Titanic, swarming, noisy, located some 2,600 m away, a little closer to the stars, Bogotà is a metropolis of striking contrasts. Cosmopolitan capital of Colombia, its attractions are innumerable, whether architectural, cultural, gastronomic or festive. The tourist guide of Bogotà will take you through the cobbled streets of the Candelaria, the historic district of the capital with its churches and colonial houses, to the Gold Museum, which houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold objects, to the Botero Museum, then to the most famous Colombian artist, and finally to the National Museum, to get to know the country's history. We will then head for the Carrera Séptima, pedestrian from Plaza Bolivar to the International Centre, for its street artists and its hectic atmosphere, before climbing to the Mirador du Monserrate, for its panoramic view of Bogotá, then towards La Calera to enjoy a splendid sunset heralding night fever that has made its home in Andrés Carne de Res ! Bogotà is lived at full speed, but the memories it leaves to its visitors are enjoyed over the long term.

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When to go to Bogotá?

When to go to Bogotá? Three periods correspond to the high tourist season (temporada alta): mid-December to mid-January (school holidays), Semana santa (Holy Week, mid-April) and to a lesser extent, mid-June to late July (school holidays). During the many three-day weekends (puentes festivos), some establishments also offer high season prices. Everything is much more expensive at Christmas and during Holy Week. So when to go to Bogota? The weather being stable all year round, it would seem that the best time to leave for Bogotà corresponds to our half seasons, due to more accessible fares, namely February-May (except for Holy Week) and September-November.

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Colombia has become a major tourist destination in South America in recent years, and tour operators have understood this. It is therefore quite easy to find a Colombian tour that includes a visit to Bogotà. Whether with family, friends, for a honeymoon or a solo discovery trip from a few days to a full week, Bogotà has a lot to offer and you will certainly find the trip that suits you best.

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A return flight to Bogotá from France costs between €700 and €1400 depending on the season and the booking time. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to take several months in advance. In order to save on accommodation, it is also quite popular to book in advance

Urban buses criss-cross the streets of the capital night and day. Their route is marked on a sign at the front and they follow the main roads, stopping at the request. It is not advisable to take the bus late at night for safety reasons. In Bogotá, there are many taxis, as well as bicitaxis, these electrically assisted bicycles. The Colombian capital has nearly 250 km of ciclorutas, lanes reserved for cyclists (often on the edge or in the middle of polluted avenues unfortunately). If you have breath, you can cross a good part of the city (helmet required!)

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When to travel?

When to go to Bogotá? Three periods correspond to the high tourist season (temporada alta): mid-December to m...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Bogotá and Colombia is governed by two seasons: summer corresponding to the dry season (December-Febr...
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Budget

The Colombian currency is the peso (pesos in the plural). Although the standard of living is higher in...
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Formalities

European and Canadian tourists in possession of a passport (valid for the next 6 months) do not need a visa to travel...
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Health

No vaccine is required to travel to Bogotà, but it is recommended to check that the conventional vaccines are up to...
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How to travel by yourself?

A return flight to Bogotá from France costs between €700 and €1400 depending on the season and the booking...
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How to get organized?

Colombia has become a major tourist destination in South America in recent years, and tour operators have understood...
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Getting around

Urban buses criss-cross the streets of the capital night and day. Their route is marked on a sign at the front and th...
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