Andes Overland

Comfort Bogota – Cartagena

Optional Excursions

It is not required to book the optional excursions in advance! You can decide during the trip which excursions you would like to join.

 

City Tour – Bogota

Our local guide picks us up after breakfast to start the walking city tour in Bogota. Bogota has clearly lost its image of danger and crime. Now students, families and creative minds wander around in the city, while there is a lot going on every day of the week. The Candelaria is one of the most interesting places for short-stays with its impressive mix of colonial buildings, reaching back to the times when Colombia gained its independence, and its modern skyscrapers like the Colpatria tower. Our guide shows us the most important buildings in this district. As we get up the Monserrate Hill by cable car we have an extraordinary view all over downtown Bogota. Up there we realize how huge the Colombian capital is. On this hill there is a church worth paying a visit and a special local drink worth drinking. The drink is called Canelazo, which is a hot alcoholic fruit beverage. Then we go back down by cable car again. At the end of the tour we have the chance to visit Bogota’s famous musems like the Gold Museum. This one reflects the indigenous culture, handcraft and modern art, mixed with the most astounding pieces of gold craft from ancient times. After this overload of beauty and gold we go our own way or back to the hotel.

 

Mountain biking in Villa de Leyva

From Villa de Leyva where the tour starts we pass beautiful surroundings and interesting places including El Museo del Fosil, La Casa Terracota, Pozos Azules y Monasterio Santo Ecce Homo. Along the way we can stop at these places which are worth a visit!