Walking Tour oldtown La Candelaria 3pm

Bogotá, Colombia

Experience hosted by Juan

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We will walk around Candelaria district, the oldest and most important neighborhood in Bogotá. We will talk about history, geography, currrent social and political situation in Colombia. We get involved with our culture by drinking chicha! The most traditional fermented drink in the city, part of our indigeneous heritage. Also we will try some local snacks made with corn and in the end of the tour we will play the gunpowder game, better known as Tejo, a funny drinking game played in the prehispanic times.

This tour gives you an entire idea about the Colombia's capital context. You will never get bored due we talk about different topics, interact with locals, visit the most important spots in the city and get the max of the artistic and historical value of all the streets and alleys we walk trough.

Join us in the oldest walking tour in the city!
We will walk around Candelaria district, the oldest and most important neighborhood in Bogotá. We will talk about history, geography, currrent social and political situation in Colombia. We get involved with our culture by drinking chicha! The most traditional fermented drink in the city, part of our indigeneous heritage. Also we will try some local snacks made with corn and in the end of the tour we will play the gunpowder game, better known as…

What's included

  • Food
    Arepas
  • Drinks
    Chicha

Meet your host, Juan

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Im Juan a genuine traveler and host of different experiences in my city. Im an urban planner and a tour guide who loves to show the best of my culture and city. With a bunch of friends we run this walking experience around Bogotas oldtown, a place full of history and culture. For more than 4 years my friends Paula, Jose Luis, and Cristian have been working in la Candelaria, walking through its alleys, square, museums and markets. Each one of us is specialized in different topic that make this experience richer. As a host, i enjoy to get in touch with people from all around the world.
Im Juan a genuine traveler and host of different experiences in my city. Im an urban planner and a tour guide who loves to show the best of my culture and city. With a bunch of friends we run this walking experience around Bogotas oldtown, a place full of history and culture. For more than 4 years my friends Paula, Jose Luis, and Cristian have been working in la Candelaria, walking through its alleys, square, museums and markets. Each one of us is specialized in different topic that make this ex…
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Tue, 3 Aug
£14 per person
15:00 - 17:30
Join 2 other guests
£14 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
£14 per person
15:00 - 17:30
£14 per person
Thu, 5 Aug
£14 per person
15:00 - 17:30
£14 per person

Where you'll be

More than walking is to live a real experience, thas why we will drink Chicha in a traditional restaurant, at the oldest square in the city. Also we are going to travel the Arepa from Bogotá in an small family bussines. Finally we will play tejo in a craft breewery and coffe shop exclusive for us!

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 117 reviews.

Jarvell
July 2021
Our guide was Cristian. Very informative. Would recommend to learn more about the cultural history of the city. Learned a lot about the current sociopolitical issues and contemporary news in Bogota. Has an extensive knowledge base in what to do in Bogota as well. Friendly and down to earth. Open to all questions and comments Very well done. Can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat their local community. Amazing.
Our guide was Cristian. Very informative. Would recommend to learn more about the cultural history of the city. Learned a lot about the current sociopolitical issues and contempora…
Pedro
July 2021
La guia era una Bogotana enamorada de su ciudad, que nos ofreció información de todo tipo, cultural e histórica de la zona. Nos llevo a lugares y locales muy interesantes y siempre con la mejor actitud, amable, amistosa y pendiente de nuestros intereses.
La guia era una Bogotana enamorada de su ciudad, que nos ofreció información de todo tipo, cultural e histórica de la zona. Nos llevo a lugares y locales muy interesantes y siempr…
Alexis
June 2021
Do this tour! I was worried Juan would take a lackadaisical approach to the tour, since I was the only person booked for today. That was not the case. I won’t spoil too much in this review, but he showed me parts of the city I wouldn’t have thought to venture to and had many stories/legends to share. He even spoke about the current political situation and how it ties into Colombia’s history. We actually saw one woman protesting near the Congress building, and he explained to me why some citizens are upset with the government. I asked many questions, and he never seemed annoyed. His English is really good, and you can tell he knows some things about the current politics of the US/Europe and how certain policies have affected South America. You can tell he loves his city, and it comes out in his storytelling. Oh, and one word: CHICHA! When he offers to take you to try it, don’t skip out on it. It’s something I’m envious of not having it in the States. Happy travels!
Do this tour! I was worried Juan would take a lackadaisical approach to the tour, since I was the only person booked for today. That was not the case. I won’t spoil too much in thi…
Kathleen
April 2021
It was amazing our tour guide knew sooooo much about the city of Bogotá!! He was super friendly and made us feel extremely comfortable. I would 110% recommend this. You will not be disappointed!! Hands down one of the bestttttt things to do!!
It was amazing our tour guide knew sooooo much about the city of Bogotá!! He was super friendly and made us feel extremely comfortable. I would 110% recommend this. You will not be…
Jeffrey
March 2021
Juan was a great host. He have a lot of knowledge of the city in all aspects and he provide details I wouldn't get from other host. He was very detailed and took me to awesome artsy places I wouldn't go in or know they exist without him. I will recommend Juan as guide to all my friends.
Juan was a great host. He have a lot of knowledge of the city in all aspects and he provide details I wouldn't get from other host. He was very detailed and took me to awesome arts…
José
February 2021
Muy feliz de haber encontrado y hecho este tour. Mi guía fue Nick, y fue una persona súper agradable, apasionada de su ciudad, y que sabe muchos datos interesantes que los libros de historias nunca cuentan. Gracias a Nick, pude aprender de la increíble historia de Bogota. Como un amante de la arquitectura, pude también a fondo descubrir la arquitectura de la ciudad y experimentar cosas que incluso los locales no saben cómo los dos cafés a los que fuimos. Lo mejor de todo es que siempre me sentí seguro y relajado mientras tomaba fotos. 100% recommended! Thanks a lot guys!
Muy feliz de haber encontrado y hecho este tour. Mi guía fue Nick, y fue una persona súper agradable, apasionada de su ciudad, y que sabe muchos datos interesantes que los libros d…

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  • Wed, 4 Aug
    15:00 - 17:30
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    15:00 - 17:30
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  • Fri, 6 Aug
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  • Sat, 7 Aug
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  • Sun, 8 Aug
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  • Mon, 9 Aug
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Umbrella just in case