⭐ Free Tour Colombian Armed Conflict: War, Drug Trafficking and Peace

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 21, 2019

We are a group of local guides who believe in the positive impact of tourism by offering you a complete cultural experience by foot through the streets of the historic centers of Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena. Join us and discover what Colombia and our people have for you!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Colombia and Bogotá, the capital city with the most resounding memories of our political and conflict history!

We are the largest group of expert local Free Tours guides in Colombia with 12 original tours created by ourselves and also the most awarded in the country! 7 international recognitions, 5 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice and Top 3 in Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín and Cali.

We are authentic guides connecting Colombia since 2013, 10 years sharing passion in every step!

Colombia , a country known for the joy and kindness of its people, has been affected by its bad reputation due to various negative situations.

Today, this has changed a lot, and during this shared Tour you will understand the causes, development and Colombian conflicts that have shaped our history to the present. Some of the topics you will learn about are:

- Independence process
- Bogotazo and the time of violence
- The military dictatorship
- Creation of the guerrillas: FARC, ELN, M - 19
- Peace process
- Current political situation

Join us for a real, interactive experience through some notable places and scars from the past. Learn about the development of the Colombian conflict in Bogotá that changed our history, its links with the drug cartels and the "Patrón" behind this and the violence it imposed on the country.

At the end of this experience, you will have a more complete understanding of our political history, the war, its key actors, the fight against national and international drug trafficking, among others.

Join us on a ride through old and new times!

Remember that this is a tour in English.

Copy and paste this link into your browser to learn about our experience: https://youtu.be/8zbXOoqw3bM


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cra 6 1588 Bogot Colombia
    Cra 6 1588 Bogot Colombia
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    You will find us in front of the Gold Museum at 10am. You recognize us by our Red Umbrellas that say Beyond Colombia

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Santander Park
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Jimenez Avenue
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Museum
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Murillo Toro Building + MinTic
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Alfonso Reyes Echandia Palace of Justice
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Lievano Palace
  • 8
    Outside visit
    San Bartolome High School
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Rosario square
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Colon Theater Bogota

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ioli 03 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great guide, very kind and informative
Susana 02 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Excelente tour sobre la historia política del país, explicado de forma muy clara y amena por nuestra guía Natalia. 100 por 100 recomendado - un imprescindible si viene a Bogotá
Ana Paula 01 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Es una pena que el tour no se realice en español, aun así a la guía Natalia se le entendía perfectamente y explicaba muy bien. La mayoría del tour se hizo sentados en diferentes ubicaciones. Echamos de menos que se visitaran más lugares o se dedicará más tiempo al recorrido andando.
Tina 10 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
This was a great tour! Santiago is a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, polite, helpful & always encouraging questions!
Julia 10 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Disappointed to be told - ten minutes after it was due to start - that the tour was cancelled. I understand force majeure but this was the second time in one day that a guru walk in Bogotá was cancelled - the Spanish speaking guru for the afternoon tour was away. I joined a Capital Graffiti tour with Camilo which was excellent.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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