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  • Free Walking Tour Bogotá – Tour of the Colombian emeralds

Free Walking Tour Bogotá – Tour of the Colombian emeralds

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  • Bogota
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru José

Colombia is known for the good quality of its coffee, but not everyone knows that there is also a good quality of a precious stone called emerald in Colombia. My name is José and I want you to learn about emeralds and their importance in Colombia on your trip to Bogotá, so that at the end of the tour you will also be an expert on the subject! On this tour of the center of Bo... More »

Colombia is known for the good quality of its coffee, but not everyone knows that there is also a good quality of a precious stone called emerald in Colombia. My name is José and I want you to learn about emeralds and their importance in Colombia on your trip to Bogotá, so that at the end of the tour you will also be an expert on the subject! On this tour of the center of Bogota you will learn what difference a good quality emerald has and a low quality one, how is the process of extraction and carving of these jewels and how to differentiate a real and a false one! So if you want to become a jewelry expert on your trip to Colombia, this tour is perfect for you.

About the tour

You will learn a lot about the Colombian emerald, and other interesting things like "quartz" "pyrite" and "the gold of fools". The first place we will visit will be the plaza del rosario and you will discover why there are people standing all day in the plaza, guess? They are engaged in the informal emerald trade there! Then we go to a workshop where we have representations about the Extraction and carving of this precious stone, and finally we go to the jewelry store to see in what state these precious jewels are finally being sold. If you decide to join our tour you will learn more about why this jewel is so important to Colombia, we are waiting for you!

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Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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