The first Free Tour to take when you arrive in Bogotá

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Oaca
Quality Verified Registered on September 03, 2019

Oaca Colombia is a travel agency located in the city of Bogota. We focus on providing quality experiences in Colombia with certified guides. We offer natural, cultural, religious, gastronomic and historical tours.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Hello, we are Oaca Colombia and we want to invite you to this Free Tour, we call this tour as the first tour you should do when you arrive to Bogota because we offer you an extensive historical and cultural introduction of our beautiful city. 

This walk will last approximately 3 hours. I know, It seems quite long, but we assure you that it will pass very quickly, however, if for any reason you have to leave early, you can do it just let our guide know at the beginning of the tour and that's it. 

On this tour you will walk through the streets of Candelaria, La Concordia and Las Aguas. During the tour we will talk about the beginnings of the capital, the indigenous tribe that inhabited Bogota, the legend of El Dorado, the colonization, the independence of Colombia, the most important events for the country as the Bogotazo and the violence in Colombia; we will talk about important people like Fernando Botero and Gabriel García Márquez; besides knowing how a Colombian lives in Bogota, education, art, gastronomy, architecture and different essential tricks for the stay in the capital.


*Remember that our tour is NOT free. At the end, each person gives a monetary contribution according to the satisfaction of the tour.

The tour will not be cancelled due to bad weather, so we recommend bringing an umbrella. 

If for any reason you can not attend we recommend to cancel the reservation.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cl. 11 #731, Bogotá, Colombia
    Cl. 11 #731, Bogotá, Colombia
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    Our meeting point is the Plaza de Bolivar in front of the church doors. You will recognize us because our guide will be holding a green umbrella that says Oaca Colombia. There are always too many people in the square and other people pretending to be guides, if you don't see us contact us

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Bolívar
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Presidency of the Republic of Colombia
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Colegio Mayor de San Bartolomé

    The first school in Bogota

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Congress of the republic
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Alfonso Reyes Echandia Palace of Justice
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Palacio Liévano

    The mayor's office in Bogota

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Teatro Colón Bogotá

    The seventh wonder of Colombia

  • 8
    Outside visit
    San Carlos Palace
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Botero Museum
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria

    The church that gives its name to the neighborhood

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Rosario square
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Journalists Park
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Environmental Axis
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Chorro de Quevedo

    The place where Bogotá was founded

  • 15
    Outside visit
    Plaza Distrital de Mercado La Concordia

    You will learn about recommended food and products

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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Nadia 23 May 2024
Gustavo A. Madero

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Es un tour muy interesante y divertido. El guía contestó nuestras dudas y nos dió muchas recomendaciones. Ampliamente recomendado.
Marco 17 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Guía muy instruida, profesional, impecable en sus explicaciones. Felicitaciones!!
Natasha 08 May 2024
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Paula is a great guide - she’s fun, attentive and knowledgeable! I recommend Paula and Oaca, they contacted us before the tour and offered us amazing customer service.
David 05 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We have participated in Many GURU tours around the world and we always expect excellent tours, and this tour lives up to expectations. Andrea also had to accommodate taking two Spanish speaking tourists at the same time as guiding us as a Spanish tour guide did not show up fir a tour in Spanish so she was put in a difficult situation and she did well. Well done Andrea.
Rui Pedro 29 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Super interesante el recorrido, y Ricardo es encantador explicó todo super bien con muchos detalles sin duda lo recomendamos!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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