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Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience)

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Make the most of your Bogotá layover on this sightseeing tour of the city, modified to fit your flight schedule and accompanied by private guide. Have a chance to experience some of the Colombian capital’s top sights, including the historic La Candelaria neighborhood, the Botero Museum, Monserrate Sanctuary, a Colombian shopping mall or lunch at an authentic local restaurant. You choose the places to visit based on your interests and connecting flight times. Your tour also includes round-trip transportation to and from the airport, plus all entrance fees.
  • Private city sightseeing tour of Bogotá from El Dorado International Airport
  • See top Colombian landmarks while in between destinations
  • Head to the Botero Museum or go shopping at the mall (if option selected)
  • Round-trip airport transfer included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour is a great way to sneak a bit of sightseeing into your layover. It's flexible to your schedule, and if your luggage isn't checked all the way through to your next destination, your guide helps you check it at the airport.
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Airport pick-up and drop-off
Knowledgeable guide in the language of your preference
Entry tickets to attractions defined with the tour operator
Depending on the customization, interest points may vary.
Optional tips and gratuities
Food and drinks
Personal expenses
Eldorado , Bogota, Colombia

The star point is OMA Coffee shop at the first floor of the Airport.

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4-Hour Bogota Layover
1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
6-Hour Bogota Layover
1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Get a quick taste of the culture, history, and key landmarks of Bogotá during your next layover on this easily customizable sightseeing tour from the airport. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out this fascinating city while in transit to other destinations.

Your tour might look something like this: Start with pickup by your guide at El Dorado International, proceeding on to the charming neighborhood of La Candelaria. This atmospheric area features a unique mixture of Spanish Colonial and baroque architectural styles, allowing the perfect opportunity for wandering among its many shops, houses and churches. 

From there, head with your guide to Bogotá’s Plaza de Bolívar, home to many of the city’s most important landmarks, including the Colombia’s Presidential Palace (the Casa de Nariño) along with the Prime Cathedral, National Capitol, Casa 20 de Julio and the Liebano Palace, which is the office for the city mayor.

Your day then continues with lunch at an authentic Colombian restaurant and a visit to the mountaintop sanctuary of Monserrate. If there’s additional time, check out the Botero Museum, home to the works of Colombia’s most famous artist, Francisco Botero, as well as several pieces by Monet and Picasso. Depending on the option selected, your guide brings you to a local mall for a chance to do some souvenir hunting. If you choose the full-day option you have the opportunity to visit also the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral before returning you to the airport.

Finish your journey with a return trip to El Dorado airport to catch your connecting flight.
Stop At:  
Mount Monserrate
Even if you are just visiting Bogotá for a few hours, you can make the most of your stay with our tour. This experience is designed for everyone who has a layover in Bogotá and doesn’t want to miss the chance of discovering the Andean capital. After picking you up at the airport, you’ll head to Monserrate Sanctuary, located within the imposing eastern hills of the city at an altitude of 3150MASL. Ascending to the top of the mountain by cable car, you’ll reach the most notorious pilgrimage point of the city with an incredible view of the capital. This is a great spot to make a historical and spatial contextualization of the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Barrio La Candelaria
Following this experience, you’ll head down to wander through the picturesque cobblestone streets of La Candelaria.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
This includes a visit to the famous Botero Museum, which holds the works of this eccentric artist who has become the icon of Colombian contemporary art. Afterward, you’ll stop at Chorro de Quevedo to appreciate the diverse contrasts that the historical center offers and learn more about Bogotá's history.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Plaza de Bolivar de Bogota
After the walking tour in La Candelaria, you will reach Plaza de Bolívar; The main square of the city. It is surrounded by administrative and governmental buildings that have been icons of several historical processes that you will know through your guide. Depending on your time schedule, you’ll have the opportunity to shop around at the local handicraft market and buy a unique souvenir to remember your stay. At the end of the tour, you’ll be taken back to the airport in time for your flight.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The driver won't wait more than 2 hours at the airport after the airplane has landed
  • The activities depends on the time customers have before their flight
  • This experience can be enjoyed starting between 5:00 AM and 4:00 PM (latest starting time)
  • For the 6-hour option: We suggest choosing up to 4 sights to visit or activities to do in your 6 hour time, bearing in mind the time of day you wish to take the tour. Please email us your suggestions ahead of time to define your itinerary.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • For the 4-hour option: We suggest choosing up to 3 sights to visit or activities to do in your 4 hour time, bearing in mind the time of day you wish to take the tour. Please email us your suggestions ahead of time to define your itinerary.
  • If we don't receive your suggestions ahead of time, we will design the best sights for you to visit depending on your group size, interests, day of week, and time of day.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and The Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays; we can change it for another museum depending on your group's interests.
  • Monserrate is very busy on Sundays and during religious festivities, so it may take more than usual (1 hour) to visit.
  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you write to confirm your reservation.
  • The tour order may be modified due to weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Impulse Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience)?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience).
What is the policy on sanitization during Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience).
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience)?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Bogota In Transit Tour (4-6-hour layover experience).

