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The Most Incredible & Exciting Free Tours in Bogotá

Free tours in Bogotá

Daniela Trillos

If you are thinking of coming to Bogotá, you can’t miss the opportunity to discover the incredible history that is behind our streets, food, monuments, museums, and music. That’s why we bring you the most amazing free walking tours in Bogotá so that you know which ones fit more with you and the things you want to see.  All of them are awesome, so you might want to go to fit them all in! You’ll have a good time and meet some new friends around the world.

Bogotá Graffiti Tour

Free tours in Bogotá
© Photograph by bogotagraffiti.com

 

This is one of the most popular free walking tours in Bogotá. This original tour shows the most stunning graffiti and street art around “La Calendaria, a famous neighborhood in Bogotá, as well as the history and culture behind the graffiti movement.  This tour is guided by street artists and people directly involved in the Bogotá urban art scene.

Where:  “Parque de Los Periodistas,” just down the street from “Las Aguas” Transmilenio Station

Meeting Point: Near the statue of Simón Bolívar under the dome

Address: Carrera 4 Calle 17

When:  Twice every day

  • 10:00 am
  • 14:00 pm

Duration: 2h and 30 min

Tipping: Donations based on your satisfaction

Site: http://bogotagraffiti.com (You should make a reservation) 

 

Beyond Colombia: Free Walking Tour

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                                           © Photograph by Beyond Colombia Free Walking tour Bogotá

 

In this tour, you’ll go back to our indigenous times to the arrival of the Spaniards who were looking to establish a new civilization. You’ll discover our history, gastronomy, architecture as well as places to go, cultural destinations, and what locals actually like and do. This walking tour will take you around the best sights that “La Calendaria” has to offer through the eyes of locals (we are called “Rolos”or “Cachacos” see: “Colombian Slang: Rolos & Cachacos”). If you want to experience one of the most unique downtown areas in Latin America and get to know all the government buildings and the important tragedies that have changed the city and more, reserve this tour.

Where:  Museo del Oro Transmilenio station

Meeting Point: In front of the  Gold Museum “Museo del Oro” (The guide will have a red umbrella)

Address: Cra. 6 #15-88

When:  Twice every day

  • 10:00 am
  • 14:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Tipping: Donations based on your satisfaction

Site: http://www.beyondcolombia.com  (You should make a reservation)

 

Héroes Tour Bogotá

Free tours in Bogotá
                             © Photograph by Heroes Tour Bogotá

 

This tour is one of the most unique ways to see Bogotá’s downtown. Rather than portraying villains such as Pablo Escobar, the tour aims to place more of a focus on Colombian heroes. Furthermore, you’ll learn about 400 years of history, including the recent history of conflicts, as well as sad events with an honest view  (100% fact-based, 0%taboos), but you’ll also have some great & fun experiences. This free walking tour includes non-touristic places that probably you wouldn’t have discovered on your own and experiences that you haven’t tried yet.

Topics that you’ll discuss during the tour

  • FARCs vs Paramilitaries: Get a local perspective & understand all parts of the Colombian Armed Conflict like the causes, uncommon truths, and impacts, both external and social.
  • Colombia vs Pablo Escobar: Discover his impact in Bogotá explained in places where major events and attacks occurred.
  • Peace process & Today’s Colombia: Get updated about the latest peace process development and about current politics, challenges and new perspectives.
  • Today’s Bogotá: Discover secret places and favorite hidden gems, as well as local traditions and what makes Bogotá unique.
  • Bogotá’s Culture & Food Tasting: learn the basics about the history of coffee, chicha and more, and taste 8 local snacks and exotic fruits.

Meeting Point: Bolivar Square (Plaza de Bolivar) in “La Candelaria” neighborhood (Address: Cra. 7 #11-10)

When:  Every day

  • 10:30 am

Duration: 3 hours and 30 min

Tipping: Donations based on your satisfaction

Site: https://heroestourbogota.com  (You should make a reservation)

 

Free Food Tour Bogotá

Free tours in Bogotá
                        © Photograph by Beyond Colombia Free Walking Tour Bogotá

 

In this free food walking tour, you’ll explore Bogotá in a delicious way. You’ll discover our authentic creations, such as “empanadas,” “obleas,” “pandebono,” Colombian origin coffee, the famous Arepas (see: “Traditional Colombian Food: The World of Arepas”),  and so on. While walking and eating, you’ll hear about the background of our cuisine and learn that  Colombia’s gastronomy is a mix of three cuisines: the local pre-hispanic tradition, the Spanish and the African. (VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY)

This tour includes:

  • Arepa santandereana
  • Obleas
  • Empanadas
  • Pandebono
  • Colombian Coffee
  • Ajiaco Soup

Note: You decide how much you eat and how much you spend. Forget about paying an expensive ticket for a food tour and being given food that you may not like or are unable to eat because of your dietary restrictions.

Total Food cost: up to 6 USD approx ($18.000 COP Approx.)

Meeting Point: In front of the Gold Museum “Museo del Oro” (the guide will have a red umbrella)

Address: Cra. 6 #15-88

When:  Monday to Friday

  • 14:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Tipping: Donations based on your satisfaction

Site: http://www.beyondcolombia.com  (You should make a reservation)

 

Final Recommendations:

  • Wear comfy clothes and shoes
  • Carry an umbrella with you (just in case it rains)
  • Bring a bottle of water (in order to stay hydrated while you walk)
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Ask your guide anything you want to know!

I chose these 4 free walking tours because I think they are some of the most incredible and interesting ones offered in Bogotá. All the tours are in English and were created for people that want to explore more of the city. So try at least one of these tours because you’ll meet people from around the world, locals and you’ll explore the Bogotá lifestyle.

Thank you for reading and remember to comment below if you go to any of these amazing tours and share your photos and experiences. Continue exploring our amazing city and follow us on Facebook & Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter.

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