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Five Brilliant Plans to Do in Bogota, and It Doesn’t Have to Go Until Monserrate

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Bogota is known for its traditional tourist destinations like Monserrate Hill, La Candelaria neighborhood, Gold Museum, National Museum, etc. However, the District Institute of Tourism (IDT) has issued various schemes for tourists, travelers and citizens. They can learn more about the city and enjoy other hidden cultural and natural riches. Here we tell you five to enjoy while enjoying the nation‘s capital.

1. Tejo and gastronomic tourism through market squares

reference image.  In the image, an ajiaco of Santa Fe.  Photo: Colombia Travel
reference image. In the image, an ajiaco of Santa Fe. Photo: Colombia Travel

Autonomous Bogota, this is the scheme proposed by the unit. Through this experience, it is demanded that citizens or travelers get to know the city through the gastronomy of Bogotá In addition to visiting the Chicha Museum, visiting the main squares of the city Where you can learn a little more about that pre-Hispanic drink.

There are flavors and smells in this tour of Bogota will have the opportunity to play shuffleboard, Colombia’s only indigenous game, with its specialty of the country: picada, also known as fritanga.

2. Farm Holidays

archive image.  Bogota offers travelers and citizens the option of doing bird-tourism activities.  Photo: District Institute of Tourism
archive image. Bogota offers travelers and citizens the option of doing bird-tourism activities. Photo: District Institute of Tourism

The country’s capital is not alien to Colombia’s natural wealth, therefore, you can also enjoy a walk or bird watching as you pass through the city. for example, Some of the options you will have are to visit Jabok Wetland, Florida Park, La Conejera Wetland., among others, where you will not only see species such as the Monjita Bogotana, Tingua Bogotana or Tingua Moteda, but you will also learn the main techniques of identifying Bogota’s birds.

3. Afterlife Tours

You can buy tours of Bogota's Central Cemetery through the District Tourism Institute.  Photo: Flickr
You can buy tours of Bogota’s Central Cemetery through the District Tourism Institute. Photo: Flickr

A city is not only its symbol places but also its legends and myths and also its most mysterious places such as cemeteries. So, if you are one of those people who love to unravel the secrets hidden in Bogota, then this plan is perfect for you.

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You can find out such schemes on the website of the District Tourism Institute Take a Night Tour of the Central Cemetery of Bogotás, the oldest in the city and which houses the graves of famous personalities of the country.

In addition, you can meet your later visits in life by doing one of the traditional Ghost Tours Through the La Candelaria Neighborhood, where you will learn about some of the creepy stories of the city.

4. Cocoa and Coffee Workshops

reference image.  You will get to know the variety of coffee from the hands of a professional barista.  Photo: Colprensa
reference image. You will get to know the variety of coffee from the hands of a professional barista. Photo: Colprensa

Cacao and coffee are some of Colombia’s major products, for this reason, if you don’t have the possibility to travel to the country’s coffee region, Bogotá offers workshops where, By joining hands with a professional barista, you will learn about the variety of these products in the region, When testing each of them.

If you want to complete this plan, you can still ‘The Colombian Cooking Experience’‘, a tour where visitors and citizens of Bogota will learn To prepare arepa, hogao, empanadas, peppers, sweet and savory plantains and guacamole, while tasting each of those dishes.

5. Bogota at Night

A bird's eye view of the city of Bogota, the capital of Colombia in the image.  Photo: District Institute of Tourism
A bird’s eye view of the city of Bogota, the capital of Colombia in the image. Photo: District Institute of Tourism

Learning from a city is also going on its night life, to learn how its residents socialize and the dynamics of their parties. Therefore, citizens or visitors who prefer these plans will have the opportunity to visit the most partying areas of Bogota.

Among the offers you can find with the District Tourism Institute are . tour of La Calera, Usaquen and Zona Rosa.

If you want to know more information about each tourist option in Bogota, you can enter the page ‘Bogota Plan’ District Tourism Institute https://planbogota.bogotadc.travel/, in which you will find more information about prices, schedules, etc.

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