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Awesome day trip
, Jun 2022
Wonder, colorful, and safe city that has very interesting history. Our guide was excellent. I would do it again if I could.
Totally Amazing Layover Tour of Bogota
, May 2022
Raul was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and flexible in choices for our 6 hours together. Thoroughly enjoyable and well worthwhile. Returned us to airport on time in spite of the traffic!
A quick introduction to Colombia ,Yes!
, Apr 2022
We had a long layover in Bogata and booked this day tour before we left the US. It was a perfect experience. We were warmly greeted by Raul and a driver. The introduction to Colombia, including history, unsettled government, culture and local sites could not have been more completed. Our driver was excellent, the sites we visited were fascinating and we even had a moment for coffee. The sky cleared and our trip to Masserate was spectacular. We returned to the airport in plenty of time for our flight. It was a perfect day tour
Layover in Bogota
, Apr 2022
Just driving around various neighborhoods in Bogota - I toured on Good Friday and unfortunately, most museums and other sites were either closed or too crowded!
Bogota in Transit
, Feb 2020
excellent Guide and tour. Plane was late but Guide was waiting almost 2 hours. Tour was excellent but had to cut the tour short to get back to the airport to connect with my flight
a stop in Bogata, between flights
, Feb 2020
Flight was delayed almost 2 hours and thankfully, the Guide was at his appointed pick up point. He was excellent. Thank you,
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi There! Thanks for sharing your comments regarding your layover experience in Bogotá. I'm glad to know that you could be able to take advantage of time and saw the main sights in Bogotá. Hope you come back and stay in Colombia to discover more about our country. Kind regards, Valeria
Monserrate visit on 6 hour layover
, Feb 2020
Maria was a great tour leader. She was very attentive and friendly! The only complaint is that the directions to the meeting place was confusing. Not speaking the language well, took an hour to find the meeting place because there are more than 1 OMA coffee shops.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Karen, Thanks for taking your time to share your comments and feedback regarding your Layover tour. I'm glad that your tour guide María Fernanda had been helpful. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding, but we always clarify that OMA coffee shop is located in the first floor of the Airport. Is pretty easy to find since is very close to the international arrivals gates. Hope to be your host in your next time in Colombia. Kind regards, Valeria
Tour was satisfactory
, Sep 2019
The guide did his best, but the time was limited due to airline delay into Bogota. Overall the tour was average considering the circumstances.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi Darcy, Thanks for taking your time to write your comments regarding your experience in Bogotá. I'm sorry that your flight was delay and you couldn't be able to see everyhting due to the time. Unfortunately, this is something that is not under our control, but we always do an effort to give the best service and experiences even when time is limited. Hope you came back to discover more about Colombia! Kind regards, Valeria
Good tour and a great tour guide!
Stephanie M
, Jan 2019
City of Bogota is really rich in culture and have very nice people. Our tour guide is Jorge and he is very personable and knowledgeable about the city. We definitely recommend this tour.
Harvey H
, Mar 2018
OUTSTANDING GUIDE, FELIPE, and DRIVER, ANDRES! Very safe, personalized, entertaining and informative! Right on time. XLNT restaurant for lunch: very funky decor, clean, and with outstanding foods, happy staff interactions with us, and good Inca style live music. The Salt Cathedral is amazing, and definitely packed with the religious fervor of the artists. Be ready for horrendous traffic nearly everywhere, and expect less time at tourist sites as the result. Want to return to Columbia, as a consequence of the Viator experience! PROFESSIONAL IN ALL REGARDS, from scheduling through completion. 5 Stars! PS: we are very experienced world travelers.
The tour guide was excellent. He...
, Dec 2017
The tour guide was excellent. He picked us up from the airport and took us to various sites. We visited a local market and tried local seasonal fruit. Then he took us up the cable car to Monserrate Santuary. Afterwards he took us to the Gold Museum and to try fresh brew Colombia coffee. Then we walked around Bolivar Square. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He was very professional and got us back to the airport in time to catch our flight home. I would recommend this tour for a quick layover tour.
We were met on time at the airport...
Barclay H
, Oct 2017
We were met on time at the airport by our guide and toured the city in newer vehicles. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his city. We really got a good flavor of Bogota and are inspired to return there for an extended stay sometime. The only downer was that, being a Canadian citizen, we had to pay a stiff entry tax even for the short few hours we were visiting.
