Five magnificent plans to do in Bogotá, and it is not to go up to Monserrate

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Bogotá is recognized by traditional tourist sites such as the Monserrate hill, the La Candelaria neighborhood, the Gold Museum, the National Museum, among others. However, the District Tourism Institute (IDT) has released a variety of plans 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 for the capital of the country to enjoy.

1. Tejo and gastronomic tours through market squares

Reference image.  In the image, an ajiaco from Santa Fe.  Photo: Colombia Travel
Reference image. In the image, an ajiaco from Santa Fe. Photo: Colombia Travel

Autonomous Bogotá, this is the plan proposed by the entity. Through this experience, it is sought that citizens or travelers can get to know the city through Bogota’s gastronomy visiting the main squares of the city, in addition to visiting the Chicha Museum where you can learn a little more about that pre-Hispanic drink.

In this tour of Bogota flavors and smells too will have the opportunity to play shuffleboard, the only indigenous sport of Colombia, accompanying it characteristic of the country: picada, also known as fritanga.

2. Farm holiday

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

The capital of the country is not alien to the natural wealth of Colombia, therefore, as you pass through the city you can also enjoy walks or bird watching. For instance, Some options you will have will be to visit the Jaboque Wetland, the Florida Park, the La Conejera wetland., among others, where you will not only see species such as the Monjita Bogotana, the Tingua Bogotana or the Tingua Moteada, but you will also learn the main techniques to identify the birds of Bogotá.

3. Afterlife tours

Through the District Tourism Institute you can purchase tours of the Central Cemetery of Bogotá.  Photo: Flickr
Through the District Tourism Institute you can purchase tours of the Central Cemetery of Bogotá. Photo: Flickr

A city is not only its emblematic places, it is also its legends and myths and its most mysterious places such as cemeteries. Therefore, if you are one of the people who like to know the mysteries that are hidden in Bogotá, this plan is perfect for you.

On the website of the District Tourism Institute you will be able to find out plans such as take a night tour of the Central Cemetery of Bogotá, the oldest in the city and which houses the tombs of renowned figures of the country.

In addition, you can complete your afterlife tours by doing one of the traditional ghost tours through the La Candelaria neighborhood, where you will learn about some of the creepiest stories in the city.

4. Cacaco and Coffee Workshops

Reference image.  From the hand of professional baristas you will be able to know the variety of coffee.  Photo: Colprensa
Reference image. From the hand of professional baristas you will be able to know the variety of coffee. Photo: Colprensa

Cocoa and coffee are some of the flagship products of Colombia, for that reason, if you do not have the possibility of traveling to the coffee zone of the country, Bogotá offers workshops where, hand in hand with professional baristas, you will learn about the variety that the territory has of these products, while testing each of them.

Even if you want to complement this plan, you can still do the ‘Colombian cooking experience‘, a tour where visitors and Bogota citizens will learn to prepare arepas, hogao, empanadas, chili, sweet and salty plantains and guacamole, while tasting each of those dishes.

5. Bogotá at night

In the image a panoramic view of the city of Bogotá, capital of Colombia.  Photo: District Tourism Institute
In the image a panoramic view of the city of Bogotá, capital of Colombia. Photo: District Tourism Institute

Learning from a city is also going into its night life, to know the way in which its inhabitants socialize and how is the dynamics of their parties. Therefore, citizens or visitors who like these plans will have the opportunity to take tours of the most partying areas of Bogotá.

Among the proposals that you can find with the District Tourism Institute are tours of La Calera, Usaquén and the Zona Rosa.

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

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