3 Days Itinerary in Bogotá, Colombia - Travel Guide
Three Sensational Days in the Heart of Colombia - Bogotá
|Day 1 - Thrilling Bogotá Welcome
|Day 2 - Modern Bogota and Green Spaces
|Day 3 - Bogotá's Panoramic Peaks and Vibrant Nightlife
This unique three-day itinerary will take you through the rich history, vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. Brace up for an eye-opening journey filled with inspiring artistic experiences, warm encounters, flavoursome foods, and intriguing legends. Let's go salsa the Colombian way!
Day 1 - Thrilling Bogotá Welcome
Bogotá's historic centre - La Candelaria should be your first stop today. Roaming around this old town, you'll immerse yourself in Bogotá's rich history and colonial charm. Visit the Museo del Oro, a treasure trove showcasing Colombia's pre-Columbian past, displaying the largest collection of gold artifacts in the world! A few blocks away is the beautiful Plaza de Bolivar. Let the influence of this remarkably preserved square sink in before heading to attractions like the Catedral Primada de Colombia. Don't leave without trying 'tamales,' a local savory delicacy. As night falls, wind down with some mellow live music at a local tavern. And can you guess what? You're only getting started!
Day 2 - Modern Bogota and Green Spaces
Day two revolves around discovering Bogotá's modern side. Visit the chic Chico neighborhood. Explore the El Retiro shopping center if you're into fashion or get some contemporary art filling at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MAMBO). From there, head north to the Salt Cathedral located in the town of Zipaquirá. It’s not only a marvel of architecture but also a place of deep spiritual significance. On your way back, stop for a breath of fresh air at the green, serene, and astonishingly beautiful Parque de la 93. This could all seem like a movie. One minute you’re amidst stylish urbanity, the next – divine tranquility!
Day 3 - Bogotá's Panoramic Peaks and Vibrant Nightlife
This cool day begins with a journey up the Monserrate Hill by cable car or funicular. The summit gifts you with a panoramic view of Bogotá laid out in all its glory, truly a sight for sore eyes! After this literal height, it's time for a culinary one. Lunch at a local joint to savour Arepa, a famous Colombian dish that is as versatile as it is delicious! Post-lunch, visit the colorful Usaquén Flea Market for interesting trinkets and memories to take home. As the sun sets, why not explore Bogotá's vibrant nightlife? Hit one of the salsa clubs in Zona Rosa. Even if you have two left feet, don’t worry. Like a newborn baby finding its first steps, you'll soon be swaying to the rhythm. Remember, Bogotá does not say 'Goodbye', it says 'See you soon'!
FAQs about this
3 day itinerary in
Bogotá is a city you can visit all year round. However, the period from December to March, and July and August usually experiences the least rain.
The official currency of Colombia is the Colombian Peso (COP). Credit cards are generally accepted in many places, but it’s advisable to carry some cash for smaller establishments or street vendors.
Like any large city, use common sense and personal safety measures. Public areas and tourist spots are generally safe, but it's advisable to avoid less populated areas or wandering alone at night.
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