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  • Bogota is typically the starting point of all Colombia vacations
  • Cathedral of Bogota
  • Bogota is always a popular destination while on your Colombia tour

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 anda good starting point for Colombia tours.

Prior to 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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