We are a group of 4 from Toronto & Hong Kong taking a 7 days trip around Colombia in November 2018. We joined an amazing company called Colombia Travel Operator. The trip was tailor-made to us which covered places like Bogotá, Coffee Area, Medellin, Cartagena and Mompox. Kelly Botero, the charming beautiful young lady who we have corresponded since day 1 and till the end of the trip has been fascinating.
Bogotá City & Monserrate Hill Tour
See Bogotá and Monserrate Hill
Private half-day tour
See the Gold Museum with the largest collection of gold in the world!
Savor Bogotá and its famous Monserrate Hill even more
Bogotá has plenty to offer — its historical district La Candelaria, the Gold Museum, and much more. It’s also famous for being located right next to Monserrate Hill, which offers the most incredible panoramic views of Colombia’s capital. The bird’s-eye view of Bogotá is unbeatable, so don’t miss out!
What you’ll see in Monserrate Bogota
La Candelaria historical neighborhood
The Gold Museum
First Cathedral of Bogotá
Monserrate Hill -- expansive views of Bogotá, artisanal shops
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All prices are per passenger and in USD
1 passenger $191
2 passengers $105
3 passengers $92
4 passengers $74
5 passengers $63
6 passengers $56
7-10 passengers $53
11-14 passengers $45
15-19 passengers $41
20-24 passengers $39
25+ passengers $38
Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Bogotá
Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)
1 – 20
- Private transportation and driver
- Bilingual guide
- Entrance to Monserrate
- Entrance to the Gold Museum
- Medical insurance
Personal expenses, tips
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Note: we recommend bringing a raincoat if rain is in the forecast.
Overview of your tour
Our Bogotá City & Monserrate Tour begins in the famous historic center of the capital, La Candelaria. Your guide will spin you the tales of Bogota’s rich history as you wander through the streets of this quaint neighborhood. After visiting the world’s largest collection of pre-Hispanic era gold pieces (over 55,000 works in total!) at the Gold Museum, you’ll make your way to the top of Monserrate Hill via cable car. Here you will enjoy the vast vistas provided by Monserrate’s incredible height. The peak of this hill hosts a variety of artisanal shops that are full of knick-knacks to remind you of your time in Bogotá or allow you to share your Colombian experience with someone else!
Please note that the Gold Museum is closed on Mondays. If your tour happens to be on a Monday, don’t worry — we’ll find another fantastic museum to visit, such as the Botero Museum, or another activity that suits you to fill the time.
Though this is the classic route that we recommend, please do not hesitate to let us know upon booking what interests you! We are more than happy to alter the itinerary to incorporate other sights that you would like to see or places you would like to visit.
Good to know
This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around the city
The proposed route is more of a recommendation -- just let us know what sort of things you want to see, and we can take you there!
Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to know their way around the city quite well
Please note that the streets in Bogotá can get quite busy, so we may end up spending a good amount of time in the car
Medical insurance is included in the price of all of our tours, so we have you covered in the unlikely event of an accident
Frequently asked questions
Will there be other people on my tour?
All of our tours are private. That is, if you book a certain day and time slot, you (and your group) will be the only one(s) on the tour, provided that you are all included in the same booking.
Do you only give tours in English and Spanish?
We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian. We also have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).
It says that this tour is flexible. What are some other things that we can do on this tour?
Our guides know Bogotá like the backs of their hands! If you are interested in seeing certain things — like art, religious artifacts, or people watching, for example — just speak up. We can put together something special just for you.
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page!
See what previous tour-goers have said
I would like to give special thanks to Kelly for planning my itinerary for Cartagena and Bogota – she also arranged my airport transfers in both cities, my full day tour in Cartagena was amazing! We fell in love with the walled city, such beautiful buildings and great restaurants. Kelly gave us some really good restaurant recommendations and we also enjoyed the trip to fort San Felipe.
Amazing tour and amazing tour guide (Julio)! My first tour in Colombia and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The sites were amazing and the food was incredible. Thanks to our guide Julio for going above and beyond to making sure we had a great time.
This tour was amazing! We ended up getting our own private tour with Julio (awesome guy). The ride was fun, great conversations, a lot of history and knowledge…
We had a great time on this tour. We were only two persons in the tour and our guide Juan Carlos was fantastic…