This private sightseeing tour was an...
Elizabeth W
, Sep 2017
This private sightseeing tour was an exceptional way to learn about Bogota. My past experiences have been as an independent traveler, but I wanted to see the city in a compressed time period, and not worry about making my flight. The guide and driver were kind and relatable, the food and drink experiences were unique and lovely, the cultural stops were engaging. I liked how the tour could be customized based on the travelers' activity levels. I really wanted to get some walking in so I could sleep on my overnight flight and it was easy to do. To me, taking such a tour seemed a little bougie, but it really allowed me to access places and experiences that I wouldn't have found easily on my own. Colombia surprised me pleasantly and I can't wait to return!
Luis was super professional and...
, Sep 2017
Luis was super professional and knowledgeable on the tour. He was made us feel so comfortable and intrigued with the history of Colombia/Bogota! There is so much to know about this beautiful city and country. The only thing to watch out for is depending on your connection time, I would save at least 2 hours to account for travel and clear long security/immigration lines to avoid stress, i.e. if you have a 6 hour layover, do a 4-hour layover tour, we had 7 hour lay-over and booked a 6-hour tour, we were glad that Luis was able to cram in so much when we told him that we need to shorten our trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Overall a good walking and guided...
Rakesh H
, Sep 2017
Overall a good walking and guided tour. the guide was a bit over the top, in terms of catering to us. The cable car ride up to monastery was supposedly very busy and the guide did not take us there. reason given was that with a 2 hour queue, it would be practically impossible to come back and see other things. The monastery was the primary purpose of our layover, so we were disappointed. Instead he steered us to an emerald museum and to the shop for a guided demonstration of emerald cutting. obviously, he knew the folks there and made us sit and listen for 15 mins to this. the rest of the walkabout through the city was nice. he took us to good shops for artifacts. Also saw fantastic museums. Overall, we covered the 6 hour trip with other things. and got a good overview of the city. Bogota is an amazing city and worth more than a layover visit. Will be visiting the city, but taking time and sightseeing on my own over several days, not on a layover. for an introductory tour, this was a good start.
This was an incredible tour. Our...
John L
, Jun 2017
This was an incredible tour. Our guide,Luis was very informative, and was able to fit in most all major attractions within the time allocated. One of the best private tours we have taken.
Fabian was an amazing tour guide! He...
, May 2017
Fabian was an amazing tour guide! He made it seem like we were just touring the city with a friend. He's also very knowledgeable about Bogota. We learned so much from him. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour. Everything went according to plan and got so much out of it! Thanks Fabian!
I had a 10-hour lay-over flight in...
Susan S
, May 2017
I had a 10-hour lay-over flight in Bogota and wanted to get a quick taste of the city. This tour was perfect! My guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He she showed me the highlights of the city, which included a behind the scenes tour explaining how Colombian coffee is manufactured. I also had a traditional Colombian lunch which was excellent. At the end I had a few hours to visit places that I was interested in seeing, including the Museo de Oro. Highly recommend this tour! Sean
We only had a morning to see the...
Julie P
, Mar 2017
We only had a morning to see the city with a flight at 2 pm so we arranged this private site seeing tour with the guides picking us up at the hotel and dropping us at the airport in time for our flight. This worked so well. We were able to modify the day to get in what we could that interested us the most. Our guide took us to such interesting places. I would strongly suggest this tour to anyone who really wants to get a feel for Bogota on a layover or with a short time. We had been to a wedding the night before so were really tired and the guide took us to a very interesting place for coffee that really helped.
I rated this low because i only...
Yuan L
, Jan 2017
I rated this low because i only received an email on Dec. 30 2016 telling me the museums would be closed on Jan. 1, 2017. I would like to cancel the tour but realized that there would be no refund 2 days before the tour. Danny, the guide, picked me up and dropped me off at the airport, then we walked around the city center. He bought me a breakfast, later we went to Salt Cathedral instead of the coffee tour. I don't feel it is worth the money i paid USD157!

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