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  • Bogota is typically the starting point of all Colombia vacations
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  • Bogota is always a popular destination while on your Colombia tour
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The largest city in Colombia and one of the largest in South America, Bogotá is situated high in the Andes. A sophisticated city, Bogotá is the political, financial and service centre of the country and a good starting point for Colombia tours.

Prior to the Spanish conquest, Bogotá was home to the Muisca, one of the most advanced pre-Colombian Indian groups. The town was officially founded in August 1538 when an expedition led by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada arrived. While initially a small settlement of just twelve huts and a chapel, Bogotá grew to hold a great deal of political clout eventually being named the capital of Gran Colombia in the 19th century. 

The 20th century posed difficult challenges for the city including the El Bogotazo uprising as well as a guerilla movement in the 1980s. However, Bogotá was able to repair itself and recent decades have witnessed continued expansion allowing the area to grow into a cosmopolitan city.

A cultural hub Bogotá hosts over eighty museums, more than sixty art galleries, forty-five theatres and thirty-three libraries that have helped the city earn the nickname “the Athens of South America”. The northern part of the city is more modern, yet many tourists on a Colombia vacation package choose to explore the historic La Candelaria which hosts museums, churches, cafes and more. Located in the heart of the country, Bogotá provides an excellent base to explore the rest of this unique country.


Colombia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Colombia vacations.

Learn about the history and culture of Colombia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Colombia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Colombia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Colombia tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Colombia tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours? These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.


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Bogota, Colombia

  • Mountains, Jungles & Bays: Bogota, Tayrona & Cartagena

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the magical contrasts within Colombia on this 9-day Columbia vacation. Immerse yourself in the expansive mountain ranges, windswept coastal jungles, and gorgeous colonial cities from the bustling capital Bogoda to Santa Marta and Cartagena along Columbia's northern shores. Explore each region in-depth with the help of local private guides, taking you across Columbia's most incredible landscapes.
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,548
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences
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  • Essential Colombia: Bogota & Cartagena

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Embark on this 8-day Colombian vacation, combining the lively spirit of Bogota with the Caribbean beauty of UNESCO-listed Cartagena. Explore historic sites like Plaza Bolivar and the Botero Museum, savour local craft beers, and engage in the traditional game of Tejo. Discover Cartagena's rich history, explore San Felipe da Barajas fortress and embrace the lively local lifestyle.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,176
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Colombia Complete: Bogota, Medellin & Cartagena

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: You’re invited to discover the wonders of vibrant Colombia on this immersive adventure that captures the quintessential highlights of the country’s most prominent cities.
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,537
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cities of South America

    FIRST-CLASS: TAILOR-MADE: The ultimate South America tour for culture vultures, this itinerary focuses on the continent’s most exciting cities, from pulsing Rio, to rapidly emerging Bogota, via Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu.
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,223
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Bogota Stopover

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Nestled high in the Andes, Bogota is a city of contrasts with high-rise buildings standing next to colonial churches. With it's rich cultural history that is reflected in its museums, art galleries and surrounding regions, it is an excellent place to spend a few nights during a wide exploration of South America.
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 849
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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