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Bogota Botanical Garden is the biggest botanical garden in the country. It also called The Jose Celestino Mutis botanical garden. The botanical garden is located in Bogota with many collections of plants from every Colombian altitude, climate, and region. You can experience both recreation and research center in your tour to Bogota. The museum was founded in 1995 by a botanist and astronomer Jose Calestino Mutis. The garden is a member of BGCI which stands for Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The garden is owned by that famous nationwide BGCI.
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Bogota has an amazing view to be enjoyed. The view becomes the top attraction for tourist. You can visit Colpatria tower. It is a skyscraper tower that offers you an amazing 360 degrees panorama of the metropolis. Here, you can not only enjoy the spectacular view of the city, but also the surrounding mountains. You can take the cable car up to Cerro de Monseratte, which sits at 3.152m (10.340 feet). It is better to arrive just before sunset to enjoy the evening sky as night takes over. That would be your perfect tour in Bogota. While you are here, it is worth to stop at Casa Santa Clara restaurant. It specialized in Colombian food and drink. You can taste the original Colombian food and drink. It will lead you to a one stop tour experience in Bogota.
Plaza de Mercado Paloquemado is Bogota's largest market which provides an authentic Colombian culinary experience. The market is the meeting point for all Colombian produce of food and drinks. It is a definite must for everyone who are interested in culinary. Visiting the Plaza de Mercado Paloquemado, you should bring along small notes and coin to take note of what you want to buy. It is not enough for you to spend just a couple of hours trying fresh tropical fruit. The experience can only be found in Plaza de Mercado Paloquemado. Snacking on street food and inhaling the fragrances of thousands of different flower really free your soul and refresh your mind. That would be a must do activity in Bogota.
La Candelaria, Bogota's Historical Center is located in La Candelaria. It is a famous Gold museum. It has large collections of pre- Hispanis artifacts, gold and metal work are displayed here. The exhibits are expertly curated to take you on an informative tour through Colombia's ancient cultures. Here, you will admire the colonial architecture of Plaza de Bolivar which is surrounded by the palace of Justice and the Cathedral of Bogota. It is also worth to stop off at the oldest café of the city, La Falsa Puerta. You can have hot chocolate and cheese with you to enjoy your perfect tour in Bogota. It is nice to try the local ritual. Throw the cheese into your hot chocolate and scoop u the resulting melted goodness with a spoon. That would be surprisingly delicious.
How to Get Tickets?
To get the tickets you can directly purchase from the ticket booth available around Bogota National Garden building. You can also get the ticket online, and get some discounts. It becomes an easier way to get ticket, because you don't need to make a line to get the ticket. It will save your time.
How To Get Around?
The best way of getting around the Bogota National Museum is by taking a walk, so will never miss every spot of the garden. Stop for a while to admire the collections of the garden. Don't forget to collects some photos when you are walking around.
What Should I Wear?
There is no any dress code when you have tour in Bogota. You can have your daily stuff with you. T-shirt, long pants, dress, and skirt are the most comfortable stuff to wear. Don't forget to have comfortable shoes with you. It is good to have hat and sunglasses in order to protect you from the hot weather.
Best Time to Visit
The best to visit Colombia National Garden is between December to March when the sunny days are in surplus and the tourist attractions are begging to be visited. The good time to visit Colombia is between Marchs to September when the weather is pleasant. These months are a good month to visit Colombia since the tourist number are more controllable and making it easier to get accommodation without booking months in advance.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need any guide. We will make sure that all information you need is available on the site.
How To Get There?
If you are from other cities, after arriving at the airport then you should go to the taxi office and state your destination. They will work then state you the correct tariff. Present it to the taxi driver to ensure you are not overcharged. It takes about 18.000CLP from the airport to Bogota National Garden. Make sure you are taking a registered taxi to avoid more expensive price. Bogota has a transmilenio bus system which is superb and a very quick safe and cheap mode of public transportation which covers the city. There are also a colectivo mini buses which are all over the city.