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⭐ 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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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.

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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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Belinda 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Very interesting tour with a lot of information. Be award that this tour is mainly about history and less about the sights of Bogota.
Manuel 05 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Excelente..! Muchas información sobre la historia y realidad de colombia. Todo espectacular.
Cristian 30 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Todo estuvo súper, fácil de llegar al meeting point y el guía era muy profesional.
Elizabeth 27 Oct 2023
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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Camille was a wonderful guide with VERY good English (shame I was the only native English speaker on the tour this day!) and an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Columbia. She was able to answer any questions and bought the terribly violent history of columbia truly to life. Very Interesting and informative tour
Chloe 06 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
this was a 10/10 tour! i think with a lot of walking tours you spend some time day dreaming and distracted, but with Santiago on this tour i was truly engaged the whole time. the history of Colombia is so unique and interesting, i think it’s essentially if your visiting to take this tour to understand the countries background.
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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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