Bogota is Colombia’s capital and largest city with a population of nearly eight million inhabitants. It lies at an altitude of 2600 metres in a widespread plain called Sabana de Bogota by the Western Andean mountain range.

Why visit Bogota ?

• Explore deep into the stunning Zipaquira cathedral carved out of salt
• Marvel at the wealth and intricate craftsmanship in the Gold Museum
• Tuck into some ajiaco, the capital’s delicious national dish
• Enjoy the colourful and eclectic colonial architecture in La Candelaria
• Browse the boutiques for the world’s most beautiful emeralds

The city of Bogota was originally founded in 1538 with the name of Santa Fe by Gonzalo Jiminez de Quesada and in 1819 Simon Bolivar chose it as the capital of Gran Colombia which included Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

It is a city that combines wonderful colonial architecture with enormous futuristic buildings. The historic centre of La Candelaria houses gorgeous colourful houses, cobbled streets and some excellent museums such as the Museo del Oro and the Museo Botero. The Plaza Bolivar is at the centre of the historic neighbourhood, with the Catedral Primada next to it.

The Cerro de Montserrate shapes Bogota’s cityscape and built on its summit at 3200 metres is a white church. A 15 minute cable car ride takes you to the peak from where one gets the best panoramic view of the city.




No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT - 5 Hours

Flight Time

11.5 hours Direct


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