Your adventure in Colombia has just started. A private driver will be waiting at the airport to take you to your accommodations, about 40 minutes away. The rest of the day is yours to get settled, explore the neighborhood, drink some Colombian coffee, and start getting familiarized with the culture.
Welcome dinner at Mini Mal: Mini Mal, an eclectic restaurant in Bogota’s Chapinero Alto district, is bringing iconic dishes and culinary traditions from the Pacific to your plate, financially supporting community projects up and down the Chocó coast in the process. Expect seafood cuisine bathed in coconut milk and green curry, crumbling coconut cakes, and the Pacific’s most representative dish, jungle-plucked piangua, to be on the menu.
Included activities: Private transportation from the airport, welcome dinner.
Breaking Borders: Leaving their life of crime behind, the locals leading this tour of Barrio Egipto are tapping into tourism to open doors and tell their story. With every step, down streets dripping in meaningful murals and crowded with modest homes, learn the story of transformation, community, and hope redefining a previously gang-ridden corner of Colombia’s capital city.
Colombian dishes cooking class: After your morning food tour, you might crave some other Colombian delicacies. If that's the case, get ready to don the apron and go to a local kitchen for a fun cooking class. You will learn from your expert cook how to prepare the dish of your selection and a dessert to end the night properly.
Coffee Masters tour: Call yourself a coffee master after this immersive tour that includes a peek inside a local roastery, a barista-led specialty coffee tasting, and a visit to the local market for a classic tinto amidst the buzz of everyday life in Bogota. By the tour’s end, you’ll have a full circle understanding of not only the coffee production process but the deep-rooted coffee culture of Colombia.
Option 1- 3-star hotel: Casa Lelyte
Situated in the lively downtown of Bogota and within walking distance of attractions like Zone G, the financial district, Zona Rosa, and the up-and-coming Chapinero Alto, Casa Lelyte is brimming with creature comforts. Every room of this boutique hotel features thoughtful touches like a seating area, personal computer, DVD player, and tasteful art and cultural references that bring that oh-so-important sense of place to your stay. Casa Lelyte is owned by a local female chef who has also established an innovative concept in the hotel’s restaurant, by creating plant-based plates that will send your palate on a gastronomic journey through unexplored flavors and hearty vegetarian food with ingredients sourced from local farms. The owner also supports local art and hosts live music events and pop-shows where people can get to know the artists, that way everyone can get in touch with local culture in an experiential way.
Option 2- 4-star hotel: The Click Clack
In the lively neighborhood of El Chicó, Click Clack offers an eclectic and high-tech stay, steps from Parque de la 93 and the clubs and restaurants of Zona T. While the sleek and spacious rooms spanning eleven floors are captivating in features and design, there’s plenty to pull you away from your floor-to-ceiling window views, including a rooftop bar, cozy restaurant, and lavish breakfast buffet.
Option 3- 5-star hotel: Casa Legado
Feel right at home at Casa Legado, a 50’s style boutique hotel in Bogota’s trendy Quinta Camacho neighborhood. Every room and detail comes with a story inspired by the family home of the owners themselves, meaning the comfort and coziness of home is simply part of the guest experience.