de Leyva. Closed on Monday.
  • Contact: Info in Spanish

We recommend: Ask these guys to show you Guatavita and Zipaquira

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Cultural day trips outside Bogota

Things to do in Bogota

I’ve got two interesting things to do in Bogota if you want to escape the city and learn exciting facts about Colombia’s culture.

39# Go working in a coffee farm (to deserve your beverage)

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Once you’ve found your favorite Bogota’s cafe, tasted various flavors, and learned the different preparation methods, it’s time to visit a local coffee farm. It’s an excellent option if you don’t travel to Antioquia or the coffee region.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Choachi | 1h from Bogota
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Price: $$$

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40# A famous religious Salt Cathedral

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Zipaquira is one of the most well-known things to do in Bogota, but I found it disappointing. People are everywhere, and you don’t have much information about the construction. You can take the bus to Zipaquira at Portal del Norte.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: Zipaquira | 1h up north from Bogota
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $
  • Tips: The main square is lovely. You can take the train. 😉
  • Contact: Website

We recommend: Go to Zipaquira with these guys

41# Another alternative to Zipaquira

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If you absolutely want to visit a salt cathedral, but you’re allergic to people, then decide to include Nemocon instead of Zipaquira. Besides, the entrance fee is cheaper.

Our favorite tour (+)

  • Where: 20 min from Zipaquira
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $
  • Tips: Tours are only in Spanish

We recommend: Ask these guys to drive you to Nemocon

Get your adrenaline fix outside of Bogota

Things to do in Bogota

I love outdoor activities! The two following places are ideal for adding some fun to your itinerary. There are day trips organized from Bogota, but I recommend staying overnight.

42# More than 500 climbing routes in Suesca

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If you’re serious about outdoor rock climbing, then you probably have heard of “Roca de Suesca.” It’s a long cliff along a railway where Colombians love to practice during the weekend. You can rent the gear and take some classes.

Read our travel guide (+)

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43# Extreme sports activities in Tobia

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You don’t have to travel to San Gil if you want to defy a mighty river and fly over canyons. Tobia is a little town with several local agencies ready to offer you canyoning, rafting, and zipline activities.

Read our travel guide (+)

  • Where: Tobia | 3.5 hours from Bogota by bus
  • Duration: 1 – 3 days
  • Price: $$$
  • Tips: Go to Tobia on the weekend to be added to a Colombian group or privatize a tour!
  • More information: Read our top-notch Tobia travel guide

Lovely colonial towns close to Bogota

Things to do in Bogota

Being in Bogota for a couple of days can be quickly overwhelming. The best way to enjoy the capital and its region are to mix your itinerary with some lovely colonial towns.

44# Mongui and the Paramo de Oceta

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Mongui is a little town outside of the beaten path, and it’s an excellent option to discover the quiet atmosphere in the villages in Boyaca. Hiking to the Paramo de Oceta is the main highlight in Mongui. It is quite demanding but it is a very good thing to do around Bogota 😉

How to get to Mongui (+)

  • Where: 5 hours from Bogota
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Tips: It’s not mandatory to hike with a local guide to the Paramo de Oceta, but I recommend it. The trail isn’t well-marked and you help the local economy by doing so. 😉
  • More information: Mongui Travels

45# The unknown town of Guaduas

Guaduas Colombia
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Photo taken by Mikesokete

Come to Guaduas to get fully immersed by the everyday life of a strange and typical colonial town. Pick a lovely hotel and switch between some wandering among the white alleys and short excursions in the hilly landscapes.

How to get to Guaduas (+)

  • Where: 3 hours from Bogota
  • Duration: 2 – 3 days
  • Tips: You can stop in Guaduas on your way to Medellin.
  • More information: Our multi-day trip post

46# A romantic getaway to Villa de Leyva

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I love Villa de Leyva, and it’s a perfect place to end your adventure in Colombia. Stay in a lovely hotel with a SPA, stop in Guatavita, and Raquira on the way (you need to book a private vehicle to do so) and eat in delicious restaurants.

Read our travel guide (+)

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Going out in Bogota

In addition to comprehensive cultural tours and museums, visiting Bogota is also an excellent opportunity to experience Colombia’s nightlife. I strongly recommend staying in Chapinero if it’s the case.

Check out the Facebook pages of the places I’ve listed below before going.

You will find the full list in our Free Colombia guidebook.

Things to do in Bogota on Monday

Things to do in Bogota on Tuesday

Things to do in Bogota on Wednesday

  • Language Exchange at Galeria 419 (Polyglot club) | 5 pm | Candelaria
  • Gay party at El Theatron (most famous electro club in Bogota) | Evening, open bar till 1 am | Chapinero
  • Salsa Live Music at Quiebra Canto | 7 pm | Candelaria

Things to in Bogota on Thursday

Things to do in Bogota on Friday

Things to do in Bogota on Saturday

  • Live Colombian music at El Sitio | Evening | Zona Rosa
  • Live music at Asilo Bar | Evening | Teusaquillo

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Things to do after Bogota

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