Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning before jumping in to explore vibrant and diverse Bogotá. This bustling metropolis is Colombia’s capital hosting a cool mix of old, new, trendy and traditional, stately and charming. It’s home to a dazzling array of museums, churches, colonial mansions and stately buildings that are a balance between its historical past & movement in to the future.
First up this morning we take a biking tour of the old town, La Candelaria, along with a visit to Boterto and the gold museum. La Candelaria is Botega’s heart and soul, from its humble beginnings this is the oldest part of the city and the Plaza Bolivar or Main Square is the highlight of this part of town. Surrounding the square are several important Colonial and Republican style buildings including the Palace of Justice and Colombian Congress, embracing the square with history and tales of the old. The Plaza is also home to the Mayor’s office and the Primary Cathedral of Bogota.
Later on you’ll wander the backstreets of La Candelaria on your bike exploring this historical hub while your guide explains the intricacies of Colombia’s culture and daily life.